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Salty old fisherman Richard ‘lower teeth’ Harris accidentally kills the titular zebra-skinned cetacean’s mate and unborn child, causing it to go on an implausible rampage, sabotaging gas pipes to burn down the harbour and biting off Bo Derek’s leg, until Harris and marine biologist Richard Drey- sorry, Charlotte Rampling go after it, sub-Moby style. It’s gloriously silly, of course, with swathes of lovely wildlife photography on good old ’70s stock, and there’s a slightly naff, slightly nice earnest theme song by Ennio Morricone and Carol Connors, who penned the themes for Rocky, Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, and ‘Forgotten Eyes’, the theme for the Retinitis Pigmentosa Foundation. We’re warming to a, er, theme here, can you tell?

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  1. Tom Ronson

    May 23, 2022 at 11:19 pm

    It’s alright, this film. I’ve always thought so. The scene in which Orca miscarries is memorably nasty, as one would expect from a ‘Dino De Horrendous’ production.

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