Namu, My Best Friend (1966)

Genres - Adventure, Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Docudrama, Family-Oriented Adventure, Adventure Drama  |   Release Date - Aug 1, 1966 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 89 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - PG
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Based on a true story and suitable for the whole family, Namu, the Killer Whale was a film that debunked many myths about orca whales--animals that have traditionally been considered voracious, merciless killers. Set in Puget Sound on one of the San Juan islands, the tale centers on the relationship between a marine biologist and an orca who is wounded by angry fishermen and left to die in a shallow cove. The biologist helps to save the whale and while it recovers, he studies it. He soon realizes that the whale is not a single-minded killer but a sensitive and highly intelligent creature. Unfortunately, when local fishermen get wind of Namu's presence, they begin to get restless and decide that they must kill him once and for all.




marine-biology, killer-whale, friendship, rescue, intellectual, research, wound [injury], fisherman