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Captain Nolan is an Irish Canadian who catches marine animals to pay off the mortgage on his boat and eventually return to Ireland. Nolan’s crew is currently looking for a great white shark for a local aquarium, but a young scientist named Ken is targeted by the shark. An orca intervenes and kills the shark, saving Ken’s life. This switches Nolan’s target to orca. Later while hunting with his crew, Nolan tries to capture what he believes to be a male orca, but mistakenly harpoons a pregnant female. Nolan and his crew get the orca on board, where she subsequently miscarries. The captain hoses the dead fetus overboard as her mate looks on, screaming in anguish.
Seeking release for his near-dead mate, the male orca tries to sink the ship. One of Nolan’s crew members, Novak, cuts the female off the ship, but the male leaps up and drags him into the sea. The following day, the orca pushes his now-dead mate onto the shore. Al Swain berates Nolan for his actions after finding the dead whale. Nolan denies responsibility, but Swain and the villagers eventually find out his involvement. The villagers insist that he kill the orca, as the whale’s presence is causing the fish that are vital to the village’s economy to migrate. The orca terrorizes the village by sinking fishing boats in broad daylight and then breaking pipelines, thus destroying the village’s fuel reserves.
IMDb Rating 5.8