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Orca Poster.jpg
Theatrical Release Poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpg USA
Directed by Michael Anderson
Release Date 1977
Distributor Paramount Pictures
Main Cast
Character Actor
Captain Nolan Richard Harris
Rachel Bedford Charlotte Rampling
Umilak Will Sampson
Annie Bo Derek
Novak Keenan Wynn
Ken Robert Carradine
Paul Peter Hooten

Orca (also known as Orca: The Killer Whale) is a 1977 adventure horror film directed by Michael Anderson and starring Richard Harris as Nolan, a captain of a whaling boat who catches large marine animals in high seas near Newfoundland. Nolan's hunt for an orca leads to the death of a pregnant female orca. The male orca starts revenge against Nolan, his crew and other people of the coastal village, showing high intellect. Nolan has to go to sea to find and fight his nemesis. The movie is based on Arthur Herzog's novel of the same name.

The following weapons were used in the film Orca:

Greener Light Harpoon Gun

Nolan uses a Greener Light Harpoon Gun in several scenes.

Greener Light Harpoon Gun - .38 Special blanks
Nolan aims at a great white shark in the opening scene.
Another view of the gun.
Nolan fires.
The gun after shooting.

Ithaca 37

An Ithaca 37 pump action shotgun is one of the guns on board of Nolan's boat Bumpo. Nolan uses this shotgun in the final scene, until it switches to Remington Model 760 BDL (see below) due to a continuity error.

Ithaca 37 Riot Version - 12 gauge
Ithaca 37 shotgun is seen in the cabin.
Ithaca 37 shotgun and the pump action rifle are seen in gun rack.
Nolan holds the shotgun in the final scene.
Nolan fires at the orca.

Darne "Canardière Portatif" Waterfowling Gun

An extremaly large gun is also seen in Nolan's hands. This is a Darne "Canardière Portatif" waterfowling gun in 4 bore, with rolling block breech. The gun doesn't fire on screen.
The only good image of this gun is copyrighted with a watermark, so the link is here instead of a gun image: Rolling Block Single Shot 4 Bore "Canardiere" Waterfowling Gun by Darne.

Nolan holds the gun.
Nolan watches for the orca. The large handle is seen.
The muzzle.
The general view of the gun.

Winchester Model 70

Nolan also uses a Winchester Model 70 with sniper scope in several scenes.

Pre-1964 Winchester Model 70 - .30-06
Nolan grabs the rifle when the male orca attacks Bumpo at night.
A view of the barrel and front sight.
Nolan fires at the orca.

Remington Model 760 BDL

One of the guns on board of Bumpo is a pump action rifle. It appears to be Remington Model 760 BDL that has flat-side pump unlike the rounded one on the basic model. The rifle is seen in hands of Paul (Peter Hooten) and Umilak (Will Sampson); in the final scene Nolan's Ithaca 37 shotgun switches to this rifle due to a continuity error.

Remington 760. The BDL model has different shape of the pump, similar to later Model 7600.
Paul takes the rifle.
A closeup of the barrel and pump.
Another view of the rifle.
Ithaca 37 shotgun and the pump action rifle are seen in gun rack.
Umilak holds the gun.
Nolan fires at the orca in the final scene.

Various long guns

Two more long guns are seen in the rack on board of Bumpo.

Two unidentified long guns at the left, Ithaca 37 and Remington Model 760 BDL in the rack.
The buttstocks of four guns in the rack are seen at the far right.
The barrels of two unknown guns are seen at the right. The one at the left appears to be a pump action shotgun.

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