Namu: My Best Friend
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Namu: My Best Friend
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.… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"1960s whale adventure has some peril, but teaches tolerance."
‑ Tracy Moore, Common Sense Media
"...ideal family entertainment."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"I found it to be a whale of a film, a superior children's film that adults might also enjoy."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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