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Blackfish Synopsis

Many of us have experienced the excitement and awe of watching 8,000 pound orcas, or "killer whales," soar out of the water and fly through the air at sea parks, as if in perfect harmony with their trainers. Yet, in our contemporary lore this mighty black and white mammal is like a two-faced Janus-beloved as a majestic, friendly giant yet infamous for its capacity to kill viciously. Blackfish unravels the complexities of this dichotomy, employing the story of notorious performing whale Tilikum, who-unlike any orca in the wild-has taken the lives of several people while in captivity. So what exactly went wrong?

Rated PG-13 for mature thematic elements including disturbing and violent images

Fan Reviews

by j0ng

Great documentary. I had known about Orca attacks in captivity before watching it, but this film really drove home the point. Free Willy! Read More

Blackfish Casts

James Earl Jones

Himself (archive footage)

Kim Ashdown


Mark Simmons

Himself - Former SeaWorld Trainer, Himself

John Hargrove

Himself - Former SeaWorld Trainer, Himself

Dean Gomersall

Himself - Former SeaWorld Trainer, Himself

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