Blackfish Movie



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2013 | PG-13 | Documentary | 1hr, 30m

A film about the notorious killer whale Tilikum that is responsible for the deaths of three individuals.

U.S. Release Date

Blackfish release date was Friday, July 26, 2013. This was a Limited in theaters release.

On Blu-ray & DVD

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

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Manuel Oteyza

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Directed by

Gabriela Cowperthwaite



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Rating MPAA

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

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Blackfish tells the story of Tilikum, a performing killer whale that killed several people while in captivity. Along the way, director-producer Gabriela Cowperthwaite compiles shocking footage and emotional interviews to explore the creature’s extraordinary nature, the species’ cruel treatment in captivity, the lives and losses of the trainers and the pressures brought to bear by the mulit-billion dollar sea-park industry.
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Trivia & Production Notes

  • "A mesmerizing psychological thriller" – Variety
    "Emotionally powerful " – The Hollywood Reporter
    "So frightening that it's hard to watch" – Twitch Film

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