Blackfish Movie

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

Who's Involved:

Gabriela Cowperthwaite, Manuel Oteyza

Release Date:

Friday, July 26, 2013 (Limited)

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 1 hr, 30 m

Plot: What's the story about?

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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Cast: Who stars in it?

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Crew: Who's making Blackfish

A look at the Blackfish behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Gabriela Cowperthwaite last directed Megan Leavey and The Painter.



Manuel Oteyza

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Production: What we know about Blackfish

Key Facts

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

Filming Timeline

On or about April 30, 2013, the film was in Completed status.

Blackfish Release Date: When was it released?

Blackfish was released in 2013 on Friday, July 26, 2013 (Limited release). There were 9 other movies released on the same date, including The Wolverine, The To-Do List and Breaking the Girls.

When will the movie be on Blu-ray & DVD?

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

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