A Whale for the Killing Poster

Release Date: 1981

Not Yet Rated|2 hr 30 min

Plot Summary
When New Yorkers Charles (Peter Strauss) and Janet Landon (Dee Wallace) are boating with their children, a storm forces them inland to a small coastal village in Newfoundland. Once there, they discover that the storm has also trapped a whale in the local bay. While most of the locals want to kill the whale and sell it to a Russian company for a large sum, Charles, an ecologist, seeks to prevent that sad ending, with the help of townsman Tom Goodenough (Richard Widmark).

Cast: Peter Strauss, Dee Wallace, Richard Widmark, Kathryn Walker, Bruce McGill, Ken James, David Ferry

Director: Richard Heffron

Genres: Drama

Keywords: Son, Tense, Rivalry, Wife, 1970s, Emotional, Rescue