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Orca

Mandelbrot

What happens when the classics turn Canadian? Well, Moby Dick turns into a killer whale with a grudge, Captain Ahab changes from Gregory Peck with his steely grimace into Richard Harris with his painful shriek, Ishmael turns into a woman played by Charlotte Rampling, and Queequeg turns into an Inuk played by Will Sampson. The Pequod is a small cabin cruiser owned by Ahab, who seeks revenge on the whale after it manages to destroy most of the buildings (which are on dry land) in a Newfoundland fishing village. The crisis unfolds in the Arctic Ocean where Queequeg meets his end on a iceberg, Ahab meets his flippery adversary face to face, and Ishmael alone lives to tell the tale. You have to be completely drunk to watch this (Orca is the title; it's in the video store) all the way through.

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