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- Families can talk about Blackfish's violence. Could this story have been told as effectively without the blood, attacks, and injuries shown?
- Does this movie make a good argument for closing sea parks for good? What could be an argument for keeping them open?
- How does Blackfish compare with The Cove, a movie about the mistreatment of dolphins? What makes humans do these sorts of things?
- In theaters: July 19, 2013
- On DVD or streaming: November 12, 2013
- Cast: Jeffrey Ventre, John Hargrove, Samantha Berg
- Director: Gabriela Cowperthwaite
- Studio: Magnolia Pictures
- Genre: Documentary
- Run time: 83 minutes
- MPAA rating: PG-13
- MPAA explanation: mature thematic elements including disturbing and violent images
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