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Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home (1995)

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Teenager Jesse becomes reunited with Willy two years after the whale's jump to freedom as the teenager tries to rescue the killer whale and other orcas from an oil spill.

Director:

Dwight H. Little

Writers:

Keith Walker (characters) (as Keith A. Walker), Karen Janszen | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason James Richter ... Jesse
Francis Capra ... Elvis
Mary Kate Schellhardt ... Nadine
August Schellenberg ... Randolph
Michael Madsen ... Glenn
Jayne Atkinson ... Annie
Mykelti Williamson ... Dwight
Elizabeth Peña ... Kate Haley
Jon Tenney ... John Milner
Paul Tuerpe Paul Tuerpe ... Milner's Assistant
M. Emmet Walsh ... Bill Wilcox
John Considine ... Commander Blake
Steve Kahan ... Captain Nilson
Neal Matarazzo ... Helmsman Kelly
Al Sapienza ... Engineer
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Storyline

Willy the smart and rebellious whale and Jessie the orphaned boy team up to escape Willy's captivity and horrible owner to get back to his pod. Can they succeed with the help of Annie and Glenn Jessie's foster parents, Randolph the spiritual friend of Willy and Jessie, and Rae Willy's trainer?

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The adventure is back. The fun is back. Willy's back. And this time he's brought his whole family to meet an old friend ... and take on a new challenge.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild language and mild peril | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

France | USA | Luxembourg

Release Date:

19 July 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Free Willy 2 See more »

Filming Locations:

Astoria, Oregon, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,039,608, 23 July 1995

Gross USA:

$30,077,111

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$30,077,111
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Originally the song "Childhood" was going to be used in the Peter Pan movie Hook (1991) when Michael Jackson was attached to the film before using this song for the movie after he turn the role of Peter Pan down to Robin Williams. See more »

Goofs

When Jesse, Nadine and Elvis sets out in the boat towards the end of the movie, following Willy and the other Orcas, it's daylight. When the helicopter arrives to rescue them from the burning oil, it's suddenly dark out. It wouldn't take the rescue helicopter several hours to either locate or rescue them, so it couldn't have been evening/late at night. See more »

Quotes

Jesse: Do you come with a remote?
Elvis: None that I know of.
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Alternate Versions

On the 2003 DVD, there is an error in the Warner Bros. Family Entertainment logo; when Bugs Bunny eats his carrot while posing by the WB shield, one second of it is skipped. However, the logo is fixed on digital platforms. See more »

Connections

Followed by Free Willy 3: The Rescue (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Lou's Blues
Written by Nathan Cavaleri
Produced by Michael Vail Blum
Performed by Nathan Cavaleri Band
Courtesy of MJJ Music
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Sweet enough for family time
27 November 2015 | by aji_gpsSee all my reviews

I catched this on satellite before trying to watch a video from my watchlist collection.

Because of it's charm I couldn't get my self to stop watching it. Aware and knowing that it has a sequel-B movie vibe on it.

That being said I think this movie is pretty decent for it's level. Though not being the ambitious "I want to be a big franchise" type of movie. It still has a well thought plot. And I think those are enough for a good family moment.

For size, you can see how the camera works to find the emotion of Willy the whale. Making it live enough to enjoy.


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