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Free Willy (1993) Poster

(1993)

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Audio/visual unsynchronised 

(at around 1h 18 mins) When Randolph and Jesse are looking at the leaking tank for the first time, Randolph says "It's part of the tank", his lips do not move.
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In the beginning when Jesse and the other street kids find out they haven't gathered enough money to buy food, Perry says "Shoot, I'm hungry!" But his lips mouth "shit" instead of "shoot".
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Character error 

When Rae and Jesse were in sorting fish to give to Willy, Rae says that they give Willy the good fish and not the "bad fish" (fish that were cut up and had no head). However, Jesse is seen putting some "bad fish" in the good fish pile.
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Continuity 

When Jesse is with Willy he has long hair and when he is not with the whale he has visibly shorter hair.
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When Jesse first feeds Willy, he throws a headless fish into his tank. When Willy brings it back to him, it has a head.
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When Randolph asked Jesse if he had ever looked into Willy's eyes, he said, about orcas, "Those eyes discovered the stars long before man was even a whisper on this Earth", but later when telling Jesse the Haida story about Natselane, he said "Natselane was a Haida who lived long before there were orca whales".
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When Jesse is riding Willy, first he is completely wet and then suddenly his hair is dry while the rest of him is wet.
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When Willy and Jesse are pulled out of the tank, both are soaked. But as they put Willy onto the trailer, he is still wet, but Jesse is completely dry.
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When Willy is being brought out of the tank the water level is shown at 8 ft. But in the next shot you see Jessie and Rae getting Willy in the net, the water level is marked off at 11 ft.
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The park owner loses his bag of popcorn as he runs to investigate Willy banging the side of his tank.
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Crew or equipment visible 

When Randolph is using the crane to lift Willy out of the tank you can see the reflection of a man in the crane window.
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Factual errors 

Killer whales only jump over things when they know how deep the water is on the other side. The final scene (Willy's jump over the port wall) would be impossible for a real whale.
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Miscellaneous 

When Willy is jumping over the stone wall at the end of the movie, the bottom of the actual whale does not match the pattern of the CGI whale that lands the jump.
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