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Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home (1995)

 -  Adventure | Drama  -  19 July 1995 (USA)
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Jesse becomes reunited with Willy three years after the whale's jump to freedom as the teenager tries to rescue the killer whale and other orcas from an oil spill.

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Two years ago the boy Jesse helped the whale Willy to jump into freedom. Jesse enjoys the life with his adoptive parents, when his half-brother Elvis arrives because of the death of their mother. During a camping trip Jesse meets Willy again, as well as his Indian friend Randolph. A tender love develops between Jesse and Rudolph's goddaughter Nadine. Suddenly a crashed oil tanker endangers the whales, and several animal and human lives have to be saved as well when the oil catches fire. Written by Tom Pfeifer <pfeifer@fokus.gmd.de>

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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.

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

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£3,143,342 (UK) (15 September 1995)
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Lori Petty was the only original cast member who declined to reprise her role for the sequel as Rae Lindley, as she was busy filming Tank Girl (1995) instead. See more »

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Elvis: Traitor
Jesse: What?
Elvis: Girls are the enemy!
Jesse: No, you are the enemy!
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Followed by Free Willy 3: The Rescue (1997) See more »

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Forever Young
Written by Bob Dylan
Performed by The Pretenders (as Pretenders)
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Decent sequel to a very pleasant family film
15 June 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I really enjoyed the first film, it was sweet and cute, and elevated to a greater level by that wonderful killer whale Keiko who played Willy. This sequel is not as good, but it is decent. I do agree the story isn't as good or as believable this time around, the script lacks sparkle and the direction isn't as clever. But it is beautifully filmed, with lovely cinematography and scenery, and the score is really pleasant. Free Willy 2 mayn't be the most fast-paced movie ever made, but it moves briskly, and the message is admirable. What makes the movie charming though is the cast, Jason James Richter is still very likable and Francis Capra is funny and natural here. Mary Kate Schellhart and Michael Madson also do nice work, however it is the orcas that steal the show, every scene with them in is utterly riveting. Overall, inferior but nice and pleasant. 7/10 Bethany Cox


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