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Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home (1995)

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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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.


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

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$30,077,111
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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 »

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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 »

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Jesse: Who said you could touch my necklace?
Elvis: The President of the United States, he announced it on TV.
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Referenced in Spin the Bottle (2000) See more »

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Produced by Steve Lindsey
Performed by Rebbie Jackson
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By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Decent sequel to a very pleasant family film
15 June 2010 | by 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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