Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home (1995)

PG  |   |  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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kate Haley
John Milner
Paul Tuerpe ...
Milner's Assistant
Bill Wilcox
Commander Blake
Steve Kahan ...
Captain Nilson
Helmsman Kelly


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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19 July 1995 (USA)  »

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£3,143,342 (UK) (15 September 1995)

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Did You Know?


The orca statuette in the first film is visible in Jesse's bedroom. See more »


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 »


Nadine: Are you sure you can drive this thing?
Jesse: Er, define "drive".
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Referenced in Spin the Bottle (2000) See more »


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just as good as Free Willy!
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This movie is just as good as the original. It presents a more complex theme, and one that is a common problem with all marine animals. It was funny seeing Jesse impress Nadine by showing off his relationship with Willy. Plus, I think that Nadine, aka, Mary Kate, is a cutie! I want to marry her! The problem with the oil spill isn't original, but it reminds us to always keep a look out for the orcas' safety. This movie differs from the first movie in the fact that it shows willy with his family, it shows orcas in a pod, and it shows their relationship as a family. How sweet! Willy is a very sociable whale. If you want the excitement and thrilling adventure that you got in the first movie, check this one out asap. Safe for the entire family!

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