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Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home -- It's been two years since a brave 12-year-old boy rescued a majestic orca whale named Willy, but their reunion is marred when an oil spill threatens Willy's pod.
Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home -- US Home Video Trailer from Warner Bros.


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Writers (WGA):
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Release Date:
19 July 1995 (USA) See more »
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.
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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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 ... Milner's Assistant

M. Emmet Walsh ... Bill Wilcox

John Considine ... Commander Blake
Steve Kahan ... Captain Nilson

Neal Matarazzo ... Helmsman Kelly

Al Sapienza ... Engineer

Wally Dalton ... Engineer
Clifford Fetters ... Engineer (as Cliff Fetters)

Julie Inouye ... Reporter

Basil Wallace ... Reporter
Janet Wu ... Reporter

Doug Ballard ... Veterinarian

June Christopher ... Veterinarian

Marguerite Moreau ... Julie
Christina Orchid ... Donut Shop Lady
Edward J. Rosen ... Environmental Man
Isaac T. Arnett Jr. ... Camper
Scott Stuber ... Policeman
Chanel Capra ... Teenage Girl at Ferry
Laura Gary ... Whale Spotter
John Harms ... Protester
Susan Brooks ... Protester
Jeff Brooks ... Protester

Joan Lunden ... Herself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Erin Chambers ... Julie's friend (uncredited)

Keiko ... Willy (uncredited)

Barbara Anne Klein ... Helicoptor Medic (uncredited)

Directed by
Dwight H. Little 
Writing credits
Keith Walker (characters) (as Keith A. Walker)

Karen Janszen (written by) and
Corey Blechman (written by) and
John Mattson (written by)

Produced by
Richard Donner .... executive producer
David Eichler .... Supervising Production Associate
Sherry Fadely .... associate producer
Jennie Lew Tugend .... producer
Mark Marshall .... associate producer
Douglas C. Merrifield .... associate producer
Arnon Milchan .... executive producer
Lauren Shuler Donner .... producer
Richard Solomon .... co-producer
Jim Van Wyck .... executive producer
Original Music by
Basil Poledouris 
Cinematography by
László Kovács 
Film Editing by
Robert Brown 
Dallas Puett 
Casting by
Lynda Gordon 
Judy Taylor 
Production Design by
Paul Sylbert 
Art Direction by
Gregory Bolton 
Set Decoration by
Casey Hallenbeck 
Costume Design by
Erica Edell Phillips 
Makeup Department
Whitney James .... makeup artist
Charlene Johnson .... department head hair stylist
Christine Lee .... hair stylist (as Chris Lee)
Pamela S. Westmore .... makeup department head
Production Management
Joseph P. Kane .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
K.C. Hodenfield .... first assistant director: second unit
Jayson Merrill .... assistant director
Conrad E. Palmisano .... second unit director
Lisa C. Satriano .... assistant director
John G. Scotti .... second assistant director
Jim Van Wyck .... assistant director
Art Department
Brady J. Condit .... set dresser
Sean Falkner .... key painter
Sean Falkner .... key sculptor
Sean Falkner .... sfx props
David Goldstein .... lead painter
Erik Grasteit .... assistant property master
Denise Heinrich .... art department coordinator
Michael Hendrick .... set dresser
Steven Curtis Husch .... leadman
Billy Iiams Jr. .... construction foreman
Bill Iiams .... construction coordinator
Sherman Labby .... production illustrator
David Russell .... storyboard artist
Mindy R. Toback .... set designer
Franz Wise .... carpenter
Jeff J. Davis .... construction crew chief (uncredited)
Tony Guastella .... set dresser (uncredited)
Sound Department
Kevin Bartnof .... foley artist (as Kevin Bartnoff)
Charles L. Campbell .... supervising sound editor
Marty Church .... adr mixer
Jerry Edemann .... assistant sound editor
Keith Edemann .... assistant sound editor (as Keith M. Edemann)
Louis L. Edemann .... supervising sound editor
Ronald Eng .... sound editor
Tom Fox .... utility sound
Leonard T. Geschke .... sound editor
Eric Gotthelf .... foley supervisor
Allen Hartz .... sound editor (as J. Allen Hartz)
Jim Hilton .... sound mixer
Doug Jackson .... sound editor
Robert Janiger .... production sound mixer
Gary Krivacek .... sound editor
Angie Luckey .... assistant sound editor
Martin Maryska .... supervising sound editor
Chuck Neely .... sound editor
Troy Porter .... adr mixer
John Roesch .... foley artist (as John B. Roesch)
Rod Rogers .... assistant adr editor
Catherine Rowe .... foley artist
Gregg Rudloff .... sound re-recording mixer
George W. Scott .... boom operator
Larry Singer .... supervising adr editor
Kerry Dean Williams .... sound editor
Mary Jo Lang .... foley mixer (uncredited)
Carolyn Tapp .... foley recordist (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Jon G. Belyeu .... special effects
Ty Boyce .... animatronic designer
Ty Boyce .... animatronic operator
Walt Conti .... effects supervisor: Whale
Pieter Folkens .... killer whales designer/sculptor/behavior consultant
Casey Pritchett .... special effects technician
Greg Richards .... special effects crew
Jeff Weintraub .... electronics designer
Jeff Weintraub .... hydraulics designer
Jeff Weintraub .... mechanical design
Robert Hutchins .... pyrotechnician (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Shawn Broes .... visual effects editor
Pat Conran .... visual effects artist
Sean Dever .... 3D digital artist
Joe Dubs .... digital artist
Gil Gagnon .... associate producer: Cinesite
Carole A. Kenneally .... visual effects editor
Joshua I. Kolden .... digital effects artist
Brad Kuehn .... digital effects supervisor
Kevin Lingenfelser .... digital paint supervisor: Cinesite
Kenneth Littleton .... composite supervisor
Lawrence Littleton .... composite supervisor
Kimberly Nelson LoCascio .... visual effects supervisor (as Kimberly K. Nelson)
Michael J. McAlister .... visual effects
Valerie McMahon .... digital artist
Michael S. Pryor .... digital coordinator
Pete Romano .... miniature photographer
John E. Sasaki .... digital artist
Sean Schur .... CGI supervisor
Doug Tubach .... digital compositor
James Valentine .... rotoscope supervisor
John Lafauce .... digital artist (uncredited)
Al Magliochetti .... digital effects artist (uncredited)
Michael Paris .... visual effects artist (uncredited)
Noby Arden .... stunt double
Bruce Paul Barbour .... stunt performer
Jeff Imada .... stunt coordinator
Barbara Anne Klein .... stunt driver
Conrad E. Palmisano .... stunt coordinator
Bobby Porter .... stunt double
Camera and Electrical Department
John Agalsoff Jr. .... video assist operator
Richmond L. Aguilar .... gaffer
Wayne Baker .... camera operator: miniature unit
Paul Caven .... best boy electric
Billy Craft .... lighting technician
Wes Houle .... rigging best boy
Jimmy E. Jensen .... first assistant camera: "a" camera, second unit
Frank R. Jimenez Jr. .... lamp operator
Michael A. Jones .... camera operator: 2nd unit
Gary Kangrga .... key grip
Bob E. Krattiger .... gaffer: second unit
Ron Kunecke .... night light operator
Rick Maddux .... assistant chief lighting technician: underwater unit
Michael A. McFadden .... grip
Ron Newburn .... lighting technician
Neal Norton .... camera operator: "b" camera
Neal Norton .... steadicam operator
Robert A. Preston .... dolly grip
Cynthia Pusheck .... assistant camera
Pete Romano .... underwater photographer
Kurt E. Soderling .... assistant camera
Albert Tablanza .... additional electrician
Zoran Veselic .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Michael B. Corbett .... lighting technician (uncredited)
Leonard Romie .... lighting technician (uncredited)
Casting Department
Tina Kerr .... extras casting
Amy L. Klein .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Cheri Reed .... set costumer
Amy Stofsky .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Brigitte Daloin .... assistant editor
Sean Hubbert .... first assistant editor
Bob Kaiser .... color timer
Chris Maybach .... assistant film editor
Location Management
Mike Fantasia .... location manager
Patricia Fay .... location manager
Music Department
Tom Boyd .... oboe soloist
Tim Boyle .... score mixer
David Foster .... song producer
J.J. George .... music editor
Norman Ludwin .... musician (bass)
Greig McRitchie .... orchestrator
Thomas Milano .... music editor
Ted Perlman .... music arranger
Lolita Ritmanis .... orchestrator
Thom Russo .... song co-producer
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn
Transportation Department
Ted Moser .... transportation coordinator
Jack Sander .... driver
Other crew
Chris Corrado .... production assistant
Tina Dawson .... assistant accountant
Laura Gary .... studio teacher
Lisa Greenspan .... assistant production coordinator
Daren Hicks .... production coordinator: second unit
Michael Klastorin .... unit publicist
Eric Layne .... payroll accountant
Abbie Ludwig .... staff assistant
Jonas C. Matz .... set medic
Ed Nyerick .... assistant marine coordinator
Jennifer Owensby .... assistant: Mr. Madsen
Korin A. Tarin .... accounting assistant
P.R. Tooke .... script supervisor
Michael Vieira .... production assistant
Forrest Sloan Wright .... assistant production coordinator
Bill Daly .... post-production accountant manager (uncredited)

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Rated PG for mild language and mild peril
95 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

The orca statuette in the first film is visible in Jesse's bedroom.See more »
Continuity: 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 »
Annie:So how did you get the name Elvis, Elvis?
Elvis:My mom.
Glenn:Funny, that's how I got mine.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in "Kenan & Kel: Pilot (#1.0)" (1996)See more »
Childhood (Theme from 'Free Willy 2')See more »


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10 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
just as good as Free Willy!, 3 June 2005
Author: twisterchaser3

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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