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Writers (WGA):
Keith Walker (characters)
John Mattson (written by)
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Release Date:
8 August 1997 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
A new friend. A new threat. A new adventure that will capture your heart.
Plot:
A teenage Jesse and old friend Randolph try to foil an illegal whaler threatening Willy and his pregnant mate. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
2 wins & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A Whale of a Tale!! See more (23 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Jason James Richter ... Jesse

August Schellenberg ... Randolph Johnson

Annie Corley ... Drew Halbert
Vincent Berry ... Max Wesley

Patrick Kilpatrick ... John Wesley

Tasha Simms ... Mary Wesley

Peter LaCroix ... Sanderson (as Peter Lacroix)

Stephen E. Miller ... Dineen

Ian Tracey ... Kron

Matthew Walker ... Captain Drake

Roger Cross ... 1st Mate Stevens (as Roger R. Cross)
Rick Burgess ... Smiley

Roman Danylo ... Pizza Kid
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Michael Dobson ... Coast Guard (uncredited)

Keiko ... Willy (uncredited)

Directed by
Sam Pillsbury 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Keith Walker (characters) (as Keith A. Walker)

John Mattson (written by)

Produced by
Richard Donner .... executive producer
Julie Durk .... associate producer
Jennifer Dawn Gero .... associate producer
Jennie Lew Tugend .... producer
Mark Marshall .... co-producer
Douglas C. Merrifield .... co-producer
Arnon Milchan .... executive producer
Lauren Shuler Donner .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Cliff Eidelman 
 
Cinematography by
Tobias A. Schliessler (director of photography) (as Tobias Schliessler)
 
Film Editing by
Margaret Goodspeed  (as Margie Goodspeed)
 
Casting by
Lynne Carrow 
Judy Taylor 
 
Production Design by
Brent Thomas 
 
Art Direction by
Douglasann Menchions 
 
Set Decoration by
Louise Roper 
 
Costume Design by
Maya Mani 
 
Makeup Department
Sandra Davis .... hair stylist: underwater unit
Gina Hole .... makeup artist
Lisa Leonard .... hair stylist
Julie McHaffie .... hair stylist
L. Taylor Roberts .... makeup artist (as Taylor Roberts)
Fay von Schroeder .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Warren Carr .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bob Dahlin .... first assistant director
Catherine Kretz .... third assistant director
Collin Leadlay .... assistant director: insert unit
Karen Margolese .... trainee assistant director (as Karen Margolis)
Kim H. Winther .... second assistant director (as Kim Winther)
 
Art Department
R.D. 'Luther' Fairbairn .... property master (as Luther Fairbairn)
Erich Hepnar .... greensman (as Eric Hepnar)
Helen Jarvis .... assistant art director
Philip Jean .... construction foreman
Paul Jenkinson .... lead dresser
Daphne Klebe .... art department assistant
Wendy McAllister .... illustrator
Jennifer Moore .... assistant property master
Stephen Wright .... construction coordinator
Randy Casano .... scenic carpenter (uncredited)
Matthew Clancy .... labourer (uncredited)
Matthew Clancy .... lead laborer (uncredited)
Ignacio McBurney .... on set dresser (uncredited)
Margo Kaczynska McKenzie .... paint coordinator (uncredited)
Dena Skalin .... scenic artist (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Francesca Benedetti .... assistant sound editor
Kelly Cole .... re-recording mixer
Jonas Crawley .... foley mixer
Jacqueline Cristianini .... sound supervisor
Lisa Doyle .... assistant sound editor
Real Gauvreau .... sound editor
James Genn .... assistant sound editor
Dean Giammarco .... re-recording mixer
Sophie Hotte .... sound editor
Sean Kelly .... sound editor
James Kusan .... boom operator
Sheena Macrae .... sound editor
Bill Mellow .... adr mixer
Sina Oroomchi .... adr mixer
Iain Pattison .... adr mixer
Richard Patton .... production sound mixer (as Rick Patton)
Paul A. Sharpe .... re-recording mixer (as Paul Sharpe)
Paul A. Sharpe .... sound supervisor (as Paul Sharpe)
Shane Shemko .... foley artist
Cal Shumiatcher .... additional sound editor
Steve Smith .... additional sound editor
Issac Strozberg .... sound editor (as Isaac 'The Scud' Strozberg)
Kevin Townshend .... sound editor
Cam Wagner .... foley artist
Steven Weakes .... cable person
Dario DiSanto .... foley assistant (uncredited)
Bill Hermans .... second engineer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Zach Anderson .... animatronic whale creator: Edge Innovations
Rey Aquino .... animatronic whale creator: Edge Innovations
Lance Beard .... animatronic whale creator: Edge Innovations
Ty Boyce .... animatronic whale creator: Edge Innovations
Dave Caldwell .... animatronic whale creator: Edge Innovations
Walt Conti .... whale effects supervisor
Alex Contreras .... animatronic whale creator: Edge Innovations
Manuel Contreras .... animatronic whale creator: Edge Innovations
Kim Darren .... animatronic whale creator: Edge Innovations
Stephanie Englert .... animatronic whale creator: Edge Innovations
Robert Falck .... special effects assistant (as Rob Falck)
Joss Geiduschek .... animatronic whale creator: Edge Innovations (as Joss Geidusheck)
Jose Gonzales .... animatronic whale creator: Edge Innovations
Paul Greenfield .... animatronic whale creator: Edge Innovations
Salmon Harris .... special effects assistant
Bob Hurst .... animatronic whale creator: Edge Innovations
David Knight .... animatronic whale creator: Edge Innovations
Ingrid Larson .... animatronic whale creator: Edge Innovations
Tony Lawson .... animatronic whale creator: Edge Innovations
Tony Lazarowich .... special effects coordinator
Jim Lovette .... animatronic whale creator: Edge Innovations
Gabe Mackillop .... animatronic whale creator: Edge Innovations
Alphonso Maldonado .... animatronic whale creator: Edge Innovations (as Alfonso Maldonado)
Rudy Maldonado .... animatronic whale creator: Edge Innovations
Rosana McHenry .... animatronic whale creator: Edge Innovations
Jean McNary .... animatronic whale creator: Edge Innovations
Russell Mead .... animatronic whale creator: Edge Innovations
Kim Mortensen .... special effects first assistant
Mike Pendergast .... animatronic whale creator: Edge Innovations
Robin Petravic .... animatronic whale creator: Edge Innovations
Scotty Pringle .... special effects assistant (as Scott Pringle)
John Raff .... animatronic whale creator: Edge Innovations
Rick Ray .... animatronic whale creator: Edge Innovations
Gary Reyes .... animatronic whale creator: Edge Innovations
Scott Riley .... animatronic whale creator: Edge Innovations
Corie Robert .... special effects assistant
Edward Roberts .... animatronic whale creator: Edge Innovations (as Ed Roberts)
Ray Rodriguez .... animatronic whale creator: Edge Innovations
Don Saxby .... animatronic whale creator: Edge Innovations
Sam Scroggin .... animatronic whale creator: Edge Innovations
Mark Terzich .... animatronic whale creator: Edge Innovations
Jesse Thomas .... animatronic whale creator: Edge Innovations
John Titus .... animatronic whale creator: Edge Innovations
Jeff Weintraub .... animatronic whale creator: Edge Innovations
Dorian West .... animatronic whale creator: Edge Innovations
John Williams .... animatronic whale creator: Edge Innovations
Gary Bridges .... special effects assistant (uncredited)
Pieter Folkens .... killer whales designer/sculptor (uncredited)
Barry Hebein .... special effects assistant (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Tom Brydon .... digital artist: Rainmaker Digital Pictures
Ken Hayward .... digital artist: Rainmaker Digital Pictures
James G. Hebb .... 3D artist: Rainmaker Digital Pictures (as Jim Hebb)
Stephen Pepper .... digital artist: Rainmaker Digital Pictures
Christine Petrov .... digital artist: Rainmaker Digital Pictures
Gary Walker .... digital artist: Rainmaker Digital Pictures
Lee Wilson .... visual effects supervisor: Rainmaker Digital Pictures
Bruce Woloshyn .... digital artist: Rainmaker Digital Pictures
Tom Archer .... digital compositing artist (uncredited)
Jamie Hallett .... optical cameraman (uncredited)
Keith Hamakawa .... visual effects coordinator (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Dan Bradley .... stunt coordinator
Lauro Chartrand .... stunts
George Josef .... stunts
Michael Langlois .... stunts
David Mylrea .... stunts
Scott Nicholson .... stunts
Mike Nomad .... stunt coordinator: underwater unit
Fred Perron .... stunts
Ronald Robinson .... stunts
Fiona Roeske .... stunts (as F.E. Roeske)
John Sampson .... stunts (as John D. Sampson)
Dawn Stofer-Rupp .... stunt coordinator (as Dawn Stofer)
John Wardlow .... stunt double (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Randy Alderson .... best boy electric: underwater unit
Jim Bach .... video assist operator
Wayne Baker .... first assistant camera: underwater unit
Fred Boyd .... chief lighting technician
Anne Chu .... second assistant camera: underwater unit
Richard Eagan .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Greg Fox .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Derek Grieves .... dolly grip (as Derek Grieve)
Michael Guthrie .... best boy grip: underwater unit
Shane Harvey .... still photographer
Kim Heath .... key grip: underwater unit
Pauline Heaton .... underwater photographer: whale birth footage
Tim Hogan .... key grip
Dennis Jones .... assistant chief lighting technician
Rick Maddux .... chief lighting technician: underwater unit
Stephen Maier .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Brian Pearson .... director of photography: second unit
Bob Talbot .... cinematographer: wildlife
Peter Tang .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
William Waring .... camera operator (as Will Warring)
Ken Woznow .... best boy grip
Larry Wood .... video playback operator (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Lana Carson .... casting assistant
Courtney Gross .... casting assistant: Los Angeles
Wendy O'Brien .... casting associate: Vancouver
Lynne Carrow .... casting: Canada (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Grace Keating .... key costumer (as Grace Anderson)
Linda Lee Langdon .... assistant costume designer (as Linda Langdon)
Debbie Winston .... set costumer
 
Editorial Department
Jordan Acomba .... assistant editor
Sean Hubbert .... assistant editor
Mark Lemmon .... assistant editor
David Orr .... color timer
Heather Persons .... first assistant editor
Michael Smith .... assistant editor
Bonni Devlin .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Location Management
Kirk Johns .... location manager
David Tarris .... assistant location manager (as Dave Tarris)
 
Music Department
Bruce Botnick .... music scoring mixer
Cliff Eidelman .... conductor
Darrell Hall .... music editor
Jack Hayes .... orchestrator
Patrick Russ .... orchestrator
Janet York .... music supervisor
Jacqueline Tager .... assistant music editor (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
John Franta .... transportation co-captain
Darold Hadley .... transportation co-captain
Scott Irvine .... transportation coordinator
Ron James .... transportation captain
 
Other crew
Helen Akerly .... assistant production coordinator (as Helen Ackerly)
Tanja Balic .... set assistant
Michele Barber .... assistant production accountant
Shauna Beal .... assistant: Mr. Milchan
Don Blackburn .... set assistant
Mark Carter .... set assistant
Jill Christensen .... production coordinator
Candice Dickens .... assistant production coordinator (as Candace Dickens)
Deborah Dimitroff .... set assistant
David Falicki .... medic: underwater unit
Julia Frittaion .... unit publicist
Steve Garber .... set assistant
Cy Grospe .... set assistant (as Cyrillan Grospe)
Josée Kedzierski .... office assistant (as Josee Kedzierski)
Ned W. Krumrey .... craft service: underwater unit
Morgan Lewington .... set assistant
David Richard Lewis .... set assistant
Kathy Liska .... assistant: Ms. Shuler Donner
Glen Lougheed .... set assistant
Melanie Masson .... assistant: Mr. Pillsbury
Sandra Matossi .... production accountant: Canada
Patti McReynolds .... craft service (as Patty McReynolds)
Patti McReynolds .... first aid (as Patty McReynolds)
Richard Medhurst .... craft service: underwater unit
Cathy Mickel Gibson .... production accountant
Cynthia Neber .... assistant: Mr. Donner (as Cynthia L. Neber)
Rozzana Ramos .... assistant: Mr. Milchan
Steven E. Rudy .... set assistant
David Schladweiler .... staff assistant: Los Angeles
Lauren Shatzko .... craft service
Lauren Shatzko .... first aid
Don Steele .... marine coordinator
James Svornich .... marine coordinator: USA (as Jim Svornich)
Melisa Sánchez .... script supervisor: underwater unit (as Melisa Sanchez)
Lynne Taylor .... assistant production coordinator
Matthew Vogel .... assistant: Ms. Tugend
Susan Weir .... script supervisor
Annie Wilkinson .... studio teacher
Carol Bailey .... assistant accountant (uncredited)
John Carron .... playback coordinator (uncredited)
Neil McDaniel .... marine operator (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Keith Walker .... dedicatee (as Keith A. Walker)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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MPAA:
Rated PG for thematic elements involving whale hunting, and for brief mild language
Runtime:
86 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Francis Capra, the young actor who played Elvis (Jesse's half-brother) in Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home (1995) was approached to reprise his role in this film. He declined because he felt that the character of Max was too similar to Elvis.See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): The name of the foster father changed from Glenn (Free Willy and Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home) to Ben in this sequel.See more »
Quotes:
John Wesley:[to Randolph] You're making a mistake. I suggest you ride out on the boat you came in on.See more »

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4 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
A Whale of a Tale!!, 14 March 1999
Author: jeff hayes (jhvideostudio@webtv.net) from Massachusetts, USA

FREE WILLY was one of the best "Feel-good" movies ever made! It isn't often that a movie makes you both Sad and happy at the same time and makes you want to stand up and cheer at the ending, but FREE WILLY was one of the few movies that did it. Willy and Jesse met again in FREE WILLY 2 and it was great to see them together again, but unfortunately the enterprising premise (involving an oil spill in the ocean endangering Willy and his Family) turned out to be a bit too slow-paced and in some cases too hokey (like the scene where Jesse and Willy re-unite again after the first time Jesse plays the harmonica...it could have been thought out better). Also the film spent too much time dealing with the issues of Jesse's new Step-brother, Elvis. However, the suspenseful last half-hour of the movie was great. Which brings us to Part 3 which is actually almost as good as the first film and a lot better than part 2. The storyline (involving the wrongful and illegal hunting of Whales and Jesse & Randolph's quest to stop a crew of nasty hunters) is very well written and emotionally charged like the first movie. I wish this film was marketed and advertised better because it really deserves to be seen! It is emotional and heartfelt like the magic of the first FREE WILLY and in the end you will stand up and cheer. It's cool to see what has become of Jesse and how he has grown up and it is good to know that Jesse and Randolph will always stick together to do what is right! If you passed on this because you were afraid that it was more of the same, guess again! It is another wonderful story that deserves to be enjoyed again and again! Check it out!!!

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