Fishermen separate a young orca whale (Willy) from his parents and he ends up in a fish bowl at a marina. Meanwhile, a street kid runs afoul of the law and gets caught vandalising the marina, but his social worker gets him off the hook (so to speak) provided he cleans up his mess at the marina. While there, he befriends the whale and teaches him tricks, something the trainer hasn't been able to do. But when Willy is a dud in front of the audience, the marina owner plans some bad things, and the boy and his friends must try to (*** MAJOR SPOILERS ***) free Willy.Written by
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Michael Madsen and Richard Riehle worked on the animated web series on Axe Cop (2012). See more »
When Randolph is using the crane to lift Willy out of the tank you can see the reflection of a man in the crane window. See more »
Hey, Willy. You miss your family? Well, my mom's a pain. Couldn't take care of me. Couldn't even take care of herself. I haven't seen her since I was a little kid. But, you know, I still miss her. Greenwoods are okay. They're okay. You know, it's rough. I'm nervous with them. That's just the way it is. Could be a lot worse. Really. You understand?
[Willy opens his mouth in response]
I'm sure you miss your family too. And I hope you find them one day.
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There is a disclaimer at the conclusion of the first half of the credits, revealing that no whales were harassed or mistreated during the making of the movie and all scenes involving a live animal were supervised by the American Humane Association. See more »
The first Warner Bros. Family Entertainment fanfare featuring Bugs Bunny spinning the banner appears exclusively in the VHS and 1990's HBO airing. See more »
I loved this film as a child and absolutely love Orcas but I found this film harder to watch in 2019 than when I was young. Knowing the fate of Keiko the whale and knowing more about the intelligence of this marvellous species as well as the controversy around keeping them in capativity (Blackfish) made this much harder to watch.
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