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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Jesse's arm is down but in the next shot it's on Dwight's desk after the latter asked if Perry was with the former during the incident at the park. See more »
Well, you have a nice day too, grouch.
He likes messing with people's heads.
Yes, he does. If I can't get him to perform, no one can. Orcas are usually nice and smart. Willy's smart and nasty. You really like him?
[gives Jesse the box]
Good. You can help me.
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The end credits begin with the Earth Island Institute PSA with the 1-800-4-Whales hotline. 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 »
It might not be the Shawshank Redemption or an equally provocative and important movie. But it's touching. As a child it was my favorite movie and I'd watch it every day for a period of about 3 months. It made me cry, but it meant a lot to me. It might have it's corny moments, but kids like it, and my parents liked it too. Compared to a lot of the movies kids force their parents to watch, this one isn't so bad.
It's really sweet, and it puts out a good message. It allows you to feel and care about things that go on it the world. I dug this out today and watched it again and it was still pretty magical to me, although I'm much older now. I don't see why this is rated a 5.2. I guess I wouldn't tell every adult to go out and watch it, but if you have kids, or just love animals, then give this a shot. It's a good film.
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