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Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home (1995)

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Teenager Jesse becomes reunited with Willy two years after the whale's jump to freedom as the teenager tries to rescue the killer whale and other orcas from an oil spill.

Director:

Dwight H. Little (as Dwight Little)

Writers:

Keith Walker (characters) (as Keith A. Walker), Karen Janszen | 2 more credits »
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2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 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
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Storyline

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.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild language and mild peril | See all certifications »

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Trivia

This film marks the first collaboration between Jason James Richter and his future stepfather Dwight Little. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Jesse: You want me to drive?
Randolph: You know how to drive?
Jesse: No, do you?
Randolph: Very funny. Here. I got a couple of surprises for you. For you from my village.
Jesse: [opens the gift which was revealed to be a pendant in the shape of an orca with Natselane on top of it] Wow.
Randolph: My people believe your soul lives here.
[Randolph points at Jesse's chest]
Randolph: When you wear that necklace, the orca is close to your spirit.
Jesse: Thanks. This is so cool.
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Alternate Versions

On the 2003 DVD, there is an error in the Warner Bros. Family Entertainment logo; when Bugs Bunny eats his carrot while posing by the WB shield, one second of it is skipped. However, the logo is fixed on digital platforms. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Gray Matters (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Childhood (Theme from 'Free Willy 2')
"Childhood (Theme from 'Free Willy 2')"
Instrumental
Written by Michael Jackson
Produced by Michael Jackson and David Foster
Performed by Michael Jackson
Courtesy of Epic Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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disappointing in the extreme
16 November 2007 | by disdressed12See all my reviews

the best thing about this movie is that there are more scenes with the whales.other than that,i can't say i liked it very much.it is shorter than the first one,but feels a lot longer.this movie felt too much like an ecology lesson to me,and it wasn't subtle either.i just found the whole thing overwrought,and i though there was a bit of overacting going on.they had a subplot going on,which i didn't think was necessary,but that's just me.there were some emotional scenes,but i felt like i was being manipulated.towards the end,there are a few tense moments,but overall,the movie is disappointing.if it weren't for the scenes with the whales,this would be a 1 or 2 star movie.i guess for me,Free Willy 2 is a 4/10


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Country:

France | USA | Luxembourg

Release Date:

19 July 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home See more »

Filming Locations:

Washington, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,039,608, 23 July 1995

Gross USA:

$30,077,111

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$30,077,111
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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