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Free Willy 3: The Rescue (1997)

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16-year-old Jesse and old friend Randolph try to foil an illegal whaler threatening Willy and his pregnant mate.

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Complete credited cast:
... Jesse
... Randolph Johnson
... Drew Halbert
Vincent Berry ... Max Wesley
... John Wesley
... Mary Wesley
... Sanderson (as Peter Lacroix)
... Dineen
... Kron
... Captain Drake
... 1st Mate Stevens (as Roger R. Cross)
Rick Burgess ... Smiley
... Pizza Kid
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Storyline

Willy the whale is back, this time threatened by illegal whalers making money off sushi. Jesse, now 16 years old, has taken a job on an orca-researching ship, along with old friend Randolph and a sarcastic scientist, Drew. On the whaler's ship is captain John Wesley and his 10-year-old son, Max, who isn't really pleased about his father's job, but doesn't have the gut to say so. Along the way, Willy reunites with Jesse, who helps Max realize that whales are a little more than just cheese burgers. Written by Bryan Chiu

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A new friend. A new threat. A new adventure that will capture your heart.


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Rated PG for thematic elements involving whale hunting, and for brief mild language | See all certifications »

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8 August 1997 (USA)  »

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Befri Willy 3  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$992,651, 10 August 1997, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$3,519,178, 21 September 1997
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Trivia

The only Free Willy film not to feature an original song by Michael Jackson during his lifetime. See more »

Goofs

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

Jesse: Those guys are going after the whole pod tonight! Willy, Nicky, Nicky's baby... can I ask you a question?
Randolph: Ten years in jail.
Jesse: What?
Randolph: The penalty for "borrowing" a boat that doesn't belong to you. It's called piracy. Do not pass Go. Do not collect 200 dollars.
Jesse: You're right. It was a bad idea.
Randolph: Let's do it.
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3 July 2004 | by See all my reviews

free willy 3: the rescue is a good movie, i first watched this when the movie came out in 1997, Jesse is back, now older (16 years old) Old enough to drive and is now working for Randolph. Jesse meets willy yet again and is shocked to find out that he now has a girlfriend called Nicki, Jesse also is shocked to know that Willy is to become a father. A young boy named Max is going fish hunted with his dad, he meets Jesse and Jesse tells him that Willy is no harm to anyone, Max tells his father at the end not to kill willy as he is to a friend to the while, Max's father doesn't listen to Max and then admits that willy is just a friendly whale. I give this movie 10 out of 10. I hope there will be a Free Willy 4.


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