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Free Willy: Escape from Pirate's Cove (2010)

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Kirra, a 12-year-old girl, discovers a baby Orca stranded in the lagoon near her grandfather's rundown seaside amusement park. She embarks on a quest to lead Willy back to his pod.

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Will Geiger

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bindi Irwin ... Kirra
Beau Bridges ... Gus Grisby
Bongolethu Mbutuma Bongolethu Mbutuma ... Mansa
Siyabulela Ramba Siyabulela Ramba ... Sifiso
Stephen Jennings Stephen Jennings ... Rolf V.D. Woods
Matthew Dylan Roberts ... Blikkie
Hiema Jaffa Hiema Jaffa ... Jayce
Kevin Otto Kevin Otto ... Dr. Sam Cooper
Louw Venter Louw Venter ... Diff
Darron Meyer ... Doctor
Julie Hartley Julie Hartley ... Woman - Wallaby
Sue Dall Sue Dall ... Female Customer
Sofie Schmidt Sofie Schmidt ... Whale Watching Girl
Matthew Kennedy Matthew Kennedy ... Kid - Kelp
Shiloh Henderson Shiloh Henderson ... Kid 2 - Kelp
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Kirra, a 12-year-old girl, discovers a baby Orca stranded in the lagoon near her grandfather's rundown seaside amusement park. She embarks on a quest to lead Willy back to his pod.

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Rated PG for mild thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 March 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Free Willy: South Africa See more »

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The killer whale that portrayed Willy, Keiko, died 6 years before this movie was made. See more »

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Follows Free Willy 3: The Rescue (1997) See more »

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Loved Willy in the 90s? Don't Look for Him Here!
24 June 2013 | by CharlyHarmsSee all my reviews

Growing up loving the first 3 Free Willy Movies, I was obviously excited when I heard there was going to be a new one, but I found myself almost completely disappointed by this . . . "sequel".

The only relation that this film has to the "original three films" is the fact that we just happen to have a - much younger - orca named Willy and a - much younger and feminine - adolescent with severe family issues.

Now I do not claim that the original three Free Willy movies were the best films Hollywood has ever had to offer, but this film fails to achieve the structure of the original films - it just doesn't belong! The producers probably slapped "FREE WILLY" on the title to insure that they would at least get a little business from the folks that loved the 90s Willy.

And if that is the truth, they were right - for the most part. However, they did not get any business from this 90s girl! I checked this movie for free - thanks to my public library.

But, alas, this movie may not be a complete tragedy for everyone. I speculate that folks who did see or grow up loving any of the first three Free Willy films, may moderately enjoy this film in its simplicity.


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