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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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Will Geiger (teleplay), Cindy McCreery (story) | 1 more credit »
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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:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

23 March 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Free Willy 4 See more »

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Exceeded my Expectations
30 April 2010 | by mattcc119See all my reviews

I wasn't looking forward to watching the most recent addition to the Free Willy franchise. My choice to rent the movie was a last resort decision but fortunately I do not regret my choice. While the movie was far from a master piece and wasn't nearly as good as the first Free Willy it is still very entertaining. Once I became accustomed to the cliché family film feel of the movie I was able to enjoy the story for what it was. My biggest complaint is that the movie was very different from the other previous Free Willy films to the point where it should have been called something else. This Free Willy movie is obviously made for the younger audience, the acting is overly comedic, the bad situations are always humorously harmful and the entire movie is very predictable. The movie overall just seems much more family oriented then the first film. That is not necessarily negative, I just wasn't expecting the family style to be pushed as hard as it was. In addition to that, the protagonist Kirra took a while to warm up to. I thought Bindi Irwin was simply a poor actor at first but I eventually realized that the acting flaws seemed more like they were caused by the director constantly looking for the overly fun family film style. While the acting seemed flawed, in the end I rather liked the character.

If you enjoy family films then I believe you'll find the movie entertaining, however, if you're not accustomed to family films I suggest you avoid watching the movie, especially if your looking for a movie similar to the original Free Willy.


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