Free Willy (1993)
Average Rating: 5.6/10
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The touching story of a boy and his killer whale made this family drama a surprise box office hit. Jesse (Jason James Richter) is a kid without parents who has bounced from one foster home to another and is living on the streets. One night, he's caught spraying graffiti with his friend Perry (Michael Bacall) in a theme park. Jesse and Perry are caught red handed by Dwight (Mykel T. Williamson), a policeman who thinks that Jesse needs a more stable and disciplined environment. Dwight arranges for
Jul 16, 1993 Wide
Jun 5, 2001
Warner Bros. Pictures
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Save the whale! Still a good family film with a great Michael Jackson title song.
Good family flick
Keiko sure knows how to jump
Gooey pap that drowns in its own phoniness.
A good family picture that does not get too sweet; worth a look.
Free Willy focuses on the friendship between a troubled 12-year-old boy and an orca at an adventure park. It will appeal tremendously to all "friends of nature," a term coined by Albert Schweitzer.
...many adults will find it too blatantly manipulative, but all the same it is decent, lightweight, juvenile entertainment.
Michael Madsen as a "good guy" foster father? Lori Petty as a whale trainer? Who cast ths movie!?).
It's like Lassie with whales. Only siller.
Inspiring environmental tale for the kiddie-set.
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