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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.

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Dwight H. Little

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Keith Walker (characters) (as Keith A. Walker), Karen Janszen | 2 more credits »
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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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Country:

France | USA | Luxembourg

Release Date:

19 July 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Free Willy 2 See more »

Filming Locations:

Astoria, Oregon, 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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Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The orca statuette in the first film is visible in Jesse's bedroom. 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 »

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Jesse: Want me to drive?
Randolph: You know how to drive?
Jesse: No, do you?
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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 »

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Pretty good and quite underrated sequel.
9 May 2004 | by Juni78ukrSee all my reviews

First of all, I have to say what I liked original Free Willy movie. In fact, I fall in love with it. I suppose it is one of the best family movie and best animal movie so far. For some reasons Simon Wincer, who directed the first movie didn't return for making this sequel, though we can see again all major characters from Free Willy. Our main hero, Jesse is now fourteen years old and he finds out that his mother passed away and he has a stepbrother named Elvis. Elvis hasn't got any relatives except Jesse and he arrives to Greenwood's home. The whole family goes to the holiday trip in a camping near an ocean's cove where Jesse again meets his friend Randolph and Willy. Willy found his family and all seems perfect for the friends but suddenly another danger threatens their friendship. But now it's even more serious. The movie was released in 1995, eight years before notorious tanker "Prestege" shipwrecked near Spanish coast and ruined hundred of miles of coastline, not to mention that millions living creatures got killed in the result. It was a real message and it passed absolutely unnoticed because for many people these movies are just cheesy movies for kids only. And in the real life the main reasons of the monstrous disaster was absolutely same – money. The other problem point of the movie is rather difficult and complicated relation between Jesse and his much younger stepbrother, Elvis (played by Francis Capra). Elvis, who has lost his mother, also feel himself very uneasy about the situation and now both boys have to decide how to deal with this difficult situation. The story is basically good written and leaves some place for action and excellent scenes in the cove, including underwater shots. This time we can see whales in their natural habitat, not in the small pool. Whole movie is well shot and locations for shootings are very suitable and good selected. Jason James Richter is as good as in original movie and Francis Capra also did a very good job as rather annoying Jesse's half-brother. The soundtrack (again written by Basil Poleydoris) is worth mentioning alone because of its rather good musical themes and songs. A very good movie for whole family and not a brainless laughable family entertainment that very often bring to us Hollywood studios. A nice message for young audience that you must always think about defending the wild nature and what in real life there are more important things than money.

My vote 8,2 out of 10 or between B+ and A-.


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