"Hats. Okay? Hats. If I ever see a hat on a bed in this house, man, like you'll never see me again. I'm gone."

~ Drugstore Cowboy (1989)

Free Willy

Fishermen separate a young orca whale (Willy) from his parents and he ends up in a fish bowl at a marina. Meanwhile, a street kid runs afoul of the law and gets caught vandalising the marina, but his social worker gets him off the hook (so to speak) provided he cleans up his mess at the marina. While there, he befriends the whale and teaches him tricks, something the trainer hasn't been able to do. But when Willy is a dud in front of the audience, the marina owner plans some bad things.

  • Rated: PG
  • Genre(s): Family, Adventure, Drama
  • Release Date: 07/16/1993
  • Run Time: 112 minutes
  • Director(s): Simon Wincer
  • Writers: Keith Walker, Keith Walker
  • Stars: Jason James Richter, Lori Petty, Michael Madsen
  • Cast: Jason James Richter, Lori Petty, Jayne Atkinson, August Schellenberg, Michael Madsen, Michael Ironside, Richard Riehle, Mykelti Williamson, Michael Bacall, Danielle Harris, Isaiah Malone, Betsy Toll, Rob Sample, Merrilyn Jones, Mickey Gaines
  • Studios: Warner Bros. Pictures, Canal+, Regency Enterprises

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Free Willy



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