Free Willy

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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 Jesse to stay with a new foster family, Glen and Annie Greenwood (Michael Madsen and Jayne Atkinson), with whom Jesse has an initially stormy relationship. Part of Jesse's punishment involves cleaning up the damage he caused at the park, where the new attraction is Willy, a killer whale who is being trained to do tricks. However, Willy was traumatized when he was stolen from his family by mercenary fisherman and does not respond well to the genuine concern of his trainers, Rae (Lori Petty) and Randolph (August Schellenberg). Jesse and Willy, both stranded without families in a place where they don't fit in, develop a close emotional bond, and with Jesse's help, Willy begins to display aptitude as a performer. Thanks to his friendship with Willy, Jesse develops a new sense of responsibility and a healthier relationship with the Greenwoods. However, Dial (Michael Ironside), the owner of the park, doesn't much care for animals and isn't happy with the slower-than-expected progress of Willy's training; having insured the whale for $1 million dollars, he figures that Willy is worth more dead than alive, and Jesse, Rae, and Randolph have to rescue their aquatic friend and return him to the ocean when Dial seems ready to live up to his threats. Free Willy, which featured a star performance by a killer whale named Keiko (who is doubled in some scenes by animatronic models) included the theme song "Will You Be There," a top-ten hit for Michael Jackson, and spawned two sequels. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
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Grouping Titlefree willy
Grouping Authorwarner bros
Grouping Categorymovie
Last Grouping Update2019-10-18 05:30:29AM
Last Indexed2019-10-18 02:30:48AM

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auth_author2Atkinson, Jayne.
Blechman, Corey.
Brown, O. Nicholas, 1939-
Greenberg, Robbie.
Keiko, approximately 1976-2003.
Madsen, Michael.
Petty, Lori.
Poledouris, Basil.
Richter, Jason James.
Rosen, Charles.
Schellenberg, August.
Shuler-Donner, Lauren.
Tugend, Jennie Lew.
Walker, Keith A.
Walker, Keith A., 1935-1996.
Wincer, Simon.
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Atkinson, Jayne.
Blechman, Corey.
Brown, O. Nicholas,1939-
Greenberg, Robbie.
Keiko,approximately 1976-2003.
Madsen, Michael.
Petty, Lori.
Poledouris, Basil.
Regency Enterprises.
Richter, Jason James.
Rosen, Charles.
Schellenberg, August.
Shuler-Donner, Lauren.
Studio Canal+
Studio Canal+.
Tugend, Jennie Lew.
Walker, Keith A.
Walker, Keith A.,1935-1996.
Warner Bros.
Warner Bros. Pictures (1969- )
Warner Home Video (Firm)
Wincer, Simon.
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subject_facetAction and adventure films
Animal films
Ballenas -- Teatro
DVD-Video discs
DVDs
Feature films
Films for the hearing impaired
Human-animal relationships -- Drama
Juventud -- Teatro
Problem youth -- Drama
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Whales -- Drama
title_displayFree Willy
title_fullFree Willy / Warner Bros. pictures presents in association with Le Studio Canal+, Regency Enterprises and Alcor Films ; a Donner/Shuler-Donner production ; a film by Simon Wincer ; directed by Simon Wincer ; produced by Jennie Lew Tugend and Lauren Shuler-Donner ; screenplay by Keith A. Walker and Corey Blechman
Free Willy [videorecording] / Warner Bros. in association with Le Studio Canal+, Regency Enterprises and Alcor Films ; a Donner/Shuler-Donner production ; a film by Simon Wincer ; screenplay, Keith A. Walker, Corey Blechman ; producers, Jennie Lew Tugend, Lauren Shuler-Donner ; director, Simon Wincer
title_shortFree Willy
topic_facetBallenas
DVDs
Human-animal relationships
Juventud
Problem youth
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Whales
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