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A 12-year-old street kid. A 3-ton killer whale. A magical friendship they could never imagine. An adventure they'll never forget. Wayward preteen Jesse is ordered by the court to clean up the faded Northwest Adventure Park, where he befriends Willy, the park's notoriously difficult orca. As the two misfits bond, Willy joyfully responds to Jesse's commands with a spectacular display of flips, rolls, leaps, and dives. But Jesse discovers the park's owners plan to kill Willy. Now both Jesse and his whale friend must learn how to trust in order to accomplish a nearly impossible feat--to Free Willy.
© 1993 Regency, Canal and Warner Bros. All Rights Reserved.
Rotten Tomatoes® Score
Critics Consensus: Free Willy tugs at the heartstrings skillfully enough to leap above the rising tide of sentimentality that threatens to drown its formulaic family-friendly story.
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Common Sense Says
A wayward boy befriends a moody killer whale.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this movie is farfetched, but it's also very enjoyable. Plot complications (like insurance fraud) may be a little complex for many younger viewers. But kids, particularly animal lovers, will want to see this.
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The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie.
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- Genre:Drama, Family
- Release Date:July 16, 1993
- Audio Format:5.1
- Screen Pass Eligible:Yes
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