Free Willy (1993)

PG   |    |  Adventure, Drama, Family

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When a boy learns that a beloved killer whale is to be killed by the aquarium owners, the boy risks everything to free the whale.




  • Jason James Richter in Free Willy (1993)
  • Jason James Richter in Free Willy (1993)
  • Jason James Richter in Free Willy (1993)
  • Jason James Richter in Free Willy (1993)
  • Jason James Richter and Keiko in Free Willy (1993)
  • Jason James Richter in Free Willy (1993)

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3 June 2005 | twisterchaser3
| Glorious Motion Picture; exciting, thrilling, and safe for the entire family!
I absolutely adore Free Willy. It ranks well above any movie about whales or dolphins, even Flipper. Free Willy provides an exciting story about a troubled boy who befriends an orca whose situation is much like his own. And of course, we all love the star of the show, Keiko! Keiko had a life filled with traveling from one theme park to the other, and in a lot of ways he experienced much more that Willy did. Keiko played the part of the whale terrifically! James did a great job too acting as Jesse, and gave the perfect image of a young boy who has lived on the streets. Some people call it the best friendship movie since ET. This movie rocks over ET!, and shows us the true meaning of friendship. We all should learn that caring for another person or animal goes a long way.

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Release Date:

16 July 1993



Country of Origin

USA, Mexico

Filming Locations

San Juan Islands, Washington, USA

Box Office


$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,868,829 18 July 1993

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:


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