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Free Willy [DVD] [1993]

  • SKU: 5193827
  • Release Date: 09/08/2009
  • Rating: PG
$5.99

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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (30 out of 30)

    Special Features


    • Digital transer
    • Michael Jackson Will You be There? music video
    • A whale's tale
    • Whale ballet montage
    • A conversation with wildlife cinematographer Bob Talbot
    • Help free Willy with the Escape the Nets adventure
    • Trailers of all 3 Free Willy movies
    • Closed Captioned

    Synopsis


    Free Willy
    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

    Cast & Crew


    • Jason James Richter
      Jason James Richter - Jesse
    • Jayne Atkinson
      Jayne Atkinson - Annie Greenwood
    • Lori Petty
      Lori Petty - Rae Lindley
    • August Schellenberg
      August Schellenberg - Randolph Johnson
    • Michael Madsen
      Michael Madsen - Glen Greenwood



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 30 reviews

    100%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      The best movie since I think E.T.

      Posted
      Princess
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      It's been a long time since I saw this last. It came to theaters when I was 11. It'll be perfect for those who love whales and sea animals. Keiko was the best whale actor. RIP Keiko.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Quality

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      goldeternal
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      Love the visual clarity on my 4k. If it left you with the feels when you were younger, it will bring back memories for you like it did me... especially on the MJ queue ;)

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      I've waited for like a long time!

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      jurassicTrex93
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      I had enjoyed a lot to watch Free Willy when I was a kid. I was hoping it comes out on Blu-Ray and then it is finally out after all I waited for like a long time! :)

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Classic family movie

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      ccb54
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      Great family movie that has become hard to find. Could only order the movie at Best Buy and shipment was really quick. Children love it!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Movie for Kids

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      EJak
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      My grandson, who is obsessed with wildlife, loves this movie. It is geared towards children, but interesting to adults as well. Perfect for downtime or playdates.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Movie

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      jarhead1997
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      Movie was well watched when we were all growing up, on VHS obviously, glad I found it on DVD. Now I'm able to add it to my movie collection!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Free Willie-the movie-was just as I remembered it.

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      Winnie
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      I showed this movie to my grandchildren and it was just as awesome in their eyes as it was in my children's!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great movie!

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      Jillkellixflix
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      This movie is so cute. I remember watching this when I was a kid and my daughter loves it too! Great price!

      I would recommend this to a friend



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