Free Willy 3: The Rescue

Synopsis: Willy the whale is back, this time threatened by illegal whalers making money off sushi. Jesse, now 16, has taken a job on an orca-researching ship, along with old friend Randolph and a sarcastic scientist, Drew. On the whaler's ship is captain John Wesley and his son, Max, who isn't really pleased about his father's job, but doesn't have the gut to say so. Along the way, Willy reunites with Jesse, who helps Max realize that whales are a little more than just cheese burgers.
Director(s): Sam Pillsbury
Production: Warner Home Video
  2 wins & 2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
86 min


- Hey. Max.

- Hey. Smiley.

- Your mom's looking for you.

- I'm waiting for my dad's boat.

He radioed in. They're staying

out for a few more days.

No big deal. You tell her?

- What was I supposed to do?

- I don't know.

- You're getting good at that.

- Hold on. I have to blow up 50 more.

- Talked to your father today.

- I know. He's not coming home.

- Know what else he said?

- What?

Maybe you can go with him next time.

Would you like that?

Hey, here's your pizza.

- I didn't order a pizza.

- This is the Noah, right?

- I guess.

- Then you ordered a pizza. $22.50.

Pizza's here. I'll take that.

- You must be Drew, right?

- What if I am?

- I'm Jesse. I was hired through Randolph.

- Randolph, pizza.

That's your secret. You hire

crew through the Pizza Factory.

I'm not from the Pizza Factory.

I'm your new research assistant.

- What did you say your name was?

- Jesse.

- Sure your name's not Willy?

- Willy's a whale.

- Randolph, tell her who I am.

- I've never seen this kid before.

- Good pizza.

- You didn't tell me he was so young.

He's not so young.

Wait! I'll do anything.

I'm just here to learn.

I'll do whatever you tell me.

We're gonna get along just fine then.

- What did you say your name was?

- Jesse.

Okay, Jesse.

Help me get this gear down below.

All right.

The orca population has declined 10% in

the last two years. We don't know why.

We'll tag each pod of orca

with one of these.

We'll be able to track them anywhere

on the planet, 24 hours a day.

Maybe we'll be able to

figure out what's happening.

- What do you think it is?

- Could be environmental, a virus.

- Maybe even old age.

- Maybe.

- It could be something natural.

- That's what we're gonna find out.

There's my sweetheart.

- Hey.

- Hey, Dad.

- You ready to catch some fish?

- You bet.

Get to bed.

We leave first thing in the morning.


- Hey, kiddo.

- Hi.

Here you go.

- This is it, huh?

- Yep.

- So have fun.

- Okay.

- Be careful, and listen to your dad.

- All right, Morn.

We won't be too long.

Take care of yourself.

- I'll miss you.

- I'll miss you.


- Don't let him scare you, Max.

- Okay.

What are you going to be

when you grow up, kid?

Your boss.

That was my dad's knife.

Be yours someday.


When you've earned it.

I want you to have it, and you will.

When you're ready.

Will you show me how to use it?

I'll show you everything I know.

- Bye, guys.

- Bye!

- Have fun.

- Bye, Mom.

- What are you doing?

- Making a call.

Willy likes my harmonica.

When he hears it, he knows it's me.

So you're going to play that sound

over the hydrophone...

...and he's just going to come running

from miles away?

- Yeah.

- Okay.

I'm changing the harmonica sample to

fit his ear. He can heal much higher--

Higher sounds, like a dog.

I know. I went to school.

I'm pitching it so we can't hear it,

but he can.

Then we can make it

as loud as we want.

If Willy's in a 30-mile radius,

he'll hear us.

- Sort of a Willy pager.

- Pretty cool, huh?

You thought this up all by yourself?

- How old are you?

- How old are you?

I think that's

an awfully personal question.

Can I listen?


Come on. Two, three.

- I have good aim.

- With what?

Exterminator, Alien Invasion,

Sea Creature...

- He probably would be a good shot.

- Sharp Shooter...

- ...Bite the Bullet...

- No kidding.

- The kid's practiced all his life.

- Guns of Death...

...Burger Toss...

...Skull-Crushing Boots of Glory,

Pooper Scooper.

- Dad, look!

- I see them.

Here we go.

- Max, here, hold this.

- What do I do?

- Just give it to me when I tell you.

- I'm ready.

- Now.

- Not yet.

Not yet.

You got it!

- Pull around.

- Cut the buoy.

Adjust to port, there's another one.

Take up the slack on that line.

Okay, cast off.


Get me the spear gun, now!

Get the line.

Eddie, get the harpoon line.

Get him. Now!



I see him, Max. Good work. Port!

Stand by.

He's coming light at us.

Hard starboard!

Hold on!

Man overboard!


Come on, swim.

Come on.

- Scared the crap out of me.

- Sorry.

Okay. Let's go below

and get you some dry clothes.


Take care of the fish.

Any luck?

Not yet.

You want to try these?

They're a lot better.

All right. Sure, thanks.

Yeah. These are better.

These are great.

- Yeah!

- See anything?

No. Just birds. Things like that.

It's a tradition we have, kid.

It's called a group photograph.

Now everybody get in close.

Welcome aboard, kid.

I like it, Jesse. Brings out your eyes.

You look like a raccoon.

First day, Max, huh?

- Congratulations.

- I didn't do anything.

Well, on this boat, we all do the work,

we all share the credit.


That's a tooth of a sperm whale.

Souvenir of our last trip.

- You're one of us now, kiddo.

- What do you say, Max?


Go away.

Go on. Leave. Go over there.

Come on. Go on. Get out of here.

They'll see you.

They'll kill you.

Go on. Get out! Go over there.

- Hi.

- Hi.

Did you hear that?

- What?

- Listen.


They make this sound:

- Sound of their blowhole. I heard it.

- I didn't hear anything.

Get me my spear gun.

Quietly, now. Go.

Hurry, Max. I see him!


- See it?

- There, there.


Did you get him?

- Dad?

- He's gone.

You cut your shin.

Let's get that taken care of.

- Do I need stitches?

- I don't think so, Max.

Sorry I screwed up.

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