Free Willy

Synopsis: Fishermen separate a young orca whale (Willy) from his parents and he ends up in a fish bowl at a marina. Meanwhile, a street kid runs afoul of the law and gets caught vandalising the marina, but his social worker gets him off the hook (so to speak) provided he cleans up his mess at the marina. While there, he befriends the whale and teaches him tricks, something the trainer hasn't been able to do. But when Willy is a dud in front of the audience, the marina owner plans some bad things, and the boy and his friends must try to (*** MAJOR SPOILERS ***) free Willy.
Director(s): Simon Wincer
Production: Warner Bros. Pictures
  7 wins & 2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
112 min

There he is, at one o'clock!

Let's get behind him!

We'll cut him off!

Get him!

Out there, about 200 yards!


l got it!

Full throttle!

Let it go! Let it go!

More throttle! Keep it up!

That's it!

That's it!

Lay it down! Keep it coming!

Yeah, fish!

Go on, fish!

Go on there.

Yeah, baby!

Yeah, fish!

Go on in there!

Pin it! Pin it!

Closing in! Close it up!

He's not getting away!

Keep the others away from him.

We got him!

Close it up!

Get him in the middle!

Keep closing it up!

Excuse me. Mom dropped me off on her

way to work and forgot my bus fare.

Could l borrow some money?

Thanks, lady!

You have a good day.

-l've got to get home. Lend me a buck--

-Get out of here.

My friends and l spent all of our

money at the Natural History Museum.

We have to take the ferry home.

Can you help me out?

l suppose.

Few bucks.

Shoot. l'm hungry.

l need some food.

Let's go.

Go, Jess.

You kids come back here!

The first time l ever went there. . .

. . .it was so bad.

My mom dropped me off and went to

work in Houston. l never saw her again.

l don't care, l hate her anyway.

l could eat one of these every day.

Yeah, well, l bolted.

-You bolted from Cooperton?

-l did, bonehead.

Yeah, right.

Shut up. We both did.

What do you know?

l know they watch you

like you're gonna stab them.

l had to wait till some foster-home

losers took me. Then l slipped.

-Maybe you ain't as smart as us.

-Eat it.

l am.

l want my own place.

Like an apartment or something.

Yeah, right. You and me.

We'll hook up with someone.

With my brains and

your personality, we'll be rich.

Get out of here. Go!

Let's split up.

-See you guys.

-All right, bye.

This way!


Go! Go, man!

This way.

Come on!

Go! Quick! Quick, move!

Down here.

Shut it. Quick!

Check it out, man.

Look at this.

What is that?

Jesse! Cops! Run!

There he is!

Hold it, kid!

Heading up the stairs!

Hey, kid!


Calm down.

Breaking and entering, malicious

mischief, vandalism, resisting arrest.

-Anything else l should know?

-l robbed a few banks.

l'm glad you were only

out there three days.

Did you miss me, Dwight?

Was Perry with you?

Perry who?

Look, don't play.

Don't be a bonehead.

l hate telephones. . .

. . .and l spent 45 minutes talking to

the police and that adventure park. . .

. . .trying to keep you clean.

You were lucky this time.

l kept your behind out of court.

You have to clean up the mess

you made at Northwest Adventure Park.

That is your probation. Any problem?

-Why should l clean it?

-Why do l fool around with you kids?

l'm working too much overtime with you.

But you split out again here,

and l am out of the picture.

You'll be with Youth Authority.

Court supervised and controlled.

They'll put you in baby jail.

That means a lockup in juvenile hall.

Your placement is still on.

The Greenwoods don't mind this incident.

What's wrong with them?

Because they want you in their home,

there's something wrong with them, right?

What do you think?

l think that on paper, you're still

real young, so you get some chances.

Not an infinite number

of chances, but a few.

A few, son.

You get it?

You got any questions about any of this?

You hear from my mom?

You still want me to

hear from your mom?

l just want to know if she's okay.

Nobody's heard from your mom

in six years, Jesse.

Anytime you're ready, big guy.

-How are you, Annie?

-Good. And you?

lt's been a long day for both of us.

There he is.

-Can l carry your stuff?


Why don't we go inside

and wash up, and we'll have dinner.

We got a little paperwork here for you.

Always got to have the paperwork.

l bought a new car recently. With the

contracts and all, it came to 37 pages.

Well, this is a lease.

l ain't buying yet.

-You interested in computers?


-l could teach you. l learned last summer.

-l'm not into it.

That makes two of us.

l wasn't either. . .

. . .but then l decided l wanted a second

career as a journalist. l'm a teacher. . .

. . .and so l'm taking

the summer off to write.

A couple of weeklies

have taken a couple of my stories.

-l haven't earned anything yet.

-Just dig right in.

That's how l know Dwight.

l did a story on Cooperton.

Dwight's a jerk.

What exactly are you into?

l'm not into talking while l eat.

Here's your room.

Our bedroom's downstairs, but

you've got the best view in the house.

Go ahead, open it.

lt's a welcome gift.

You can open it later,

if you feel like it.

l bought you some things.

Some clothes, some socks. . .

. . .and there's lots of blue.

Dwight said you liked blue.

Try them on, and if you don't

like them, we can exchange them.

We'll get out of here.

lf you need us, we're downstairs.

Good night, Jesse.

lt's great to have you here.

Good night.

You remember that turn right

before the bridge? That's 88th Street.

My garage is straight up from there.

lf you go six more blocks,

you'll be at the house.

Think you can find it?

When you go inside, look for

the Aquatic Theater. Ask for Randolph.

Yeah, great.

Hey, mister. Do you know

where l can find Randolph?

He lives in the cottage by the water.


What's this?

The artist returns.

Welcome back.

We've all become great admirers

of your work around here. . .

. . .but all good things

must come to an end.

Time to let your

creativity flow backwards.

You know what to do with this?

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