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Free Willy 3: the Rescue

Free Willy 3: the Rescue

Sam Pillsbury (1997)

U Certificate


Our Score
Jason James Richter returns in the third instalment of the eco-friendly killer-whale saga. This time, however, the drama centres on ten-year-old Vincent Berry, who's horrified to discover that his fisherman father (Patrick Kilpatrick) is an illegal whale hunter. Rather than simply set bad-guy father against nature-respecting son, director Sam Pillsbury taps into America's male hunter myth, making Kilpatrick's re-evaluation a real wrench from tradition rather than just a sentimental change of heart. The whales are clearly the big attraction, but this is also a subtly argued message movie.


The amiable killer whale is reunited with his human friend Jesse, now a teenager working on a research ship. Jesse meets a boy whose father is secretly involved in poaching whales for their meat, and persuades the youngster to help him protect Willy and his pod from harm. Family adventure, starring Jason James Richter, August Schellenberg and Annie Corley.

Cast & Crew

Jesse Jason James Richter
Randolph August Schellenberg
Drew Annie Corley
Max Vincent Berry
Wesley Patrick Kilpatrick
Mary Tasha Simms
1st mate Sanderson Peter LaCroix
Dineen Stephen E Miller
Kron Ian Tracey
Director Sam Pillsbury
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Available on: Available on video and DVD

Childrens Drama

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