Free Willy 3: the Rescue

  • U
  • Sam Pillsbury (1997)
  • US
  • 81 min
Free Willy 3: the Rescue
Film Review
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3 out of 5

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.

Plot Summary

Wildlife adventure starring Jason James Richter. Teenager Jesse gets a summer job on a marine-biology research boat, and looks forward to a reunion with Willy the killer whale. But Jesse's hydrophonic signal to Willy is picked up by illegal poachers, threatening the lives of the whale and his pregnant mate.

Cast and crew

Cast

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

Crew

Director
Sam Pillsbury

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Available on video and DVD
Certificate U
Categories
Childrens
Drama

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