Free Willy Movie Review 1993

Information and Film Reviews for Free Willy the Movie

Staff rating


Visitor rating
4.0 4.0 from 2 reviews

Sentimental story about a 12-year-old runaway (Richter) who befriends a whale. Should appeal to children for its heartwarming story and delightful sea acrobatics. An electronically operated stand-in whale was used for far-off shots; a domesticated performing whale named Keiko for the close-ups. Director Wincer was known to grumble about the temperamental Keiko during shooting. Suggested viewing for students of animal behavior. Proof that family films can make money, "Free Willy" placed tenth for total boxoffice receipts in 1993.

Distribution

Baker & Taylor Inc., 2709 Water Ridge Pkwy., Ste. 500, Charlotte, NC 28217, Phone: (704)357-3500, Toll-free: 800-775-1800, Email: btinfo@btol.com, URL: http://www.btol.com

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 112 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Adventure Drama, Buddies, Adoption & Orphans, Rescue Missions, Go Fish, Deep Blue, Whales, Top Grossing Films of 1993
Screenplay
Keith A. Walker, Corey Blechman
Cast
Jason James Richter, Lori Petty, Jayne Atkinson, August Schellenberg, Michael Madsen
Cinematography
Robbie Greenberg
Director
Simon Wincer
Music
Basil Poledouris
Producer
Lauren Shuler-Donner, Jennie Lew Tugend, Penelope L. Foster, Richard Soloman, Jim Van Wyck, Richard Donner, Arnon Milchan, Le Studio Canal, Regency Enterprises, Alcor Films

Awards

MTV Movie Awards 1994: Song ("Will You Be There").

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