Free Willy 2 Cast, Release Date, Reviews and Everything We Know So Far About This Movie?


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Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home is an American family adventure drama movie and also a sequel to 1993 movie Free Willy and second instalment in the Free Willy movie series. The movie was released in 1995 and distributed by Warner Bros Under their Warner Bros Family entertainment label.

The filming of the movie is done in Astoria, Oregon and the San Juan Island between April and August 1994 and additional filming has taken place in California.

Free Willy 2 Cast

The movie opened with mixed reviews from critics. Despite performing not so well at box office, a third movie Free Willy 3: The Rescue was surprisingly released in 1997.

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What Was Free Willy 2 Cast?

Check out an incredible cast list of Free Willy 2 below –

  • Jason James Richteras Jesse
  • Francis Capraas Elvis
  • Mary Kate Schellhardtas Nadine
  • August Schellenbergas Randolph Johnson
  • Michael Madsenas Glen Greenwood (credited as “Glenn”)
  • Jayne Atkinson as Annie Greenwood
  • Mykelti Williamson as Dwight Mercer
  • Elizabeth Peña as Dr. Kate Haley
  • Jon Tenney as John Milner
  • Paul Tuerpe as Milner’s assistant
  • Emmet Walsh as Wilcox
  • John Considine as Commander Blake
  • Steve Kahanas Captain Nilson
  • Neal Matarazzo as Helmsman Kelly
  • Al Sapienzaas Engineer
  • Basil Wallace as Reporter
  • Marguerite Moreauas Julie
  • Scott Stuber as Policeman
  • Joan Lunden as herself

What is the Plotline of Free Willy 2?

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This one is the sequel of popular first instalment. Now Jesse is teenagers and living with his adoptive parents Michael Madsen, Jayne Atkinson. When his half brother named Elvis shows up on the heels of their birth mother’s death.

Free Willy 2 Cast

In this sequel, its been two years since a brave 12 years old boy rescued a majestic orca whale whose name is Willy.

Moreover, their reunion is marred an oil spill that threatens Willy’s pod.

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What Are the Reviews for Free Willy 2?

The movie has grossed around $30 million in the United States as well as Canada and worldwide it has earned around $68 million. The budget of the movie was $31 million.

From critics it has received mixed reviews, though many were amazed by the film’s subtle approach to pollution and other environmental problems while concentrating of family values.

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Rotten Tomatoes which is a movie review aggregator website has given 50% rating to the movie with an average rating of 4.9 out of 10. The statement by the website was that –

“Good-natured yet utterly unsurprising, Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home will strike all but the youngest of viewers as a poorly orca-strated sequel”

Moreover, the movie was nominated for Worst Sequel and The Sequel Nobody Was Clmoring For at the 1995 Stinkers Bad Movies Awards but lost along side with Ace ventura: When Nature Calls and Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers.

At 1996 Kids’ Choice Award, the movie has won Favourite Animal Star.

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