Free Willy 3: The Rescue

Free Willy 3: The Rescue


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In the third installment in the Free Willy series, Jesse (Jason James Richter), the once-troubled youth whose life was changed by his friendship with the killer whale Willy, is spending the summer on board a ship assisting a group a whale researchers, including his old friend Randolph (August Schellenberg), and Drew (Annie Corley), an oceanographer. Jesse once used a harmonica to communicate with Willy, and when he plays his mouth harp through the ship's underwater sound system, he is able to find his old friend, who is now raising a family of his own. As Jesse, Randolph, and Drew are out to study and assist the whales, a ten-year-old boy named Max (Vincent Berry) is accompanying his father John Wesley (Patrick Kilpatrick) on the fishing boat that John helps to run. Max soon discovers that John and the crew are not fishing for salmon, as he believed, but killer whales, which is illegal, but very profitable, as whale meat fetches $200 a pound on the black market. Jesse meets Max on shore, and when Jesse learns what John and his crew are up to, he tries to teach Max that while his father may not be a bad man, he's doing a very bad thing in killing the whales, who are intelligent, compassionate, and deserve the right to live; Jesse also acts to save Willy and his family from John and his fellow poachers. As in Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home, Free Willy 3: The Rescue used mechanical and animated whales rather than flesh-and-blood aquatic mammals.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/09/2016
UPC: 0883929555949
Original Release: 1997
Rating: PG
Source: Warner Home Video

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jason James Richter Jessie
August Schellenberg Randolph Johnson
Annie Corley Drew
Vincent Berry Max Wesley
Patrick Kilpatrick John Wesley
Tasha Simms Mary Wesley
Peter Lacroix Sanderson
Stephen E. Miller Dineen
Ian Tracey Kron
Matthew Walker Capt. Drake

Technical Credits
Sam Pillsbury Director
Lynne Carrow Casting
Walt Conti Special Effects Supervisor
Bob Dahlin Asst. Director
Richard Donner Executive Producer
Cliff Eidelman Score Composer
Margie Goodspeed Editor
Maya Mani Costumes/Costume Designer
Mark Marshall Co-producer
John Mattson Screenwriter
Douglasann Menchions Art Director
Doug Merrifield Co-producer
Arnon Milchan Co-producer
Rick Patton Sound/Sound Designer
Tobias Schliessler Cinematographer
Lauren Shuler Donner Executive Producer
Judy Taylor Casting
Brent Thomas Production Designer
Jennie Lew Tugend Producer

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Free Willy 3: The Rescue 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Free Willy is one of the best movies evere there is! I mean, this movie is so breathtaking and so moving...not just this but all the 3 titles...Free Willy Part 1, Part 2, Part 3...these movies are my all time favourites and I love them! I bought them a few months back and I think there is no other movie better than this in the world. I suggest everybody should have copies of all the parts of Free Willy. It's the most enchanting and moving movie ever that there is! God Bless the directors and actors and the whale of this movie...and God Bless Barnes & Noble for keeping such a priceless movie at such a reasonable price that is affordable for all classes! I LOVE FREE WILLY!