Film Event
Film Event

Free Willy

Play Trailer

When orphaned Jesse (Jason James Richter) is caught vandalizing a local theme park, he is placed in a new foster home and charged with cleaning up the park. He soon meets the park’s newest attraction: Willy, an orca whale who has been traumatized by his recent capture. Struggling to find their places in the world, Jesse and Willy develop a fierce friendship that will change both of their lives forever.

The recommended minimum age for this film is 6.

Concerned about what will be on screen? See our Content Considerations page.

There are no showtimes currently scheduled for Free Willy

“A wonderful, timeless story of a boy's struggle to become part of a family.”
The Hollywood Reporter
“One of the summer's best family pictures.”
Roger Ebert
“Immensely likeable...the ending's both awe-inspiring and genuinely moving.”
Directed by: Simon Wencer
Featuring: Jason James Richter Lori Petty Jayne Atkinson August Schellenberg Michael Madsen
Year: 1993 Runtime: 112 mins Rating: All Ages