Directed by Simon Wincer, and written by Keith Walker (screenplay), "Free Willy" (also known as "Free Willy - un amico da salvare", "Free Willy - Ruf der Freiheit") is a Family/Adventure/Drama film, released on July 16 of 1993 in the USA , starring Keiko, Jason James Richter, Lori Petty, Jayne Atkinson, August Schellenberg and Michael Madsen.
A 12 year old street kid. A 3 ton orca whale. A friendship you could never imagine. An adventure you'll never forget.
Who is the director of "Free Willy":
Free Willy was directed by Simon Wincer, an Australian director, producer, and writer.
Before making Free Willy, Simon Wincer had directed Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man, released in 1991, Quigley Down Under (1990), The Lighthorsemen (1987), D.A.R.Y.L. (1985), Phar Lap (1983), and Harlequin (1980). Since, he directed Lightning Jack, released in 1994, Operation Dumbo Drop (1995), Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles (2001), Young Black Stallion (2003), The Cup (2011).
What was the release date of "Free Willy":
Free Willy was first released on Friday, July 16, 1993, in the United States. Other films released on Friday, July 16, 1993 are Hocus Pocus (dir. Kenny Ortega) and The Thing Called Love (dir. Peter Bogdanovich). This was twenty-four (24) years ago.
It has been released on Friday, February 11, 1994 in the United Kingdom; Wednesday, February 09, 1994 in France; Thursday, February 10, 1994 in Germany; Friday, June 24, 1994 in Spain; Thursday, January 06, 1994 in Australia and on Saturday, March 12, 1994 in Japan.
What is the casting of "Free Willy":
At the casting of Free Willy we find Keiko, previously seen in ; Jason James Richter (Cops and Robbersons (1994), The NeverEnding Story III (1994)); Lori Petty (A League of Their Own (1992), Point Break (1991)) [ more... ]
- Keiko, Jason James Richter, Jayne Atkinson, August Schellenberg, Michael Madsen and Mykelti Williamson also appeared in Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home, released in 1995.
- August Schellenberg and Keiko, Jason James Richter also worked together in Free Willy 3: The Rescue, released in 1997.
What is the Storyline of "Free Willy":
The film begins with a pod of orcas swimming near the coastline of the Pacific Northwest. The pod is tracked down by a large group of whalers, and a single orca (Keiko the Orca) gets caught in their net. Despite their best efforts to save him, his family leaves him behind, and he is taken away to a local amusement park.
Sometime later in Washington, Jesse (Jason James Richter), a young 12-year-old boy who has been on the streets since he was abandoned by his mother six years before, gets caught by [...]
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