When maladjusted orphan Jesse vandalizes a theme park, he is placed with foster parents and must work at the park to make amends. There he meets Willy, a young Orca whale who has been separated from his family. Sensing kinship, they form a bond and, with the help of kindly whale trainer Rae Lindley, develop a routine of tricks. However, greedy park owner Dial soon catches wind of the duo and makes plans to profit from them.
Adventure, Drama, Family
France, United States of America
Jason James Richter (Jesse), Lori Petty (Rae Lindley), August Schellenberg (Randolph Johnson), Michael Madsen (Glen Greenwood), Jayne Atkinson (Annie Greenwood), Michael Ironside (Dial), Richard Riehle (Wade) more..., Mykelti Williamson (Dwight Mercer), Michael Bacall (Perry), Danielle Harris (Gwenie), Isaiah Malone (Vector), Betsy Toll (Passerby #1), Rob Sample (Passerby #2), Merrilyn Jones (Passerby #3), Mickey Gaines (Waiter)
Charles Rosen (Production Design), April Ferry (Costume Design), Lauren Shuler Donner (Producer), Basil Poledouris (Original Music Composer), Jennie Lew Tugend (Producer), O. Nicholas Brown (Editor), Corey Blechman (Screenplay) more..., Robbie Greenberg (Director of Photography), Diane Yates (Art Direction), Keith Walker (Writer),
Canal+, Regency Enterprises, Alcor Films, Warner Bros. Pictures, Donner/Shuler-Donner Productions
Jesse help free Willy by leading the orca to jump over the harbor wall to freedom.
Jesse connects with Willy.