Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home
Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home is a 1995 American family adventure drama film and the sequel to the 1993 film Free Willy as well as the second installment in the Free Willy film series distributed by Warner Bros. under their Warner Bros. Family Entertainment label. It is directed by Dwight Little from a screenplay by Karen Janszen, Corey Blechman and John Mattson. Jason James Richter, Jayne Atkinson, August Schellenberg, Mykelti Williamson and Michael Madsen reprise their roles from the first film. New cast members include Jon Tenney and Elizabeth Peña. Unlike the previous film where Keiko played Willy, a robotic double created by Edge Innovations was used to play the eponymous whale while the Free Willy Keiko Foundation devised a plan to bring Keiko to the Oregon Coast Aquarium where he would be rehabilitated from poor health.
The Greenwoods were preparing to go to the San Juan Islands to visit Randolph while camping at Camp Nor'wester until plans hit a roadblock when Dwight reveals to Glen and Annie that Jesse's mother was found dead in New York City and left behind another son. Jesse is devastated after many attempts at finding her, but comes to terms after talking his feelings out with Glen. When Jesse's half-brother Elvis arrives, he is morose, overly talkative and mischievous, and he is also prone to telling lies and easily gets on Jesse's nerves. He is invited so that they get to know each other. At the environmental institute, Jesse reunites with Randolph, quickly becomes smitten with his goddaughter, Nadine, and is introduced to Willy's family. Jesse tracks and later reunites with Willy that night.
|director||Dwight H. Little|
|editor||Dallas Puett Robert Brown|
|keywords||break camp choke cove distress call donut shop environmental institute force new york city oil spill run san juan islands national wildlife refuge search search and rescue struggle talk|
|producer||Lauren Shuler Donner|
|productionCompany||Regency Enterprises StudioCanal The Donners' Company|
|publisher||Warner Bros. Pictures|
|theme||animals children's disaster sequel|