History Film / FreeWilly

21st Apr '17 7:17:33 PM TitoMosquito
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** The president of the oil company in the sequel. He wants to capture the whales.
* CryingWolf: Elvis in the sequel. The foster parents didn't believe him about the crashed oil tanker.

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** The president of the oil company in the sequel. He lied about helping the whales out of the cove, instead wants to capture the whales.
whales and sell them.
* CryingWolf: Elvis in the sequel. The foster parents didn't believe him at first about the crashed oil tanker.



* IKnowKungFu: Elvis, that's one of the few truths he's told. He karate kicks one of the whalers in the butt.
* IWasNamedMyName: Averted by TheBookOfTheFilm, in which it's revealed that Willy's "orca name" is Three Spots (referencing the dots under his chin), and the name change is listed among the many ways that life in an aquarium is highly confusing and frightening.



* IWasNamedMyName: Averted by TheBookOfTheFilm, in which it's revealed that Willy's "orca name" is Three Spots (referencing the dots under his chin), and the name change is listed among the many ways that life in an aquarium is highly confusing and frightening.



* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: The kids who were with Jesse disappeared without the audience knowing what happened to them. Though they briefly showed up in the middle of the movie.

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: The kids who were with Jesse disappeared without the audience knowing what happened to them. Though they briefly showed met up with Jesse in the middle of the movie.film.
22nd Mar '17 7:58:21 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* ABoyAndHisX: A Boy and His Whale



* ABoyAndHisX: A Boy and His Whale
23rd Jan '17 12:52:37 AM TheTrailblazerCritic
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* DefrostingIceQueen: Jesse, who suffers from abandonment issues is initially cold and indifferent towards both his foster parents and his employers at the water park. He eventually comes around though, especially with Willy's help and starts adapting more comfortably into his new life.


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* PoliceAreUseless: Justified case of this, as Randolph refuses to bother as he knows they can do nothing to help Willy, and would probably only slow down their efforts to save him.
21st Jan '17 12:08:20 AM TheTrailblazerCritic
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* LaserGuidedKarma: The crowd of kids in the observation area, who's relentless banging on the glass causes Willy a great deal of stress and ruins the show; it becomes so much that Willy ends up slamming the glass, scaring everybody out.
19th Jan '17 12:15:18 AM TheTrailblazerCritic
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* JumpScare: At the start of the film when Jesse vandalizes the observation area, a flash of lightning greets him face to face with Willy's jaws.


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* TooDumbToLive: The kids in the observation deck who keep banging on the glass as Willy swims by, clearly making him distressed as he is unable to perform. The same goes for the adults, who barely make any effort to get the kids to calm down, which leads to Willy slamming the tank as he becomes agitated.
19th Dec '16 9:39:24 AM Morgenthaler
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* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: When Jesse meets his younger brother Elvis in the first sequel, he instantly hates him. They continue to tease each other throughout the movie.


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* CaptivityHarmonica: Jesse plays harmonica. Played with in that as a youth he's obviously not in jail (or if he would be it would be in juvie), but is placed with a foster family that he initially rejects and forced to work at a water park to make up for earlier vandalism. The sounds attract the killer whale he end up befriending.
7th Dec '16 2:40:50 PM Morgenthaler
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* MissingMom: Jesse was abandoned by his mother when he was only six, which informs much of his character and why he [[ABoyAndHisX bonds with a six-ton whale]]. The first sequel reveals that she had another son as well before having the courtesy of dying and leaving his older half-brother as his only family.
7th Dec '16 2:11:33 PM Morgenthaler
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* KarmaHoudini: Not really. [[spoiler: In Dial's case having Willy escaped in the open sea his plan to obtain the insurace money fails. It's also implied he faces charges later.]]
5th Dec '16 2:35:23 PM Morgenthaler
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* AwardBaitSong: By Music/MichaelJackson! ''[[CrowningMusicOfAwesome Will You Be There]]'' was one of his most significant hits in the 1990's.

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* AwardBaitSong: By Music/MichaelJackson! ''[[CrowningMusicOfAwesome Will ''Will You Be There]]'' There'' was one of his most significant hits in the 1990's.
5th Dec '16 2:35:06 PM Morgenthaler
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* {{Badass}}: Do you need to keep a truck from falling off a mountain? With a seven thousand pound whale in the back? Randolph's the man.
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