Moving family drama about an unruly 12-year-old street kid named Jesse (Jason James Richter) who gets a job at an adventure park, where he befriends the star attraction, a 7,000-pound killer whale named Willy (Keiko, in an uncredited role). When Jesse realizes Willy is miserable in captivity, he plans a way to release him to the ocean. Michael Madsen, Lori Petty, Jayne Atkinson, Michael Ironside co-star. 111 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English.