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Free Willy 3: The Rescue | 1997 | PG | - 1.3.2

Yet another sequel of the popular film about the friendship between a whale and a boy.

SEX/NUDITY 1 - A whale is pregnant. Later, she is shown giving birth in a scene that is more suggestive than explicit.


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VIOLENCE/GORE 3 - Whales are shot with spear guns. One off-screen, one on-screen. Willie is shown with a spear in him -- which gets removed. A boy cuts his shin. There is a barroom brawl -- there's nothing too graphic. People in the bar are drinking beer and other alcoholic drinks; some people are drunk. A man is knocked overboard. A man tries to stab Willie with a knife. A man is caught in a fishing net.


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LANGUAGE 2 - A couple of mild obscenities, scatological and anatomical references.


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DISCUSSION TOPICS - Illegal whale hunting, black market, parental authority.

MESSAGE - Stick up for yourself. Do what you think is right, even if it hurts.

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