The story of Crossbeak, Bonnet and Bone has been made into a movie with a 40 million dollar budget. "Big Miracle" is based on the book "Freeing the Whales" by Thomas Rose and news reports about the incident at Port Barrow. Showing in the US started on February 3 and to date has grossed 17 million dollars. Philippine Release is on May 2012.
The names of the whales were changed to "Fred, Wilma and Bamm-Bamm" as well as a cast of fictional characters including a TV journalist (Adam Carlson}, a Greenpeace activist (Rachel Kramer) an oil-company executive (Ted Danson), a struggling reporter (Kristen Bell); a National Guard officer (Dermot Mulroney); an Inupiat whaler (John Pingayak).
"Big Miracle" has the air of a workplace comedy played out in subzero weather. John Krasinski plays Adam Carlson and Drew Barrymore plays Rachel Kramer.