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: [after flipper gets him a banana
] Thank you Flipper. But bananas aren't for dolphins. They're for people. You're not a people.
: [doing a blood oath
] I swear I won't tell anything about Sandy Ricks, or Flipper Penny Hopewell
: I swear I won't tell anything about sandy ricks. Sandy Ricks
: That's me. Penny Hopewell
: Or Flippa. Sandy Ricks
: His name is Flipper. Penny Hopewell
: That's what I said. Flippa. Sandy Ricks
: Why do you talk so funny? Penny Hopewell
: I talk funny?
: [after flipper returns from nearly being hit by an oar
] I know. I saw her try to hit you. I don't blame you.
: Say, you fight pretty good. Penny Hopewell
: You were lucky. You should see me when i've had enough to eat.
: Another thing you should know right away, is how to climb a coconut tree, and how to husk coconuts. My pa showed me how they do it in the south seas. It's not hard, even for a girl. Come on!
: [after penny gets a coconut
] Ok. that's pretty good! Penny Hopewell
: I know. For a girl!
] I'll help you Flipper. I'll help you somehow. It'll be alright.
[flipper moves around
] Sandy Ricks
: Flipper, please stop moving.
: You're lucky, a hurricane on your first visit.
: What do you want? I'm from Chicago, it's not like there were street signs.
: I've been smoking up a storm. Uncle Porter lets me drink all the beer i want, he also knows a lot of loose women.
: [after almost being eaten by a shark
] You know that story you told me, about Scar? Kim
: Mhm. Sandy Ricks
: It's true.
: Bud, why is it Dad and I can't get you out of the bay, but we can't get you into the shower at home either? Bud Ricks
: Why should I take a shower when I have the whole ocean for a bathtub?
: I gotta tell Dad too... that you and Flipper have flipped!
: We knew it was wrong for us to go without asking Dad. Bud Ricks
: We're really sorry, Dad. Porter Ricks
: Why? Because you are really sorry, or that you might get punished? Bud Ricks
: Well, both.
: [Sandy shows his mom the injured Flipper and she decides to help
] What do we do, ma? Martha Ricks
: The same thing I'd do for any animal: get me the kitchen knife and iodine.
: Gee Flipper, you're the greatest. You and my kid brother!
: Did something happen? Porter Ricks
: Yeah. if this weren't the wrong time of the year, I'd say a hurricane just hit - inside that house!
: You mean there's somebody else? Sandy Ricks
: It's their elephant, Dad. Bud Ricks
: An elephant? Porter Ricks
: What? Out here in the open sea?
: The storm warning will be up around here if that house isn't clean.
: You aren't going to take any chances, are you Dad? Bud Ricks
: Not even for Flipper!
] Sandy Ricks
: [after seeing Coast Guard boat take away escaped convict Al Bardeman
] What's going to happen to him, Dad? Porter Ricks
: I don't know; I suppose he'll get the punishment he deserves. Ulla Norstrand
: Just as long as *we* don't ever see him again. It's a shame he had to spoil your camping trip. Bud Ricks
: I don't think he spoiled it. It was kinda fun! Ulla Norstrand
] *Fun?* Sandy Ricks
: I was sorta scared there for a minute, but I knew Dad would get 'im! Porter Ricks
: Well, it did give us a little excitement, didn't it? Ulla Norstrand
: I guess I had better go back to my study of turtles. At least I can try to understand *them*. Men? Never! Dolphin
: Squawk squawk squawk! Ulla Norstrand
] Not even you, Flipper!
: Ms. Thomas, as park warden, I'm familiar with every inch of ocean bottom here. Now why didn't you come to me before printing that hoax? Joanne Thomas
: Hoax is a dirty word, warden! I prefer to call it a... bubble... A bubble that burst! Porter Ricks
: Well, the next time you decide to start a bubble, check with the people who have to clean up the mess, will you? Joanne Thomas
: Now that's not fair. No great harm's been done. anyway, if it hadn't been for your son Bud trying to sell that coin in the first place... Porter Ricks
: Bud? What's Bud got to do with this? Joanne Thomas
: I suggest you do a little checking in your own family before you start being so high and mighty about other people's business, Warden! Sandy Ricks
: My brother the crook!
: What is it, Dad? Porter Ricks
: There's sharks down there. Sandy Ricks
: How many, Dad? Porter Ricks
: I don't know. I didn't take time to count.