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Flipper (1963)

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Sandy is distraught when, having saved Flipper by pulling out a spear, his father insists the dolphin be released. A grateful Flipper, however, returns the favor when Sandy is threatened by Sharks.

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The Florida Keys have been hit by hard times of late. First, a red plague kills off much of the fish in the area. And second, Hurricane Hazel unexpectedly changes course to hit the Keys. Regardless, the Ricks family - fisherman father Po (short for Porter), wife Martha, their preteen son Sandy, and Sandy's pet pelican Pete - live in all its aspects by the sea, even during these hard times. When Sandy witnesses the accidental spearing of a dolphin, he, on his own, decides to find the dolphin to put it out of its misery. Upon finding the injured dolphin, Sandy, not having the heart to shoot him, decides instead to tow the dolphin home. With some care and love, Sandy and Martha nurse the dolphin back to health. Sandy wants to keep the dolphin, who he's named Flipper, but Po ultimately releases Flipper, who he sees as "the enemy": a creature who is on the hunt for whatever short supply of fish there are around the Keys. But Po learns that friends - what Flipper and Sandy are to each other... Written by Huggo

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Filmed in the summer of 1961. See more »

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Throughout the movie, but especially during the approaching hurricane scene, the stock footage conflicts with the scene footage. For example, Sandy and Porter are on the boat with flat seas and blue skies, but the stock footage shows dark gray, storm clouds, which would also yield higher waves on the ocean. When Porter returns from his trip to Ocala, the skies are blue and bright, but then there is a cut to stock footage of the beach at dusk. See more »

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Porter Ricks: [Porter consoles his wife about possibly losing their home in the hurricane] The boat is safe; we can always build another house.
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Even though the scenes are used over and over again, it's still a movie.
2 June 2005 | by (In a Chair in my room) – See all my reviews

if you have a dolphin in your fish pen, you're probably the richest kid in the world.

After a hurricane blasts through a small town in Florida, Sandy Ricks and his dad go out to clean out a ship. While Sandy bails water out of the lifeboat, a dolphin jumps out of nowhere and scares him to death. After awhile, this dolphin watches him carefully. it's a few days later he and his friend go out for a swim, and you'll see what happens if you see the movie.

This movie had a lot of good creators behind it. the idea to watch and take pictures of flipper underwater was pretty darn good for those days. although some of those scenes were played over and over again, the movie is still good.

8/10


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