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Flipper's New Adventure (1964)

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Boy Sandy and Dolphin Flipper are in the Bahamas where they pester a bunch of outlaws holding an English family captive.



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Complete credited cast:
Helen Cherry ...
Sir Halsey Hopewell
Joe Higgins ...
L.C. Porett
Lloyd Battista ...
Gordon Dilworth ...
Sea Captain
Courtney Brown ...
William Cooley ...
Second Convict
Coast Guard Commander
Ricou Browning ...
Dr. Burton
Veterinarian (as Ric O'Feldman)
Robert Baldwin ...


While widowed Porter Ricks is away at school learning to be a park ranger, his teen-aged son, Sandy, under adult supervision from a neighbor, remains at the family home in the Florida Keys with his pet dolphin, Flipper. While Po (as Porter is called by most) is away, Sandy learns that the family home, built on state land, is being torn down to make way for a highway. In turn, Sandy would be sent to live with relatives, while Flipper would be sent to the seaquarium permanently. Not wanting to be separated from Flipper, Sandy, using his skiff, runs away with Flipper. A distraught Po returns home to look for his son. Meanwhile, the Hopewell family from Britain are vacationing in the area. Their sailboat is hijacked by three escaped convicts, who take the father, Halsey, hostage, and set the three Hopewell women - mother Julia, and teen-aged daughters Gwen and Penny - adrift, they who eventually land on the island where Sandy is hiding. Not wanting to be detected since he doesn't want to ... Written by Huggo

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island | dolphin | boy | beach | sequel | See more »


Here comes Flipper the fearless... he's back with some brand new friends, new fun, new thrills, as he tackles a band of desperate pirates!


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19 November 1964 (Mexico)  »

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Flipper and the Pirates  »

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Last cinema film of Tom Helmore. See more »


In the scene after Sandy leaves his home, he's supposed to be in the middle of the ocean, but in the opening shot, Flipper is seen swimming near a dock which can be seen at the top left of the screen. See more »


Sandy Ricks: [Crying] I'll help you Flipper. I'll help you somehow. It'll be alright.
[flipper moves around]
Sandy Ricks: Flipper, please stop moving.
[continues crying]
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Followed by Flipper (1964) See more »


It's a Cotton Candy World
By 'By' Dunham and Henry Vars
Performed by Jerry Wallace
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Dumb, no wonder a kid and a dolphin take them
3 December 2011 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

For Flipper's New Adventure the writers at MGM came together and mixed the plots of The Admirable Crichton and The Desperate Hours and came up with a story that is cute and entertaining, but also for juveniles. I don't think any adults would buy it. A little bit of Bomba the Jungle Boy thrown in as well.

One phone call to his father who was studying to be a Park Ranger after giving up his career as a fisherman from the first Flipper movie might have eased Luke Halpin's concern for his pet. But he hears some folks from the Miami Seaquarium are going to take Flipper and so he runs away and finds a nice island off the Florida coast to live or at least until the Seaquarium folks go away.

Of course if Luke had made that phone call to Brian Kelly playing his father for the first time, he and Flipper would not have been around to help Tom Helmore's family who are stranded on the same island. He's been kidnapped for the use of his boat by three escaped convicts and they strand Helen Cherry and daughters Francesca Annis and Pamela Franklin on the island Luke took refuge on.

Here's where it gets really dumb. These three are fugitives being hunted by law enforcement and they hit upon the brilliant scheme of holding Helmore and family for a getaway insurance. So they go back to that island and take them all save Halpin whom they don't know about. Absolutely brilliant, these clowns would have killed Helmore and kept on going with that cabin cruiser of his in real life. No wonder a kid and a dolphin take them.

A bit unbelievable for adults, strictly for kids is Flipper's New Adventure.

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