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Release Date:
19 November 1964 (Mexico) 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!
Boy Sandy and Dolphin Flipper are in the Bahamas where they pester a bunch of outlaws holding an English family captive. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Luke Halpin ... Sandy Ricks

Pamela Franklin ... Penny
Helen Cherry ... Julia

Tom Helmore ... Sir Halsey Hopewell

Francesca Annis ... Gwen

Brian Kelly ... Porter Ricks
Joe Higgins ... L.C. Porett
Lloyd Battista ... Gil
Gordon Dilworth ... Sea Captain
Courtney Brown ... Convict
William Cooley ... Second Convict

Dan Chandler ... Coast Guard Commander
Ricou Browning ... Dr. Burton

Richard O'Barry ... Veterinarian (as Ric O'Feldman)
Robert Baldwin ... Veterinarian
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mitzie ... Flipper (uncredited)

Directed by
Leon Benson 
Writing credits
Ivan Tors  story and
Ricou Browning  characters and
Jack Cowden  characters

Art Arthur 

Produced by
Ricou Browning .... associate producer
Ben Chapman .... associate producer
Ivan Tors .... producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Henry Vars 
Cinematography by
Lamar Boren (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Warren Adams 
Charles Craft 
Casting by
Irene Howard (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Edward Haldeman .... assistant director
Sound Department
Howard Warren .... sound recordist
Music Department
Henry Vars .... conductor
Other crew
Robert C. Cannom .... technical advisor (as Captain Robert C. Cannom)
Joseph Gannon .... assistant to producer (as Joe Gannon)
Richard O'Barry .... technical advisor (as Ric O'Feldman)
Crew verified as complete

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94 min
Color (Metrocolor)
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Australia:G | Sweden:11 (original rating) | Sweden:Btl (re-rating) (1969) | USA:G
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Did You Know?

Although Luke Halpin was 16 when this film was made, it is likely that his character Sandy Ricks was supposed to be 13 or 14.See more »
Continuity: When Sandy is called over by Mr. Porett, he's holding a banana in his hand when he has his feet in the water. In the next scene the banana has mysteriously disappeared from his hand.See more »
Sandy Ricks:[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?
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References Mutiny on the Bounty (1962)See more »
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Dumb, no wonder a kid and a dolphin take them, 3 December 2011
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

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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