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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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I'll take this over Eye of the dolphin any day! See more (6 total) »


  (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)
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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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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: 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:[after flipper gets him a banana] Thank you Flipper. But bananas aren't for dolphins. They're for people. You're not a people.See more »
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13 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
I'll take this over Eye of the dolphin any day!, 3 May 2005
Author: The_Light_Triton ( from In a Chair in my room

(Note: This comment has been re-written as of Feburary 4th, 2009)

If anyone thinks this film is bad, they're wrong. Sure, it might not stack up to the original, or the TV series, but i'd rather go pop the 1990 VHS restored version into my VCR and waste 2 hours on a movie I can damn near recite line-by-line, Than waste 90 minutes watching a 16 year old girl in a bikini free captive dolphins to die in the open ocean.

So 15 year old Sandy ricks spends his time at home, alone with only his dolphin. the 2 are inseparable, and this is tested when he has to leave home for a place with his aunt, leaving flipper behind. To avoid being separated, Sandy escapes with flipper to a deserted island.

When he arrives at this island, it is his home. but little does he know that a British mother and her 2 children will be dumped off at this island by 3 murderers who recently escaped Prison. It will take all of his and flipper's wits and abilities to help the helpless family and to thwart the killers' plans.

This movie will forever stick to my heart like glue. I've been watching it since i was 4 years old. the music is good, no matter how old and out of style it may be. even if i'm taking a girl out for a walk, the song "Imagine" sometimes pops into my head.

Another cool thing to comment on is that there is Advertising inside of the movie. How is that? the characters talk about the movie "Mutiny on the Bounty" Which is a real MGM film. they also Talk about "Showdown in Samoa" but that's not a real film, perhaps it was a project MGM was working on, but abandoned halfway through.

Bottom line, this movie is worth your money, and 2 hours or so of your time. I Give it 9/10

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