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Sandy Ricks is sent by his mom to Coral Key, a rustic island in the Florida keys, to spend the summer with his uncle Porter Ricks. Sandy dislikes everything about his new environment until a new friend comes into his life, a dolphin named Flipper, that brings uncle and nephew together and leads Sandy on the summer adventure of a lifetime. Written by Wayne Coleman <waynecoleman@swbell.net>

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Sandy thought he was in for another boring summer. Instead, he got the adventure of a lifetime. See more »

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Rated PG for some mild language and menacing action | See all certifications »

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$25,530,000 (estimated)

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$213,370 (USA) (26 July 1996)

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$20,047,715 (USA) (16 August 1996)
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Luke Halpin played Sandy in the TV series Flipper (1964) See more »

Goofs

When the boat is bearing down on the boy near the signal marker, the tracking radar shows it ahead of the boat but off to the right, at about the one o'clock position. As they close in on it, the distance on the radar gets shorter but it stays at the one-o'clock position. If they were heading straight toward it, it would be at the twelve o'clock position. See more »

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Uncle Porter: A piece of advice, Never hurl in front of your woman. Something to live by.
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Referenced in The Adam and Joe Show: Episode #1.3 (1996) See more »

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Wipe Out
Written by Patrick Connolly (as Bill Connelly), Jim Fuller, Jim Pash, Robert Berryhill (as Bob Berryhill) and Ronald Wilson (as Ron Wilson)
Performed by Leika & The Cosmonauts (as Laika and The Cosmonauts)
Courtesy of Upstart Records and Texicali Records
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A good, heart-warming movie
3 January 2003 | by See all my reviews

Flipper is a good movie that you can just sit down and watch with the little ones without having to worry about shielding their eyes at any point during it. Sure it's a bit cheesey at times and the writing is not on scale with an actor of Elijah Wood's caliber, but it is an entertaining film to watch and it's nice to see him playing a somewhat normal teenager. His character Sandy does lean towards the overly obnoxious side of things in the beginning though. So much so that you know if you were in the uncle's place, you'd take him out for a midnight ocean ride and not return with him.


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