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Flipper (1996)

 -  Family | Adventure  -  17 May 1996 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Storyline

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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Family | Adventure

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

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Flipper, to delfini  »

Box Office

Budget:

$25,530,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

£1,405,349 (UK) (16 August 1996)
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Director Alan Shapiro originally wanted 'an entirely unknown' for the role of 'Kim'. However, felt that most of the girls that screen tested with Elijah Wood were too 'giggly'. He decided to cast someone with more experience. See more »

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Sandy Ricks: You're lucky, a hurricane on your first visit.
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Better than Free Willy!
21 January 2003 | by (California) – See all my reviews

I Despised "Free Willy"... i thought it was fruity and stupid. But i likes this movie! Sure it's got a bit of a flimsy storyline, but it's your typical 90's kiddie film. But i still enjoyed it, oddly enough... I really DIDNT think i would, but i did! That's probably just because Elijah Wood was in it. He was funny and before Lord of

The Rings, people characterized Elijah Wood as , "he was the guy in Flipper"

sure, i wouldnt see it more than once or twice, but it's pretty fun to sorta make fun of with some of your close friends. I give this movie a 6 outta 10. Better than the average movie out there, but not amazing or anything. Hey, at least It's not

disney, right?


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