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Flipper (1996)

PG | | Family, Adventure | 17 May 1996 (USA)
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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Fisherman's Wife
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Little Girl
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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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This summer it's finally safe to go back in the water. 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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17 May 1996 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$25,530,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$20,047,715 (USA) (16 August 1996)
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Trivia

Danielle Fishel and Natanya Ross both auditioned for the role of 'Kim', but were turned down. See more »

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Sandy gains shoes when knocked off the wharf into the water. See more »

Quotes

Uncle Porter: To live is to love. All reasons against it. All instincts for it.
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Features 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954) See more »

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It's Not Unusual
Written by Gordon Mills and Les Reed
Performed by Tom Jones
Courtesy of The Decca Record Company, Ltd. London
By arrangement with PolyGram Film & TV Licensing
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A sweet heartwarming movie
23 June 2004 | by (Odessa, Ukraine) – See all my reviews

Flipper is a nice heartwarming movie for whole family. It's obviously not a great movie, Free Willy looks much better almost in every component of film making. Possibly, at times it becomes a bit naive , and the writing and the script are not the best part of the movie, but it's a entertaining film with very good cinematography (including underwater shots) and some important moral messages. Elijah Wood proves himself one more time as an incredibly talented and underrated actor. He can make bad movie watchable, okay movie - good, good - great and great movie becomes all time classic. Paul Hogan performance also was very good and he is completely fit to his role. As I already say above, whole cinematography was very good. But underwater shots definitely is the best parts. So Flipper is a perfect way if you want to see nice, sweet and entertaining movie. If you like me become sick and tired of modern Hollywood trash, filled with sex, violence, vulgarity and profanity you most likely would like this movie.

My rating: 7,7 out of 10. Feel free for mailing me about any of my comments and posts here.

Sorry for my bad English.


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