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Flipper (1996)

PG | | 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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Bounty Fisherman #1
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Fisherman's Wife
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Little Girl
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Bartender
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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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17 May 1996 (USA)  »

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Box Office

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 »

Goofs

When Sandy first arrives at Porter's house he switches between wearing sneakers and sandals at least 4 times. See more »

Quotes

Sandy Ricks: You're lucky, a hurricane on your first visit.
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Connections

Remake of Flipper (1963) See more »

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Book of Rules
Written by Barry Llewelyn and Harry M. Johnson
Performed by The Heptones
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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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