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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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Bounty Fisherman #1
Ann Carey ...
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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$25,530,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$20,047,715 (USA) (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 »

Goofs

When Sandy first sees Flipper in the water and follows him along the dock, he walks on the same section of dock twice. See more »

Quotes

Uncle Porter: You're going to have to use your brain which is going to hurt because it's the weakest muscle in your body.
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In the Summertime ('96 Version)
Written by Ray Dorset of Mungo Jerry
Produced by Robert Livingston and Shaun Pizzonia (as Shaun 'Sting Int'l' Pizzonia) for Big Yard Production
Performed by Shaggy featuring Rayvon
Courtesy of Virgin Records
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A dolphin can be a great friend after all.
24 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a spin off of the TV series Flipper. But I don't remember much about the TV series so I don't know the difference from one another.

This is about an average boy teenager named Sandy. Who is spending the week with his Uncle which he's unaware on what he's like.

Sandy isn't too excited in seeing him because he really wanted to go to a Red Hot Chilly Peppers concert.

His uncle is Porter an Austrailian/American seaman who enjoys fishing for a living. And lives in a rigidly old hut that might not look to satisfying to guests.

Sandy finds it unbelievable that he's related to this guy. things seem boring till he encounters a dolphin who is very playful. Sandy finds a new friend to be with through out his vacation.

This movie isn't too bad. Cool thing is it had Ejiah Woods as Sandy and Paul Hogan as Porter. I recommend it for 8 and up. Rent it first before buying it.


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