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Flipper 

Ranger Porter Ricks is responsible for the animal and human life in Coral Key Park, Florida. Stories center on his 15-year-old son Sandy and 10-year-old Bud and, especially, on their pet dolphin Flipper.
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1967   1966   1965   1964  
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Brian Kelly ...  Porter Ricks 88 episodes, 1964-1967
Luke Halpin ...  Sandy Ricks 88 episodes, 1964-1967
Tommy Norden Tommy Norden ...  Bud Ricks 88 episodes, 1964-1967
Flipper ...  Flipper 88 episodes, 1964-1967
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Ranger Porter Ricks is responsible for the animal and human life in Coral Key Park, Florida. Stories center on his 15-year-old son Sandy and 10-year-old Bud and, especially, on their pet dolphin Flipper.

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Dive into a world full of wonder with the King of the Sea! (Season One DVD)

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Adventure | Family

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 September 1964 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Flipper le dauphin See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(88 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Luke Halpin as Sandy Ricks did all his own stunts throughout the Flipper TV series including the "Shark Hunt" show in Series 2 where he wrestled large nasty sharks to the surface caught on large hooks. The only exceptions were in "300 Feet Below" Series 1 and "Firing Line 2" Series 3 when the dolphin trainer Ric O'Barry doubled for Luke - the first being a 20 foot dive from a helicopter into the ocean and the second dodging stunt explosives designed to look like the skiff was being fired at by naval guns. See more »

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Brian Kelly was stunning
12 December 2009 | by georgepardeeSee all my reviews

When I was a kid, I really loved the dolphin Flipper, and the two boys were cute and much like me. But I really loved Dad, Porter Ricks, played by Brian Kelly. What a daddy he was! With his exquisitely handsome face and a perfectly sculpted, hairy body, he was out of this world. His ranger uniform, with its tight pants, tight, unbuttoned shirt with nice short sleeves, compared with Robert Conrad's sexy outfits on Wild, Wild West, which was showing during the same years. And, of course, there were his many, many scenes in a bathing suit - breathtaking! Wow! His voice and his movements dripped with masculinity. He was so frickin' virile! I loved that man as an 11-year-old and still love him now. So sad about the motorcycle accident. Rest in Peace, Brian.


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