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Flipper (1996)

PG | | Family, Adventure | 17 May 1996 (USA)
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Sandy Ricks is sent by his mother 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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Sandy Ricks
... Porter Ricks
... Dirk Moran
... Bounty Fisherman #1
Ann Carey ... Fisherman's Wife
Mark Casella ... Bounty Fisherman #2
... Bounty Fisherman #3
Bill Kelley ... Tommy
... Cathy
... Marvin
Lindsay Treco ... Little Girl
... Kim
Mal Jones ... Russ
Louis Seeger Crume ... Mr. Dunnahy
Bill Nolan ... Bartender
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Storyline

Sandy Ricks is sent by his mother 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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Budget:

$25,530,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$213,370, 26 July 1996

Gross USA:

$20,047,715, 18 August 1996
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2.39 : 1
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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 is swimming underwater with Flipper after being knocked off the dock while working, his watch and armbands flip hands during one scene with his watch on the right wrist and armbands on the left. See more »

Quotes

Dirk Moran: I ought to teach you a lesson.
Uncle Porter: I'd like that. I have a thirst for knowledge; teach me.
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Referenced in The Adam and Joe Show: Episode #1.3 (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

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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One of my faves
30 December 2017 | by See all my reviews

It is not 'A Dolphin's Tale' and if one more person asks that I will have a full on meltdown. Just watch it. Please. It's one of my favourite films, and the uncle, (Paul Hogan), is the coolest dude. Someone we should all aspire to be someday.


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