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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 »

Director:

Alan Shapiro

Writers:

Ricou Browning (story), Jack Cowden (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Elijah Wood ... Sandy Ricks
Paul Hogan ... Porter Ricks
Jonathan Banks ... Dirk Moran
Robert Deacon ... Bounty Fisherman #1
Ann Carey Ann Carey ... Fisherman's Wife
Mark Casella Mark Casella ... Bounty Fisherman #2
Luke Halpin ... Bounty Fisherman #3
Bill Kelley Bill Kelley ... Tommy
Chelsea Field ... Cathy
Jason Fuchs ... Marvin
Lindsay Treco Lindsay Treco ... Little Girl
Jessica Wesson ... Kim
Mal Jones Mal Jones ... Russ
Louis Seeger Crume Louis Seeger Crume ... Mr. Dunnahy
Bill Nolan 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 »

Genres:

Family | Adventure

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild language and menacing action | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 May 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fliper See more »

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Box Office

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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints)| DTS-Stereo (35 mm prints)| DTS (35 mm prints)| Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

When Paul Hogan uses a blowtorch to 'toast' bread he is recreating a gag that was employed on The Paul Hogan Show where Hoges makes toast for his house-mate - Strop. See more »

Goofs

While on board the Reliable searching for toxic waste (potentially for three days), each person's clothing changes at least three times, but Sandy's shirt changes seven times among four different shirts: a Smashing Pumpkins shirt, a DINK shirt, a stag head shirt, and a solid gray shirt. See more »

Quotes

Sandy Ricks: What do you want? I'm from Chicago, it's not like there were street signs.
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Connections

References Jaws (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

Flipper
Written by Henry Vars and "By' Dunham'
Produced by Richard Rudolph (as Richard Rudolph), Michael Sembello and Matthew Sweet
Performed by Matthew Sweet
Courtesy of Zoo Entertainment
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A sweet heartwarming movie
23 June 2004 | by Juni78ukrSee 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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