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Flipper (1996)

PG | | Adventure, Family | 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 »
5 nominations. See more awards »

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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 ... 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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Taglines:

This summer it's finally safe to go back in the water. See more »

Genres:

Adventure | Family

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:

$4,209,525, 19 May 1996

Gross USA:

$20,080,020

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$20,080,020
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Technical Specs

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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Did You Know?

Trivia

Elijah Wood was scripted to have his first on-screen kiss in the film. The scene was shot, then cut out of the final movie. See more »

Goofs

When on board the Reliable and searching for the hazardous waste drums, Cathy says "go downstairs". A real ex-Navy type would have said "go below". See more »

Quotes

Uncle Porter: Here's the pizza. I see a Dolphin.
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Crazy Credits

In the VHS, right after the movie's over, there's a commercial for an Earth Communications Office announcement See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Oprah Winfrey Show: Summer Movie Reviews (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Book of Rules
Written by Barry Llewelyn and Harry M. Johnson
Performed by The Heptones
Courtesy of Island Records, Inc.
By arrangement with PolyGram Film & TV Licensing
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Typical family film

Nothing special, but it is not the worst film of its kind. Standard plot and shallow characters. The film could have balanced the larger storyline with some interesting characters and purpose. Sadly this is just okay and never attempts to be anything more than cute.


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