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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 »
4 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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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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Details

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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Technical Specs

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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

Danielle Fishel and Natanya Ross both auditioned for the role of 'Kim', but were turned down. See more »

Goofs

When Sandy first arrives at Porter's house he switches between wearing sneakers and sandals at least 4 times. See more »

Quotes

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

Features 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954) See more »

Soundtracks

Do It Again
Written by Brian Wilson and Mike Love
Performed by The Beach Boys
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from CEMA Special Markets
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I thought it was good.....
30 December 2002 | by angel_jo_bSee all my reviews

well! its just finished on channel 4 about an hour ago! it was cool, better than free willy i have to say! ermm what to say...kids wud deffo like this film, the only fault is that it didnt show the rhcp's concert!! was lookin forward to seeing that when it was mentioned however...:P:P dont rent it wait for it to come on the television - pretty good acting ttfn xx


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