Flipper Movie Review 1996

Information and Film Reviews for Flipper the Movie

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They still call him Flipper! Flipper, who in some scenes is played by a robot dolphin, reappears in a feature film for the first time since 1966. Sullen 14-year-old city boy Sandy Ricks (Wood) must spend the summer with crusty bachelor uncle Porter (Hogan), who would rather fish than look after his troublesome nephew. The duo witness the heartless killing of Flipper's family and are adopted by him. In addition to causing their seafood bill to skyrocket, the dolphin helps them uncover an illegal toxic waste dumper, who happens to be the same guy who made Flipper's mama sleep with the fishes. Updated along with the story is the soundtrack, which features a version of the famous theme song by Matthew Sweet.


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Available on VHS
Running time 97 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Comic Adventure, Wild Kingdom, Sail Away, Go Fish, Island Fare, Deep Blue, Adapted from Television, Teen Angst, Aunts & Uncles, Nieces & Nephews
Alan Shapiro
Elijah Wood, Paul Hogan, Chelsea Field, Isaac Hayes, Jonathan Banks, Luke Halpin
Bill Butler
Alan Shapiro
Joel McNeely
Lance Hool, Universal Pictures

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