Directed By: Alan Shapiro Starring: Elijah Wood Paul Hogan

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What starts out to be a bummer of a summer for a rebellious teenage boy turns into one of the most action-packed vacations of his life. Sandy's special relationship with flipper helps clear the decks for a closer bond with his well meaning uncle, and a whole new outlook on his own life.


Studio Universal
SKU 40232695
UPC 025192468520
UPC 14 00025192468520
Format DVD
Release Date 6/24/2008
Rating Rating
Coming Of Age
Family (General)
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note A 14-year-old boy consigned against his will to spend the summer on a remote island with his fisherman uncle has the adventure of his life after being befriended by an orphaned dolphin. Based on the long-running television series.
Plot Summary
Summary Flipper, that loveable dolphin from the TV series and films, is reborn here, with a 90's spin. Disgruntled teenager Sandy is upset about his parents' divorce, so he is sent to Key West, Florida to live with Porter, his free-spirit, layabout uncle. One day, Sandy saves a darling dolphin from two dangerous dolts, and later discovers that the fish has followed him to his beachfront abode. Sandy dubs the animal Flipper, and the pair enjoy an unusual, frolicking friendship that lifts the lad out of his doldrums. | However, Flipper's life is threatened by a nasty gang of men who want to dump toxic waste into the waters where Flip swims. Can Porter and Sandy -- with Flipper's help -- save the sweet animal from this politically incorrect doom?
Sight and Sound "...Eye-catching stunts..." 09/01/1996 p.44
USA Today "...Lovely beachside photography..." 05/17/1996 p.4D
Variety "...[The] underwater photography by Pete Romano is beautifully sharp....Hogan takes a dry-witted and refreshingly eccentric approach to [his role]..." 05/13/1996
New York Times "...Paul Hogan and Elijah Wood make a personable team..." 05/17/1996 p.C5
Alan Shapiro
Elijah Wood
Paul Hogan
Cast & Crew
Alan Shapiro - Director
Alan Shapiro - Screenplay
Ann Carey - Actor
Bill Butler - Cinematographer
Chelsea Field - Actor
Elijah Wood - Actor
Issac Hayes - Actor
Jonathan Banks - Actor
Mark Casella - Actor
Paul Hogan - Actor
Peck Prior - Editor
Robert Florio, et al. - Producer
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1996
Catalog ID 24685
UPC 00025192468520
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 96 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles French, Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English [CC], English, French Dubbed, Spanish Dubbed
Aspect Ratio
Anamorphic Widescreen  2.35:1
ReviewSource James Berardinelli's ReelViews
Review About the only worthwhile thing Flipper offers is some decent underwater photography, but tho
ReviewRating 5
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review Flipper arrives on the heels, or fins, of Free Willy and Free Willy 2, which we
Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 5
DVD, Dolby, Dolby Digital (5.1), Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 2.35:1
Product Attributes
Actor Wood,Elijah
Label Mca Home Video
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD

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