FLIPPER (Theatrical Release USA 1996)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.8|5.0 Stars ììì

remake of the 1963 Flipper film starring Chuck Connors—retains heart, commonsense, and realism as it explores the interaction between a young boy named Sandy (Elijah Wood), his Uncle Porter Ricks (Paul Hogan), and a dolphin named Flipper. With a little ‘who-dun-it’ thrown in along with filming in Florida’s Gold Coast, the movie deserves its place as a no-stress, hot summer day flick served with Iced Tea or Cola.

Film Poster Courtesy of Wikipedia


A young boy finds his place with a little help of a dolphin.

Additional Thanks

Really Good Work for Director Alan Shapiro. Thank you to Executive Producers Lance Hool, Bill Sheinberg, and Jonathan Sheinberg for making the film possible.  Additional character/cast include:  Dirk Moran (Jonathan Banks), Bounty Fisherman #1 (Robert Deacon), Fisherman’s wife (Anne Carey), Bounty Fisherman #2 (Mark Casella), Bounty Fisherman #3 (Luke Halpin), Tommy (Bill Kelley), Cathy (Chelsea Field), and Marvin (Jason Fuchs).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. The storyline is novel and nicely presents a view into life lived along salt water.

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