Flipper

Flipper

5.0 2
Director: Alan Shapiro, Elijah Wood, Paul Hogan, Chelsea Field

Cast: Alan Shapiro, Elijah Wood, Paul Hogan, Chelsea Field

     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

In this adventure drama for the family, based on the popular TV series of the mid-'60s, Sandy Ricks (Elijah Wood) is a moody teenager from Chicago who is not dealing well with the recent divorce of his parents. In the hope that a change of scenery will do him good, Sandy is sent to spend the summer with his Uncle Porter (Paul Hogan), an aging hippie and fisherman who

Overview

In this adventure drama for the family, based on the popular TV series of the mid-'60s, Sandy Ricks (Elijah Wood) is a moody teenager from Chicago who is not dealing well with the recent divorce of his parents. In the hope that a change of scenery will do him good, Sandy is sent to spend the summer with his Uncle Porter (Paul Hogan), an aging hippie and fisherman who lives on Coral Key, an island off the coast of Florida. The sun and sand do little to improve Sandy's outlook on life, even after he meets Kim (Jessica Wesson), a pretty girl who lives nearby, but he becomes sunnier when he encounters Flipper, a friendly dolphin, while boating with Porter. When Sandy helps save Flipper from a pack of bloodthirsty charter-boat fishermen, led by the mean-spirited Dirk Moran (Jonathan Banks), the dolphin becomes the boy's loyal companion (at least when Sandy is close to the water). But Sandy soon discovers that Dirk is dumping toxic waste into the waters of Coral Key, and with the help of Cathy (Chelsea Field), a friend of Porter's with a background in marine biology, Sandy and Porter try to gather enough evidence so that Sheriff Buck Cowan (Isaac Hayes) will be able to put Dirk behind bars.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/09/1998
UPC:
0096898282536
Original Release:
1996
Rating:
PG
Source:
Universal Studios

Related Subjects

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Elijah Wood Sandy Ricks
Paul Hogan Uncle Porter
Chelsea Field Cathy Simms
Isaac Hayes Sheriff Buck Cowan
Jonathan Banks Dirk Moran
Jason Fuchs Marvin
Jessica Wesson Kim
Luke Halpin Bounty Fisherman No. 3
Allison Bertolino Sandy's Sister
Anne Carey Fisherman's Wife
Mark Casella Bounty Fisherman
Louis Seeger Crume Mr. Dunnahy
Robert Deacon Bounty Fisherman
Mary Jo Faraci Sandy's Mom
Mal Jones Russ
Bill Kelley Tommy
Bill Nolan Bartender
Lindsay Treco Little Girl

Technical Credits
Alan Shapiro Director,Screenwriter
Steve Aaron Sound/Sound Designer
Julie Ashton-Barson Casting
Ricou Browning Original Story
Bill Butler Cinematographer
Jack Cowden Original Story
Conrad Hool Co-producer
Lance Hool Executive Producer
Matthew Jacobson Costumes/Costume Designer
Ellen Jacoby Casting
Perry Katz Producer
James J. McNamara Producer
Joel McNeely Score Composer
Doug Merrifield Associate Producer
Philip A. Patterson Asst. Director
Paul Petschek Editor
Peck Prior Editor
Joel B. Segal Asst. Director
Timothy R. Sexton Musical Direction/Supervision
Darlene Spezzi Co-producer
Thomas A. Walsh Production Designer

Videos

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >

Flipper 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you are in love with Elijah See this movie. He is in the water alot so you know what that means!!! This is a must see movie. I have seen it so many times I have memorized the lines.