Flipper

Flipper
Flipper
  • PG
  • 1h 35m
  • 1996
Rotten32%
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Dive into adventure in the sun-drenched Florida Keys with the action-packed family favorite Flipper. When Sandy Ricks (Elijah Wood) is sent to Coral Key to stay with his salty Uncle Porter (Paul Hogan) for the summer, he never dreamed he would become best mates with a feisty, orphaned dolphin named Flipper. In no time, the two new friends become caught up in a series of high-seas escapades and Sandy discovers a whole new outlook on life in this heartwarming adventure.

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EmanuelLevy.Com
Emanuel Levy
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June 21, 2017
Movie Metropolis
James Plath
Fresh

Formulaic kid-gets-whipped-into-shape by his ne'er-do-well uncle flick with Wood and Hogan offerin...

June 21, 2017
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Frank Swietek
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Common Sense Says
Warmhearted remake of TV classic has some scary moments.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this 1990s remake of the 1960s TV classic has a scene of a dolphin shot and killed at the beginning, as well as a suspenseful hammerhead shark attack at the end, both of which could be too intense for younger viewers. As a man of the sea, Uncle Porter likes his Budweiser and cigars, both of which are shown throughout the movie. There is mild profanity here and there ("ass," "hell"), but as a whole, in terms of the oft-told story of a boy and his animal (in this case, a supernaturally gifted dolphin), you can do much-much worse.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Family, Drama
  • Release Date:May 17, 1996
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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