Flipper (1996)



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Holy mackerel! The old TV show is reprocessed into a Ô90s eco-morality tale about the bond between boy and dolphin. Many sunsets; kids should respond.
Action & Adventure , Kids & Family
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Paul Hogan
as Porter
Elijah Wood
as Sandy
Jonathan Banks
as Dirk Moran
Jason Fuchs
as Marvin
Robert Deacon
as Bouty Fisherman No. 1
Bill Kelley
as Tommy
Mary Jo Faraci
as Sandy's Mom
Anne Carey
as Fisherman's Wife
Allison Bertolino
as Sandy's Sister
Mal Jones
as Russ
Louis Seeger Crume
as Mr. Dunnahy
Ann Carey
as Fisherman's Wife
Mark Casella
as Bounty Fisherman No. 2
Luke Halpin
as Bounty Fisherman No. 3
Lindsay Treco
as Little Girl
Bill Nolan
as Bartender
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Critic Reviews for Flipper

All Critics (19) | Top Critics (5)

Flipper is inoffensive, but it's also asleep in the deep.

December 31, 1999
USA Today
Top Critic

Warmhearted remake of TV classic has some scary moments.

Full Review… | April 24, 2012
Common Sense Media

...an inoffensive yet utterly forgettable endeavor.

Full Review… | February 7, 2011
Reel Film Reviews

Formulaic kid-gets-whipped-into-shape by his ne'er-do-well uncle flick with Wood and Hogan offering likable enough performances to offset the charm of that wonderful dolphin.

March 5, 2005
Movie Metropolis

Paul Hogan, Elijah Wood, and a dolphin. There, I just saved you 97 minutes.

September 8, 2002

Affirms the ties that bind us with animals.

Full Review… | August 26, 2002
Spirituality and Practice

Audience Reviews for Flipper

An easy watching, feel good, kids film.

Lady D'arbanville
Lady D'arbanville

Super Reviewer

I saw this in theatres when it came out, and now I do not remember it... I'll re-watch it sometime. Based on how forgettable this movie was, I'll give it three stars.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

Another childhood favorite and another great update of an old animal character. Much like Lassie, this is the definitive version and deals with the character in ways that were unseen before. Elijah Wood and Paul Hogan make a great unlikely team together and help Flipper cure the seas of poachers and Hammerhead sharks. It's fun coming of age story and memorable tale of friendship between Dolphin and man.

Conner Rainwater
Conner Rainwater

Super Reviewer

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