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Flipper [DVD] [1996]

  • SKU: 6171046
  • Release Date: 01/20/2004
  • Rating: PG
Alan Shapiro's 1996 reworking of Flipper arrives on DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 2.35:1. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1, while Spanish and French soundtracks have been recorded in Dolby Digital Surround. Spanish and French subtitles are accessible. There are no supplemental materials of any consequence, but this disc does offer solid sound and picture quality.

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (3 out of 3)


    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. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Elijah Wood
      Elijah Wood - Sandy Ricks
    • Paul Hogan
      Paul Hogan - Uncle Porter
    • Chelsea Field
      Chelsea Field - Cathy Simms
    • Isaac Hayes
      Isaac Hayes - Sheriff Buck Cowan
    • Jonathan Banks
      Jonathan Banks - Dirk Moran

    Customer rating

    Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 3 reviews

    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      more good than bad

      • Top 250 ContributorTop 250 Contributor

      I used to watch flipper all the time growing up yes i'm that when i saw this version on blu-ray i gad to get it. i think it's a very good blu-ray transfer. i think paul hogan and johnathan banks were great in their respective roles. all the animal actors were also great. i do have two gripes with this film though. 1. elijah woods acting seemed only believable some of the time at other times he seemed to just be phoning it in not enough emotion in scenes that called for it and too much in others and their was no real back story for this carector this self centered kid arrive to stay with his uncle and for the most part this attitude does change that much. 2. there are no special features ! they could have done alot of dolphin stuff instead they gave us nothing!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great movie

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      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I loved the movie as a kid and now my daughter loves it! I recommend it for everyone

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      great kid's movie!!

      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member
      • Top 100 ContributorTop 100 Contributor

      such a great children's movie this movie is so good really should check out

      I would recommend this to a friend

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