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Flipper [DVD] [1996]

SKU:6171046
Release Date:01/20/2004
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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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    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (3 out of 3)

    Synopsis


    Flipper
    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



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