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Flipper [DVD] [1996]

Paul Hogan , Elijah Wood , Alan Shapiro    Parental Guidance   DVD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Paul Hogan, Elijah Wood, Jonathan Banks, Robert Deacon, Ann Carey
  • Directors: Alan Shapiro
  • Writers: Alan Shapiro, Arthur Weiss, Jack Cowden, Ricou Browning
  • Producers: Bill Sheinberg, Conrad Hool, Darlene Spezzi
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: Turkish, Portuguese, Swedish, Spanish, Hebrew, Italian, Russian, French, Finnish, Arabic, Greek, Danish, Dutch, Norwegian, English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: Universal Pictures UK
  • DVD Release Date: 7 Mar 2005
  • Run Time: 91 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00009QNYK
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 10,534 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Flipper, the 1963 film that inspired a popular television series about a chatty, loveable dolphin gets a sunny makeover in this 1996 update. Elijah Wood plays Sandy, a bleak adolescent from Chicago struggling with the recent divorce of his parents and wanting only to immerse himself in familiar comforts. Instead, Sandy is sent to Coral Key, an island off Australia, to spend a summer with his Uncle Porter (Paul Hogan), a benevolent old fisherman. The sights and pleasures of the island, including a pretty neighbour named Kim (Jessica Wesson), aren't enough to shake off Sandy's gloomy outlook. But when he meets Flipper while boating with Porter, his morale improves considerably. It gets another boost when Flipper develops a loyal attachment to him. A subplot about a crooked charter-boat company dumping toxic waste off the coast feels like a necessary evil, just to give the screenwriter something to do. Other than that, the film is quite fun and charming, and Hogan is a pleasure to see with his cracker-barrel wisdom. The film is great fun all around for ages six and up. --Tom Keogh

Product Description

Rebellious teenager Sandy Ricks (Elijah Wood) is sent to spend the summer with his irresponsible but well-meaning uncle Porter (Paul Hogan). Upset because he is going to miss a Red Hot Chili Peppers concert, Sandy soon finds a friend in a dolphin he names Flipper. Together they stumble upon toxic waste being dumped on Porter's fishing grounds by his enemy, Dirk.


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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Drift Wood? 5 Mar 2000
By A Customer
Format:VHS Tape
Ever since his first movie role back in the 80s, Elijah Wood has graced the screens with his unique blend of charisma and damn good acting abilities! Although this movie is admittedly not one of the better, it is still well worth the money you spend on it. Paul Hogan lets the side slip a little, but apart from that, I'd say it was flawless. Elijah Wood is definitely not "drift wood" - he's here to stay.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars florida, not australia. 14 Nov 2004
By Lyndsay
Format:DVD
this was worth the watch when i was 15 coz it had the grand combination of gorgeous elijah, a dolphin, and paul hogan. though i really dont know what paul hogan was doing in florida, but hey, i'm a kenyan in the uk!(yes, it was set in florida, not australia, hence only one person had an australian accent!)good acting from elijah wood, even when he had to contend with such cheese as an evil guy who wanted to feed him to the sharks. cool dolphin. nice place to live!hey, i wouldnt buy it for myself but a 12 year old daughter would probably love you for it!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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when i saw this film i was instantly gripped by seeing Elijah Wood as the classic disfunctional kid. i have always known what flipper was but never got into the story. i suggest that all those with a bid love a happy-ending, angry-kid-turns-into-local-hero, then this film is for you. Little things did make me frown though, not only is the cheese level so strong in places that you want to cringe and throw something at the film, but the fact that the film is set on an austrailian island where almost everyone speeks with an American accent deos raise eyebrows to the most criticle.
if you're looking for flawless acting, this is not the best film to have. However, Elijah does give a beautiful performance which leads the cast onward and would otherwise leave the movie as a flop.
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5.0 out of 5 stars dvd 17 April 2014
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my girls love this film. had it on video, but bought dvd so can watch over & over again. will tell my friends.
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5.0 out of 5 stars This is a wonderful Film for younger children 23 Mar 2014
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This is a wonderful Film for young Children. It is a brilliant film for the younger members of my family.
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5.0 out of 5 stars super 17 Dec 2013
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very good, i like that, really good, supper cool, funy, really really good., so nice, love taht really. super, super.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love it! 5 Nov 2013
Format:DVD
There's never really been a film like Flipper ever since, well apart from Dolphin Tale I suppose which was equally as inspiring. Flipper is a sweet story, about a young lad that comes from Chicago to stay with his uncle in the Florida Keys/Bahamas, and at first isn't all that happy about it, being that his Uncle lives quite a strange lifestyle and lives with a pet bird? Then of course he meets Flipper the Dolphin and an a whole new adventure unravels. We see a very young Elijah Wood, who did the fantastic job of Sandy! Paul Hogan is great as Porter too! If you felt the same way I did when watching this movie, you'll want to smack one of the fishermen around the face with a frying pan! One particular scene, I have to forward every time otherwise It would leave me in tears every time.

The Score to Flipper is gorgeous too! One of the best soundtracks to a film, by far! It's a fantastic remake of an old movie, if not better! It's a lovely film to sit down with the family and watch! It made me fall in love with Dolphins! This is a must have!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Flipper 7 Oct 2013
By Les
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Received in Excellent condition and just what was required to keep the grown ups entertained an excellent film with good entertainment all around
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars A great hit with the grandchildren
Purchased this DVD for the grandkids and I to watch and we all loved it. The kids have watched the movie on several occasions since.
Published 13 months ago by Mrs Anne Osborne
3.0 out of 5 stars very sweet, but no Free Willy
nice family film, my daughter enjoyed it, but definately not as good as Free Willy . worth a watch though.
Published 15 months ago by april
5.0 out of 5 stars Flipper
An absolutely brilliant film !! Not new but really entertaining. I love dolphins so was in my element. A great film for all ages !!
Published 19 months ago by Tilly Flop
5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic
i was so pleased to see this on DVD at a reasonable price. this is one of my all time favorite films, Paul hogan plays a brilliant roll, and i just love dolphins, great all round... Read more
Published on 7 July 2012 by cas
5.0 out of 5 stars Flipper Dvd
My Niece Loves This Film..I Couldnt Find It Anywhere Except Amazon..THANKS AMAZON!!! She Must Have Watched It !00's Of Times Its A Classic
Published on 14 Dec 2011 by agemmell
5.0 out of 5 stars If you like Free Willy you'll like this..
My daughter who's 8 loves animals and this DVDs was a big hit.. its along the same lines as Free Willy but with a friendly dolphin. A good family film for animal lovers.. Read more
Published on 6 Aug 2011 by natalie :)
5.0 out of 5 stars A CLASSIC!
FLIPPER was amazing! It had brilliant acting, the plot was very believably and fun and i liked the way they mixed adult, scary scenes in with jolly, exciting and family fun! Read more
Published on 16 Jun 2011 by G. Stephenson
4.0 out of 5 stars A childhood classic
I gave this movie 4 stars simply because it is a childhood favourite for me and no matter whether it is technically a good film or not, I will always like watching it. Read more
Published on 12 Oct 2010 by Amy
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