Release Date: May 17th, 1996
DVD Release Date: January 20th, 2004
PG|1 hr 36 min
Sandy Ricks (Elijah Wood), a young Chicago teenager, has difficulty adjusting after his parents' divorce. Thinking a vacation will help, his mother sends him to spend the summer with his uncle (Paul Hogan) in the Florida Keys. When he arrives, Ricks has nothing but a bad attitude until a chance encounter with the playful dolphin Flipper and a neighborhood girl (Jessica Wesson) snap him out of it. However, Flipper's life is soon in danger when someone starts dumping toxic waste in the ocean.
Director: Alan Shapiro
Genres: Family, Adventure
Production Co: The Bubble Factory, Universal Pictures
Distributors: Universal Pictures