The touching story of a boy and his devoted dolphin, this is the film that led to a popular television series. The story centers on young Sandy Ricks, the son of a fisherman on the Florida Keys. One day he finds a dolphin dying from a spear wound. Sandy removes the spear and treats the wild sea mammal. After he is healed, Sandy's dad Porter Ricks insist that Sandy return the dolphin, whom he has named Flipper, back to the wilds. Later Sandy gets in danger and Flipper gets to return the favor.