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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.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 40%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Good family movie is not just another fish story...or maybe it is."
‑ Steve Crum, Kansas City Kansan
"a sunny windswept antidote to endless helpings of frantic Japanimation"
‑ Don Willmott, Filmcritic.com
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