Flipper 1963 G CC

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Grab your snorkel and join the fun! The original family movie that spawned the highly successful TV series and several sequels stars Chuck Connors as a fisherman.

Starring:
Chuck Connors, Luke Halpin
Runtime:
1 hour, 31 minutes

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Flipper

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Product Details

Genres Drama, Adventure, Kids & Family
Director James B. Clark
Starring Chuck Connors, Luke Halpin
Supporting actors Connie Scott, Jane Rose, Joe Higgins, Robertson White, George Applewhite, Kathleen Maguire, Mitzie
Studio Warner Bros.
MPAA rating G (General Audience)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 24 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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Customer Reviews

My grand kids love all 4 movies.
Maximus
It's a good clean movie, with action and outdoor adventure.
B. Kimball
Everything as stated, fast service, and excellent product.
Kenneth Vorron

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

25 of 26 people found the following review helpful By trebe TOP 500 REVIEWER on April 26, 2003
Format: VHS Tape
The original Flipper movie is simple, and unpretentious tale that tickles the heartstrings. The story line is uncomplicated, with touches that keep it grounded in reality.
Chuck Connors, best known for playing Lucas McCain on "The Rifleman" TV program, is once again cast as a strong father figure. Here he is Porter Ricks, a fisherman trying to eek out a living, and support his wife (Kathleen Maguire) and young son Sandy (Luke Halpin). Life is very hard, as after surviving a hurricane, Porter must leave his family to repair his boat damaged in the storm.
While his father is away, Sandy is exploring the sea with some friends. A dolphin (Flipper), is shot with a spear by another boy in the party. The shooter is himself injured, and is taken away for medical attention. Sandy returns to the scene, with shotgun in hand, prepared to put the injured dolphin out of it's misery. Of course that can't happen, and Sandy brings the injured dolphin home.
Flipper's recovery is a most miraculous one, but the real story deals with the relationship between father and son, and the growth of the young man. Sandy is a good kid, but not syrupy sweet. Ricks loves his son, but is determined to have him face the realities of life. Thanks to Flipper, both father and son learn some valuable lessons in life.
The story of Flipper's origin, has a more serious tone than the TV program. Though it doesn't have a lot of warm and fuzzy moments, it is still fairly good family entertainment.
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 21, 1999
Format: VHS Tape
If you're looking for a wholesome adventure that the whole family can enjoy, then this is a good choice. The family portrayed here exhibits good family values--respect for each other and for authority, responsibility, and they even pray! I found nothing objectionable in this video for my 5-year-old and I'm not easy to please. I highly recommend this version over the more recent one.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Fledgling Entrepreneur on February 13, 2000
Format: VHS Tape Verified Purchase
My nine-year-old daughter and I both love dolphins. We very much enjoyed this movie. The part where Flipper displays his talents at performing tricks is particularly endearing. It was good to hear the Flipper theme song in its entirety. I recommend it highly for family viewing - much more than the newer Paul Hogan version.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By B. Kimball on October 29, 2004
Format: DVD
The color was really good on this DVD, and the picture clear. Having grown up in south Florida, I can remember playing in many areas much like you see (except for maybe the scenes filmed in the bahamas). It's a good clean movie, with action and outdoor adventure. Now maybe they will release Gentle Ben on DVD?
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. Muriel A. Kowalski on August 28, 2006
Format: DVD
I had purchased this for my granddaughter who loves dolphins. I remember watching it with my children 30 years ago. All three of my grandchildren loved it as well as the other two I had purchased.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Brian Baker on February 9, 2007
Format: DVD
Good clean fun. Hollywood has lost the art of film making over the last 40 years. This is an excellent step back in time for film buffs. A great and entertaining film for the whole family. The kids will go to sleep at night dreaming of sunny beaches and friendly animals after watching this, instead of wondering who will survive on "Survivor", or who's going to bomb what on "24". If your wondering what your kids should be watching it is this movie.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By J. B. Dixon on August 4, 2009
Format: DVD
What can I say about Flipper? It's a great story and will warm your heart. Children love it and adults find themselves glued to the TV as well. Highly recommend to those who are tired of all these techno over the edge productions that really aren't suitable for the entire family. It's a classic and everyone should have this as a part of their media library.
Marcy Dixon
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Elise B on June 18, 2013
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
This is a set of two DVD's with two movies on each. The movies are classics and I was able to watch two of the four. I bought the set specifically for the Flipper and the Lassie movies, but was glad to get the other two as well. The first problem I had with the DVD is that there is no main menu to choose which movie you want to see. So if you want to see the second movie, you have to go completely thru the first one. The second problem was that the second DVD did not work at all. It stopped and skipped and would not play. Since the first video played fine, I have to assume it was not my player. I suppose I could return it as defective.
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