Flipper's New Adventure

Synopsis: While widowed Porter Ricks is away at school learning to be a park ranger, his teen-aged son, Sandy, under adult supervision from a neighbor, remains at the family home in the Florida Keys with his pet dolphin, Flipper. While Po (as Porter is called by most) is away, Sandy learns that the family home, built on state land, is being torn down to make way for a highway. In turn, Sandy would be sent to live with relatives, while Flipper would be sent to the seaquarium permanently. Not wanting to be separated from Flipper, Sandy, using his skiff, runs away with Flipper. A distraught Po returns home to look for his son. Meanwhile, the Hopewell family from Britain are vacationing in the area. Their sailboat is hijacked by three escaped convicts, who take the father, Halsey, hostage, and set the three Hopewell women - mother Julia, and teen-aged daughters Gwen and Penny - adrift, they who eventually land on the island where Sandy is hiding. Not wanting to be detected since he doesn't want to b
Director(s): Leon Benson
94 min

We call him Flipper


faster than lightning

No one you see

Is smarter than he

And we know Flipper

Lives in a world

full of wonder

Lying there under,

under the sea

There once was a boy

Who lived by the sea

Ever so kind

But lonely was he

Until one day

One day when he met

A friend he'll never forget

His name is Flipper


Faster than lightning

No one you see

Is smarter than he

And we know Flipper

Lives in a world

Full of wonder

Lying there under

Under the sea

Mr. L.C. Porett,

remember now,

tomorrow we're coming through,

dolphin pen and all.

Ain't no need

to push none.

The boy and the dolphin

will be gone by then.

Fact is, they'll be

gone this afternoon.

It has to be done.

Look, it can't be

put off no more.

Jump, Flipper. Jump!

Come on. Once more.

Come on,

take me to the dock.

Thank you, Flipper,

but bananas

aren't for dolphins.

They're for people,

and you're not a people.


Coming, Mr. Porett.

Hi, Mr. Porett.

Come on down

and see Flipper.

Why, I haven't

time now, son.

Come on to the house.

I have to talk

to you right away.

Yes, sir.

Drop anchor, Star.

I still don't


How come I have

to leave here?

Sandy, all of this...

It's always been

state property.

And now they're

coming through here

with a new causeway,

starting tomorrow.

There just

ain't room no more.

I got to talk

to my pa.

You can't.

I tried to reach him.

He's still up at

the Park Ranger School.

Well, what

about Flipper?

What's gonna become

of Flipper?

Well, Flipper, you don't have

to worry about him none at all.

Why, he's gonna get

the best care...

by the best people

in the whole world

when it comes to dolphins,

the Miami Seaquarium.

Well, they're coming down

to get him in an hour.

To get him?

You mean,

to take him away?

But nobody

can take Flipper.

I won't let anybody

take Flipper.

Look, there ain't no

place else for him.

What, with your pa

still gone

and your ma passed away,

God rest her.

You have to go up

to Madisonville

and stay with your aunt.

Mr. Porett,

Flipper has to go where I go.

Sandy, there's no more water

in Madisonville

than you can get

from a well.

Now, you know Flipper

can't live in no bucket.

Mr. Porett, please...


I'll be back in a half hour

to help you get ready.

I'm sorry, son.

I thought I raised

you real good.

I did the best

I know how.

Yes, sir.

The best I know how.

Watch your helm, Star.

Engines ahead full.

Nobody's going to

take you, Flipper.


You wait right here.

Dear pa...

Please don't worry

about me.

I'm going far away

where no one can find

Flipper and me.

But just remember,

I'll always love you

and be thinking of you.

Your son, Sandy.

To my pa.


Yes, Porter Ricks,


He's one of them student rangers

at the diving school.

Hello, Po?

I been trying to get you

for three days.

Listen, is Sandy

up there with you?

'Cause if he is,

I want you to put

the front of your hand

on the back

of that boy's britches!

No, Sandy

isn't here with me.

Why should he be?

He has what?

Well, Po, the first day,

I thought he'd come home

when he got good and hungry,

and then I started

really looking.

The boy ain't around

nowhere, Po...

and Flipper's gone too.

Mr. L.C. Porett...

You must've been using

a soap bubble for a skull.

I'm coming down

on the first plane.

And when I get there,

I want a boat,

and I want it ready to go.

Mom still says

you can have the boat

as long as you want it,

Po, but she'd kind

of like to know

how long you'll need it.

How long?

Till I find Sandy,

that's how long!

Till I search every

little bay and cove

up and down

the Florida coastline!

Anywhere a boy might try

to hide with a dolphin.

Well, you don't need

to worry none

about him going out

into the open ocean!

Why not?

Well, see, about the time

Sandy disappeared,

the coast guard

was searching every inch

of that water out there,

using planes and everything,

looking for three

escaped convicts.

Gil Bateson,

you heard of him,

and two other


Gil Bateson?

For a while they thought

they'd headed out in a boat.

If Sandy had been out there,

they'd have spotted him

right off.

I know. I checked

first thing.

It's a big ocean.

But Sandy wouldn't go out

there in just a skiff.

Even you couldn't have

made him that desperate.

Po! Wait!

I've been saving this

for you, Flipper's horn.

Sandy went off

without it.

It might help you

find him.


Mr. L.C. Porett.

Sorry I was

so angry with you.

I know, you were only

trying to do well.

That's the lord's truth,

Po. It sure is.

Help me out, will you?

Sorry, Flipper.

That's empty.

That was the last

can of food too.

I guess I'm in trouble.

Bad trouble.

Flipper, I don't care what

happens or what you say.

I'm not

turning back now.

Thanks, Flipper.

Guess I'm not

that hungry yet.

Sam! Sam!


Dang-blast it!

You're getting too old

to hear anything!

There's a castaway

out there.

I'm changing my course

to pick him up.

Oh, no.


Flipper, it's gaining.

You've got to help me.

Sam! Sam! Sam!


Speed her up, Sam!


Sam! I think you got

to speed her up!

He's pulling away!

All right.

He's pulling away!

Faster, Sam! Faster!

20 years you've been

working on that engine!

It can't even catch up

with one puny boy

in one puny skiff!

Well, do something!

Forget it, Sam.

I said, forget it.

Whoever he is,

he don't need

any help from us.

We need help from him.

O.K., Flipper.

We're O.K. now.

All right, Flipper.

You can rest now.

Don't worry.

We'll make it.



it's just perfect.

Everything we could want.

Nobody anywhere!

They'll never find us here.

Flipper, I wouldn't

trade you for anything.

I don't care

If the skies are cloudy

Long as you're with me

It's a fine and dandy

Cotton candy world

I see many times

When I'm feelin' lonely

You come into view

It's a fine and dandy

Cotton candy world

With you

You're the prize

I won

You're the apple

on the stick

You're the one

I had to pick

You made my heart

Go tickety tickety tick

Every day is a day

of wonder

Never ever blue

It's a fine and dandy

Cotton candy

Fine and dandy

Cotton candy world

With you

Quiet, Flipper.

A plane.

I've got to hide.

An underwater cave.

We couldn't have

a better hiding place.

Flipper, this is great!

Go up and take a look,



get the boat out.

Come on.

This may be

the best break we've had

since we ran that cabin

cruiser up on the rocks.

What'll we do now?

Act like castaways,

see if we

can hitch a ride!

The boat's

leaking again!

Stuff the rags

in tighter.

O.K., Flipper?

Mummy, daddy, there's

a little boat over there

with some sick men in it.

Could be

those convicts

they've been

searching for.

Well, if it is,

they're half dead.

We'd better

take a look.

Go below and

get my gun,

will you, Julia?

That's the three.

They fit the

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Ivan Tors

Ivan Tors (born Iván Törzs; June 12, 1916  in Budapest, Hungary – June 4, 1983 in the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso) was a Hungarian playwright, film director, screenwriter, and film and television producer with an emphasis on non-violent but exciting science fiction, underwater sequences, and stories involving animals. He started a Miami-based film studio now known as Greenwich Studios, and later a music company. more…

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