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Flipper swimming onto DVD in January

Universal have announced they will release Alan Shapiro's 1996 family film Flipper on 20 January 2004, priced at $14.95.

Starring Paul Hogan and Elijah Wood, it is the story of disgruntled teenager Sandy - upset about his parents' divorce, who is sent to Key West, Florida to live with Porter, his free-spirit, layabout uncle. One day, Sandy saves a darling dolphin from two dangerous dolts, and later discovers that the fish has followed him to his beachfront abode. Sandy dubs the animal Flipper, and the pair enjoy an unusual, frolicking friendship that lifts the lad out of his doldrums.

However, Flipper's life is threatened by a nasty gang of men who want to dump toxic waste into the waters where Flip swims. Can Porter and Sandy - with Flipper's help - save the sweet animal from this politically incorrect doom?

The DVD will carry the following features:

  • Anamorphic Widescreen
  • Dolby Digital 5.1 (English)
  • Trailer

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