Flipper Purify is the main protagonistic villain in 1991 Spike Lee movie Jungle Fever.
He is portrayed by Wesley Snipes.
Flipper is never a bad man, but one with no discipline. Upon closing time with Angie Tucci, at her job, he and Angie discuss their lives. Flipper is craving white women (as he indirectly has said). His actions are thoughtless to those around them. In cheating with Angie, he destroys his marriage to his wife, and sets off a chain of nasty events that come back afterwards. In many ways he is a bit more cruel than Angie (because he does not apologize for his acts unlike Angie does to Paulie). He even tells Angie off at the end, thus blurring the line between likable and unlikable villains.