The Flamingo Kid Movie Review 1984

Information and Film Reviews for The Flamingo Kid the Movie

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Brooklyn teen Jeffrey Willis (Dillon) gets a summer job at a fancy beach club on Long Island. His plumber father, Arthur (Elizondo), remembers how to dream but is also aware of how rough the world is on dreamers. Suddenly making lots of money at a mostly easy job, the kid's attracted to the high style of local sports car dealer Phil Brody (Crenna), and finds his father's solid life a bore. By the end of the summer, he's learned the true value of both men, and the kind of man he wants to be. Excellent performances all around, nice ensemble acting among the young men who play Dillon's buddies. Great sound track. Film debut of Jones, who seems a little old for her part as a California college sophomore.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 100 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Comedy Drama, Gambling, Coming of Age, Teen Angst, Wrong Side of the Tracks
Garry Marshall, Neil Marshall
Matt Dillon, Hector Elizondo, Molly McCarthy, Martha Gehman, Richard Crenna, Jessica Walter, Carole (Raphaelle) Davis, Janet Jones, Fisher Stevens, Bronson Pinchot
James A. Contner
Garry Marshall
Curt Sobel
Priscilla Nedd Friendly
20th Century-Fox

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