The Flamingo Kid

The Flamingo Kid

DVD - 2003
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The son of a Brooklyn plumber lured from his working-class world when he is invited to a beach club.
Audience: OFA rating: AA.
Publisher: Santa Monica : MGM Home Entertainment, 2003.
ISBN: 9780792857297
Branch Call Number: DVD FIC Flami
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (100 min.) : digital, sound, colour ; 12 cm
Language Note: In English with French and Spanish subtitles.
Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.


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Jul 20, 2018

Somewhat overlooked 80s teen/coming of age movie. Like "American Graffiti," it taps into nostalgia by setting the story in the early 60s and loading the soundtrack with lots of period music. I guess Matt Dillon is the flamingo kid, although nobody calls him that. He has a summer job at a beach club, but he's also really good at cards. He romances Janet Jones (who later married Wayne Gretzky), hangs out with his buddies (including Fisher Stevens and Bronson Pinchot), and learns life lessons from rich guy Richard Loggia. But is he forgetting where he came from? Look for John Turturro and Marisa Tomei in tiny parts. Jessica Wlater ("Arrested Development," "Archer") is the highlight. Directed (sort of) by Garry Marshall ("Pretty Woman").

Sep 02, 2014

The young Matt Dillon stars in a sweet and honestly portrayed story of a young NewYorker’s coming of age in 1963. The tension between father and son is especially poignant in this heartwarming and funny film.

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