The Flamingo Kid

"A legend in his own neighborhood."
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It is early in the summer in 1963 and Jeffrey needs a job. Unimpressed with the plans his father has lined up for him to work in an accounting firm, the Brooklyn teen sets out to find his own work opportunity at a local beach resort called The Flamingo. While learning the ropes and pulling his weight, Jeffrey is smitten by a girl at the resort. He is also taken by her uncle, Mr. Brody, a luxury car salesman and gin rummy player, who seems to be impossible to beat. Mr. Brody dazzles young Jeffrey with the talk of a bright future under the elder man's guiding hand. This in turn creates much tension between Jeffrey and his father as the two start to grow further apart. This film is a classic story about the lessons of early life that is sure to be a favorite for the whole family.

PG-13
| 1984 | 1 hr 40 min | 6.2/10 | 67/100
Cast
Matt Dillon, Hector Elizondo, Molly McCarthy, Martha Gehman
Studio
ABC Motion Pictures
Director
Garry Marshall
Produced By
Michael Phillips, Nick Abdo (associate producer)
Language
English
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