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The Flamingo Kid (DVD)

Matt Dillon, Hector Elizondo, Molly McCarthy, Martha Gehman, Richard Crenna

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Matt Dillon broke through as a heartthrob in this surprisingly affecting comedy, from director Garry Marshall. Dillon plays a Brooklyn kid who lands a summer job at a tony Long Island beach club in 1963. His good looks and obsequious manners win him favor among the snobby members, who trigger dreams that he might actually move up far enough in the world to be one of them--particularly his hero, the club gin champ (Richard Crenna). Meanwhile, his hard-working plumber father (Hector Elizondo) casts a jaundiced eye at all the easy moolah his son is raking in in tips and the lessons about easy living that he seems to be learning. Marshall captures a loose comic nostalgia and the sense of a teen who is suddenly discovering his own abilities--and seeing his parents for the first time, both for bad and for good. --Marshall Fine

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Jeffrey Willis is out to set the world on fire... starting with a well-to-do Long Island beach club! Matt Dillon leads an all-star cast including Richard Crenna Hector Elizondo Jessica Walter and Janet Jones in this poignant fast-moving and totally engrossing story that USA Today calls "funny sensitive [and] beautifully written!"Everything was settled for 18-year-old Jeffrey (Dillon) the plumber's son from Brooklyn: one last summer of carefree fun before college. but when he gets a job as a cabana boy at the El Flamingo Beach Club - with its shapely coeds gin-playing cardsharps and wealthy snobs - Jeffrey is lured into a world distinctly different from his working-class roots... a world that could ultimately draw him away from his education his background and his family!System Requirements:Starring: Richard Crenna Matt Dillon Hector Elizondo Jess Walters Directed By: Garry Marshall Running Time: 100 Min. Color Copyright 2003 MGM Studios.Format: DVD MOVIE Genre: COMEDY Rating: PG-13 UPC: 027616889386 Manufacturer No: 1004934

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