The Flamingo Kid

In 1963, Brooklyn-born Jeffrey (Dillon) takes a summer job at the El Flamingo beach club on Long Island, and receives an education in the art of making money; his family, however, is dismayed by the boy's dreams of speedy upward mobility. Hardly original stuff, and morally the film wants to have its cake and eat it, celebrating working-class simplicity while revelling in the luxuriance of beach club life. But the performances compensate, with Dillon turning in a light and touching portrait of confused ambitions.

Release details

Duration: 100 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Garry Marshall
Screenwriter: Neal Marshall, Garry Marshall
Cast: Matt Dillon
Hector Elizondo
Molly McCarthy
Martha Gehman
Richard Crenna
Jessica Walter
Fisher Stevens
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