It's going to be a summer to remember! 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!

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The Flamingo Kid (1984)

PG-13

Comedy · 1h 40m · 12/21/1984

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Everyone knew what Jeffery should do with his life. Everyone was wrong.

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It's going to be a summer to remember! 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!

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Status

Released

Language

English

Country

United States

Production Companies

ABC Motion Pictures, Edgewood Productions
Cast
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Matt Dillon

Jeffrey Willis
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Hector Elizondo

Arthur Willis
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Molly McCarthy

Ruth Willis
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Martha Gehman

Nikki Willis
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Richard Crenna

Phil Brody
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Jessica Walter

Phyllis Brody
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Carole Davis

Joyce Brody (as Carole R. Davis)
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Janet Jones

Carla Samson
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Brian McNamara

Steve Dawkins
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Fisher Stevens

Hawk Ganz
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Leon

Fortune Smith (as Leon Robinson)
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Bronson Pinchot

Alfred Shultz
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Frank Campanella

Col. Eastland
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Richard Stahl

Charlie Cooper
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Joe Grifasi

Mario Minetta
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Ron McLarty

Pat McCarty
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Seth Allen

Jerry Berlin
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Irving Metzman

Big Sid
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Adam Klugman

Lewis Madrone
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Ray Roderick

Danny Walsh
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Googy Gress

Freddy
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Sharon Thomas

Mrs. Unger
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Mel Allen

Himself
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George Blumenthal

Hawk's father
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Blake Brocksmith

Shel
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Richard Buck

Man on lounge
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Bobbie Jo Burke

Bobbie Jo
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Christopher Chadman

Dance instructor
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Marvin Chatinover

Dr. Gold
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Lauren Costa

Lauren McCarty
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Linda Costa

Peter's Mother
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Eric Douglas

Donny
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Jack Danny Foster

Pete from Pinky's
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Freddy Frogs

Hot Dog Man
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Brad Kane

Mitch (as Bradley Kane)
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Mark Kaplan

Ron the Car Salesman
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Kristina Kossi

Kristina
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Michael C. Mahon

Lifeguard
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Michael Markowitz

Nervous Man (as Mike Markowitz)
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Kathleen Marshall

Adventurer's Inn Hostess (as Kathi Marshall)
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Scott Marshall

Stickball Player
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Lee Morey

Mrs. Bakalentnikoff
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Novella Nelson

Lizzy the Housekeeper
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David Paul

(as The Barbarian Brothers)
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Peter Paul

The Barbarian Brothers
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Frances Peach

Aunt Frances
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Tracy Reiner

Polly
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Lisa Beth Ross

Bimbette
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Bo Sabato

Uncle Jack
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Leslie S. Sachs

Big Sid's Girl
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Jillian Scharf

Waitress
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Lee Steele

Furniture Store Man
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Mark Strait

Bocko from Pinky's
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Laurie Stratford

Bimbette
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Marisa Tomei

Mandy
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John Turturro

Ted from Pinky's
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Steven Weber

Paul Hirsch
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Carol Williard

Mrs. Rifkin
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Steve Witting

Frank
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Peter Costa

Himself (uncredited)
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Beth Noreen Einhorn

Supporting (uncredited)
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William Magerman

Club Member (uncredited)
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Nick Vallelonga

Street Hood kissing girl in opening credits (uncredited)
Crew
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Garry Marshall

Director
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Neal Marshall

Writer
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Garry Marshall

Writer
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Bo Goldman

Writer
Disc Releases
Disc Title Front Cover

The Flamingo Kid

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

8/5/2003

Disc Title Front Cover

The Flamingo Kid

(Blu-ray, Jewel Case)

10/9/2017

Disc Title Front Cover

The Flamingo Kid

(DVD)

2/8/2000

Disc Title Front Cover

The Flamingo Kid

(DVD)

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