the back cover:
Teen superstar Matt Dillon comes of age as an actor of enormous scope and talent in this unanimously acclaimed charmer. THE FLAMINGO KID is one of those rare films in which gifted performances and a sharply etched script leave you with a story that rings true and characters who loom larger than life.
Everything was settled for 18-year-old Jeffrey Willis (Dillon), the plumber's son from Brooklyn: one last summer of carefree fun before college. That was until his friends invited Jeffrey for an innocent day at their parents' fancy beach club on Long Island.
Suddenly, a summer of packing groceries and lusting after stock girls becomes a season of discovery. Jeffrey gets a job as a cabana boy at the El Flamingo Beach Club - a world of rich and shapely coeds, gin-playing card sharps and wealthy snobs. From his first cabana encounter with Carla he is hooked, and lured to a world distincly different from his working class roots.
1963. It was a summer of innocence, and of change - a summer of awakening for THE FLAMINGO KID.
time: 98 minutes; Rated PG-13
ABC Motion Pictures
Not reviewed yet...but I'm guessing the Fish Factor is low to middlin'. Fisher portrays Hawk Ganz.
This film is available for purchase at the usual online video outlets.
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