The Flamingo Kid is a 1984 comedy film directed by Garry Marshall, written by Marshall, Neal Marshall and Bo Goldman. It stars Matt Dillon, Richard Crenna, Hector Elizondo, and Janet Jones. It is a coming-of-age movie about a working class boy who takes a summer job at a beach resort and learns valuable life lessons.
Arthur Willis: There only two important things in living - finding out what you do well and finding out what makes you happy. And if God is smiling on you, they're both the same thing.
Jeffrey Willis: Listen, Pal, I'll have you know that I know Jujitsu, Karate, Judo, and some other big words, so don't mess with me alright?
Alfred Schultz: So where's my blind date?
Hawk Ganz: She'll be here! They're coming all the way in from the Bronx.
Alfred Schultz: So what? Are you fixing me up with a bimbo?
Hawk Ganz: Oh no, they're young girls... Bimbettes.
|Release Date||21 December 1984|
|Tagline||Everyone knew what Jeffery should do with his life. Everyone was wrong.|
|Genre||Comedy, Drama, Romance|
|Filming Locations||Adventure's Inn, Flushing Meadows Park, Queens, New York City, New York, USA|
|Film Class||Teen Movie, Coming-of-Age, Romantic Comedy|
|Niche Genre||Comedy Drama|
|Themes||Class Differences, Fathers and Sons|
|Tones||Nostalgic, Humorous, Warm, Affectionate, Reflective|