“The Flamingo Kid” quotes

(1984)
Movie The Flamingo Kid
Garry Marshall directed this movie in 1984
Title The Flamingo Kid
Year 1984
Director Garry Marshall
Genre Drama, Comedy, Romance
Plot – The dream of plumber Arthur Willis is for his son Joffrey to attend a good college and then to find a good job. However Joffrey, who is a great guy, thinks there is nothing wrong in the meantime with getting a job as a valet at the Flamingo Club, a seaside resort for rich people who tip big. The young man is likable and Phil Brody, co-owner of the Club and a businessman who has a way with words, takes him under his wing and slowly charms Joffrey with the infinite possibilities that open up to people who have initiative and will. The prospect of college therefore starts to fade away in the young man's mind to the great concern and irritation of his father, who is anchored to less fascinating but more realistic ideas. Under Brody's guidance, Joffrey is soon promoted to cabin service and falls in love with Phyllis Brody, his boss's blonde niece, who also trusts him deeply. At this point, the boy decides to leave his loved ones for a short period, because Brody offers him a job as a warehouse worker. Joffrey is baffled and disappointed: his dreams are suddenly and unexpectedly re-dimensioned and he begins to realize that there is only ​​emptiness and chatter under Brody's façade. Summer season is drawing to an end and the girl goes back home: everything, including his love life, has been nothing more than a pleasant vacation for Joffrey. The night of the closing party, Joffrey realizes that Brody, who everyone at the club considers and refers to as "the king" of the cards, clearly cheats thanks to a partner. The boy then challenges his would-be protector at a card game and, paired with another player who had been a looser, beats the impostor. His summer experience definitely clarifies Joffrey's ideas. He gives up the illusion of easy money and of an apparently easy but dishonest life to return to his family, who welcomes him with open arms before he leaves for college.
All actors – Matt Dillon, Hector Elizondo, Molly McCarthy, Martha Gehman, Richard Crenna, Jessica Walter, Carole Davis, Janet Jones, Brian McNamara, Fisher Stevens, Leon, Bronson Pinchot
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