Set in Brooklyn, 1963, Jeffrey Willis has just finished high school and isn't quite sure what the future holds. His parents expect him to go to college but he is starting to find his close-knit family stifling. He gets a summer job at the Flamingo beach club where he meets Phil Brody, a successful car dealer who fills Jeffrey's head with ideas about how to make his fortune. Phil is everything Jeffrey would like to be - popular, rich and the best gin rummy player the club has ever seen. Jeffrey's coming of age includes a romance with the very pretty Carla Samson, but the shine on Phil Brody's philosophy of life wears off when he uncovers a significant flaw in his character. Written by
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Did You Know?
When Mr. Brody (Richard Crenna
) demonstrates a TV remote control to Jeff ('Matt Dillon'), one of the shows he channel-surfs to is The Real McCoys
(1957). The scene includes Walter Brennan
as Grampa McCoy and... Richard Crenna as Luke McCoy. See more
In the opening sequence, after the kid hits the ball, a shot of a passing train shows graffiti covered cars. This was not the case in 1963, but definitely was the case in 1984 when the film was made. See more
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?
Remade as The Flamingo Kid
Da Doo Ron Ron
Composer: Phil Spector
, Ellie Greenwich
, Jeff Barry
Publisher: Trio Music Company & Mother Bertha Music, Inc.
Produced by Phil Spector
Featuring The Crystals
Courtesy of Phil Spector International See more