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The Flamingo Kid (1984) Poster

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This was the very first film to be given a PG-13 rating. It was shelved for five months, however, making Red Dawn (1984) the first film to be *released* with the PG-13 rating.
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The lead was originally offered to Matthew Broderick. When he dropped out, the character was rewritten for Matt Dillon.
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The Silver Gull Club in Breezy Point (NYC) New York was used as the filming location for the fictional El Flamingo Beach Club. The club, which is part of the Gateway National Recreation Area, was heavily damaged by "superstorm" Sandy in 2012.
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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.
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Director Garry Marshall and writer Neal Marshall are not related.
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In a scene showing Matt Dillon's character's bedroom, there's a 1980 paperback edition of George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four.
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After a character leaves, we see a shot of a jet airplane. Originally, the airplane shot was not in the movie. After a Midwestern preview, an audience member asked director Garry Marshall what happened to the character that left. When he heard the question, he had the shot inserted.
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One title considered was "Sweet Ginger Brown", referring to the Gin Rummy game.
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