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Flamingo Kid
     

Flamingo Kid

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Director: Garry Marshall

Cast: Matt Dillon, Richard Crenna, Hector Elizondo

 

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Garry Marshall's delightful The Flamingo Kid (1984) makes its second appearance on DVD, courtesy of MGM/UA, following the latter's acquisition of ABC Films and the Worldvision library, which had previously been licensed to Anchor Bay Entertainment. The older transfer isn't available for comparison, but MGM's DVD comes in the same configuration, with the matted

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Garry Marshall's delightful The Flamingo Kid (1984) makes its second appearance on DVD, courtesy of MGM/UA, following the latter's acquisition of ABC Films and the Worldvision library, which had previously been licensed to Anchor Bay Entertainment. The older transfer isn't available for comparison, but MGM's DVD comes in the same configuration, with the matted edition of the movie on one side (letterboxed at 1.85:1) and the full-screen version (1.33:1) on the other. As with many matted films, the letterboxing cuts off picture information from the top and bottom of the image, more than adding anything to the sides, making the choice of which side to watch a matter of taste more than anything else -- the letterboxed side feels more open and less tight at the edges. The picture itself is a decent transfer, but nothing more, on a movie that was intended as a realistic comedy set in 1963 -- it was supposed to look mundane. Both the full-frame and letterboxed versions get the same 16 chapters, and offer the same simple menu on startup, which opens automatically. There is no trailer or other bonus material.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/05/2003
UPC:
0027616889386
Original Release:
1984
Rating:
PG-13
Source:
Mgm (Video & Dvd)
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Letterbox, Full Frame]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Mono]
Time:
1:40:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; English mono; English, French, & Spanish language subtitles

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Matt Dillon Jeffrey Willis
Richard Crenna Phil Brody
Hector Elizondo Arthur Willis
Jessica Walter Phyllis Brody
Fisher Stevens Hawk Ganz
Janet Jones Carla Samson
Brian McNamara Steve Dawkins
Carole R. Davis Joyce Brody
Martha Gehman Nikki Willis
Molly McCarthy Ruth Willis
Leon Robinson Fortune Smith
Bronson Pinchot Alfred Schultz
Seth Allen Jerry Berlin
David Berry Steve's Father
Peter Costa Peter
Eric Douglas Donny
Joe Grifasi Mario Minetta
Kathi Marshall Adventurer's Inn Hostess
Scott Marshall Stickball Player
Ron McLarty Pat McCarty
Novella Nelson Lizzy the Housekeeper
Tracy Reiner Polly
Margery Simkin Actor
Richard Stahl Charlie Cooper
Marisa Tomei Mandy
Steven Weber Paul Hirsch
Carol Williard Mrs. Rifkin
Barbarian Brothers Turk and Dirk
Lisa Beth Ross Bimbette
Frank Campanella Col. Cal Eastland
Irving Metzman Big Sid
Googy Gress Freddy
Sharon Thomas Mrs. Unger
Melvin Allen Himself
Michael C. Mahon Lifeguard
David Paul Credited as The Barbarian Brother
Peter Paul The Barbarian Brother
Bo Sabato Uncle Jack
Lee Steele Furniture Store Owner
John Turturro Ted from Pinky's
Steve Witting Frank
Leslie S. Sachs Big Sid's Girl

Technical Credits
Garry Marshall Director,Screenwriter
Nick Abdo Associate Producer
Irving Buchman Makeup
Jim Contner Cinematographer
Bo Goldman Screenwriter
Peter A. Ilardi Sound/Sound Designer
Stephen J. Lim Asst. Director
Harry Madsen Stunts
Neal Marshall Original Story,Screenwriter
Lawrence Miller Production Designer,Production Manager
Ellen Mirojnick Costumes/Costume Designer
Priscilla Nedd Editor
Michael Phillips Producer
Mickey Scott Makeup
Margery Simkin Casting
Curt Sobel Score Composer
Fred C. Weiler Set Decoration/Design

Scene Index

Side #1 -- Widescreen
1. Main Title [6:23]
2. El Flamingo [5:50]
3. Job Offer [4:31]
4. Family Row [6:33]
5. Dinner Invitation [6:40]
6. Gin Lessons [5:32]
7. The Right Fork [6:38]
8. Career Advice [6:27]
9. Heart-to-Heart [7:46]
10. Meet the Parents [6:33]
11. A Night at the Races [7:25]
12. Stock Boy? [6:56]
13. Hand Signals [6:20]
14. Big Game [7:33]
15. Big Tip [3:34]
16. Homecoming/End Credits [4:55]
Side #2 -- Standard
1. Main Title [6:40]
2. El Flamingo [5:49]
3. Job Offer [4:30]
4. Family Row [6:34]
5. Dinner Invitation [6:40]
6. Gin Lessons [5:32]
7. The Right Fork [6:38]
8. Career Advice [6:27]
9. Heart-to-Heart [7:46]
10. Meet the Parents [6:34]
11. A Night at the Races [7:25]
12. Stock Boy? [6:56]
13. Hand Signals [6:19]
14. Big Game [7:33]
15. Big Tip [3:34]
16. Homecoming/End Credits [4:55]

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Flamingo Kid 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have a new hearing aid and I wish this movie come on DVD "Flamingo Kid" I work for the Lincolnwood Library and I wish all Library will have it and so I can take it out and see it and return it. Why will I want to buy it...
goodgirl2 More than 1 year ago
omg Matt Dillon was super hot in this movie he's just a good looking man i love him so much and the movie is really good the year is 1984 cool movie