The Flamingo Kid

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  1. A 1984 movie starring Matt Dillon, Hector Elizondo and Richard Crenna.

    The movie also featured Wayne Gretsky's wife, Janet Jones, as well as Jessica Walter, who became known to future generations in the role of the mother on the TV show Arrested Development without her seeming to have aged at all.

Themes from the Movie

The movie takes place at a seaside resort and examines themes about class differences, honesty, love, and card sense. The card game gin rummy is central to the movie's plot.

Big Sid Isn't Here Anymore

A pivotal scene from the gin rummy game that takes place at the end of The Flamingo Kid.