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Release Date: December 29th, 2002

DVD Release Date: February 8th, 2000

PG-13|1 hr 40 min

Plot Summary
Brooklyn teenager Jeffrey Willis (Matt Dillon), thoroughly unhappy with his modest homestead, embraces the other-world aspects of his summer job at the posh Flamingo Club. He spurns his father (Héctor Elizondo) in favor of the patronage of smooth-talking Phil Brody (Richard Crenna) and is seduced by the ample bikini charms of club member Carla Samson (Janet Jones). But thanks to a couple of late-summer hard lessons, the teen eventually realizes that family should always come first.

Cast: Matt Dillon, Richard Crenna, Jessica Walter, Héctor Elizondo, Molly McCarthy, Martha Gehman, Carole Davis, Janet Jones

Director: Garry Marshall

Genres: Comedy drama

Keywords: Charming, Father, 1960s, Love, Mother, Growing up, Family, Engaging, Temptation, Touching, Sister

Awards

Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture