Brett Ratner Producing FLAMINGO KID Remake for Disney

For some reason Disney has decided to remake the 1984 film The Flamingo Kid and they've brought on Brett Ratner to produce it. The movie is also being produced by Michael Phillips who produced the original movie as well as other classics such as Taxi Driver, The Sting and Close Encounters Of The Third Kind. I'll be honest, I've never seen the original film, but it was directed by Gary Marshall and starred Matt Dillon

The story is set in 1963, and it "finds 18-year-old Brooklynite (Dillon), the son of blue-collar Hector Elizondo, getting a taste of the Good Life by joining several of his friends at 'El Flamingo', a swank Long Island beach club. Wealthy car salesman Richard Crenna, the uncle of Matt's girl friend Janet Jones, befriends the boy and takes him under his wing. Thanks to Crenna's influence, Matt secures a good job at the Flamingo. The boy is bedazzled by Crenna's sumptuous lifestyle, and most especially by the older man's reputation as the Flamingo's reigning gin rummy champ. Dillon begins taking on airs, which alienates his down-to-earth father."

Have you seen the original film? What do you think about it getting remade?

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