'Target' was a by-the-numbers American on the run in Europe story (think a poorer 'Frantic'). Matt Dillon discovers his uncool Dad is actually an ex spy (Gene Hackman). It's not too bad, just unremarkable and somewhat predictable. Like a TV movie.
'Flamingo Kid' was set in the early 60's (I think). It was a comedy drama about a working schlub with ambitions (especially towards a rich girl). The plot revolves around some rich powerful men playing some kind of high-stakes card game. I seem to remember really liking it at the time, but I haven't seen it for years. Looking at IMDB it seems a lot of people like it.
'Rebel' and 'Kansas' I've had on VHS for years, but never felt the need to actually watch them! That isn't something I do often. But since you're clearly hankering for a big slice o' Dillon I'd say try them out.
Start with 'The Flamingo Kid' and then try the others.
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I really liked the Flamingo Kid. It's one of those movies where the kid learns that his parents were actually right for once. I think it was set in the early 1960's. I have Kansas on dvd. Not a bad flick. I've never seen Rebel. I agree with Logan5- Target was kind of like a made-for-tv movie, but it is worth watching if you've never seen it.
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