Flamingo Road (1980–1982)

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Based on the novel and 1949 film of the same name, this prime-time soap detailed the lives of haves and have-nots in the sleepy Southern hamlet Truro, Florida. The haves live in huge ... See full summary »

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2 | 1

Year:

1982 | 1981 | 1980
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. See more awards »
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 Sam Curtis (38 episodes, 1980-1982)
Woody Brown ...
 Skipper Weldon (38 episodes, 1980-1982)
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 Sheriff Titus Semple (38 episodes, 1980-1982)
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 Constance Weldon Semple Carlyle (38 episodes, 1980-1982)
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 Fielding Carlyle (38 episodes, 1980-1982)
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 Claude Weldon (38 episodes, 1980-1982)
Cristina Raines ...
 Lane Ballou (38 episodes, 1980-1982)
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 Eudora Weldon (38 episodes, 1980-1982)
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 Lute-Mae Sanders (38 episodes, 1980-1982)
Peter Donat ...
 Elmo Tyson (37 episodes, 1981-1982)
Glenn Robards ...
 Jasper (19 episodes, 1981-1982)
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 Michael Tyrone (18 episodes, 1981-1982)
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Based on the novel and 1949 film of the same name, this prime-time soap detailed the lives of haves and have-nots in the sleepy Southern hamlet Truro, Florida. The haves live in huge mansions on Flamingo Road, while the rest of the characters did anything (blackmail, murder, voodoo) to obtain that address as well. Written by Mark Faulkner <mtfalknr@cc.memphis.edu>

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6 January 1981 (USA)  »

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One of the more underrated series of the 1980's
29 April 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Flamingo Road was a lot like Peyton Place, in that it took place in a small Florida town and was dependent on a paper mill run by Claude Weldon. This soap had the best names. . . Constance, Eudora, Skipper, Fielding, Lane, Lute Mae, Julio, Elmo, and Titus, for starters. How these great actors kept from going over the top was a miracle, as the material could easily have gone in that direction. The first season focused on the triangle of Lane/Field/Constance, and Sheriff Titus's efforts to get Lane Ballou out of town permanently so she wouldn't affect Field's up and coming political career. However, due to Morgan Fairchild's popularity as the very self-absorbed and spoiled Constance, she became the focus of season two and slept with virtually every man but her father and brother! Throw in the arrival of Michael Tyrone as a man intent on destroying everyone on Flamingo Road through blackmail, murder, voodoo, and black magic, and the series was at it's peak. Unfortunately, the series ended with a few unanswered questions and cliffhangers, but it was still one of the best nighttime soap operas ever. Featuring a very sexy cast, including Woody Brown, John Beck, Fernando Allende, and Mark Harmon, plus the aforementioned Fairchild, Christina Raines, and Stella Stevens for the few straight men in the audience, this series had it all.


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