Frank Parish is a professor from Boston, who has not seen his father since he was two. 35 years later, he is told that his father died and that he owned a restaurant in New Orleans, which ... See full summary »

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 7 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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 Frank Parrish (22 episodes, 1987-1988)
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 Sy 'Bubba' Weisberger (22 episodes, 1987-1988)
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 Hanna Griffin (22 episodes, 1987-1988)
Francesca P. Roberts ...
 Anna-May (22 episodes, 1987-1988)
Frances E. Williams ...
 Miss Marie (22 episodes, 1987-1988)
Virginia Capers ...
 Bertha Griffin-Lamour (22 episodes, 1987-1988)
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 Big Arthur (22 episodes, 1987-1988)
Charles Lampkin ...
 Tiger Shepin (22 episodes, 1987-1988)
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 Reverend Tyrone Deal (22 episodes, 1987-1988)
William Thomas Jr. ...
 Cool Charles (22 episodes, 1987-1988)
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 Shorty (22 episodes, 1987-1988)
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Frank Parish is a professor from Boston, who has not seen his father since he was two. 35 years later, he is told that his father died and that he owned a restaurant in New Orleans, which is now legally Frank's. Frank goes there and was going to go back and sell the restaurant to the employees, but Miss Marie feels that the restaurant is his legacy, so she has a curse placed on him that would take effect when he returns to Boston. And when he does all sorts things happen to him, so he returns to New Orleans. He tries to make a go of it but frankly, it's a different place for him. The one bright spot is Hannah Griffin, whom Frank has the hots for but unfortunately for him, she's enganged. But when Frank meets him, he thinks that he has a shot. Written by <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

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14 September 1987 (USA)  »

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El local de Frank  »

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The original concept was conceived by CBS executive Gregg Maday. Maday was inspired by a Buffalo, New York restaurant he frequented as a young man named Dan Montgomery's. He combined memories of that restaurant with the then-current interest in Cajun-style cooking and zydeco music. Maday had originally met with Tim Reid and Hugh Wilson to work on a remake of I Spy (1965) but pitched them his idea instead. See more »

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Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans?
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So lovely, so real
22 September 2003 | by (Houston, Texas) – See all my reviews

I've got to agree, this is closer to real Louisiana folks & New Orleans than anything else you'll find, and there's a lot of heart to it. I sense that the series was a labor of love, and I wish I could have it on DVD, along with Evening Shade.


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