Frank's Place (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 ... See full summary »


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1988   1987  
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 7 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »
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Complete series cast summary:
 Frank Parrish (22 episodes, 1987-1988)
 Sy 'Bubba' Weisberger (22 episodes, 1987-1988)
 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)
 Big Arthur (22 episodes, 1987-1988)
Charles Lampkin ...
 Tiger Shepin (22 episodes, 1987-1988)
 Reverend Tyrone Deal (22 episodes, 1987-1988)
William Thomas Jr. ...
 Cool Charles (22 episodes, 1987-1988)
 Shorty (22 episodes, 1987-1988)


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 <>

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Comedy | Drama





Release Date:

14 September 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El local de Frank  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Don Yesso was not an actor when he was cast in the role of Shorty. Yesso was a real-life New Orleans native whom Hugh Wilson met on a flight to the city. Wilson cast Yesso because of his genuine New Orleans Yat accent. CBS did not want Yesso because of his inexperience but Wilson insisted. See more »


Referenced in TV in Black: The First Fifty Years (2004) See more »


Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans?
Performed by Louis Armstrong
(opening theme)
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17 September 2003 | by (Philadelphia, USA) – See all my reviews

Fantastic show. As everyone else seems to note, canceled way too soon. Puts shows like NYPD Blue, Six Feet Under, and other critical darlings to shame -- had more depth, cleverness, backwards humor and good, understated acting in a single show than a year's worth of Six Feet Under.

Definitely leads off the list of "why don't the networks spend the six hours it would take to hire some intern to transfer the tape to DVD and release this oblivion" shows.

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