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The Flamingo Rising (2001)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama  |  4 February 2001 (USA)
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When Hubert Lee decides to open the world's largest drive-in movie theater across the street from a funeral parlor, a feud erupts between Lee and Turner Knight, the owner of the funeral ... See full summary »

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Turner Knight
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Edna Lee
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Hubert T. Lee
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Alice King
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Grace Knight
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Louise Janine Lee
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Pete Moss
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Abraham Jacob Lee
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Gary
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Polly
Kurt Smildsin ...
Fireworks Driver
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West's Son
Elizabeth Dimon ...
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Peggy Sheffield ...
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Officer Randy Kraft
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When Hubert Lee decides to open the world's largest drive-in movie theater across the street from a funeral parlor, a feud erupts between Lee and Turner Knight, the owner of the funeral home. As Lee's many promotional ideas become more and more outrageous, he continues to enrage Knight until one of the promotions backfires with grave consequences. Written by <jan.lipsansky@volny.cz>

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For the Lee family, life isn't like the movies. It's much, much bigger.

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Hallmark Hall of Fame: The Flamingo Rising (#50.3)  »

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Mixed bag of underdeveloped characters and concepts ..........
4 October 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I had hopes that "The Flamingo Rising" would be a "black comedy" of outrageous eccentrics trying to out annoy each other along the lines of Dan Ackroyd and John Belushi in "Neighbors". The added interest of a gigantic drive in theater and a funeral parlor replacing two adjacent houses, only made the ground more fertile for dark comedy. Unfortunately my expectations were not met, because "The Flamingo Rising" has a severe identity crisis, and is a real mixed bag of underdeveloped characters and concepts. The bag includes feuding neighbors, teenage romance, marital drama, 50s nostalgia, religious guilt, and tragedy. This total mish-mash leads to a fatal identity crisis, and certainly a missed opportunity for the "black comedy" I was anticipating. - MERK


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