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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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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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Fireworks Driver
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Elizabeth Dimon ...
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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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This intertwines humor, pathos, the family unit and the American work ethic.
21 February 2001 | by (Houston, TX) – See all my reviews

The 3-4 movies a year that gain the "Hallmark Hall of Fame" sponsorship never fail to deliver, and Flamingo Rising was one of the better efforts lately. This is a feel-good show that recaptures a look and feel and style while beautifully intertwining humor, pathos, the family unit and the American work ethic. From the Korean orphans to the Fourth of July accident to the stunning conclusion, the creators offered one memorable scene after another. And, somewhat rare for a TV movie, Flamingo Rising had terrific visuals. Brian Benben is the driving force, and is excellent as the drive-in theater owner who achieves his dreams in nearly every way -- for a time. Stephen Larkin as his son gives a sympathetic but firm performance. William Hurt, kept too far in the background some of the time, is excellent in a low-key role. But the star of the show is Elizabeth McGovern, the conscience and rock of the family who becomes everyone's friend and confidant. Hollywood very very seldom gives us something that veers so far from its apparent destination. And it almost never reflects life's highs and lows as perfectly as was done in this movie.


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