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A comedy centered on a handyman (Arkin) and his lifelong competition with his neighbor (Pendleton.) | Add synopsis »
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Raising Flagg
 (From The Hollywood Reporter. 27 September 2007)

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  (in credits order)

Alan Arkin ... Flagg Purdy

Lauren Holly ... Rachel Purdy

Glenne Headly ... Anne Marie Purdy
Barbara Dana ... Ada Purdy

Austin Pendleton ... Gus Falk

Daniel Quinn ... Travis Purdy
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Matthew Arkin ... Eldon Purdy

Robert Blanche ... Matt Durwood
Lyssa Browne ... Tammy Purdy

George Fosgate ... Foster Cooper

Jordan Fry ... Porter Purdy
Ernie Garrett ... Neighbour

Todd C. Guzze ... Gardner #2

Jan Hoag ... Judge Walters

Clifton James ... Ed McIvor

Richard Kind ... Bill Reed

Sherilyn Lawson ... Radio Guest (voice)

Stephanie Lemelin ... Jenny Purdy
Dawn Maxey ... Linette Purdy

Betty Moyer ... Glaring Woman
Rebecca Nachison ... Melinda - Casserole Neighbor
Vana O'Brien ... Aunt Edith
Paul Rawson ... Mannie
Joshua Thorpe

Directed by
Neal Miller 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Nancy Miller 
Neal Miller 
Dorothy Velasco 

Produced by
Nancy Miller .... producer
Neal Miller .... producer
Film Editing by
Paul Coyne 
Ken Morrisey 
Casting by
Cathy Henderson 
Megann Ratzow 
Dori Zuckerman 
Production Design by
David Sicotte 
Set Decoration by
Sean Fong 
Costume Design by
Ronald Leamon 
Makeup Department
E. Larry Day .... makeup department head
Production Management
Julia Cook .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Steven Steiner .... second assistant director
Art Department
Jeffrey Brian Johnson .... assistant property master
Drew Pinniger .... property master
Sound Department
Richard Bullock Jr. .... boom operator
Scott Rader .... pre-dub mixer
Amy Vanderbeck .... sound effects editor
Visual Effects by
Scott Inbody .... di producer
Camera and Electrical Department
John Banholzer .... grip
Carl Davis .... director of photography: second unit
Brian Fleskes .... key grip
Bruce 'Sarge' Fleskes .... gaffer
Wes Houle .... camera operator
Wes Houle .... director of photography: second unit
Mark Tomlinson .... grip
Casting Department
Emily Dunlap .... extras casting
Megann Ratzow .... casting: Portland
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Paola LaMorticella .... set costumer
Gerard Parr .... costumer
Editorial Department
Audrey Capotosta .... assistant editor
Scott Inbody .... post supervisor (CLS)
Transportation Department
David Norris .... transportation captain
Other crew
Todd C. Guzze .... set production assistant (as Todd Guzze)
Joey LeBard .... stand-in
Kathleen McInnis .... unit publicist
George Reddick .... production assistant
Lance Rosen .... legal services
Esther Peres .... special thanks

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Rated PG-13 for brief drug content
103 min
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11 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
A good story about family and forgiveness, 8 September 2007
Author: LightRaider from Fort Collins, CO

This is an independent film, not a Hollywood film. I recently had a chance to see it at the TriMedia Film Festival in Fort Collins, Colorado. It's a slow film, and slightly quirky, as is common in many independent films, but the characters are fairly well-developed characters and well-acted for the most part. As such, this is a character-driven film.

While the central plot element is the conflict between Flagg Purdy (Alan Arkin) and his lifelong friend and neighbor, Gus Falk (Austin Pendleton), the story is really about Flagg's family and forgiveness. Flagg is a stubborn, prideful man who is hard to get along with. Yet, members of his family come to visit at his request, even if reluctantly. Throughout the film, the actors effectively convey the strained relationships within the family, and much of the story is watching the interactions play out between them. In the end, there isn't so much resolution as there is progress, and a degree of hope.

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