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The Flamingo Rising

Movies 2001 97m
Available: United States
An ambitious Vietnam veteran, Hubert T. Lee, moves his wife Edna (Elizabeth McGovern) and two adopted children to Northern Florida in the 1960s, where he plans to build the world's largest drive-in theater directly across the street from a quiet funeral parlor.

The noisy establishment is a hit with locals, but infuriates the director of the funeral home, Turner Knight (William Hurt), who also happens to live next door to the Lee's. A spirited rivalry quickly develops between the two families, but a growing friendship between Edna and Turner complicates matters, as well as a budding romance between their two children.
Starring: William Hurt, Elizabeth McGovern, Brian Benben more hide
  • Turner Knight: William Hurt
  • Edna Lee: Elizabeth McGovern
  • Hubert T. Lee: Brian Benben
  • Alice King: Angelea Bettis
  • Directed by: Martha Coolidge
  • Written by: Richard Russo
  • Based on the Novel by: Larry Baker
  • Produced by: Brent Shields
  • Executive Producer: Richard Welsh
  • Original Music by: David Newman
  • Cinematographer: Johnny E. Jensen
  • Edited by: David Finfer