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Raising Flagg (2006)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 25 April 2008 (Mexico)
A comedy centered on a handyman (Arkin) and his lifelong competition with his neighbor (Pendleton.)

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Neal Miller
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Cast

Credited cast:
Alan Arkin ... Flagg Purdy
Lauren Holly ... Rachel Purdy
Glenne Headly ... Anne Marie Purdy
Barbara Dana 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 Lyssa Browne ... Tammy Purdy
George Fosgate ... Foster Cooper
Jordan Fry ... Porter Purdy
Ernie Garrett Ernie Garrett ... Neighbour
Todd C. Guzze Todd C. Guzze ... Gardner #2
Jan Hoag ... Judge Walters
Clifton James ... Ed McIvor
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A comedy centered on a handyman (Arkin) and his lifelong competition with his neighbor (Pendleton.)

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Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for brief drug content
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 April 2008 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

Counting Sheep See more »

Filming Locations:

Portland, Oregon, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$636, 4 February 2007

Gross USA:

$4,130

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$70,528
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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A good story about family and forgiveness
8 September 2007 | by LightRaiderSee all my reviews

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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