Raising Flagg

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Released 2007

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Director:
Neal Miller
Released:
2007
Rating:
PG-13
Raising Flagg is a dramatic comedy about an elderly handyman named Flagg Purdy (Alan Arkin) who stirs up an entire town with an ill-tempered fit. Flagg's loving wife, Ada (Barbara Dana), knows her husband is kind at heart, but the rest of the community sees him as a stubborn grouch. When Flagg accuses his long-time friend and neighbor Gus Falk (Austin Pendleton) of cheating at checkers, the conflict escalates to a law suit, which Flagg surprisingly wins. Now, shunned by former friends and overwhelmed by self-pity, Flagg claims he is on his deathbed and asks to see his six grown children one last time. They reluctantly gather at the family farmhouse where they reveal suppressed resentments and sibling rivalries all linked to their father's questionable parenting skills. Flagg slowly realizes he has plenty of regrets but little time for redemption. Portland and St. Helens, Oregon provide the scenic backdrop for this indie film.
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    Comedy, Drama

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