Raising Flagg

Raising Flagg

Director: Neal Miller Cast: Alan Arkin, Austin Pendleton, Clifton James



An elderly community handyman and notorious curmudgeon effectively isolates himself from his friends and neighbors by suing his lifelong best friend over a minor transgression in director Neal Miller's character-driven comedy drama. Flagg Purdy (Alan Arkin) is a cantankerous old coot who prides himself on principle. Despite Flagg's gruff exterior, his longtime wife, Ada (Barbara Dana), still cherishes her husband, and knows that his heart has always been in the right place. The pair's six grown children know too that their father has always meant well, even in times when his questionable parenting skills may have fallen a little on the heavy-handed side. One day, while playing his weekly game of checkers with friend and neighbor Gus Falk (Austin Pendleton), Flagg angrily accuses his nonplussed opponent of cheating. Though Gus is initially able to laugh off the accusation, the conflict soon escalates when Flagg storms into Gus' general store complaining that his friend's sheep have been relieving themselves a little too close to the well that supplies the Purdys' drinking water. When Gus retorts by pointing out that it is his well, and that the sheep are also his, the enraged Flagg responds by suing his neighbor. Though a surprise witness nets Flagg an unexpected win in the courtroom, the resulting effect that his litigious actions have on the family's already tenuous community relations soon leave his family in the lurch. Subsequently retiring to his "deathbed" and requesting the presence of his children before he bids the cruel and uncaring world a final farewell, Flagg is forced to consider that he may be more like his stubborn father than he would care to admit as, one by one, his offspring fail to bring their father back from the "brink."

Product Details

Release Date: 01/15/2008
UPC: 0881394104020
Original Release: 2006
Source: Cinema Libre
Region Code: 0
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time: 1:42:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Alan Arkin Flagg Purdy
Austin Pendleton Gus Falk
Clifton James Ed McIvor
Barbara Dana Ada Purdy
Glenne Headly Ann Marie Purdy
Sherilyn Lawson Paula (Ann Marie's radio client)
Robert Blanche Matt Durwood
Stephanie Fleming Jenny Purdy
Stephanie Lemelin Jenny Purdy
Melisa Kind Lupe Rodriguez
Richard Kind Bill Reed
Anna Stone Bonnie Salmi
Wrick Jones John Salmi
Joanna Johnson Gwen Cooper
George Fosgate Foster Cooper
Heather Lea Garrick Friend at Courthouse
Dawn Maxey Linette Purdy
Robert Martin Robinson Gus' Lawyer
Jan Hoag Judge Walker
Janet Penner Jury Forman
Lauren Holly Rachel Purdy
Ernie Garrett Al Smith
Betty Moyer Cathy Smith
Julian Lamb Matt Durwood, Jr.
Josh Thorpe Doug (Supermarket Punk)
Chris Wright Paul (Supermarket Punk)
Daniel Quinn Travis Purdy
Lyssa Browne Tammy Purdy
Jordan Fry Porter Purdy
Benjamin Lewis Travis Purdy, Jr.
Abby Lewis Jamie Porter
Rebecca Nachison Melinda (Casserole Lady)
Matthew Arkin Eldon Purdy
Vana O'Brien Edith Purdy
Cheryl Grant Anne Marie's Friend Andrea
Sylvia Welch Anne Marie's Friend Sarah
Anne Oxenhandler Friend at Grange Dance
Lealon Gordon Gus' Stock Boy Andy
Joey Lebard Male Stand-In
Nissa Winters Female Stand-In

Technical Credits
Neal Miller Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Alan Barcus Score Composer
Paul Coyne Editor
Cathy Henderson Casting
Terry Hoffman Sound Mixer
Hooper Score Composer
David Howe Editor
Hardy James Associate Producer
Paola Lamorticella Costumes/Costume Designer
Ron Leamon Costumes/Costume Designer
Nancy Miller Producer,Screenwriter
Ken Morrisey Editor
Megann Ratzow Casting
Erich Roland Cinematographer
David Sicotte Production Designer
Dorothy Velasco Screenwriter
Dori Zuckerman Casting

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Raising Flagg
2. Intro [:18]
3. The Lawyer's Office [9:58]
4. Out of Order! [10:38]
5. Flat Tires [9:36]
6. The Kitchen [10:44]
7. Aunt Edith [11:06]
8. "She Come Home Yet?" [6:15]
9. Teh Convenient Store [14:34]
10. Dance at the Grange [9:42]
11. Ending Credits [17:03]

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