The lives and trials of the residents of Truro, Florida.

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Rita Lakin
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
John Beck ...  Sam Curtis 38 episodes, 1980-1982
Woody Brown ...  Skipper Weldon 38 episodes, 1980-1982
Howard Duff ...  Sheriff Titus Semple 38 episodes, 1980-1982
Morgan Fairchild ...  Constance Weldon Semple Carlyle 38 episodes, 1980-1982
Mark Harmon ...  Fielding Carlyle 38 episodes, 1980-1982
Kevin McCarthy ...  Claude Weldon 38 episodes, 1980-1982
Cristina Raines ...  Lane Ballou 38 episodes, 1980-1982
Barbara Rush ...  Eudora Weldon 38 episodes, 1980-1982
Stella Stevens ...  Lute-Mae Sanders 38 episodes, 1980-1982
Peter Donat ...  Elmo Tyson 37 episodes, 1981-1982
David Selby ...  Michael Tyrone 18 episodes, 1981-1982
Glenn Robards Glenn Robards ...  Jasper 18 episodes, 1981-1982
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Storyline

Based on the novel and 1949 film of the same name, this prime-time soap detailed the lives of haves and have-nots in the sleepy Southern hamlet Truro, Florida. The haves live in huge mansions on Flamingo Road, while the rest of the characters did anything (blackmail, murder, voodoo) to obtain that address as well. Written by Mark Faulkner <mtfalknr@cc.memphis.edu>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 May 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Flamingo yolu See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Lorimar Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(37 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Stella Stevens was barely 12 years older than Morgan Fairchild when she was playing her mother on the series. See more »

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Referenced in Dear Diary (1993) See more »

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One of the more underrated series of the 1980's
29 April 2012 | by engle_jamesSee all my reviews

Flamingo Road was a lot like Peyton Place, in that it took place in a small Florida town and was dependent on a paper mill run by Claude Weldon. This soap had the best names. . . Constance, Eudora, Skipper, Fielding, Lane, Lute Mae, Julio, Elmo, and Titus, for starters. How these great actors kept from going over the top was a miracle, as the material could easily have gone in that direction. The first season focused on the triangle of Lane/Field/Constance, and Sheriff Titus's efforts to get Lane Ballou out of town permanently so she wouldn't affect Field's up and coming political career. However, due to Morgan Fairchild's popularity as the very self-absorbed and spoiled Constance, she became the focus of season two and slept with virtually every man but her father and brother! Throw in the arrival of Michael Tyrone as a man intent on destroying everyone on Flamingo Road through blackmail, murder, voodoo, and black magic, and the series was at it's peak. Unfortunately, the series ended with a few unanswered questions and cliffhangers, but it was still one of the best nighttime soap operas ever. Featuring a very sexy cast, including Woody Brown, John Beck, Fernando Allende, and Mark Harmon, plus the aforementioned Fairchild, Christina Raines, and Stella Stevens for the few straight men in the audience, this series had it all.


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