My Favorite Year
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In Richard Benjamin's directorial debut, Mark Linn-Baker stars as Benjy Stone, junior writer on the popular 1950s TV comedy/variety series The King Kaiser Show. Kaiser (Joseph Bologna)'s guest star this week is Hollywood matinee idol Alan Swann (Peter O'Toole), a swashbuckling Errol Flynn type, right down to his indiscriminate womanizing and fondness for mass quantities of booze. Stone is assigned to keep the actor out of trouble during rehearsals and deliver him sober to the performance. Becoming fast friends, Stone and Swann alternate baby-sitting responsibilities: Swann takes… More
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"Peter O'Toole received an Oscar nomination for playing an eccentric womanizer and boozy star (modeled on Errol Flynn) in this charming comedy set in the 1950s."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Portrays the golden age of television in a warmly affectionate light, while delivering the criminally entertaining Peter O'Toole at his most devilishly charming."
‑ Scott Weinberg, Apollo Guide
"An excellent vehicle for O'Toole to shine in a tour de force performance."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"...an affectionate look back on those golden years of live TV...a delightful little romp."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"Wildly enjoyable comedy with great O'Toole performance."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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