My Favorite Year
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It is 1954, and the larger-than-life, swahbuckling movie star Alan Swann is set to make his first television appearance on the hugely popular show, The Comedy Cavalcade. Given Swann's reputation as a wild, unpredictable alcoholic, the producers give their new writer, young Benjy Stone, the job of babysitting Swann and getting him to the show on time and sober. The experience is far more stressful than Benjy expected, but after some adventures, he and Swann both learn some valuable lessons and develop a friendship.
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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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