My Favorite Year
My Favorite Year (1982)

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… More

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Rated: PG
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: October 1, 1982
DVD Release Date: July 9, 2002
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Emanuel Levy

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.

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Scott Weinberg
Apollo Guide

Portrays the golden age of television in a warmly affectionate light, while delivering the criminally entertaining Peter O'Toole at his most devilishly charming.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

An excellent vehicle for O'Toole to shine in a tour de force performance.

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John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis affectionate look back on those golden years of live TV...a delightful little romp.

Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Wildly enjoyable comedy with great O'Toole performance.

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Flixster Audience Score: 85% Flixster User Reviews
Ken Stachnik
Absolutely charming. Peter O'Toole gives a fantastic performance as an Errol Flynn facsimile named Alan Swan.
Byron Brubaker
I love The Sid Caesar Show and Your Show of Shows, the original sketch comedy show, which Carol Burnett and then Saturday Night Live carried on. Those early… More
Lafe Fredbjornson
A tribute to the golden age of live television. Peter O'Toole plays "Swann", a great drunken washed-up actor. It's got some fun comical… More
Danny Rovira
A delightfully, zany film and one of my personal favorite comedies of all time. A wonderful reminder of the glorious days of live television, the time is 1954 a… More
jay nixon
Starts a little slowly but once Peter O'Toole appears sweeps you up and charms you all the way to the can't help but smile conclusion. Look for Gloria… More
William Goss
Certainly enjoyable, if unfocused plotwise. O'Toole shines.