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My Favorite Year (1982)

PG | | Comedy | 8 October 1982 (USA)
A dissolute matinee idol is slated to appear on a live TV variety show.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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K.C. Downing
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King Kaiser
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Sy Benson
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Belle Carroca
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Alice Miller
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Herb Lee
Lou Jacobi ...
Uncle Morty
Adolph Green ...
Leo Silver
Tony DiBenedetto ...
Alfie Bumbacelli
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Myron Fein
Selma Diamond ...
Lil
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Karl Rojeck
Jenny Neumann ...
Connie
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Storyline

Benjy Stone is the junior writer on the top rated variety/comedy show, in the mid 50s (the early years). Its a new medium and the rules were not fully established. Alan Swann, an Erol Flynn type actor with a drinking problem is to be that weeks guest star. When King Kaiser, the headliner wants to throw Swann off the show, Benjy makes a pitch to save his childhood hero, and is made Swann's babysitter. On top of this, a union boss doesn't care for Kaiser's parody of him and has plans to stop the show. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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8 October 1982 (USA)  »

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Mi año favorito  »

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Trivia

The photo on the wall in Stan "King" Kaiser (Joseph Bologna)'s dressing room is of Joseph Bologna and his wife Renée Taylor. See more »

Goofs

When Benjy and Swann are in the limo after meeting Benjy's family, the drink decanter and glass swap in Swann's hands between the first and second shot. See more »

Quotes

Swann: What's in a name? A rose by any other name would wither and die.
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Connections

Featured in The 55th Annual Academy Awards (1983) See more »

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Somebody Stole My Gal
(1918) (uncredited)
Written by Leo Wood
Played by the band at the Waldorf
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An Unexpected Good Time!
27 October 2004 | by (Savannah, Georgia) – See all my reviews

I had never heard of this film until today. In fact, I had no intention of watching this movie at all. Peter O'Toole was being honored at the Savannah Film Festival and they had scheduled to show The Lion in Winter. That being one of my favorite flicks I immediately bought a ticket. Due to some kind of problem though they changed it and showed this instead. Well, all I can say is I'm glad I stayed for this movie! It was so funny and very witty. Peter O'Toole's delivery is unabelievable especially since I don't usually associate his name with this kind of comedy. It was hysterical! A lot of those in the theatre were college students like me and hadn't seen the movie either and everyone was rolling with laughter. I highly recommend this movie for a great time and an excellent performance from O'Toole!


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