A look at the life of French actor Hervé Villechaize, co-star of the hit '70s TV series "Fantasy Island", who took his own life in 1993 at the age of 50.
His Real Life Was the Biggest Fantasy of All
Did You Know?
The director's relationship to the subject matter in this film is very similar to Almost Famous (2000). In that film, Cameron Crowe tells the story of how he went on the road with a rock band to do a story for Rolling Stone magazine. In this film, Sacha Gervasi tells the story of his night with actor Hervé Villechaize, also for a magazine story. In both films, the protagonist is a semi-fictionalized surrogate for the filmmaker; the character has a different name, but it's essentially autobiographical. See more
Camille did "Fantasy Island" after she married Hervé, not before; in the two episodes she was in, she is credited as Camille Villechaize. See more
References Growing Pains
Ride on Time
Music and Lyrics by Daniel Hartman, Daniele Davoli
, Mirko Limoni, and Valerio Semplici
Performed by Black Box See more