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My Dinner with Hervé (2018)

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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.


Sacha Gervasi


Sacha Gervasi (story), Sean Macaulay (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Dinklage ... Hervé Villechaize
Jamie Dornan ... Danny Tate
Frida Munting Frida Munting ... Attractive Secretary
Harriet Walter ... Baskin
Laurence Ubong Williams ... Harding
Jim Sturgeon ... Koski
Daniel Mays ... Casey
Sabina Franklyn ... Katie's Mother
Orlando Goldsmith Orlando Goldsmith ... Baby James
Rafferty Goldsmith Rafferty Goldsmith ... Baby James
Oona Chaplin ... Katie
Oliver Rednall ... Male Friend
Tanya Fear ... Waitress (Le Petit Chateau)
Michael Elwyn ... Gore Vidal
Bryan Bounds ... Maitre D' (The Belvedere)


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.

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His Real Life Was the Biggest Fantasy of All


Biography | Drama


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Release Date:

20 October 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


Oona Chaplin and Peter Dinklage were also co stars on "Game of Thrones," which is also produced by HBO. Though, much the same as "GoT", they do not share any scenes in this film. See more »


Hervé chases Camille in the front yard as she runs into the house. We then see him on a horse as he fires a gun into the air. This appears to be a goof, as it's never explained where the horse came from or how Hervé got onto it. However, it's really just sloppy editing. It's implied that there is a bit of a time jump here of a few minutes or longer. During which time, Herve got a horse from the 1.5 acre ranch that he and Camille lived on, which was known to have numerous animals, including horses. See more »


References Growing Pains (1985) See more »


Rhythm of the Islands
Music and Lyrics by Eddie Cherkose, Jacques Press, and Leon Belasco
Performed by Waikiki Hawaiian Guitars
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23 October 2018 | by rhmaclSee all my reviews

I got sucked right into this flick on HBO; the era (my teens), the music, the reconstruction of timeless scenes and TV personalities were spot on. But Mr. Dinklage is excellent, surpassing expectations and delivering a huge gift to the entertainment universe. The story was well-told by framing a range of 'out-of-control' personal worlds, while harvesting gut wrenching observations about being alive, being a person, being flawed, being human. Dinklage bravely fills-in that void between "you" and "him" with honesty, authenticity and structure. Great performance. It changed me...honestly! I feel like a better person... wow.

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