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The Last of Robin Hood (2013)

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The last days in the life of legendary Hollywood actor Errol Flynn.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Hudson Messerall John Hudson Messerall ... TV News Reporter
Brian Bascle ... Reporter #1
Daniel J. Clancy Daniel J. Clancy ... Reporter #2 (as Daniel Clancy)
Kelly O'Neal ... Reporter #3
Judd Lormand ... Reporter #4
David Kronawitter ... Reporter #5
Susan Sarandon ... Florence Aadland
Ric Reitz ... Melvin Belli
Matt Kane ... Ronnie Shedlo
Dakota Fanning ... Beverly Aadland
Kevin Patrick Murphy ... Photographer
Jason Davis ... Tedd Thomey
Theresa O'Shea ... Hancock Park Dowager
Kevin Kline ... Errol Flynn
Bryan Batt ... Orry Kelly
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Storyline

The Last of Robin Hood is the true story of Beverly Aadland, a teen starlet who became the last girlfriend of legendary swashbuckler Errol Flynn. In 1957, Beverly was working at Warner Brothers studios with a fake birth certificate saying she was 18 -- she was in fact, only 15 -- when she encountered the former matinée idol. After a bumpy start, the two undertook a relationship that was ultimately embraced by Beverly's Hollywood mother Florence, who became a willing third wheel. The affair took them from L.A. to New York to Africa, then to Cuba where Flynn pitched in with the rebels to make a pro-Castro propaganda movie starring Beverly. It all came crashing to an end in Vancouver, however, when Flynn died in Beverly's arms, causing an avalanche of publicity; Florence finally achieved the attention she sought in the form of tabloid notoriety but the chaos drove Beverly to the edge of sanity. The Last of Robin Hood is a poignant yet darkly comic coming-of-age tale about the desire for ... Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for some sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 December 2014 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

A Última Aventura de Robin Hood See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$35,418, 29 August 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$269,642, 12 September 2014
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

It took Glatzer and partner Wash Westmoreland 10 years to track down the interview tapes Florence Aadland had made for her book 'The Big Love'. See more »

Goofs

When Beverly meets Flynn, she's in the chorus of a Gene Kelly musical (presumably "Les Girls") and he's starring in "Too Much, Too Soon." But that film was shot at Warner Bros. in Burbank, while Kelly was working at MGM in Culver City. It is impossible that they would have been working on the same lot. See more »

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TV News Reporter: [pacing on the tarmac recording his report] The world is reeling. Errol Flynn, movie star, matinee idol, notorious ladies' man, is dead at the age of 50. The hero of a generation, equally known for his swashbuckling in public and in private. He died true to form, in the arms of a much younger girlfriend. Now, all of America is asking, "Who is the girl?"
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References Cuban Rebel Girls (1959) See more »

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The Bunny Hop
Written by Ray Anthony and Leonard Auletti
Performed by Dave Appell and The Applejacks
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Disappointing
13 September 2014 | by drjgardnerSee all my reviews

Errol Flynn was one of my favorite actors and one of the most popular actors from the mid 30s through the 50s. Even today, "Robin Hood" (1938), "Light Brigade" (1936), "Dawn Patrol"(1938), "Sea Hawk" (1940), "They Died with their Boots On" (1941), and "Roots of Heaven" (1958) – to name just a few - stand the test of time. How disappointing then such a bland film as "Last of Robin Hood" seeks to capture his final years. I kept hoping that this film would do for Flynn what "Chaplin" (1992) did for Chaplin (curiously enough Kevin Kline gives excellent performances in both: he played Douglas Fairbanks in the Chaplain biopic).

Putting aside Kline's strong performance and his ability to look like Flynn, the rest of the film is torturous, more like a docudrama than a biography. The film fails to capture the 50s in spirit, despite the extensive use of 50s cars. And the references to Hollywood insiders like Melvin Belli will be lost on almost everyone.

If you're a big Errol Flynn fan you want to give this one a miss.


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