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In Like Flynn (2018)

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The adventurous life of young Errol Flynn in Australia before he became a famous Hollywood actor.


Russell Mulcahy





Cast overview, first billed only:
Thomas Cocquerel ... Errol Flynn
Corey Large ... Rex
William Moseley ... Dook Adams
Clive Standen ... Charlie
David Wenham ... Christian Travers
Dan Fogler ... Joel Schwartz
David Hennessey ... Rudolph
Isabel Lucas ... Rose
Callan Mulvey ... Johnson
Costas Mandylor ... Vassilis
Grace Huang ... Achun
Nathalie Kelley ... Zaca
Harry Paru MacKinnon Harry Paru MacKinnon ... Tabura
Benjamin J. Edwards ... Sebastian
Ian Taatu Ian Taatu ... Sawi Leader


The biopic depicts Flynn's roust-about early life in Australia, before he became an internationally famed celebrity. In those days he was an adventurer, opium smuggler, gambler, street fighter, womanizer, and gold prospector. The film, based on Flynn's early autobiography "Beam Ends," was written for the screen by Large and Luke Flynn, who found the inspiration as a result of their travels through Australia in the footsteps of Luke's iconic grandfather. The book's title refers to the last visible sign before a ship sinks. Written by MikeTheWhistle

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A legend in the making. The true story of Errol Flynn. See more »


Action | Adventure

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some violence, drug use and a brief sexual reference | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


The film that is being shot at the end is presumably Captain Blood (1935), with Olivia de Havilland. He made another pirate picture some five years later, The Sea Hawk (1940) but with a wig and costume that does not match up to what is shown here. See more »


Charlie, who claims to be the true owner of the yacht, calls it the "Sirocco." Flynn gave her the name Sirocco. The previous owner would have called it the "Karenita". See more »


References In Like Flint (1967) See more »

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An interesting fabrication

Fact has little to do with this flick. Neither does good storytelling. Every time it starts to roll (which is rare), it comes to a dead stop, and those stops last for a very long time. Frankly, this film is so off with the self-indulgent daisies that one would think it was written and directed by the same person. The thing is stuffed with dull, drawn-out scenes that are only used to provide a breather and story point between the meat of a film but they are made to be the meat with the action merely serving as a distraction. There are some signs of stupidity in this film, such as a backdrop intended to be filmed from a distance, but with the opening view of it - a studio water tower - being so close as to make it look skewed and so lacking in detail as to be obviously fake. A good director would have noticed the badly skewed water tower, but this fellow simply blew it off.

As Flynn's last film was in 1960 (released the year after he died) one wonders about the timing of this film, as virtually no one these days has ever heard of him.

Overall, this movie squeezes about thirty minutes of story into an hour and a half of film. It is passably amusing, sometimes boring, and shows a lack of competence on the part of the director, particularly in the area of storytelling.

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Release Date:

27 December 2019 (USA) See more »

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Box Office


$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,646, 27 January 2019

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Color (35mm)
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