- Rated: PG
- Run Time: 1 hours, 32 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: July 9, 2002
- Originally Released: 1982
- Label: Warner Home Video
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Snap Case
- Single Side - Dual Layer
- Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Additional Release Material:
- Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer
- Audio Commentary: Peter O'Toole - Star, Richard Benjamin - Director
- Text/Photo Galleries:
- Filmographies: Peter O'Toole
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Variety - 09/29/1982
"...An enjoyable romp through the early days of television, MY FAVORITE YEAR provides a field day for a wonderful bunch of actors headed by Peter O'Toole..."
New York Times - 10/01/1982
"...A funny and good-natured comedy..."
Premiere - 04/01/2004
"A riff on real-life onetime swashbuckling matinee idol Errol Flynn..."
Set in the early '50s in New York City, the golden age of live television, a swashbuckling guest star of a hit variety show experiences a great deal of difficulty keeping sober, so one of the show's writers is assigned to babysit. Academy Award Nominations: Best Actor--Peter O'Toole.
The year is 1954, and dashing Alan Swann, an alcoholic, swashbuckling movie star, is about to make his first television appearance, on "The Comedy Cavalcade" (a brilliant take-off on Sid Caesar's "Your Show of Shows"). Fearing Swann will make a drunken fool of himself on live TV, the producers ask Benji Stone, one of the show's youthful writers, to watch and babysit Swann for the few days prior to his stint on the show. The unlikely duo experience numerous adventures together (such as a dinner with Benjy's star-struck relatives) and form a lasting bond in the process.
Classic Fight Scenes |
Family (General) |
Substance Abuse |
- Actor Richard Benjamin made his directorial debut with "My Favorite Year."