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My Favorite Year

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Original title
My Favorite Year
Year
Running time
92 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Norman Steinberg, Dennis Palumbo
Music
Ralph Burns
Cinematography
Gerald Hirschfeld
Cast
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Producer
Brooksfilms / Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
Genre
Comedy | 1950s. Television
Synopsis / Plot
Benjy Stone is the junior writer on the top rated variety/comedy show, in the mid 50s (the early years). Its a new medium and the rules were not fully established. Alan Swann, an Erol Flynn type actor with a drinking problem is to be that weeks guest star. When King Kaiser, the headliner wants to throw Swann off the show, Benjy makes a pitch to save his childhood hero, and is made Swann's babysitter. On top of this, a union boss doesn't care for Kaiser's parody of him and has plans to stop the show.
Awards
1982: Nominated for Oscar: Best Leading Actor (Peter O'Toole)
1982: Golden Globes: 3 Nominations, including Best Film - Comedy/Musical
1982: New York Film Critics Circle: Nominated for Best Actor (Peter O'Toole)
1982: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Original Comedy Screenplay
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