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My Forgotten Man (1993)

A biographical movie on the film star's early life before Hollywood fame.


Frank Howson


Frank Howson (screenplay), Alister Webb (screenplay)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Guy Pearce ... Errol Flynn
Steven Berkoff ... Klaus Reicher
Claudia Karvan ... Penelope Watts
John Savage ... Joe Stromberg
Wendy Matthews Wendy Matthews ... Nightclub Singer
William Gluth William Gluth ... Professor Flynn
Nicki Paull Nicki Paull ... Marelle Flynn (as Nicola Paull)
Tim Hughes ... James Dickson
Adrian Wright ... Harold Watts
Jan Friedl Jan Friedl ... Deidre Watts
Andrew Stephard Andrew Stephard ... Young Flynn
Doug Bowles ... Charles Chauvel
Sue Jones Sue Jones ... Elsa Chauvel
Reg Evans ... Hobo
Bruce Venables Bruce Venables ... Barman


A biographical movie on the film star's early life before Hollywood fame.

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Errol Flynn, the adventurer, the thief, the lover, the liar, a Hollywood legend. See more »


Biography | Drama


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Release Date:

May 1993 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Errol Flynn - de mörka åren See more »

Filming Locations:

Cairns, Queensland, Australia See more »

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References In the Wake of the Bounty (1933) See more »


You Belong In My Dreams
Performed by Jillian Gundermann
Written by Frank Howson & Ian McKean
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Mutiny without bounty
6 March 2005 | by ptb-8See all my reviews

One wonders how FLYNN could have failed so badly as a cinema release in 1997 with Guy Pearce aptly in the lead role. It is not often that the casting of someone so famous is so exactly right. FLYNN was a stumbler at the box office and did not end up on cinema screens in Australia...even after LA CONFIDENTIAL...! From a dazzling nude scene in the first few minutes (presumably by Guy Pearce) FLYNN gets off to a fairly robust and interesting start. Sadly, FLYNN runs out of steam after about the first 35 minutes and with the entrance of hammy Steven Berkoff in a detour to New Guinea, (looking and acting like he wanted the Klaus Kinski role in FITZCARRALDO) the film starts to resemble a tele movie rather than a major cinema biography. Believe it or not, by about the 70 minute make, it is boring and you are glad to see it over. But such promise! Pearce IS Flynn! But the movie caused a mutiny at the box office and unlike The Bounty, sank without trace.

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