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Tasmanian Devil: The Fast and Furious Life of Errol Flynn (2007)

The story of Tasmanian-born actor Errol Flynn whose short & flamboyant life, full of scandals, adventures, loves and excess was largely played out in front of the camera - either making ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher Lee ... Himself - Narrator
Jeffrey Meyers Jeffrey Meyers ... Himself - Biographer
Kathryn Medlock Kathryn Medlock ... Herself - Zoologist, Tasmanian Museum
Ila Andrews Ila Andrews ... Herself - School Friend
Deirdre Flynn Deirdre Flynn ... Herself - Daughter
John Hammond Moore John Hammond Moore ... Himself - Biographer
Lincoln Hurst Lincoln Hurst ... Himself - Film Historian
Peter Valenti Peter Valenti ... Himself - Biographer
Vincent Sherman ... Himself - Film Director and Friend
Rory Flynn Rory Flynn ... Herself - Daughter
Jack Marino Jack Marino ... Himself - Actor
Nora Eddington Nora Eddington ... Herself - Interviewed 1985 (archive footage) (as Nora Eddington Flynn)
Beverly Aadland Beverly Aadland ... Herself
Kyra Pahlen Kyra Pahlen ... Herself - Victor Pahlen's Daughter
Christopher Stollery ... Additional Voices (voice)


The story of Tasmanian-born actor Errol Flynn whose short & flamboyant life, full of scandals, adventures, loves and excess was largely played out in front of the camera - either making movies or filling the newsreels and gossip magazines. Tragically he was dead from the effects of drugs and alcohol by the time he was only 50 & the myths live on. But there is another side of Flynn that is less well known - his ambitions to be a serious writer and newspaper correspondent, his documentary films and his interest in the Spanish Civil War and Castro's Cuba Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

9 April 2007 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Errol Flynn - Teufel aus Tasmanien See more »

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Color | Black and White (archive footage)
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Did You Know?


Errol Flynn owned three yachts. Their names were Sirocco I, Sirocco II, and Zaca. See more »


Errol Flynn: I may as well confess that at the age of twelve I fucked a duck.
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References My Forgotten Man (1993) See more »


Guy McDonough & James Reyne
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Awesome, unbiased, entertaining.
1 July 2007 | by QueerpikeSee all my reviews

I saw this film as part of the Sydney Film Festival and I loved every minute of it. Christopher Lee's narration was great and the stories and anecdotes were wildly entertaining. Errol Flynn was a fascinating person both on and off-screen and this documentary explores the highs and lows of his life and career with a great deal of empathy. The film covers all stages of his life: including his childhood in Tasmania (and distaste for authority), his pirate-esquire exploits in New Guinea, his sudden and massive rise to fame, his turbulent relationships with women, his dubious relationship with the law and media (including unfounded accusations claiming he was a Nazi!), his battle with alcohol (among other things) and well-hidden health problems, his revolutionary pro-peace stance and little-known friendship with Fidel Castro... This is a great tribute to an amazing performer and an amazing human being.

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