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The Last of Robin Hood (2013)

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The last days in the life of legendary Hollywood actor Errol Flynn.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Hudson Messerall John Hudson Messerall ... TV News Reporter
Brian Bascle ... Reporter #1
Daniel J. Clancy Daniel J. Clancy ... Reporter #2 (as Daniel Clancy)
Kelly O'Neal ... Reporter #3
Judd Lormand ... Reporter #4
David Kronawitter ... Reporter #5
Susan Sarandon ... Florence Aadland
Ric Reitz ... Melvin Belli
Matt Kane ... Ronnie Shedlo
Dakota Fanning ... Beverly Aadland
Kevin Patrick Murphy ... Photographer
Jason Davis ... Tedd Thomey
Theresa O'Shea ... Hancock Park Dowager
Kevin Kline ... Errol Flynn
Bryan Batt ... Orry Kelly
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The Last of Robin Hood is the true story of Beverly Aadland, a teen starlet who became the last girlfriend of legendary swashbuckler Errol Flynn. In 1957, Beverly was working at Warner Brothers studios with a fake birth certificate saying she was 18 -- she was in fact, only 15 -- when she encountered the former matinée idol. After a bumpy start, the two undertook a relationship that was ultimately embraced by Beverly's Hollywood mother Florence, who became a willing third wheel. The affair took them from L.A. to New York to Africa, then to Cuba where Flynn pitched in with the rebels to make a pro-Castro propaganda movie starring Beverly. It all came crashing to an end in Vancouver, however, when Flynn died in Beverly's arms, causing an avalanche of publicity; Florence finally achieved the attention she sought in the form of tabloid notoriety but the chaos drove Beverly to the edge of sanity. The Last of Robin Hood is a poignant yet darkly comic coming-of-age tale about the desire for ... Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for some sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 December 2014 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$25,821, 31 August 2014

Gross USA:

$288,545

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$288,545
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Errol Flynn died at 50. Since the time line depicted here is most certainly 1957, when he was 49, Kevin Kline is 18 years older (or more) than Flynn would have been during the events depicted. See more »

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Florence refers to unsuccessful actors as "wannabes." That term did not come into usage until the 1980s. See more »

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[first lines]
TV News Reporter: [pacing on the tarmac recording his report] The world is reeling. Errol Flynn, movie star, matinee idol, notorious ladies' man, is dead at the age of 50. The hero of a generation, equally known for his swashbuckling in public and in private. He died true to form, in the arms of a much younger girlfriend. Now, all of America is asking, "Who is the girl?"
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Connections

References The Roots of Heaven (1958) See more »

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Fur Elise
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
Arranged by Gregor Narholz (as Ron Ronsted)
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R.I.P.: Movie and Man
5 September 2014 | by jdesandoSee all my reviews

"In like Flynn," a colloquial expression based on the dissolute life of Errol Flynn.

Because Kevin Kline looks like an aging Errol Flynn (he died at 50), it's easy to believe Kline's depiction of the swashbuckling roué from early 20th Century American film in The Last of Robin Hood. Yet, if you want really to experience the bad boy who gave Robin life, read his autobiography, My Wicked, Wicked Ways. Sadly this film is a dull, soporific take on the last years of Flynn.

Not that Kevin Kline doesn't have the ability to be roguish like Flynn, it's just that he appears to have been directed to underplay the famous rake, a letdown for those of us hoping to experience the wild wicked one. Instead, this Flynn is pursuing a much younger woman, Beverly Aadland (Dakota Fanning), with a feeling of entitlement and an ennui-subtle sense of "been there."

More interesting than the moribund Flynn is Beverly's mom, Florence (Susan Sarandon) -- a stage mom if there ever was one. Her machinations to get her daughter into films are almost unbelievable. When she realizes her underage daughter is sleeping with Flynn, the other side of her ambition, the love of a mother, rings true as a contrast. However, she allows the affair. To their credit, Fanning and Kline seem to care about each other to the extent that any moral outrage about statutory rape is slightly mitigated.

Although the script doesn't allow for the dramatic energy that should accompany his shenanigans, brightening the dim movie is Sarandon's ambitious mom with dorky glasses and fat—she steals whatever show there is to take.

So if you want to witness the quiet decline of a glamorous pedophile, the coda to Flynn's checkered life is gently carried out by Kevin Kline as if in hospice. It's the last of an outrageous actor. R.I.P.


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