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My Dinner with Hervé (2018)

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A look at the life of French actor Hervé Villechaize, co-star of the hit '70s TV series "Fantasy Island", who took his own life in 1993 at the age of 50.

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Sacha Gervasi

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Sacha Gervasi (story), Sean Macaulay (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Dinklage ... Hervé Villechaize
Jamie Dornan ... Danny Tate
Frida Munting Frida Munting ... Attractive Secretary
Harriet Walter ... Baskin
Laurence Ubong Williams ... Harding
Jim Sturgeon ... Koski
Daniel Mays ... Casey
Sabina Franklyn ... Katie's Mother
Orlando Goldsmith Orlando Goldsmith ... Baby James
Rafferty Goldsmith Rafferty Goldsmith ... Baby James
Oona Chaplin ... Katie
Oliver Rednall ... Male Friend
Tanya Fear ... Waitress (Le Petit Chateau)
Michael Elwyn ... Gore Vidal
Bryan Bounds ... Maitre D' (The Belvedere)
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A look at the life of French actor Hervé Villechaize, co-star of the hit '70s TV series "Fantasy Island", who took his own life in 1993 at the age of 50.

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His Real Life Was the Biggest Fantasy of All

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Biography | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 October 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

My Dinner with Hervé See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

Oona Chaplin and Peter Dinklage were also co stars on "Game of Thrones," which is also produced by HBO. Though, much the same as "GoT", they do not share any scenes in this film. See more »

Goofs

"Bittersweet Symphony" plays as Danny quits his job at the end of the movie. It may seem like a goof, since the scene is set in 1993 and the song was released in 1997, but it's actually not. The song does not play as within the story; it plays as a soundtrack over the end scene. Thus, there is no conflict within the events of the film. See more »

Connections

References Kiss: I Was Made for Lovin' You (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

Fly Me to the Moon (In Other Words)
Music and Lyrics by Bart Howard
Performed by Julie London
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A compelling tribute to the flawed individuals we all are
24 October 2018 | by Sabyn_VenatorSee all my reviews

It took me a while to let go of the 'that's not the type of dwarfism he had' problem, but when I was finally able to do so, I was able to appreciate the story much more. It touched (lightly, admittedly, but also in an 'everyman' (sic) kind of way) on the themes of self-belief, self-control, and self-congratulation, and how thin the line between them is. One false move can see you fall on your face, or require you to push someone else out of your way; and we never know when that false move may occur or what may prompt it to happen.


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