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Life After Flash (2017)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 26 February 2019 (USA)
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"Life After Flash" looks at the roller coaster life of Sam J Jones since his role as Flash Gordon, his struggles and successes, and the aftermath of when he went up against one of the most powerful producers in Hollywood.

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Lisa Downs

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Credited cast:
Sam J. Jones ... Himself
Melody Anderson ... Herself
Brian Blessed ... Himself
Topol ... Himself
Peter Wyngarde ... Himself
Richard O'Brien ... Himself
Deep Roy ... Himself
Brian May ... Himself
Peter Duncan Peter Duncan ... Himself
Howard Blake ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jaime Alba Jaime Alba ... Himself
John Altman ... Himself
Martin Ballantyne ... Himself
Ian Beattie ... Himself
Paul Blake ... Himself
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"Life After Flash" looks at the roller coaster life of Sam J Jones since his role as Flash Gordon, his struggles and successes, and the aftermath of when he went up against one of the most powerful producers in Hollywood.

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The documentary visited a number of Comic Cons for filming. These were Alamo City Comic Con (San Antonio, TX), Dale Con (Rochdale, UK), MCM Comic Con Birmingham (UK), South Texas Collectors Expo Comic Con (Laredo, TX), and Wizard World Comic Con (Portland, OR). Wizard World Comic Con was the only one that Sam J Jones wasn't actually appearing at. See more »

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Features Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

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Uplifting
27 May 2019 | by larrys3See all my reviews

This documentary, directed by Lisa Downs, focuses on the tumultuous life of Sam J. Jones, who starred in the 1980 sci-fi film "Flash Gordon", which has become a cult classic over the years. The movie recounts Jones' tragic early life, his on-set clashes with the iconic producer Dino De Laurentiis during the filming of "Flash", his fall into obscurity, and then his most remarkable transformation into the man he is today.

At first, this doc came across to me as quite disjointed jumping from one topic to another, with quick interview clips from those that worked with Jones on the set of "Flash Gordon" in many varied capacities, to devoted fans, as well as his family and friends. Also, there's loads of behind-the-scenes insights into the 1980 movie. However as the film progressed and Jones' entire remarkable story unfolded I found it to be a most uplifting and inspiring true tale.

Note: There were no subtitles available on my DVD copy.


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