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The Last Movie (1971)

A film shoot in Peru goes badly wrong when an actor is killed in a stunt, and the unit wrangler, Kansas, decides to give up film-making and stay on in the village, shacking up with local ... See full summary »

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Mrs. Anderson
Daniel Ades ...
Thomas Mercado
Richmond L. Aguilar ...
Gaffer (as Richmond Aguilar)
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Jonathan
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Mayor's Son
Donna Baccala ...
Miss Anderson
Charles Bail
Tom Baker ...
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Rose
Poupée Bocar ...
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Anna Lynn Brown ...
Dance Hall Girl
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Bernard Casselman ...
Doctor
Earl Clark
Manuel Concha
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A film shoot in Peru goes badly wrong when an actor is killed in a stunt, and the unit wrangler, Kansas, decides to give up film-making and stay on in the village, shacking up with local prostitute Maria. But his dreams of an unspoiled existence are interrupted when the local priest asks him to help stop the villagers killing each other by re-enacting scenes from the film for real because they don't understand movie fakery... Written by Michael Brooke <michael@everyman.demon.co.uk>

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21 October 1988 (Japan)  »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)
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The main premise of the film, indigenous natives enacting a movie-making ritual, is based on Dennis Hopper's experiences while filming The Sons of Katie Elder (1965) in Mexico, in which he observed the locals doing the same thing. Hopper originally wanted to film in Mexico, but he was overruled. Production was moved to Chinchero, Perú. See more »

Quotes

Kansas: You cold?
Maria: Um, my feet are cold.
Kansas: Yeah?
Maria: Yeah.
Kansas: (reaches under her skirt) Hey, hey, I know something that's hot and, uh, heh, heh. Yes, sir!
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Crazy Credits

There is nearly a full fifteen minute gap in between the first title card, "A FILM BY DENNIS HOPPER" and the other title card, "THE LAST MOVIE". See more »

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References The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948) See more »

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Me and Bobby McGee
Written by Kris Kristofferson and Fred Foster
Performed by Kris Kristofferson
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post acid Hollywood meets European avant garde
7 June 2001 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

The year is 1972. Hopper the over-achiever, has been given a loose rein and cowboy saddle to make his follow up to Easy Rider. The drug culture of the time has reached saturation point. The hallucinations have become serious. "We don't do that in the movies, we fake everything. I don't really hit the man!" Hopper as Kansas, the movie hired hand, tries to teach a Peruvian local how to punch on film. The game of movie production has gone too far. The locals use wicker-work movie equipment to simulate the film set, but what is 4 real is what is going on in front of the camera. ritual sex and murder. like Hollywood Babylon infront of the camera.

The years of editing with near-death experiences family break-ups and financial insanity, produces the most raw, hilarious, beta wave brain rush available on celluloid.

A few years earlier in Europe, Fellini made Nights of Cabiria, a film about a prostitute who 'lives the life' gets involved in feverish ceremonies and ends up living in a primative hole in the ground well beyond Rome's slums. Well this film and Hopper's have a lot in common.

The use of music in this film is incredible, Kris Kristofferson's Me and Bobby McGee(a trucking freedom song) is transposed onto a scene of Kansas trecking on his horse triumphantly to lines like "good for nuthin's good enough fo' me"

Re release this film RIGHT NOW !


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