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The Last Movie (1971)

 -  Drama  -  21 October 1988 (Japan)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Mrs. Anderson
Daniel Ades ...
Thomas Mercado
Richmond L. Aguilar ...
Gaffer (as Richmond Aguilar)
John Alderman ...
Jonathan
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Mayor's Son
Donna Baccala ...
Miss Anderson
Charles Bail
Tom Baker ...
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Rose
Poupée Bocar ...
Nightclub Singer
Anna Lynn Brown ...
Dance Hall Girl
Rod Cameron ...
Bernard Casselman ...
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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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Dennis Hopper came back from shooting in South America with more than 40 hours worth of footage. His final cut, after more than a year of editing (his editing antics were documented in a documentary called "The American Dreamer"), was incomprehensible to many of the studio heads. This was the last film that Hopper directed until 1980's Out of the Blue, which he took over directing after that film's original director left production. See more »

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Mrs. Anderson: You know, I had fantasies like that, about being beat up. Did you ever have a fantasy about women beating you up? Or don't cowboys have fantasies?
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Written and Performed by Kris Kristofferson
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A vastly underrated film.
4 February 2004 | by (los angeles california) – See all my reviews

I watched this film twice. The second time I watched it I was simply trying to figure out why I liked it the first time---but like it I did. Usually I don't like this kind of film, because I think they're pretentious. (NORTHFORK, as an example.) I think if ten people watched this film, those ten people would take ten different journeys and wind up at ten different destinations--so I can only describe what I felt---and it really was, for me, strangely enough, only a feeling.

For me it boils down to this: I'm from Oklahoma. During the early years, growing up in the great American heartland, the moral compass is very clear for most people. But the feeling, as you grow older (and migrate away from your roots), that with each season something precious is slowly draining away, and that things you care deeply about become like sand dunes that change shape and form with every rising sun---and there seem to be a progressive sense of loss---loss of the north star, reference points, meaningful trails in your life, until one day you are forced to stop and ask yourself, "Where am I, and what the hell do I care about anymore?" That's when you go to the pound and adopt a dog. I'm sure that my response to the film had absolutely nothing to do with what the authors intended, but I liked the film very much, and can't help but feel that this film is vastly underrated and was never given a fair chance.


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