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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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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 conceived the film in the mid-'60s and wanted Montgomery Clift for the part of Kansas. But Clift died well before production actually began and Hopper cast himself in the role, prompting BBS Productions to drop the project (it was ultimately produced by a division of Universal). 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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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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Me and Bobby McGee
Written and Performed by Kris Kristofferson
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laughably incoherent
30 November 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Dennis Hopper's now notorious second feature fulfilled the promise of 'Easy Rider' by doing to his career what those Southern rednecks did to his character at the end of the earlier film: blasting it to an early grave. Given the disposition of its maker and the attitudes of his era it's not surprising the film took shape the way it did, but unlike the more unified mess of his debut feature (in retrospect a happy accident) this sophomore effort is merely chaotic: an ill-conceived, sloppily executed, helplessly edited riot of unintended laughs.

There's a germ of an idea here about the essential artifice of movie-making (in which the film itself finally disintegrates into random outtakes), but the director painted himself into a creative cul-de-sac by envisioning a project that had to fail in order to succeed. And fail it did, famously so, putting all of Hopper's drug-induced limitations on public display. Seen today, it's a fascinating example of professional self-destruction, and a laughable catalogue of hippie flotsam scraped from the bottom of the '60s barrel.


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