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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
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Thomas Mercado
Richmond L. Aguilar ...
Gaffer (as Richmond Aguilar)
John Alderman ...
Jonathan
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Donna Baccala ...
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Charles Bail
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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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The American Dreamer is an American Artist
23 August 2007 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

'Watched the film tonight again. After 20 years. EASY RIDER being among my three all-time favorites, I knew there would come the time, when I appreciate THE LAST MOVIE for what it really is - AN AWESOME EXPERIENCE, one of the most interesting films of the 70's and an important work of film art. Seems that time was tonight... :)

I loved it, at the same time it hurt. The film finally should be widely available, a dedicated SE DVD as for Fonda's HIRED HAND (that too is much much better than people thought years or decades ago... great film).

Hopper first went out to become the greatest actor in the world. He maybe could have been, but his character made it impossible for him to act after great early successes. He became a photographer. Could have been one of the greatest photo artists ever. He basically stopped because he became a film maker. He could have been right next to the most famous & successful directors in America. The faith of THE LAST MOVIE stopped him from that. YET, in all of these (and more) professions he became a top-player, an Icon, a forerunner and a master. An inspired creative human being, an enrichment to my life.


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