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The Last Run (1971)

GP  |   |  Action, Drama, Crime  |  24 September 1971 (Japan)
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A former getaway driver from Chicago (George C. Scott) has retired to a peaceful life in a Portuguese fishing village. He is asked to pull off one last job, involving driving a dangerous ... See full summary »

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A former getaway driver from Chicago (George C. Scott) has retired to a peaceful life in a Portuguese fishing village. He is asked to pull off one last job, involving driving a dangerous crook and his girl-friend to France. However, the job turns out to be a double-cross and the trio are pursued back to Portugal where they make one last stand on the coast while the enemy assassins attempt to gun them down. Written by Jonathon Dabell <J.D.@pixie.ntu.ac.uk>

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In the tradition of Hemingway and Bogart.


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In a March 22, 1971 "Time" Magazine cover story on George C. Scott, Scott was quoted on why he made this film: "I'm doing it because it reminds me of old Bogart pictures". See more »

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Tony Musante's hair goes from short to long several times during the film. This is because he keeps taking of the curly wig he is supposed to be wearing as a disguise. See more »

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Monique: Are you catholic?
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Is there life after death?
5 March 2005 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Last Run tells the story of a retired get-away driver who come to think of retirement as slow death. And so takes one last job.

He retired to Portugal, bought a house and a boat, to live happily ever after. But it doesn't work out that way. His 3 year old son died, his new wife left for another lover, he rented his boat to a real fisherman on realising he's a hopeless fisherman; he leads a lonely life.

He takes a job nine years later to prove to himself that he's still capable, that he's not dead. He wishes more than ever to do the job well; and he does.

This movie touches on the meaning of death and what it takes to be alive. Its a personal journey an sums up middle aged life.

I particularly liked the use of the car. It was filmed beautifully with authentic sound and driving: no special effects, just an honest representation as the last love in his life. It was refreshing to see the driver fighting the live rear axle as he negotiated mountainous bends at speed. Now there's something missing from modern movies.


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