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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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Complete credited cast:
Harry Garmes
Tony Musante ...
Paul Rickard
Claudie Scherrer
Miguel (as Aldo Sanbrell)
Antonio Tarruella ...
Motorcycle Policeman
Hitch Hiker
Pat Zurica ...
1st Man (as Patrick J. Zurica)
Rocky Taylor ...
2nd Man


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 <>

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In the tradition of Hemingway and Bogart.


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24 September 1971 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

A Última Fuga  »

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George C. Scott stars with 2 wives from 3 marriages. At the time the movie was filmed, he was near the end of his second marriage to Colleen Dewhurst. He married Trish Van Devere the next year. See more »


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 »


Monique: Are you catholic?
Harry Garmes: In the old days, before the fall, I owned a few shares.
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Featured in Portrait of an Actor (1971) See more »

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Atmospheric and Solid throwback to Bogart's Crime World
15 February 2008 | by (Dublin, Ireland) – See all my reviews

This film almost should have been in black and white! Very solid throwback to the gritty film-noir gangster films of the 40's. The ever brilliant George C. Scott tackle's the Bogartesque protagonist with style - a retired gangland getaway-driver lured out of retirement by personal reasons for one 'Last Run' in Spain in which he has to transport a escaped killer and his moll across the border to France.

Of course nothing ever goes quite as planned and Scott soon find's his assignment calling for him to make some tough choices in the face of mounting odd's and hidden dangers. This film benefits from it's strong cast, fantastic camera-work by the great Sven Nykvist(Bergmann films), great location scenery in Spain and an economical screenplay from the talented Alan Sharp(Night Moves). Underrated director Richard Fleischer gives the film a great Hemingway type atmosphere and does a good job with the action scenes. Interestingly John Huston started this film and left after three weeks into the production following rows with Scott, Sharp and the producers over wanting to have the script re-written by his eighteen year old son! Overall this is a good solid thriller that works and is waiting to be rediscovered.

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