The Last Run (1971)

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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)
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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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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 »


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: Was she pretty, your wife?
Harry Garmes: She had skin like silver and silk, and eyes like gentian.
Monique: What a lovely thing to say.
Harry Garmes: Yes, her boyfriend had a real turn of phrase. She left some of his letters behind when she went away.
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Featured in Portrait of an Actor (1971) See more »

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Memorable ride
24 November 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

George C Scott plays Harry Garmes, a former getaway driver who comes out of retirement to prove to himself he hasn't lost his touch. He lives in a small Portugese fishing village, but he isn't fulfilled; he views retirement as preparation for death and goes behind the wheel again to inject some vitality into his existence. What promises to be a straightforward job, however, brings him unexpected challenges. The film boasts suspenseful car chases, impressive cinematography, a good script and a compelling performance from George C Scott as the cynical driver who gets more than he bargains for as he chauffeurs an escaped prisoner and his girlfriend across country. The film is thought-provoking, it deals with love, death, regret, frustration and determination, and coupled with tension and suspense makes it a memorable ride.

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