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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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Star George C. Scott fought with legendary director John Huston during the filming over script rewrites as well as the leading lady, Tina Aumont. After engaging in shouting matches with Scott, Huston quit the film. Fatefully, Aumont was replaced with Trish Van Devere, whom Scott fell in love with and married. Huston was replaced by Richard Fleischer, and the movie bombed both with critics and at the box office. 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 »


[Harry has just handed Monique an envelope full of cash]
Monique: Is it stolen? Is that why you gave it to me?
Harry Garmes: No. It's just that it's real money. It's not bank money. If you were to very look closely under the picture of Benjamin Franklin, you would see that it said, "This proves Harry Garmes is still alive." And if it should happen to prove otherwise, consider it yours.
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George C. Scott at his best
26 September 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Well made dramatic thriller about an ex-driver for the mob, now retired and living on a beach with nothing else to do, and nothing else he knows how to do. When he's called upon after nine years to perform a job he takes it, simply to see if he can still do it. Scott is the best reason to watch this other-wise standard chase film; As the aging driver who's lost everything and has nothing to do but die, he is masterful. This is one of his finest (and most under-rated) performances. An engaging film with some intense moments of action and a great existentialist feel to it. Doesn't quite hit it's mark at times, but worth-while for Scott. Good photography.

*** out of ****

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