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Writers:
Ladislas Farago (writer: book)
William Luce
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Release Date:
14 September 1986 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Following the close of World War II, General George S. Patton is seriously injured in a car accident and not expected to survive... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Won Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
It's no Patton (1970), but ... See more (16 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

George C. Scott ... General George S. Patton Jr.

Richard Dysart ... Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower

Murray Hamilton ... Gen. Hobart 'Hap' Gay

Ed Lauter ... Dr. Lt.Col. Paul S. Hill

Kathryn Leigh Scott ... Jean Gordon

Horst Janson ... Baron von Wangenheim

Daniel Benzali ... Col. Glen Spurling

Ron Berglas ... Young Patton

Don Fellows ... Lt.Gen. Walter Bedell Smith
Errol John ... Sgt. 1st Class George Meeks
Alan MacNaughtan ... Brigadier Hugh Cairns (as Alan MacNaughton)

Paul Maxwell ... Lt.Gen. Geoffrey Keyes

Lee Patterson ... Col. Paul Harkins

Shane Rimmer ... Dr. Col. Lawrence Ball

Eva Marie Saint ... Mrs. Beatrice Ayer Patton
Erika Hoffman ... Young Beatrice
Ian Tyler ... Pfc. Horace 'Woody' Woodring
Aaron Swartz ... Sgt. Joe Spruce

William Hope ... MP Philip
Bradley Lavelle ... Thompson

Daniel Kash ... Melvin
Lou Hirsch ... Dexter
Ray Charleson ... MP Lt. Mertz

David Gilliam ... MP Lt. Babalas
Paul Michael ... Dr. Capt. Ned Snyder
Thomasine Heiner ... Nurse Lt. Bertha Hobie
Irina Brook ... Nurse Lt. Ann Maertz
Lesa Lockford ... Nurse O'Brien
Michael John Paliotti ... Capt. Warren A. Lapp

Christopher Malcolm ... Maj. Ken Morgan (Hospital PAO)

Garrick Hagon ... Lt.Col. Walter Kerwin
Devon Scott ... Sgt. at Hospital

Tony Sibbald ... Major Kelleher
Olivier Pierre ... Richard Thorpe

John Sterland ... Tom Reilly
Pat Starr ... Catherine McNulty
Peter Banks ... Maj. Father White
Amanda Mainard ... English Correspondent

Frank Dux ... American Correspondent
Sharon Holm ... Ruth Ellen Patton
Michael Fitzpatrick ... Officer at party
Van Hinman ... Vocalist at Party
Jeff Harding ... West Point Professor
Bill Hutchinson ... General Mason
Crispin Denys ... SS colonel
Terry Gurry ... S.S. Sergeant
Oscar Quitak ... Minister President Schaeffer
Catherine Strauss ... WAC Aide to Gen. Patton
Diana Hunter ... WAC aide to General Gay

Nancy Crane ... WAC Aide to Gen. Eisenhower
Keith Edwards ... Patton's father
Michael Domenico ... Patton age 8
Trinity Boys Choir ... Themselves
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
David Adams ... 3rd Army Soldier- Nazi Soldier- German Businessman- Refugee- Guy on Push Bike
Paul Cooke
Eugene Hilsheimer ... Soldier

Derek Lyons ... Marine
Joe Cahill ... American Soldier (uncredited)
Tref Davies ... German choirboy (uncredited)
Alan Freitag ... Colonel (uncredited)
Bryan Torfeh ... Soldier (uncredited)

Directed by
Delbert Mann 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Ladislas Farago  writer: book
William Luce 

Produced by
Norman Foster .... associate producer
Robert E. Fuisz .... executive producer
Alfred R. Kelman .... producer
William F. Storke .... producer
 
Original Music by
Allyn Ferguson 
 
Cinematography by
Dennis C. Lewiston 
 
Film Editing by
Bill Blunden 
 
Casting by
Joyce Gallie 
 
Production Design by
Peter James 
 
Art Direction by
John Hoesli 
 
Costume Design by
Phyllis Dalton 
 
Makeup Department
Del Acevedo .... designer: Patton make-ups
Jan Archibald .... chief hairdresser
Alan Boyle .... chief makeup artist
Eddie Knight .... chief makeup artist
Lesley Rouvray .... hairdresser (as Leslie Rouvray-Lawson)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mark Goddard .... second assistant director
Roger Simons .... first assistant director
Gareth Tandy .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Alan Bailey .... property master
Ron Benton .... assistant art director
Peter Palmer .... prop buyer
Alfred Smith .... stand-by props
David Ned Kelly .... carpenter (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Keith Batten .... boom operator
John Iles .... dubbing mixer
Teddy Mason .... sound editor
John Pitt .... sound maintenance
Brian Simmons .... sound recordist
 
Special Effects by
Paul Corbould .... special effects (uncredited)
Martin Gutteridge .... special effects supervisor (uncredited)
Garth Inns .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Doug Ferris .... matte artist (uncredited)
Roy Field .... optical effects supervisor (uncredited)
John Grant .... matte camera (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Dickey Beer .... stunt coordinator
Ray Purkis .... stunt rigger
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jean-Marc Bringuier .... steadicam operator (as Jean Marc Bringuier)
John Harman .... supervisory electrician
Cedric James .... focus puller
Clive Mackey .... clapper loader
Nic Milner .... focus puller
Jimmy Turrell .... camera operator (as James Turrell)
George Whitear .... still photographer
 
Casting Department
Sally Osoba .... assistant casting director (as Sally Wignall)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Philippe Pickford .... wardrobe supervisor
Iris Richens .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Christopher Lloyd .... first assistant editor
 
Location Management
Peter Elford .... location manager
 
Music Department
Allyn Ferguson .... conductor
Nick Hosker .... music editor (as Nicholas Hosker)
 
Transportation Department
Roy Evans .... transportation manager
 
Other crew
Julius L. Blatt .... military advisor
Al Hix .... publicist
Kelly Howard-Garde .... production coordinator
Warren A. Lapp .... script consultant
Nyla Lyon .... assistant to producer
George Marshall .... production accountant
Doreen Soan .... script supervisor
Roy Stennen .... medical advisor
Michele Tandy .... assistant accountant
 

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USA:146 min
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This is the second time that Richard Dysart played Eisenhower the first time was in Churchill and The Generals.See more »
Quotes:
General George S. Patton Jr.:[General Patton is telling General Gay about his dog, Willie] I got him from a pound in London, ugliest thing I've ever seen... He's gonna be a real scrapper I thought... I'm gonna name him after William the Conquerer... He's the biggest coward in dogdom... Maybe I should have slapped him.
[Patton chuckles]
Gen. Hobart 'Hap' Gay:Very funny.
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Movie Connections:
Follows Patton (1970)See more »

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16 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
It's no Patton (1970), but ..., 20 November 2002
Author: Bryce Rumbles from Baltimore, Maryland

... but it isn't as bad as the other commentators might make you think.

Based on Ladislas Farago's followup to Patton: Ordeal and Triumph (one of the source materials for the original film), Last Days shows Patton on his deathbed, and intercuts flashbacks, mostly of his early life, his courtship of Bea Ayers, his days at the Point and before the first world war. (Patton's adventures on Pershing's 1916 Punitive Expedition to Mexico, and in World War I could make another great film, in the right hands.)

Eva Marie Saint plays Bea very well, and it's always nice to see a pair of contemporaries playing an aging couple, rather than allowing the casting to be dictated by "who's hot," and then relying on makeup to age them.

Overall, a good movie, although I'm tempted to agree that is was an unnecessarily long movie.

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