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Thompson's Last Run (1986)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama  |  16 February 1986 (USA)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Johnny Thompson
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Red Haines
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Louise
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James Warner
Royce Wallace ...
Mary
Tony Frank
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Pookie
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Casino
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Little John (as Benjamin Gregory)
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Guard #5
Jerry Biggs ...
Carny
Johnny Brink ...
Bait Shop Owner
Sami Chester ...
Attendant (as Sa'mi Chester)
Jack Gould ...
Conductor
Joe Graham ...
Cardplayer #1
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A hardened con (Robert Mitchum) being transferred from a federal penitentiary to a Texas institution to finish a life sentence as a habitual criminal is freed at gunpoint by his niece (Kathleen York). The cop (Wilford Brimley), who was transferring him and has been the con's adversary for over 30 years, vows to catch the twosome. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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La última aventura de Thompson  »

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About half way through the movie, Johnny goes to Pookie's motel room. As he knocks at the door, the microphone is seen. Then as he is in her room and says, "What's the Beef" the microphone is very clearly seen for almost a minute. See more »

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Louise: You know how I got that money this afternoon?
Johnny Thompson: You told me you borrowed it.
Louise: I turned a trick for it.
Johnny Thompson: Well, we sure are covering a lot of ground in this conversation ain't we!
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Underrated TV drama
30 July 2002 | by (Fresno) – See all my reviews

This is a made for TV movie starring Mitchum as an inmate who escapes while being transferred to another prison facility by Brimley. It is a character study of the long relationship between the Mitchum and Brimley characters and I must say I was very surprised by how touching it was! It wasn't what I expected out of those two grumpies. It also has a lot of action including Brimley chasing Mitchum on foot!(These guys were not young). I did not like the actress who played Mitchum's niece (a real draw back to the film). Its amazing how long Mitchum kept giving good performances in these relatively unknown little films up until he was pushing 80. Most of his contemporaries (any who were still alive) did not keep receiving job offers. If you're a Mitchum fan you should give this one a try.


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