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Thompson's Last Run (1986)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 16 February 1986
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 (... See full summary »

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Mary
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Jerry Biggs ...
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Attendant (as Sa'mi Chester)
Jack Gould ...
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Joe Graham ...
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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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At the beginning of the movie, Red purchases tickets inside the Railway Station. As he and Johnny are walking from the ticket booth, Red checks the time on his wrist watch and about two steps later the microphone dips down into camera view. 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 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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