When David Sinclair, a popular and talented high school student commits suicide, his best friend Chris takes over many of his responsibilities; from the school production of "HMS Pinafore" ... See full summary »

Director:

Reviews

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Video

ON DISC

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Winston Connelly wakes up in the middle of the night in an alley with no idea of how he got there. Nor does he know where in Los Angeles he is or why he is wearing a beat-up tuxedo. Through... See full summary »

Director: Thom Eberhardt
Stars: Keanu Reeves, Lori Loughlin, Theresa Saldana
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

There's nothing wrong with the Marshetta family that a little felony can't cure. Rupert doesn't want to follow in his father's blue-collar footsteps, so he and his quirky friend kidnap his ... See full summary »

Director: Ron Nyswaner
Stars: Fred Ward, Keanu Reeves, Bonnie Bedelia
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Martin works at the local radio station, which just hired a new scriptwriter with a reputation for great drama, Pedro Carmichael. Martin's aunt Julia, not related by blood, returns home ... See full summary »

Director: Jon Amiel
Stars: Barbara Hershey, Keanu Reeves, Peter Falk
Flying (1986)
Drama | Romance | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Robin and her father have a car accident. Her father dies. Robin is badly injured and cannot compete in gymnasics tournaments anymore. Shattered dreams. She lives with her mother and bad ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Lynch
Stars: Olivia d'Abo, Keanu Reeves, Rita Tushingham
River's Edge (1986)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A high school slacker kills his girlfriend and shows off her dead body to his friends. However, the friends' reaction is almost as ambiguous and perplexing as the crime itself.

Director: Tim Hunter
Stars: Crispin Glover, Keanu Reeves, Ione Skye
The Brotherhood of Justice (TV Movie 1986)
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A group of high school students, led by a rich boy Derek, is sick of shool violence and decides to become underground vigilantes named "Brotherhood of Justice". It starts with the idea "... See full summary »

Director: Charles Braverman
Stars: Keanu Reeves, Kiefer Sutherland, Lori Loughlin
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

An ex-convict and his bumbling crook brother fight for the same woman.

Director: Steven Baigelman
Stars: Keanu Reeves, Vincent D'Onofrio, Cameron Diaz
Youngblood (1986)
Drama | Romance | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A skilled young hockey prospect hoping to attract the attention of professional scouts is pressured to show that he can fight if challenged during his stay in a Canadian minor hockey town. ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Markle
Stars: Rob Lowe, Cynthia Gibb, Patrick Swayze
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Neal Cassady is living the beat life during the 1940s, working at The Tire Yard and and philandering around town. However, he has visions of a happy life with kids and a white picket fence.... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Kay
Stars: Thomas Jane, Keanu Reeves, Adrien Brody
Providence (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A talented but disenchanted high school student seeking more advanced instruction sneaks inside the ivy covered gates of nearby Brown University. Masquerading as a college student he is ... See full summary »

Director: David Mackay
Stars: JD Cullum, Yvonne de la Vega, David Greenlee
One Step Away (1985)
Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Director: Robert Fortier
Stars: Diana Belshaw, Keanu Reeves, Kathleen Fee
Under the Influence (TV Movie 1986)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Noah Talbot is a long-time alcoholic whose drinking begins to have a devastating effect not only on his personal life but on his family as well.

Director: Thomas Carter
Stars: Andy Griffith, Season Hubley, Paul Provenza
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Kim
Alan Boyce ...
Michael Elgart ...
...
...
...
Phil Diskin ...
...
Himself
Garrett Lambert ...
...
Carolyn Tomei ...
...
Sailors Audition (as Ronald John Eckert)
Robert Hooven ...
Nick Kosovich ...
Sailors Audition (as Nicholas Kosovich)
Sean Patrick McNerney ...
Edit

Storyline

When David Sinclair, a popular and talented high school student commits suicide, his best friend Chris takes over many of his responsibilities; from the school production of "HMS Pinafore" to caring for his family, and soon finds himself under the same pressures. Written by Alexander Lum <aj_lum@postoffice.utas.edu.au>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

High School. Senior Year. His Suicide Shattered Their World. Their Courage Drove Them To Pick Up The Pieces. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Music | Romance

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

22 April 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Last Song  »

Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$1,893,139 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (video)

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Shot all around the state of Oregon See more »

Quotes

Chris: I egged your house once when I was a sophomore. I'm, like, apologizing.
Leo Verdell: I'm like, accepting.
See more »


Soundtracks

Baby the Trans
Written, Performed & Produced by Joe Strummer
Joe Strummer performs courtesy of CBS Records United Kingdom Limited
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Hit and Miss
7 April 2007 | by See all my reviews

I did enjoy this movie I guess. I am a fan of Keanu's and read some of the good reports about this film, so tracked it down.

My major niggle is the story line. Maybe if I had seen it when it first came out, it wouldn't feel so hackneyed and cliché ridden now. There were no real surprises for me. All the characters acted exactly as I expected them to. Some of the characters (like Chris' girlfriend) confused the hell out of me. I didn't 'get' her at all, nor the way the actress portrayed her.

Having said that, the film has its moments. And the scene so many have mentioned where Chris breaks down in the father's arms IS heartbreaking and terribly sad. You find yourself thinking 'thats what the poor kid needed - a good cuddle'. Which I guess means I did invest emotionally in this film? This part was acted very well and perfectly timed (as it comes after a minor scare).

The corny use of the song throughout the last part of the film grated a little, I must confess - but then I am not a fan of music being used this way in movies. I love a good soundtrack and live performances etc but not this kind of schmaltz.

I came away from the movie satisfied in the end, if only because Keanu's breakdown scene confirmed my belief that he is an amazingly talented actor.


4 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Soundtrack charlottevale
LUCKY STAR saloumer
Opening Song gadusdrumz
Based on a book? Heidihoe85
Discuss Permanent Record (1988) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page