6.5/10
714
6 user 2 critic

Last Light (1993)

Movie about a killer who is waiting on death row, and finds an unlikely friend in a prison guard.

Director:

Writer:

Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

3 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Woman Wanted (1999)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A new woman comes between a widower and his adult son.

Director: Kiefer Sutherland
Stars: Holly Hunter, Kiefer Sutherland, Michael Moriarty
Desert Saints (2002)
Action | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

The nature of temptation. Banks is a hit man, the best, usually working for Latin American drug cartels. He picks up solitary women, uses them briefly for a job, then kills them. He's in ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Greenberg
Stars: Brent Roam, Shawn Woods, Christopher Bersh
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A group of crooks, an ex con, his friend and a gun crazy gangster plan a drug heist, but not everything goes as planned.

Director: Kiefer Sutherland
Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Kim Dickens, Vincent Gallo
After Alice (2000)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A washed-up detective discovers his own psychic ability when assigned to investigate a serial murder case. The killer has a deranged obsession with the novel "Alice in Wonderland." As the ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Marcus
Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Henry Czerny, Polly Walker
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A murderer who assumes the identity of a new deputy is unbeknownst to the sheriff planning to pin another murder on him.

Director: Rick King
Stars: Beau Bridges, Kiefer Sutherland, Wayne Rogers
Matinee (1993)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A small-time film promoter releases a kitschy horror film during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Director: Joe Dante
Stars: John Goodman, Cathy Moriarty, Simon Fenton
Blink (1993)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Emma is a blind violinist who finally gets the opportunity to see. Meanwhile, a string of bizarre rapes and murders has taken place. All of the victims have had transplants within the last month. A coincidence, or is Emma next?

Director: Michael Apted
Stars: Madeleine Stowe, Aidan Quinn, James Remar
Neighbors (1981)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A quiet man's peaceful suburban lifestyle is threatened by the new, obnoxious couple that moves in next door.

Director: John G. Avildsen
Stars: John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Kathryn Walker
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Six former college friends, with two new friends, gather for a New Year's Eve weekend reunion at a large English countryside manor after ten years to reminisce about the good times now long gone.

Director: Kenneth Branagh
Stars: Hugh Laurie, Stephen Fry, Emma Thompson
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A womanizing, crooked cop on the payroll of the mafia is confronted with the reality of his double life after he is asked to kill a beautiful and ruthless Russian gangster.

Director: Peter Medak
Stars: Gary Oldman, Lena Olin, Wallace Wood
Trapped in Silence (TV Movie 1986)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A pschologist tries hard to get through to kid who can talk - but won't.

Director: Michael Tuchner
Stars: Jason Brill, Frances Foster, John Mahoney
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

After his life is saved by a lonely cop, a mobster who moonlights as a stand-up comedian provides the cop with a beautiful young companion.

Director: John McNaughton
Stars: Robert De Niro, Uma Thurman, Bill Murray
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Fred Whitmore
...
...
Lt. Lionel McMannis
...
Hope Whitmore
...
Lillian Burke
...
Kathy Rubicek
...
1st Inmate
Tony T. Johnson ...
Darrell Whitmore
Lydell M. Cheshier ...
Jimmy the J
...
Kranski (as Gary Cervantes)
Dom Magwili ...
1st Guard
...
2nd Guard
...
Chess Player
...
2nd Inmate
Robert Eisele ...
Bill Corbett
Edit

Storyline

Awaiting execution, Denver Bayliss gains an unlikely friend and confidant in Fred Whitmore, a former cop who is now a prison guard. Whitmore's life is a mess, however: he shuts out his wife and can't relate to his son. As Bayliss' execution draws nearer, Whitmore clashes more and more with Lt. McMannis, his supervisor, over Bayliss' treatment. Bayliss gives Whitmore a new understanding of life by helping him come to terms with a traumatic past, and Whitmore helps Bayliss to make his peace with himself and the world. Written by Jason A. Cormier <wildrose@mindsping.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

prison | prison guard | death row | See All (3) »

Taglines:

One defying the system. One sworn to uphold it.

Genres:

Action | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for intense depiction of life on Death Row | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

22 August 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Az utolsó fény  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Directorial debut of Kiefer Sutherland. See more »

Quotes

Denver Bayliss: The only way you can kill me is cut my head off and bury it where I can't find it.
See more »

Soundtracks

Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)
Written by Marvin Gaye (as Morris Gaye) and James Nyx
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Character driven but underdeveloped.....
14 January 2008 | by See all my reviews

Not bad as prison movies go. Definitely not stereotyped, because "Last Light" is a lot deeper than most of this type. There are problems however. First, too much dialog is garbled by background noise, making it difficult to understand. Second, several characters appear for one brief scene and are never heard from again. This makes one wonder if they were necessary to the script in the first place. If you come in with realistic expectations you will not be disappointed, as the acting by Forest Whitaker and Kiefer Sutherland is very good. I would rank "Last Light" well behind another Kiefer Sutherland directed film "The Killing Time". Marginally recommended. - MERK


7 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 6 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page