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Writers:
Robert Downey Jr. (writer)
Marc Levin (writer)
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Tagline:
America, this is your wake up call.
Plot:
Robert Downey, Jr. gives reports and interviews with other stars in this documentary about the Democratic National Convention in 1992. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Robert Downey Jr. ... Himself

Bill Clinton ... Himself
Ann Palmer ... Herself
Hilary Anderson ... Herself
Patti Davis ... Herself

Robert Downey Sr. ... Himself
Josh Richman ... Himself
Curtis Sliwa ... Himself - Guardian Angels

Spike Lee ... Himself
Tracy Gray ... Herself
Vanessa Warner ... Herself

Jerry Brown ... Himself
Kate Barnhart ... Herself (AIDS activist?)
Joey DiPaolo ... Himself - Very Young AIDS Activist

Roger Clinton ... Himself - Singer and Brother of Bill Clinton

Oliver Stone ... Himself
TKAE ... Himself (rapper?)

Al Sharpton ... Himself (as Rev. Al Sharpton)
Shane Clay ... Himself
Dave Mustaine ... Himself - Megadeth
Steven Badagliacco ... Himself
Suzanne Soderberg ... Herself
Pasha Javaheri-Saatchi ... Himself
Mike Evans ... Himself

Richard Lewis ... Himself - in Democratic Conference Room
Vanessa Vadim ... Herself

Deborah Falconer ... Herself - Wife of Robert Downey Jr.

B-Real ... Himself - Rapper: Cypress Hill

G. Gordon Liddy ... Himself - Radio Host

Marc Levin ... Himself

Sean Penn ... Himself
David Baerwald ... Himself
Mike Ruppert ... Himself - Former LAPD

John Kerry ... Himself (as Sen. John Kerry)
Dana Rohrabacher ... Himself (as Rep. Dana Rohrabacher)
William F. Hamilton III ... Himself
Michael Kehr ... Himself

Peter Jennings ... Himself

Jerry Falwell ... Himself (as Rev. Jerry Falwell)
TRQ ... Himself (Republican rapper?)
Allison H. Daniel ... Herself - Young Republican
Fred L. Bartlett Jr. ... Himself

Mary Stuart Masterson ... Herself - Pro-Choice Advocate
Guillermo Flores ... Himself
Steve Stepanski ... Himself - Neighbour
Susan Stepanski ... Herself - Neighbour
Sarah Johnson ... Herself - Neighbour
Brian Johnson ... Himself - Neighbour
Oliver North ... Himself (also archive footage)
Quanell X ... Himself
Willie D. ... Himself - Rapper
Daniel López ... Himself
Matt Dentino ... Himself
James Learned ... Himself

Eric Cahan ... Himself
Connie Benesch ... Herself
Laura Ernst ... Herself (as Laura Downey)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
James Baker III ... Himself - GOP Convention (uncredited)

William Baldwin ... Himself (uncredited)
Ed Bradley ... Himself - GOP Convention (uncredited)
Pat Buchanan ... Himself (uncredited)
Barbara Bush ... Herself (uncredited)

George Bush ... Himself (uncredited)
Virginia Clinton Kelley ... Herself (uncredited)

Chelsea Clinton ... Herself - Democratic Convention (uncredited)

Hillary Rodham Clinton ... Herself (uncredited)
Mario Cuomo ... Himself (on TV) (uncredited)
John Dean ... Himself - Testifies (archive footage) (uncredited)

Laura Dern ... Herself (uncredited)
John Ehrlichman ... Himself - Testifies (archive footage) (uncredited)
Betty Friedan ... Herself - in WAC Parade (uncredited)

Al Gore ... Himself (uncredited)

Tipper Gore ... Herself (uncredited)
H.R. Haldeman ... Himself - Testifies (archive footage) (uncredited)
Tom Hayden ... Himself - Democratic Convention (uncredited)

Jesse Jackson ... Himself - Addresses AIDS Parade (uncredited)
Ted Kennedy ... Himself (on TV) (uncredited)

Richard Masur ... Himself - in Democrat Conference Room (uncredited)

Don Novello ... Himself (uncredited)
Ross Perot ... Himself (uncredited)
Dan Quayle ... Himself (uncredited)
Marilyn Quayle ... Herself - GOP Convention (uncredited)

Dan Rather ... Himself (uncredited)

Ronald Reagan ... Himself (on TV) (uncredited)
Ann Richards ... Herself - Governor at Democratic Convention (uncredited)

Arnold Schwarzenegger ... Himself (uncredited)

Christian Slater ... Himself (uncredited)

Directed by
Mark Benjamin 
Marc Levin 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Robert Downey Jr.  writer
Donovan Leitch Jr.  writer (as Donovan Leitch)
Marc Levin  writer
Josh Richman  writer

Produced by
Serena Altschul .... associate producer
Eric Cahan .... producer
Elliott Kastner .... executive producer
Donovan Leitch Jr. .... producer (as Donovan Leitch)
Josh Richman .... producer
Garth Stein .... co-producer
Samuel D. Waksal .... executive producer
 
Cinematography by
Mark Benjamin 
Mark Zero 
 
Film Editing by
Wendey Stanzler 
 
Production Management
Sue Crystal .... office production manager
Tim Squyres .... post-production supervisor
 
Sound Department
Bill Marino .... sound mixer
Pamela Martin .... sound editor
Tim Squyres .... sound editor
Pamela Yates .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Joe Arcidiacono .... assistant camera
Alan Deutsch .... assistant camera
Alan Deutsch .... gaffer
Alan Deutsch .... grip
David Hocs .... gaffer
David Hocs .... grip
Barbara Kallir .... gaffer
Barbara Kallir .... grip
Katherine Ruppe .... assistant camera
 
Editorial Department
Elliott Gamson .... negative matcher
Laura Ide .... assistant film editor
Michael Yetter .... negative cutter
Gene Zippo .... color consultant
 
Music Department
Kramer .... music supervisor
Diane DeLouise Wessel .... music supervisor
 
Transportation Department
Robert Leaver .... driver
 
Other crew
Blair Breard .... production coordinator
Zoe R. Cassavetes .... field coordinator
David Codikow .... production lawyer
Alan Goldberg .... accountant
Michael Hinton .... super 8 blow-up
Carlton Jackson Jr. .... production assistant
Christopher Johnson .... title designer: main titles
Dillon Kastner .... production assistant
Morgan Kristal .... production assistant
Chip 'Chit' Mosher .... production assistant
Daphne Pinkerson .... consultant
Debra Wakefield .... title designer: computer titles
Jonathan Wald .... news coordinator
Robert Williams .... production assistant
 
Thanks
Kim Alfano .... thanks
Arthur Altschul Jr. .... thanks
Ken Anderson .... thanks
Joe Bacon .... thanks
Steven Barr .... thanks (as Steve Barr)
Elizabeth Benjamin .... thanks
Natasha Benjamin .... thanks
Clyde Blake .... thanks
Noah Bogen .... thanks
Ellin Burke .... thanks
Richard Chacon .... thanks
Adam Cohan .... thanks
Mark Cole-Edelsack .... thanks
Mario Cooper .... thanks
Mike D .... thanks
Ronnie Dashev .... thanks
Earl Davis .... thanks
Casey DiFranco .... thanks
Dana Drockman .... thanks
Chris Drury .... thanks
Dennis Dunbar .... thanks
Don Epstein .... thanks
Ted Gault .... thanks
Kevin Gnoome .... thanks
Michael Gordon .... thanks
Richard Graddis .... thanks
Rhoda N. Greenberg .... thanks
Kim Harris .... thanks
Adam Horovitz .... thanks
Rachael Horovitz .... thanks
Macammah Jacobowitz .... thanks
Matt Jacobs .... thanks
Karis Jagger .... thanks
Chris Jansing .... thanks
Dennis Jarvis .... thanks
Milica Kastner .... thanks
Kevin Kaufman .... thanks
Jaynee Keyes .... thanks
Dora Kovanza .... thanks
Rick Krim .... thanks
Neel Lattimore .... thanks
Patrick Lippert .... thanks
Amy Lumet .... thanks
Beverly Lund .... thanks
Bruce Lynn .... thanks
Darcy Marano .... thanks
Dawn Martin .... thanks
Morgan Mason .... thanks
David Matlin .... thanks
Joseph B. Mauceri .... thanks (as Joe Mauceri)
Traci McCarty .... thanks
Otis McClay .... thanks
Alan Miller .... thanks
Michael Minns .... thanks
Joe Monge .... thanks
Micah Morrison .... thanks
Dee Dee Myers .... thanks
Stephen Nagin .... thanks
David Northrop .... thanks
Erin K. O'Brien .... thanks
Guy Oseary .... thanks
George Pappas .... thanks
Andrea Perlbinder .... thanks
Phyllis Pollack .... thanks
Elisa Price .... thanks
Mathew Price .... thanks
Susan Pyser .... thanks
Barry Rebo .... thanks
Bonnie Reiss .... thanks
Heather Renn .... thanks
Chantal Ribeiro .... thanks
Heidi Richman .... thanks
Linda Ricks .... thanks
Elizabeth Rogers .... thanks
Jeff Rose .... thanks
Mike Rothmiller .... thanks
Danny Saber .... thanks
Enid Sages .... thanks
Paula Schaap .... thanks
Peter Scher .... thanks
Stephanie Scott .... thanks
Tom Sennig .... thanks
John Silva .... thanks
Richard Skerle .... thanks
Ione Skye .... thanks
Suzanne Soderberg .... thanks
Tim Spitzer .... thanks
Josh Stein .... thanks
Nina Streich .... thanks
Bela Stullberger .... thanks
Dave Surilnik .... thanks
Adam C. Taylor .... thanks (as Adam Taylor)
Tania Van Den Houton .... thanks
Siri Von Reo .... thanks
Debra Wakefield .... thanks
Elana Waksal .... thanks
Happy Walters .... thanks
Irwin Young .... thanks
Linda Young .... thanks
Greg Zilboorg .... thanks
Ruthie Zilboorg .... thanks
Scott Zimmerman .... thanks
Ethan Zindler .... thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for language, and for some nudity and marijuana smoking
Runtime:
96 min
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Quotes:
Robert Downey Jr.:[At the Republican Convention] Look at all these sandwiches!... Obviously the party in power.See more »
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8 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
This is the BEST documentary on ANYTHING ever., 31 July 2005
Author: jazzpianofunk from my apartment

Maybe it just hits me more than it hits most others, but I had to add my $.02 after seeing a shockingly low 5.5 rating. I have to assume it's a political response, which is not what I would expect here. The tone of The Last Party is rather democratic in nature, but strays far and away from politics and captures the passion behind so many other issues as well.

Maybe I'm wrong; maybe the negative rating is from those who think this film is too ambitious or too unfocused. However I've never seen so many details of real life captured so artfully, and the best moments of the film are in between the two political conventions. We see glimpses of many walks of life, and Robert Downey Jr. in the thick of everything, interacting in every possible way with them, from feigning insanity to asking intelligent questions. We see black militant loudmouths, ultra greedy Wall Street types, famous actors turned once a year political activists, and stodgy political aides blanketing the convention's inner corridors. And everything gets skewered by the camera and Downey's charming yet not so subtle responses.

But there are quieter moments, like Downey's relationships with his wife and parents, a minute in the life of a talented graffiti artist, a young friend and maybe politician's somewhat eery ascension from flesh to media. And all the artists, musicians, and filmmakers have rational and intelligent commentary on society, told in a conversation to Downey, not to an audience or to the camera.

It all hits you over the head like a frying pan with it's combination of emotion, humor, chaos, and behind the scenes voyeurism. You realize just how much social upheaval was going on during the '92 election year, and how unique a situation it was to have Perot drop in and drop out as a third candidate. Or maybe all the craziness in this film goes on all the time, and the cameras just happened to be there to capture it all at that particular time in American culture. A touching, inspiring, humorously biting film.

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