The Final Cut (1996)

R  |   |  Thriller, Action, Drama  |  20 June 1996 (Belgium)
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Mysterious bomber is planting explosive devices in Seattle. Since their quality takes too big a toll among Seattle Police bomb experts, John Pierce, former head of the Bomb Squad, ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
John Pierce
Capt. Weldon Mamet
Kelly Benson ...
Dead Body
Sgt. Kathleen Hardy
Lloyd Berry ...
Emerson Lloyd
Col. Forsyth
Veronica Waller
Mike Crestejo ...
Bill Ferguson ...
Michael David Simms ...
Franklin Dunn


Mysterious bomber is planting explosive devices in Seattle. Since their quality takes too big a toll among Seattle Police bomb experts, John Pierce, former head of the Bomb Squad, reluctantly takes the job that will take him to face his worst nightmare. Written by Dragan Antulov <>

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Rated R for violence, language and a sex scene | See all certifications »




Release Date:

20 June 1996 (Belgium)  »

Also Known As:

Az utolsó esély  »

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CAD 3,000,000 (estimated)

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If Colonel Forsyth is flown in as an outside military expert, then why does he have a local residence, particularly with the basement as shown? See more »


John Pierce: [Talking to Weldon about how to find the bomber] Just keep checking those UDT lists.
Capt. Weldon Mamet: Were checking... and do you know whose name keeps coming up... you
John Pierce: [starting to see where he is going with this comment] I guess that means i'm qualified.
Capt. Weldon Mamet: Sometimes i just don't know where the fuck your coming from.
John Pierce: Are you arresting me?
Capt. Weldon Mamet: [annoyed] If you give me a reason...
John Pierce: [calmily and cleverly trying to push him] Fuck you Weldon...
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Fair to good B movie
20 February 2004 | by (Oklahoma City) – See all my reviews

A classic B movie, or what used to be called a B movie. These days, a B movie is called `made for cable' and is often shot in Canada with American stars and Canadian supporting actors---like this one! In The Final Cut, Vancouver doubles for Seattle (clever, eh?). We've seen all the pieces before: Mad Bomber plants explosive devices in densely populated locations and stymies the police bomb squad. Rugged, hard-boiled, world-weary, careworn John Pierce (Sam Elliott), former head of the bomb squad, reluctantly allows himself to be pressed back into service to stop the Bomber. Of course, he is framed as the Bomber himself, and in the process of clearing himself and catching the real bad guy, he must face some of his own personal demons. Sam Elliott is always watchable and this film is also graced by the presence of three beautiful women: Anne Ramsay effects a complete reversal of her role as ditzy Lisa Stemple in Mad About You. She is great here as the athletic, gun-toting, resourceful chick cop. She is allowed to get covered in perspiration in scenes that don't involve sex; how often does that happen in films these days? (Contrast The Matrix, in which Carrie-Ann Moss does incredible acrobatics without so much as breaking a sweat.) The gorgeous Barbara Tyson comes in like a lioness but unexpectedly almost disappears from view after some very hot early scenes; I wonder if some of her scenes wound up on the cutting-room floor. Finally, the lissome Lisa Langlois, who seems to specialize in victim roles, has another one here, as a human bomb. At least this time she gets to survive rather than being slashed, dismembered or incinerated.

This movie is just good enough to hold your attention till the end. It's ideal for insomniacs who watch cable at 2 a.m. in order to get sleepy enough to go back to bed.

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