The Last Time I Committed Suicide (1997)

R  |   |  Biography, Drama  |  20 June 1997 (USA)
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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 »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rosie Trickle
Mary Greenway
Pat McNamara ...
Father Fletcher
Nurse Waring
Mrs. Greenway (as Christine Rose)
Meadow Sisto ...


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. When his girlfriend, Joan, tries to kill herself he gets scared and runs away. But when Joan reappears will he take the chance at that happiness, or will he turn his back on it? Written by Katie

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Life is what happens when you're busy making plans See more »


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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

20 June 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Elämän harhapolut  »

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Box Office


$4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$12,836 (USA) (20 June 1997)


$12,836 (USA) (20 June 1997)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The film is based on a letter written by Cassady to Jack Kerouac in 1950. See more »


The epilogue notes that Neal Cassady died in 1968 at the age of 42. In actuality, he died four days before his 42nd birthday. See more »


Neal Cassady: My role in all this was to make her feel better. Better than what?
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He May Be Your Man
Written by Helen Humes
Performed by Dianne Reeves
Produced by Bob Belden
Courtesy of Blue Note Records
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19 January 1999 | by (East Coast, USA) – See all my reviews

This movie was amazing...Thomas Jane was terrific..Claire Forlani, Gretchen Mol..BUT..the one who stole the film...was KEANU REEVES..he should be VERY proud of the job he did in this film. He *was* Harry...was not afraid to put on the extra pounds for the role..he looked like a loser barfly.. a very lovable one..This was a very overlooked film..that many people have not had the privilege to see...If you want to see Keanu Reeves ACT..see this film..Stephen Kay did a wonderful job..he captured the spirit of the time in the language and the cinematography.

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