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The Last Broadcast (1998)

A film crew ventures into the forest in search of the mythical 'Jersey Devil'.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Beard ...
David Leigh, The Filmmaker
Jim Seward ...
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Steven Avkast - 'Fact or Fiction' Host
Lance Weiler ...
Locus Wheeler - 'Fact or Fiction' Host
Rein Clabbers ...
Rein Clackin, Paranormal Sound Man
Michele Pulaski ...
Michelle Monarch - Data Retrieval Expert
Tom Brunt ...
Tom Branski - Technical Director of 'Fact or Fiction'
Mark Rublee ...
Clair Deforest - Editor for the Prosecution
A.D. Roso ...
Anthony Rosi - Lead Investigator of Murders
Dale Worstall ...
Dr. Dale Orstall, Jim's Child Psychologist
Vann K. Weller ...
Dr. Vann Waller - Forensic Pathologist
Sam Wells ...
Sam Woods - Television Soap Director
Jay MacDonald ...
Jay McDowell, Web Designer
Faith Weiler ...
Joyce Dryer, Jim's Landlady
Marianne Connor ...
Mary Brenner, TV Reporter
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Bristling with equipment, two enthusiastic local access cable TV producers recruit an assistant and venture into a forest in search of the mythical and horrifying Jersey Devil. Days later, only one of the trio emerges. He becomes the prime suspect in the disappearances of the other two. However, a local filmmaker examines extensive footage found at the scene and arrives at a different conclusion. Written by Carl J. Youngdahl <zomno@casbah.acns.nwu.edu>

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23 October 1998 (USA)  »

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Jersey Devil Project  »

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$900 (estimated)
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Trivia

The premiere screening was released digitally to cinemas across the U.S. via satellite and shown using Texas Instruments' DLP digital cinema projectors. See more »

Goofs

The "Jersey Devil" investigation is started when someone comes on the internet to the TV show and says" Why don't you do a show on the "Jersey Devil"?. When this is referred to later, and shown on screen (twice), the caller says "Why don't you do a show on the pine barrens?". See more »

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David Leigh, The Filmmaker: At 10 PM, in what will be the last broadcast, Fact or Fiction goes live.
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The story and characters depicted in this movie are entirely fictitious. But please don't tell anyone. See more »

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Referenced in Rewind This! (2013) See more »

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Written by A.D. Roso
Performed by A.D. Roso, Stefan Avalos
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Another review that mentions 'Blair Witch'
22 July 2013 | by (Lincolnshire, UK) – See all my reviews

Destined to forever live in the shadow of 'The Blair Witch Project', a film it actually predates, 'The Last Broadcast' uses a similar conceit

  • film-makers disappear while shooting a documentary about a local


legend and their footage resurfaces - but doesn't have the same impact.

It's somewhat floppy at times, and blows its build up with an ending that breaks with the film's reality; it's unexpected, but it's not satisfying. Directors Lance Weiler and Stefan Avalos know how to work their audience, though, creeping us out with weird sound effects, building a convincing picture of the missing film crew, and teasing us with bits and pieces of the found footage.

Effective, then, but somehow less than the sum of its parts.


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