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Last Night (1998)

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A group of very different individuals with different ideas of how to face the end come together as the world is expected to end in six hours at the turn of the century.

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Mrs. Wheeler
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Jennifer 'Jenny' Wheeler
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Duncan
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Lily
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Streetcar Mother
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Streetcar Daughter (as Chandra Muszka)
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Mrs. Carlton
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It's 18:00 in a somewhat deserted Toronto on the last day before the scheduled end of the world at midnight, the end which has been known now for months. Most people are treating midnight as a matter-of-fact event with little sense of panic. In fact, many are celebrating this last day. Most have very specific wants for this last day and will do whatever they need to to make those wants happen. And some, such as Duncan and Donna with the gas company, are working, ensuring that the masses are served and comfortable during the final hours. The Wheeler family are marking the last day by having a Christmas party, although sullen adult son Patrick, his thoughts in part stemming from being recently widowed, has made it clear he wants to be alone in his own home at the end. Patrick's wants may be in jeopardy when a woman named Sandra - Duncan's wife - lands on his doorstep. Sandra is stranded, trying to make it across town to her own home so that she and Duncan can carry out their own last ... Written by Huggo

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It's your last night on earth. Go out in style. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated R for sexuality, language and brief violence | See all certifications »

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23 October 1998 (Canada)  »

Also Known As:

A Última Noite  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The part of Sandra was specifically written for Sandra Oh. See more »

Goofs

In the early moments of the movie, when the car's up on it's bumper against the pole, the girl puts her keys in the door to unlock it and when the door opens, the bell goes off, to alert that the keys are in the ignition, or that the lights are on. Neither is true. See more »

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[repeated line]
Craig Zwiller: You want a drink? I got drinks.
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Special thanks to the director's exploited friends. See more »

Connections

References Guantanamera (1995) See more »

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Takin' Care of Business
Written by Randy Bachman
Published by Sony/ATV Songs LLC (BMI)
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Quietly thrilling, darkly humorous, poignant and haunting.
20 January 1999 | by See all my reviews

I saw LAST NIGHT last night at a special London preview where we all had to fill in a questionnaire. I don't know if this was just to formulate a marketing campaign or (more worrying) to consider making changes to the film. So just in case, let me say to the powers-that-be, DON'T CHANGE A THING! LAST NIGHT is wonderfully refreshing and intelligent. No cheap thrills or laughs. Nothing derivative or patronising to the audience. It has an integrity increasingly rare in modern cinema. Don't just 'forget Armageddon', it's misleading to even compare them. A sense of impeding doom is treated here like a collective state-of-mind rather than an externalised visual spectacle. It's elegantly spare in both look, writing and performances. Quietly thrilling, darkly humorous, poignant and haunting. Faultless on every level. Congratulations to McKellar, and the team for making the film you wanted to make, without the destructive influence of corporate interference!


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