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Last Night (I) (1998)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  23 October 1998 (Canada)
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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Sandra
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Mrs. Wheeler
Robin Gammell ...
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Jennifer 'Jenny' Wheeler
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Alex
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Grandmother
Jessica Booker ...
Rose
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Duncan
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Donna
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Craig Zwiller
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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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Storyline

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

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£32,384 (UK) (2 July 1999)

Gross:

£40,591 (UK) (2 July 1999)
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Trivia

The "toughs" whom Patrick and Sandra stop to ask for a ride are played by producer Daniel Iron and Canadian filmmakers Bruce McDonald (bearded) and Francois Girard (driving). 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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Grandmother: [after she and Rose have been watching hours of home movies shot by their children] When did they think they were going to watch all of this?
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Special thanks to the director's exploited friends. See more »

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References Guantanamera (1995) See more »

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Jimmy Loves Mary Ann
Written by Elliot Lurie
Performed by Looking Glass
Spruce Run Music/Chappell & Co.
Permission courtesy of Warner Chappell Music Canada
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment (Canada) Inc.
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A morose but engaging Canadian indie.
19 April 2000 | by See all my reviews

"Last Day" is a really good film that shouldn't be watched by persons suffering from clinical depression. The first rate acting from a cast of Canadian regulars really draws the viewer in from the onset, totally absorbing you into their doomed world. I remember getting the same feeling during this film as I did with "The Day After" as both are able to make you forget very quickly that everything will be fine when the movie's finished. The excellent character development, sharp sense of irony, and stylish subtlety of the film create a near perfect calling card for the director whose future work will be much sought after.


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