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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 overview, first billed only:
Mrs. Wheeler
Jennifer 'Jenny' Wheeler
Charmion King ...
Jessica Booker ...
Craig Zwiller
Streetcar Mother
Streetcar Daughter (as Chandra Muszka)
Mrs. Carlton


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 not the end of the world... there's still six hours left See more »


Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

23 October 1998 (Canada)  »

Also Known As:

A Última Noite  »

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Box Office


$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£32,384 (UK) (2 July 1999)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


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


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 »


Sandra: You'd better hurry up. Tell me something to make me love you.
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Crazy Credits

Special thanks to the director's exploited friends. See more »


Referenced in Magnolia (1999) See more »


Last Song
Words and Music by Larry Evoy
Performed by Edward Bear
©1972 Eeyor Music
Reproduced by arrangement with EMI Music Canada
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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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