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

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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$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£32,384 (UK) (2 July 1999)


£40,591 (UK) (2 July 1999)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


This film was a result of director Don McKellar's invitation to participate in a challenge to make a movie about the imminent Millennium. Instead of making a movie that he felt might date itself too quickly, he opted to make it about the end of the world rather than just the end of the Millennium. 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 »


Grandmother: It's hard on them. Well, it's hard on the children. Think of those little ones.
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Crazy Credits

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


References Guantanamera (1995) See more »


Written by José Fernández Díaz, Julian Orbon, Pete Seeger and José Martí
Performed by Pete Seeger
Published by Fall River Music Inc. (BMI)
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment (Canada) Inc.
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a film that lingers on the mind.
15 August 2004 | by (santa rosa, california) – See all my reviews

i never realized how beautiful a song Guantanamera was, until i heard it in this movie. Whenever i hum the tune nowadays, i can't help but think of Last Night(and the last scene). Ihighly recommend seeing Miracle Mile, after you've see Last Night. It is as close to an American version of this film as you are ever going to see. It is almost just as good. In my opinion, the best line in the movie comes when the old woman makes the very politially incorrect statement, that she tired of hearing about the children,because they are too young to miss anything. If the world weren't ending in a few minutes, you know she wouldn't be exposing her true feelings. I loved this film, beginning to end.

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