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Last Night --  	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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23 October 1998 (Canada) See more »
It's not the end of the world... there's still six hours left See more »
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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On Last Night’s Heroes….
 (From 24 February 2009, 12:42 PM, PST)

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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Don McKellar ... Patrick Wheeler

Sandra Oh ... Sandra

Roberta Maxwell ... Mrs. Wheeler

Robin Gammell ... Mr. Wheeler

Sarah Polley ... Jennifer 'Jenny' Wheeler

Trent McMullen ... Alex
Charmion King ... Grandmother
Jessica Booker ... Rose

David Cronenberg ... Duncan

Tracy Wright ... Donna

Callum Keith Rennie ... Craig Zwiller

Karen Glave ... Lily

Arsinée Khanjian ... Streetcar Mother

Chandra Michaels ... Streetcar Daughter (as Chandra Muszka)

Geneviève Bujold ... Mrs. Carlton

Bryan Renfro ... Angry Driver (as Brian Renfro)

François Girard ... Wild Guy #1

Daniel Iron ... Wild Guy #2

Bruce McDonald ... Wild Guy #3

Michael McMurtry ... Menzies
Pierre Elrick ... Cousin Ernie
Kirsten Johnson ... Reveller #1

Regan Moore ... Reveller #2
Darren O'Donnell ... Reveller #3

Bob Martin ... T.V. Newscaster
Michael Barry ... Marty
Nathalie Shats ... Marty's Girlfriend
Tom McCamus ... Radio D.J. (voice)

Jackie Burroughs ... The Runner

Directed by
Don McKellar 
Writing credits
Don McKellar (written by)

Produced by
Caroline Benjo .... executive producer
Joseph Boccia .... co-producer
Niv Fichman .... producer
Daniel Iron .... producer
Jennifer Jonas .... associate producer
Sheena Macdonald .... associate producer: Rhombus Media
Carole Scotta .... executive producer
Barbara Willis Sweete .... associate producer: Rhombus Media
Larry Weinstein .... associate producer: Rhombus Media
Nathan Lafionatis .... line producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Alexina Louie 
Alex Pauk 
Cinematography by
Douglas Koch 
Film Editing by
Reginald Harkema 
Casting by
Diane Kerbel 
Production Design by
John Dondertman 
Art Direction by
Kei Ng 
Set Decoration by
Patricia Cuccia 
Costume Design by
Lea Carlson 
Makeup Department
Zak Baird .... assistant hair stylist
Clara Dinunzio .... hair stylist (as Clara DiNunzio)
Sarah Fairbairn .... makeup artist
Josie Licata .... assistant makeup artist
Catherine Viot .... assistant makeup artist (as Catherin Voit)
Production Management
Joseph Boccia .... unit production manager
Gina Fowler .... assistant production manager
Jody Shapiro .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Annie Bradley .... third assistant director
Trent Hurry .... second assistant director
Jennifer Jonas .... first assistant director
Maria Popoff .... third assistant director
Art Department
Paul D'Angillo .... props intern
Michael Followes .... property master
Sandy Glud .... lead buyer
Ian Hay .... set dresser
John MacNeil .... first assistant art director (as John MacNeil)
Friday Myers .... assistant props
Sound Department
Colin Baxter .... sound assistant
Ray Campbell .... adr recordist
Ray Campbell .... sound assistant
Rick Canelli .... adr recordist
Kristine Child .... foley assistant
Kelly Cole .... sound technical assistant
Dean Giammarco .... re-recording mixer
Brad Hillman .... sound technical assistant
Goro Koyama .... foley artist
Andy Malcolm .... foley artist
Aaron Marshall .... sound assistant
Steve Munro .... sound designer
Steve Munro .... sound
Miguel Nunes .... re-recording mixer
Thomas J. O'Connell .... adr recordist (as Tom O'Connell)
Iain Pattison .... sound technical assistant (as Ian Pattison)
Tim Roberts .... adr editor
David Rose .... adr recordist (as Dave Rose)
Paul A. Sharpe .... re-recording mixer (as Paul Sharpe)
Paul A. Sharpe .... sound (as Paul Sharpe)
Tony V. Stevens .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
David Drainie Taylor .... dialogue editor
John J. Thomson .... production sound mixer
John J. Thomson .... sound
Tony van den Akker .... foley mixer
Alan Zielonko .... boom operator
Tim Roberts .... post-synchronization editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Adrian Harper .... special effects assistant
Alli Kuttas .... special effects assistant
John LaForet .... special effects coordinator (as John Laforet)
Dave Mackenzie .... special effects assistant (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Jean Raymond Bourque .... executive producer: Buzz Image Group
Frank D'Iorio .... compositing artist: Buzz Image Group
Dominic Daigle .... CGI animator: Buzz Image Group
Mathieu Dupuis .... compositing artist: Buzz Image Group
Davis Goodman .... systems manager: Buzz Image Group
Myléne Guérin .... production coordinator: Buzz Image Group
Stéphane Landry .... director: Buzz Image Group
Serge Langlois .... digital film printing: Buzz Image Group
Serge Langlois .... digital film scanning: Buzz Image Group
Yves Laniel .... producer: Buzz Image Group
François Lord .... CGI animator: Buzz Image Group
Andre U. Montambeault .... digital compositor
Jamie Hallett .... optical cameraman (uncredited)
Robin Tremblay .... matte painter (uncredited)
Phil Chiu .... stunts (as Phil Chui)
Mary Fallick .... stunts
Erin Jarvis .... stunts
C.J. Lusby .... stunts (as C.J. Fiddler)
Patrick Mark .... stunts
Billy Oliver .... stunts
Edward A. Queffelec .... stunts (as Edward Queffeler)
Peter Szkoda .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Diana Alvarez .... second assistant camera
Richard Ball .... best boy grip (as Richard Baal)
Kevin Bishop .... video playback operator
Robert Cochrane .... dolly grip (as Rob Cochrane)
Byrd Dickens .... best boy electric (as Byrd 'Dog' Dickens)
Doug Dixon .... generator operator
Richard Emerson .... key grip (as Richard 'Rico' Emerson)
Lisa Logan .... grip
Patrick McGowan .... first assistant camera
Edward Mikolic .... gaffer (as 'Fast' Eddy Mikolic)
Tammy Rogers .... camera trainee
Peter Sarmento .... electrician
Chris Stoyan .... electrician
Cylla Von Tiedemann .... still photographer
Rocky Brown .... crane grip (uncredited)
Richard Gaal .... pre-rigging grip (uncredited)
Casting Department
Jane Rogers .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kelly Hood .... assistant costume designer
Starr Jacobs .... key wardrobe
Gillian Steinhardt .... assistant wardrobe
Editorial Department
Christopher Donaldson .... assistant editor
Chris Hinton .... color timer
Location Management
Christopher Dobbs .... location production assistant (as Chris Dobbs)
Mark Doty .... location production assistant
Lilit 'Hank' Malins .... location manager
Trevor A. Weber .... assistant location manager (as Trevor Weber)
Randy Kennedy .... location scout (uncredited)
Music Department
Colin Baxter .... music editor
Christopher Donaldson .... music editor
Hans Lucas .... music editor
Alex Pauk .... conductor: Esprit Orchestra
Michael Perlmutter .... music supervisor: S.L. Feldman & Associates
Janet York .... music supervisor: S.L. Feldman & Associates
Transportation Department
Jim Butt .... driver
Sandra Flagler .... transportation captain
Tom Latto .... driver
Al MacNeil .... transportation coordinator
John Panchyshyn .... driver
Charlene Roycht .... driver
Susan Shaw .... head driver
Jim Troy .... driver: honeywagon
Matt West .... driver
Other crew
George Anthony .... executive: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Simon Arnal .... executive: Haut et Court (as Simon Arnal-Szlovak)
Sarah Baird .... production assistant: Rhombus Media
Rémi Burah .... executive: Haut et Court
William Cameron .... title designer: main titles
Odile Carrière .... executive: La Sept/arte
Pierre Chevalier .... executive: La Sept/arte
Jamie Cohen .... clearance
Linda Darras .... assistant accountant
Jennifer Dodge .... craft service
Mina Filardo .... office manager: Rhombus Media
Caroline Ghienne .... executive: Haut et Court
Matt Hornburg .... production assistant: Rhombus Media
Stephanie Keating .... unit publicist
Philippa King .... business affairs: Rhombus Media
Lisa Lavorato .... production accountant
Barbara Letellier .... executive: Haut et Court
Lorna MacDougall .... assistant accountant
Oliver Olsen .... script supervisor
Paul Onteniente .... production accountant
Olivier Pasquier .... executive: Haut et Court
Michael Pesce .... office production assistant
Laurence Petit .... executive: Haut et Court
Linda Pope .... production accountant: Rhombus Media
Robin M. Reelis .... production coordinator
Nicolas Saada .... executive: La Sept/arte
François Sauvagnargues .... executive: La Sept/arte
John Sauvé .... set production assistant (as John Sauve)
Julie Soebekti .... production assistant: Rhombus Media
Johanna Weinstein .... food stylist
Brooke Weslak .... assistant production coordinator
Bret Culpepper .... armorer (uncredited)
John Fulton .... special thanks
Peter Gelb .... special thanks
Bryan Gliserman .... special thanks
Bill House .... special thanks
Phyllis Platt .... special thanks
Daphne Spencer .... special thanks
Peter Spencer .... special thanks
Crew believed to be complete

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Rated R for sexuality, language and brief violence
95 min
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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 »
Revealing mistakes: 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 »
Rose:I don't give a damn. People are always saying 'The children. Pity the children'. I'm tired of the children. They haven't lived, given birth, watch their friends die. I have invested 80 years in this life. The children don't know what they're missing.See more »
Silent NightSee more »


What caused the "End" of the world in this movie
Aren't people remarkably calm about the world ending in this movie?
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51 out of 58 people found the following review useful.
Apocalypse on a human scale, 18 November 2005
Author: Adrian Sweeney from London, England

The world is going to end at midnight; it's six pm now. The impending catastrophe has been known about for months but nothing can be done about it.

Government has been wound down. There's a certain amount of mayhem, looting, and bloodshed in the streets, but most of that ended weeks ago; now people are just quietly resigned. The nature of the disaster is never specified or even mentioned, but cleverly hinted at. Sooner or later you'll suddenly realise what it must be to do with, and when you do it's a breath-catching moment. Once you notice this, the closest thing the film has to a big special effect, it becomes increasingly appalling as time goes on.

There are to be no last-minute attempts to save the earth. They were known to be futile before the film begins. Instead, people calmly make preparations for their last night alive. It's a bit like wanting to do something special for your birthday. Craig (Callum Keith Rennie) is living out the four-letter answer most people would give if asked 'What would you do if the world was about to end' - as he has been, methodically and systematically, for the past few weeks. Sandra (Sandra Oh) is trying to get across the chaotic city to her beloved husband. Patrick (Don McKellar, who also wrote and directed, brilliantly) attends a last family meal and plans a quiet evening alone with a Pete Seeger record. Almost everyone else is heading downtown for the big end of the world party.

Flashes of black humour help make things bearable, but I can't convey how genuinely chilling and terribly moving the film becomes before the end. Pre-millennium there were a handful of end-of-the-world films, most based around big-budget special effects. For a grumpy misanthropist such as myself, who officially couldn't care if the world was to end, even a blockbuster disaster movie like Deep Impact was a salutary experience, making me realise that I really, really don't mean that, and that for all its travails and miseries life is precious. But by excluding special effects and scientific explanations, and precluding the possibility of averting the end, and focusing entirely on the human, Last Night is far, far better and left me drained and devastated.

I almost prefaced these remarks with a 'Don't watch this alone' but decided, nah, other people can be a pain when you're trying to watch a film. But if you watch it alone and late at night as I did, be warned that after the end you may feel a strong urge to make contact with one of those annoying other people, at 2 in the morning, a friend, a relative, your milkman, anyone.

But watch this you must, for it's a great cinematic work of art.

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