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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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Director:
Writer:
Don McKellar (written by)
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Release Date:
23 October 1998 (Canada) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
It's not the end of the world... there's still six hours left See more »
Plot:
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 »
Awards:
12 wins & 20 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
(12 articles)
The Lowdown on Last Night's American Idol
 (From Huffington Post. 8 April 2009, 11:43 AM, PDT)

On Last Night’s Heroes….
 (From SciFiCool.com. 24 February 2009, 12:42 PM, PST)

The Grammys Parties Kept Going Strong Last Night
 (From Popsugar. 9 February 2009, 11:00 AM, PST)

User Reviews:
Absolute Genius! See more (145 total) »

Cast

  (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
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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 .... sound 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 .... sound 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 .... sound 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 (as Tony van den Akker)
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)
 
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)
 
Stunts
Phil Chiu .... stunts (as Phil Chui)
Mary Fallick .... stunts
C.J. Fidler .... stunts (as C.J. Fiddler)
Erin Jarvis .... stunts
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
 
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
Christopher Dobbs .... location production assistant (as Chris Dobbs)
Jennifer Dodge .... craft service
Mark Doty .... location production assistant
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
Lilit 'Hank' Malins .... location manager
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
Trevor A. Weber .... assistant location manager (as Trevor Weber)
Johanna Weinstein .... food stylist
Brooke Weslak .... assistant production coordinator
Bret Culpepper .... armorer (uncredited)
Randy Kennedy .... location scout (uncredited)
 
Thanks
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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MPAA:
Rated R for sexuality, language and brief violence
Runtime:
95 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
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 »
Quotes:
Grandmother:It's hard on them. Well, it's hard on the children. Think of those little ones.See more »
Soundtrack:
Piano FourSee more »

FAQ

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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23 out of 35 people found the following review useful.
Absolute Genius!, 7 August 1999
Author: 49235781 from Alberta, Canada

What can I say about Last Night that hasn't already been said? Well, to start, I feel this is the kind of Canadian film we Canadians have been BEGGING to see for years. However, because of the fact that the film saw limited release in arthouse theatres across the country, and is just appearing on video now, chances are good that Last Night will not be seen by a large majority of the public if not sent in to full release across the United States.

This movie is Canadian -- without shoving the fact that it is down your throat.

Now, on to the actual guts of the movie. I find the understatement of the fact that the world IS ending in six short hours to be so uniquely Canadian. There is an odd, somewhat macabre scene in the movie where McKellar's character is being harassed by his mother for showing up late for "Christmas" dinner. Not once does mother mention the end of the world. McKellar's response? "... and in case you haven't noticed the world is going to end today, and I've had a lot on my mind."

Getting off my maple leaf waving-high-horse, I will say this: the performances by McKellar, Sandra Oh and Callum Keith Rennie are nothing short of superb. They portray characters you at times love, hate, and fear, because there are times (many times) that we see ourselves in these characters.

The soundtrack for Last Night (available on the Sony Classical label) is a mixture of both the corniest music on the face of the earth (Burton Cummings' live performance of Glamour Boy) to great oldies (Last Night [I Didn't Get to Sleep at All]) to songs few (if any people) have ever heard before (i.e. the Defranco Family's "Heartbeat, its a Lovebeat")

The story moves at a graceful pace, there are no surprise endings, and the characters are human(e). Last Night is a masterpiece.

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Another end of the world movie jblum315-733-998513
I am sooo very glad that we stuck it out to the end. v42
Did anyone catch the line about 'others' already having been 'taken'? v42
guesses on what caused the end of the world jroc140
Good movie, bad science. Mankind, not nature, destroyed the Earth. southrnoy
Anybody Else Notice it was daylight at midnight? nickomahoney
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