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The Last Big Thing (1996)

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From a bland tract house on the outskirts of Los Angeles, Simon Geist (with occasional help from his platonic girlfriend Darla) wages war against all of modern American popular culture. ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dan Zukovic ...
Simon Geist
Susan Heimbeinder ...
Darla Hames (as Susan Heimbinder)
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Brent Benedict
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Tedra
Andrew Falk ...
Chris
Sibel Ergener ...
Magda
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Thomas Prisco ...
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Steven Kay ...
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Blaine Capatch ...
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Mitch Mayer ...
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Will Huston ...
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Yevo ...
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From a bland tract house on the outskirts of Los Angeles, Simon Geist (with occasional help from his platonic girlfriend Darla) wages war against all of modern American popular culture. Geist starts up a magazine called "The Next Big Thing", which he uses to confront and insult upcoming actors, comics, models and rock bands. As Geist's mysterious Underground Agenda escalates, will he become the "last big thing", or be co-opted by the very forces he is railing against? Written by Van Film Fest

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The culture is going down on itself... go ahead, Scream!

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Rated R for strong language
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$4,165 (USA) (25 September 1998)

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$22,434 (USA) (8 January 1999)
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The tongue piercing of the reporters was a prop made from half-dome pierced earrings from the local Wal Mart. The backs were cut off and denture glue was used to stick them to the tongue. See more »

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Simon Geist: Computers are evil.
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Flaming Star
Written by Cole Coonce (as C. Coonce)
Performed by Braindead Sound Machine
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Sardonic, acrimonious, witty and silly.
18 November 1998 | by (Seattle, Washington) – See all my reviews

This movie is an amusing and utterly sarcastic view of pop culture and the producers thereof. I was impressed with the photography that consisted of vivid colors and spin doctored settings, especially when you think that this is Zukovic's first large scale attempt.

One warning, do not take the movie's message that seriously. It is not for mass consumption ( and that is not a compliment). The message is a somewhat stylized post-college, neophyte view of society.

I did enjoy the basic plot line of a fictitious 'zine editor verbally whipping the mobocracy of the 90's.


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