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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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Dan Zukovic ...
Simon Geist
Susan Heimbeinder ...
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Brent Benedict
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Tedra
Andrew Falk ...
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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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Queen of the Last Call
Written by Cole Coonce (as C. Coonce), Icky Shivers
Performed by Braindead Sound Machine
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Bizarre and funny!
3 January 2004 | by (Pollock Pines, California) – See all my reviews

I liked this film a lot. I keep looking for it to appear on dvd. If you're a fan of strange indie productions like Niagara Niagara, Bottle Rocket, Interstate 60, Cherish and the like, this should work for you. Sure it's extremely low-budget, but the acting is fine. The egotistical main character reminds me of many people I met in LA over the years. I laughed hard and long. I turned around after viewing and recommended it to my teenage kids. They were equally impressed and have watched over and over again with friends. If you can catch this on Sundance or Independent Film Channel, don't miss out.


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