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The Last Big Thing (1996)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  23 September 1998 (USA)
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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 ...
Darla Hames (as Susan Heimbinder)
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Brent Benedict
Pamela Dickerson ...
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: They've been making the same car since 1986. It's called The Car.
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60 Minute Zulu Man
Written by Cole Coonce (as C. Coonce), Bones Murphy (as B. Murphy)
Performed by Braindead Sound Machine
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Best movie you've never seen
31 January 2001 | by (California) – See all my reviews

The film revolves around a man who believes that all forms of media are obsolete. The idea behind his art project is to unmask the ridiculous culture that we are bathed in. Naturally, the film takes place in Los Angeles/Orange County. He attacks stand up comics (caw, caw, caw), rock bands, models, blockbuster Hollywood films, and touches on many other mediums. Eventually, he finds himself in the sights of the weapon he has set into motion. The film is five years old and rings more true every day. It's the best description of post-punk anger I've ever seen. It's also one of my top 10 favorite films.


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