A group of old friends reminisce about their lives over the years after the death of one of their crew.

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Jack Dodd was a London butcher who enjoyed a pint with his mates for over 50 years. When he died, he died as he lived, with a smile on his face watching a horse race on which he had bet, with borrowed money. But before he died he had a final request, 'Last Orders', that his ashes be scattered in the sea at Margate. The movie follows his mates, Ray, Lenny and Vic and his son Vince as they journey to the sea with the ashes. Along the way, the threads of their lives, their loves and their disappointments are woven together in their memories of Jack and his wife Amy Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for sexuality and some language | See all certifications »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)

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£100,560 (UK) (11 January 2002)

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$1,343,025 (Australia) (30 August 2002)
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One of six feature films that have starred both Bob Hoskins and Michael Caine. The films include Blue Ice (1992), Last Orders (2001), Mona Lisa (1986), Sweet Liberty (1986), Beyond the Limit (1983) and for television, World War II: When Lions Roared (1994). See more »

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In the final scene at the pier, it is raining heavily and there is a strong wind, yet the sea is dead calm. See more »

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References Yellow Submarine (1968) See more »

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Chattanooga Choo Choo
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Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Mack Gordon
Published by EMI United Partnership Ltd
Performed by The Piccadilly Dance Orchestra
Directed by Michael Law
Musical contractor: Roz Colls at Music Matters
Recorded at Angel Studios
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Almost Impossibly tender film
15 October 2001 | by (Cork, Ireland) – See all my reviews

This film is based on a novel by a man named Swift but rather than being a biting satire, it's a film that only a person with a heart of stone could sit through wihtout breaking into tears. While the novel was praised largely for it's experimental style, it's the tenderness and humanity that make this film memorable.

Wonderfully acted by Michael Caine, helen Mirren, Bob Hoskins and others, it tells the tale of a London butcher's journey to his final resting place and a composite picture of his life is gradually drawn by the people who take him there. his story covers 70 years of british history which are lovingly recreated, but it's the personalities that are striking rather than the historical events that shape their lives. The film has moments of almost sublime beauty and pathos. It's a film that reminds us that, no matter how trivial our lives seem, we still have an impact on those around us.

Those of us who lament the decline of British cinema into a quagmire of Gangster flicks and rom-coms will embrace this film like a long-lost relative.


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