Last Orders (2001)

R  |   |  Drama  |  11 January 2002 (UK)
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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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Release Date:

11 January 2002 (UK)  »

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Las últimas órdenes  »

Box Office


$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£100,560 (UK) (11 January 2002)


$1,343,025 (Australia) (30 August 2002)

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2.35 : 1
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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 »


When the lads leave the pub on the journey to Margate it's mid-afternoon and their next stop is Canterbury Cathedral. When they go in, the clock in the church tower says 8:45. See more »


References Nil by Mouth (1997) See more »


By the Sea, the Beautiful Silvery Sea
Written by John Glover Kind
Published by R. Feldman and Company Ltd
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Great cast. Fine film.
15 March 2003 | by (Bracebridge Ont) – See all my reviews

This is a wonderfully warm and human film, perhaps a "guy's movie" as opposed to the many "girls' movies." How can you miss with such a great cast? Helen Mirren. Bob Hoskins. Michael Caine. They do a wonderful job on the story of old friends devastated by the loss of one of their group. If I have one criticism it is the overuse of flashbacks. There even are flashbacks within flashbacks. It's followed easily enough yet the total effect is one of choppiness. But the story is warm, the performances solid and a bonus is the many scenes in and around London. The Brits, unlike Hollywood, do not demand that everything be pretty and that the sun always shine. Helen Mirren is excellent again as a woman past the prime of life. Hollywood would have tarted her up. And there are plenty of grey skies and rainshowers. (Hey, this is England after all} A very fine film that obviously was a labour of love.

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