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11 January 2002 (UK) See more »
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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
Fred Schepisi 
Writing credits
Graham Swift (novel "Last Orders")

Fred Schepisi (written by)

Produced by
Ed Atkinson .... co-executive producer
Paul Cowan .... line producer
Chris Craib .... executive producer
Sara Giles .... associate producer: Freewheel
Rainer Mockert .... executive producer
Nik Powell .... executive producer
Elisabeth Robinson .... producer
Derek Roy .... associate producer: Freewheel
Fred Schepisi .... producer
Gary Smith .... executive producer
Original Music by
Paul Grabowsky 
Cinematography by
Brian Tufano (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Kate Williams 
Casting by
Shaheen Baig 
Patsy Pollock 
Production Design by
Tim Harvey 
Art Direction by
Paul Cross 
Set Decoration by
Celia Bobak 
Costume Design by
Jill Taylor 
Makeup Department
Andrea Finch .... hair stylist (as Andrea Pennell-Finch)
Andrea Finch .... makeup artist (as Andrea Pennell-Finch)
Louise Fisher .... daily hair stylist
Louise Fisher .... daily makeup artist
Joan Hills .... daily hair stylist
Joan Hills .... daily makeup artist
Deborah Jarvis .... hair stylist
Deborah Jarvis .... makeup artist
Eva Marieges Moore .... daily hair stylist (as Eve Marieges Moore)
Eva Marieges Moore .... daily makeup artist (as Eve Marieges Moore)
Sandra Simons .... daily hair stylist
Sandra Simons .... daily makeup artist
Norma Webb .... chief hair stylist
Norma Webb .... chief makeup artist
Production Management
Wendy Broom .... production manager
Jatinderpal Chohan .... post-production supervisor
Tracy Tucker .... unit manager (as Tracey Tucker)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mira Husseini .... dailies assistant director
Simon Moseley .... first assistant director
Matthew Penry-Davey .... assistant director: second unit
Adrian Toynton .... second assistant director
Anthony Wilcox .... third assistant director
Art Department
Celia Bobak .... buyer
Phil Bowen .... dressing props
Frank Carr .... stand-by stagehand
Andrea Couch .... art department junior
Chris Cull .... dressing props
Ron Dawling .... stand-by props (as Ron Dowling)
Brian Hampton .... storeman
Derek Honeybun .... painter
Charlie Macher .... stand-by rigger
Barry Moll .... construction manager
Kenny Palmer .... stand-by props
Mike Povey .... prop master
Tony Power .... stand-by painter
Chris Rawlings .... dressing props
Chris Sibley-Hale .... carpenter
Nick Slater .... stand-by carpenter
Sophie Tyler .... assistant set decorator
Iain White .... assistant art director
Joe Willmott .... carpenter (as Jo Wilmott)
Keith Stevenson .... stand-by prop (uncredited)
Sound Department
Nigel Bennett .... assistant sound re-recording mixer
Colin Cooper .... foley mixer
Michael Crouch .... foley editor
Peter Day .... foley artist
Richard Dunford .... special effects sound editor
Steve Finn .... sound maintenance
Diane Greaves .... foley artist
Jim Greenhorn .... sound mixer
Jay Group .... adr crowd
Peter Hodges .... adr mixer
Mystique Holloway .... assistant sound editor
Max Hoskins .... supervising sound editor
Robin O'Donoghue .... sound re-recording mixer
Paul Schwartz .... sound assistant
Richard Street .... sound re-recording mixer
Ted Swanscott .... adr mixer
Ted Swanscott .... foley mixer
Special Effects by
Stuart Brisdon .... special effects supervisor
James Davis III .... special effects technician (as James Davies)
Mark Haddenham .... special effects technician
Peter Haran .... special effects technician (as Peter Harran)
Casper Lailey .... special effects technician
Visual Effects by
Jesper Anderson .... technical coordinator: Digital Film Lab London
Toby Brockhurst .... effects: Digital Film Lab London
Eric D'Souza .... data supervisor: Digital Film Lab London
Steen Lyders Hansen .... effects: Digital Film Lab London
Marc Jouveneau .... effects: Digital Film Lab London
Kris Kolodziejski .... effects supervisor: Digital Film Lab London
Giles Livesey .... digital film colorist
Gary Napier .... executive producer: Digital Film Lab London
Andreas Rostock .... laser recording: Digital Film Lab London
Rod Shelton .... digital post producer: Digital Film Lab, London
Sam Smith .... effects: Digital Film Lab London
Tom Delmar .... stunt coordinator
Dave Fisher .... stunts
Andy Godbold .... stunts
Jeff Hewitt-Davis .... stunt coordinator
Rowley Irlam .... stunts
Nicholas Daines .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Stuart Barell .... camera loader
Dave Brennan .... electrician
Ian Briggs .... clapper loader: second unit
Shaun Cobley .... clapper loader: second unit
Russell Diamond .... grip
Jonathan Earp .... focus puller: second unit
David Hedges .... focus puller
Françoise Higson .... camera intern
Lorraine Luke .... focus puller: second unit
Chaz Lyon .... clapper loader: second unit
Graham Mathews .... grip: second unit (as Graham Matthews)
Liam McGill .... gaffer
Brian Mcgivern .... generator operator (as Brian McGivern)
Simon Mein .... still photographer
Gary Nolan .... electrician
Jennie Paddon .... video assist operator
Kate Philby .... clapper loader: second unit
Xandy Sahla .... Steadicam operator (as Alexander Sahla)
Zoe Schepisi .... camera intern
Bob Shipsey .... camera operator
Tony Skinner .... electrician
Bob Stilwell .... focus puller: second unit (as Bob Stillwell)
Roger Tooley .... Steadicam operator
Alf Tramontin .... Steadicam operator
Ernest Vincze .... camera operator: second unit (as Ernie Vincze)
Simon Werry .... aerial camera operator: second unit
Iwan Williams .... best boy electric
Andy Thomson .... crane technician (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Russell Barnett .... wardrobe daily
Ella Hastings .... wardrobe daily
Mark Lord .... wardrobe daily
Caron Newman .... wardrobe supervisor
Carla Pope .... wardrobe daily
Charlotte Sewell .... assistant costume designer
James Smith .... dresser: Michael Caine (as Jim Smith)
David Wootton .... wardrobe assistant
Editorial Department
Giles Gardner .... first assistant editor
Valentina Giambanco .... conforming assistant editor
Mark Lane .... conforming assistant editor
Sylvia Wheeler .... negative cutter
Natasha Wilkinson .... conforming assistant editor
Music Department
Guy Barker .... musician: cornet and flugelhorn
B.J. Cole .... musician: pedal steel guitar (as BJ Cole)
Rebecca Gatrell .... assistant music mixer
Rebecca Gatrell .... assistant music recordist
Paul Grabowsky .... musician: piano
Paul Grabowsky .... orchestrator
Skaila Kanga .... musician: harp
Ion Metsovitis .... assistant music recordist
Mark Nightingale .... musician: trombone
John Parricelli .... musician: electric guitar
John Parricelli .... musician: spanish guitar solo
Andy Pask .... musician: double bass and guitars
Anthony Pleeth .... musician: cello
Frank Ricotti .... musician: percussion
Maggie Rodford .... music coordinator: Air Edel Associates
Ian Thomas .... musician: drums
Phil Todd .... musician: clarinet, bass clarinet and soprano sax
Nick Wollage .... music recording mixer
Gavyn Wright .... musician: violin and viola
Roz Colls .... musical contractor: songs, Music Matters (uncredited)
Paul Grabowsky .... conductor (uncredited)
Isobel Griffiths .... orchestra contractor (uncredited)
Yuri Worontschak .... music engineer (uncredited)
Transportation Department
David Barry .... unit driver
Richard Cain .... unit driver
Bill Clare .... facilities driver
Jimmy Coutts .... driver: minibus (as Jim Coutts)
Tony Cox .... driver: minibus
Paul Cullen .... facilities driver
Jeff Edwards .... facilities driver
Graham Fordham .... driver: Fred Schepisi
Rob Fowle .... facilities driver
Thomas Irish .... facilities driver
Kevin Maher .... driver: Ray Winstone
Rod McCreedie .... facilities driver
Ray McGough .... driver: minibus
Colin Morris .... driver: Michael Caine
David Ott .... facilities driver
Sammy Pasha .... driver: Bob Hoskins
Chris 'Reg' Perrin .... facilities driver
Dean Roberts .... facilities driver
Charlie Simpson .... facilities transportation captain
Other crew
Robert Wase Bailey .... stand-in
Kevin Baker .... stand-in
Sarah Jane Barnes .... stand-in
Will Beedle .... stand-in
Jason Bird .... production runner
Toby Brockhurst .... titles
Michael J. Buchanan-Dunne .... production assistant: Scala
Sue Carreck .... assistant: Nik Powell
Ray Cummings .... location security
Michael Cunningham .... stand-in
Josh Davies .... production assistant
Giles Edleston .... assistant location manager
Penny Eyles .... continuity: second unit
Vincent Flemming .... stand-in
Sophie Garrett .... production assistant: Scala
Sasha Harris .... production coordinator
Christine Howard .... business affairs: Scala (as Chris Howard)
Katy Hoy .... assistant: Fred Schepisi
Katy Hoy .... production coordinator: New York
Kathy Hughes .... continuity: second unit
Angela Jackson .... business affairs: Scala
Julia Jones .... unit publicist
Pat Karam .... location manager
John Maloney .... location security
David Mellor .... production accountant
Paul Moran .... helicopter pilot: second unit
John Morgan .... post-production accountant
Dillan Nicholls .... production runner
Caroline Oxley-Mcleod .... unit nurse
Nick Palozzi .... location security
Robin Parker .... paramedic
Sammy Pasha .... stand-in
Geraldine Patten .... assistant: Elisabeth Robinson
Ruth Perkins .... assistant accountant
Jocelyn Roberts .... runner (as Joclynn Roberts)
Josh Stanbury .... production runner
Simon Tatum .... production runner
Jacqueline Thorogood .... production assistant
Reg Turner .... stand-in
Ozgur Uyanik .... production assistant: Scala (as Özgur Üyanik)
Angela Wharton .... script supervisor (as Angela Noakes-Wharton)
Rachel Wood .... production executive: Scala
Anna Wulff .... assistant: Nik Powell
Rob Grundy .... supervising armorer (uncredited)
Julie Oram .... choreographer (uncredited)
Aidan Williams .... floor runner: second unit (uncredited)
Jeff Abberley .... special thanks
Jonathon Altaras .... special thanks
Amanda Bainton .... special thanks
Isaac Blumberg .... special thanks
Lee Breasley .... special thanks
Andrew Brown .... special thanks
Laurence Brown .... special thanks
Jeremy Conway .... special thanks
Pierre Du Plessis .... special thanks
Howard Fishman .... special thanks
Joel Hoffner .... special thanks
Toni Howard .... special thanks
Billy Hurman .... special thanks
Jeremy Kimberlin .... special thanks
Tim Levy .... special thanks
Ian Lewis .... special thanks
Leighton Lloyd .... special thanks
Heather Mansfield .... special thanks
Bryce Menzies .... special thanks
Marcie Morris .... special thanks
Kevin O'Shea .... special thanks
Hywel Rees .... special thanks
Sandy Rees .... special thanks
Brooks Riley .... special thanks
Harriet Robinson .... special thanks
Rob Sherr .... special thanks
Wilma Skinner .... special thanks
Justin Stephenson .... special thanks
Peter E. Strauss .... special thanks (as Peter Strauss)
Sam Tatton-Brown .... special thanks
Barry Tyerman .... special thanks
Alan Tyers .... special thanks
Annabel von Kessel .... special thanks
David White .... special thanks
Michael Wiggs .... special thanks
David Wirtschafter .... special thanks
Lesley Wise .... special thanks
Crew believed to be complete

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Rated R for sexuality and some language
109 min
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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) (TV).See more »
Anachronisms: The establishing shot of the hospital shows the sign for "Guy's and St Thomas Hospitals Trust" which was the name of the organisation when the film was made in 2001, but Guy's and St Thomas did not become a single NHS Trust until 1993, whereas this film is set in the winter between 1989 and 1990.See more »
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Features "Bagpuss" (1974)See more »
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16 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Perfect Cast, Affecting Story, 16 February 2002

It would be hard to imagine a finer troupe of actors than those assembled for the very believable "Last Orders." An ensemble that meshes so well that I was drawn into the screen barely conscious of their real identities and filmography, the story of the long ride of a man's cremated ashes to his selected disposal site, Margate (of all places - garish, timeworn, solidly tired) is gripping.

Through flashbacks to events both recent and as far back as combat in the North African desert in World War II the story of three close friends, the wife of one and their son (and peripherally but not insignificantly their catastrophically mentally retarded daughter) reflects the daily small joys and not great setbacks of very average English people. All the characters here could well be neighbors of the folks in "The Full Monty," people whose days are locally if unspectacularly productive and whose pleasures center in daily convivial meetings at the local pub.

Jack (Michael Caine) faces death more bravely and honestly than he ever did his total rejection of his and his wife's (Helen Mirren) daughter. His disappointment at his son's refusal to join him in the butcher business has been the lot of many. An American version of this tragic rejection would have the son spurn the family business for acting or law or medicine or the Presidency. Jack's son is quite happy to sell cars. A nice touch of English class reality.

Jack's ashes make a number of detours enroute to Margate while his widow pursues her own very necessary and moving journey to personal closure and the prospect of future happiness. At each stop the relations between the four men in the borrowed Mercedes become more interwoven, detailed and - ultimately - important for each as their mission nears accomplishment.

The direction is superb as is the muted, sometimes hazy cinematography. Unfortunately, as is so often the case with even the best cast portraying non-Oxbridge types, some speech is indecipherable. Ray Winstone is the chief malefactor in the mumbles competition but his acting is convincing - a fine actor from whom much can be expected. An elderly woman leaving the theater near me remarked, "This wasn't about a Gosford Park - the film needed subtitles." Yes, we have our class consciousness on the Upper West Side too.

This is a very special film that deserves the widest distribution. It won't get it though, not here. If you can't see it in a theater, rent it when it becomes available.

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