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Fitzgerald (2002)

Last Call (original title)
Renowned writer F. Scott Fitzgerald is living the last months of his life with his youthful secretary, confidant, and protégé who later wrote a memoir of their time together.

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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »
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Frances Kroll
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Sarah Kroll
Paul Hecht ...
Samuel Kroll
Natalie Radford ...
Sheilah Graham
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Scottie
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Dr. Mahoney
Marium Carvell ...
Lucy
Roman Podhora ...
Bartender
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Mailclerk
Eve Crawford ...
Librarian
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Waiter
John Ford ...
Matthew Olver ...
Attendant
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Renowned writer F. Scott Fitzgerald is living the last months of his life with his youthful secretary, confidant, and protégé who later wrote a memoir of their time together.

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25 May 2002 (USA)  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)
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1.33 : 1
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F. Scott Fitzgerald: [sipping on a bottle of Pepsi trying to recover from a drunk imaginary football game the previous night]
F. Scott Fitzgerald: [weakly to Frances] Morning.
Frances Kroll: Good morning... I called someone to fix the window and cabinet.
F. Scott Fitzgerald: Oh, thank you. Ah... sorry about the thing yesterday... you know the pistol and all.
Frances Kroll: Does that happen a lot around here?
F. Scott Fitzgerald: Scotty and I have our fights, but its rare I go after her with a gun.
Frances Kroll: What happened to your face?
F. Scott Fitzgerald: Sporting accident.
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When You're There
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A well-written story about a...well,...writer
20 August 2002 | by See all my reviews

Checking the credits on writer/director Henry Bromell, it seems that we have someone who's written for "Chicago Hope", "Homicide" and "Northern Exposure". So a class act chooses to write about a screenplay about a writer, and the results are about what you'd expect. Pretty exceptional stuff. Jeremy Irons tosses his hat into the ring for an Emmy nom here. Another standout performance.

However..the big surprise to me is the performance of Neve Campbell. Get this girl off the "Scream-4" set and into some period pieces in a big hurry, fellas. She's ready to rock and roll. Pair her up with a decent script and an Oscar-caliber actor or two and she holds her own rather nicely, thank you.

Thanks to Showtime for the "Last Call" 15-minute addendum with Irons, the omni-present George Plimpton and Frances Kroll Ring briefly discussing F. Scott's greatest hits.


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