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One Last Chance (2004)

A group of slackers think they have found gold in the Highlands.

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Bill Armour ...
Quizmaster (as William Armour)
Bill Barclay ...
Pub Regular
Jim Byars ...
Big Jim
Drew Cain ...
Young Man (as Drew Carter-Cain)
Jimmy Chisholm ...
Harry
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Big John
Iain Fraser ...
Angus
Kay Gallie ...
Old Woman
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Kev
Grace Glover ...
Nellie's Mum
Owen Gorman ...
Pub Regular
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Tommy
Jonathan Hackett ...
Minister
Lewis Kay ...
Young Fitz
Lewis Keenan ...
Colin
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Three Scottish lads (Fitz, Seany and Nellie) wonder if they'll ever leave their small town like so many of their boastful peers. The death of prospecting Old Man Tam puts a chuck of gold before their needy hands, which could be the ticket out for at least some of them. Harry, the scheming local rich guy, hears of it through his associate, Frankie the Fence, and begins a long scheme to wheedle it from Seany. Meanwhile, Fitz' retribution on a man who mugged Nellie, puts him in Dutch with Big John, an elder gangster in an adjacent city who has decided to exact a price from Fitz: £1000 or else he starts breaking one finger per week (then his arm) till the debt is paid. All the while, Fitz also struggles to put his aging and mentally broken father in a rest home (one with a long waiting list that only cash can break through). Backed into a corner on all sides, facing the problems head-on seems their last resort and only way out. Written by statmanjeff

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Every plan has its flaws.

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Comedy | Drama

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12 March 2004 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

La última oportunidad  »

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Camera cuts after Nellie says "You're not wrong." Nellie's left hand was on his right forearm but now its supporting the left side of his face. Fitz's left hand held a cigarette while it supported his chin; now his left arm is on the bar, without a cigarette, and with his right arm tucked into it. See more »

Quotes

Harry: I want that gold, and I want to see it by the end of today or else I'll make sure your wee secret about what's hidden in the loch becomes public knowledge. Capiche?
Seany: You're having a laugh.
Harry: Has my face broadened into a smile? I don't think so.
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"The Filmmakers wish to thank:-" (various names shown) "And to everyone who has helped over the years - you know who you are" See more »

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References Charley Varrick (1973) See more »

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Sure 'Nuff 'N Yes I Do
Written by Don Van Vliet and Herb Bermann
Performed by Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band
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The music was good
30 October 2003 | by (New Malden,England) – See all my reviews

Quite entertaining for the first 45 minutes then it starts to feel like it's treading water. Trying to be a cross between 'Local Hero' and 'Shallow Grave' it doesn't have the charm of the former or the guts of the latter. Borrowing from too many other films it lacks it's own distinctive style. It would possibly make a quite watchable television drama but is out of it's depth on the big screen. The music was good. (5/10)


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