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The Last Shot (2004)

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A movie director-screenwriter finds a man to finance his latest project but soon discovers that the producer is actually an undercover FBI agent working on a mob sting operation.

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Tommy Sanz
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Marshal Paris
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Lonnie Bosco
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Storyline

FBI director Jack Devine always sets up his brother Joe as undercover to trick mobsters. His latest cover is as movie producer Joe Diamond, to get Tommy Sanz for Teamster racketeering. His cover requires a script - the one movie theater manager Steven Schats and his brother Marshall 'Paris' wrote, supposedly a cancer biopic. So Steven is hired as director, his greatest dream, even if producing an Arizona desert drama on Rhode Island is far from ideal. When a former Oscar nominee volunteers to star, the cover gets out of hand till everyone believes in it, even the FBI brass- or not? Written by KGF Vissers

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The true story of the greatest movie never made.

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Rated R for language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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5 November 2004 (Brazil)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$164,801 (USA) (24 September 2004)

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$463,730 (USA) (12 November 2004)
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Trivia

This movie was based on the real life FBI sting operation in the 1980s to infiltrate the Boston mob teamsters. An FBI agent went undercover as a movie studio executive and contracted George Moffly, an aspiring filmmaker, to create it. Throughout the whole time George had no idea that he was making a fake movie. The sting only captured a few minor Mob members. The details of this unusual story can be found in a GQ article (March 2000). See more »

Goofs

The same extras playing tourists, wearing the same clothes (notably a woman with a fringed leather jacket), can be seen watching the "Ponderosa" theme park show, in two different scenes supposedly months apart. See more »

Quotes

Tommy Sanz: It's my face, Willie. The guys back home can't stand to look at me. I thought after the second surgery things would change.
Willie Gratzo: Did you talk to that plastic surgeon?
Tommy Sanz: He said he wanted to take skin from my ass cheeks and put it on my face. I beat that cocksucker with his own chair.
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Special thanks to ... The Dan Blocker Family, The Victor Sen Young Family ... See more »

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Spoofs Bonanza (1959) See more »

Soundtracks

Let the Good Times Roll
(1946)
Written by Spo-De-Odee and Fleecie Moore
Performed by Ray Charles
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp./Rhino Entertainment Company
By Arrangement with Warner Strategic Marketing
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Better than expected, go see it
9 October 2004 | by (Hollywood, California) – See all my reviews

This was funnier than we thought it would be, we really enjoyed it. It's no Matrix or Shawshank but it's not supposed to be. As far as comedies go, it was creatively warm and mostly...entertaining throughout! (which is hard these days to find in most films)

Everyone did a good job with some good chemistry. Broderick was perfect for this role and I'm finding Alec Baldwin, (personal opinions aside), is becoming an actor I really appreciate in these types of roles so good for him. So, if it looks the 'least' bit interesting to you, then go and see it, I bet you'll enjoy it. Support a good lil film that has much more to offer you then most of the packaged crap out there.


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