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The Final Patient -- A country doctor discovers the fountain of youth, but his curiosity is clouded by addiction and the results are deadly.

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Every miracle has its price.
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Cast

 

Matthew Borish ... Billy

Guy Boyd ... Sheriff McKnee
Jason Scott Campbell ... Willy Jenkins

Bill Cobbs ... Dr. Daniel Green
Desmond Confoy ... Matt

Alex Feldman ... Cameron Streckman

Andrea Havens ... Night-Shift Nurse
John Benjamin Martin ... Bar patron
Lizan Mitchell ... Elizabeth Green
Victor Velez ... Dr. Hernandez

Cheryl Williams ... Nurse 1

Directed by
Jerry Mainardi 
 
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(in alphabetical order)
Jerry Mainardi 
Michael J. Mainardi 

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Michael J. Mainardi .... producer
 
Original Music by
Ron Burns 
 
Cinematography by
Joe Vandergast 
 
Film Editing by
Jeff Candelora 
Jerry Mainardi 
Michael J. Mainardi 
 
Casting by
Elizabeth Gans 
Rawleigh Moreland 
Elsie Stark 
 
Makeup Department
Jeremy Selenfriend .... special makeup effects
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Colleen Casey .... second assistant director
Amy D'Alio .... second second assistant director
Claudio Kuhn .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Karyn Gerred .... scenic charge
Dennis Madigan .... assistant property master
 
Sound Department
Brian Jordan .... boom operator
 
Special Effects by
Holly Selenfriend .... special effects assistant (as Holly Wisniewski)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
John Goraj Jr. .... key grip
Quint Klinger .... best boy electric
Jim Marshall .... assistant camera
Kevin McGlinchey .... best boy grip
Kevin McGlinchey .... dolly grip
Gregory Ries .... gaffer
Anthony J. Sortino .... company grip
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sara Webster .... wardrobe assistant
Angeline Zeigler .... costume supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Andy Williams .... colorist
 
Other crew
M.P. Cherkowsky .... production assistant
Garrett Hardy Davis .... production assistant (as Garrett Davis)
Federico Ferreri .... production assistant
Rudi Fischer .... production assistant
Brandy Hartley .... location manager
Nick Murphy .... production assistant
Kevin Streckewald .... production assistant
 

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11 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
The Givers and the Takers, 30 June 2007
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Willy Jenkins (Jason Scott Campbell) and his greedy and cynical roommate Cameron Streckman (Alex Feldman) have just finished the medical school and are traveling together before starting residence. While driving through a country town where Willy spent his childhood, they stop for resting and having meal, and they hear an intriguing story about the strength of the retired physician and Willy's acquaintance Dr. Daniel Green (Bill Cobbs). They become curious and go to Dr. Green's farm where they meet the old man, who tells them that he lives alone with his sick wife and invites them to have dinner with him. While eating chili and drinking beer, Dr. Green tells the story about a miraculous Chinese medicine that he has been using for years, awakening greed in the ambitious Cameron with fatal consequences.

The low-budget "The Final Patient" develops and builds in low pace an intriguing story about an old good family man and physician, who misses his lost son Nathan and lives with his sick wife. There is an excellent criticism to the behavior of most doctors in North America that could be extended to many other countries where a great number of these professionals are mercenaries and interested only in making money. The performances, the screenplay and the direction are excellent regarding Dan, Cameron and Willy, but simply forget the key character of Elizabeth Green. Suddenly, this mysterious woman appears like an insane murder, trying to kill everybody and destroy her house without any clear explanation. My interpretation is that she was kept alive by her beloved husband against her will; then she becomes insane and addicted in the Chinese formula, triggering her murder instinct in the end, but I am not sure about the correctness of my viewpoint. Further, I do not know if the problem was with the script or restraining budget, but unfortunately something was missing regarding the development of the motives of Mrs. Green to make "The Final Patient" a great little film. My vote is five.

Title (Brazil): "O Último Paciente" ("The Last Patient")

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