MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 10,066 this week

The Last One (II) (2008)

8.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.0/10 from 72 users  
Reviews: 3 user

In a far corner of Southern Appalachia, moonshiner Popcorn Sutton makes one last batch of true bootleg whiskey. The craft of traditional distillation is revealed along with a lifetime of memories in the trade.

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: October

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in October.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 25 titles
created 05 Mar 2012
 
a list of 45 titles
created 17 Jul 2012
 
list image
dok
a list of 10 titles
created 03 Mar 2013
 
a list of 773 titles
created 13 Sep 2013
 
a list of 96 titles
created 9 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "The Last One" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Last One (2008)

The Last One (2008) on IMDb 8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Last One.
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Popcorn Sutton ...
Himself (as Marvin 'Popcorn' Sutton)
Floyd Sutton ...
Himself
Abigail Moore ...
Herself
Bill Milsap ...
Himself
James Wood ...
Himself (as James 'Cookie' Wood)
Gary Carden ...
Himself
Jerry Alexander ...
Himself
Dot Jackson ...
Herself
Joseph Dabney ...
Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
J.B. Rader ...
Himself
Edit

Storyline

Filmed in the mountains of North Carolina, The Last One is a journey deep into Southern Appalachia, and Appalachian culture, as seen through the lens of a mason jar. Lifelong moonshiner Popcorn Sutton returns to the southern highlands in his treasured A-Model Ford to seek a suitable location to run one final batch of traditional bootleg whiskey. Through the laborious process of clearing a site, building a furnace, brewing corn mash and distilling high proof moonshine, Sutton reveals the craft of traditional distillation as practiced by his forbears and reveals a lifetime of memories in the trade. Written by Neal Hutcheson

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

End of an era

Genres:

Documentary

Certificate:

TV-PG

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

17 November 2008 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$25,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

| (NTSC Color)

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The still used in the film was removed from the location and permanently mounted to the back of Popcorn Sutton's A-Model truck, which he continued to drive for several years. See more »

Connections

Featured in Hillbilly: The Real Story (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Fox Chase
Traditional
Performed by Gilford Williams
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Characters and period setting in search of a story.
14 September 2009 | by (Greece) – See all my reviews

What we have here is a neat idea for a documentary, a throwback to the days of Appalachian moonshiners and Federal agents and a whole American tradition distinctly associated with a certain time and place, yet we don't have the story arch that will keep it all together. We have an old picaresque bearded moonshine figure, Marvin 'Popcorn' Sutton, with his indecipherable accent and a lifetime's experience of brewing moonshine in the Appalachian woods, yet we don't have a narrative in which his stories will find the proper context. We get a number of writers and journalists who've written on the subject of moonshining over the years giving us the occasional glimpse into history and fact, and we see Marvin 'Popcorn' Sutton building an impromptu brewery in the middle of the woods one last time for old time's sake, but it's never really compelling as a documentary. From an encyclopedic perspective, an article online will likely have more information to offer. From a storytelling perspective, there's not much to gather because it's all pretty scattershot.


1 of 19 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Last One (2008) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page