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The Last Ride (2012)

PG-13 | | Biography, Drama, Music | 22 June 2012 (USA)
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At the end of 1952, with the best years of Hank Williams's career behind him, he hires a local kid to drive him through the Appalachian countryside for a pair of New Years shows in West Virginia and Ohio.

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Silas
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Ray
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Stan
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Mr. Wells
Natalie Canerday ...
Nurse
Danny Thomason ...
Dr. Stoneacre
Lawrence Hamilton ...
Street Musician
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Attendant
Bill Butler ...
Bellman
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O'Keefe
Mark W. Johnson ...
Trooper
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Judge Matheny
Jeff Bailey ...
Maynard
Dash Goff ...
Store Keeper
Clint Albright ...
Old Man
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At the end of 1952, with the best years of Hank Williams's career behind him, he hires a local kid to drive him through the Appalachian countryside for a pair of New Years shows in West Virginia and Ohio.

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A story of Hank Williams, music's original bad boy.

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Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, some language, a fight and smoking
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Charles Carr, the Auburn freshman who actually was driving when Williams died, himself passed away in July 2013 at the age of 79 in Montgomery, AL. Carr was hired on Dec. 30, 1952, to drive Williams in his 1952 powder blue Cadillac from Montgomery to shows in Charleston, WV, and Canton, OH. There was snow most of the way. On New Year's Eve day in the afternoon, Williams received word that a flight he had planned to take him to the job in Charleston was canceled due to snow. They checked into a Knoxville hotel, where hotel porters later had to carry Williams, under the influence of two shots of morphine, to the backseat of the car when it was decided to drive to Canton. The next morning, in Oak Hill, WV, Carr found Williams dead, lying in the same position where the porters had placed him. Carr remained in Montgomery, working in investment and real estate until he retired. See more »

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After agreeing to hire him, Stan says to Silas: "Be at this address Monday at 8:00 o'clock." When Silas picks up Mr. Wells, "December 30, 1952" is on the screen. December 30, 1952 was actually a Tuesday. See more »

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Tennessee Waltz
Written by Redd Stewart and Pee Wee King
Performed by Nathan Young
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28 May 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I am an absolute fan of Hank Williams Sr and have been ever since 1954. But something just does not smell right about this movie....

About 15 years ago there was a made-for-Canadian-TV movie "Hank Williams, The Show He Never Gave" which was a filmed version of a live show, originating in London. The creator of that show/DVD was an inspired Hank Williams fan who knew and understood Hank's great power and he created a movie that still ranks as a gut-level emotional powerhouse. I've seen it 6 times so far.

"Your Cheatin' Heart" was a planned movie at MGM for 10 years before finally being filmed. It did not do Hank justice. Now comes this new one which looks like a cash-in on Hank's memory, and an imitation of an A+ movie already available. Proceed with caution, because a rip-off movie about Hank will surely make you angry.


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