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The Last Movie (1971)

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After a film production wraps in Peru, an American wrangler decides to stay behind, witnessing how filmmaking affects the locals.

Director:

Dennis Hopper

Writers:

Dennis Hopper (story), Stewart Stern (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Julie Adams ... Mrs. Anderson
Daniel Ades Daniel Ades ... Thomas Mercado
Richmond L. Aguilar Richmond L. Aguilar ... Gaffer (as Richmond Aguilar)
John Alderman ... Jonathan
Michael Anderson Jr. ... Mayor's Son
Donna Baccala ... Miss Anderson
Charles Bail Charles Bail
Tom Baker Tom Baker ... Member of Billy's Gang
Toni Basil ... Rose
Poupée Bocar ... Nightclub Singer
Anna Lynn Brown Anna Lynn Brown ... Dance Hall Girl
Rod Cameron ... Pat Garrett
Bernard Casselman Bernard Casselman ... Doctor
Earl Clark Earl Clark
Manuel Concha Manuel Concha
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Storyline

A film shoot in Peru goes badly wrong when an actor is killed in a stunt, and the unit wrangler, Kansas, decides to give up film-making and stay on in the village, shacking up with local prostitute Maria. But his dreams of an unspoiled existence are interrupted when the local priest asks him to help stop the villagers killing each other by re-enacting scenes from the film for real because they don't understand movie fakery... Written by Michael Brooke <michael@everyman.demon.co.uk>

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There is a time to die and a time not to

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

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In Peru, Dennis Hopper managed to offend the government by spouting the joys of marijuana and expressing tolerance of homosexuality. The ruling junta started investigating Hopper's background, not liking what they saw. [link=Kris Kristofferson] told The Guardian in 2008: "I see the guy he's mellowed into now and I love Dennis. But back then, he was the most self-destructive guy I had ever seen! He got a priest defrocked because he got him involved in some weird mass for James Dean. He antagonised the military and all the politicians. It was crazy. See more »

Goofs

Boom mic reflected in photo on mantelpiece when Kansas is made to beg for the fur coat. See more »

Quotes

Kansas: You cold?
Maria: Um, my feet are cold.
Kansas: Yeah?
Maria: Yeah.
Kansas: (reaches under her skirt) Hey, hey, I know something that's hot and, uh, heh, heh. Yes, sir!
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Crazy Credits

The movie runs for a full half-hour before the credits roll. See more »

Connections

Featured in No Subtitles Necessary: Laszlo & Vilmos (2008) See more »

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Me and Bobby McGee
Written by Kris Kristofferson and Fred Foster
Performed by Kris Kristofferson
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Not nearly as bad as I thought
11 February 2001 | by Jill-68See all my reviews

This movie isn't nearly as bad as I thought it was going to be. But I don't know how to recommend it, or to whom. Do you like Dennis Hopper? Well, here he is, in almost every scene, and he never looked better. A beautiful face, the graceful cowboy. In fact, he appears so genuine in this film that I begin to realize what an acting job he was doing in Easy Rider. The scenery is haunting, and the movie has a poetic, lyrical rhythm....yet sometimes seems to go on too long, and the mind wanders....but I loved the feel of it, the primitive environment of the Peruvian village, the ever-present mud....contrasted with the lewd and crude wealthy Americans. And I happened to enjoy the home-movie aspects of this film, also. I delighted in picking out Dean Stockwell, Peter Fonda, John Phillip Law, etc. in the Hollywood on Location shots....I loved the spontaneity of the last scenes of dialogue....hell, I loved seeing Kris Kristofferson sitting on a rock singing Me & Bobby Magee....but would anyone else?


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish | Quechua

Release Date:

21 October 1988 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Peru See more »

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Alta-Light See more »
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Mono

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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