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The Last Movie (1971)

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 ... See full summary »

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 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:

R | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Official Site

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

21 October 1988 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Chinchero See more »

Filming Locations:

Peru See more »

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Alta-Light See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Dennis Hopper came back from shooting in Peru with more than 40 hours worth of footage. His final cut, after more than a year of editing, was incomprehensible to many people at the studio, because of its experimental nature. The long post-production and editing process is documented in The American Dreamer (1971). 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

There is nearly a full fifteen minute gap in between the first title card, "A FILM BY DENNIS HOPPER" and the other title card, "THE LAST MOVIE". See more »

Connections

Featured in The American Dreamer (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

Me and Bobby McGee
Written by Kris Kristofferson and Fred Foster
Performed by Kris Kristofferson
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The American Dreamer is an American Artist
23 August 2007 | by juniormikeSee all my reviews

'Watched the film tonight again. After 20 years. EASY RIDER being among my three all-time favorites, I knew there would come the time, when I appreciate THE LAST MOVIE for what it really is - AN AWESOME EXPERIENCE, one of the most interesting films of the 70's and an important work of film art. Seems that time was tonight... :)

I loved it, at the same time it hurt. The film finally should be widely available, a dedicated SE DVD as for Fonda's HIRED HAND (that too is much much better than people thought years or decades ago... great film).

Hopper first went out to become the greatest actor in the world. He maybe could have been, but his character made it impossible for him to act after great early successes. He became a photographer. Could have been one of the greatest photo artists ever. He basically stopped because he became a film maker. He could have been right next to the most famous & successful directors in America. The faith of THE LAST MOVIE stopped him from that. YET, in all of these (and more) professions he became a top-player, an Icon, a forerunner and a master. An inspired creative human being, an enrichment to my life.


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