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The Last of Sheila (1973)

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A year after Sheila is killed in a hit-and-run, her wealthy husband invites a group of friends to spend a week on his yacht playing a scavenger hunt mystery game. The game turns out to be all too real and all too deadly.

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Herbert Ross
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Complete credited cast:
Richard Benjamin ... Tom
Dyan Cannon ... Christine
James Coburn ... Clinton Green
Joan Hackett ... Lee
James Mason ... Philip
Ian McShane ... Anthony
Raquel Welch ... Alice
Yvonne Romain ... Sheila Green (as Yvonne Romaine)
Pierre Rosso Pierre Rosso ... Vittorio
Serge Citon Serge Citon ... Guido
Robert Rossi Robert Rossi ... Captain
Elaine Geisinger Elaine Geisinger ... American Wife
Elliot Geisinger Elliot Geisinger ... American Husband
Jack Pugeat Jack Pugeat ... Silver Salesman
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A wealthy widower invites his friends to join an elaborate scavenger hunt aboard his yacht. A remake of the 1973 film 'The Last of Sheila'.

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Sheila Green (Yvonne Romain) is killed in a hit-and-run car accident while walking home from a party one night. A year later, her multi-millionaire husband, Clinton (James Coburn), invites a group of friends (James Mason, Raquel Welch, Dyan Cannon, Richard Benjamin, Joan Hackett, and Ian McShane) to spend a week with him on his yacht. Clinton loves to play elaborate games and he assigns everyone a secret - one is an alcoholic, another an informer and so on - that they are not to share with anyone. Every day for the next six days, they will call into a port where they will be given clues to discover one person's secret. The game takes a deadly twist when a murder tales place and it all has to do with the game they have been playing and the secrets that Clinton assigned at the outset. Written by garykmcd

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The next move is murder. [USA Theatrical] See more »


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In spite of Christine (Dyan Cannon) saying that she had lost fifty pounds, Cannon actually gained thirty pounds to play the part of Christine. According to her DVD commentary, she bought the thin gold waist chain featured as she floated in a bikini next to the ship. Her intention was that the length of the chain was the maximum waist measurement she wanted to achieve during her weight gain. See more »

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When Christine shuts the door to the bathroom after joining Clinton there, the lampshade on one of the nearby sconces falls off. See more »

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Christine: What a game! And now, Tom gets to write it; Philip gets to direct it; and what's-her-face, I mean, eh, my new client, Miss Alice Wood, gets to thrill you as Sheila Green. Who rose from call girl to columnist... Ha-ha-ha.
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Referenced in Ken Adam: Designing Bond (2000) See more »

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Friends
Written by Mark Klingman and Buzzy Linhart
Performed by Bette Midler
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Best Who Dun It I Ever Saw
13 July 2003 | by irishcoffee630See all my reviews

I can not speak more highly of this movie as it has to be the best film who-dun-it ever conceived. James Coburn invites a group of Hollywood has been types on his yacht in the south of France to find out who killed his gossip columnist wife Sheila, a year before at a wild party. He sets up murder puzzle games, one every night, to find the culprit and to entertain the guests, but the games get out of control and real murders begin. The clues in this movie are really unique as you the viewer play along to find out the murderer. I have seen this film 3X and am still in awe that I missed so many clues....right before my eyes. Never guessed the killer either and I am a mystery buff and usually can. The cast is great.There are so many funny and bitchy lines in this movie they come from every direction. My favorite line: James Mason (a TV commercial director filming a dog food commercial) talking to his wife on phone "I am sorry dear but I must hang up a cast member is peeing on my leg." And he doesn't mean one of the pooches! Beautifully filmed and an all around A++++ film.


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Release Date:

14 June 1973 (USA) See more »

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