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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.


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


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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Did You Know?


This was the first theatrical movie that featured a song performed by Bette Midler (the track "Friends"). See more »


In the crucial photograph of the six guests, they are lined up closer to the boat than they were when we saw the picture taken earlier, and at a different angle. See more »


Philip: Well, I think I'll turn in. I'm almost dead on my feet. So much to do tomorrow and still a few pages to type tonight.
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Referenced in Frasier: I'm Listening (2003) See more »


Written by Mark Klingman and Buzzy Linhart
Performed by Bette Midler
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Classic 70s!
11 March 2003 | by glgioiaSee all my reviews

This is a perfect example of mature entertainment for its day, made in the deep dark days of the mid 1970s when the F word was rarely heard in cinema not shown in Times Square. Saw this one in the drive-in; yes the drive-in when I was a wee lad with my folks. I don't understand why it isn't better known, but most people I'm sure have never heard of it. It's a good one. Macabre, clever murder mystery with a cast you can sink your teeth into. The clothes, lingo and attitudes are so pathetically 70s; I sometimes find it hard to believe I'm actually this old when I watch something like this. Most of the action takes place on a yacht anchored off of the Italian Riviera, and to me it has always had twisted adult Gilligan's Island feel to it all. The scenes in the monastery are good old fashioned creepy. Find me a director who can do any of this now, without showing bare tetons or dismembered alien corpses, and I'll eat my bellbottoms.

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English | French

Release Date:

14 June 1973 (USA) See more »

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The Last of Sheila See more »

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