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The Last of the Cowboys (1977)

This movie is about an aging trucker named Elegant John Howard. Howard decides he and his truck Elenor has one more good run in them, and with the help of a hitchhiker and a few others he will make it happen.

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John Leone

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John Leone
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Henry Fonda ... Elegant John Howard
Eileen Brennan ... Penelope Pearson
Austin Pendleton ... Guido
Robert Englund ... Beebo Crozier
Dub Taylor ... Harley Davidson
John Byner ... Bobby Apples
Susan Sarandon ... Ginny
Melanie Mayron ... Lula
Leigh French ... Glinda
Mews Small ... Alice (as Mayra Small)
Daina House Daina House ... Celeste (as Dana House)
Gary Sandy ... Charlie La Pere
Valerie Curtin ... Mary Agnes
Johnnie Collins III Johnnie Collins III ... Jimmy
Bibi Osterwald ... Annie McCarigle
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This movie is about an aging trucker named Elegant John Howard. Howard decides he and his truck Elenor has one more good run in them, and with the help of a hitchhiker and a few others he will make it happen.

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The funniest truckin' you've ever seen! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 February 1979 (Norway) See more »

Also Known As:

The Great Smokey Roadblock See more »

Filming Locations:

Oroville, California, USA

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The truck in this movie is a 1976 Kenworth W900 with a Detroit Diesel engine. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Basket Case (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Still the One
(uncredited)
Written by John Hall and Johanna Hall
Performed by Orleans
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Fun. Packed with lots of stars who became more famous later.
6 June 2006 | by doriwebSee all my reviews

I was the Production Accountant on this movie, and I also got to do some voice-over work on it, so I'm not entirely unbiased, but if it were awful, I would say so. I thought it was a fun film, not a critically acclaimed masterpiece, by any means, but there were plenty of laughs along the way. The Bible states that laughter does good like a medicine, so watching this movie could be good for your health.

So many of the actors in this picture hadn't yet reached their peak at the time we made this film. Susan Sarandon, of course, is one who has since gone on to much greater fame. Melanie Mayron was seen on TV on a weekly basis as a photographer in the "Thirty-Something" TV drama series. Robert Englund later became known as Freddie Krueger, still haunting people's dreams. One of my personal favorite actors on this show was Dub Taylor, who played the sheriff. He was an excellent comedic actor, and a truly nice, sincere person. We all had fun working on this show, and I think that fun comes through.


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