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The Last Tycoon (1976)

F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel is brought to life in this story of a movie producer slowly working himself to death.

Director:

Elia Kazan

Writers:

F. Scott Fitzgerald (novel), Harold Pinter (screenplay)
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert De Niro ... Monroe Stahr
Tony Curtis ... Rodriguez
Robert Mitchum ... Pat Brady
Jeanne Moreau ... Didi
Jack Nicholson ... Brimmer
Donald Pleasence ... Boxley
Ray Milland ... Fleishacker
Dana Andrews ... Red Ridingwood
Ingrid Boulting ... Kathleen Moore
Peter Strauss ... Wylie
Theresa Russell ... Cecilia Brady
Tige Andrews ... Popolos
Morgan Farley ... Marcus
John Carradine ... Tour Guide
Jeff Corey ... Doctor
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Storyline

Young film producer, Monroe Stahr, is a rising star in 1930's Hollywood due to his ability to get anything he envisions done even if it means breaking a few rules. The latest film he's working on stars two popular actors, Rodriguez and Didi, and everyone is sure it'll be a smashing hit when it's done. The times are changing however, since the first guilds and unions are being formed in Hollywood, but Stahr is still sticking to his old ways of doing things in spite of that. His main opponent becomes a union organizer, Brimmer, but Stahr finds ways to deal with him as well. However, in his hubris, Stahr crosses one red line too many when he falls for a young troubled engaged woman called Kathleen Moore and neglects Cecilia Brady, the young daughter of studio executive and Stahr's boss, Pat Brady. Pat becomes furious over this as well as Stahr's other misbehavings and makes it his mission to take Stahr down. Due to all the pressure, Stahr's health starts failing as well. The film is ...

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Taglines:

He has the power to make anyone's dream come true... except his own.

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Trivia

In his 2008 autobiography "American Prince: A Memoir", Tony Curtis accused Ray Milland of anti-Semitism. See more »

Goofs

When Robert De Nero as Stahr enters his residence for the first time, he refers to his Butler as "Kino", which is the actor's real last name. See more »

Quotes

Fleishacker: You know, I'm fairly new out here. Do I understand you to say you expect to gross a half a million *short* of your budget?
Monroe Stahr: It's a quality picture.
Fleishacker: Quality picture? What the hell are we?
Monroe Stahr: We've played safe for two years now. It's time we made a picture that isn't meant to *make* money. Pat Brady is always saying at Academy dinners that we have a certain duty to the public. Okay. It's a good thing for the company to slip in a picture that will lose money. Write it off as good will.
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Soundtracks

My Silent Love
Music by Dana Suesse
Lyrics by Edward Heyman
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worth watching for Theresa Russell alone.
16 August 2000 | by keitheukSee all my reviews

This movie is worth watching for Theresa Russell alone.Ok the rest of the cast are all very good but a heart rending role from Theresa Russell steals the film,you can see her mind working and her face is a picture in every sense.At the start of her career to be in a scene with De niro and Nicholson and walk away with it,is something worth watching.A very moving and affecting work by an actress in a worthwhile film.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 November 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,500,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$1,819,912

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,819,912
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)| Black and White

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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