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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Monroe Stahr
... Rodriguez
... Pat Brady
... Didi
... Brimmer
... Boxley
... Fleishacker
... Red Ridingwood
... Kathleen Moore
... Wylie
... Cecilia Brady
... Popolos
... Marcus
... Tour Guide
... 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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He has the power to make anyone's dream come true... except his own.

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Drama | Romance

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19 November 1976 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Der letzte Tycoon  »

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Box Office

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$5,500,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$1,819,912
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Trivia

In one of his final notes for The Last Tycoon, F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote in capital letters: "Action Is Character." This is an objective Elia Kazan, Harold Pinter, and Robert De Niro addressed in the attempt to transfer the character of Monroe Stahr to the film. See more »

Goofs

Ingrid Boulting's hairstyle changes between the scene with the performing seal and the scene at Monroe's uncompleted beach house. See more »

Quotes

Cecilia Brady: [about returning to school] Oh, I don't know. I'm pretty well educated.
[flirtatiously]
Cecilia Brady: Maybe I should get married.
Monroe Stahr: [lightly] Well, I'd marry you, I'm lonely, but I'm too old and tired to undertake anything.
Cecilia Brady: [seriously] Undertake me.
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Connections

Remade as The Last Tycoon (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Love Is Just Around the Corner
Music by Lewis E. Gensler
Lyrics by Leo Robin
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worth watching for Theresa Russell alone.
16 August 2000 | by See 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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