6.6/10
322
4 user 4 critic

Last Chants for a Slow Dance (1977)

| Drama
This film follows an antisocial working-class husband and father struggling to find work in the Midwest. As the film progresses, it seems that he has little actual interest in supporting ... See full summary »

Director:

Jon Jost

Writer:

Jon Jost
Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

More Like This 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Three women, all strangers to each other, meet in a dress boutique. One of the three is approached by the male proprietor as she is shoplifting a garment. When he approaches her the other ... See full summary »

Director: Marleen Gorris
Stars: Edda Barends, Nelly Frijda, Henriëtte Tol
Ceddo (1977)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The Ceddo try to preserve their traditional African culture against the onslaught of Islam, Christianity, and the slave trade. When King Demba War sides with the Muslims, the Ceddo kidnap ... See full summary »

Director: Ousmane Sembene
Stars: Tabata Ndiaye, Moustapha Yade, Ismaila Diagne
Biography | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Jimmie Blacksmith, the son of an Aboriginal mother and a white father, falls victim to much racist abuse after marrying a white woman, and goes on a killing spree and finds himself on the run in the aftermath.

Director: Fred Schepisi
Stars: Tommy Lewis, Freddy Reynolds, Angela Punch McGregor
Drama | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

During WW2, Dutch students join the resistance movement against the German occupation of the Netherlands.

Director: Paul Verhoeven
Stars: Rutger Hauer, Jeroen Krabbé, Susan Penhaligon
Gabbeh (1996)
Drama | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

When an old couple washes their gabbeh - a type of Persian rug - a young woman magically appears and tells them her life story.

Director: Mohsen Makhmalbaf
Stars: Shaghayeh Djodat, Hossein Moharami, Rogheih Moharami
Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A man returns to the place where his father was murdered and tries to find closure. But he finds himself in a similar predicament as his late father instead.

Director: Bernardo Bertolucci
Stars: Giulio Brogi, Alida Valli, Pippo Campanini
Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Júlio Madiaga, a 'provinciano', arrives in Manila to search for Ligaya, his loved one.

Director: Lino Brocka
Stars: Hilda Koronel, Bembol Roco, Lou Salvador Jr.
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

The semi-autobiographical film on director Hou Hsiao-Hsien's childhood and adolescence, when he was growing up in Taiwan, living through the deaths of his father, mother and grandmother.

Director: Hsiao-Hsien Hou
Stars: Chia-bao Chang, Neng Chang, Chih-Chen Chen
Wavelength (1967)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

One of the most unconventional and experimental films ever made, Wavelength is a structural film of a 45-minute long zoom in on a window over a period of a week.

Director: Michael Snow
Stars: Hollis Frampton, Lyne Grossman, Naoto Nakazawa
Utu (1983)
Adventure | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

In 1870, a Maori warrior working with the British finds his village massacred, and vows revenge.

Director: Geoff Murphy
Stars: Anzac Wallace, Bruno Lawrence, Tim Elliott
El Norte (1983)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Peasants escaping mindless labor and a murderous Guatemalan government head to America in hopes for something better.

Director: Gregory Nava
Stars: Zaide Silvia Gutiérrez, David Villalpando, Ernesto Gómez Cruz
Brightness (1987)
Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A young man with magical powers journeys to his uncle to request help in fighting his sorcerer father.

Director: Souleymane Cissé
Stars: Issiaka Kane, Aoua Sangare, Niamanto Sanogo
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Tom Blair Tom Blair ... Tom Bates
Wayne Crouse Wayne Crouse
Jessica St. John Jessica St. John ... Darlene Bates
Steve Voorheis Steve Voorheis
Edit

Storyline

This film follows an antisocial working-class husband and father struggling to find work in the Midwest. As the film progresses, it seems that he has little actual interest in supporting his family and spends his time hanging out in bars and having one-night stands.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Filming Locations:

Missoula, Montana, USA

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Jonathan Rosenbaum, long-time critic for the Chicago Reader, included Last Chants For A Slow Dance (1977) in his listing of the 100 greatest films ever made. See more »

Connections

Features The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Jost's First
3 February 2000 | by Craig-32See all my reviews

LAST CHANTS is a fine introduction to Jost's work, because, really, the films that follow aren't much different (at least, those with Tom Blair in them: SURE FIRE and THE BED YOU SLEEP IN.) Basically, they all follow a man who drives a pickup truck and has questionable morals, though Tom's character in BED isn't the same sort of character we see here and in SURE FIRE. But the men are usually failing in their business (a wacko get-rich-quick tourist scheme in SURE FIRE and a lumber company in BED) and later turn to violence. So the films seem formulaic at times, but it's Jost's exclusive formula, and it works. Here, though, there's a lack of the visual splendor that Jost injects in his later films, which is understandable. Anyway, LAST CHANTS is certainly worth a look, and it's a fine introduction into the work of this great, virtually unknown filmmaker.


7 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 4 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed