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Last Night at the Alamo (1983)

Unrated | | Comedy, Drama | July 1984 (USA)
Cowboy, and assorted blue collar buddies, inneffectually try to save a true Texas Honky Tonk from closing for good.

Director:

Eagle Pennell

Writer:

Kim Henkel
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sonny Carl Davis ... Cowboy Regan
Lou Perryman Lou Perryman ... Claude Grimes (as Louis Perryman)
Steven Mattila ... Ichabod William
Tina-Bess Hubbard Tina-Bess Hubbard ... Mary
Amanda Lamar Amanda Lamar ... Lisa
Peggy Pinnell Peggy Pinnell ... Ginger
Doris Hargrave Doris Hargrave ... Janice
J. Michael Hammond J. Michael Hammond ... Steve
Henry Wideman Henry Wideman ... Willie
George Pheneger George Pheneger ... Skipper
Earnest Huerta Jr. Earnest Huerta Jr. ... Hector (as Earnest 'El Diamond' Huerta Jr.)
David Schied David Schied ... Poke
John Heaner John Heaner ... Wayne
Sarah Louise Hudgins Sarah Louise Hudgins ... Darla
Kim Henkel ... Lionel
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Storyline

The cheerless events on the last night in the existence of a little suburban Houston pub. It has to be closed down for development reasons but one of the regular customers, Cowboy, seems to have friends in high places. Written by Theo de Grood <tdg@xs4all.nl>

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Taglines:

Some Face The Future Head On. Tonight The Boys At The Alamo Face It Dead Drunk. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

Unrated

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

The bar where the film was shot was still in business, so daily shooting had to finish by 4:00 p.m. when it opened for the evening to the public. See more »

Goofs

In the opening shot of Ichabod and Mary in the pickup truck, a crew person can be seen standing in the back of the truck in a reflection of several passing storefront windows. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Ichabod William: I told that goddamn son-of-a-bitch to have my fuckin' car ready by five-goddamn-o'clock this afternoon, that asshole! Now I gotta drive around all fuckin' weekend in this goddamned rat-tailed piece of shit. It's bad enough I gotta drive this truck all week, now I gotta fuckin' drive it around all fuckin' weekend!
Mary: William, why do you cus so much? I'll bet if you could go a whole day without cussin, you'd just roll over and die.
Ichabod William: Well, goddamn Mary! If you had to drive around all ...
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Connections

Referenced in The King of Texas (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Temporary Feeling
Composed by Paul Cox
Performed by Paul Cox and the Mickey Gilley Studio Band
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Like a compelling home movie.
1 September 1999 | by rockyqlzSee all my reviews

This hard-to-find gem is more than a slice of Texas, it's a slice of America. It's the final night of the local loser hangout, shot as if you just walked in the place and hung out for an hour and a half. I really wonder how much of the film's dialogue was actually scripted and how much was adlibbed. There are some truly funny one-liners early on (Mostly by "Claude"). The non-stop profanity does get a little unrealistic and the ending was sort of unsatisfactory, however, what we have is a film containing most of the elements of a truly classic independent film. Sort of a po' man's "Last Picture Show". Seek it out.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

July 1984 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Houston, Texas, USA

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Budget:

$25,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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