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The Last of Philip Banter (1986)

Banter (original title)
R | | Drama | January 1988 (USA)
An alcoholic partier becomes a paranoid maniac when a manuscript that predicts real-life horrors takes possession of his mind.


Hervé Hachuel
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Credited cast:
Lola Bayo Lola Bayo ... Carmen
Tony Curtis ... Charles Foster
José Luis Gómez ... Doctor Monasterrio
Gregg Henry ... Robert Prescott
Irene Miracle ... Elizabeth Banter
Scott Paulin ... Philip Banter
Patty Shepard ... Alicia
Fernando Telletxea Fernando Telletxea ... Enrique
Kate Vernon ... Brent


An alcoholic partier becomes a paranoid maniac when a manuscript that predicts real-life horrors takes possession of his mind.

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USA | Spain | Switzerland



Release Date:

January 1988 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Madrid, Madrid, Spain

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Banter AG, Tesauro S.A. See more »
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Amazing set up that fizzles in the end
27 August 2009 | by udar55See all my reviews

Based on the 40s crime novel by John Franklin Bardin, this follows alcoholic exec Philip Banter (Scott Paulin) over a period of a few days. Banter's marriage to Elizabeth (Irene Miracle) is dissolving and his father-in-law (Tony Curtis) wants the dapper Bobby Prescott (Gregg Henry) to make the moves on his daughter. But what is disturbing Banter are a series of letters that tell him how his future will unfold that keep ending up on his desk daily. That is a pretty ingenious set up, but sadly the film doesn't live up its promise with a Scooby Doo type ending. Paulin is quite good in the lead role. Unfortunately, Curtis over acts so much that he pretty much exposes the movie's mystery. The film does benefit from some nice Spanish locations though.

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