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The Last Good Time (1994)

Joseph, a former professional musician who has withdrawn into a quiet life after the death of his wife. Remaining mostly isolated, he stays at home, playing his violin in the evenings for ... See full summary »

Director:

Bob Balaban

Writers:

Richard Bausch (novel), Bob Balaban (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Armin Mueller-Stahl ... Joseph
Olivia d'Abo ... Charlotte
Lionel Stander ... Howard Singer
Maureen Stapleton ... Ida Cutler
Adrian Pasdar ... Eddie
Zohra Lampert ... Barbara
Kevin Corrigan ... Frank
Molly Powell Molly Powell ... Dorothy
Jody Wilson Jody Wilson ... Mrs. Wilder
Beatrice Winde Beatrice Winde ... Nurse Westman
Burtt Harris Burtt Harris ... Supermarket Manager
Kenneth Simmons ... Bartender (as Ken Simmons)
Gino Lucci Gino Lucci ... Bus Driver
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Storyline

Joseph, a former professional musician who has withdrawn into a quiet life after the death of his wife. Remaining mostly isolated, he stays at home, playing his violin in the evenings for entertainment. This routine is disrupted, however, when he witnesses a violent fight between his neighbor, Eddie, and his girlfriend Charlotte. He takes an interest in her, eventually taking her in when he learns that she has no place to stay. The gentle Kopple possesses a traditional, European restraint, while she is tough and jaded. Nevertheless, the two soon become close companions, sharing their pain and finding unexpected solace in each other.

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He was her only hope. She was his last chance.

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Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some sexuality | See all certifications »
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Lionel Stander's last film. See more »

Quotes

Howard Singer: [reading paper from a fortune cookie] I'm so old, my fortune is blank.
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Where's the sex?
27 August 2001 | by Sam-285See all my reviews

The person that saw "so much sexuality" in this movie must have seen a different movie or a different version, since I saw no sexuality. Yes, there was a bit of touching, but most people would not call it sex, and it is very minimal. Other than that, there is a bit of nudity but nudity is not sexuality. Olivia d'Abo is sure cute. There are an abundance of things to enjoy a woman for, and it is those other (not sex) things that make Olivia fun to see in the movie, at least for us guys. I think it is unfortunate when people over-emphasize sex. It is a bit strange how Charlotte (Olivia's character) "presents" herself, but many such things in life are awkward.

So yes this is a cute movie; nothing spectacular, but worth watching. There is a bit of bad news at the end, but not much; nothing worse than at the end of Pollyanna.

I was not paying attention as much as I should have, so I am unclear about why her boyfriend (or his friends) were chasing her. Also, there is something about a key that I missed hearing about. So try to catch that stuff.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 April 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Nunca hay una última vez See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$65,081
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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