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The Last Supper (1995)

A group of idealistic, but frustrated, liberals succumb to the temptation of murdering rightwing pundits for their political beliefs.

Director:

Stacy Title

Writer:

Dan Rosen (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cameron Diaz ... Jude
Ron Eldard ... Pete
Annabeth Gish ... Paulie
Jonathan Penner ... Marc
Courtney B. Vance ... Luke
Bill Paxton ... Zachary Cody
Nora Dunn ... Sheriff Alice Stanley
Ron Perlman ... Norman Arbuthnot
Dan Rosen ... Deputy Hartford
Amber Taylor ... Girl in Coffee Shop
Matt Cooper Matt Cooper ... Jerk in Coffee Shop
Charles Durning ... Rev. Gerald Hutchens
Mark Harmon ... Dominant Male
Gil Segel Gil Segel ... Iowa Resident at Door
Rachel Chagall Rachel Chagall ... Abortion Activist
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Jude, Luke, Marc, Paulie and Pete are liberal-minded roommates and grad students at a Iowa post-secondary institution. Every Sunday for the past year, they have hosted a dinner party, inviting a friend over to have an open-minded discussion about whatever topics are of interest. On a dark and stormy night when Pete was supposed to bring a friend for one of those dinners, he instead comes home with Zachary Cody, who rescued a stranded Pete whose car broke down. They invite Zach to stay for dinner instead of Pete's missing friend. They soon find out that Zach is among other things a racist neo-Nazi, which brings up a potentially dangerous situation for Jewish Marc and black Luke. After some physical altercations and verbal threats, Marc ends up stabbing Zach dead out of what he considers self-defense. As the friends discuss what to do about Zach, they finally come to the conclusion that in killing Zach, they have done society a service. So they ponder 'why not invite other ... Written by Huggo

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Rated R for language, and for some sexuality and violence | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 April 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La última cena See more »

Filming Locations:

Sierra Madre, California, USA See more »

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Gross USA:

$442,965
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Bill Paxton shot his cameo during a weekend off from filming Apollo 13 (1995). See more »

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During dinner with the reverend, dishes move around the table between shots. See more »

Quotes

Luke: Is it crazy to make a difference?
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References Arsenic and Old Lace (1944) See more »

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When I Fall
Written & Performed by Sam Phillips
Courtesy of Virgin Records America, Inc.
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Witty and provocative
26 March 2002 | by troutioSee all my reviews

Cerebral, subversive, intelligent, knowing, and thought-provoking, The Last Supper is one of the highlights of my video collection. It is also archly funny, for those who like their humour black and strong. The performances from the ensemble cast (even Diaz, who you might have thought was there for box office alone) are uniformly superb, and the director uses clever imagery and other visual tools to help the story along, lifting it above what could otherwise have been a simplistic cinematic piece. Ron Perlman's boisterous conservative steals the show expertly, and you are left laughing and shuddering with equal measure for a long time after the credits roll. Recommended to everyone with a brain.


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