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Last Night (1998)

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A group of very different individuals with different ideas of how to face the end come together as the world is expected to end in six hours at the turn of the century.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Patrick Wheeler
... Sandra
... Mrs. Wheeler
... Mr. Wheeler
... Jennifer 'Jenny' Wheeler
... Alex
Charmion King ... Grandmother
Jessica Booker ... Rose
... Duncan
... Donna
... Craig Zwiller
... Lily
... Streetcar Mother
... Streetcar Daughter (as Chandra Muszka)
... Mrs. Carlton
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It's 18:00 in a somewhat deserted Toronto on the last day before the scheduled end of the world at midnight, the end which has been known now for months. Most people are treating midnight as a matter-of-fact event with little sense of panic. In fact, many are celebrating this last day. Most have very specific wants for this last day and will do whatever they need to to make those wants happen. And some, such as Duncan and Donna with the gas company, are working, ensuring that the masses are served and comfortable during the final hours. The Wheeler family are marking the last day by having a Christmas party, although sullen adult son Patrick, his thoughts in part stemming from being recently widowed, has made it clear he wants to be alone in his own home at the end. Patrick's wants may be in jeopardy when a woman named Sandra - Duncan's wife - lands on his doorstep. Sandra is stranded, trying to make it across town to her own home so that she and Duncan can carry out their own last ... Written by Huggo

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Party like there is no tomorrow...because there isn't! See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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

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23 October 1998 (Canada)  »

Also Known As:

A Última Noite  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The part of Sandra was specifically written for Sandra Oh. See more »

Goofs

When Craig agrees to lend his car to Sandra and explains what kind of car it is, he tells her it's a 1970 Lime Green Super Bee with dual overhead cams. The Super Bee was never available with an engine using dual overhead camshafts. In 1970 the Plymouth Super Bee was available with three choices of engines. Base engine was the 383 Magnum, then as options there was the 440 "Six Pack" and the famed 426 "Hemi". All of these used the Overhead Valve design or "OHV" design. See more »

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Grandmother: It's hard on them. Well, it's hard on the children. Think of those little ones.
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Special thanks to the director's exploited friends. See more »

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References Guantanamera (1995) See more »

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I've Been Watching You (Move Your Sexy Body)
Written by Garry Shider. Glenn Goins and George Clinton
Performed by Parliament
Courtesy of Bridgeport Music Inc. (BMI) and Polygram Special Projects, a division of Polygram Canada Inc.
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This movie became one of my all-time favorites after about 3 minutes of watching
28 May 2004 | by See all my reviews

Surreal, human, funny, deep. This movie avoids the 'technical' aspects of Armageddon, it is a certainty, and it looms over the characters wherever the story takes them.

Rather than nitpicking, Don McKellar takes his characters on a strange voyage through the human condition, with everyone spending the last 6 hours of their lives as amplified versions of themselves right up to the very end - experiencing love and fear, examining their values, making choices, learning, growing and being reborn.

If the world was ending in 6 hours, I would probably spend 2 of them watching this movie.


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