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The Last Big Thing (1996)

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From a bland tract house on the outskirts of Los Angeles, Simon Geist (with occasional help from his platonic girlfriend Darla) wages war against all of modern American popular culture. ... See full summary »

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Dan Zukovic

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Dan Zukovic
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dan Zukovic ... Simon Geist
Susan Heimbeinder Susan Heimbeinder ... Darla Hames (as Susan Heimbinder)
Mark Ruffalo ... Brent Benedict
Pamela Dickerson Pamela Dickerson ... Tedra
Andrew Falk Andrew Falk ... Chris
Sibel Ergener Sibel Ergener ... Magda
James Lorinz ... Comic
Yul Vazquez ... 1st Interviewer
Thomas Prisco Thomas Prisco ... 2nd Interviewer
Louis Mustillo ... Video Producer
Steven Kay Steven Kay ... Video D.P.
Blaine Capatch Blaine Capatch ... Band Leader
Mitch Mayer Mitch Mayer ... Band Member
Will Huston Will Huston ... Band Member
Yevo Yevo ... Band Member
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Storyline

From a bland tract house on the outskirts of Los Angeles, Simon Geist (with occasional help from his platonic girlfriend Darla) wages war against all of modern American popular culture. Geist starts up a magazine called "The Next Big Thing", which he uses to confront and insult upcoming actors, comics, models and rock bands. As Geist's mysterious Underground Agenda escalates, will he become the "last big thing", or be co-opted by the very forces he is railing against? Written by Van Film Fest

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The culture is going down on itself... go ahead, Scream!

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Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong language
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 September 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Последняя важная вещь See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,165, 27 September 1998, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$22,434, 10 January 1999
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Company Credits

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Byronic Pose Productions See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The tongue piercing of the reporters was a prop made from half-dome pierced earrings from the local Walmart. The backs were cut off and denture glue was used to stick them to the tongue. See more »

Quotes

Simon Geist: Computers are evil.
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Soundtracks

Endless Rerun
Written by Cole Coonce & Dan Zukovic
Published by Braindead Muzick, BMI
Lead Vocals: Blaine Capatch
Bass Guitar: Brian Bradley
Guitar, Background Vocals, Drums: Cole Coonce
Courtesy of Nitronic Research
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The Greatest Film Ever Made....
3 January 2005 | by bcool57See all my reviews

This film is as good as it is difficult to find. The film's hero (and writer and director) is Simon Geist- a man "with an agenda." He creates a fake magazine just to have the authority to interview the swine of Los Angeles- the actors, the models, the musicians- who believe that their own defecation doesn't smell. With clever dialog, Zucovic succeeds in doing this. Sure, the budget for this film was probably what he paid for a used car, but this film is so solid and so well written that it works very well. Any person who can reenact Edward Munk's 'The Scream' in the reflection of a silver trashbin at a local coffee house should be nominated for some type of award. Give this film a chance and listen to what it says... because they HAVE been making the same car since 1986... it's called 'the car.' Bravo, Zucovic, bravo!


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