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The Last Minute (2001)

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Billy Byrne is going to be the Next Big Thing - the next pop idol, the next art scandal, the next screen dream. Doors and worlds of possibility open up. Then it all goes wrong. The world doesn't care about his style, his voice, his thing.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Max Beesley ... Billy Byrne
Emily Corrie Emily Corrie ... Anna
Tom Bell ... Grimshanks
Ciarán McMenamin ... Garvey
Jason Isaacs ... Dave 'Percy' Sledge
Kate Ashfield ... Janey
Anthony Higgins ... Mitchell Walsh
Joseph Bennett Joseph Bennett ... Jarman
Ronnie McCann Ronnie McCann ... Price
Frank Harper ... Cabbie
Udo Kier ... Nazi Fashion Shooter
Simon Gregor Simon Gregor ... Cancer Man
Brian Sewell ... Self
Stephen Dorff ... Self (as Brad Matlock)
Stephen Graham ... DJ Banana


The clock is ticking towards The Last Minute, but no one knows it. No one except Billy Byrne - young, cool and talented, he's the Next Big Thing. At least that's what the London glitterazzi are saying, on the streets, in the clubs, in the Business. But the glitterazzi turn out to be wrong and Billy Byrne is all over in a split second. His world detonates. His self-esteem splinters. Suddenly he's on a rollercoaster ride into the London underworld - a dangerous land of murderers, thieves and talent agents. Written by Anonymous

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He had it all. Then he had f*#k all. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content, violence, drug use and language | See all certifications »

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Billy Byrne: However vast the darkness, we must supply our own light.
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Crazy Credits

There are two extra scenes in the credits: one a few seconds in and the other at the end. The former involves Anna asking for skag from Garvey followed by the repeated image of a dog running down the alleyway. The latter is Percy at an interview with the agent about gaining representation. See more »


When a Man Loves a Woman
Written by Calvin Lewis, Andrew Wright
Re-arranged by Paul Rabjohns
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Movies should be marketed as original, not a melting pot of past hits.
13 August 2003 | by FutantSee all my reviews

The Last Minute had the potential become something great. The synopsis of the film cited other titles such as "Fight Club" and "Trainspotting" yet I failed to make a connection. Yes, the main character is an overnight success. Yes, he wakes up and it's all gone. And yes, he falls into a life of crime and drugs all the while wanting to return to his cozy life as a star. So where does the Fight Club come in? The only thing I found to even be remotely like Fight Club was the main menu on the DVD. I could see a slight Trainspotting influence with the heroin but just because a movie has heroin doesn't make it a Trainspotting-esque movie. If they had let the movie stand on it's own instead of trying to cite all those past hit movies like "Bruises you like Fight Club", "Injects you like Trainspotting" etc. What is that? It's almost as if the director wanted you to compare his movie to those. And sorry mate, those are the future cinematic classics of our time. Anybody would be a fool to plaster all over their own movie that it's like Snatch and Lock,Stock and Resovoir Dogs etc. Those movies have huge cult followings so even if The Last Minute was a decent movie, the fact that the director was so hell-bent on drawing the Tarantino/Ritchie/Lynch crowd he in reality just drew a crowd of critics. I'm ranting now. As you can see, I didn't like this movie. No, I really didn't go into why, but that's only because it had so much potential. My review would better resemble a "woulda, coulda, shoulda". Bad movie.

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Release Date:

3 July 2003 (Czech Republic) See more »

Also Known As:

O Último Minuto See more »


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