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The Last Shot (2004)

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A movie director-screenwriter finds a man to finance his latest project but soon discovers that the producer is actually an undercover FBI agent working on a mob sting operation.

Director:

Jeff Nathanson

Writers:

Steve Fishman (article), Jeff Nathanson

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matthew Broderick ... Steven Schats
Alec Baldwin ... Joe Devine
Toni Collette ... Emily French
Tony Shalhoub ... Tommy Sanz
Calista Flockhart ... Valerie Weston
Tim Blake Nelson ... Marshal Paris
Buck Henry ... Lonnie Bosco
Ray Liotta ... Jack Devine
Ian Gomez ... Agent Nance
Troy Winbush ... Agent Ray Dawson
Tom McCarthy ... Agent Pike
W. Earl Brown ... Willie Gratzo
Evan Jones ... Troy Haines
Glenn Morshower ... Agent McCaffrey
James Rebhorn ... Abe White
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Storyline

FBI director Jack Devine always sets up his brother Joe as undercover to trick mobsters. His latest cover is as movie producer Joe Diamond, to get Tommy Sanz for Teamster racketeering. His cover requires a script - the one movie theater manager Steven Schats and his brother Marshall 'Paris' wrote, supposedly a cancer biopic. So Steven is hired as director, his greatest dream, even if producing an Arizona desert drama on Rhode Island is far from ideal. When a former Oscar nominee volunteers to star, the cover gets out of hand till everyone believes in it, even the FBI brass- or not? Written by KGF Vissers

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The true story of the greatest movie never made.

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Touchstone [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 November 2004 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

Providence See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$164,801, 26 September 2004, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$463,730, 14 November 2004
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In the "burro casting" sequence neither of the animals being considered are burros. They are both mules - the sterile offspring of a burro (donkey) and a horse. See more »

Goofs

The movie is set in the mid 80's. When Agent Devine is sitting on a bench asking people for script ideas, a green VW New Beetle passes by. See more »

Quotes

Joe Devine: Hello, Steven. My wife didn't drown in a Jacuzzi. Sasha was my dog's name, and she killed herself because I was never home. My real name is Joe Devine.
Steven Schats: Yeah, I know who you are. I saw the movie. And, by the way, I thought Tom Berenger captured you beautifully.
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Crazy Credits

In the middle of the closing credits, a scene with Steven is shown where he has a new girlfriend, a deaf one this time to tackle the "barking dog" problem. See more »

Connections

Spoofs Bonanza (1959) See more »

Soundtracks

Theme from 'Bonanza'
(1959)
Written by Ray Evans (as Raymond Evans) and Jay Livingston
Performed by David Rose and His Orchestra
Property of National Broadcasting Company, Inc.
Worldwide rights administered by Jay Livingston Music, Inc.
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offbeat, but amusing
8 October 2004 | by heystella51See all my reviews

The simplest way to describe The Last Shot is offbeat. This film is not for everyone, but I enjoyed it. It is a little disturbing to think these things really happened. The cast is fantastic, especially Baldwin. Broderick makes up for his disastrous turn as Harold Hill (in the Music Man). I would like to add here that Joan Cusack, who didn't make the opening titles or any of the posters, is absolutely hilarious. Ray Liotta should not have been cast. His presence is too big for the part he's playing. Overall, it's a clever film. My kudos to the editor.


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