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The Last Ride (2004)

After thirty years in prison, ex-con Ronnie (Dennis Hopper) recruits his grandson to exact revenge on Darryl (Fred Ward), the cop who put him behind bars. Standing in their way is Ronnie's son, whom Darryl raised.


Guy Norman Bee


Rob Cohen (story), Ron McGee (story) | 1 more credit »

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Credited cast:
Dennis Hopper ... Ronnie Purnell
Will Patton ... Aaron Purnell
Fred Ward ... Darryl Kurtz
Nadine Velazquez ... JJ Cruz
Peter Onorati ... Burt Walling
David Douglas ... Asher
Jesse Rodriguez ... Dinge
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Luis Albert Acevedo Jr. ... Prison guard
Connor Betten Connor Betten ... Junior Betten
Clayton Blocker ... State cop
Matt Bradford Matt Bradford ... Sergeant
Ken Capozzi Ken Capozzi ... Randy Aldridge
Chris Carmack ... Matthew Rondell
Ben DiGregorio ... Restaurant Manager
Deena Dill ... Kate Purnell


After thirty years in prison, ex-con Ronnie (Dennis Hopper) recruits his grandson to exact revenge on Darryl (Fred Ward), the cop who put him behind bars. Standing in their way is Ronnie's son, whom Darryl raised.

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Fueled by rebellion. Driven by revenge.


Action | Drama | Thriller


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Release Date:

2 June 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A mexikói határ See more »

Filming Locations:

San Diego, California, USA

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo | Dolby Digital (5.1)



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


This film was released in tandem with the debut of the new Pontiac GTO. See more »


Darryl Kurtz: You still coming on Friday?
Aaron Purnell: If I can get the weekend off.
Darryl Kurtz: Work for me, you can have all the weekends you want. So, what brings you up here?
Aaron Purnell: My father is getting out.
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Featured in Frontline: The Persuaders (2004) See more »


No Regrets
Performed by The Von Bondies
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Suspense movie with sensational cars and an experienced Dennis Hooper
7 July 2006 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

The film deals about an intrigue involves various family members : son (Chris Carmack) , father (Will Patton) , adoptive father (Fred Ward) and an ex-con grandfather called Ronnie (Dennis Hooper). After thirty years he goes out from behind bars and arise the problems but the reckoning starts with the subsequent revenge . He enlists his grandson to execute the vengeance against the policeman and now a magnate who put him into prison . As he recruits his descendant to exact vendetta on Darryl , the cop who put him behind bars .

This exciting picture blends action-packed , car racing , pursuits , rip-roaring and a little bit of violence . From the beginning to finish the action pace is unstopped , the movie provides fast and furious entertainment for action lovers , in fact the movie is produced by Rob Cohen , a specialist in action films . Film is starred by agreeable young people as an impulsive Chris Carmack and a gorgeous Nadine Velazquez ; and magnificent veterans as Dennis Hooper , Will Patton and Fred Ward ; besides appearing very secondary Peter Onorati in a role as a nasty hit-man . The car races are driven by authentic stunts with spectacular vehicles , being a production by the company General Motors . The film has a lively and atmospheric musical score fitting the action , plus a colorful cinematography . This TV film was well directed by Guy Bee . The motion picture will appeal to frenetic action lovers . Rating : Mediocre but amusing . It's a must for the cars buffs . Well worth seeing .

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