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The Last Lullaby (2008)

A retired hit-man can't pass up one last high-priced contract. In his final job, he is directed to kill the beautiful and intriguing librarian Sarah, but his violent ways begin to fail him as he falls for this totally unsuspecting mark.

Director:

Jeffrey Goodman

Writers:

Peter Biegen (screenplay adaptation), Max Allan Collins (screenplay adaptation)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Sizemore ... Price
Sasha Alexander ... Sarah
Sprague Grayden ... Jules
Bill Smitrovich ... Martin
Ray McKinnon ... Ominous Figure
Omid Abtahi ... Van
Randall Batinkoff ... Rick
Jerry Hardin ... Martin Lennox
Smith Cho ... Connie
Paul Rae ... Ellis
Ritchie Montgomery ... Bruno
Jason Konopisos-Alvarez ... Daniel Rhodes (as Jason Konopisos)
Jacob Tolano ... Thug #2 (as Jacob Wood)
Edrick Browne Edrick Browne ... Skinhead
Odessa Feaster ... Tina (as Odessa Sykes)
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Storyline

Price, a former hitman, is struggling to cope with retirement. He left the assassination business to live the "easy life." However, retirement arrived with its own agenda. It was not the instant peace and calm that Price expected. Rather, it was emptiness, boredom, and, worst of all, restlessness. The Last Lullaby plummets Price back into his old life and forces him into a corner from which he may never escape. Price's old ways no longer work for him when his heart opens, and he finds life beyond his profession. The tension finally boils, as Price must decide to close himself off again or open himself up to a world beyond his control. Written by Anonymous

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There comes a time in your life when you want to be exactly who you are.

Genres:

Drama | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Based on the character Quarry, the protagonist of a string of crime novels written by Max Allan Collins. See more »

Goofs

During the phone calls that take place at 45:30 and 46:46, the camera, boom, mic, and boom operator are all visible in the stainless steel orb on Martin's desk. At the beginning of the 46:46 phone call, you can see the boom operator tracking Martin as he moves to his chair. He then lowers the mic as Martin begins his dialog. See more »

Quotes

Price: You'll understand my suspicion, but I have to verify the amount.
Martin: Where are you going?
Price: The restroom. It's a nice place to count.
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A great suspense story of a hit man whose target is someone to whom he is attracted.
30 March 2008 | by sunflowerriverSee all my reviews

Does he kill her or does he not? The Last Lullaby from first time feature film director Jeffrey Goodman holds you in suspense in the plot-driven film that has enough twists and turns to keep you on the edge of your seat. His casting is brilliant as Tom Sizemore's intensity and inner conflicts are so realistic that somehow the viewer finds himself pulling for this hit man. Sizemore's intensity contrasts perfectly with Sasha Alexander's vulnerability. His character Price has been hired to kill her, but how can you kill someone who has been a victim for so long? Goodman's treatment of the narrative by Max Alan Collins and Peter Biegen employs a brilliant combination of non-graphic violence against a pastoral, yet frequently menacing backdrop. His gorgeous panoramic shots contrasted with extreme close-ups is unusual in a film with this size budget. His deliberately slow pace enhances the suspense and is a much needed respite from the noisy,frenetic world in which most of us live. His audio is at the proper decibel level, and his choice and use of music is the best that I have witnessed in any recent film.

I predict great things for this talented director.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 March 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Az utolsó lövés See more »

Filming Locations:

Minden, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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