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The Last Movie Star (2017)

Dog Years (original title)
R | | Drama | 30 March 2018 (USA)
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An aging former movie star is forced to face the reality that his glory days are behind him. On its surface, the film is a tale about faded fame. At its core, it's a universal story about growing old.

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Adam Rifkin

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Adam Rifkin
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Burt Reynolds ... Vic Edwards
Chevy Chase ... Sonny
Macy Whitener Macy Whitener ... Ticket Agent
Ariel Winter ... Lil McDougal
Clark Duke ... Doug McDougal
Ellar Coltrane ... Shane McAvoy
Al-Jaleel Knox ... Stuart Muckler (as Al Jaleel Knox)
Nikki Blonsky ... Faith Cole
Molly Whitener Molly Whitener ... Vic Edwards Fan
Juston Street ... Bjorn
Jena Sims ... Beautiful Woman #1 (as Jeana Sims)
Kennedy Summers ... Beautiful Woman #2
Amberleigh West Amberleigh West ... Beautiful Woman #3
Anna Price Anna Price ... Beautiful Woman #4
Brittany Bell Brittany Bell ... Beautiful Woman #5
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Storyline

An aging former movie star is forced to face the reality that his glory days are behind him. On its surface, the film is a tale about faded fame. At its core, it's a universal story about growing old.

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The Best Is Yet To Come

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some sexuality/partial nudity | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 March 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Last Movie Star See more »

Filming Locations:

Knoxville, Tennessee, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,780, 1 April 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$14,410, 19 April 2018
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Trivia

Several key scenes occur at the fictitious "MacDoogal's Bar" in Nashville. These scenes were actually filmed at Knoxville's Longbranch Saloon. See more »

Goofs

When Lil is in the hotel bathtub and she turns on the TV and googles "Vic Edwards", the IMDB link for Vic Edwards says "Burt Reynolds started off in TV westerns..." See more »

Quotes

Vic Edwards: You wanna know I needed to come to knoxville, I needed to say goodbye, Goodbye to the town that made me who Iam, Goodbye to the trees I climbed as a kid, Goodbye to the school that tought me how to break the rules, and the streets I wondered late at night, the hidden places that I left all my secrets, The town where I made so many many mistakes, and now its time for one last goodbye.
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Connections

Referenced in The Last Movie Star: Behind the Music (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

To Get Here
Written by Diane Warren
Performed by Willie Nelson
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Nice Film
6 April 2018 | by Sober-FriendSee all my reviews

Burt Reynolds plays a version of himself (he even interacts with his old movies) and the film delivers not only huge laughs but also has an emotional center that at times make you hate then love the main character in the span of a few seconds.

In this film an older actor is invited to a film festival to pick up his life achievement award. This prompts him to do some serious soul searching. Along the way he realizes how lucky he was and most of see the errors of his life.

Well worth seeing.


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