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The Last Laugh (2019)

TV-MA | | Comedy | 11 January 2019 (USA)
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When retired talent manager Al Hart is reunited with his first client, Buddy Green, a comic who quit show business 50 years ago, he convinces Buddy to escape their retirement community and hit the road for a cross-country comedy tour.

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Greg Pritikin

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Greg Pritikin

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Chevy Chase ... Al Hart
Richard Dreyfuss ... Buddy Green
Andie MacDowell ... Doris Lovejoy
Kate Micucci ... Jeannie
Chris Parnell ... Charlie Green
George Wallace ... Johnny Sunshine
Lewis Black ... Max Becker
Richard Kind ... Jimbo
Ron Clark Ron Clark ... Doc Ron
Kit Willesee Kit Willesee ... Actress in Cafe / Motel Prostitute
Chris Fleming ... Kickapoo Comic
Allan Harvey Allan Harvey ... Heckler
Jason Batchko Jason Batchko ... Little Leo
Alan Demovsky Alan Demovsky ... Deli Waiter
James Galea ... Magician
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When retired talent manager Al Hart is reunited with his first client, Buddy Green, a comic who quit show business 50 years ago, he convinces Buddy to escape their retirement community and hit the road for a cross-country comedy tour.

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It's never too late to get your act together.

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Trivia

In the scene at the comedy club in Lubbock Texas, when the old woman, Peaches Davis (II) throws the beer bottle (a rubber prop) at Richard Dreyfuss, on the 1st take the bottle struck Dreyfuss squarely in the crotch! The entire cast and crew, including Dreyfuss, was laughing so hard it was several minutes before shooting could resume. See more »

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About 30 minutes into the film, the guys are driving to San Diego/Tijuana, however the Interstate sign shows they are on I-5 NORTH. To get to Tijuana, they need to be going south. See more »

Quotes

Al Hart: The first comic I ever booked got paid 50 bucks. My take was 5 dollars. That was in 1963. And that 5 dollars is still sitting at the bottom of a big, fat, useless bank account with a million more fives that never bought me a scrap of joy without the abillity to earn it . You see, I'm one of those guys who didn't work to live. I live to work. I live to work. But now, now I don't work. Which means I have to figure out how to live. So I don't have a fucking life right now, Max. But I need one and ...
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Good idea with bad execution
23 January 2019 | by williamjpenfoldSee all my reviews

Chevy Chase should not be the lead in a movie like this. There were numerous times where the camera would follow him around looking dazed for no particular reason. The script is rather flat and the direction is all over the place. This is a film that cried out for a strong director to take control.

Compare this film to the vastly superior The Kominsky Method starring Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin and you will see what The Last Laugh could have been..


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11 January 2019 (USA) See more »

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New Orleans, Louisiana, USA See more »

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