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The Last Thing He Wanted ()


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A veteran D.C. journalist loses the thread of her own narrative when a guilt-propelled errand for her father thrusts her from byline to unwitting subject in the very story she's trying to break. Adapted from Joan Didion's namesake novel.

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Elena McMahon
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Treat Morrison
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Alma Guerrero
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Dick McMahon
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Jones
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Barry Sedlow
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Cat McMahon
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Paul Schuster
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Max Epperson aka Bob Weir
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Max Berquist
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Secretary George Shultz
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Stuart James (as Rob Sedgwick)
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General Gus Sharp (as Billy Kelly)
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Buck Pearson
César Galindez ...
Red Truck Driver (as Cesar Galindez)
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Glistening Boy
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Elderly Campesino Leader (as Casiano Ancalle Choque)
Lee Markham ...
Tarmac Secret Service Agent
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Female Reporter #1
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Olivia
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Sloppy Reporter
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Smoking Reporter (as Robert Daniel Loecken)
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Young Male Reporter
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Suited Man #1 (as Jeremy Scott Browning)
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Suited Man #2 (as Francis Devere Jehl)
Dylan Wilson Barnes ...
Campaign Sound Tech
Ed Berliner ...
Moderator
Charles Gemmill ...
Ronald Reagan
Barbara Andres ...
Helena Shultz
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Campaign Lackey
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Delia (as Jené Hernandez)
Sarah Tolan-Mee ...
Michelle
Janayra Reyes ...
Nurse #1
Sandra Rodriguez ...
Day Nurse
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Night Nurse
Romain Gateau ...
Miami Neighbor
Antonio De Leo ...
Young Resident
Luis Echeverri ...
Bait Shack Owner
Brian Rechkemmer ...
Male Nurse
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Kitty
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Paladin (as Juan Carlo Diaz)
Aurelio Lima ...
Drunken Soldier (as Aurelio Lima Diaz)
Camilo Torres ...
Soccer Player #1
Yasiel Trinidad ...
Soccer Player #2
Marcos Ramos ...
FSLN Checkpoint Soldier
Sulma Hernandez ...
Lone Woman
Maurim E. Chiclana Andino ...
Telefonico Cashier
Maria Ruperto ...
Colonial Attendant
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Shady Taxi Driver
Axel Cintrón ...
Immigration Officer (as Axel Cintron)
Mariel Pabon ...
Maid
Francisco Viñolo ...
Airport Passerby
Kira Kirk ...
Consular Greeter
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Wayne (as Jason Johnson)
Matt Minich ...
Marine
Christopher Paez Rivera ...
Mercenary #1 (as Christopher Paez)
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Mercenary #2
Norman Grant ...
Taxi Driver Antigua Airport
Ivan Llanos ...
Dashing Young Man - Paul's Guest
Abraham Henderson ...
Intercon Bartender
Julio Gaston ...
Coconut Boy
Ndsettia Argyle ...
Vendor Woman
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Committee Member #1 (as Michael Ray David)
Lee Poehlman ...
Committee Member #2
Florent Gateau ...
French Intelligence Boss
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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Regan Entourage (uncredited)
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Embassy Guest (uncredited)
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Intern (uncredited)
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Reagan Supporter (uncredited)
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Marine Embassy Guard (uncredited)
Danielle Briana ...
Reagan Supporter (uncredited)
Abner Caraballo ...
Server #1 (uncredited)
Castro Reyes Cesar ...
Miskito / Killer (uncredited)
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Reporter (uncredited)
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(uncredited)
Omar Cruz Soto ...
Fisherman ND Marine (uncredited)
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Driver / Reagan Supporter / Reporter-Secretary (uncredited)
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Mercenary 5 (uncredited)
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Press Club Guest (uncredited)
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Embassay Guest (uncredited)
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Resident Doctor (uncredited)
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Reagan Supporter (uncredited)
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Reagan Friend (uncredited)
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Reporter (uncredited)
Veronika Dresko ...
VIP Guest (uncredited)
Raymond Finzel ...
News Reporter (uncredited)
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Embassy Guest (uncredited)
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Editor (uncredited)
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Reporter (uncredited)
Sheila Friedman ...
Reagan Supporter (uncredited)
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Embassy Guest (uncredited)
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Friend of Reagan (uncredited)
Burton Gazzara ...
Smoking Man (uncredited)
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Committee Member (uncredited)
Yvonne Gougelet ...
Friend of Reagan (uncredited)
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Reagan Entourage (uncredited)
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Businessman #2 (uncredited)
Meghan Isom ...
Reagan Supporter (uncredited)
Kristina Janine ...
Raegan Supporter (uncredited)
Gina Juliet ...
Embassy Guest (uncredited)
Mateja Kalajian ...
Reagan Supporter (uncredited)
Jessica Kane ...
Reagan Supporter (uncredited)
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Reporter (uncredited)
Monica Kaufer ...
Reagan Supporter (uncredited)
Ken La Kier ...
Office Worker (uncredited)
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Embassy Guest (uncredited)
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Reagan Supporter (uncredited)
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VIP Guest (uncredited)
Steven Martinez ...
Reagan Supporter (uncredited)
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Reagan Supporter (uncredited)
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Reporter (uncredited)
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Senator (uncredited)
Tyler Miller ...
Hero Intern (uncredited)
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State Department Employee (uncredited)
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Senator (uncredited)
Leonardo Pierantoni ...
Mercenary (uncredited)
Hilel Potaznik ...
Reporter (uncredited)
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Reporter (uncredited)
Ashae Reagan ...
Embassy Guest (uncredited)
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Marine Door Guard (uncredited)
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Reporter (uncredited)
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Reporter (uncredited)
Jose L. Roman ...
Airport Passenger (uncredited)
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Sedlow Guy (uncredited)
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Reagan Supporter (uncredited)
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Colonial Attendant (uncredited)
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Embassy Guard (uncredited)
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Senator (uncredited)
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Attorney (uncredited)
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Secret Service Agent (uncredited)
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Reagan Supporter (uncredited)
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Fundraiser VIP (uncredited)
Iván J. Torres Lasanta ...
Jean Paul; Diplomat at USA Embassy (uncredited)
Oscar Vaca ...
Cameraman (uncredited)
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French Intelligence Officer (uncredited)
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Reporter (uncredited)
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Marine Door Guard (uncredited)
Keith Zalman ...
Reporter (uncredited)

Directed by

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Dee Rees

Written by

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Marco Villalobos ... (screenplay by) and
Dee Rees ... (screenplay by)
 
Joan Didion ... (based on the book by)

Produced by

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Cassian Elwes ... producer
Wayne Marc Godfrey ... executive producer
James Harris ... executive producer
Robert Jones ... executive producer
Walter Josten ... executive producer
Mark Lane ... executive producer
Cyril Megret ... executive producer
Jamin O'Brien ... executive producer
Dee Rees ... producer
Luillo Ruiz ... producer: Puerto Rico

Music by

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Tamar-kali

Cinematography by

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Bobby Bukowski

Film Editing by

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Mako Kamitsuna

Editorial Department

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Dannah Collins ... additional editor
John Diesso ... Finishing Editor
Blake Gingerich ... assistant editor
Olivier Girard ... dailies supervisor
Margaret Lewis ... head of production: company 3
Max Ethan Miller ... first assistant editor
Tom Poole ... digital intermediate colorist
Ben Sottak ... Apprentice Editor
Peter Tadros ... assistant editor
Pete Conlin ... post production (uncredited)
Jonathan Hoffman ... post production (uncredited)

Casting By

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Patricia Alonso ... (casting: Puerto Rico)
Billy Hopkins
Ashley Ingram

Production Design by

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Inbal Weinberg

Art Direction by

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Fernando Carrion
Jaime A. Marín ... art director: Miami
Miles Michael ... additional art director

Set Decoration by

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Olivia Peebles

Costume Design by

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Ane Crabtree

Makeup Department

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Allan A. Apone ... makeup department head (as Allan Apone)
Charma Aviles ... assistant makeup artist (as Charma Avilés)
Malinda Ballesteros ... makeup artist
Geisha M. Barreto ... assistant effects makeup artist
Carla Barrios ... assistant makeup artist: Miami
Beverly Belletieri ... additional hair stylist: Miami
Wayne Bilotti ... additional hair stylist: Miami
Kate Biscoe ... makeup artist: Ben Affleck
Laura Bissessar ... assistant makeup artist: Miami
Felicity Bowring ... makeup artist: Anne Hathaway
Suzanny Cardoso ... assistant makeup artist: Miami
Marta Lila Cintron ... assistant makeup artist (as Abadha Marta Lila Cintrón)
Laurie Cocheio ... makeup artist: Miami (as Laurie Cocheo)
Marta Ezal Colón ... key effects makeup artist (as Marta E. Colón Rivera)
Verónica L. Cruz Rosado ... assistant effects makeup artist
Jennifer De León ... additional hair stylist
Bea Diaz ... key hair stylist: Miami
Jessica Dobson ... additional hair stylist: Miami
Edna Franjul ... key makeup artist (as Edna 'Gigi' Franjul)
Evelyn Garcia ... additional hair stylist
Sherri B. Hamilton ... hair department head
Marianna Hernandez ... assistant makeup artist: Miami
Jules Holdren ... hair stylist: Anne Hathaway
Ybelka Hurtado ... third assistant makeup artist
Terry Jacobs ... assistant makeup artist: Miami
Lisa Jouet Mosenson ... assistant makeup artist: Miami (as Lisa Jouet)
Nicole Leaño ... special makeup effects artist
Carmen Lopez ... assistant makeup artist: Miami
David Marrero ... assistant makeup artist
Jeagraesha Marrero ... assistant effects makeup artist
Teresa Morgan ... hair stylist: Miami
Jill Oscar ... assistant makeup artist: Miami
Griselle Osorio ... additional hair stylist (as Griselle Osorio Gonzalez)
Ivette Otero ... additional hair stylist
Deisy Padro ... additional hair stylist
Claudia Pascual ... key makeup artist: Miami
Shelby Michael Patton ... special makeup effects technician
Gloria Pelo ... additional hair stylist: Miami
Elenia Peña ... assistant effects makeup artist (as Elenia B. Peña)
Aida Pizarro ... assistant makeup artist (as Aida R. Pizarro)
Marielena Ramirez ... key hair stylist
Carol Raskin ... hair stylist
Carol Ann Rebecca ... additional hair stylist: Miami
Alexis Renny ... assistant makeup artist: Miami
Virgin J. Ruiz ... additional hair stylist
Idenisse Salamán ... additional hair stylist (as Idenisse Salamán Rivera)
William Omar Sanchez ... assistant makeup artist
Linda Schonning ... additional hair stylist: Miami
Sofia Sifre ... third assistant hair stylist
Diana Thomas-Madison ... assistant makeup artist: Miami (as Diana Madison)
Cindy Torres ... assistant makeup artist
Ángel E. Vázquez ... assistant makeup artist
Kristin Wahl ... hair stylist: Ben Affleck (as Kristin Berge Wahl)
Chad Washam ... special makeup effects

Production Management

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Ann Gray ... post-production supervisor
Paul A. Levin ... post-production supervisor
Nancy Valle ... Post Production Executive
Lauri E. Vega ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Jon Mallard ... first assistant director
Alex Scricco ... staff additional second assistant director
Frances Stafford ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Sarah Arvanites ... art department coordinator: miami
Sam Baloff ... set dresser: Miami
Kip Bartlett ... assistant property master
Marsi Caraballo ... graphic designer
Orlando A. Castro ... onset dresser
Lauren Caulfield ... art department pa: miami
Luis E. Colon Santiago ... construction foreman
Oscar A. Colom Cruz ... on set dresser 2nd unit / set dresser
Samantha Drake ... graphic designer
Romain Gateau ... property master
William J. Hopper ... additional graphics
Ana Huber ... set decorator: Miami
Jane B. Johnson ... Set Dec Buyer
Crystal Kenrick ... Props Coordinator
Luis López-Baquero ... set designer
Derek Marengo ... standby painter
Joan Marie Piña ... Art Production Assistant / Production Assistant
Allan Respondek ... construction coordinator: miami
Amilcar Rivera ... assistant property master
Glenda Rosa ... buyer: set dresser
Natalia Rosa ... assistant art director
Jimmy Santos ... on-set dresser
Bob Smith ... assistant property master
David Soukup ... graphic designer
Iván J. Torres Lasanta ... Art PA
Lewis Zucker ... assistant property master

Sound Department

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Justine Baker ... foley editor
Kristin Catuogno ... adr recordist
Chris Chae ... re-recording mix technician
Patrick Christensen ... adr mixer
Mark DeSimone ... adr mixer
Dave Flynch ... sound effects editor
Paul Hsu ... re-recording mixer / supervising sound editor
Marissa Littlefield ... adr editor
Michael Miller ... adr mixer
Sara Stern ... dialogue editor
Steven Visscher ... supervising foley editor
Ja-Ann Wang ... assistant sound editor
Mark Weber ... sound

Special Effects by

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Fabiola Fortuno ... special effects foreman
Rafael Pérez ... special effects coordinator

Visual Effects by

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Shaik Abdul Adil ... compositor
Adina Birnbaum ... visual effects producer
Rashabh Butani ... Compositing Supervisor
Chanakya Chander ... digital compositor
Dannah Collins ... retouching
Ryan Cunningham ... visual effects producer
Vishal Darkunde ... senior matchmove artist mpc
Robert Nicholas Dauphinais ... Compositing Supervisor: Powerhouse VFX
Byeo Ri Kim ... compositor: Powerhouse VFX
Jina Lee ... digital matte painter
Bob Lowery ... visual effects executive producer: powerhouse vfx
Cristiano Meira ... visual effects artist
Gina Niespodziani ... visual effects supervisor
Kevin Quinlan ... visual effects artist
Radhakrishnan ... compositor
Christopher Riemann ... vfx compositor: PowerHouseVFX
Dirk Riesenfeld ... 2D visual effects supervisor: MPC
Jessica Rowley ... visual effects coordinator
Sanchit Soi ... visual effects producer
Mark Szumski ... visual effects supervisor
Vadim Turchin ... visual effects supervisor: MPC
Marcus Wood ... lead compositor
Jain Yashvardhan ... Compositing Lead
Rajesh Kaushik ... lead compositor (uncredited)

Stunts

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Raul Alcocer ... stunt coordinator
Juan Bofill ... stunt assistant
Michelle Cortés ... stunt double: Anne Hathaway
Lisseidy L. Falcón Morales ... stunt driver / stunt driver: Anne Hathaway
Luis Omar O'Farrill ... stunt actor
Lorenzo Orozco ... stunt double: Ben Affleck / stunt driver: Van Driver
Daniel Salinas González ... stunt performer

Camera and Electrical Department

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Gustavo Accetta ... rigging gafer
Miguel Baerga ... technocrane operator
Marayda Cabrera ... first assistant camera: c camera
Stewart Cantrell ... camera operator: "a" camera/steadicam
Lizz Diaz ... B camera
Julio Tito Fuentes ... Board Operator / electrician
Jennifer Galipault ... second assistant camera: b camera
Adam Garcia ... camera utility
Mike L. Germaine ... key grip: miami unit
Sean P. Gilbert ... Camera Operator "B" Camera
Ian Hernand ... digital loader: Miami unit
Laura Magruder ... still photographer
Cesar Marrero Jr. ... first assistant camera: 'B' Camera
Abner Medina ... first assistant camera
Arturo Melero ... electrician
Santiago Mendez ... florida unit: electric
Raphy Molinary ... director of photography: vfx unit / splinter unit: director of photography
Gabriel Padilla ... gaffer
Gabriel Padilla ... gaffer
Rick Pilcher ... rigging gaffer
Alex Ramirez ... digital loader
Lymarie 'Lyma' Rodríguez ... camera utility
Eric Schmidt ... Additional Cinematography
Orlando Suárez ... lighting technician
Kaliya Warren ... bts cinematographer
Carlos Zayas ... camera operator: C Camera/DP Splinter Unit

Casting Department

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Patricia Alonso ... Casting Director: Puerto Rico
Ed Arenas ... location casting
Cherelle Cargill ... adr voice casting
Michael D'Amato ... casting associate
Theresa Hernandez ... casting associate
Sienna Jeffries ... adr voice casting: hr casting
Melanie Moreno ... extras casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Elizabeth Abagail ... costume assistant: Los Angeles
Ada Akaji ... ager dyer: la crew
Rebekah Carrucini ... costume assistant: puerto rico
Marilu de la Torre ... costumer: los angeles
Lourdes Gandia ... personal costumer: Anne Hathaway (as Lourdes Gandía) / set costumer: puerto rico
Alice Garland ... costumer: Los Angeles
Leigh Ann Hickman ... Costume PA: Los Angeles Wrap
Ali Lammari ... set costumer
Sherrie LeMaire ... set costumer: miami
Juan Lopez ... costume supervisor: los angeles
Nick Manno ... costume supervisor: miami / key costumer
Natalia Marquez ... costume assistant: miami
Olga Meverden ... tailor: miami
Susie Minor ... bg supervisor: miami
Angie Olmedo ... costume supervisor: puerto rico
Reno Reeves ... costumer: florida unit
Steven 'Rage' Rehage ... set costumer: miami
Israel Andino Rivera ... costume assistant: puerto rico
Rebecca Rivera ... ager/dyer: puerto rico
Sue Salzano ... key costumer: miami
Carolyn Schnitzer ... costumer
Maria Socoro ... tailor: puerto rico
Ramón Sierra Torres ... background set costumer: puerto rico
Loida Viera ... background set costumer: puerto rico
Gilbert Zamorano ... costumer: los angeles

Location Management

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Rafael Fuster ... location production assistant: Miami unit
Liliana Kondracki ... key assistant location manager
Ricky Mendez ... location production assistant
Jennifer Orta ... location coordinator
Mariam Padial ... location manager
Jose Ricardo Paez ... assistant location manager

Music Department

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Todd Kasow ... music editor
Evyen Klean ... music supervisor
Janet Lopez ... music supervisor
James Sizemore ... Score Mixer
Alex Stacey ... music coordinator

Script and Continuity Department

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Alejandro Berríos ... script supervisor

Transportation Department

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Brian Bailey ... production driver
K.C. Colebrooke ... transportation coordinator
Chantal Coote ... dot dispatcher
Ellen Marguerite Cullivan ... driver: cast
Jose de Miguel ... picture car coordinator
Jorge Fernandez ... picture car assistant / picture cars
Victor Hugo Gregorio ... Picture car mechanic
Glenn McMurray ... transportation captain

Other crew

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Marielena Alfonseca ... first assistant accountant
Evan Arnold ... Development Executive for Elevated Films
Lisa Aurora ... production assistant: florida (as Lisa A. Sacco)
Michael Bedell ... set production assistant: florida unit
Teddy Blanks ... title designer
Aleks Bracetti ... production assistant
Omar Cruz ... chef/caterer
Kevin De La Cruz ... additional production assistant
Charles W. Francis ... production finance executive
Adrienne Franciscus ... production coordinator
Theresa Frankel ... production coordinator: miami unit
Jennifer Zolten Freed ... post production accounting
Manny Garcia ... production staff
Jacquelyn A. Gibbons ... footage licensing
Tianna Halldorson ... assistant post accountant
Staci R. Collins Jackson ... unit publicist
Eddie A. Latimer ... military consultant
Sheryl Loiz ... Key Set PA
Nelson Luis Marcano ... production secretary
Majo Marroquin ... second assistant accountant
Colleen McCarthy ... Key Craft Service
Liz Modena ... post production accountant
Lisseidy L. Falcón Morales ... assistant accountant
Sam Muñoz ... set production assistant: miami unit
Emerita Ocana ... production assistant
Nneka Onuorah ... assistant: Cassian Elwes / assistant: Dee Rees
Vicki Pearlman ... 1st Assistant Accountant Miami
Geliani Perez ... accounting clerk: Miami Unit
Jean Pierre Prats ... photo double: Ben Affleck / stand-in: Ben Affleck
Irwin M. Rappaport ... production counsel
Terry L. Reed ... stand-in
Johanna Restrepo ... production assistant (as Joanna Restrepo)
Gelisa Denise Ross ... extras
Reva Santo ... assistant: Dee Rees
Mariana Serrano ... office production assistant: miami
Rebecca Sianez ... Associate Producer: Product Creative
José R. Varona ... Set Medic
Estefania J. Vejas Ortega ... assistant: cast
Carolina Wolf ... Travel Coordinator
Lavinia Zetina ... production accountant
Marisé Álvarez ... reader: Willem Dafoe (as Marisé Alvarez)

Thanks

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Craig Kestel ... special thanks

Production Companies

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Distributors

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  • Netflix (2020) (World-wide) (video) (VOD)
  • Netflix (2020) (Singapore) (video) (VOD)

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Storyline

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Also Known As
  • Last Thing He Wanted (World-wide, English title)
  • Sa dernière volonté (France)
  • Das Letzte, was er wollte (Germany)
  • Su último deseo (Spain)
  • マクマホン・ファイル (Japan, Japanese title)
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Runtime
  • 115 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia Ben Affleck replaced Nicolas Cage. See more »
Soundtracks Escape (I Need a Break) See more »
Crazy Credits The teletype tape snippets in the closing credits spell out the person's name. See more »
Quotes Elena McMahon: In a perfect world we make perfect choices. In the real world we make real choices.
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