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The Last Movie (1971)

The Last Movie



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Stylish tale of a stunt man working on a western that's shot on location in Peru. He stays behind after the crew leaves, and discovers that the villagers are ritualistically re-enacting the making of the film--only they don't appreciate that all the violence they'd seen was make-believe. Legendary filmmaker Samuel Fuller appears as the western's director. Film debut of Kris Kristofferson, who also wrote the score. (Alternate title: Chinchero)more
Rating: R
Genre: Drama
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Written By: Stewart Stern
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Julie Adams
as Mrs. Anderson
Don Gordon
as Neville
John Alderman
as Jonathan
Donna Baccala
as Miss Anderson
Tom Baker
as Member of Billy's Ga...
Dan Ades
as Thomas Mercado
Anna Lynn Brown
as Dance Hall Girl
Eddy Donno
as Stunt Man
Lou Donelan
as Prop Man
Roy Engel
as Anderson
Peter Fonda
as Sheriff
Fritz Ford
as Citizen
Samuel Fuller
as Director
Tom Monroe
as Citizen
Michael Greene
as Hired Gun
William Gray Espy
as In Billy's Gang
Al Hopson
as Sheriff
Bud Hassink
as In Gang
George Hill
as Key Grip
Henry Jaglom
as Minister's Son
Gray Johnson
as Stunt Man
Kris Kristofferson
as Minstrel Wrangler
John Phillip Law
as Little Brother
Ted Markland
as Big Brother
Cynthia McAdams
as Dance Hall Girl
Sylvia Miles
as Script Girl
Al Monroe
as Citizen
Owen Orr
as Hired Gun
Michelle Phillips
as Banker's Daughter
John Stevens
as Cameraman
Toni Stern
as Dance Hall Girl
Dennis Stock
as Still Man
Russ Tamblyn
as In Gang
Allan Warnick
as Assistant Director
John Buck Wilken
as Minstrel Wrangler
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Critic Reviews for The Last Movie

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (7)

Dennis Hopper's The Last Movie is a wasteland of cinematic wreckage.

Full Review… | August 26, 2014
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

That sound you hear is of checkbooks closing all over Hollywood.

Full Review… | August 26, 2014
TIME Magazine
Top Critic

Film suffers from a multiplicity of themes, ideas and its fragmented style with flash-forwards intertwined.

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

One of the craziest (and druggiest) movies ever made, it's also blatantly self-deconstructing and meta to the max, albeit produced years before those terms became commonplace.

Full Review… | August 15, 2006
Village Voice
Top Critic

Dazzling, chaotic, indulgent.

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

My mind had a good deal of trouble tolerating the inflated pretensions of Hopper, who, it's now apparent, is gifted with all of the insights of a weekend mystic who drives to and from his retreat in a Jaguar.

Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for The Last Movie

This wasn't a good movie but it honestly wasn't that bad either. I will admit that the story around this film is more interesting than the film itself, but there are a couple of things here and there. The film cameras made of straw alone are worth the watch. I didn't find the narrative to be that confusing, just kind of empty. Perhaps a film about realities vs dreams, perhaps just a character study of Americans out of their element, perhaps a commentary on the negative impact of Hollywood and whitewashing. The real lesson learned is most certainly "do not give Dennis Hopper a million dollars to make a film."

dennis hopper's LAST MOVIE

- hopper loves processions, they must symbolize the artifice of his immersion style of film-making

- great scene as he moves through the rooms of music, by 1971 the hippie dippy sing-a-long must have worn thin, noisy, and lame - much like the cocktail party, piano parlor parties of the bougie squares that preceded the hipps.

- so the Peruvians are idiots, satanists, and made the reality pretend and the pretend reality! And Milian is miscast as the benevolent priest, he should have been the fake director

- Dirty Americans always looking for girls to kiss.

- "This place is such a mess. Harry kills everything. And he never throws anything away." - Mrs. Anderson

- holy shit.


UA gave Dennis Hopper 5 million dollars to do drugs in Peru with Peter Fonda and Dean Stockwell, and it shows.

Strikingly gorgeous, notably incoherent and improbably brilliant. Three thumbs up.

Tom King

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