The Last Ride

2004

The Last Ride

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Inasmuch as the made-for-cable The Last Ride was assembled by the same folks responsible for such action films as The Fast and the Furious and XXX, one shouldn't be surprised that the picture is virtually one long thrill-packed car chase. Released from prison after three decades, modern-day outlaw Ronnie Purnell (Dennis Hopper) is determined to get even with Darryl Kurtz (Fred Ward), the cop who in 1974 put Ronnie away after a violent skirmish in which Ronnie's wife was killed. To this end, Purnell enlists the aid of his hero-worshipping grandson, Matthew (Chris Carmack), who brings along his sexy girlfriend (and ace auto mechanic) JJ Cruz (Nadine Velazquez). Wasting no time, Purnell revs up his beloved 1969 Pontiac GTO, in which he has the key to a safety deposit box containing damning evidence against Kurtz, and embarks on a spectacular crime-and-speed spree. Hoping to stop Purnell dead in his tracks is his own police officer son (and Matthew's father), Aaron Purnell (Will Patton), who had been raised by Kurtz after the arrest of his dad and the death of his mom. Described by one critic as "an 87-minute car commercial," The Last Ride originally aired June 2, 2004, on the USA cable network.

Cast

Dennis Hopper
as Ronnie Purnell
Will Patton
as Aaron Purnell
Chris Carmack
as Matt Purnell
Fred Ward
as Darryl Kurtz
Connor Betten
as Junior Betten
Lije Sarki
as Darryl Kurtz (1970)
Gay Storm
as Anna Kurtz
Clayton Blocker
as State Cop
Peter Talieri
as Young Ronnie Purnell
Matt Bradford
as Sergeant
Ken Capozzi
as Randy Aldridge
Luis Albert Acevedo
as Prison Guard
Ben DiGregorio
as Restaurant Manager
Deena Dill
as Kate Purnell
Lamar Lindsey
as Guy at Bar
David Michie
as Racer in car (voice)
Denise Gossett
as Bank Manager
Peter Onorati
as Burt Walling
Frances Powell
as Spokesmodel
Kimberly Stamphill
as Receptionist
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  • Jun 11, 2008
    This movie had a story, a plot and some good acting. The choice the writer had for keeping the secret on the car was so unique. From the beginning to the final the action pace is unstopped, this movie provides fast and furious entertainment for action lovers. This film had a lively and atmospheric music fitting the action, plus a colorful cinematography.
    Steven V Super Reviewer
  • Jun 16, 2007
    An ok film produced by the director of The Fast and the Furious. There are some good chase scenes but overall it does have a TV movie feel to it and obviously endorsed by Pontiac! Might not have enough car scenes and action to keep most petrol heads happy!
    Dean K Super Reviewer

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