The Last American Hero

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Junior Jackson (Jeff Bridges) is a Southern boy with a penchant for driving too fast along his native North Carolina backroads. But when his father, Elroy (Art Lund), is jailed for moonshining, Junior decides to go pro, if only to be able to buy Elroy a few prison privileges. With the help of his brother, Wayne (Gary Busey), he slowly climbs the ranks of the various racing circuits. Often at odds with corporate sponsors, Jackson nevertheless becomes one of the first celebrities of NASCAR.

Cast & Crew

Jeff Bridges
Elroy Jackson Jr., Junior Jackson
Valerie Perrine
Marge Dennison
Gary Busey
Wayne Jackson
Art Lund
Elroy Jackson Sr.
Ed Lauter
Burton Colt
William Smith
Kyle Kingman
Gregory Walcott
Cleve Morley
Lamont Johnson
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William Roberts
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Critic Reviews for The Last American Hero

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Audience Reviews for The Last American Hero

  • Dec 23, 2009
    Fine drama even if you're not a race fan. Jeff Bridges gives a customarily excellent performance strongly supported by Valerie Perrine, Geraldine Fitzgerald and Art Lund. An added plus is that the movie's theme song, I've Got a Name. a particularly fitting choice given the subject, is sung by Jim Croce.
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