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The Last Run (1971)

A getaway driver comes out of retirement to pull off one last run - one that could send him to an early grave instead.

Directors:

Richard Fleischer, John Huston (uncredited)

Writer:

Alan Sharp (original screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
George C. Scott ... Harry Garmes
Tony Musante ... Paul Rickard
Trish Van Devere ... Claudie Scherrer
Colleen Dewhurst ... Monique
Aldo Sambrell ... Miguel (as Aldo Sanbrell)
Antonio Tarruella Antonio Tarruella ... Motorcycle Policeman
Robert Coleby ... Hitch Hiker
Pat Zurica ... 1st Man (as Patrick J. Zurica)
Rocky Taylor Rocky Taylor ... 2nd Man
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Storyline

A former getaway driver from Chicago (George C. Scott) has retired to a peaceful life in a Portuguese fishing village. He is asked to pull off one last job, involving driving a dangerous crook and his girl-friend to France. However, the job turns out to be a double-cross and the trio are pursued back to Portugal where they make one last stand on the coast while the enemy assassins attempt to gun them down. Written by Jonathon Dabell <J.D.@pixie.ntu.ac.uk>

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It was his first job in 9 years. Drive a young killer from Spain to the south of France. No one told him about the extra passenger, the girl or the seven men trying to kill them all. See more »


Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Portuguese | Spanish

Release Date:

24 September 1971 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

A Última Fuga See more »

Filming Locations:

Granada, Andalucía, Spain See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Harry's car is a rare 1956 BMW 503 convertible. It has an eight-cylinder engine and rather sluggish handling, unlike most BMWs. Just 129 convertibles were made and this may be the only one ever featured prominently in a movie. See more »

Goofs

Tony Musante's hair goes from short to long several times during the film. This is because he keeps taking of the curly wig he is supposed to be wearing as a disguise. See more »

Quotes

Monique: You are driving again for criminals.
Harry Garmes: I'm driving again for me... Because I'm getting ready to die sitting down here. I'm driving again... to see if my nerves and my brain are still connected.
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Featured in Portrait of an Actor (1971) See more »

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the existential crime/road movie
28 November 2005 | by stepplingSee all my reviews

A really excellent film, written by the wonderful and neglected Alan Sharp (see Night Moves). Scott is great and in an era of endless explosions and car chases, this is a welcome, intelligent relief.

Richard Fleisher did several good early noir films before his late career as a hack TV director. Also, this background reminds one of Frears film The Hit. (or is it The Last Hit?)...anyway,the writing is first rate, as always with Sharp and the characters quite memorable. Why is it so overlooked? This is the kind of genre piece that simply doesn't get made anymore. All performances are solid --- and I also have to wonder at the career of Richard Fleisher. From something as good as this, to his late work will remain a filmic enigma.


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