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Thompson's Last Run (1986)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 16 February 1986
A hardened con (Robert Mitchum) being transferred from a federal penitentiary to a Texas institution to finish a life sentence as a habitual criminal is freed at gunpoint by his niece (... See full summary »

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Jerrold Freedman

Writer:

John Carlen
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Mitchum ... Johnny Thompson
Wilford Brimley ... Red Haines
Kathleen York ... Louise
Guy Boyd ... James Warner
Royce Wallace Royce Wallace ... Mary
Tony Frank Tony Frank ... Sheriff
Susan Tyrrell ... Pookie
Daniel McDonald ... Casino
Benji Gregory ... Little John (as Benjamin Gregory)
Joe Berryman ... Guard #5
Jerry Biggs Jerry Biggs ... Carny
Johnny Brink Johnny Brink ... Bait Shop Owner
Sami Chester Sami Chester ... Attendant (as Sa'mi Chester)
Jack Gould Jack Gould ... Conductor
Joe Graham Joe Graham ... Cardplayer #1
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Storyline

A hardened con (Robert Mitchum) being transferred from a federal penitentiary to a Texas institution to finish a life sentence as a habitual criminal is freed at gunpoint by his niece (Kathleen York). The cop (Wilford Brimley), who was transferring him and has been the con's adversary for over 30 years, vows to catch the twosome. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Genres:

Drama

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 February 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Last Run See more »

Filming Locations:

Dallas, Texas, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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A TV movie for the CBS network. See more »

Goofs

About half way through the movie, Johnny goes to Pookie's motel room. As he knocks at the door, the microphone is seen. Then as he is in her room and says, "What's the Beef" the microphone is very clearly seen for almost a minute. See more »

Quotes

Louise: You know how I got that money this afternoon?
Johnny Thompson: You told me you borrowed it.
Louise: I turned a trick for it.
Johnny Thompson: Well, we sure are covering a lot of ground in this conversation ain't we!
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Underrated TV drama
30 July 2002 | by tpotteraSee all my reviews

This is a made for TV movie starring Mitchum as an inmate who escapes while being transferred to another prison facility by Brimley. It is a character study of the long relationship between the Mitchum and Brimley characters and I must say I was very surprised by how touching it was! It wasn't what I expected out of those two grumpies. It also has a lot of action including Brimley chasing Mitchum on foot!(These guys were not young). I did not like the actress who played Mitchum's niece (a real draw back to the film). Its amazing how long Mitchum kept giving good performances in these relatively unknown little films up until he was pushing 80. Most of his contemporaries (any who were still alive) did not keep receiving job offers. If you're a Mitchum fan you should give this one a try.


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