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Last Ball (2001)

High school is over, and everybody in the small town just up the Hudson from New York City where Jim lives has made plans and moved on everybody except Jim. While his buddies head off to ... See full summary »

Director:

Peter Callahan

Writer:

Peter Callahan
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4 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

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Charlie Hofheimer ... Jim
Laurel Holloman ... Cathy
Leo Fitzpatrick ... Scooter
Avery Glymph ... Craig
Amelia Campbell ... Valerie
Kit Flanagan Kit Flanagan ... Mrs. Corcoran
Thomas Lyons Thomas Lyons ... Bobby
Karen Shallo Karen Shallo ... Irma
James Rebhorn ... Mr. Corcoran
Seth Kanor Seth Kanor ... Eddie
Curt Dempster Curt Dempster ... Nick
Laura Baggett ... Lauren
Bob Heffernan Bob Heffernan ... Old Man
Reese Madigan ... Joe Corcoran
Addy McClelland Addy McClelland ... Friend #2
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High school is over, and everybody in the small town just up the Hudson from New York City where Jim lives has made plans and moved on everybody except Jim. While his buddies head off to one Ivy League college or another, Jim rejects their upwardly-mobile choices and takes a job driving for the local cab company instead, which allows him plenty of free time to hang out, drink with the locals at John's Bar & Grill, and think back on the love affair with a married woman that, for the exquisite moment it lasted, brought passion and meaning to his life. Drawing partially on events from his own life, first time writer/director Peter Callahan tells a poignant and sometimes hilarious story about what happens when life moves on and you're not quite ready to move with it. Written by <info@lastball.com>

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 April 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Teleftaia balia See more »

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Sugar Pond Films See more »
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DTS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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A "complete" film
5 May 2003 | by b-prainsackSee all my reviews

"Last Ball" is a beautifully told story about a guy struggling with life in a small town after most of his friends have moved away to more exciting places. A passionate affair with a married woman initially appears as a way out of affliction but turns out to be a dead end.

I found the film moving in an un-sniveling way. Main character Jim conveys a kind of ease that is limited to those who have no great expectations. Jim is no caricature of misery. The supposed hopelessness of his situation is contrasted by the beauties of the "little things" in life and by the intensity of his actions. Ultimately, the "dead end" is just another beginning.

The film is as colorful and as complex, as funny and as sad as life really is. It tells a story worthy of being listened to. Most of us would not only want to see and listen, but to embrace.


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