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Fitzgerald (2002)

Last Call (original title)
Not Rated | | Biography, Drama | TV Movie 25 May 2002
Renowned writer F. Scott Fitzgerald is living the last months of his life with his youthful secretary, confidant and protege who later wrote a memoir of their time together.

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Henry Bromell
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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeremy Irons ... F. Scott Fitzgerald
Neve Campbell ... Frances Kroll
Sissy Spacek ... Zelda Fitzgerald
Shannon Lawson ... Sarah Kroll
Paul Hecht Paul Hecht ... Samuel Kroll
Natalie Radford Natalie Radford ... Sheilah Graham
Kathleen Munroe ... Scottie
Brian Paul ... Dr. Mahoney
Marium Carvell ... Lucy
Roman Podhora Roman Podhora ... Bartender
Edie Inksetter ... Mailclerk
Eve Crawford Eve Crawford ... Librarian
David Clement ... Waiter
John Ford John Ford ... Maxwell Perkins
Matthew Olver Matthew Olver ... Attendant
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Renowned writer F. Scott Fitzgerald is living the last months of his life with his youthful secretary, confidant and protege who later wrote a memoir of their time together.

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Biography | Drama

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 May 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fitzgerald See more »

Filming Locations:

Bethesda, Maryland, USA See more »

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)
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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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F. Scott Fitzgerald: Frances; am I correct in thinking that you're jewish?
Frances Kroll: Yes I am. Why?
F. Scott Fitzgerald: And your father? Hes a self-made man?
Frances Kroll: Yes, very much so. Hes intelligent but the only education hes had is reading the bible in Hebrew.
F. Scott Fitzgerald: Perfect. Where was he born?
Frances Kroll: Russia. Why?
F. Scott Fitzgerald: And what was his trade? What does he do for a living?
Frances Kroll: Hes a furrier.
F. Scott Fitzgerald: You see Cecelias dad Brady would probably be Jewish in reality but I've made him Irish because hes the bad guy and I don't want to make the bad guy a Jew.
Frances Kroll: Why not?
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When You're There
Performed by Regina Whitcomb
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A beautiful film about the torments of being an artist
16 March 2006 | by CarsonTrentSee all my reviews

A movie about what it is like to be a writer, about the process involved, the long hours and days you have no idea if you're actually going to finish whatever it is that you write, or the total lack of inspiration that can go on for years. This process is seldom shown in movies, as it is totally unattractive, and of very twisted entertainment value. The long hours of drinking, sleeping late, staring into ones self and looking into the eyes of their inner demons. And most of all a movie about the fact that writing is a calling, along with everything that comes with it.

Jeremy Irons is a very versatile and sensitive actor, which can deliver a believable and dramatic interpretation, playing the widest range of characters, and at the same time remain his charismatic self, even when he plays a less likable character, as it is the case here, Sissy Spacek is always top notch and Neve Campbell proves to be more than a teen movie idol.


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