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Last Orders (2001)

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Release Date
 USA: Dec 7, 2001
 UK: 10 Nov 2001
DVD Release Date
 R1: Aug 13, 2002
 R2: 28 Jul 2003

Budget $12,000,000
BoxOffice: $2.2M

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MPAA Rating
Rated R for sexuality and some language.

Running Time
1 hour, 49 minutes

Country UK, Germany

Studio MBP, Metrodome Distribution, Scala Films

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Genre: Drama, On The Road, Marriage, Infidelity, Prostitution, Psychodrama

Plot: Fred Schepisi's adaptation of Graham Swift's prize-winning novel is a quietly graceful portrait of four working-class Brits, bound by years of friendship, that unites some of England's finest actors in a powerful and deeply moving ensemble production. Michael Caine stars as Jack Dodd, the charismatic leader of the group, whose death and last wishes sends his friends on a nostalgic journey from London to Margate to scatter Jack's ashes in the sea. After forty years of warming the seats at their favorite pub, longtime friends and WWII veterans Ray (Bob Hoskins), Lenny (David Hemmings), and Vic (Tom Courtenay) are forced to face the loss of one of their own as they make the "epic" journey accompanied by Jack's flashy, prodigal son Vince (Ray Winstone). Noticeably absent from the group is Jack's long-suffering widow Amy (Helen Mirren), who travels to visit her autistic daughter instead of accompanying her husband's ashes, in a painful journey of her own which sheds light on her complex relationship with Jack. As the four men make their way to Margate, going from pub to pub, they reflect on a lifetime of memories of Jack, which are recreated in a series of multi-layered flashbacks that explore the delicate interweaving of their friendships; full of secrets, resentments, and deeply

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 Directed by
Fred Schepisi
Roxanne, Fierce Creatures, I.Q.
 Written by
Fred Schepisi
Roxanne, Fierce Creatures, I.Q.
Graham Swift
Michael Caine
Batman Begins, Austin Powers in Goldmember, The Cider House Rules
David Hemmings
Gladiator, Gangs of New York, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
Bob Hoskins
Brazil, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Enemy at the Gates
Helen Mirren
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Gosford Park, Excalibur
Ray Winstone
King Arthur, Cold Mountain, Sexy Beast
Tom Courtenay
Doctor Zhivago, Leonard Part 6, Nicholas Nickleby
JJ Feild
K-19: The Widowmaker, Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story, The Tulse Luper Suitcases, Part 1: The Moab Story
 Music By
Paul Grabowsky
It Runs in the Family, Empire Falls, Innocence

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