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The Last Picture Show (1971)

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DVD Release Date
• R1: Feb 25, 2003
• R2: 26 Nov 2001

Budget $1,300,000

MPAA Rating
Rated R for sexuality, nudity and language.

Running Time
1 hour, 58 minutes

Country USA

Studio BBS, Columbia Pictures

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Other Titles
• The Last Picture Show
• Die Letzte Vorstellung (1973)

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Genre: Drama, Infidelity, Coming Of Age, Teenage, Cult Classic, School / Campus, Christmas

Plot: Director Peter Bogdanovich (MASK, PAPER MOON) brings Larry McMurtry’s bittersweet novel of life in a small, sleepy Texas town in the early 1950s to the big screen. This coming-of-age tale focuses on best friends Sonny Crawford (Timothy Bottoms) and Duane Jackson (Jeff Bridges) and their relationships. Duane is dating the beautiful but fickle Jacy Farrow (Cybill Shepherd), a good girl who is looking for a little excitement. Shy Sonny, meanwhile, is carrying on an illicit affair with a coach’s wife, Ruth Popper (Cloris Leachman), a sad, plain woman whose only joy appears to be the stolen moments they share. By delving into the intertwining lives of the town’s diverse residents, the film explores issues of love, loneliness, innocence lost, and disillusionment. The closing of the town's only cinema serves as both a physical and metaphoric backdrop to the characters' lives. A favorite of critics, the film was nominated for 8 Oscars, earning one for both Cloris Leachman and Ben Johnson. Model-turned-actress Cybill Shepherd shines as Jacy in her film debut, which also features Ellen Burstyn as Jacy’s mother, Lois Farrow. TEXASVILLE, the sequel, is also directed by Bogdanovich and stars most of the original cast of THE LAST PICTURE SHOW.

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 Directed by
Peter Bogdanovich
Mask, Paper Moon, Noises Off...
 Written by
Larry McMurtry
Brokeback Mountain, Terms of Endearment, Hud
Jeff Bridges
The Big Lebowski, K-PAX, Arlington Road
Cybill Shepherd
Taxi Driver, The Muse, Chances Are
Cloris Leachman
Young Frankenstein, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Iron Giant
Ellen Burstyn
Requiem for a Dream, The Exorcist, Playing by Heart
Randy Quaid
Independence Day, Brokeback Mountain, Not Another Teen Movie
Timothy Bottoms
The Girl Next Door, Elephant, The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course
Ben Johnson
The Wild Bunch, Red Dawn, Shane
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