Last Call

Overview

This made-for-cable biopic was based on Against the Current: As I Remember F. Scott Fitzgerald, the memoirs of Frances Kroll Ring. The film covers the years 1939 through 1940, when Frances Kroll (Neve Campbell) served as Fitzgerald's secretary. Once the most celebrated and idolistic novelist of the Roaring '20s, Fitzgerald (played by Jeremy Irons) has degenerated into a burned-out alcoholic, plagued by domestic travails attending his mentally ill wife, Zelda (Sissy Spacek), and his gossip-columnist mistress, ...
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Overview

This made-for-cable biopic was based on Against the Current: As I Remember F. Scott Fitzgerald, the memoirs of Frances Kroll Ring. The film covers the years 1939 through 1940, when Frances Kroll (Neve Campbell) served as Fitzgerald's secretary. Once the most celebrated and idolistic novelist of the Roaring '20s, Fitzgerald (played by Jeremy Irons) has degenerated into a burned-out alcoholic, plagued by domestic travails attending his mentally ill wife, Zelda (Sissy Spacek), and his gossip-columnist mistress, Sheila Graham (Natalie Radford). The dedicated and devoted Frances manages to get her boss back on track and off the booze, but it is really too late. Fitzgerald dies at age 44, with what may have been his greatest novel, The Last Tycoon, remaining unfinished. Set in Hollywood (but filmed in Toronto), Last Call debuted over the Showtime network on May 25, 2002.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Interviews with: Frances Kroll, Jeremy Irons, Sissy Spacek, Neve Campbell; Filmographies: Jeremy Irons, Sissy Spacek, Neve Campbell
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/2/2003
  • UPC: 758445108521
  • Original Release: 2002
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  • Source: Showtime Ent.
  • Region Code: 1
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Mono, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Language: English, EspaƱol
  • Time: 1:48:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 32,312

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jeremy Irons F. Scott Fitzgerald
Neve Campbell Frances Kroll
Sissy Spacek Zelda Fitzgerald
Natalie Radford Sheila Graham
Technical Credits
Henry Bromell Director, Executive Producer, Screenwriter
Roy T. Anderson Stunts
Helen Buck Bartlett Executive Producer
Tony Bill Executive Producer
John Dondertman Production Designer
Jeffrey Jur Cinematographer
Neil Mandelberg Editor
Brian Tyler Score Composer
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