Last American Hero

The Last American Hero

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Director: Lamont Johnson

Cast: Jeff Bridges, Valerie Perrine, Geraldine Fitzgerald

     
 
Lamont Johnson's subtle direction graces this true-life success story about racecar driver Junior Jackson (Jeff Bridges), based on stock-car champion Junior Johnson. As a child in North Carolina, Jackson stays one step ahead of reform school until his father (Art Lund) is thrown in prison for moonshining. Seeing the error of his ways, Jackson begins to concentrate his

Overview

Lamont Johnson's subtle direction graces this true-life success story about racecar driver Junior Jackson (Jeff Bridges), based on stock-car champion Junior Johnson. As a child in North Carolina, Jackson stays one step ahead of reform school until his father (Art Lund) is thrown in prison for moonshining. Seeing the error of his ways, Jackson begins to concentrate his driving skills, hoping to become a professional stock car racer to raise money to get his father released from jail. Jackson rises from the ranks into the highest rung of professional stock car racing, but Jackson finds his independent nature is compromised by the corporate realities of the professional sports world. The real Junior Johnson served as technical advisor on the film.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/07/2006
UPC:
0024543224723
Original Release:
1973
Rating:
PG
Source:
20th Century Fox
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:34:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jeff Bridges Elroy Jackson Jr.
Valerie Perrine Marge
Geraldine Fitzgerald Mrs. Jackson
Ned Beatty Hackel
Art Lund Elroy Jackson Sr.
Gary Busey Wayne Jackson
Erica Hagen Trina
Ernie F. Orsatti Davie Baer
Lane Smith Rick Penny
Ed Lauter Burton Colt
Tom Ligon Lamar
William Smith Kyle Kingman
Gregory Walcott Morley

Technical Credits
Lamont Johnson Director
Bud Alper Sound/Sound Designer
Don Bassman Sound/Sound Designer
James I. Berkey Set Decoration/Design
Fred Brost Asst. Director
John Cutts Producer
Charles Fox Score Composer
Norman Gimbel Songwriter
Lawrence G. Paull Art Director
William Roberts Producer,Screenwriter
Robbe Roberts Editor
Tom Rolf Editor
George Silano Cinematographer
Joe Wizan Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1, Side A -- The Last American Hero [P&S]
1. Main Titles (I Got a Name)
2. Moonshine Run
3. Steady Customer
4. Demolition Derby
5. Stock Car Race
6. Aggressive Driving
7. Breath of Life
8. Free Enterprise
9. Marge
10. Special Rate
11. Pre-Race Party
12. Message for Home
13. "She's Busy"
14. Double Zero
15. Sponsorship Offer
16. Property Claim
17. Something Different
18. Start Your Engines
19. Sweet Victory
20. Reality/End Titles
Disc #1, Side B -- Last American Hero [WS]
1. Main Titles (I Got a Name)
2. Moonshine Run
3. Steady Customer
4. Demolition Derby
5. Stock Car Race
6. Aggressive Driving
7. Breath of Life
8. Free Enterprise
9. Marge
10. Special Rate
11. Pre-Race Party
12. Message for Home
13. "She's Busy"
14. Double Zero
15. Sponsorship Offer
16. Property Claim
17. Something Different
18. Start Your Engines
19. Sweet Victory
20. Reality/End Titles

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The Last American Hero 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
hawk26 More than 1 year ago
The movie was very good and I enjoyed watching it. I would again and again in the future of it.