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Last Minute
     

The Last Minute

Director: Steve Norrington, Max Beesley, Emily Corrie, Tom Bell

Cast: Steve Norrington, Max Beesley, Emily Corrie, Tom Bell

 

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In between the big-budget Blade and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, British filmmaker Stephen Norrington directs the straight-to-video crime drama The Last Minute. Told in flashback, the story follows the rise and fall of Billy Byrne (Max Beesley). With a determined goal to be famous, he lands his first big show with the help of his slick

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In between the big-budget Blade and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, British filmmaker Stephen Norrington directs the straight-to-video crime drama The Last Minute. Told in flashback, the story follows the rise and fall of Billy Byrne (Max Beesley). With a determined goal to be famous, he lands his first big show with the help of his slick agent, Walsh (Anthony Higgins). Fame comes quickly as he travels the globe and gets invited to hip clubs, becoming the darling of the London art scene. Due to his excessive, self-centered behavior, his girlfriend Janey (Kate Ashfield) leaves him. His fame fades away and he falls into a life of crime, drugs, and gangsters led by Grimshanks (Tom Bell), where he meets Anna (Emily Corrie).

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The storyline of Last Minute is what happens, but it's not by any means what this film is about. Writer-director Steven Norrington (Blade) brings a phenomenal amount of action to a dangerously literate script with this one-of-a-kind combination of Trainspotting and Blue Velvet. The film employs a vivid visual style -- not unlike that of Terry Gilliam's wondrous excesses -- and sly, off-kilter dialogue with David Lynch-ian overtones. Max Beesley gives a star-making performance as a pop icon descending into personal Hell, but Jason Isaacs' mobster, who sings Percy Sledge love ballads during his violent, bloody sprees, and the other secondary characters are equally unforgettable. Music by electronic bands, including Aphex Twin, adds power to the visuals. And yes, there is a message amid the madness. Pay attention.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/29/2003
UPC:
0658149815520
Original Release:
2002
Rating:
NR
Source:
Lions Gate
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
1:55:00

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Max Beesley Billy Byrne
Emily Corrie Anna
Tom Bell Grimshanks
Jason Isaacs Percy
Kate Ashfield Janey
Anthony Higgins Walsh
Frank Harper Actor
Joseph Bennett Jarman
Ronnie McCann Price
Liz May Brice Sally
Danny Midwinter Axel
Stephen Dorff Brad Matlock
Udo Kier Nazi Photographer
Ciarán McMenamin Garvey

Technical Credits
Steve Norrington Director,Editor,Screenwriter
Aphex Twin Score Composer
Chris Blackwell Executive Producer
Chris Edwards Production Designer
Peter Frankfurt Executive Producer
Elliot Graham Editor
Sue Jones Casting
Matthew Justice Producer
Leftfield Score Composer
Hooman Majd Executive Producer
Hattoe Ouroussoff Costumes/Costume Designer
Paul Rabjohns Score Composer
Josh Robertson Asst. Director
Alison Sanford Sound/Sound Designer
Tim Stevenson Art Director
James Welland Cinematographer

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