Last Resort

Last Resort

Director: Zane Buzby

Cast: Charles Grodin, Robin Pearson Rose, John Ashton

     
 

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George Lollar (Charles Grodin) overrides his wife's judgment and takes his family for a vacation on a sunny Caribbean island that just happens to be on the verge of a revolution. Their hotel is not the usual Hilton on the beach but a pick-up joint for singles where the main activities are sex, sex, and sex. In that order. As the horrified father watches almost… See more details below

Overview

George Lollar (Charles Grodin) overrides his wife's judgment and takes his family for a vacation on a sunny Caribbean island that just happens to be on the verge of a revolution. Their hotel is not the usual Hilton on the beach but a pick-up joint for singles where the main activities are sex, sex, and sex. In that order. As the horrified father watches almost helplessly, his wife becomes liberated, his daughter falls for a Frenchman who is actually a guerrilla, one of his sons loses his virginity to a buxom, worldly-wise woman, and his other son burns down the mini-camp he was forced to attend. But that's hardly the worst of it -- there is that small matter of a political overthrow about to explode on the scene.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Jeremy Wheeler
From the creators of Revenge of the Nerds comes this entry straight from the video vaults of the '80s, Last Resort with Charles Grodin. Released just months before the similar-themed Robin Williams vehicle of the same year, Club Paradise, this hit-or-miss laugher spans the gamut from wacky family comedy to a drug-induced hormonal tale of sex, war, and various SNL cast members hamming it up to the camera. While Jon Lovitz has since gained co-billing status, his bartender role is a definitely a few steps below Phil Hartman's sly gay Frenchman character, Jean-Michel, who serves up constant wisdom to Grodin's typical shtick. Mario Van Peebles also co-stars as another flamboyant island worker who's good for a few choice moments (including his Rambo-turn in the end). Politically correct audience members might take offense at some of the stereotypes, but thankfully, they're just over-the-top enough to be appreciated as outrageous characters -- besides, they're just about the best thing going for the flick, if you exclude Robin Pearson Rose's off-the-wall turn as the doped up wife. In the end, this is a Grodin vehicle all the way. Those that get the funny man's allure will enjoy this piece of fluff, but don't expect it to age like any kind of fine comedic wine.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/26/2005
UPC:
0786936694680
Original Release:
1986
Rating:
R
Source:
Walt Disney Video
Region Code:
1
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time:
1:20:00

Special Features

Original trailer; Cast biographies

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Charles Grodin George Lollar
Robin Pearson Rose Sheila Lollar
John Ashton Phil Cocoran
Ellen Blake Dorothy Cocoran
Megan Mullally Jessica Lollar
Christopher Ames Brad Lollar
Scott Nemes Bobby Lollar
Jon Lovitz Bartender
Gerritt Graham Curt
Mario Van Peebles Pino
Brenda Bakke Veroneeka
William Bumiller Etienne
Phil Hartman Jean-Michel
Mimi Lieber Mimi
Steve Levitt Pierre
Zane Buzby Martine
Ian Abercrombie Maitred'
Twinkle Bayoud Herself
Morgan Douglas Pilot
Sandy Ignon Guerrilla
Chip Johannessen Firebreather
Joycee Katz Connie
Patti R. Lee Patti
Irina Maleeva Maria
Mike Markowitz Guerrilla
Greg Michaels Guerrilla
David Mirkin Walter Ambrose
Eduardo Ricard Juan
Victor Rivers Klaus
Jacob Vargas Carlos
Wally Wharton Wanda
Buck Young Mr.Emerson
Brett Baxter Clark Manuello

Technical Credits
Zane Buzby Director
Jeff Buhai Screenwriter
John Cardos Stunts
Ronald O. Coe Special Effects
Julie Corman Producer
Julia Gombert Costumes/Costume Designer
Colin Irwin Production Designer
Stephen M. Katz Cinematographer
Douglas Mowat Set Decoration/Design
Steve Nelson Score Composer
Alex Nepomniaschy Cinematographer
Gregory Scherick Editor
Curtis Schnell Production Designer
Thom Sharp Score Composer
Steven Zacharias Screenwriter

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Last Resort
1. Stressed Out [3:44]
2. Family Christmas [4:26]
3. Welcome to Club Sand [6:12]
4. Dinner Show [4:16]
5. Room Service [3:56]
6. Good Wholesome Fun [3:36]
7. Grand Lu'au [6:09]
8. Love In the Islands [2:58]
9. Partying With George [3:26]
10. Morons and Fruitcakes [4:35]
11. George Explores [2:43]
12. Magic Mushrooms [2:20]
13. Playing With George [2:23]
14. Moron's and Fruitcakes [3:26]
15. George Explores [3:51]
16. Magic Mushrooms [5:25]
17. Show You Breast! [3:27]
18. Rabak Attack [5:12]
19. Into the Boats [2:11]
20. Photo Album [1:27]

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