The Last Run

Overview

George C. Scott stars in The Last Run as an aging mob driver hoping to make one last big haul and retire. Harry Garmes Scott is persuaded by his old cronies to drive escaped criminal Paul Ricard Tony Musante and his girlfriend, Claudio Schemer Trish VanDevere, across Spain to safety. Garmes has premonitions throughout the flight of his own demise, but his fate will not be known until the end of his journey. John Huston was supposed to direct, but was replaced after a series of confrontations with Richard ...
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Overview

George C. Scott stars in The Last Run as an aging mob driver hoping to make one last big haul and retire. Harry Garmes Scott is persuaded by his old cronies to drive escaped criminal Paul Ricard Tony Musante and his girlfriend, Claudio Schemer Trish VanDevere, across Spain to safety. Garmes has premonitions throughout the flight of his own demise, but his fate will not be known until the end of his journey. John Huston was supposed to direct, but was replaced after a series of confrontations with Richard Fleischer.The cast includes Scott's then-wife, Colleen Dewhurst, alongside his wife-to-be, Trish VanDevere.
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Nathan Southern
This road picture endured a notoriously troubled production. John Huston briefly occupied the director's chair, and apparently spent the whole time in screaming matches with star George C. Scott over disagreements about the content; John Boorman was attached at one point, as well. As directed by Richard Fleischer, the final version isn't maladroit as one might expect from its history - the story remains coherent, and the footage seamless. And it's magisterially shot by the great Sven Nykvist. But a hollowness lingers at its core. Because we share the perspective of the lead character, "getaway driver" Harry Garmes (Scott), and he's left in the dark about the details surrounding the passengers he's transporting (Tony Musante and Trish Van Devere), we also feel detached from the goings-on, to an ill-advised degree. A few admirers of the picture cited this as a strength - an existentialist quality that gives the film a certain profundity. But that's poppycock - a pretentious excuse for lack of substance. Another issue is that we keep seeing potentially fascinating narrative threads, such as a hint of betrayal on the part of Van Devere's character, that crop up and then disappear, unexplored and unresolved. And it's entirely the fault of Alan Sharp's poor script, that doesn't bother to flesh out or sustain many of the intriguing substories at which it hints. (The"chic" downbeat ending doesn't help either). What can be said of The Last Run, to its credit, is that the three leads deliver uniformly wonderful performances (especially as an ensemble) and succeed at making us care for their characters. They also bring to the material far more depth and dimension than it deserves - to such a degree that The Last Run almost merits a recommendation as a night owl cable offering, even as it dissatisfies on several fundamental levels. In any case, the most interesting aspect of this picture may have happened off-camera. At about the same time as the production, Scott began to experience significant marital issues with co-star and real-life wife Colleen Dewhurst. Meanwhile, Scott and Van Devere met on the set of this film, fell deeply in love, and married not long after. Perhaps that explains why their romantic chemistry is far and away the most persuasive element of the movie. Between those off-camera dynamics, and the stories of Scott and Huston at one another's throats, one only wishes that someone had shot a behind-the-scenes documentary. It probably would have made a far more interesting picture.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/1/2011
  • UPC: 883316331934
  • Original Release: 1971
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  • Source: Warner Archives
  • Region Code: 0
  • Presentation: Remastered
  • Time: 1:35:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 36,868

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
George C. Scott Harry Garmes
Tony Musante Paul Ricard
Trish VanDevere Claudio Schemer
Colleen Dewhurst Monique
Robert Coleby Hitchhiker
Aldo Sanbrell Miguel
Antonio Tarruella Motorcycle Policeman
Rocky Taylor 2nd Man
Robert J. Zurica 1st Man
Technical Credits
Richard Fleischer Director
John Huston Director
Del Acevedo Makeup
Carter DeHaven III Producer
Basil Fenton-Smith Sound/Sound Designer
Jerry Goldsmith Score Composer
Russell Lloyd Editor
Sven Nykvist Cinematographer
Alan Sharp Screenwriter
Jose Marie Tapiador Art Director
Antonio Tarruella Asst. Director
Roy Walker Art Director
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