Well, I bought the thing and wasn't exactly bowled over all these years later with the plotline I had missed way back when. We're on the edge of our seats. Garmes is asked to pull off one last gig; he must drive a young killer Tony Musante and his girlfriend Van Devere across the border to France. Cut back to Scott, who dies as the engine dies. Comes the love scene, and he gives her a hickey on the neck. At first, things proceed according to plan. He's brought out of retirement to drive an escape car for , who brings along his girlfriend and is, it turns out, double-crossed by the people who sprung him.
The first half seems without focus and as a viewer I never got involved with any of the characters. He and Musante are very good in a scene where the young kid wishes wistfully that he'd been around when the big Chicago gangsters were going strong. However, the job turns out to be a double-cross and the trio are pursued back to Portugal where they make one last stand on the coast while the enemy assassins attempt to gun them down. Scott is an actor I have a huge fondness for. Hier genannten Marken sind Eigentum ihrer jeweiligen Registranten.
He found solace, but an unbearable ennui stirs within. Scott stars as Harry Garmes, a former professional getaway driver living in semi-retirement in a Portuguese fishing village. That had much to do with the nature of the characters portrayed but Scott nailed them both. But then Fleischer permits lines of dialog that spoil the tone. Scott has retired to a peaceful life in a Portugese fishing village. Musante is a dimwit morbid killer. Hard to say even if Scott was all that interested in the character he was playing.
He decides to purposefully interrupt his peace by doing one last job — transporting a criminal couple across the border to France. This is an under appreciated film that really deserves a wider audience. While they're running, their relationship develops and Scott falls in love with the girl. This is a minor classic, emotionally much more credible, complex, thought-provoking and satisfying than most suspense movies, and deserving of much greater attention and appreciation than it has received from either movie aficionados or the public. But this would not be possible without Alan Sharp's script which is both brilliant and deeply moving.
The Last Run is a great film and it easily finds its way onto my top 25 films of all time list. Insightful, satisfying, and a purchase well worth your money. And he's in fine form even if he doesn't have much of a role to settle into. But these moments are so few that perhaps they're left over from the movie's earlier incarnation, when was the director. Advertisement Scott plays a semi-retired gangster who used to drive Chicago hoods. At least Scott gave it a confident enough go.
Scott's performance is for my money the best of his career---and he has given some great performances over the years. Scott, and is finally available for cinephiles to embrace. . At the end, for example, we get this incredible sequence: Scott is dying on the beach. The car scenes are gritty and honest, the George C.
And Richard Fleischer's direction is fine. Quite frankly, the first half of the movie drags, and little is given away as to who the three main characters are or why we should care. The Last Run 1971 Publizität In diesem Service von Filmen finden Sie die wichtigsten Informationen über die Spielfilme im Fernsehen, mehr Filme in den deutschen Kinos und Kino 3D. Stone drunk, Huston would have been incapable of mawkishness on this scale. Allerdings, wenn Sie glauben, dass die Informationen und Inhalte auf dieser Website in irgendeiner Weise Ihre Rechte betrifft, uns bitte. This negates any steam the film tries to muster in the remaining reels. It is certainly in the wheelhouse of those films.
That, coupled with a few widely scattered plot twists, one good explosion, and a too sudden finale that allows the wrong guy to get away can't save this modest actioner. I'd seen this film decades ago when it first came out, and it was just as fun to watch this time as it was decades ago! The bedroom scene with Scott came out of nowhere, and then later the script took all that away again. With Huston directing Alan Sharp's interesting screenplay, the movie would still have had the good stuff, I think, and would have avoided the embarrassing collapses of tone that wreck this version. One can feel the influence of a filmmaker like Jean Pierre Melville. Allerdings sind die Pläne nicht gehen, wie sie geplant waren. Against the banality of scenes like this, Scott tries his best and sometimes succeeds. Die Filmpremiere im Fernsehen wird in 4:3 Format kleiner Bildschirm ausgestrahlt.