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The Last Shot (2004)

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A movie director-screenwriter finds a man to finance his latest project but soon discovers that the producer is actually an undercover FBI agent working on a mob sting operation.

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Jeff Nathanson

Writers:

Steve Fishman (article), Jeff Nathanson

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matthew Broderick ... Steven Schats
Alec Baldwin ... Joe Devine
Toni Collette ... Emily French
Tony Shalhoub ... Tommy Sanz
Calista Flockhart ... Valerie Weston
Tim Blake Nelson ... Marshal Paris
Buck Henry ... Lonnie Bosco
Ray Liotta ... Jack Devine
Ian Gomez ... Agent Nance
Troy Winbush ... Agent Ray Dawson
Tom McCarthy ... Agent Pike
W. Earl Brown ... Willie Gratzo
Evan Jones ... Troy Haines
Glenn Morshower ... Agent McCaffrey
James Rebhorn ... Abe White
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Storyline

FBI director Jack Devine always sets up his brother Joe as undercover to trick mobsters. His latest cover is as movie producer Joe Diamond, to get Tommy Sanz for Teamster racketeering. His cover requires a script - the one movie theater manager Steven Schats and his brother Marshall 'Paris' wrote, supposedly a cancer biopic. So Steven is hired as director, his greatest dream, even if producing an Arizona desert drama on Rhode Island is far from ideal. When a former Oscar nominee volunteers to star, the cover gets out of hand till everyone believes in it, even the FBI brass- or not? Written by KGF Vissers

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The true story of the greatest movie never made.

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated R for language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 November 2004 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

Providence See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$164,801, 26 September 2004

Gross USA:

$464,275

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$541,330
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The play Matthew Broderick's character references, "Your Arms Too Short to Box with Moses" is an obvious tongue-in-cheek reference to the hit Broadway musical, "Your Arms Too Short to Box with God." See more »

Goofs

While Emily French is in the restaurant she is smoking a cigarette. She puts it out to pee in a cup. After she finishes, her cigarette is back intact and she takes a drag of it. See more »

Quotes

Joe Devine: What are you gonna do to me?
Ed Rossi, Jr.: Movie starts in three minutes. If you don't tell us where the money is, we're gonna cut your fingers off during the opening credits.
Wally Kamin: Titles. Credits come at the end of the movies. Titles come first.
Ed Rossi, Jr.: Fine. Titles. We're gonna cut 'em off during the fuckin' titles.
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Crazy Credits

In the middle of the closing credits, a scene with Steven is shown where he has a new girlfriend, a deaf one this time to tackle the "barking dog" problem. See more »

Connections

Spoofs Mahogany (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

Do You Really Want to Hurt Me
(1982)
Written by Boy George, Jon Moss, Mikey Craig (as Michael Craig) and Roy Hay
Performed by Culture Club
Courtesy of Virgin Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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Better than expected, go see it
9 October 2004 | by FilmFan777See all my reviews

This was funnier than we thought it would be, we really enjoyed it. It's no Matrix or Shawshank but it's not supposed to be. As far as comedies go, it was creatively warm and mostly...entertaining throughout! (which is hard these days to find in most films)

Everyone did a good job with some good chemistry. Broderick was perfect for this role and I'm finding Alec Baldwin, (personal opinions aside), is becoming an actor I really appreciate in these types of roles so good for him. So, if it looks the 'least' bit interesting to you, then go and see it, I bet you'll enjoy it. Support a good lil film that has much more to offer you then most of the packaged crap out there.


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