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Title:
Last orders
Author:
Schepisi, Fred.
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
Culver City, Calif. : Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, [2002]

©2001
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (110 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
Follows the lives of four men, covering nearly a half-century of these South London buddies lives, from thier adopted pub to Margate Pier. Through a series of flashbacks, they take you on a journey of a lifetime. Along with them are the ashes of Jack, their larger-than-life friend, whose deathbed request sends them on their way.
General Note:
Widescreen version.

Originally produced as a motion picture in 2001.

Based on the novel by Graham Swift.

Special features: director's commentary; theatrical trailer.

Closed-captioned.

For specific features see interactive menu.
Language:
English

French

Portuguese

Spanish
Reading Level:
MPAA rating: R.
ISBN:
9780767890601
UPC:
043396087095
Format :
DVD

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Australian filmmaker known for such classics as The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith and Six Degrees of Separation, Fred Schepisi tells this story about a group of lifelong chums coming to terms with their friend's death, based on a prize-winning novel by Graham Swift. When Jack Dodd (Michael Caine) passes on, his three best buddies (Tom Courtenay, Bob Hoskins, and David Hemmings) along with his son (Ray Winstone) carry out his last wish -- to have his ashes cast off the pier of the seaside town of Margate, where he and his beloved wife honeymooned and where he hoped to retire. As the group venture to the coast in a large black Mercedes, they reminisce about their younger, wilder days. Eventually, they end up in a pub where, in a haze of beer and tears, secrets are unveiled. Meanwhile, Jack's wife, Amy (Helen Mirren), visits the mentally disabled daughter that Jack refused to acknowledge. This film was screened at the 2001 Toronto Film Festival. ~ Jonathan Crow, Rovi