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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.

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Did You Know?

Trivia

Matthew Broderick and Toni Collette previously co-starred in "The Thief and the Cobbler." See more »

Goofs

When Agent Divine is watching the dog in the kennel in Hollywood you can see a red chewing toy next to the dog. In the next shot of the dog the toy is gone. See more »

Quotes

Joe Devine: I want merchandising.
Abe White: What's merchandising?
Joe Devine: Toys.
Agent McCaffrey: Go fuck yourself.
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits are written on objects in a movie theater, for example "Alec Baldwin" is written on a Coca-Cola jug and "Toni Collette" is carved into the wooden arm rest of a seat. See more »

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References Star Angel (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

I Can See Clearly Now
(1972)
Written by Johnny Nash
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Veteran film worker loved it.
17 October 2004 | by FoderaSee all my reviews

I've worked "in the biz" for 16 years and thoroughly enjoyed this wacky film. It might seem exaggerated but I've seen a lot of crazy things done by people in the biz and by wannabes. Joan Cusack was a standout. You could see just how much fun the actors had in making this film. These behind-the-scenes types of films work because everyone wants to be in the movies and lots of funny stories get generated. An excellent and respected cast of people who seem more interested in the acting craft than doing flattering ego-driven superstar roles. My hat is off to the whole cast and crew. I would have loved to have worked on this one. Other films that I enjoyed in this genre are LIVING IN OBLIVION and STATE AND MAIN.


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