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The Last Picture Show

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Original title
The Last Picture Show
Running time
118 min.
United States United States
Peter Bogdanovich, Larry McMurtry. Novel: Larry McMurtry
Phil Harris, Johnny Standley, Hank Thompson
Robert Surtees (B&W)
BBS. Distributor: Columbia Pictures
Drama | 1950s. Small Town Life (North-american). Teen/coming-of-age. Southern Gothic. Cult Movie
Movie Groups
Larry McMurtry Adaptations
Synopsis / Plot
This coming-of-age tale set in the 50s focuses on best friends Sonny Crawford (Timothy Bottoms) and Duane Jackson (Jeff Bridges) and their relationships. Duane is dating the beautiful but fickle Jacy Farrow (Cybill Shepherd), a good girl who is looking for a little excitement. Shy Sonny, meanwhile, is carrying on an illicit affair with a coach's wife, Ruth Popper (Cloris Leachman), a sad, plain woman whose only joy appears to be the stolen moments they share. By delving into the intertwining lives of the towns diverse residents, the film explores issues of love, loneliness, innocence lost, and disillusionment.
1971: 2 Oscars: Best Supp. Actor (Johnson), Supp. Actress (Leachman). 8 Nom.
1971: Golden Globe: Best Supp. Actor (Johnson). 6 nominations inc. Best Drama
1972: 3 BAFTA Awards: Supp. Actor (Johnson), Supp. Actress (Leachman), Writing
1972: National Board of Review: Supp. Actor (Johnson), Supp. Actress (Leachman)
1971: New York Film Critics Circle: 3 Awards, incl. Best Sup. Actor (Johnson). 6 Nom.
1971: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Nominated for Best Director
1971: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Adapted Drama Screenplay
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