The Last Picture Show
- Original title
The Last Picture Show
- Running time
- 118 min.
- United States
Peter Bogdanovich, Larry McMurtry (Novel: Larry McMurtry)
Phil Harris, Johnny Standley, Hank Thompson
Robert Surtees (B&W)
BBS. Distributed by 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.
: 2 Oscars: Best Supp. Actor (Johnson), Supp. Actress (Leachman). 8 Nom.
: Golden Globe: Best Supp. Actor (Johnson). 5 nominations inc. Best Drama
: 3 BAFTA Awards: Supp. Actor (Johnson), Supp. Actress (Leachman), Writing
: National Board of Review: Supp. Actor (Johnson), Supp. Actress (Leachman)
: New York Film Critics Circle: Best Screenplay, Supp. Actor (Johnson) & Supp. Actress (Burstyn)
: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Nominated for Best Director
: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Adapted Drama Screenplay
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