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The Last Detail

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Original title
The Last Detail
Year
Running time
105 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Robert Towne (Novel: Darryl Ponicsan)
Music
Johnny Mandel
Cinematography
Michael Chapman
Cast
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Producer
Acrobat Productions. Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Genre
Comedy | Comedy-Drama
Movie Groups
Darryl Ponicsan Adaptations
New
Synopsis / Plot
After being convicted of petty thievery, a young sailor finds himself in the care of two escorts assigned to take him to military prison. But the journey turns out to be more leisurely than expected, with several side trips and extracurricular activities thrown in for good measure. As they travel, the three exchange confidences and become friends. By the time they have reached their destination, everyone has been changed permanently by the experience.
Awards
1973: 3 Nominations for Oscar: Best Actor (Jack Nicholson), Supporting Actor (Quaid), Adapted Screenplay
1973: 2 Nom. Golden Globes: Best Actor - Drama (Nicholson) and Supp. Actor (Quaid)
1973: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Adapted Drama Screenplay
1974: BAFTA Awards: Best Actor (Jack Nicholson) and Screenplay. 4 Nominations
1974: Cannes: Best Actor (Jack Nicholson)
1974: New York Film Critics Circle: Best Actor (Jack Nicholson)
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