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The Last Detail
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The Last Detail

1973
Comedy, Drama
1h 44m
Two Navy men are ordered to bring a young offender to prison but decide to show him one last good time along the way. (imdb)
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70th
4
It's a shame that this type of 70s realism went out the door for the most part, because films like this are a breath of fresh air whenever I watch them. It's not that profound or hard-hitting, it's just a pleasant, quiet film that doesn't overexert itself and manages to be moving and amusing. Nicholson, as always, is the high point of the film, but it also boasts a very strong screenplay that gives the actors room to work with.
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80th
82
The Last Detail is an example of a a New Hollywood film that favors small moments to make big statements. Coming of age films, quite often, are bogged down by tantrums and epiphanies. Robert Towne's story leaves these clichés out and, instead, gives a simple and honest look at a kid forced to grow up quickly. The compassion shown toward him is incredibly touching- in a profanity-laced-kind-of-way.
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74th
4
Wow, this really took me by surprise. One part buddy movie, one part road trip, another part coming-of-age. The whole film is a wonderful representation of the social unrest that marked the 70's, balanced with quaint humanism. Robert Towne's script is the highlight, with blistering dialogue that ranges from hilarious to strangely poignant. Nicholson's performance is great, but I was also quite taken with Randy Quaid, who projects incredible vulnerability and helplessness.
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77th
75
Nibbling at greatness. It, arguably, never really gets there, but I found it enjoyable nevertheless. Nicholson is charismatic as Badass, but Randy Quaid steals the movie. I've never thought much of Quaid as an actor so that was a big surprise.
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92nd
80
T.L.D cemented Nicholson's reputation as one of the finest (and fearless) actors of his generation. He plays Buddusky, a low level Naval officer who, along with 'mule', must transport a young sailor, played effectively by Quaid, to a naval prison for a punishment that well exceeds the crime. They decide to show him a good time as they travel through bleak wintry landscapes, delaying the inevitable. It's a sharply written and directed film that is more complex than it initially seems.
Avg Percentile 66.77% from 838 total ratings
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