The Last Picture Show

The Last Picture Show (1971)

Genres - Drama, Romance, Sports  |   Sub-Genres - Basketball, Coming-Of-Age Fiction  |   Release Date - Oct 3, 1971  |   Run Time - 119 min.  |   Countries - United States of America  |   MPAA Rating - R
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The Last Picture Show is a 1971 American drama film directed and co-written by Peter Bogdanovich, adapted from a semi-autobiographical 1966 novel The Last Picture Show by Larry McMurtry.

Set in a small town in north Texas from November 1951 to October 1952, it is about the coming of age of Sonny Crawford (Timothy Bottoms) and his friend Duane Jackson (Jeff Bridges). The cast also includes Cybill Shepherd (in her film debut), Ben Johnson, Eileen Brennan, Ellen Burstyn, Cloris Leachman, Clu Gulager, Randy Quaid and John Hillerman. For aesthetic reasons it was shot in black and white, which was unusual for the time. The film features many songs of Hank Williams and other recording artists played throughout.

The film was nominated for eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, Ben Johnson and Jeff Bridges for Best Supporting Actor and Ellen Burstyn and Cloris Leachman for Best Supporting Actress, with Johnson and Leachman winning. In 1998 the film was deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" by the United States Library of Congress and selected for preservation in the National Film Registry.

Movie Info

Budget

$1,300,000

Box Office

$29,146,131

Tags

1950s, Art/Music, Coming Of Age/Teen, Elopement, Film Based On Literature, Graduation, Graduation Present, High School Graduation, Last Picture Show, Movie Theater, Small Town, Texas

Attributes

Filming Location: Florida
Narrative Location: Texas

Alternate Titles

A Última Sessão
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A Última Sessão de Cinema
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Az utolsó mozielőadás
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Den sista föreställningen
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Die letzte Vorstellung
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I teleftaia parastasi
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L'ultimo spettacolo
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La dernière séance
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La última función
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La última película
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Ostatni seans filmowy
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Paskutinis kino seansas
LT
Posledné filmové predstavenie
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Poslední filmové představení
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Poslední představení
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Poslednja bioskopska predstava
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Posljednja kino predstava
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Rasuto shô
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Sidste forestilling
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Siste forestilling
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Son gösteri
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The Last Picture Show
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Ultimul spectacol cinematografic
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Viimane kinoseanss
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Viimeinen elokuva
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Zadnja predstava
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Η Τελευταία Παράσταση
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Останній кіносеанс
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Последната прожекция
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Последний киносеанс
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ラスト・ショー
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最後一場電影
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마지막 영화관
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