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The Last Supper (1995)

A group of idealistic, but frustrated, liberals succumb to the temptation of murdering rightwing pundits for their political beliefs.

Director:

Stacy Title

Writer:

Dan Rosen (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cameron Diaz ... Jude
Ron Eldard ... Pete
Annabeth Gish ... Paulie
Jonathan Penner ... Marc
Courtney B. Vance ... Luke
Bill Paxton ... Zachary Cody
Nora Dunn ... Sheriff Alice Stanley
Ron Perlman ... Norman Arbuthnot
Dan Rosen ... Deputy Hartford
Amber Taylor ... Girl in Coffee Shop
Matt Cooper Matt Cooper ... Jerk in Coffee Shop
Charles Durning ... Rev. Gerald Hutchens
Mark Harmon ... Dominant Male
Gil Segel Gil Segel ... Iowa Resident at Door
Rachel Chagall ... Abortion Activist
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Storyline

Jude, Luke, Marc, Paulie and Pete are liberal-minded roommates and grad students at a Iowa post-secondary institution. Every Sunday for the past year, they have hosted a dinner party, inviting a friend over to have an open-minded discussion about whatever topics are of interest. On a dark and stormy night when Pete was supposed to bring a friend for one of those dinners, he instead comes home with Zachary Cody, who rescued a stranded Pete whose car broke down. They invite Zach to stay for dinner instead of Pete's missing friend. They soon find out that Zach is among other things a racist neo-Nazi, which brings up a potentially dangerous situation for Jewish Marc and black Luke. After some physical altercations and verbal threats, Marc ends up stabbing Zach dead out of what he considers self-defense. As the friends discuss what to do about Zach, they finally come to the conclusion that in killing Zach, they have done society a service. So they ponder 'why not invite other ... Written by Huggo

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Eat... drink... and be buried... See more »


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Rated R for language, and for some sexuality and violence | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Beau Bridges was originally asked to play Norman Arbuthnot, but he turned the role down. See more »

Goofs

When the group is arguing after Luc stabs the woman who hates Catcher In the Rye, the victim is supposed to be dead with a knife in her back, slumped over the chair, but she can clearly be seen breathing. See more »

Quotes

Luke: What if you kill somebody whose death makes the world a better place?
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References Family Plot (1976) See more »

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Lover's Concerto
Written by Sandy Linzer & Denny Randell
Performed by The Toys
Courtesy of Rhino Records
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Biting political satire to die for
15 October 2014 | by bowmanblueSee all my reviews

Never let it be said that only the British can do political satire. Here we see five (liberally-minded) housemates start poisoning all those who they believe will cause more harm than good in life.

Hardly a topic for comedy you might think, but then what you get is the blackest of black humour imaginable. However, it's not just darkly comic, but it also poses quite a few questions about morality along the way. You'll find yourself agreeing with both sides' points of view at some stage I'm sure.

Plus, all the performances are equally strong - Cameron Diaz in a most 'un-Cameron Diaz-like' role, but it's Ron Perlman and Bill Paxton who probably steal their respective scenes.

If you're looking for a laugh-a-minute comedy with a feel-good vibe to it, then steer clear. However, if you're after something much nastier which will make you think, while even raising the odd smile, then give this a go.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 April 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Last Supper See more »

Filming Locations:

Sierra Madre, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$33,824, 7 April 1996

Gross USA:

$459,749

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$459,749
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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