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The Last Laugh (2019)

TV-MA | | Comedy | 11 January 2019 (USA)
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When retired talent manager Al Hart is reunited with his first client, Buddy Green, a comic who quit show business 50 years ago, he convinces Buddy to escape their retirement community and hit the road for a cross-country comedy tour.

Director:

Greg Pritikin

Writer:

Greg Pritikin

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chevy Chase ... Al Hart
Richard Dreyfuss ... Buddy Green
Andie MacDowell ... Doris Lovejoy
Kate Micucci ... Jeannie
Chris Parnell ... Charlie Green
George Wallace ... Johnny Sunshine
Lewis Black ... Max Becker
Richard Kind ... Jimbo
Ron Clark ... Doc Ron
Kit Willesee Kit Willesee ... Actress in Cafe / Motel Prostitute
Chris Fleming ... Kickapoo Comic
Allan Harvey Allan Harvey ... Heckler
Jason Batchko Jason Batchko ... Little Leo
Alan Demovsky Alan Demovsky ... Deli Waiter
James Galea ... Magician
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Storyline

When retired talent manager Al Hart is reunited with his first client, Buddy Green, a comic who quit show business 50 years ago, he convinces Buddy to escape their retirement community and hit the road for a cross-country comedy tour.

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Taglines:

It's never too late to get your act together.

Genres:

Comedy

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Trivia

In this film, Chevy Chase plays a character named Al. Thirty-plus years prior, Chevy Chase lipsynced in the popular music video to Paul Simon's song, Paul Simon: You Can Call Me Al (1986). See more »

Goofs

when Al tells Buddy that he knows about his cancer, the camera switches back and forth from behind Al and then Buddy throughout the conversation. When it is behind Al, Al is wearing his glasses. When it is behind Buddy, Al is not wearing his glasses. See more »

Quotes

Buddy Green: [On the Tonight Show] This is my first comeback without someone yelling 'clear!'
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Connections

Referenced in Good Morning Britain: Episode dated 12 January 2018 (2018) See more »

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Good idea with bad execution
23 January 2019 | by williamjpenfoldSee all my reviews

Chevy Chase should not be the lead in a movie like this. There were numerous times where the camera would follow him around looking dazed for no particular reason. The script is rather flat and the direction is all over the place. This is a film that cried out for a strong director to take control.

Compare this film to the vastly superior The Kominsky Method starring Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin and you will see what The Last Laugh could have been..


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 January 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Netflix, Paris Film See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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