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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.

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

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Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 January 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Last Laugh See more »

Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Netflix, Paris Film See more »
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Dolby Digital

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In the scene at the comedy club in Lubbock Texas, when the old woman, Peaches Davis (II) throws the beer bottle (a rubber prop) at Richard Dreyfuss, on the 1st take the bottle struck Dreyfuss squarely in the crotch! The entire cast and crew, including Dreyfuss, was laughing so hard it was several minutes before shooting could resume. 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

Al Hart: Look Max, I didn't come here looking for an apology or a handout. I came to appeal to you... as a human being.
Max Becker: I'm not a human being. I'm a comedian!
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Referenced in Good Morning Britain: Episode dated 12 January 2018 (2018) See more »

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Richard Dreyfuss Doesn't Disappoint
12 January 2019 | by cpbirdieSee all my reviews

Of course I'm going to watch a movie starring Richard Dreyfuss and Chevy Chase. And I wasn't disappointed. It was funny with a message, but not so bleak as say "The Bucket List". I totally enjoyed this, yet another, movie about not getting older, but being old. I never think I'm going to enjoy these movies, too close to home, but this one was outstanding to me because of Richard Dreyfus. He always excels, whether in a dramatic role or a comedic role such as Bob in "What About Bob". He is wonderfully believable in this as a former standup comedian. Chevy is mostly the straight guy, and good at it, but I miss his goofiness. One restaurant scene allowed him some schtck and it was hilarious. The writing was excellent; the jokes didn't fall flat except when they were supposed to. And who doesn't like a good road trip? Could have done without the lengthy musical scene - nobody sings very well in it and it felt out of place with the rest of the story. Loved the cameo appearances by some great, old, comics who are still very much relevant today. Another good, watchable flick from Netflix.


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