The Furious 70s: THE LAST DETAIL



Editor-In-Chief of The Deuce: Grindhouse Cinema Database/Furious Cinema contributor. Pete is a rabid movie geek who enjoys everything from wild n' crazy exploitation/cult flix to big budget mainstream classics. His other interests include: graphic design, cartooning and music.

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  1. Jack Deth says:

    Hi, Furious:

    ‘The Last Detail’ is a great film from 1970s that managed to capture a road trip, comedy and the near invisible duty of accomplishing a detail that few desire, but must be accomplished.

    Excellent up and coming cast and superb raunchy dialogue that made Jack Nicholson a household name afterwards. With enough scenes for Nicholson to chew scenery while remaining true to a very set in his ways, long time Navy NCO.

  2. R.A. Kerr says:

    I’ve never seen this film and, admittedly, have never even heard of it. I like how you describe the directing/cinematography style. Sounds like one I should check out.

  3. Aurora says:

    Nicely done!! I saw The Last Details eons ago and taped it from TCM from the showing the other night. Can’t wait to watch it again. You’ve gotten me in the mood for some Nicholson.

    Thanks so much for your contributions to the blogathon and all your enthusiasm.


  4. Terrific write-up on one of the most poignant “road movies” ever made. I saw this on the big screen in a script writing class. It’s amazing how the characters manage to be both offensive and moving. CHINATOWN may be considered Towne’s masterpiece, but you sympathize more with the characters in THE LAST DETAIL, I think. As you point out, this movie is really about freedom—which you never feel more than when it’s about to be taken away.

    • Peter Peter says:

      thanks ND! i agree completely. I think that dynamic in Last Detail comes from Badass and Mule (macho tough guys) contrasted with the shy misfit Meadows who they seem to be almost adult babysitting rather than guarding.

  5. adam sutor says:

    one of my favorate of all time being a veteran myself, i understand the comradery between service men. otis young is especialy wonderfull.

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