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The Great American Picture Show: The Last Picture Show


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starring Timothy Bottoms Jeff Bridges , Ellen Burstyn
Adolescents Sonny Crawford and his friend Duane Jackson are growing up in a small town, dividing their time between the local pool hall and cinema and affairs with the local girls. The cinema is about to close; the last picture show will signal the end of an era. This brilliantly accurate re-creation of life in a Texas town during the early 1950s was hailed as one of the most significant American pictures of the last decade.
Screenplay by LARRY MCMURTRY and PETER BOGDANOVICH. based on the novel by LARRY MCMURTRY
. Films: page 23


Unknown: Timothy Bottoms
Unknown: Jeff Bridges
Unknown: Ellen Burstyn
Unknown: Adolescents Sonny Crawford
Unknown: Duane Jackson
Unknown: Larry McMurtry
Unknown: Peter Bogdanovich.
Novel By: Larry McMurtry
Produced By: Stephen J. Friedman
Directed By: Peter Bogdanovich
Sonny Crawford: Timothy Bottoms
Duane Jackson: Jeff Bridges
Jacy Farrow: Cybill Shepherd
Sam the Lion: Ben Johnson
Ruth Popper: Cloris Leachman
Lois Farrow: Ellen Burstyn
Genevieve: Eileen Brennan
Abilene: Clu Gulager
Billy: Sam Bottoms
Charlene Duggs: Sharon Taggart
Lester Marlow: Randy Quaid
Sheriff: Joe Heathcock
Coach Popper: Bill Thurman
Joe Bob Blanton: Barc Doyle

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The Great American Picture Show: The Last Picture Show

BBC Two England, 14 December 1980 22.10

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