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Cast: Timothy Bottoms, Jeff Bridges, Clu Gulager, Ellen Burstyn, Bill Thurman, Randy Quaid, Ben Johnson, Eileen Brennan, Cybill Shepherd, Sam Bottoms, Cloris Leachman, Peter Bogdanovich, John Hillerman, Sharon Ullrick, Joe Heathcock, Barc Doyle ...LESS
The Last Picture Show is a 1971 American drama film directed by Peter Bogdanovich, adapted from a semi-autobiographical 1966 novel of the same name by Larry McMurtry. Set in a small town in north Texas from November 1951 – October 1952, it is about the coming of age of Sonny Crawford and his... MORE
The Last Picture Show is a 1971 American drama film directed by Peter Bogdanovich, adapted from a semi-autobiographical 1966 novel of the same name by Larry McMurtry. Set in a small town in north Texas from November 1951 – October 1952, it is about the coming of age of Sonny Crawford and his friend Duane Jackson. The cast includes Cybill Shepherd in her film debut, Ben Johnson, Eileen Brennan, Ellen Burstyn, Cloris Leachman, Clu Gulager, Randy Quaid in his film debut, and John Hillerman. For aesthetic and technical reasons it was shot in black and white, which was unusual for its time. The film was nominated for eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, and four nominations for acting: Ben Johnson and Jeff Bridges for Best Supporting Actor, and Ellen Burstyn and Cloris Leachman for Best Supporting Actress, with Johnson and Leachman winning. LESS
zuguide.com Sonny Crawford (Timothy Bottoms) and Duane Jackson (Jeff Bridges) are best friends growing through the changes of high school. Raised in the small town of Anarene, TX, the two friends share good times, girlfriends and a love for a rundown movie house owned by a man called Sam the Lion (Ben Johnson). As their town is choked by movement into bigger cities, the boys watch their favorite movie theater close as they themselves close the book on their early lives. Directed by Peter Bogdanovich. With Cybill Shepherd, Ellen Burstyn and Eileen Brennan. Categories: Drama. Year: 1971. For more trailers with Cybill Shepherd, please see zuguide.com Also, for movie previews starring Jeff Bridges, see zuguide.com
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