The Last Picture Show quotes

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In tiny Anarene, Texas, in the lull between World War Two and the Korean Conflict, Sonny and Duane are best friends. Enduring that awkward period of life between boyhood and manhood, the two pass their time the best way they know how -- with the movie house, football, and girls. Jacy is Duane's steady, wanted by every boy in school, and she knows it. Her daddy is rich and her mom is good looking and loose. It's the general consensus that whoever wins Jacy's heart will be set for life. But Anarene is dying a quiet death as folks head for the big cities to make their livings and raise their kids. The boys are torn between a future somewhere out there beyond the borders of town or making do with their inheritance of a run-down pool hall and a decrepit movie house -- the legacy of their friend and mentor, Sam the Lion. As high school graduation approaches, they learn some difficult lessons about love, loneliness, and jealousy. Then folks stop attending the second-run features at the movie...

Director: Peter Bogdanovich
Writer: Larry McMurtry (screenplay), Peter Bogdanovich (screenplay), Larry McMurtry (novel)
Production: Columbia Pictures
Genre: drama, romance
Year: 1971
MetaScore: 93/100
ImdbRating: 8.0
BoxOffice: N/A
Released: 22 Oct 1971
Awards: Won 2 Oscars. Another 17 wins & 22 nominations.

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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 Ullrick
Lester Marlow - Randy Quaid
Sheriff - Joe Heathcock
Coach Popper - Bill Thurman
Joe Bob Blanton - Barc Doyle
Miss Mosey - Jessie Lee Fulton
Bobby Sheen - Gary Brockette
Jimmie Sue - Helena Humann
Leroy - Loyd Catlett
Gene Farrow - Robert Glenn
Teacher - John Hillerman
Mrs. Clarg (as Janice O'Malley) - Janice E. O'Malley
Oklahoma Patrolman - Floyd Mahaney
Annie Annie Martin - Kimberly Hyde
Winnie Snips - Marjorie Jay
Mrs. Jackson - Joye Hash
Jackie Lee French - Pamela Keller
Monroe - Gordon Hurst
Johnny - Mike Hosford
Nurse - Faye Jordan
Andy Fanner - Charles Seybert
Mr. Crawford - Grover Lewis
Marlene - Rebecca Ulrick
Cowboy in Cafe - Leon Brown
Truck Driver - Bobby McGriff
Oil Pumper - Jack Mueller
Brother Blanton - Robert Arnold
Tommy Logan - Frank Marshall
Larry - Tom Martin
1st Mechanic - Otis Elmore
Roughneck Driver - Charles Salmon
Gas Station Man - Will Morris Hannis
The Leon Miller Band - The Leon Miller Band
Roughneck in Truck - Stuart Spates