The Last Picture Show

The Last Picture Show (1971)

Anarene, Texas, 1951. Nothing much has changed…

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 1971-10-03
  • User Rating: 7.6/10 from 656 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 59min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: BBS Productions
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Peter Bogdanovich
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High school seniors and best friends, Sonny and Duane, live in a dying Texas town. The handsome Duane is dating a local beauty, while Sonny is having an affair with the coach's wife. As graduation nears and both boys contemplate their futures, Duane eyes the army and Sonny takes over a local business. Each struggles to figure out if he can escape this dead-end town and build a better life somewhere else.

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  • Timothy Bottoms

    as Sonny Crawford
  • Cybill Shepherd

    as Jacy Farrow
  • Jeff Bridges

    as Duane Jackson
  • Cloris Leachman

    as Ruth Popper
  • Ellen Burstyn

    as Lois Farrow
  • Ben Johnson

    as Sam the Lion
  • Randy Quaid

    as Lester Marlow
  • Clu Gulager

    as Abilene
  • Eileen Brennan

    as Genevieve
  • Sam Bottoms

    as Billy
  • Sharon Ullrick

    as Charlene Duggs
  • Bill Thurman

    as Coach Popper
  • Jessie Lee Fulton

    as Miss Mosey
  • Helena Humann

    as Jimmie Sue
  • Barc Doyle

    as Joe Bob Blanton
  • Gary Brockette

    as Bobby Sheen
  • John Hillerman

    as English teacher
  • Joe Heathcock

    as Sheriff
  • Kimberly Hyde

    as Annie-Annie Martin
  • Noble Willingham

    as Chester
  • Janice O'Malley

    as Mrs. Clarg
  • Grover Lewis

    as Sonny's father
  • Peter Bogdanovich

    as DJ (voice, uncredited)
  • Loyd Catlett

    as Leroy
  • Robert Glenn

    as Gene Farrow
  • Floyd Mahaney

    as Oklahoma Patrolman
  • Joye Hash

    as Mrs. Jackson
  • Gordon Hurst

    as Monroe
  • Charles Seybert

    as Andy Fanner
  • Frank Marshall

    as Tommy Logan
  • Tom Martin

    as Larry
  • Stuart Spates

    as Roughneck in Truck (uncredited)
  • Marjorie Jay

    as Winnie Snips
  • Pamela Keller

    as Jackie Lee French
  • Mike Hosford

    as Johnny
  • Faye Jordan

    as Nurse
  • Rebecca Ulrick

    as Marlene
  • Merrill Shepherd

    as Agnes
  • Buddy Wood

    as Bud
  • Kenny Wood

    as Ken
  • Leon Brown

    as Cowboy in Cafe
  • Bobby McGriff

    as Truck Driver
  • Jack Mueller

    as Oil Pumper
  • Robert Arnold

    as Brother Blanton
  • Otis Elmore

    as 1st Mechanic
  • Charles Salmon

    as Roughneck Driver
  • George Gaulden

    as Cowboy
  • Will Morris Hannis

    as Gas Station Man
Writing Larry McMurtry Screenplay
Directing Peter Bogdanovich Director
Production Ross Brown Casting
Writing Larry McMurtry Novel
Costume & Make-Up Polly Platt Costume Design
Art Polly Platt Production Design
Editing Donn Cambern Editor
Writing Peter Bogdanovich Screenplay
Art Walter Scott Herndon Art Direction
Editing Peter Bogdanovich Editor
Camera Robert Surtees Director of Photography
Production Bert Schneider Executive Producer
Production Harold Schneider Associate Producer
Production Bob Rafelson Producer
Production Frank Marshall Location Manager
Production Stephen J. Friedman Producer
Art Ed Shanley Construction Coordinator
Camera Terry K. Meade Camera Operator
Art Vincent M. Cresciman Assistant Production Design
Production Don Guest Unit Production Manager
Directing Robert Rubin Assistant Director
Production Marilyn La Salandra Production Coordinator
Directing William A. Morrison Second Assistant Director
Directing Marshall Schlom Script Supervisor
Art Al Litteken Construction Coordinator
Camera Carl Manoogian Key Grip
Camera Leonard Lookabaugh Dolly Grip
Lighting Alan Goldenhar Gaffer
Sound Tom Overton Sound Mixer
Sound Dean Salmon Boom Operator
Art George Lillie Painter
Production Elly Mitchell Production Secretary
Production Mae Woods Production Assistant
Costume & Make-Up Mickey Sherrard Wardrobe Coordinator
Costume & Make-Up Nancy McArdle Wardrobe Coordinator
Art Walter Starkey Props
Art Louis Donelan Props