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 623 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

  • Robert Glenn

  • Floyd Mahaney

  • Joye Hash

  • Gordon Hurst

  • Charles Seybert

  • Frank Marshall

  • Tom Martin

  • Stuart Spates

Production Frank Marshall Location Manager
Writing Larry McMurtry Screenplay
Writing Larry McMurtry Novel
Editing Donn Cambern Editor
Production Bert Schneider Executive Producer
Production Don Guest Unit Production Manager
Camera Robert Surtees Director of Photography
Production Harold Schneider Associate Producer
Production Bob Rafelson Producer
Art Polly Platt Production Design
Costume & Make-Up Polly Platt Costume Design
Writing Peter Bogdanovich Screenplay
Directing Peter Bogdanovich Director
Editing Peter Bogdanovich Editor
Production Ross Brown Casting
Art Walter Scott Herndon Art Direction
Production Stephen J. Friedman Producer
Directing Robert Rubin Assistant Director
Art Vincent M. Cresciman Assistant Production Design
Camera Terry K. Meade Camera Operator
Art Ed Shanley Construction Coordinator