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The Last Detail
  • R
  • 1h 44m
  • 1973
Fresh93%
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Jack Nicholson is at his very best in this highly-acclaimed dramatic comedy about three sailors on the loose. Two hard-boiled career petty officers, Buddusky (Nicholson) and Mulhall (Otis Young), are detailed to take a young sailor, Meadows (Randy Quaid), from a Virginia Naval Base to a New Hampshire Naval Prison to serve an eight-year sentence for a trivial offense. Buddusky and Mulhall take a liking to Meadows and are determined to show him a good time on their journey north. Their escapades begin in Washington where they narrowly escape a bar fight, then get blind drunk in their hotel room. In New York, they tangle with some Marines, and in Boston, Buddusky takes Meadows to a brothel for his first sexual experience. Finally, after reluctantly turning in Meadows, Buddusky and Mulhall realize they are as much prisoners of their own world as Meadows now is of his.
© 1973 , renewed 2001 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

TOMATOMETER®
Fresh93%
Critics Consensus: Very profane, very funny, very '70s: Director Hal Ashby lets Jack Nicholson and the cast run loose, creating a unique dramedy that's far out to sea.
Reviews
Chicago Reader
Don Druker
Fresh

A tough-talking, sparely directed effort by Hal Ashby, with an immaculate performance by Jack Nich...

June 21, 2017
Variety
Variety Staff
Fresh

Salty, bawdy, hilarious and very touching.

June 21, 2017
Time Out
Geoff Andrew
Rotten

One can't help feeling that the criticism of modern America hits out at all too easy targets in a...

June 21, 2017
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama, Comedy
  • Release Date:December 10, 1973
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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