StoryIt's a long life, so you need life-long friends. "Last Orders" is a funny and moving film about four old friends (Bob Hoskins, Ray Winstone, David Hemmings and Tom Courtenay) and, most of all, the man, Jack Dodds (Michael Caine), whose "last orders" have set them on a journey.
Jack Dodds was an ordinary guy, a butcher, yet a powerful, charismatic man whose life was a crucial heartline for the four men. As they make their trip through beautiful landscapes and a series of pubs, the men are flooded with memories of their life with him. There's "Lucky" (Hoskins) the gambler, best friend to Jack and admirer of his beautiful wife, Amy (Helen Mirren); Vince (Winstone), Jack's son, a used-car dealer whose resentment towards Jack stems from a wartime secret; Lenny (Hemmings), a one-time boxer who is always looking for a fight; and undertaker Vic (Courtenay), a wise and bemused presence who manages to keep the men on track. Meanwhile, Jack's wife Amy is on a journey of her own to visit their daughter, whom Jack could never love.
It's an epic story of a remarkable generation that survived a terrible war, a film about ordinary people which shows that there are no ordinary people. The stories of their early hopes, the children, the affairs, the good times and the bad, reveal to the men and to us that it's your friends who break your heart... and your friends who mend it.
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- Genre: Drama Movies
- Director: Fred Schepisi
- Producer: Prism Leisure Corporation
- Length: 110 min
- Aspect ratio: 16:9 Anamorp
Theatrical Release North America Dec 7, 2001 Europe Jan 11, 2002 Australia Jul 11, 2002
Ratings North America R Europe 15 Australia M
DVD Release North America Aug 13, 2002 Europe Jul 28, 2003