The Last Producer


2h 2001

Brief Synopsis

An aging veteran producer in desperate need of a hit in order to re-enter the Hollywood club has his idea stolen by a brash young executive.Sonny Wexler's last chance for glory is the script optioned from a hungry young writer. When the writer tells Sonny that he has made a deal with a hot young stu

Film Details

Also Known As
Last Producer
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2001
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Synopsis

An aging veteran producer in desperate need of a hit in order to re-enter the Hollywood club has his idea stolen by a brash young executive.Sonny Wexler's last chance for glory is the script optioned from a hungry young writer. When the writer tells Sonny that he has made a deal with a hot young studio executive, Damon Black, cutting the older man out, Sonny is enraged. He vows to exercise his option before it expires in 72 hours, but struggles to come up with the $50,000 to purchase the script and wrest control from Black.In desperation, Sonny approaches an loan shark and becomes entangled in a dangerous web of intrigue involving an ex-cop turned gun-for-hire, who agrees to burn down Sonny's daughter's restaurant. In return, her husband will collect on the insurance money and help Sonny repay the loan shark to buy the script. As the plan becomes more complicated, Sonny begins to realize the depths he has gone to for an ephemeral dream.In a tense showdown, Sonny manages to get the money from the loan shark without having to burn down the restaurant. He thrusts the $50,000 in cash at Black, completing his option on the script. His triumph is short-lived, however, as Black reveals Sonny is a minute too late. Syd Wolf, enraged at being thrown out of the studio after 25 years, shoots Black. Sonny prevents Syd from killing the corrupt young executive, but Sonny finally recognizes he is not like Syd; he is ready for life after Hollywood.

Crew

Erik Aadahl

Sound Effects Editor

Deb Adair

Adr Mixer

John Alden

Stunt Man

John Alden

Stunt Coordinator

Cherish Alexander

Song

Gary Alonso

Lighting Technician

Leslie Anne Anderson

Hair Stylist

Rick Anderson

Swing Gang

Robert D Anderson

Driver

David Atkinson

Assistant

Nancy Au

Costume Supervisor

Angelique Auzerais

Art Department Coordinator

Nancy Baca

Makeup Assistant

Alex Barraza

Dolly Grip

Dan Begakis

Assistant Property Master

Tim Bellen

Steadicam Operator

Tim Bellen

Camera Operator

Frank Bertolino

Swing Gang

Daniel Bigel

Producer

Kevin Blauvelt

Best Boy

Roger E Blauvelt

Lighting Technician

Gerald H Boatright

Gaffer

Jane Boegel

Adr Editor

Barbara Boguski

Dialogue Editor

Barbara Boguski

Adr Editor

Charles I Bond

Sound

Tim Brennan

Dolly Grip

Fil Brown

Song

Fil Brown

Other

Blake Busby

Graphics

Jennifer Jean Cacavas

Editor

Stephen Cain

Boom Operator

Billy Cardenas

Driver

John J Cardos

Driver

Erick Cheren

Production Assistant

Vincent Cirrincione

Producer

Therese Clinton

Craft Service

Chris Connolly

Assistant

David Cortez

Security

Allison Cowitt

Casting

Brian Crispin

Driver

Willis Davidson

Other

Linda Deandrea

Hair Stylist

James Russell Dewolf

Dialogue Editor

Dennis Dorney

Other

Pete Elia

Adr Mixer

Andrew Ellerd

Sound Effects Editor

Todd Ellis

Property Master

Leonard Engleman

Makeup

Suzette Ervin

Production Designer

Kirk Essiambre

Assistant Property Master

Jill Ettinger

Assistant

Kiley Fascia

Production Accountant

David Fencl

Assistant Property Master

Mike Fenton

Casting

Tod Feuerman

Editor

Tod Feuerman

Coproducer

Stephen Fitzmaurice

Other

Stephen Fitzmaurice

Adr Mixer

Chuck Fowler

Electrician

Bob Fredrickson

Color Timer

Peter Freeman

Lighting Technician

Teresa Garber

Post-Production Supervisor

Jerry Glassman

Driver

Adam Seth Glick

Lighting Technician

Gail Gomez

Post-Production Accountant

Troy Gould

Other

Gut J Graves

Other

Dennis Hadley

Set Production Assistant

Bernie Hagadorn

Grip

Tom Halowell

Transportation Captain

Michael Hamm

Consultant

Isabel Harkins

Makeup Artist

Don Hartley

Dolly Grip

Clyde Hayes

Screenplay

Clyde Hayes

Coproducer

Eric Heavens

Visual Effects

Paul Hickerson

Pyrotechnics

Lyal R Holmberg

Assistant Location Manager

Karen Horwitz

Assistant Director

Thomas A Hutchinson

Camera Assistant

John P Johnson

Photography

Lonnie Johnson

Medic

Fred Johnston

Driver

J. Stanley Johnston

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Kate Kelly

Assistant Production Coordinator

Scot J Kelly

Editor

Rich King

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Carol Kitinski

Craft Service

C Darin Knight

Sound Mixer

Alwyn Hight Kushner

Production Assistant

Donald Kushner

Executive Producer

Heather Kwiecinski

Production Coordinator

Julie Landholt

Graphics

Norman Langley

Camera Operator

Rebecca Levinson

Assistant Director

C James Lewis

Assistant Camera Operator

Kevin Lindstrom

Driver

Peter Locke

Executive Producer

Jill Lucas

Wardrobe Department Intern

Sophie Luxmoore

Set Production Assistant

Brian Lynch

Camera Assistant

Michael Mailer

Producer

Charlotte Malmlof

On-Set Dresser

Steve Masias

Other

Agata Maszkiewicz

Costumes

Thomas P May

Key Grip

Nick Mclean

Assistant Camera Operator

Nick Mclean

Director Of Photography

Brian K Mcmanus

Makeup

Gus Medina

Foley Mixer

Maria L Melograne

Assistant Director

Chuck Michael

Sound Supervisor

Stacey Michaels

Adr Mixer

Eric Miller

Transportation Coordinator

Gary Miller

Camera

Phil Mittleman

Co-Executive Producer

Charles A Moore

Driver

Victor A Moore

Driver

Karen P Morris

Assistant Production Accountant

Greg Morton

Sound

Warden Neil

Costume Designer

Nino Neuboeck

Camera Assistant

Todd Niesen

Dialogue Editor

Miles O'fun

Sound

Robert Lansing Parker

Line Producer

Robert Lansing Parker

Unit Production Manager

Aaron Penn

Assistant Director

Dale Perry

Foley Artist

Lori Piertruszka

Wardrobe Department Intern

Daniel Plante

Dolly Grip

John J Plante

Dolly Grip

Elmo Ponsdomenech

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Andy Potvin

Consultant

Jennifer Rae Smith

Other

Monti Rainbolt

Assistant Property Master

Dan Raziel

Music Editor

Daniel C Re

Office Assistant

Steven Robertson

Dolly Grip

Dale Robinette

Photography

Peter Manning Robinson

Music

Kenneth F Rose

Security

Keith Roverud

Electrician

Federico Salas

Caterer

Dan Schmit

Visual Effects Supervisor

Ryan Schossow

Other

Thomas M Seber

Lighting Technician

Mike Shaheen

Video Assist/Playback

Yang Smith

Electrician

Cindy Taylor

Production Assistant

Carme Tenuta

Makeup Artist

Cynnie Troup

Script Supervisor

David Van Dam

Assistant Location Manager

James E Wade

Driver

David Waine

Special Effects Coordinator

David Walden

Driver

Bill Ward

Sound Effects Editor

Gary Wigglesworth

Other

Andre T Williams

Lighting Technician

Paul Wilson

Location Manager

Brent Alan Winholt

Hair Assistant

Z Jean Woods

Assistant Editor

Elizabeth Zdansky

Set Decorator

Film Details

Also Known As
Last Producer
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2001
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Aired in United States February 6, 2001

Aired in United States 2000

Aired in United States May 2000

Shown at American Film Market (AFM) in Santa Monica, California February 23 - March 1, 2000.

Shown at Cannes Film Festival (market) in Cannes, France May 10-21, 2000.

Project previously in development at PolyGram Films Entertainment.

Project previously in development with Island Pictures.

Began shooting May 26, 1999.

Completed shooting June 29, 1999.