The Last Picture Show Trailer & Clips


The Last Picture Show full movie is released on Oct 22, 1971. Watch The Last Picture Show online - the English Drama movie from United States , which has achieved a worldwide gross of $29,146,131. The Last Picture Show is directed by Peter Bogdanovich and created by Larry McMurtry with Timothy Bottoms and Jeff Bridges. The Last Picture Show is available online on Amazon Video and Vudu.

In tiny Anarene, Texas, in the lull between World War Two and the Korean Conflict, Sonny and Duane are best friends. Enduring that awkward period of life between boyhood and manhood, the two pass their time the best way they know how -- with the movie house, football, and girls. Jacy is Duane's steady, wanted by every boy in school, and she knows it. Her daddy is rich and her mom is good looking and loose. It's the general consensus that whoever wins Jacy's heart will be set for life. But Anarene is dying a quiet death as folks head for the big cities to make their livings and raise their kids. The boys are torn between a future somewhere out there beyond the borders of town or making do with their inheritance of a run-down pool hall and a decrepit movie house -- the legacy of their friend and mentor, Sam the Lion. As high school graduation approaches, they learn some difficult lessons about love, loneliness, and jealousy. Then folks stop attending the second-run features at the movie house and the time comes for the last picture show. With the closure of the movie house, the boys feel that a stage of their lives is closing. They stand uneasily on the threshold of the rest of their lives. (The movie was adapted from the novel by Larry McMurtry).

As know as:

最後一場電影, Останній кіносеанс, L'ultimo spettacolo, Die letzte Vorstellung, Ostatni seans filmowy

Release Date:

Jan 01, 1971

Release Date (Streaming):

Nov 30, 1999


United States



Stream Service:

Columbia Pictures

Production Companies:

Columbia Pictures, BBS Productions, Last Picture Show Productions

Gross worldwide:



Anarene, Texas, 1951. Nothing much has changed..., THE PICTURE SHOW THAT INTRODUCED AMERICA TO THE FORGOTTEN 1950S. It launched the meteoric career of its brilliant new director and its talented cast. It won 2 Academy Awards, and nominations for 8. If you missed it the first time, you owe it to yourself now. If you saw it once, remember it again., The story of big dreams in a small town.


Andrew Sarris
Village Voice
At first glance, the movie is a faithful and skillful adaptation of the source, but a second look at both the film and the book reveals some interesting divergences.
by rottentomatoes, Mar 02, 2015
Pauline Kael
New Yorker
It's plain and uncondescending in its re-creation of what it means to be a high-school athlete, of what a country dance hall is like, of the necking in cars and movie houses, and of the desolation that follows high-school graduation.
by rottentomatoes, Mar 02, 2015
Wendy Ide
Times (UK)
A sublime study of sexually charged ennui in a dying town in 1950s Texas.
by rottentomatoes, Mar 02, 2015

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