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The Last Detail Movie Review Summary

Actors: Jack Nicholson, Otis Young, Randy Quaid

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Career Navy enlisted men Buddusky (Nicholson) and Mulhall (Young) are between assignments and are given a temporary job as Military Police to escort a prisoner to his destination. The prisoner, a young sailor named Meadows (Quaid), is very young and naive, and has been given 8 years in the Navy brig for the paltry theft of $40 from a charity box. His captors are unhappy about his sentence and their assignment, and proceed to give the kid a taste of life (a visit to a prostitute, getting roaring drunk, picking a fight with some Marines) as they travel from Norfolk, Virginia through DC and New York on their way to Boston, during his final 5 days of freedom. Carol Kane, Michael Moriarty, Nancy Allen, and Gilda Radner turned up in supporting roles in this terrifically tragicomic story.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1960's-1970's Road trip    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   navy soldier Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York    -   Washington D.C.    -   Boston Misc setting    -   fort/military installation    -   bar

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   sex under blankets Any profanity?    -   A huge amnt of foul language Is this movie based on a    -   book

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