September 14: The Last Detail

September 14 @ 9PM: The Last Detail USA 1973 d. Hal Ashby with Jack Nicholson, Randy Quaid, Otis Young, Carol Kane, Clifton James and Gilda Radner. Colour. 104m

Links: AFI  IMDB  Wikipedia  Full Hal Ashby Programme

Toronto stands in for Norfolk, Virginia and there are 65 “fucks”. Do you really need more? There’s a script by the legendary Robert Towne as well as great, charming and early performances by Randy Quaid and Carol Kane. And the feature attraction: one of Jack Nicholson’s more controlled, complete performances (he won Best Actor at Cannes that year) – he is the fucking shore patrol!