The Last Detail (1973)
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Desperately underrated. A very thorough look into the state of the various armed forces in the early half of the 1970's. Nicholson's performance is a bit over the top, but is tempered with the excellent Otis Young that sets the standard for future similar films. Gilda Radner's cameo is a welcome surprise.
Jack Nicholson is his usual best self. The emotional ups and downs in this movie really had me guessing to the end.
Jack Nicholson escorts a fellow sailor cross-country to jail in Hal Ashby's engaging bittersweet comedy road-trip. 8/10.
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This movie ranks #33 in Spike Lee's Essential List of Films for Filmmakers
This movie ranks #40 in BFI's 100 Road Movies
This movie ranks #526 in Time Out's 1000 Films to Change Your Life
This movie ranks #795 in TSPDT's 1,000 Greatest Films