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The Last Detail

Directed by Hal Ashby

USA, 1973

HOME, 26 July 2017

The Last Detail

This is Jack Nicholson’s best film.

He plays ‘Badass’ Buddusky who, together with his com padre ‘Mule’ Mulhall (Otis Young), takes pity on Meadows (Randy Quaid), a green cadet who had messed up big-time. Their job is to escort Meadows to a military prison but along the way they show him – and themselves – a good time. That’s it.

It is full of humanity and compassion and sly critiques of what it means to be a man – a great, great film.