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The Last Ride (2012)

The Last Ride

Overview


Genre

Drama, Biography

Release Date

June 22, 2012 (Limited)

MPAA Rating

PG-13

Duration

102 min.

Studio

Mozark Productions

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Cast and Crew


Director

Harry Thomason

Producer

Benjy Gaither, Douglas Jackson

Screenwriter

Howard Klausner, Dub Cornett

Starring

Story


Hank Williams pioneered and pretty much invented what we know today as country music. At the peak of his career, he was acknowledged to be the greatest singer-songwriter in American history. But after a meteoric rise to record and radio super-stardom in the late 1940's, the man had made a train wreck of his life. Drugs, alcohol, and a hair-trigger temper had ended two marriages, ruined a host of friendships and made the tortured genius a virtual untouchable in the music business. So at the end of 1952, Hank Williams gathered what was left of his physical strength to make things right, and begin the long road back. He booked New Years shows in West Virginia and Ohio, and hired a local kid who didn't even own a radio, much less know who this legend was, to drive him there from Montgomery Alabama. Inspired by the mysterious final days Hank Williams' mercurial life, "The Last Ride" is the story of that final drive through the bleak Appalachian countryside of 1950's America. A lonely two-man odyssey; a boy coming of age, and a man leaving this world way before his time, a victim of his own abuses.

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Poster of Mozark Productions' The Last Ride (2012)
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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..but a deeper, fresher perspective might have given The Last Ride a better shot at being, cinematically speaking, the last word on the troubled superstar..”
by Mark Holcomb [Village Voice]
“..it is well worth looking for if you're in the mood for a movie that is captivating..”
by Rex Reed [New York Observer]
“..cover versions of Williams's songs - several sung by his daughter, Jett - remind us why he mattered, even as the movie fails to do the same..”
by Jeannette Catsoulis [New York Times]