The Last Picture Show Poster

Release Date: January 1st, 1971

R|1 hr 58 min

Plot Summary
High school seniors and best friends, Sonny (Timothy Bottoms) and Duane (Jeff Bridges), live in a dying Texas town. The handsome Duane is dating local beauty, Jacy (Cybill Shepherd), while Sonny is having an affair with the coach's wife, Ruth (Cloris Leachman). As graduation nears, both boys contemplate their futures. While Duane eyes the army and Sonny takes over a local business, each boy struggles to figure out if he can escape this dead-end town and build a better life somewhere else.

Cast: Timothy Bottoms, Jeff Bridges, Cybill Shepherd, Ben Johnson, Cloris Leachman, Ellen Burstyn, Eileen Brennan, Clu Gulager

Director: Peter Bogdanovich

Genres: Drama

Production Co: BBS Productions, Columbia Pictures

Distributors: Columbia Pictures

Keywords: Friendship, Rivalry, Love, 1950s, Mother, Growing up, Escape, Small town, Moving

Awards

Nominated Supporting Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1972)
Winner Supporting Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1972)
Winner Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1972)
Winner Supporting Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1972)
Nominated Direction
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1972)
Nominated Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1972)
Nominated Actress in a Supporting Role
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Winner Actor in a Supporting Role
Winner Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Winner Actress in a Supporting Role
Nominated Actor in a Supporting Role
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Directing
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Nominated Writing (Screenplay - Based on Material From Another Medium)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Cinematography
Nominated Best Picture