The Last Producer

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The Last Producer
The Last Producer.jpg
Directed by Burt Reynolds
Produced by Daniel Bigel
Michael Mailer
Written by Clyde Hayes
Starring Burt Reynolds
Rod Steiger
Benjamin Bratt
Music by Peter Manning Robinson
Cinematography Nick McLean
Edited by Jennifer Jean Cacavas
Tod Feuerman
Release date
  • February 9, 2001 (2001-02-09)
Running time
90 min.
Country United States
Language English

The Last Producer is a 2000 American drama film directed by and starring Burt Reynolds. It also featured Sean Astin, Ann-Margret, Lauren Holly, Rod Steiger, and Benjamin Bratt. It was also known, in final packaging and promotional materials, as The Final Hit.


Sonny Wexler (Reynolds) is an aging, washed-up, veteran producer with a pill-popping wife (Ann-Margret). In his heyday, Sonny produced an Oscar nominated movie, but now he finds he's a "has been" in a Hollywood that's been taken over by a younger generation, personified by studio executive Damon Black (Bratt) and foreign investors.

Knowing that he is soon going to die or be forgotten, he decides to wager all his strength in one last movie, something for which he can be remembered. His chance comes in the form of a brilliant script optioned from a promising young writer (Astin). But when Black (Bratt) undercuts the deal and eases Sonny out, Sonny has seventy-two hours to come up with enough money to purchase the script for himself. In desperation, he turns to the mafia to borrow the $50,000 he needs.


Home video[edit]

The film was released on home video in Iceland and Argentina in 2000 before airing on television in the U.S. in 2001. It was later re-titled The Last Hit for its U.S. home video release.


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