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The Last Detail 1973 123movies

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No *#@!!* Navy’s going to give some poor **[email protected]* kid eight years in the #@!* brig without me taking him out for the time of his *#@!!* life.Dec. 11, 1973105 Min.
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#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Two bawdy, tough looking navy lifers – “Bad-Ass” Buddusky, and “Mule” Mulhall – are commissioned to escort a young pilferer named Meadows to the brig in Portsmouth. Meadows is not much of a thief. Indeed, in his late teens, he is not much of a man at all. His great crime was to try to steal forty dollars from the admiral’s wife’s pet charity. For this, he’s been sentenced to eight years behind bars. At first, Buddusky and Mulhall view the journey as a paid vacation, but their holiday spirits are quickly depressed by the prisoner, who looks prepared to break into tears at any moment. And he has the lowest self-image imaginable. Buddusky gets it into his head to give Meadows a good time and teach him a bit about getting on in the world. Lesson one: Don’t take every card life deals you. Next, he teaches Meadows to drink, and, as a coup de grace, finds a nice young whore to instruct him in lovemaking. Mule, who worries aloud about his own position with military authority, seems pleased with Meadows’s progress. However, when the trio reach Portsmouth, the game comes abruptly to an end as reality sets in.
Plot: Two Navy men are ordered to bring a young offender to prison, but decide to show him one last good time along the way.
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Beautifully Crafted Piece of Character
Nicholson’s “Bad Ass” is a beautifully crafted piece of character. He cusses. He fights. He drinks. He’s loud. No one else speaks Robert Towne’s words better than Nicholson. In this film he overwhelms at every turn. In the bar scene, he shows brute anger and a desire for dominance. The scenes with a young Nancy Allen are delightfully witty because of Nicholson’s schoolboy antics of getting a woman into bed.

It is the scenes with Randy Quaid (also wonderful) where Nicholson shines brightest. “Bad Ass” represents a paternal figure lacking in Meadows’ life. He makes him a man by demanding he send back a hamburger if it’s not cooked the way he likes it. He demands Meadows to stop crying and be a man. He demands Meadows to stand up for himself and fight when someone pushes his buttons. He demands Meadows to want to have sex, like other men his age. Nicholson’s father figure image here is played off perfectly as Meadows sort of imitates things “Bad Ass” does. If Bad Ass has a beer, Meadows has a beer. If Bad Ass wants a woman, Meadows wants a woman. There’s a secret trust between the two. It’s unspoken, but it’s there. That trust is broken in the end when Meadows tries to escape. It wasn’t all a lie, Meadows just felt that it was time to stop learning and start moving.

Review By: gottogorunning Rating: 8 Date: 2005-08-17
Naval Lifers are bad for recruitment images
The Last Detail (1973, Hal Ashby) depicts a side of the US Navy that the Navy didn’t want the public to focus on. The country at the time was in an uproar over the Vietnam Conflict. These were the days of The Weatherman (The Weather Underground Organization) and the SDS. The country was divided severely over the US involvement in Vietnam and the military was falling out of the public favor. The movie carefully skirts talking about the conflict by setting the action on the Eastern Seaboard (from Norfolk, VA to Portsmouth, NH) and having the main characters be Navy Shore Patrol. As the odd pair, played by Jack Nicholson and Otis Young, get their unusual assignment and venture north with their captive, an odd side of Navy life emerges: the career “lifer.” The plot of The Last Detail is a little far-fetched. Billy Buddusky (Nicholson) and Mulhall (Young) are ordered to escort Larry Meadows (Randy Quaid) from Norfolk, VA to the Naval prison in Portsmouth, NH (which closed the year after the film was released). Meadows is sentenced for 8 years in the brig for attempting to steal $40 from a polio donations box. “The Old Man’s Wife” was big into the polio cause and had her husband put the screws on Meadows, thus the harshness of his sentencing. Yet, this is really commentary on the Uniform Code of Military Justice. Nowhere else in the US would someone be sentenced for 8 years for attempting to steal (not actually even stealing) $40. They might be morally shunned and given some jail time, but certainly not time in prison. This sentencing shows the “corruption,” if you will, of the justice system in the military. Moral judgment was wrought upon Meadows because he had deeply offended “The Old Man’s Wife.” Along the journey from VA to NH, Buddusky and Mulhall try to show Meadows, who is presumably under 18, a good time by fulfilling all of the “masculine” desires, such as drinking, smoking marijuana, sexual involvement (with a prostitute), fighting (with Marines), etc.

During this adventurous trip, the characters of all the sailors emerge and we see what being a lifer in the Navy is like. The only thing these two guys can do is their job in the Navy: they’ve nowhere else to go. We discover that Buddusky’s nickname is “Bad Ass” and he tries to live up to that image in a very conscious way. “I am a bad-ass!” he exclaims more than once. He provokes a bartender after Meadows is refused a beer, pulling and aiming his (unloaded) gun at the barkeep. He suggests getting drunk, getting laid, getting high, and getting into a fight with some Marines for no reason whatsoever. “I have a flair for this sort of thing.” There has always been “brotherly” tension between the Marines and the Navy, but Buddusky provokes a fight for no reason other than to show how manly he is and get Meadows into a brawl. “Bad Ass” Buddusky clearly depicts one type of naval lifer. He is hyper-masculine and feels the need to assert this at every opportunity, whether that means starting a fight in a train station bathroom or saying he doesn’t give a damn about a kid going to prison for an unjust amount of time. Mulhall, or “Mule,” depicts another type of lifer. He is into doing his job, thus the name “Mule.” He isn’t bright, but he can carry a task to its completion. He helps to balance Buddusky, who’d probably not made it to NH in the allotted 5 days without him. He still likes to do masculine pastimes, but he’s more conscious of the task at hand.

The Navy doesn’t like to discuss lifers, really. They’re in the Navy because they had nowhere else to turn to. They need the fraternity, the protection from social norms and conventions, the steady check, and the structure of military life (and consequently the liberties that this also allows for). While the military was struggling to gather new recruits to fight in Vietnam, there were these other guys goofing off on the Eastern Seaboard, having the time of their life. This is not an image that helps to reinforce the sense of duty and commitment that the military tried to instill on new recruits.

Review By: jbaker4-1 Rating: 5 Date: 2006-03-02

Other Information:

Original Title The Last Detail
Release Date 1973-12-11
Release Year 1973

Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 44 min (104 min)
Budget 2300000
Revenue 10000000
Status Released
Rated R
Genre Comedy, Drama
Director Hal Ashby
Writer Robert Towne (screenplay), Darryl Ponicsan (novel)
Actors Jack Nicholson, Otis Young, Randy Quaid, Clifton James
Country USA
Awards Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 6 wins & 6 nominations.
Production Company Columbia Pictures Corporation, Bright-Persky Associates, Acrobat Productions
Website N/A

Technical Information:

Sound Mix Mono
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera N/A
Laboratory Metrocolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (color)
Film Length 2,840 m (Italy)
Negative Format 35 mm (Eastman 100T 5254)
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm

The Last Detail 1973 123movies
The Last Detail 1973 123movies
The Last Detail 1973 123movies
Original title The Last Detail
TMDb Rating 7.1 220 votes

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