DVD 131 mins IMDB 6.3 (9,094 votes)
R
The Last Castle
Dreamworks (2001)
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#53

My Rating:
6

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(2002 )
Action, Drama
USA  /  English

Robert Redford Lt. Gen. Eugene Irwin
James Gandolfini Col. Winter
Mark Ruffalo Yates
Steve Burton Capt. Peretz
Delroy Lindo Gen. Wheeler
Paul Calderon Dellwo
Samuel Ball Duffy
Jeremy Childs Cutbush
Clifton Collins Jr. Cpl. Ramon Aguilar
George W. Scott Thumper
Clifton Collins, Jr. Aguilar
Brian Goodman Beaupre
Frank Military Doc
Michael Irby Enriquez
Jr. Clifton Collins
Maurice Bullard Sgt. McLaren
Nick Kokich Pvt. Niebolt

Director Rod Lurie
Producer Robert Lawrence
Writer David Scarpa; Graham Yost
Cinematography Shelly Johnson
Musician Jerry Goldsmith; Dean Hall; Tom Waits
User Credit 1 Michael Jablow; Kevin Stitt
User Credit 2 Ha Nguyen

Robert Redford stars in this action drama as General Irwin, a respected three-star tactician whose career ends in disgrace when he's court martialed and sent to The Castle, a maximum security military prison. Irwin quickly butts heads with the facility's autocratic warden, Colonel Winter (James Gandolfini), who runs his command with an iron fist, even killing prisoners when he deems it necessary. Irwin rallies his fellow convicts into a rag-tag army and leads them in a revolt against Winter, an action that the warden is ready to repel by violent means. Mark Ruffalo, Robin Wright Penn, and Delroy Lindo co-star in this Dreamworks production, the third feature film from one-time film critic Rod Lurie. — Karl Williams

Edition Details
Barcode 667068987027
Region Region 1
Chapters 24
Release Date 3/4/2003
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio Widescreen 2.35:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Subtitles French; Spanish
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Surround [CC]
ENGLISH: DTS 5.1 [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital 5.1
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 1

Features
Color Closed-captioned Widescreen Dolby DTS Surround Sound
Personal Details
User Lookup 1 DVD Original
User Text 1 Language and violence.
User Text 2 A castle can only have one king
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Notes
Trivia: During filming breaks Gandolfini often played chess, which was a theme throughout the movie. Redford read a dictionary or tossed around a baseball or football. (more)

Goofs: Continuity: A few minutes after the office of Col. Winters is set afire and then extinguished by the sprinkler system, Winters examines the damage and there is no smoke or steam rising from the debris. (more)

Quotes:
[first lines]
Irwin: Take a look at a castle. Any castle. Now break down the key elements that make it a castle. They haven't changed in a thousand years. 1: Location. A site on high ground that commands the territory as far as the eye can see. 2: Protection. Big walls, walls strong enough to withstand a frontal attack...
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Awards: 1 win & 3 nominations (more)