Last Chance Harvey

Last Chance Harvey

Dustin Hoffman
Director: Joel Hopkins Cast: Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
, Emma Thompson
Emma Thompson
, Kathy Baker
Kathy Baker
Joel Hopkins

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Overview

A disastrous trip to London proves to have a silver lining for a middle-aged American jingle writer in this romantic slice-of-life drama starring Dustin Hoffman and Emma Thompson. Harvey (Hoffman) is about to lose his unfulfilling dead-end job writing jingles when he boards a plane to attend his daughter's wedding in London. He hasn't turned out a memorable tune in some time, and should Harvey fail to come up with something catchy during his trip overseas, he knows that his boss (Richard Schiff) is ready and willing to let him go. Upon arriving in London, Harvey is devastated to learn that his daughter (Liane Balaban) has opted to have her stepfather (James Brolin) walk her down the aisle instead of him. And things are about to get worse, too. Harvey realizes that he won't be able to suppress his sadness through the whole reception, and makes a quick getaway in hopes of catching a plane back home. Perhaps if he can attend an important meeting on Monday morning, his boss will have some sympathy and grant him a momentary reprieve. No such luck, however, because when Harvey misses the flight and calls his boss to explain, he is fired over the phone. Later, at the airport bar, Harvey is drowning his sorrows when he strikes up a conversation with no-nonsense Office of National Statistics employee Kate (Thompson). Kate doesn't have much of a social life; most of her time outside of work is spent suffocating under the love of her smothering mother (Eileen Atkins). She's just gotten through a humiliating string of blind dates, and something about Harvey's situation and demeanor strikes a sympathetic chord in the lonely civil servant. Likewise, Kate's intelligence and compassion prove unexpectedly invigorating to Harvey. Both Harvey and Kate had always assumed that love had passed them by -- could this middle-aged romance be the glimmer of a new beginning?

Product Details

Release Date: 05/05/2009
UPC: 0013138001696
Original Release: 2008
Rating: PG-13
Source: Starz / Anchor Bay
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:33:00
Sales rank: 31,531

Special Features

Disc 1: ; Widescreen presentation of the film; An Unconventional Love Story: The Making of Last Chance Harvey; Audio commentary with writer/director Joel Hopkins, Academy Award winners Dustin Hoffman and Emma Thompson; Theatrical trailer ; ; Disc 2: ; Full-frame presentation of feature film

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Dustin Hoffman Harvey Shine
Emma Thompson Kate Walker
Kathy Baker Jean
James Brolin Brian
Eileen Atkins Maggie Walker
Liane Balaban Susan
Richard Schiff Marvin
Timothy Howar Johnnie
Wendy Mae Brown Aggie
Bronagh Gallagher Oonagh
Jeremy Sheffield Matt
Daniel Lapaine Scott
Patrick Baladi Simon
Adam James Josh Hillman
Michael Landes Peter Turner
Jamie Sives Doctor Butler
Kate Harper Jill
Angela Griffin Melissa
Alex Avery Andrew
Tim Ahern Barry
Charlotte Lucas Gwen

Technical Credits
Joel Hopkins Director,Screenwriter
Francisco Alberto Makeup
Suzanne Austin Art Director
Neal Champion Special Effects Supervisor
Julie Dartnell Makeup
John DeBorman Cinematographer
Ali Farrell Casting
Elaine Grainger Casting
Jon Henson Production Designer
Jon Henson Production Designer
Michael Hill Musical Direction/Supervision
Dickon Hinchliffe Score Composer
Mark Holding Sound/Sound Designer
Jawal Nga Executive Producer
Tim Perell Producer
Laura Rosenthal Casting
Robin Sales Editor
Nicola Usborne Producer
Natalie Ward Costumes/Costume Designer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Last Chance Harvey: Widescreen Version
1. No More Chances/Main Title [6:42]
2. Lonely Arrival [7:34]
3. Awkward Introductions [4:00]
4. Nothing in Common [4:19]
5. Outside Looking In [8:04]
6. Heavy Traffic [3:06]
7. Lunch for Two [7:06]
8. Escorted to School [6:06]
9. Going As Friends [8:04]
10. Eloquent Toast [5:53]
11. Dance Partners [6:51]
12. Noon Rendezvous [4:48]
13. Irregular Heartbeats [3:12]
14. Harvey's Last Chance [4:51]
15. "I Think You're My Kind of Girl" [6:32]
16. End Credits [5:20]
Disc #2 -- Last Chance Harvey: Full Screen Version
1. No More Chances/Main Title [6:42]
2. Lonely Arrival [7:34]
3. Awkward Introductions [4:00]
4. Nothing in Common [4:19]
5. Outside Looking In [8:04]
6. Heavy Traffic [3:06]
7. Lunch for Two [7:06]
8. Escorted to School [6:06]
9. Going As Friends [8:04]
10. Eloquent Toast [5:53]
11. Dance Partners [6:51]
12. Noon Rendezvous [4:48]
13. Irregular Heartbeats [3:12]
14. Harvey's Last Chance [4:51]
15. "I Think You're My Kind of Girl" [6:32]
16. End Credits [5:20]

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