The Last Lullaby 2008 PG-13

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THE LAST LULLABY is a story about Price, a retired hitman who can't pass up one last high-priced contract. In his final job, he is directed to kill the beautiful and intriguing librarian Sarah, but his violent ways begin to fail him as he falls for this totally unsuspecting mark.

Starring:
Tom Sizemore, Sasha Alexander
Runtime:
1 hour, 34 minutes

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Genres Drama, Mystery
Director Jeffrey Goodman
Starring Tom Sizemore, Sasha Alexander
Supporting actors Sprague Grayden, Bill Smitrovich, Ray McKinnon, Omid Abtahi, Randall Batinkoff, Jerry Hardin, Smith Cho, Paul Rae, Ritchie Montgomery, Jason Konopisos, Jacob Tolano, Edrick Browne, Odessa Sykes, Kenneth Wayne Bradley, Steve Krieger, Mary Alfred Thoma, Marcus Shultz, Breanna Brooks
Studio Millennium Entertainment
MPAA rating PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Craig Clarke VINE VOICE on August 15, 2011
Format: DVD
Fans of Max Allan Collins's Quarry character have been waiting for a movie starring their favorite hired killer since he debuted in the 1970s. It took thirty years, but it's worth it. The Last Lullaby is here, and it's definitely a Quarry film, though the lead character isn't named "Quarry" (Collins wants to retain the rights to the name, so filmmakers can't make "sequels" without his input).

Retired killer Price (Tom Sizemore), on one of a string of sleepless nights, drives to a nearby convenience store and follows two suspicious characters to a kidnapping site, where he rescues the victim ... sort of. Six months later, he's offered $1 million for one last job: kill a librarian with ex-boyfriend troubles. But he gets emotionally involved, which puts them both in danger.

Collins's Quarry short story "A Matter of Principal" (upon which the first part of The Last Lullaby is based) was made into a short film by director Jeffrey Goodman. (This short film is available on the DVD Shades of Noir, available in the Max Allan Collins's Black Box DVD set.) Collins liked the short so much, he allowed Goodman to expand it into a feature, provided Collins was involved in the scripting.

An early draft of Collins's initial script was novelized by the author and published as part of the Hard Case Crime line as The Last Quarry. Readers of that novel will find a similar tone and characters but some significant differences made in turning the story into a mainstream (if independent) film. For example, co-screenwriter Peter Biegen was brought in to punch up the love story. (Collins's novelized version is much tougher.)

What really makes The Last Lullaby work, however, are the lead performances by Sizemore and Sasha Alexander, who plays the librarian.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Dexter Love on September 15, 2011
Format: DVD
I have to say I was pleasantly surprised while watching this film. Was quickly wrapped up in the story of an ex-hit man who gets roped back into his old way of life to carry out one more job. Really strong performances by Tom Sizemore (from HEAT and SAVING PRIVATE RYAN) -- the best he's been in years -- and the lovely Sasha Alexander (TNT'S RIZZOLI & ISLES). Supporting cast including Sprague Grayden (PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 2), Bill Smitrovich (IRON MAN), Ray McKinnon (THE BLIND SIDE), and Randall Batinkoff (KICK ASS) all add strong character work as well. In terms of direction, cinematography and editing, it's definitely among the best independent films I've seen this year. If you like a well made noir/thriller, don't miss THE LAST LULLABY!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Kathleen Drew on November 5, 2011
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Acting appears to be good. Script is fine - my problem is that the sound is very muddled and there are no closed captions - in 2011!!! Don't have a "home theater", just off the rack TV speakers and always watch with captions. Missed a lot of the movie because of this.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Drive-In Kid on January 15, 2014
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I have become sort of addicted to this movie. I have maybe 30 or so films that I use as my "go tos" when I am in the mood to watch something but don't feel like searching through dozens of titles. I know them all by heart but I still enjoy watching them. This movie is now in that group.

Sizemore is great as the aging hit man who is reconsidering his life. Alexander is beautiful and does an excellent job also as a woman living in fear. The performances are a bit underplayed and I like that. The use of the town of Minden LA is fantastic and the cinematography is quite good.

The lower budget forces the director to use real locations which I find far more satisfying than elaborate sets that just don't ring true. The secondary players are all decent and you believe they sort of belong in the location. In other words they don't come off like a bunch of actors from all over just plopped into some city they don't know anything about.

The ending is satisfying but still leaves you wondering what happens to the main characters after the final scene of the movie. This is a simple, solid little film that is great to have on even if you are doing something else. Missing a part here or there won't cause you to get lost.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By THE MOVIE GUY on May 11, 2012
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Jack Price (Tom Sizemore) is a freelance hitman who can create his own opportunities. Personality wise he is dry and realizes he is not a social butterfly. He saves the daughter (Sprague Grayden) of a millionaire (Bill Smitrovich) only to ransom her himself. Months later, needing a hitman, our millionaire manages to find Price and make him an offer he can't refuse: one million dollars to kill Sarah (Sasha Alexander), a nice pretty librarian in a small town called Homewood.

Neither we nor Price knows why he wants her dead. It is a mystery that we find out about midway...but too late. Price has already saved her twice from attackers and has grown fond of the librarian. Oh what to do, what to do.

I considered the movie to be 4 stars until the ending...the final scene...the look on Sasha's face. The irony of it all.

F-bomb, no sex, no nudity.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Laser Point on March 28, 2013
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Hit man takes last job and falls for his mark. Sounds cliche and totally predictable, However the film was so well done, and the performances were so excellent that it is worth more than one viewing. I was really surprised and cheered by the quality of this movie. Sizemore, as always, was terrific. Sasha Alexander and Bill Smitrovich, the other leads, were also excellent.I also like the fact that there is no pat ending to the story.
I was surprised at the quality of the movie because the it was done when Sizemore had already damaged his career with very well documented substance abuse/relationship problems. However, his enormous talent clearly remains intact. This is an absorbing, worthwhile video for your collection.
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