The Last Shot

Last Updated on: June 26th, 2024

The Last Shot (Touchstone Movie)

“The Last Shot” is a comedy film released in 2004, directed by Jeff Nathanson. The movie features an ensemble cast, including Matthew Broderick, Alec Baldwin, Toni Collette, and Calista Flockhart.

The story follows Steven Schats (played by Matthew Broderick), a struggling filmmaker who dreams of making it big in Hollywood. He gets an unexpected opportunity when a representative from a major studio, Joe Devine (played by Alec Baldwin), approaches him with an offer to turn his screenplay into a movie.

Unbeknownst to Steven, Joe Devine is actually an FBI agent working on an undercover operation. The studio executive is using Steven’s film as a front to launder money for the mafia. The FBI sees this as an opportunity to bring down the criminal organization.

As Steven enthusiastically sets out to direct his movie, the FBI closely monitors the production, leading to hilarious misunderstandings and chaotic situations.

“The Last Shot” is a satirical and tongue-in-cheek look at the film industry and the lengths people will go to achieve success. The film pokes fun at Hollywood’s glitz and glamour and the eccentricities of aspiring filmmakers.

The movie received mixed reviews from critics, but it has its share of fans who appreciate its clever humor and playful take on the world of filmmaking. The performances by the ensemble cast, particularly the comedic chemistry between Matthew Broderick and Alec Baldwin, add to the film’s charm.

“The Last Shot” serves as a touchstone for those seeking a lighthearted and humorous exploration of Hollywood’s quirks and the unexpected consequences of ambition and deception. It offers an entertaining and amusing ride for viewers looking for a satirical and light-hearted comedy.

Additional Details


  • Matthew Broderick: Steven Schats
  • Alec Baldwin: Joe Devine
  • Toni Collette: Emily French
  • Calista Flockhart: Valerie Weston
  • Ray Liotta: Jack Devine
  • Tim Blake Nelson: Marshal Paris
  • James Rebhorn: Abe White
  • Tony Shalhoub: Tommy Sanz
  • Stanley Anderson: Howard Schats
  • W Earl Brown: Willie Gratzo
  • Ian Gomez: Agent Nance
  • Buck Henry: Lonnie Bosco
  • Evan Jones: Troy Haines
  • Tom McCarthy: Agent Pike
  • Glenn Morshower: Agent McCaffrey
  • Jon Polito: Wally Kamin
  • Troy Winbush: Agent Ray Dawson
  • Russell Means: Himself
  • Pat Morita: Himself
  • Joan Cusack: Fanny Nash
  • Robert Evans: Himself
  • Judy Greer: Girl with Emily French at Movie Premiere
  • Eric Roberts: Himself
  • Shoshannah Stern: Steven’s Girlfriend


  • Director: Jeff Nathanson
  • Producers: Larry Brezner and David Hoberman
  • Writer: Jeff Nathanson

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