Saturday, July 11, 2015

The Last American Hero (1973) - (Jeff Bridges) US one-sheet

The Last American Hero (1973) - (Jeff Bridges) US one-sheet

This is a 27" x 41" US one-sheet poster for the 1973 Lamont Johnson film The Last American Hero written by William Roberts based on a story by Tom Wolfe and starring Jeff Bridges as Elroy Jackson, Jr. (Junior Jackson), a character based on the life of stock car champion Junior Johnson (who served as technical adviser for the film). Plot summary: Elroy Jackson Jr. decides to stop selling moonshine and try to excel as a NASCAR driver. This decision is prompted in part by the experience of seeing his father [Art Lund] thrown in prison for moonshining. Jackson hopes to get his father released by raising money as a professional race car driver.

Cast and crew: Lamont Johnson, Tom Wolfe, William Roberts, Bill Kerby, Jeff Bridges, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Ned Beatty, Gary Busey, Art Lund, Ed Lauter, William Smith, Gregory Walcott, Tom Ligon, Ernie F. Orsatti, Erica Hagen, Jimmy Murphy, Lane Smith

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