The Final Hit


Facts and Figures

Run time: 21 mins

Reviews 2.5 / 5

Cast & Crew


Starring: as Sonny Wexler, as Frances Chadway, as Damon Black, as Syd Wolf, as Mira Wexler, as Moogian, as Rueben Tallridge, as Bo Pomerantz, as Henry Moore, as Sheri Ganse, David Atkinson as Studio Guard, Leslie Bega as Restaurant Manager (as Leslie Rae Bega), Shelley Berman as Poker Player, as Poker Player, Kim Chase as Teddy, Arthur Darbinyan as Nidal, as Poker Player

The Final Hit Review

Interested in a movie called The Final Hit? No? Okay, how about The Final Hit -- A Burt Reynolds Film? That's worth seeing on camp value alone!

The film, starring and directed by Reynolds himself, follows a washed-up movie producer searching for $50,000 to option a kid's hot screenplay before a bigshot studio man (Benjamin Bratt) snaps it up. His comedy of errors in search of someone with some money takes him through the highs and lows of Hollywood, from rich actors (including Robert Goulet) to Armenian loan sharks. Does he get his money? Who cares!? The movie's got Ann-Margret in it!

If you aren't interested in the jibbering of Hollywood insiders (and believe me, this is hardly The Player), you won't find much to like in The Final Hit. And actually, even if you do like their jibbering, you'll have a tough time finding Reynolds' sob story much fun, as he careens from scene to scene with little agenda besides working some celebrity cameo (Goulet, Lauren Holly, Sean Astin, etc.) into the movie. Even Ann-Margret has only two or three scenes. Tragic.

Reynolds is the thankful surprise, proving himself curiously likable in a Willy Loman-inspired role. Of course, there's no depth in the performance, and that's probably a good thing. I mean, this isn't Driven or anything...

Aka The Last Producer.