The Last Detail (1973) Movie poster and book cover compared.

The Last Detail

Hal Ashby, 1973

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The Last Detail
Darryl Ponicsan, 1971

The Last Detail is a movie directed by Hal Ashby in 1973 and based on the book of the same name by Darryl Ponicsan, first published in 1971. The movie features Jack Nicholson, Otis Young, Randy Quaid, Clifton James, Carol Kane, Steve Meek, and others.

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RATING

7.5

/ 10

Movie Poster: The Last Detail (Hal Ashby, 1973)

7.7

/ 10

Book Cover: The Last Detail (Darryl Ponicsan, 1971)

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AUDIOBOOK

Audiobook cover of The Last Detail, the 1971 book by Darryl Ponicsan.

The Last Detail

Read by: Bronson Pinchot

Storyline

On Saturday, December 15, 1973, Navy lifers Signalman First Class Billy Badass Buddusky and Gunner’s Mate First Class Richard Mule Mulhall are awaiting orders in Norfolk, Virginia. They are assigned a shore patrol detail escorting 18-year old Seaman Larry Meadows to Portsmouth Naval Prison near Kittery, Maine.

Movie vs Book

Poster of The Last Detail, the 1973 movie by Hal Ashby

Year

1973

Minutes

104

Movie Rate

7.50

Source: IMDb

Movie

The Last Detail

Country: USA

Year: 1973

Length: 1h44m

Cover of The Last Detail, the 1971 book by Darryl Ponicsan

Year

1971

Pages

152

Book Rate

7.78

S: Goodreads

Book

The Last Detail

Country: USA

First published in: 1971

Length: 152 pages

Genre: Fiction

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Cover of The Last Detail, the 1971 book by Darryl Ponicsan

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