Last Orders

Director: Fred Schepisi
Screenwriter: Fred Schepisi
Starring: Michael Caine, Bob Hoskins, Helen Mirren, Ray Winstone, Tom Courtenay, David Hemmings
Release details: Sony Pictures Classics, USA 2001, 114mins
Full details: IMDb
Genre: Comedy drama
Rating: not rated

Toronto Film Festival release:

"Featuring brilliant performances from a cast of some of the greatest British actors of their generation - Michael Caine, Bob Hoskins, Helen Mirren, Tom Courtenay, David Hemmings and Ray Winstone - Last Orders is an exquisite, bittersweet tale about the delicately interwoven destinies of a group of life-long friends. Gloriously affirming love, forgiveness, honesty and loyalty, this touching film is certain to ring true with anyone who knows the joys and pains that love and friendship can inspire."

External reviews

The plot may be on the mawkish side, but that doesn't stop Fred Schepisi's adaptation of Graham Swift's Booker Prize-winning novel being a gentle, affecting mix of road movie and soap opera... BBC Film


There's an Official site from Sony Classics (it's entirely flash-based and, at 325KB, took some time to load on my home PC).

For other cast members, there's a fine Helen Mirren site, About Ray Winstone is a thorough and well-researched guide to the actor, but The Complete Guide to Bob Hoskins is no longer updated, which is a real shame. The Guardian Online has excellent interviews with both David Hemmings and Bob Hoskins.