Mozark Productions | Release Date: June 22, 2012
Summary: He called himself Luke the Drifter. He pioneered, and pretty much invented what we know today as country music. At the peak of his career, he was acknowledged to be the greatest singer-songwriter in American history. But after a meteoric rise to record and radio super-stardom in the late 1940's, the man had made a train wreck of his life. Drugs, alcohol, and a hair-trigger temper had ended two marriages, ruined a host of friendships and made the tortured genius a virtual untouchable in the music business. So at the end of 1952, Hank Williams gathered what was left of his physical strength to make things right, and begin the long road back. He booked New Years shows in West Virginia and Ohio, and hired a local kid who didn't even own a radio, much less know who this legend was, to drive him there from Montgomery Alabama. No one else wanted the job. He never got there. Somewhere on that last highway, the country music legend passed away on New Year's Day, 1953, in the back of his powder blue Cadillac, carrying only his guitar and a notebook full of unfinished songs. He was 29. Inspired by the mysterious final days Hank Williams' mercurial life, The Last Ride is the story of that final drive through the bleak Appalachian countryside of 1950's America. A lonely two-man odyssey; a boy coming of age, and a man leaving this world way before his time, a victim of his own abuses. (Mozark Productions)
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Runtime: 102 min
Rating: Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, some language, a fight and smoking
Official Site: http://www.thelastridefilm.com/
Production: Mozark Productions
Genres: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Language: English
Home Release Date: Jun 4, 2013
Director Credit
Harry Thomason Director
Writer Credit
Dub Cornett Written By
Howard Klausner Written By
Principal Cast Credit
Fred Dalton Thompson O'Keefe
Henry Thomas Mr. Wells/Hank
Jesse James Silas
Kaley Cuoco Wanda
Cast Credit
Fred Dalton Thompson O'Keefe
Gary Newton Usher
Henry Thomas Mr. Wells/Hank
James Hampton Judge Matheny
Jennifer Pierce Good Looking Woman
Jesse James Silas
Kaley Cuoco Wanda
Kristen Packard Telephone Operator
Matt Lindahl Guitar Player
Ray McKinnon Stan
Rick Dial Dirty Black John
Stephen Tobolowsky Ray
Will Koberg Leroy
Producer Credit
Benjy Gaither Producer
Charlie Dicus Co-Producer
Doug Hall Associate Producer
Douglas Jackson Producer
Dub Cornett Producer
Harry Thomason Executive Producer
Kristen Packard Assistant Producer
Rodney Stone Co-Executive Producer
Tim Jackson Executive Producer