Hal Ashby's The Last Detail debuted on December 12, 1973, starring Jack Nicholson, Otis Young and Randy Quaid. Valuable The Last Detail movie memorabilia includes one sheet posters, lobby card sets, movie stills and Japanese, German and Polish movie posters.
Columbia Pictures' raucous The Last Detail came to movie theaters in 1973. Directed by Hal Ashby and starring Jack Nicholson, Otis Young, Randy Quaid, Clifton James, Carol Kane, Michael Moriarty and Luana Anders, The Last Detail features Nicholson and Young as two Navy lifers assigned to deliver a young sailor (Quaid) to the Portsmouth Naval Prison in New Hampshire. Budgeted at $2.6 million, The Last Detail premiered in Los Angeles on December 12, 1973, earning three Academy Award nominations: Best Actor (Nicholson), Best Supporting Actor (Quaid) and Best Screenplay (Robert Towne).
Here are ten valuable The Last Detail movie posters and collectibles that are sure to interest Jack Nicholson fans and movie memorabilia collectors. "He don't stand a chance in Portsmouth, you know. You know that, don't you? Goddamn grunts, kickin' the shit outta him for eight years...he don't stand a chance." - Jack Nicholson as Billy L. "Bad Ass" Buddusky on his young prisoner Meadows (Randy Quaid)
The Last Detail One Sheet Style A Movie Poster
A one sheet style A movie poster (27x41-inches) in very fine condition sold at auction for $30. The Last Detail is based on the 1970 novel of the same name by Darryl Ponicsan. The author's sequel to The Last Detail is Last Flag Flying (2005).
The Last Detail one sheet style A poster $30
The Last Detail Lobby Card Set
A complete set of eight lobby cards (11x14-inches) in very fine/near mint condition brought $26 at auction. Moviegoers in 1973-74 might have encountered these handsome cards displayed in theater lobbies.
The Last Detail lobby set $26
The Last Detail One Sheet Style B Movie Poster
A one sheet style B movie poster (27x41-inches) in very fine condition sold at auction for a modest $15. John Travolta auditioned for the role of the hapless Seaman Larry Meadows, but the part went to Randy Quaid.
The Last Detail Mini Lobby Card Set
A complete set of eight mini lobby cards (8x10-inches) in very fine/near mint condition brought $28 at auction.
The Last Detail Japanese B2 Movie Poster
A Japanese B2 movie poster (20x28-inches) in very fine+ condition fetched a top bid of $32 at auction. Jack Nicholson had wanted his old friend Rupert Crosse (1927-1973) to play Mulhall, but he was terminally ill. The role went to Otis Young.
The Last Detail Japanese B2 poster $32
The Last Detail German A1 Movie Poster
A German A1 movie poster (23x33-inches) in very fine condition sold at auction for $25. The Last Detail came to West Germany on May 16, 1975.
The Last Detail Polish Movie Poster
A Polish movie poster (22x32-inches) in very fine condition brought $113.53 at auction. The poster artist is Frisak.
The Last Detail Polish poster $113.53
The Last Detail British Quad Combination Movie Poster
A 1970s reissue British quad movie poster (30x40-inches) featuring Easy Rider (1969) and The Last Detail in very fine condition sold at auction for $22.
The Last Detail Movie Stills
A collection of eight original 8x10-inch black-and-white movie stills in very fine- condition brought a bargain $10 at auction. The Last Detail marked the film debut of Gilda Radner, who plays a member of the Nicheren Shoshu cult. Can you hear them chanting?
The Last Detail publicity stills $10
The Last Detail Movie Pressbook
A movie pressbook in uncut fine condition is valued at $10-15. The Last Detail's entire promotional campaign is contained within its pages.
The Last Detail Movie Memorabilia Credits & Top Image
- All auction results courtesy Heritage Auctions, Dallas, Texas
- Top image: The Last Detail British quad movie poster (30x40-inches) in very fine condition $18
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