Directed by Fred Schepisi • 2001 • United Kingdom, Germany
Starring Michael Caine, Tom Courtenay, David Hemmings
Covering nearly half a century in the lives of a group of South London buddies, LAST ORDERS follows four men—played by the dynamic ensemble of Tom Courtenay, David Hemmings, Bob Hoskins, and Ray Winstone—from their adopted pub to Margate Pier. Along with them are the ashes of Jack (Michael Caine), their larger-than-life friend, whose deathbed request sends them on their way. Through flashbacks, this masterful adaptation of the Booker Prize–winning novel by Graham Swift paints a by turns bawdy, bittersweet, and deeply affecting portrait of their lives across the decades.