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LAST CHANCE HARVEY
USA: Overture Films
UK: Momentum Pictures
Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Emma Thompson, Eileen Atkins, Liane Balaban, James Brolin, Kathy Baker, Richard Schiff, Tim Howard, Wendy Mae Brown, Bronagh Gallagher, Jeremy Sheffield, Daniel Lapaine, Patrick Baladi, Adam James, Michael Landes, Kate Harper, Jamie Sives, Angela Griffin, Alex Avery, Tim Ahern, Charlotte Lucas
Director: Joel Hopkins
Countries: USA / UK
USA & UK: 92 mins
USA Rated: PG-13 for brief strong language
UK Certificate: 12A contains one moderate sex reference
USA Release Date: 16 January 2009
USA Release Date: 25 December 2008 (Limited Release)
UK Release Date: 5 June 2009
New York jingle writer Harvey Shine (Dustin Hoffman) is under pressure at work from his boss Marvin (Richard Schiff) because of his unproductivity. With his job on the line and despite facing an important meeting at work on Monday, he flies to London for the weekend as it's his daughter's (Liane Balaban) wedding
Devastated that Susan asked her stepfather Brian (James Brolin) to give her away, he leaves for the airport before the reception but misses his flight and his job when hs phones his boss to explain.
Retreating to the airport bar he meets Kate, a career orientated civil servant in the employ of theOffice of National Statistics, whose work is her life apart from the occasional, non-productive blind dates followed by embarrasing phone calls from her smothering mother Maggie (Eileen Atkins).
Harvey begins to find himself energised and attracted to Kate as a growing connection unexpectedly blossoms.