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The Last Detail (Hal Ashby, USA, 1973)

Nicholson’s cigar-chomping, profanity-spouting grunt is one of the greatest incarnations of stunted machismo onscreen...brilliantly complemented by Quaid’s picture-perfect awkwardness and Young’s bracing cynicism.
— Time Out

In belated celebration of Jack Nicholson's 80th Birthday we're screening one of his earliest - and most entertaining - screen roles. Jack stars as "Bad Ass" Buddusky, a Navy man, who along with colleague Otis Young,  is ordered to bring a young offender (Randy Quaid) to prison but decide to show him one last good time along the way. Hal Ashby directs from Robert Townes' foul-mouthed screenplay.