The Last Ride [DVD] [2004]

The Last Ride begins with Ronnie Purnell (Dennis Hopper) going to jail after his wife dies during an attempt by the two to rob a bank. Purnell elects to have their son Aaron raised by their friend Darryl Kurtz, who actually was responsible for Ronnie going to prison. The film moves ahead thirty years in time to find Purnell released from prison. The older Aaron (played by Will Patton) is a police officer who is worried that he will not be able to stop his own son Matt (Chris Camack) from becoming a criminal. Ronnie eventually gets Matt to help him get revenge on the people who put him in jail thirty years before. Featured prominently in the film are a 1969 and a 2004 GTO.
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Overview

Special Features

  • GTO test drive
  • GTO historical video
  • 2005 GTO first look
  • A look behind-the-scenes
  • Commentaries from the stars and director
  • And more!

Synopsis

The Last Ride
Inasmuch as the made-for-cable The Last Ride was assembled by the same folks responsible for such action films as The Fast and the Furious and XXX, one shouldn't be surprised that the picture is virtually one long thrill-packed car chase. Released from prison after three decades, modern-day outlaw Ronnie Purnell (Dennis Hopper) is determined to get even with Darryl Kurtz (Fred Ward), the cop who in 1974 put Ronnie away after a violent skirmish in which Ronnie's wife was killed. To this end, Purnell enlists the aid of his hero-worshipping grandson, Matthew (Chris Carmack), who brings along his sexy girlfriend (and ace auto mechanic) JJ Cruz (Nadine Velazquez). Wasting no time, Purnell revs up his beloved 1969 Pontiac GTO, in which he has the key to a safety deposit box containing damning evidence against Kurtz, and embarks on a spectacular crime-and-speed spree. Hoping to stop Purnell dead in his tracks is his own police officer son (and Matthew's father), Aaron Purnell (Will Patton), who had been raised by Kurtz after the arrest of his dad and the death of his mom. Described by one critic as "an 87-minute car commercial," The Last Ride originally aired June 2, 2004, on the USA cable network. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Dennis Hopper
    Dennis Hopper - Ronnie Purnell
  • Will Patton
    Will Patton - Aaron Purnell
  • Chris Carmack
    Chris Carmack - Matthew Rondell
  • Nadine Velazquez
    Nadine Velazquez - JJ Cruz
  • Fred Ward
    Fred Ward - Darryl Kurtz
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