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The Last Rites of Joe May (2011)

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Short-money hustler Joe May always believed he had a glorious future ahead of him, despite all evidence to the contrary. Released from the hospital after a long battle with pneumonia, Joe is forced to confront the harsh reality of his legacy: everyone he knew had assumed he was dead, and life had gone on around him without missing a beat. Returning to his old Chicago neighborhood, he finds his car gone, all his worldly possessions pawned by his landlord, and the apartment he’s lived in his entire adult life rented out to a single mother named Jenny and her eight year-old daughter. After flirting with homelessness, Joe reluctantly moves in with the new tenants of his home - at least until he is able to get back on his feet. Even as Joe doggedly pursues his comeback, he finds the odds stacked drastically against him. His health continues to deteriorate, he gets no respect from the local mob boss, and his best friend & former partner-in-crime has moved into an assisted living facility. Throughout this ordeal, Joe’s one lifeline is his burgeoning friendship with his new co-tenants. So when things turn ugly between Jenny and her boyfriend – a crooked detective with a penchant for domestic violence - Joe is determined to take a stand for his unlikely new family, and perhaps take one last shot at redefining his legacy.


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: November 4th, 2011 (Limited) by TriBeca Films
Running Time: 102 minutes
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Keywords: Organized Crime, Relationships Gone Wrong, One Last Job, Early / Simultaneous Video on Demand release, Golden Years, Corrupt Cops
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Tribeca Film, American Express, You're Faded Films, Billy Goat Pictures, Steppenwolf Films
Production Countries: United States

Leading Cast

   Joe May

Supporting Cast

Jamie Anne Allman   
Ian Barford    Jenny's Boyfriend
Meredith Droeger    Angelina
Chelcie Ross   
Gary Cole    Mob Boss

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Production and Technical Credits

Joe Maggio    Screenwriter
Bill Straus    Producer
Stephanie Striegel    Producer
Tim Evans    Executive Producer
Dennis Mastro    Executive Producer
Michael Bloch    Co-Executive Producer
James Brown    Co-Executive Producer
Vince Granatelli    Co-Executive Producer
Russell Scalise    Co-Executive Producer
Carrie Holt De Lama    Co-Producer
Terry Kinney    Co-Producer
Larry Fessenden    Associate Producer
Jay Silver    Director of Photography
Seth Anderson    Editor
Lindsay Marcus    Composer
Merje Veski    Production Designer
Emma Potter    Costume Designer
Clare Simon    Casting

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