Movieline's Hollywood Life - 04/01/2002
"...[A] sly apocalyptic comedy..."
Alan Gould (David Arnott) is an anthropologist specializing in a Brazilian tribe called the Shitabi, in this film that poses the question, "What would you do if you were the last man on earth'" After every creature perishes (except flying insects and birds), Alan videos himself enacting various Shitabi rituals and social practices based on the Shitabi belief that human suffering is created by feelings of jealousy and competition. One day, the last woman on earth, Sarah, (Jeri Ryan, "Seven of Nine" on Star Trek Voyager), happens upon him as he smothers himself in mud and performs a crass ritual designed to alleviate guilt. They shack up and attempt domestic bliss when dimpled, crunchy Raphael (Dan Montgomery) shows up armed with a bandana. He's been camping and doesn't realize that the whole world's been blitzed. Problems arise when it's obvious that Sarah is willing to trade Alan, a gorilla clad in tightie-whiteys, for Raphael, a god, rippled and hemp-adorned. THE LAST MAN was made in tandem with another film starring Jeri Ryan called MEN CRY BULLETS. Director Harry Ralston and producer Tamara Hernandez decided to make two films with one budget to get double the return.
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Theatrical Release: FEBRUARY 15, 2002 (NY) MARCH 22, 2002 (LA)