4:44 Last Day on Earth

Synopsis: A look at how a painter and a successful actor spend their last day together before the world comes to an end.
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Director(s): Abel Ferrara
Production: IFC Films
  1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
82 min

And do, you know,

and wait it out

like the rest of the world?

You know what I mean?

I mean, the streets look like

any normal holiday.

People are pretty calm,

at least for now.

Okay, so the green

is the voltage.

Do back... I liked it the way

it was a moment ago.

Yeah, I hope I'm not boring

you, my dear friend.

- Cisco?

- Why even bother?

- What?

- Cisco!

No, I'm talking to Skye.

For you.

I do it for you.

I know you like it smooth.

Son of a b*tch.

Is that a meter maid

giving someone a ticket today?

Well, what do you expect?

It's Beverly Hills, right?

All I can say is, you better

put that fine in an envelope

lickety-split before

the post office closes tonight.

You know what I'm saying?

We're now 14 hours

and 44 minutes away

from the end of the Earth.

Our live coverage continues

with our crews in New York

and our colleagues

around the world.

As much as I would like

to give you the news otherwise,

there has been no information

to suggest any reprieve

in the rapid decline

of the Earth's ozone layer.

The top scientists still

predicting the lethal...

Will occur at 4:
44 a.m.

Eastern time.

When that moment comes

tomorrow morning,

the end will be sudden

and global.

In Rome, the pope is

at the Vatican

preparing to deliver

a final blessing

to an estimated

who have converged

on St. Peter's Square.

In the holy cities

of Mecca and Jerusalem

spontaneous pilgrimages

are under way.

Millions are on the move there,

hoping their religions...

Guess what, man.

I just caught the owner

as he was leaving.

Said he couldn't let down

his customers.

Oh, sh*t.

Wanted to say good-bye

to the regulars.

Anyway, he's leaving the door

open with a sign saying,

"Just take what you need.

Think of the others. "

I love this guy.

He's a total mensch.

But then the pilot came on.

"So there's

an emergency light on.

"We don't know

if the landing gear went down.

"Then we're gonna buzz

the control tower,

and they're gonna try to see

if our landing gear is down. "

You think they're right?


I know they're right.

I know they're right.

I know.

I know.

"Take your shoes off,

because they might melt.

"All jewelry off,

because it will burn

through your fingers. "

And then someone

started to cry.

And then, uh, someone

got up from the other side

and came over and hugged them,

you know?

And then somebody else

started to cry,

and then somebody else got up

and went over and hugged them.

And then everybody, it was,

either you were breaking down

or you were hugging.

And, uh, everybody on the plane

was loving everybody else

on the plane,

unconditionally, you know?

"I could die in ten minutes

with you.

And let's spend the last

ten minutes, um, with a hug. "

You know,

and it was just...

everybody just wanted

to hug everybody.

It was really beautiful.

Oh, yes.



What do you got?

Oh, yes.

Can you see the whole pen

without looking at the bottom?

Well, this is

the continuation of a process

that actually began in '92

in Rio de Janeiro

at the so-called Earth Summit.

The Kyoto Protocol

was the first iteration

of how to get those commitments

into a binding form.

No, you have to look

at the top.

And then you have look

at the bottom,

and then you say,

"There's a whole pen there,"


But by the time you get

to the bottom,

you don't know if

there's still a top there.

But in your mind,

you think there is.

You say,

"Geshla, it's a whole pen.

Geshla, it's a whole pen. "

That's a proof.

That's a tiny little proof.

You ain't looking

at a pen.

You're looking at a tiny image

in your own mind, okay?

You are looking at a tiny image

in your own mind.

Now, immediately,

we have to call you back

from the precipice.


We have to pull you back

from the edge of this thing.

You let me sleep.

Are you crazy?

Don't think you're living

in your head.

Well, what time is it?

Okay, don't get confused.

How long have I been sleeping?

It hasn't been that long.

We really don't have

too many years

to begin reducing

the global warming pollution

that is driving

the Earth's ecological system

towards catastrophe.

Okay, stay with that.

They say ten years, don't you?

The window, they say,

is ten years, essentially?

Yeah, and I actually said

that three years ago, yeah.

And "catastrophe" means what?

There are certain elements

in the Earth's

ecological system

that could be pushed beyond

a kind of tipping point.

The phrase is controversial.

But if the Greenland ice pack,

for example...

Turn it off already, Cisco.

I'm tired of hearing

their bullshit.

And him, I'm sick of him.

How many times can you watch

the same sh*t over

and over again?

Just turn it off, please.

Would produce

a six- to seven-meter increase.

The disappearance

of the North Polar ice cap

the size of the continental

United States:

It's been there

for 3 million years,

a key element in the Earth's

ability to cool itself.

If it disappears, it would not

come back on a timescale

that would be comfortable...

- Yes!

- How you doing, man?

I don't see you.

Hey, I don't see you.

What's on...

hey, there you go.

How you doing, man?

Yeah, we're celebrating, man.

You know, party.

What can I say?

What else can we do?

That's a strategy.

Yeah, well, I don't know

about strategy.

I'm just letting

my feelings go; That's all.

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Abel Ferrara

Abel Ferrara (born July 19, 1951) is an American filmmaker, known for the provocative and often controversial content in his films, his use of neo-noir imagery and gritty urban settings. A long-time independent filmmaker, some of his best known films include Ms .45 (1981), King of New York (1990), Bad Lieutenant (1992) and The Funeral (1996). more…

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