Last Stop for Paul

Last Stop for Paul
Directed by Neil Mandt
Produced by Neil Mandt
Michael Mandt
Maura Mandt
Marc Carter
Written by Neil Mandt
Starring Neil Mandt
Marc Carter
Gregory Poppen
Eric Wing
Heather Petrone
Cinematography Marc Carter
Release dates
  • April 1, 2006 (2006-04-01) (Sonoma Film Festival)
  • March 7, 2008 (2008-03-07) (United States)
Country United States
Language English

Last Stop for Paul is a 2006 independent film by Neil Mandt. It chronicles the journey of two men to the Full Moon Party in Thailand. The film is notable in that there was no crew and no casting.


Two buddies set out on a low-budget road trip that will take them around the world in this independent comedy drama. Charlie and Cliff are two close friends who work together selling bathroom supplies. Charlie loves to travel and spends as much time as he can seeing the world on the cheap; Cliff, however, gets nervous about the prospect of going far away from home, and while he often promises to tag along with Charlie, he never does it. However, when Charlie proposes that they go to Thailand for the monthly Full Moon Party, the request coincides with the passing of Cliff's old buddy Paul. Paul had been planning a global journey at the time of his death, and Cliff decides to honor his friend's wishes by scattering Paul's ashes in the four corners of the earth. With two weeks available, Charlie and Cliff set out to visit as many nations as humanly possible, scamming room and board whenever they can, and releasing a bit of Paul's remains at every stop.



Despite being a narrative comedy, most of the dialogue was ad-lib. Additionally, almost all of the actors are regular people with no acting experience. The movie was shot completely on the fly, nothing was set up in advance.

Critical reception

"...simply an ingenious way of constructing a good film out of virtually nothing."

John Anderson, Variety[1]

The film has won awards at over 45 film festivals.[2]


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