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End of the Road (1970)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  10 February 1970 (USA)
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After a catatonic episode on a railway station platform, Jacob Horner is taken to "The Farm", a bizarre insane asylum run by Doctor D. After being cured, Jacob takes a job as an English ... See full summary »

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Jacob Horner
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Joe Morgan
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Rennie Morgan
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Doctor D
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Peggy Rankin
Ray Brock ...
Sniperman / Mrs. Dockey
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Finkle
Gail Gilmore ...
Miss Gibson (as Gail Gibson)
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Dr. Schott
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Dr. Carter
June Hutchinson ...
Miss Banning / Tea Lady
Joel Oppenheimer ...
Chicken Man
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School Man
Oliver Clark ...
Dog Man
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After a catatonic episode on a railway station platform, Jacob Horner is taken to "The Farm", a bizarre insane asylum run by Doctor D. After being cured, Jacob takes a job as an English lecturer and begins a disastrous affair with Rennie, the wife of a colleague. Written by Gary Couzens <gjcouzens@btinternet.com>

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Der Weg in den Abgrund  »

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The train station shown in the movie is the Villanova University stop on Amtrak's Paoli Local line. Other scenes are shot in the area also. See more »

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The closing credits play over footage of the moonshot, and end with the sound of Jacob Horner moaning. See more »

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Featured in The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976) See more »

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Disturbing. No other way to put it.
17 January 2014 | by (Santa Monica, California) – See all my reviews

End of the Road shouldn't be completely dismissed. It is hard to watch not only for what happens to the people in the cast but because it tries to be arty about something that isn't. A man in a catatonic state because he is overloaded by what is happening in society isn't arty. And if his catatonic state is played out too long with obscure or trite images we just become impatient. We aren't absorbing what we're seeing.

As hard as it is to allow yourself to become absorbed in this it's hard to shut it off. And when a female character decides to have an abortion we just know we're going to be subjected to the brutality of it and we don't want to be. Not after we have seen a man come out of a catatonic state and behave oddly in public and with his students. We're already alienated by the characters to have to endure anymore.

The acting is good by everyone even if we don't like any of the characters. The film does have an impact I'm just not sure what the message really is and why we need it. Maybe someone else can figure that out.


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