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End of the Road (1970)

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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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Rennie Morgan
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Doctor D
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Peggy Rankin
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Sniperman / Mrs. Dockey
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Finkle
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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 ...
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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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Some of the hospital inmates were played by real patients on leave from the Austen-Riggs Psychiatric Institute. 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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Time this road started again
17 December 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The End of the Road, is probably Terry Southern's most personal work for the cinema. One over which he had most input and control. Southern's presence is felt throughout the film, from the use of his own East canaan home as a location, to Keach holding a pair of Terry's legendary 'Bono' fly style shades, to Terry's own cameo appearance as a patient.

The film is superbly acted by all concerned, Keach especially and the film is shot and edited as a subversive assault on the psyche and hypocrisy of America at the end of the sixties. Family life and alienation are to the fore, and a profound sadness for the end of the sixties.

The film often goes too far and screams too loudly its in gags and cleverness, but it is genuinely moving and totally unique. One can also say that the ill judged inclusion of the protracted and unwatchable abortion scene, killed any chances the film had of success. Which is a great shame, as this is a film which deserves a wider audience beyond its status as a cult oddity. The End of the Road is one hell of a unique ride if you can stay on board and a great insight into the mind of one of cinema's greatest screenwriters, Terry Southern.


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