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Release Date:
10 February 1970 (USA) See more »
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Are you ready for "End Of The Road"?
Plot:
After a catatonic episode on a railway station platform, Jacob Horner is taken to "The Farm", a bizarre insane asylum run by Doctor D... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 win & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Boy, people really love it or hate it, don't they? See more (14 total) »

Cast

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Stacy Keach ... Jacob Horner

Harris Yulin ... Joe Morgan

Dorothy Tristan ... Rennie Morgan

James Earl Jones ... Doctor D

Grayson Hall ... Peggy Rankin
Ray Brock ... Sniperman / Mrs. Dockey

John Pleshette ... Finkle
Gail Gilmore ... Miss Gibson (as Gail Gibson)
Maeve McGuire ... Receptionist
Norman Simpson ... Dr. Schott
Graham Jarvis ... Dr. Carter
June Hutchinson ... Miss Banning / Tea Lady
Joel Oppenheimer ... Chicken Man

James Coco ... School Man
Oliver Clark ... Dog Man
Terry Southern ... Mr. Caruso

M. Emmet Walsh ... Crab Man / Tutu Man
David Viner ... Frog Man
Aram Avakian ... Pig Man / Landlord
Eric Ashelman ... Blue Baron
Fran Hall ... Tea Lady
Leslie Taft ... Garbage Lady
Joan Pape ... Snake Lady
Ellen Faison ... Sarah Bernhardt
Jack Wright III ... J. Christ / Nijinsky
Rick Robbins ... Bob Zimmerman
Illa Howe ... Elvira Madigan
Bryan Oakley ... Morgan Child
Tim Oakley ... Morgan Child
Joel Wolfe ... Ticket Seller

Directed by
Aram Avakian 
 
Writing credits
John Barth (novel "The End of the Road")

Dennis McGuire  &
Terry Southern  &
Aram Avakian 

Produced by
Stephen F. Kesten .... producer
Max L. Raab .... executive producer
Terry Southern .... producer
 
Original Music by
Teo Macero 
 
Cinematography by
Gordon Willis 
 
Film Editing by
Robert Q. Lovett 
 
Production Design by
Jack Wright III 
 
Art Direction by
Robert Hamlin 
 
Set Decoration by
John Mortensen 
 
Makeup Department
John Alese .... makeup artist
Cal Bryant .... hair stylist
Dean Newman .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Steven P. Skloot .... unit manager (as Steven Skloot)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Edward Folger .... assistant director: mental patients
Alan Hopkins .... assistant director (as J. Alan Hopkins)
 
Art Department
Eli Aharoni .... carpenter
Kenneth Fitzpatrick .... props
 
Sound Department
Jean Bagley .... sound editor
Richard Gramaglia .... sound
Marc Laub .... sound editor (as Mark M. Laub)
Dick Vorisek .... sound (as Richard Vorisek)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
George Barkatin .... still photographer
Michael Chapman .... camera operator
Vincent Delaney .... gaffer
Richard Falk .... gaffer
Richard Pipes .... still photographer
Tibor Sands .... assistant camera
Howard Sochurek .... still photographer
Gerald S. Upham .... still photographer
John Volpe .... grip
Robert Ward .... grip
Jack Wright III .... still photographer
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Catherine Gaudio .... wardrobe supervisor (as Kate Gaudio)
 
Editorial Department
Barry Malkin .... associate editor
Walter Rappeport .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
George Avakian .... music supervisor
 
Other crew
Richard DiBona Jr. .... production assistant
Lois Kramer Hartwick .... production secretary (as Lois Kramer)
Nancy Hopton .... script supervisor (as Nancy Norman)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
110 min
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
USA:X (original rating) | USA:R (re-rating) (2010)

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Trivia:
Some of the hospital inmates were played by real patients on leave from the Austen-Riggs Psychiatric Institute.See more »
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Soundtrack:
Don't Worry 'Bout MeSee more »

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17 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Boy, people really love it or hate it, don't they?, 11 January 2006
Author: chrisdfilm from los angeles, ca.

Man, it is hard to digest some of the bile and acrid animosity of many of the comments here. I saw this when it first came out right as I was about to graduate high school in 1970, and I loved it. I had not read John Barth's novel, so I had no prejudice about the approach. I have watched the film a couple of times since on video (though it is virtually impossible to find) and must testify it more than holds up. Stacey Keach really gives a great, subtly nuanced performance (perhaps the best of his career when he was still getting 'serious' roles) as the guy plagued by occasional catatonia, and James Earl Jones is also fantastic as a brilliant, maverick innovator of psychiatry (think Wilhelm Reich by way of Malcolm X) who, at the end, may be a bit too godlike for his own good. I personally think Terry Southern is a wonderful writer, and I love all of the films from his work from the more favorably acknowledged, like DR. STRANGELOVE and MAGIC Christian, to the less so (CANDY, which is probably my favorite). There are some crazy juxtapositions here as well as absurd humor (that would do the 1920s-30s surrealists proud), but the humor is not stupid by any means. Director Aram Avakian and Terry Southern were a good pairing. It's too bad that they never did another film together. I can only guess that this dark, dark comedy that is about America in the sixties and about human vulnerability, hubris and arrogance touched many raw nerves with not only some of the IMDb commentators, but the few people who saw it on its initial release. A totally uncompromising picture with the courage of it's twisted convictions. The intention of director, screenwriter and cast was to rattle complacent, uptight people's cages -and, judging from the invective here, I'd say they succeeded in spades. I will echo: whomever owns the rights to END OF THE ROAD, put it out on DVD - NOW!

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