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10 February 1970 (USA) See more »
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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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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1 win & 1 nomination See more »
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Alternately philosophically insightful and aggravatingly pretentious, but always watchable 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
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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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Certification:
USA:X (original rating) | USA:R (re-rating) (2010)

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To date the film has never been submitted for a UK certificate.See more »
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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Alternately philosophically insightful and aggravatingly pretentious, but always watchable, 5 November 2007
Author: TheMarquisDeSuave from Worcester, MA

"End of the Road" is very much a product of its time, but its still a pretty damn good film. Its not the masterpiece that some proclaim it as, but its far from the self-indulgent tripe others hail it to be. The film touches upon many current events and social issues of the day and is made (and written) in a heavily psychedelic manner. Like a lot of other art of the era, it alternates between actually being insightful into the human condition and aggravatingly pretentious and dense (to the point that one may have to be on psychedelic drugs to get all of it). Fortunately, it always remains a compelling story even in its more self-indulgent moments and always has a sense of obtuse weirdness. This is one strange flick folks, and if you enjoy head films, you'll definitely enjoy this one.

The production values are really high (no pun intended, I swear) all around. Stacy Keach has always been one of America's most underrated actors, and his performance here ranks with "The Ninth Configuration" and "Fat City" as his finest. Dorothy Tristan is even better, playing a very difficult role with much depth and sympathy towards the character (the sequence where she gets an abortion remains to this day one of the most disturbing things ever in film). Harris Yullen and James Earl Jones (in a hilariously over-the-top performance) offer fine support. The screenplay (whose writers include Terry Southern) manages to balance the absurd, tragedy, and comedy seamlessly. "End of the Road" is definitely not for all tastes, but its an unique and fascinating film even nowadays. (7/10)

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