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End of the Road
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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:
Time this road started again 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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10 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Time this road started again, 17 December 2006
Author: marekj66 from United Kingdom

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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