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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 »
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Takes lots of drugs if you want to slog through this 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:
The first US studio film to contain a scene depicting bestiality.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976)See more »
Soundtrack:
Don't Worry 'Bout MeSee more »

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2 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Takes lots of drugs if you want to slog through this, 26 March 2006
Author: HEFILM from French Polynesia

That's actually perhaps a bit harsh, but at 110 minutes the over the top acting and tedious 2 characters in a room trying to "out-strange" each other, first half of the film will turn most people away. The two great lead actors make the, can you top this for over the top performance, moments interesting only because they are such good actors, but at it's heart this is a drug or alcohol script, culled from a novel with much internal thought that can't really be done as a film anyway. Writer/producer Terry Southern was an unfocused, from what I've heard increasing bitter man, and his flashes of inspiration here and there just make the rest of it that much more unforgivable. Sure it's a product of the era it was made in, but the best of those can still speak to today, most of this is just a collection of bizarre behavior (people having sex with chickens, flashes of photos of mutant babies) with no sense of reality and nothing but a, "I wrote the script in a brothel with no sleep and 5 bottles of scotch in me." feel.

There is a funny telephone conversation near the end that reminds you of some of the phone conversations in Dr Strangelove. But by that point in the movie it's totally out of place.

There is really for the first hour no sense of purpose at all, then something that resembles a plot emerges and it all ends in a rather memorable scene that really is just the "I woke up sober and wanting to die" bad hangover ending.

The photography is occasionally fascinating, Gordon Willis first feature. The movie is not a reflection of insanity in the world or of the times, it's a reflection of substance abuse masquerading as a exploration of a crazy world. The bottoming out and turning of 60's ideals into recreational drug use as an excuse for self examination. It's the drunk who opens his mouth after saying, "do you like see food." A waste of talent and time ultimately.

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