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The End (1978)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 10 May 1978 (USA)
Slapstick black comedy about a man (Reynolds) who finds that he hasn't much longer to live and has bungled his attempts at suicide.

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Wendell Lawson has only 6 months to live. Not wanting to live his last few months of life waiting for the end, he decides to take his own life. He enlists the help of a humorously delusional mental patient, and the movie chronicles his many unsuccessful attempts to kill himself. Will he ever succeed...? Written by Afterburner <aburner@erols.com>

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Are there laughs before death? See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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$44,917,151, 31 December 1978
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Trivia

Sally Field's one and only feature film appearance with step-father Jock Mahoney See more »

Goofs

During the landscape truck getaway Sonny and Marlon drive through a construction zone, up a trailer/ramp and perform a jump. Cut scenes during the jump alternately show Marlon in the truck bed holding-on a frame rail and no one in the truck bed. See more »

Quotes

Marlon Borunki: [Sonny is running away] That man's nuts! Grab 'im!
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References Jaws (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

Another Fine Mess
Written by Paul Williams
Performed by Glen Campbell and Paul Williams
(p) Capitol Records, Inc.
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Burt's best and most unappreciated.
12 June 2005 | by See all my reviews

Up there with Groundhog Day for philoso-comedy. Carl Reiner makes every second count. Dom is desperately lovable. Sally shows she can act. And Burt is at his understated best. Unfortunately for Burt, he was 25 years too early with this now timely reflection on death and dying -- boomers did not want to be worried about death in 1978. Now that we are beginning to realize that we too are mortal, this movie should get the appreciation it deserves. Those of you who are turned off by movies dealing with ethical and personal dilemmas won't like this movie. You would think that with all the attention paid to the ethics of extending life and assisted suicide that this movie would be required viewing for the right AND left. I am convinced the Burt will be remembered because of this movie. Death be not proud.


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