MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 4,070 this week

The End of Innocence (1990)

R  |   |  Drama  |  5 September 1991 (Australia)
5.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.5/10 from 137 users  
Reviews: 4 user | 1 critic

Seemingly autobiographical story of a woman overwhelmed with trying to please everyone except herself, and not finding any answers until she's admitted to a rehab center by her parents. ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: April

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in April.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 419 titles
created 04 Oct 2011
 
a list of 6 titles
created 16 Apr 2012
 
a list of 144 titles
created 08 Jul 2012
 
a list of 298 titles
created 18 Jul 2013
 
a list of 79 titles
created 17 Nov 2013
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The End of Innocence (1990)

The End of Innocence (1990) on IMDb 5.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The End of Innocence.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A psychopath murders a man who was on his way to a job as a deputy sheriff in a small California coastal resort town. He takes on the deputy's identity and arrives in town to start his new ... See full summary »

Director: Rick King
Stars: Beau Bridges, Kiefer Sutherland, Wayne Rogers
The Sender (1998)
Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

In 1965, an American fighter squadron encountered a spaceship while flying over the Bermuda Triangle. After getting into a brief dogfight with it, one of the fighters is shot down, and the ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Pepin
Stars: Michael Madsen, R. Lee Ermey, Robert Vaughn
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

Madsen plays an assassin who's hired to kill the woman he loves.

Director: David Wyles
Stars: Michael Madsen, Jennifer Tilly, Gary Busey
Almost Blue (1996)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

The young jazz saxophonist Morris Poole is at the height of his career. When his wife dies he is almost overcome by grief and blames himself. When after a while he finds a new love, he ends... See full summary »

Director: Keoni Waxman
Stars: Michael Madsen, Lynette Walden, Garrett Morris
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

Importing illegal automatic weapons for resale is a big business and Moe is the middleman. Even with the huge monetary rewards available, he finds that his love life is suffering and he is ... See full summary »

Director: James Bruce
Stars: Tony Danza, Elizabeth Barondes, Rustam Branaman
Straight Talk (1992)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A woman ditches her small town life for big city Chicago, where she becomes a sensation as a radio show host.

Director: Barnet Kellman
Stars: Dolly Parton, James Woods, Griffin Dunne
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

A stunt driver (Michael Madsen) heading for prison on a minor charge is freed against his will by a terrorist gang. Then by kidnapping his wife, he is forced to drive a getaway car in a ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Merhi
Stars: Michael Madsen, Roy Scheider, Keith David
Trouble Bound (1993)
Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Upon getting out of prison, a man who took the rap for some thief buddies gets together with them again, and tells them he's not interested in doing things with them any more. They stick a ... See full summary »

Director: Jeffrey Reiner
Stars: Michael Madsen, Patricia Arquette, Sal Jenco
Blood Red (1989)
Drama | Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.9/10 X  

The history of a Sicilian family who emigrated to America years ago and now lives in California cultivating vine. The problems start when they have to confront themselves with a powerful ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Masterson
Stars: Eric Roberts, Giancarlo Giannini, Dennis Hopper
Short | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Despite his relentless search, a father becomes the prime suspect in the disappearance of his 11 year old son.

Director: Chesher Cat
Stars: Ryan Caldwell, Christina Bennett Lind, Hana Hayes
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  

Jack comes back to town for his brothers funeral and finds things have changed. His brothers suicide is a little suspicous and he begins to investigate. A developing relationship with his ... See full summary »

Director: Gary Winick
Stars: Michael O'Keefe, John Seitz, Al Shannon
My Sister Sam (1986–1988)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Comedy about a San Francisco photographer whose teenage sister comes to live with her from Oregon. Most of the action took place in the apartment where the older sister had her photography ... See full summary »

Stars: Pam Dawber, Jenny O'Hara, Joel Brooks
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Stephanie
...
Dean
...
Dad
Lola Mason ...
Mom
...
Michael
Rebecca Schaeffer ...
Stephanie (18-25 years old)
...
Mrs. Yabledablov
...
Tiny
...
Honey
Eric Harrison ...
Sister
...
Leroy
...
Rabbi
...
Earl
Leslie A. Pam ...
Dr. Humphries
...
Nurse Bowlin
Edit

Storyline

Seemingly autobiographical story of a woman overwhelmed with trying to please everyone except herself, and not finding any answers until she's admitted to a rehab center by her parents. Eventually here is where she finds her answers. Written by dwpollar

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

R
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

5 September 1991 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

El fin de la inocencia  »

Box Office

Gross:

$115,983 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Soundtracks

The Beat is in the Blood
Written by Fuzzbee Morse, Steve Gursky, David Andersen & Danny Gerous
Performed by Fuzzbee Morse, Steve Gursky, David Andersen & Danny Gerous
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Suffering from the 'need to please' syndrome, Cannon zaps her vivaciousness...
21 March 2008 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Writer-director-star Dyan Cannon has just as much vitality and zest as any young starlet working today, and the wisdom she's acquired through the years is apparent in her softer, more pensive moments--an added plus. Yet in her autobiographical drama, "The End of Innocence", Cannon the writer never gets at the root of the central character's problem (doing things to please other people). Even though Cannon as an actress is still attractive, the woman she's playing here takes no shape; she's a bobble head doll. Personal projects can swing either way (remarkably reckless or too bland and safe), and I would have to say Cannon, at some point along in her journey, hedged her bets and decided to play it safe. "The End of Innocence" (terrible title!) is a thinly-structured film about one woman's strength through independence, but Cannon doesn't need to apologize to anyone for being herself, nor for having faults or for not always being a saint. Her sense of nostalgia in the flashback bits is fun and well-meaning, but here is where she gives the narrative her only passion. The modern-day scenes have no drive--there doesn't seem to be a script to work from--and the quick cuts and tricks cannot camouflage the fact the material just wasn't strong enough. One likes (or wants to like) Cannon right off the mark, but she attempts to submerge her own personality with this material. Wistful is fine, frazzled is better, but a benumbed Dyan Cannon is an automatic anticlimax. *1/2 from ****


3 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Brilliant and Healing b4insf
DVD? hmservant
Discuss The End of Innocence (1990) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?