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The Living End (1992)

Unrated  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  21 August 1992 (USA)
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Luke is a gay hustler. Jon is a movie critic. Both are HIV positive. They go on a hedonistic, dangerous journey, their motto "Fuck the world".

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Mike Dytri ...
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Jon
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Daisy
Johanna Went ...
Fern
Darcy Marta ...
Darcy
Scot Goetz ...
Peter
Brett Vail ...
Ken (as Bretton Vail)
Nicole Dillenberg ...
Barbie
Stephen Holman ...
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Magie Song ...
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Peter Lanigan ...
Three Stooges
Jon Gerrans ...
Three Stooges
Jack Kofman ...
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Chris Mabli ...
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Luke is a gay hustler. Jon is a movie critic. Both are HIV positive. They go on a hedonistic, dangerous journey, their motto "Fuck the world".

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An Irresponsible Movie by Gregg Araki

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Comedy | Drama

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21 August 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Vivir hasta el fin  »

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$22,769 (estimated)

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$692,585 (USA)
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The ends credits finish with the following words: "Dedicated to Craig Lee (1954-1991) and the hundreds of thousands who've died and the hundreds of thousands more who will die because of a big white house full of republicans fuckheads". See more »

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Jon: I'm not going to fondle your crotch right now.
Luke: Why not?
Jon: Because I'm a responsible driver.
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A very mixed bag, but a powerful in the end
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A film I enjoyed far more than I 'should' have, given how many individual moments I disliked.

Full of somewhat forced, wanna-be John Waters style humor that is sometimes funny, but often just over-arch and clunky. And some of the acting is weak, the rest only pretty good.

Yet underneath it all there is something moving, honest and raw in its punky rage at the world from an HIV positive point of view.

Sort of a gay, surrealist Thelma and Louise made on a shoestring. For all the moments I rolled my eyes, I feel like it will stick with me over time.


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