6.5/10
2,068
16 user 18 critic

The Living End (1992)

Unrated | | Comedy, Drama | 21 August 1992 (USA)
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".

Director:

Writer:

Reviews

Watch Now

From $1.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

ON DISC
1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Gay teen angst...

Director: Gregg Araki
Stars: James Duval, Roko Belic, Susan Behshid
Nowhere (1997)
Comedy | Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Follows a day in the lives of a group of high school kids Los Angeles and the strange lives they lead.

Director: Gregg Araki
Stars: James Duval, Rachel True, Nathan Bexton
Splendor (1999)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

An average, calm mid-20s girl named Veronica restarts her dead dating life all of the sudden, but with two guys: a sensitive failed writer named Abel and an airheaded drummer named Zed. At ... See full summary »

Director: Gregg Araki
Stars: Kathleen Robertson, Johnathon Schaech, Matt Keeslar
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Three college friends get together with their bemused lovers for one long weekend.

Director: Gregg Araki
Stars: Brett Vail, Maureen Dondanville, Andrea Beane
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

David, Craig and Alicia are a triangle of young lovers who find angst and despair as they sort out their feelings and sexuality in a late-night coffee shop.

Director: Gregg Araki
Stars: Mark Howell, John Lacques, Darcy Marta
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Jordan White and Amy Blue, two troubled teens, pick up an adolescent drifter, Xavier Red. Together, the threesome embark on a sex and violence-filled journey through an America of psychos and quickiemarts.

Director: Gregg Araki
Stars: James Duval, Rose McGowan, Johnathon Schaech
This Is How the World Ends (TV Movie 2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Director: Gregg Araki
Stars: Alan Simpson, Michael J. Anderson, Lucas Babin
Kaboom (2010)
Comedy | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A sci-fi story centered on the sexual awakening of a group of college students.

Director: Gregg Araki
Stars: Thomas Dekker, Haley Bennett, Chris Zylka
Hustler White (1996)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Reminiscent of Sunset Boulevard, Hustler White transposes the action from the silver screen's old movie backlots to contemporary male prostitution and the porn industry. Said to be an homage to classic Hollywood cinema.

Directors: Rick Castro, Bruce La Bruce
Stars: Tony Ward, Bruce La Bruce, Kevin P. Scott
Swoon (1992)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The true story of gay lovers, Richard Loeb and Nathan Leopold Jr. who kidnapped and murdered a child in the early 1920s for kicks. The plot covers the months before the crime, the ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Kalin
Stars: Daniel Schlachet, Craig Chester, Ron Vawter
Smiley Face (2007)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

After a young actress unknowingly eats her roommate's marijuana cupcakes, her day becomes a series of misadventures.

Director: Gregg Araki
Stars: Anna Faris, John Krasinski, Adam Brody
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A teenage hustler and a young man obsessed with alien abductions cross paths, together discovering a horrible, liberating truth.

Director: Gregg Araki
Stars: Brady Corbet, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Elisabeth Shue
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mike Dytri ...
Luke
...
Jon
Mark Finch ...
Doctor
...
Daisy
Johanna Went ...
Fern
Darcy Marta ...
Darcy
Scot Goetz ...
Peter
Brett Vail ...
Ken (as Bretton Vail)
Nicole Dillenberg ...
Barbie
Stephen Holman ...
7-11 Couple
Magie Song ...
7-11 Couple
Peter Lanigan ...
Three Stooges
Jon Gerrans ...
Three Stooges
Jack Kofman ...
Three Stooges
Chris Mabli ...
Melrose NeoNazi (as Christopher Mabli)
Edit

Storyline

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".

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

An Irresponsible Movie by Gregg Araki

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

21 August 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Vivir hasta el fin  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Budget:

$22,769 (estimated)

Gross:

$692,585 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Quotes

Jon: I'm not going to fondle your crotch right now.
Luke: Why not?
Jon: Because I'm a responsible driver.
See more »

Connections

Featured in The Celluloid Closet (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Further Back And Faster
Performed by Coil
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Reasonable first effort.
14 July 2001 | by (Perth, Australia) – See all my reviews

I really love Araki's 'The Doom Generation' and 'Nowhere', but it's taken me some time to finally get around to watching this, his debut. Now seeing those other two first has probably ruined 'The Living End' for me, as I can't help but compare it to them, and it lacks the energy, pop culture saturation and surreal humour that appeals to me so much. 'The Living End' is more realistic and serious, and does what it does quite well for its obvious budget limitations, but I can't say I was all that impressed.

Still Araki is a great talent, and went on to better things.

Nice to see a cameo by the delicious Mary Woronov though!


2 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
What ever happened to the lead actors? mikdashim
How does it end trumpdaddy
Soundtrack Licensing ? danger-fellini
Searching for the script???! bjsmith003
What a great movie from Gregg Araki and what a great acter is Mike Dyri. bertoele
AIDS as modern day vampirism U8RU486
Discuss The Living End (1992) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?