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The End of Violence (1997)

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Mike Max is a Hollywood producer who became powerful and rich thanks to brutal and bloody action films. His ignored wife Paige is close to leaving him. Suddenly Mike is kidnapped by two ... See full summary »

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Mike Max
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Paige
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Six O One
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Frank Cray
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Lowell Lewis
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Anita
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Ade (as Nicole Parker)
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Brice Phelps
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Sheriff Call
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Ranger MacDermot
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Storyline

Mike Max is a Hollywood producer who became powerful and rich thanks to brutal and bloody action films. His ignored wife Paige is close to leaving him. Suddenly Mike is kidnapped by two bandits, but escapes and hides out with his Mexican gardener's family for a while. At the same time, surveillance expert Ray Bering is looking for what happens in the city, but it is not clear what he wants. The police investigation for Max's disappearance is led by detective Doc Block, who falls in love with actress Cat who is playing in ongoing Max's production. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

12 September 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El final de la violencia  »

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$64,154 (USA) (12 September 1997)

Gross:

$283,033 (USA) (3 October 1997)
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There is a scene in the film where we see a live recreation of the painting "Nighthawks" by Edward Hopper. See more »

Goofs

When Page is holding Mike at gunpoint she holds the gun upward with the bottom of the handle facing outward and the ammo clip is clearly missing. Yet when Mike exits through the patio door she fires the gun and shatters the glass. See more »

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Mike Max: Perversely. That's one thing I think I can define now. It's when things are upside down and you start to like 'em that way.
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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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Score Contains a Four Bar Sample
of: "U.F.O. Has Landed in the Ghetto"
Written by Ry Cooder and Jim Keltner
Performed by Ry Cooder
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records, by arrangement with Warner
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Too much ambition
5 April 2001 | by (Portugal) – See all my reviews



A film producer who escapes death by murder and chooses to lead a simple life afterwards, a group of good Mexican gardeners, a second-rate movie actress who becomes jobless, a police officer who is not happy with the filing of his case, a Salvadoran maid whose family has been shot by death squads, a NASA employee who knows too much and his old father who doesn't want to exchange his old typewriter by a computer, a mysterious project of ending up violence in the world by putting everyone under surveillance, with all those ingredients what could a movie director have made? Surely an excellent movie. This one however is too much ambitious and produces rather poor results in comparison with that ambition. Where the contrast between dream and reality, love and greed, poetry and vulgarity could have been explored we are left with a story not bad in itself but not very deep and not especially moving.


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