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The End of Violence (1997)

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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Cast

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Cat
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Claire
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Mike Max
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Paige
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Six O One
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Technician
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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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Louis Bering (as Sam Fuller)
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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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Nothing Lasts Forever

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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12 September 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El final de la violencia  »

Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$283,033 (USA) (3 October 1997)
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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

Ramon: Violence is dead.
Six O One: No, no, no, no, no. Listen, let me tell you something friend. Violence is bigger than ever. You see, little baby white girls be piercing every floppy piece of skin they got, creaming to every flavor of gangsta. Pretty soon, records just gonna have the sounda... sounda gunshots on 'em! Man, everywhere you look, billboards got some big ass movie star holding some big-ass gun. Let me tell you something... motherfucker! Violence rules, man! Violence is flip! You don't like it, run...
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Soundtracks

Bad News
Written by Mark Oliver Everett (as E) and Sally Dworsky
Performed by The Eels
Courtesy of DreamWorks Records
by arrangement with Universal
Music Special Markets
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Random, sluggish and boring
21 October 1998 | by (Mountain View, CA, U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

It didn't feel like it had any central thread. Nothing really grabbed my attention. There were a number of promising potentials, but they were never followed up on. Through most of the movie, I didn't know what the hell was going on, and I wondered if the whole thing was Wenders' private joke.

Many of the characters were either annoying (actors playing their pretentious selves), or just big blobs of nothing.

Pointless non-sequitur slug of a movie.


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