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The End of Violence (1997)

R  |   |  Drama, Thriller  |  12 September 1997 (USA)
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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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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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Louis Bering (as Sam Fuller)
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Sheriff Call
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Ranger MacDermot
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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 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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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 »

Quotes

Ray Bering: I'm a computer scientist. This is Hollywood. What's not strange?
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Referenced in Edward Hopper (2007) See more »

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Written, Performed and Produced by Raul Malo
Courtesy of MCA Records, by arrangement with Universal Music
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mmm. five is generous.
19 September 1998 | by (phoenix Arizona) – See all my reviews

How 'bout a four? Visually, there are some great moments. I think the most interesting scenes are those where there is no dialogue but the camera follows the characters as they inwardly contemplate what this all means (Bill Pullman, Andie McDowell). Unfortunately, we as the viewers are also given (too much) time to contemplate what it means. Everything is WAY too understated. The movie slows to a stop in many places. You start to like it (the romance with Kat and the investigator, the interaction of Bill Pullman's character and the Mexican-American people) and then it doesn't follow through. The dialogue at the film school, in which the characters give a monologue for a class is probably the most interesting dialogue. Some rap, some tell a story, some recite their own poetry. That was the most moving part of the movie. While Wenders has a important point to make, it doesn't come through clearly and the viewer is left uncaring, uninterested. Maybe the only thing that could have helped the End of Violence is more good ole fashioned...violence <g>.


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