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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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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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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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Drama | Thriller

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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  »

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

Six O One: Yo, madam Max. I'm supposed to tell you to hand over the computer and cooperate with the powers that be but you know that's not exactly my style. I say just take your own sweet time, madam Max. It's a cold world out here, even in the sun. You're a beautiful lady. You stay warm.
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Connections

Featured in Siskel & Ebert: The Best Films of 1997 (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Theme For A Trucker
Written by Ryan Adams
Performed by Whiskeytown
Produced by Chris Stamey
Courtesy of Outpost Recordings, by arrangement with Universal Music Special Markets
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The beginning of boredom
3 December 2002 | by (Orange County, CA USA) – See all my reviews

"The End of Violence" is a clutter of stick figures wandering through a messy story about some sci-fi "big brother" government project being tested in Los Angeles. The film trades interesting characters for interesting situations, connects the dots too late revealing too little, and ends in a self absorbed coma about as flat as warm beer. Nonetheless, the film has a respectable cast, a garnish of neo-Beat poetry, a brooding noir feel, a good soundtrack, and some husky-voiced philosophical narration by Pullman making it a par watch for the needy couch potato. (C)


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