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End of Days (1999)

R  |   |  Action, Fantasy, Horror  |  24 November 1999 (USA)
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At the end of the century, Satan visits New York in search of a bride. It's up to an ex-cop who now runs an elite security outfit to stop him.


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On December 28th, 1999, the citizens of New York City are getting ready for the turn of the millennium. However, the Devil decides to crash the party by coming to the city, inhabiting a man's body, and searching for his chosen bride, a 20-year-old woman named Christine York. If he bears her child between 11:00 PM and midnight on New Year's Eve, the world will end, and the only hope lies within an atheist ex-cop named Jericho Cane, who no longer believes in God because of the murder of his wife and daughter. Written by Ridley Lavine

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for intense violence and gore, a strong sex scene and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

24 November 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El día final  »

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Box Office


$83,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$20,523,595 (USA) (26 November 1999)


$66,862,068 (USA) (3 March 2000)

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Liv Tyler was offered the role of Christine York but backed out over contractual issues. See more »


Although we see Satan move into a new body in the film, he goes to great lengths to protect his current one. This is because he's put a lot of effort into this one - he tells Christina that this is the face she's seen all her life, for instance. See more »


Father Kovak: He was doing God's work.
Jericho Cane: So God ordered a hit on an investment banker?
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Referenced in Hamlet (2000) See more »


So Long
Written by Danny Lohner, Erik Schrody
Performed by Erik Schrody
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Arnie vs. Satan
18 December 2005 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

Arnold peaked at the end of the '90s, I guess. He's battled Terminators, Greek gods, bears, alligators, planes, and macho men in fish net clothing. The only choice left is, of course, Satan. So they put together a movie about Satan and gave Arnie the lead.

I think everyone working on this thought it would be much better than it actually is. The script was in development for years and Arnie fought to get it made. It's kind of unfortunate because Arnold gives a fairly decent performance in a film muddled with clichés. Of course, it's hard enough to buy a guy with a body like Arnold being a slob who drinks beer and pizza smoothees for breakfast. Getting someone like Jim Belushi might have seemed more realistic.

Apart from the physicality, Arnold's performance is fine. He cries. He does the emotion scenes well enough - at least well enough to find bearable.

It's the direction that ruins this movie. Peter Hyams is a terrible director and has ruined some very unique films in the past (his most notorious butchering in my opinion was of a 1983 Michael Douglas film called "The Star Chamber" - great premise, awful directing).

"End of Days" is like "Exorcist" meets every supernatural thriller ever made. On top of that, Gabriel Byrne should be more menacing. Robin Tunney should be less butch-looking. The direction shouldn't feel like some low-grade TV commercial - all style, no substance.

Is the movie terrible? No. It's not as bad as everyone made it out to be. But it's pretty much the definition of "mediocre." Do I own it on DVD? Hell yeah. It's an Arnold movie - it's an automatic must-buy. But if you're not a fan of Arnie, I wouldn't recommend it - at all. It pretty much feels like any average made-for-TV scary-flick - with even worse direction.

The only other good aspect of this film was that it brought Axl Rose out of seclusion to record his first original song in seven years with a new incarnation of Guns N' Roses. The song, "Oh My God," didn't do too well with the critics. A bit of a shame, really. I dug it. It also fits the industrial, edgy tone of the film.

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