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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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Guillermo del Toro was offered the chance to direct, but turned it down. See more »


Much importance is attributed to the date being exactly 2000 years since Christ's birth. The exact year is unknown, and even the best historians admit that the Roman calendar (which was established many years after Christ's death) is probably off by more than 10 years. However, one of the clerics in the movie 'reveals' that in the movie's universe, the Gregorian calendar was actually set up by the Catholic church so as to let Satan's return occur at the turn of the millennium. See more »


Father Kovak: Do you believe in God?
Jericho Cane: Maybe once, not anymore.
Father Kovak: What happened?
Jericho Cane: We had a difference of opinion. I thought my wife and daughter should live. He felt otherwise.
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One Of Arnold's Most Entertaining Movies
2 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Despite the hokey theology and overdone action, I still enjoyed this film and found it to be astounding in certain parts, thanks to some incredible special- effects, at least when it came out in 1999. They still look pretty cool. I also enjoyed the nice visuals and excellent sound.

You just can't take the story seriously, but how many films can you, especially Arnold's wild movies? They are just there to be enjoyed, to get a couple of hours of escapism entertainment. Among the baloney, however, are a few profound statements of truth. Rod Steiger provides them as a priest in the film. Unfortunately, the devil (Gabriel Byrne) has some, too!

Overall, the story is very involving, so much so that it that at 125 minutes it can wear you. About 15 minutes of less action would have been best. One of Arnold's most entertaining movies.

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