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End of Days (1999)

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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You will bear witness to the End of Days... See more »


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

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24 November 1999 (USA)  »

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El día final  »

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Budget:

$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$20,523,595 (USA) (28 November 1999)

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$66,889,043 (USA)
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Trivia

The film was originally going to be directed by Marcus Nispel. However, Nispel left the project when budget and script problems arose. See more »

Goofs

Glock handguns do not have external hammers to pull back. In several scenes, Jericho can be heard pulling back a hammer on his pistols. See more »

Quotes

The Man: [to cardinal] For a thousand years you've waited for my return. Behold, you have failed. And with your dying breath, you will bear witness to the End of Days.
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Referenced in Mic Macs à Tire-Larigot (2009) See more »

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God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
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Performed by Bing Crosby
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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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