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The Final Curtain (2002)

A rivalry develops between a showbiz veteran and an upstart newcomer.



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Complete credited cast:
Dave Turner
Dr. Colworth
Timothy (Channel Controller)
Sally Dexter ...
Charles Simon ...
Monty Franklin
Declan Farrell
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Betty (Contestant)
Caroline Stitch
Pete Lanyard
Louise Brill ...
Cindy Minx
Lou Nordstein


A rivalry develops between a showbiz veteran and an upstart newcomer.

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2 popular game shows. 2 popular hosts. No scruples.



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some violence and brief drug use | See all certifications »





Release Date:

12 October 2002 (France)  »

Also Known As:

A függöny legördül  »

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JJ Curtis: This is my life, my book, my monument. There's no need for anybody else.
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Don't Dilly Dally on the Way
(aka "My Old Man (Said Follow the Van)")
Written by Fred W. Leigh and Charles Collins
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Peter O'Toole is still the best actor in the world
24 March 2012 | by See all my reviews

Peter O'Toole may be the only reason to watch "The Final Curtain", and it's of course a fabulous performance, although he is not given much to work with. The main problem here is that all the other actors are painfully bad and the script doesn't have the spark of "Trainspotting". All these young actors simply lack the charm and the talent to stand up to O'Toole, so their characters are utterly unconvincing and clichéd.

It's a shame when you look at it because you can't help but feel that Peter O'Toole's enormous talent is not being used properly. The movie's good intentions are noted, but the satire is pretty thin under this undistinguished direction, and there are clumsy plot holes throughout. I don't mean to say that this is a bad movie, but it could have been much better. Watch it for Peter's multi-layered performance, there's nothing like it.

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