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The World's End (2013)

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Five friends who reunite in an attempt to top their epic pub crawl from 20 years earlier unwittingly become humankind's only hope for survival.


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20 years after attempting an epic pub crawl, five childhood friends reunite when one of them becomes hell bent on trying the drinking marathon again. They are convinced to stage an encore by mate Gary King, a 40-year old man trapped at the cigarette end of his teens, who drags his reluctant pals to their home town and once again attempts to reach the fabled pub, The World's End. As they attempt to reconcile the past and present, they realize the real struggle is for the future, not just theirs but humankind's. Reaching The World's End is the least of their worries. Written by Production

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


One Night. Six Friends. Twelve Pubs. Total Annihilation. See more »


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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive language including sexual references. | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

23 August 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Kraj svijeta  »

Box Office


$28,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$8,790,237 (USA) (23 August 2013)


$26,003,149 (USA) (29 November 2013)

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2.35 : 1
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Three of the actors in this movie have also starred in recent adaptations of the classic character Sherlock Holmes. Martin Freeman and Jonathan Aris have portrayed Dr. John Watson and Dr. Anderson in Sherlock (2010) respectively. Eddie Marsan portrayed Inspector Lestrade in Sherlock Holmes (2009) and its sequel Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011). See more »


In the early scenes with Gary recruiting his buddies, his Eye of Horus necklace frequently appears and disappears from shot to shot. See more »


[first lines]
Gary King: Ever have one of those nights that starts out like any other, but ends up being the *best* night of your life?
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Crazy Credits

People going to see the film at the Broadway Cinema in Letchworth, the location for the outside of The Mermaid, were shown a short clip beforehand featuring Simon Pegg, Edgar Wright and Nick Frost, welcoming them to the cinema and hoping they enjoyed watching it from inside one of the filming locations. See more »


References The Dark Knight Rises (2012) See more »


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Didn't Want It To End
16 August 2013 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

The Cornetto series continues with nothing short of what you'd expect from Wright, Pegg and Frost. Delivering top laughs with great action and a little bit of romance to suit all audiences. The film's visual style is quite appealing. The only downside to this film some may see is that the gore is not traditional (being robots). The style of violence in Shaun Of The Dead and Hot Fuzz shine through with just a bit of a blue tint. The characters are just plain lovable and hilarious in their own ways. Most of the laughs in this film came straight from dialogue of characters rather than visuals. All in all I thoroughly enjoyed this film, a fun comedy with nothing to pick on whatsoever A top film just like the others!

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