MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 183,447 this week

The End of the World as We Knew It (2008)

7.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.8/10 from 8 users  
Reviews: 1 user | 2 critic

"The End" was an alternative rock station in Cleveland in the 90's, after the FCC Telecommunication Act of 1996, it was forced to change formats and conform to a corporate banner.

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The End of the World as We Knew It (2008)

The End of the World as We Knew It (2008) on IMDb 7.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The End of the World as We Knew It.

Videos

1 video »
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Himself (archive footage)
Rick Bennett ...
Himself
Jim Benson ...
Himself
Sue Cendes ...
Herself
Joe Cronauer ...
Himself
Vinnie Dombroski ...
Himself
Maria Farina ...
Herself
Brian Fowler ...
Himself
Vic Gideon ...
Himself
...
Herself
...
Himself
Pat Johnson ...
Himself
Tobin Northrup ...
Himself
Mike Olszewski ...
Himself
Reel Big Fish ...
Themselves
Edit

Storyline

1996 FCC act caused many stations to be bought and sold at random. The End of the World As We Knew It, tells of one station that was self owned and did what ever the hell they wanted to. In 1996 though, the station was sold to Clear Channel and soon after they were forced to change formats. The story is told through the people who knew the station best, the disc jockeys. Also we hear from bands of the 90's Alt-rock era who give their side to the story. Written by Michael Wendt

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The rise and fall of a Cleveland legend

Genres:

Documentary

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

14 June 2008 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$2,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Stereo)

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Director Michael Wendt worked several Production Assistant jobs in the Cleveland area in order to fund the film. See more »

Soundtracks

Sell Out
Performed by Reel Big Fish
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Poor film
29 March 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I just finished watching this film at the Cleveland Film Festival. Poor audio (mainly sync issues) and low quality video (looked like it was shot with a handycam) caused my score to be low.

The film has a good premise with the idea that an alternative station was forced to abandon ship and join the corporate world, but the story was not told well. Some of the interviews went on way too long, and there was really no conflict developed in the story. I really didn't care about the issues the movie was trying to portray.

I may be wrong here, but it also made it seem that it was all independently owned until Clear Channel bought them in 1999, but Clear Channel is the one that made the station switch from Power 108 to the End in the first place back in 1992. Radio One is the company that made them go to hip hop.

There were just too many general film making problems that caused me to dislike this film. Assistant was even spelled wrong in the credits. That just added to the idea that this was sloppily put together by someone who wanted to make a movie without regard to good storytelling or technique.


0 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
DVD? Online? cskaryd

Contribute to This Page