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The Living End (1992)

Unrated | | Comedy, Drama | 21 August 1992 (USA)
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Luke is a gay hustler. Jon is a movie critic. Both are HIV positive. They go on a hedonistic, dangerous journey, their motto "Fuck the world".

Director:

Gregg Araki

Writer:

Gregg Araki
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mike Dytri Mike Dytri ... Luke
Craig Gilmore ... Jon
Mark Finch Mark Finch ... Doctor
Mary Woronov ... Daisy
Johanna Went Johanna Went ... Fern
Darcy Marta Darcy Marta ... Darcy
Scott Goetz ... Peter
Brett Vail Brett Vail ... Ken (as Bretton Vail)
Nicole Dillenberg Nicole Dillenberg ... Barbie
Stephen Holman Stephen Holman ... 7-11 Couple
Magie Song ... 7-11 Couple
Peter Lanigan Peter Lanigan ... Three Stooges
Jon Gerrans Jon Gerrans ... Three Stooges
Jack Kofman Jack Kofman ... Three Stooges
Chris Mabli Chris Mabli ... Melrose NeoNazi (as Christopher Mabli)
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Storyline

Luke is a gay hustler. Jon is a movie critic. Both are HIV positive. They go on a hedonistic, dangerous journey, their motto "Fuck the world".

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An Irresponsible Movie by Gregg Araki

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Gregg Araki had the opportunity to remaster the film in 2009. This was important to him because it was being shown in universities in history lessons about queer cinema, and most of the universities were showing tired copies on VHS. See more »

Quotes

Jon: All I know is if I don't take a shower and brush my teeth in about two minutes, I'm gonna - I'm gonna fucking kill myself... . I'm a fag, okay? I can't stand being dirty.
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Connections

References Drugstore Cowboy (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Good Vibrations
Written by Donnie Wahlberg, Mark Wahlberg, Amir Shakir & Dan Hartman
Performed by Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch (as Marky Mark & The Funky Bunch)
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Off of the edge...
15 April 1999 | by SamLowry-2See all my reviews

The cutting edge of early '90's American film includes this work by Gregg Araki, a frightfully funny, harrowing tale of two HIV positive dudes who can't stand it all, blame (then president) George Bush, and take it all on the road for a final (?) spree. The film contains the typical cute gay boys, friendly fag-hag with her own hetero issues, violence, and ridiculously corny Araki dialogue. And guess what? It somehow all works! By the end the two protagonists are likeable people with relatable feelings. The closing scene is one of the most memorable in indie cinema of the '90's.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 August 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$22,769 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$43,715, 16 August 1992

Gross USA:

$692,585

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$692,585
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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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