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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".

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Gregg Araki

Writer:

Gregg Araki
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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

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Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 August 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Viver Até o Fim See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$22,769 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$692,585
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The title comes from a song by the Jesus and Mary Chain. See more »

Quotes

Jon: I'm not going to fondle your crotch right now.
Luke: Why not?
Jon: Because I'm a responsible driver.
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References My Degeneration (1990) See more »

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I.C. Water
Performed by Psychic TV
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A very mixed bag, but a powerful in the end
17 March 2011 | by runamokprodsSee all my reviews

A film I enjoyed far more than I 'should' have, given how many individual moments I disliked.

Full of somewhat forced, wanna-be John Waters style humor that is sometimes funny, but often just over-arch and clunky. And some of the acting is weak, the rest only pretty good.

Yet underneath it all there is something moving, honest and raw in its punky rage at the world from an HIV positive point of view.

Sort of a gay, surrealist Thelma and Louise made on a shoestring. For all the moments I rolled my eyes, I feel like it will stick with me over time.


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