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The End of Violence (1997)

Mike Max is a Hollywood producer who became powerful and rich thanks to brutal and bloody action films. His ignored wife Paige is close to leaving him. Suddenly Mike is kidnapped by two ... See full summary »

Director:

Wim Wenders

Writers:

Nicholas Klein (story), Wim Wenders (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Traci Lind ... Cat
Rosalind Chao ... Claire
Bill Pullman ... Mike Max
Andie MacDowell ... Paige
K. Todd Freeman ... Six O One
Gabriel Byrne ... Ray Bering
Chris Douridas ... Technician
Pruitt Taylor Vince ... Frank Cray
John Diehl ... Lowell Lewis
Soledad St. Hilaire ... Anita
Nicole Ari Parker ... Ade (as Nicole Parker)
Daniel Benzali ... Brice Phelps
Samuel Fuller ... Louis Bering (as Sam Fuller)
Marshall Bell ... Sheriff Call
Frederic Forrest ... Ranger MacDermot
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Storyline

Mike Max is a Hollywood producer who became powerful and rich thanks to brutal and bloody action films. His ignored wife Paige is close to leaving him. Suddenly Mike is kidnapped by two bandits, but escapes and hides out with his Mexican gardener's family for a while. At the same time, surveillance expert Ray Bering is looking for what happens in the city, but it is not clear what he wants. The police investigation for Max's disappearance is led by detective Doc Block, who falls in love with actress Cat who is playing in ongoing Max's production. Written by Anonymous

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Nothing Lasts Forever

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

France | Germany | USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

12 September 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El final de la violencia See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$64,154, 14 September 1997, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$283,033, 5 October 1997
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Dolby | DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

There is a scene in the film where we see a live recreation of the painting "Nighthawks" by Edward Hopper. See more »

Goofs

When Page is holding Mike at gunpoint she holds the gun upward with the bottom of the handle facing outward and the ammo clip is clearly missing. Yet when Mike exits through the patio door she fires the gun and shatters the glass. See more »

Quotes

Six O One: Yo, madam Max. I'm supposed to tell you to hand over the computer and cooperate with the powers that be but you know that's not exactly my style. I say just take your own sweet time, madam Max. It's a cold world out here, even in the sun. You're a beautiful lady. You stay warm.
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Featured in Siskel & Ebert: The Best Films of 1997 (1998) See more »

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Don't EVen Know She Got One
(Echoplex Mix)
Written, Performed and Produced by Howie B.
Courtesy of Pussyfoot Records
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Too much ambition
5 April 2001 | by valadasSee all my reviews

A film producer who escapes death by murder and chooses to lead a simple life afterwards, a group of good Mexican gardeners, a second-rate movie actress who becomes jobless, a police officer who is not happy with the filing of his case, a Salvadoran maid whose family has been shot by death squads, a NASA employee who knows too much and his old father who doesn't want to exchange his old typewriter by a computer, a mysterious project of ending up violence in the world by putting everyone under surveillance, with all those ingredients what could a movie director have made? Surely an excellent movie. This one however is too much ambitious and produces rather poor results in comparison with that ambition. Where the contrast between dream and reality, love and greed, poetry and vulgarity could have been explored we are left with a story not bad in itself but not very deep and not especially moving.


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