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End of Days (1999)

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At the end of the century, Satan visits New York in search of a bride. It's up to an ex-cop who now runs an elite security outfit to stop him.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Arnold Schwarzenegger ... Jericho
Gabriel Byrne ... The Man
Robin Tunney ... Christine
Kevin Pollak ... Chicago
CCH Pounder ... Detective Marge Francis
Derrick O'Connor ... Thomas Aquinas
David Weisenberg ... OB-GYN
Rainer Judd ... Christine's Mother
Miriam Margolyes ... Mabel
Udo Kier ... Head Priest
Luciano Miele Luciano Miele ... Pope's Advisor
Michael O'Hagan ... Cardinal
Mark Margolis ... Pope
Jack Shearer ... Kellogg
Rod Steiger ... Father Kovak
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Storyline

On December 28th, 1999, the citizens of New York City are getting ready for the turn of the millennium. However, the Devil decides to crash the party by coming to the city, inhabiting a man's body, and searching for his chosen bride, a 20-year-old woman named Christine York. If he bears her child between 11:00 PM and midnight on New Year's Eve, the world will end, and the only hope lies within an atheist ex-cop named Jericho Cane, who no longer believes in God because of the murder of his wife and daughter. Written by Ridley Lavine

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On the eve of the millenium an ex-cop torn by loss must regain his faith in order to quell the end of days. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for intense violence and gore, a strong sex scene and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Latin

Release Date:

24 November 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El día final See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,523,595, 28 November 1999, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$66,889,043

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$211,989,043
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The picture on the scroll that the cardinal consults in the beginning (the picture of the moon with the white blurred line above it) is titled "Finis Dierum", which is Latin for "End of Days". See more »

Goofs

When Bobby surprisingly returns after having been burned to death earlier in the explosion/fire of his vehicle, no singe or scorch marks are seen on his clothing, despite having been surrounded by intense flame. Although he did make a deal with the Devil, it was Bobby with whom the Devil made the deal, not his clothes, which should have been burned off in the fire or show some evidence of the extreme fire and heat they'd been subjected to. See more »

Quotes

The Man: Something good happens, "It's His will." Something bad happens, "He moves in mysterious ways."
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Alternate Versions

The VCD (Video CD) version is edited:
  • Excessive sexual and violent scenes, including profanities are censored.
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Sympathy for the Devil
16 July 2014 | by bowmanblueSee all my reviews

You've got to feel sorry for poor old Lucifer. I mean, what are the chances? The Prophecy says that he can rule the world IF he can find a woman in a three hours window on New Year's Eve 1999. Then, when the moment finally arrives, Arnold Schwarzenegger shows up and kills the mood for his supernatural love-fest.

Basically, it's Arnie vs the Devil. Let's face it, deep down, we all know who's going to come out on top in that one, but, hey, let's go along for the ride anyway.

Arnie plays an alcoholic cop who... oh, forget it. Arnie plays Arnie. He beats up bad guys and he's damn good at it. You must know what to expect from him by now? As I've said, in this case he's got his sights set on the high prince of darkness. Along the way he uses big guns, many stunts, lots of grunting and more explosions than Wile E Coyote has seen in his life.

If you like the sound of that, you'll probably enjoy End of Days. If you don't, don't rent this - you'll only complain about the CGI and pick plot holes.

Two bonus points: Gabriel Byrne is cool as the Devil and, if you ever saw Blackadder II, you may remember 'Lady Whiteadder.' Well, imagine her kicking the hell out of Schwarzenegger. Seriously, she does. If that doesn't make it worth the watch then I don't know what does.

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