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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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When the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison. See more »


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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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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 »

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Father Kovak: We can't prevent evil by doing evil!
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The Christmas Song
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One Of Arnold's Most Entertaining Movies
2 June 2006 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

Despite the hokey theology and overdone action, I still enjoyed this film and found it to be astounding in certain parts, thanks to some incredible special- effects, at least when it came out in 1999. They still look pretty cool. I also enjoyed the nice visuals and excellent sound.

You just can't take the story seriously, but how many films can you, especially Arnold's wild movies? They are just there to be enjoyed, to get a couple of hours of escapism entertainment. Among the baloney, however, are a few profound statements of truth. Rod Steiger provides them as a priest in the film. Unfortunately, the devil (Gabriel Byrne) has some, too!

Overall, the story is very involving, so much so that it that at 125 minutes it can wear you. About 15 minutes of less action would have been best. One of Arnold's most entertaining movies.


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