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The Final Curtain (2002)

A rivalry develops between a showbiz veteran and an upstart newcomer.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... JJ Curtis
... Dave Turner
... Jonathan Stitch
... Karen Willet
... Dr. Colworth
... Timothy (Channel Controller)
Sally Dexter ... Linda
... Priest
Charles Simon ... Monty Franklin
... Declan Farrell
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
... Betty (Contestant)
... Caroline Stitch
... Pete Lanyard
Louise Brill ... Cindy Minx
... Lou Nordstein
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A rivalry develops between a showbiz veteran and an upstart newcomer.

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2 popular game shows. 2 popular hosts. No scruples.

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Rated R for language, some violence and brief drug use | See all certifications »
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12 October 2002 (France)  »

Also Known As:

A függöny legördül  »

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Louise Brill's final acting role. See more »

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Jonathan Stitch: It *was* an accident, wasn't it?
JJ Curtis: Up to a point. I mean, I had no way of calculating the actual voltage. There is always an element of chance in these sort of things.
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Piano Concerto no. 21 in C Major
(K467)
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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The Title Says It...
17 September 2012 | by See all my reviews

Unlike some other reviewers here, I simply didn't much like this film. The unlikeable, selfish characters, the jumpy schizoid story and the flashy direction.

I'm sure it has much to say, or has said, in the same way that Scorsese's The King Of Comedy, Sidney Lumet's Network and Barry Levinson's Wag the Dog, all about the nastier, crueler side of television but without being as nastily cruel as The Final Curtain appears to always be.

I'm afraid Peter O'Toole swearing at every opportunity isn't a good thing, however adorably crusty he's supposed to be. Maybe I watched the DVD I bought for 66.6p at Cash Converters on a bad night, maybe it does hold much treasure within. I will undoubtedly try it again some day and hopefully get more from it.


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