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The Final Curtain (2002)

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

Director:

Patrick Harkins

Writer:

John Hodge
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Adrian Lester ... Jonathan Stitch
Peter O'Toole ... JJ Curtis
Iain Rogerson Iain Rogerson ... Mr. Arkwright (as Ian Rogerson)
Anna Jaskolka Anna Jaskolka ... Mrs. Arkwright
Jonathan Shaw Jonathan Shaw ... Charlie Arkwright
Claudia Lander-Duke ... Arkwright Daughter
Patrick Malahide ... Dr. Colworth
Emily Richards Emily Richards ... Award Presenter
Todd Boyce ... Pete Lanyard
Henry Goodman ... Ed Nbrezki (voice)
Aidan Gillen ... Dave Turner
Julia Sawalha ... Karen Willet
Malcolm Tierney ... Estate Agent
Sharon Swyer Sharon Swyer ... Limo Girl
Louise Brill Louise Brill ... Cindy Minx
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Storyline

Jonathan Stitch, having just won a prestigious MacKinlay Award for his first novel, relays how he came to ghost write the memoirs of beloved British game show host JJ Curtis, who worked hard to emerge from a humble background and achieve celebrity status, albeit in what most consider the most lowbrow end of popular culture. Jonathan realizes that he is not the most obvious choice of a writer for this project - it a job he didn't initially want - but he ends up viewing the job as a challenge to make it stand out from all the other minor celebrity memoirs, especially as reading about JJ would generally appeal only to a niche segment of the primarily British population, one that probably doesn't buy many books. Part of JJ's reason for wanting the book written is to increase his profile in order to sell his show to the lucrative US market. Despite being in the twilight of his career, JJ is denying something about his life that would make the sale of the show to a US distributor a moot ... Written by Huggo

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

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Drama

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Rated R for language, some violence and brief drug use | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 October 2002 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

A függöny legördül See more »

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Dolby

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Louise Brill's final acting role. See more »

Quotes

JJ Curtis: You see, mine is a fascinating life. Born into poverty. Left school at twelve. Merchant navy. Last days of music hall. Pirate radio. Pioneer of television. A household name. Not bad for a boy from nowhere.
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Don't Dilly Dally on the Way
(aka "My Old Man (Said Follow the Van)")
Written by Fred W. Leigh and Charles Collins
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For "wing nuts" only.
26 June 2003 | by =G=See all my reviews

The only good thing one can say about this budget conscious, garish, cockamamie kludge is O'Toole. Telling of competing game show hosts, one old (O'Toole) and one young (Gillen), who have more in common than meets the eye, this dark comedy has little to offer beyond the Shakespearean performance of O'Toole who trudges doggedly through the script with inevitable futility. For wing nuts only. (C)


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