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The World's End (2013)

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Five friends who reunite in an attempt to top their epic pub crawl from twenty years earlier unwittingly become humanity's only hope for survival.

Director:

Edgar Wright
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Thomas Law ... Young Gary
Zachary Bailess Zachary Bailess ... Young Andy
Jasper Levine Jasper Levine ... Young Steven
James Tarpey James Tarpey ... Young Peter
Luke Bromley ... Young Oliver
Sophie Evans Sophie Evans ... Becky Salt
Samantha White Samantha White ... Erika Leekes
Rose Reynolds ... Tracy Benson
Richard Hadfield Richard Hadfield ... Young Shane
Flora Slorach Flora Slorach ... Young Sam
Francesca Reidie Francesca Reidie ... Teenage Twins
Charlotte Reidie Charlotte Reidie ... Teenage Twins
Pierce Brosnan ... Guy Shepherd
David Bradley ... Basil
Michael Smiley ... Reverend Green
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Storyline

20 years after attempting an epic pub crawl, five childhood friends reunite when one of them becomes hell bent on trying the drinking marathon again. They are convinced to stage an encore by mate Gary King, a 40-year old man trapped at the cigarette end of his teens, who drags his reluctant pals to their home town and once again attempts to reach the fabled pub, The World's End. As they attempt to reconcile the past and present, they realize the real struggle is for the future, not just theirs but humankind's. Reaching The World's End is the least of their worries. Written by Production

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Taglines:

One Night. Six Friends. Twelve Pubs. Total Annihilation. See more »

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Action | Comedy | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive language including sexual references. | See all certifications »

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Trivia

This film completes what Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright refer to as "The Blood and Ice Cream Trilogy". The other two are Shaun of the Dead (2004) and Hot Fuzz (2007). See more »

Goofs

In the early scenes with Gary recruiting his buddies, his Eye of Horus necklace frequently appears and disappears from shot to shot. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Gary King: Ever have one of those nights that starts out like any other, but ends up being the *best* night of your life?
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Crazy Credits

Sisters of Mercy's "This Corrosion" is used over the end credits. If this track sounds very familiar to you, it might be because other's have described Hans Zimmer's "Las Vegas" music from Rain Man as being a "dead-on swipe" of this Sister's track. See more »

Connections

Featured in WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Fights in Bathrooms (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Join Our Club
(Bob Stanley, Pete Wiggs (as Peter Wiggs))
Performed by Saint Etienne
Courtesy of Heavenly Recordings Ltd.
Under License from Universal Music Operations Ltd.
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Funking Great
19 July 2013 | by the_bandersnatchSee all my reviews

Saw it at a midnight premier last night (free Cornettos were given out!) and myself and the rest of the audience were laughing throughout, having a thoroughly enjoyable time. I thought it was great, definitely on a par with Hot Fuzz, though - to me - not quite as good as Shaun of the Dead, which is fair enough as it is one of my all-time favourites. It is definitely a worthy close to the "trilogy" though, and it stands up well against the other two.

Amongst the highlights were seeing another former Bond actor, even if it was in a small role, along with various other regulars from the past films and Spaced - Tyres, Julia Deaking (Marsha), Bill Nighy's voice, Mark Heap, et al.

With a plot as ludicrous as this one the film relies on the strength of it's leads to succeed, and they pull it off admirably. I liked that there was a role reversal of Pegg and Frost's usual character dynamic, with Frost especially noteworthy in his performance. The lads have clearly come a long way over the years. Pegg is clearly having a whale of a time, and carries us the audience along with him. Having such a talented group of back-up actors in Marsan, Considine and Freeman helps massively too.

I feel they missed a trick by not using the line "You've got blue on you", though.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

23 August 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,811,790, 25 August 2013

Gross USA:

$26,004,851

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$46,089,287
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Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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