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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.

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Edgar Wright
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Thomas Law Thomas Law ... Young Gary
Zachary Bailess Zachary Bailess ... Young Andy
Jasper Levine Jasper Levine ... Young Steven
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:

Good food. Fine ales. Total Annihilation. See more »

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

UK | USA | Japan

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 August 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The World's End See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,790,237, 25 August 2013, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$26,004,851

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$46,089,287
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Datasat | Dolby Digital | Dolby Surround 7.1 | SDDS (uncredited)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Nick Frost's character works for the Beckingham, Davies, & Knightley LLB law firm. Beckingham is Simon Pegg's father's surname. Davies is Nick Frost's mother's maiden name. 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

References Run, Fatboy, Run (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Do You Remember the First Time?
(Nick Banks, Jarvis Cocker, Candida Doyle, Steve Mackey (as Stephen Mackey), Russell Senior)
Performed by Pulp
Courtesy of Universal-Island Records Ltd
Under license from Universal Music Operations Ltd
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Good-hearted comedy to spend some time with the smile on your face
8 December 2013 | by jusdiz2See all my reviews

Good comedy. I think that director of this movie Edgar Wright knows what he's doing, he has style, he has his actors, he has his sense of humor. I really enjoyed this movie, although my girlfriend said it was only an average film for her. So it depends on what you like. If you already saw Shawn of the Dead, you might know what to expect in this one too. Crazy, non logical actions, a lot of irony about mankind and life in general! But in the end, movie tells us that traditional values of life are irreplaceable - family, friends, life purpose, to know who you are. Because in the end, only these matters.

Although I spent good time with these fellows in the pubs, I didn't like the super high tempo of this movie. It's impossible to understand the dialogs if you are not English or don't have subtitles! And the main character is quite a hyperactive guy! So I still think that this movie will not change the world, but it can change one of your evenings if you like stupid but good-hearted comedies!


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