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 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 ... 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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Now they're going home, but it feels like another planet. See more »

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Comedy | Sci-Fi

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

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Trivia

Gary says to Andy, "Twist the melon, man," which is a line from "Step On" by Happy Mondays earlier used in the film. See more »

Goofs

When Gary gives the police officer his name and address as Peter Page, the postcode he tells him is invalid - in the UK, the second half of a postcode always begins with a number. 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

The 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 (1988) as being a "dead-on swipe" of this Sister's track. See more »

Connections

Features The Need for Speed (1994) See more »

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Happy Hour
(Stan Cullimore (as Ian Peter Cullimore), Paul Heaton)
Performed by The Housemartins
Courtesy of Mercury Records Ltd
Under license from Universal Music Operations Ltd
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Outrageously huge fun.
13 February 2018 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

I must start by admitting to have reviewed this previously and removed it, last time round I must have been in a bad mood, I criticised it for going off the boil, however in recent times I've gotten so into it, it's meant to be bonkers, outrageous and utterly over the top and it sure is. I think there's something incredibly British about the humour, the world could come to an end, but there's still time for nostalgia, and more importantly there's still time for a pint. It's still perhaps my least favourite of The Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy, but the other two are that good, and hard acts to follow. It is clever, it's witty, and which of us doesn't know a Gary? If only it didn't have to be a trilogy, would have loved more from this successful group, it's an underrated gem.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

23 August 2013 (USA) See more »

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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:

$46,091,271
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2.35 : 1
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