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

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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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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

When they realize that Gary borrowed money to pay back Andy, Andy says "It's just robbing Peter to pay Paul", which cites George Bernard Shaw "A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul". See more »

Goofs

When Gary crosses off the tenth pub on the map, the figure of the "modern art" statue can be seen on the map just below the second and third pubs. But since this is the same map he used for the original crawl, before The Network arrived, and since the statue is apparently part of The Network, it should not appear on the map. It is also apparent that the statue was not there at the time of the original Golden Mile since they wonder about what it is when they pass it earlier in the night. 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 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) 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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Another funny, clever, and wild one from Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright
25 August 2013 | by ikiru71-220-566499See all my reviews

If you seen the other two movies in the so-called Cornetto Trilogy ("Shaun of the Dead" & "Hot Fuzz") then you already know what to expect from "The World's End". Like the others it is funny and full of unexpected and crazy twists and turns. The story follows five friends who decide to reunite and finish the pub crawl they were not able to complete 20 years ago. Everything is going fine and then all hell breaks loose. You know you're probably in for a wild and fun ride and that is exactly what you get. Simon Pegg and Nick Frost kind of switch roles from their previous movies, Frost is the one that has it together and Pegg doesn't. It works well and they still maintain their great humor and wit. The supporting cast is equally funny with Eddie Marsan being a highlight. The movie if full of great one liners and some absolutely hilarious moment. If you liked "Shaun of the Dead" and "Hot Fuzz" or if you just like wild and fun movies then you'll like "The World's End". It is funny, clever, and a hell of a ride.


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