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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:

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 »

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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Sound Mix:

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

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The pubs used in the film were renamed. In Welwyn Garden City, The Cork was temporarily The Famous Cock. The Parkway Bar was renamed The Cross Hands. The Doctors Tonic became The Old Familiar, and The Peartree was transformed into The First Post. 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

People going to see the film at the Broadway Cinema in Letchworth, the location for the outside of The Mermaid, were shown a short clip beforehand featuring Simon Pegg, Edgar Wright and Nick Frost, welcoming them to the cinema and hoping they enjoyed watching it from inside one of the filming locations. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Their Names Are Gary & Andy (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Wear Your Love Like Heaven
(Rex Brough, Kevin Clark, B.B. Cunningham (as B B Cunningham), Gary McEwen, Donald Weekes)
Performed by Definition of Sound
Courtesy of Virgin EMI Records Ltd
Under license from Universal Music Operations Ltd
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A fantastic conclusion to the Cornetto trilogy.
19 July 2013 | by ollie1939-97-957994See all my reviews

I didn't think this trilogy could get any better. However it somehow exceeded by expectations. With fantastic direction from Edgar Wright,smart writing from Wright and Simon Pegg and hilarious performances from Pegg, Nick Frost and everyone else the World's end is a great way to end the trilogy. The story focuses on a group of childhood friends who go back to their hometown in order to repeat a legendary pub crawl that ends with a pub known as the World's End. However they realize that their whole town has been taken over by robots and it's up to them to stop them from taking over the world. I will admit that my only criticism of the film is that it does start off a little slowly. The jokes felt a little stiff at times with their execution and most of the humor was coming from Pegg's character. However once the robots come in the movie does pick up the pace and lives up to Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz The performances are very funny with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost actually switching roles. Pegg is more of the bumbling idiot whereas Frost is the straight man. The other performance are also good with Martin Freeman,Paddy Considine, Rosamund Pike and Eddie Marsan. I also loved the ending which has probably the best ending out of any of the Cornetto trilogy movies Overall the movie is incredibly funny despite having a slow start. It's a perfect mix of comedy and science fiction. I hope there's more to come from these very funny and talented guys.


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