The End (1978)

The End




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Filled with jet-black gallows humor, this farcical comedy chronicles the quest of a terminally ill man to commit suicide. His first couple of attempts land him in a special rest home where he meets a loyal schizophrenic who vows to help his new friend end his life.

Rating: R
Genre: Documentary, Drama, Comedy, Special Interest
Directed By: , , ,
Written By: Jerry Belson, Jeremy Thomas
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 6, 2001


as Mary Ellen

as Marlon Borunki

as Dr. Waldo Kling

as Jessica Lawson

as Julie Lawson

as Marty Lieberman

as Dr. Krugman

as Maureen Lawson

as Ben Lawson

as The Priest

as Dr. Maneet

as Receptionist

as Hearse Driver

as Limousine Driver

as Hospital Orderly

as Pacemaker Patient

as Latin Lover

as Girl Dancer

as Ballet Teacher

as Whistling Lunatic

as Tall Male Nurse

as Short Male Nurse

as Old Man

as Insurance Man

as Old Man's Son

as Old Man's Daughter-I...

as Old Lady in Car

as Driving Teacher

as Wendell Sonny Lawson
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Critic Reviews for The End

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (4)

Full Review… | February 23, 2012
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
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Full Review… | January 10, 2004
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Reynolds deconstructs Reynolds thoroughly

Full Review… | February 5, 2010

Burt Reynolds directs and stars in this wonderful black comedy about a neurotic dying man. Dom DeLuise provides some hysterically funny moments as a zany mental patient.

October 9, 2005
Fantastica Daily

Audience Reviews for The End

A hilarious dark comedy with an all star cast, and directed by Reynolds. I love it, and I highly recommend it.

Aj V

Super Reviewer

This movie is terrible. It also shows that Burt Reynolds is an egotistical maniac. Bar none, it has the most unfunny racial humor I have ever heard. (Imagine Clint Eastwood in Gran Torino, but not funny and every "joke" making you feel sleazy for being a white person). Then Dom DeLuise (did he have something going on the side with Burt?) kept saying these retarded Polish jokes that I heard when I was a kid and they weren't funny then. Everyone in this movie is terrible (Sally Field LOOKS amazing in this film). I imagine Burt sitting back and watching the dailies and thinking what a funny guy he was while everyone of his ass-kissing crew sat around and chuckled along with him. It is rare when you can find a movie that shows the true soul of a filmmaker, and in the case of Burt Reynolds, he's a douschebag.

Tim Sigur

Super Reviewer

Rating this from memories of long ago. Need to see it again. Rating may or may not change.

Cindy I

Super Reviewer

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