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The Final Curtain (2003)





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Patrick Harkins makes his directorial debut with the satirical dark comedy The Final Curtain, written by screenwriter John Hodge (Trainspotting, Shallow Grave). Serious author Jonathan Stitch (Adrian Lester) accepts a job writing a biography of unscrupulous U.K. game show host J.J. Curtis (Peter O'Toole). Told in flashback, the story goes back to the '70s with the game show "The Big Prize." Curtis enters into intense competition with his television rival, the young newcomer Dave Turner (Aidan Gillen from Queer as Folk), who hosts a game show called "Current Account," where contestants give their loved ones electrical shocks. Also starring Julia Sawalha from Absolutely Fabulous as Dave's personal assistant, Karen.


Peter O'Toole
as J.J. Curtis
Adrian Lester
as Jonathan Stitch
Aidan Gillen
as Dave Turner
Ralph Brown
as Timothy
Henry Goodman
as Ed Nbrezki
Patrick Malahide
as Dr. Colworth
Charles Simon
as Monty Franklin
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Obscure Peter O 'Toole film that have its moments, but some sequences were stupid and pointless. The twists and turns were good, and the tragic final image was great. Melodrama and black comedy rolled into one, but not perfectly done...

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