6.5/10
2,412
17 user 19 critic

The Living End (1992)

Unrated | | Comedy, Drama | 21 August 1992 (USA)
Trailer
1:42 | Trailer
Luke is a gay hustler. Jon is a movie critic. Both are HIV positive. They go on a hedonistic, dangerous journey, their motto "Fuck the world".

Director:

Gregg Araki

Writer:

Gregg Araki
1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Six queer teenagers struggle to get along with each other and with life in the face of varying obstacles.

Director: Gregg Araki
Stars: James Duval, Roko Belic, Susan Behshid
Splendor (1999)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Veronica, 22, meets a writer and a drummer hunk at a club on Halloween. Why choose when she can have both? 3some? But then a third man comes along.

Director: Gregg Araki
Stars: Kathleen Robertson, Johnathon Schaech, Matt Keeslar
Nowhere (1997)
Comedy | Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Follows a day in the lives of a group of Los Angeles high school students and the strange lives they lead.

Director: Gregg Araki
Stars: James Duval, Rachel True, Nathan Bexton
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Jordan White and Amy Blue, two troubled teens, pick up an adolescent drifter, Xavier Red. Together, the threesome embark on a sex and violence-filled journey through an America of psychos and quickiemarts.

Director: Gregg Araki
Stars: James Duval, Rose McGowan, Johnathon Schaech
Kaboom (2010)
Comedy | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A sexually "undeclared" college freshman's clairvoyant/prophetic dreams are the first sign that something very strange is going on involving his class-mates -- with him at the center.

Director: Gregg Araki
Stars: Thomas Dekker, Haley Bennett, Chris Zylka
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

David, Craig and Alicia are a triangle of young lovers who find angst and despair as they sort out their feelings and sexuality in a late-night coffee shop.

Director: Gregg Araki
Stars: Mark Howell, John Lacques, Darcy Marta
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Three college friends get together with their bemused lovers for one long weekend.

Director: Gregg Araki
Stars: Brett Vail, Maureen Dondanville, Andrea Beane
This Is How the World Ends (TV Movie 2000)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

This Is How The World Ends was a TV Pilot episode for a series that was to be presented on MTV.

Director: Gregg Araki
Stars: Alan Simpson, Michael J. Anderson, Lucas Babin
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A teenage hustler and a young man obsessed with alien abductions cross paths, together discovering a horrible, liberating truth.

Director: Gregg Araki
Stars: Brady Corbet, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Elisabeth Shue
Smiley Face (2007)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

After a young actress unknowingly eats her roommate's marijuana cupcakes, her day becomes a series of misadventures.

Director: Gregg Araki
Stars: Anna Faris, John Krasinski, Adam Brody
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

In 1988, a teenage girl's life is thrown into chaos when her mother disappears.

Director: Gregg Araki
Stars: Shailene Woodley, Eva Green, Christopher Meloni
Toni (1935)
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

In the 1920s, the Provence is a magnet for immigrants seeking work in the quarries or in agriculture. Many mingle with locals and settle down permanently - like Toni, an Italian who has ... See full summary »

Director: Jean Renoir
Stars: Charles Blavette, Celia Montalván, Jenny Hélia
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mike Dytri Mike Dytri ... Luke
Craig Gilmore ... Jon
Mark Finch Mark Finch ... Doctor
Mary Woronov ... Daisy
Johanna Went Johanna Went ... Fern
Darcy Marta Darcy Marta ... Darcy
Scott Goetz ... Peter
Brett Vail Brett Vail ... Ken (as Bretton Vail)
Nicole Dillenberg Nicole Dillenberg ... Barbie
Stephen Holman Stephen Holman ... 7-11 Couple
Magie Song ... 7-11 Couple
Peter Lanigan Peter Lanigan ... Three Stooges
Jon Gerrans Jon Gerrans ... Three Stooges
Jack Kofman Jack Kofman ... Three Stooges
Chris Mabli Chris Mabli ... Melrose NeoNazi (as Christopher Mabli)
Edit

Storyline

Luke is a gay hustler. Jon is a movie critic. Both are HIV positive. They go on a hedonistic, dangerous journey, their motto "Fuck the world".

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

An Irresponsible Movie by Gregg Araki

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 August 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Viver Até o Fim See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$22,769 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$43,715, 16 August 1992

Gross USA:

$692,585

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$692,585
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Made on a shoestring budget of $20,000. See more »

Quotes

Jon: I'm not going to fondle your crotch right now.
Luke: Why not?
Jon: Because I'm a responsible driver.
See more »

Connections

References Godzilla (1954) See more »

Soundtracks

Mask
Performed by Babyland
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A blast from the past and if you've lived at all, a tremendous piece of gay sub-culture Americana.
12 March 2006 | by eric-974See all my reviews

By chance, this movie caught my attention late-night and I was lucky enough to watch from start to finish. As much of a docudrama as it is a character study from the early gay nineties, some people may find this flick utter crap, or at the very least, sophomoric. To those people, I suggest sticking to "Eight Below" or anything starring Reese Witherspoon.

As the viewer, I felt transported back to 1992, having been 25 years old at the time this movie was released with no idea it even existed. The somewhat surrealistic, exploratory journey between the two main characters brings back so many memories from a time where such strange pairings and outrageous actions seemed to occur regularly. Whether you grew up in Dallas, LA, or New York makes no difference; chances are you knew any one of the characters from this film in some aspect.

At times overtly philosophical, others completely abstract, the exploration of two peoples' mental struggle with HIV was at least done from an unflinching perspective. This is a case study in human nature, no matter how uncomfortable the subject matter. It also proves that the nature of the beast hasn't changed and that HIV/AIDs still isn't really a priority of the U.S. government...at least, not in any beneficial way to those afflicted. Be sure to stick around for the final message in the film credits and see if you can tell if anything has changed in the last fifteen years.

As a special treat, if you've ever been a fan of industrial/electronica from the Wax Trax! label (among others), you'll recognize some great stuff, from Chris and Cosey, Coil, KMFDM, and even Psychic TV.


15 of 17 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 17 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed