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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 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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Taglines:

Good food. Fine ales. Total Annihilation. 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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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:

$8,811,790, 25 August 2013

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

The lighting in the cupboard scene with Mad Basil, is a tribute to Italian horror Director Mario Bava. See more »

Goofs

In the early scenes with Gary recruiting his buddies, his Eye of Horus necklace frequently appears and disappears from shot to shot. 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

Loaded
(Bobby Gillespie, Andrew Innes, Robert Young)
Performed by Primal Scream
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment UK Ltd & Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Hilarious
14 July 2013 | by melsishunneySee all my reviews

I was lucky enough to score some tickets to the NZ premier of this. We were pumped full of food and booze before the movie and i realized not ten minutes in that i needed the bathroom. Only i found the movie far to funny to want to leave at any point.

There were some real classic moments in this movie, honestly, the whole theatre was in fits of laughter almost the whole way through the film. There was even some cheering (more than once)

Edgar really has his business sorted with the directing thing, and Pegg, Frost and Freeman really help to bring this movie together!

I recommend this film, especially if you just want a good laugh! Personally, Frost was my fave in this one, he had the greatest moments!! In regards to the acting, It was all wonderful, i believed every second. This film was on par!

I feel really privileged to have been lucky enough to see it before a whole lot of people, and I hope that everyone else likes it as much as everyone in our theatre did :)

10/10


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