The World's End (2013)

 ●  English ● 1 hr 49 mins

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'The World's End' is the third installment of director Edgar Wright's trilogy of comedies starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, following the successes 'Shaun of the Dead' (2004) and 'Hot Fuzz' (2007). 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 because this motley group of friends are forced to accept the Herculean task of saving humankind from annihilation.

Cast: Martin Freeman, Rosamund Pike

Crew: Edgar Wright (Director), Bill Pope (Director of Photography), Steven Price (Music Director)

Genres: Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi

Release Dates: 23 Aug 2013 (India)

Tagline: One Night. Six Friends.Twelve Pubs. Total Annihilation

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Did you know? Each of the names of the 12 pubs featured in the movie foreshadow events that take place there. The first pub they visit is 'The First Post'; Basil, who is locally known for spouting crazy stories, is met in 'The Famous Cock'; they get into a fight at 'The Cross Hands'; the drug dealer Reverend Green is met in 'The Trusted Servant'; the bitchy twins are met in 'The Two-Headed Dog'; at 'The Mermaid', the characters are tempted to their downfall by beautiful women; at 'The King's Head', Gary King beats his head against a post; a car is driven through 'The Hole in the Wall', leaving a hole in the wall and the events that transpire at 'The World's End' lead to the end of the world. Read More
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as Oliver
as Sam
as Cross Hands Customer
as Peter's Wife
as Dancer at a School Disco Reunion
as Basil
as Peter
as Blank Zombie
as Searcher 1
as Young Peter
as Young Steven
as Pub Customer
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as Teenage Oliver
as Teenager #3 (as Luke J. Scott)
Supporting Actor
as Publican
as Andrew Knightley
as Steven
as Publican
as Office Worker
as Gary King
as Starer 2
as Young Gary
as Young Andy

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Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
English
Colour Info:
Color
Sound Mix:
Datasat Digital Sound, Dolby Digital, DTS
Camera:
ARRICAM Lite (LT), ARRIFLEX 16SR3, ARRIFLEX 235, Panavision Panaflex
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Stereoscopy:
No
Taglines:
One Night. Six Friends.Twelve Pubs. Total Annihilation
Good food. Fine ales. Total Annihilation
Goofs:
Factual Mistake
Andrew Knightley's law firm is called Beckingham, Davies and Knigthley LLB. In England, the suffix 'LLB' means 'Bachelor of Laws' and describes a person who has an undergraduate degree in Law. Law firms should bear the suffix 'LLP' ('Limited Liability Partnership').
Trivia:
The irony of a pub crawl in Letchworth is that until 1995, the town (designed by Ebenezer Howard) only had 4 pubs and 2 hotel bars, which for a British town of 30,000 is incredibly low. Even now, and with a 2011 population of just over 37,000, has only 7 and a single hotel bar.

The main characters surnames all have royal/court connections: (Gary) King, (Andy) Knightly, (Peter) Page, (Steven) Prince, (Oliver) Chamberlain.

The opening narration by Simon Pegg about the original pub crawl the friends failed to complete is a blow-for-blow foreshadowing of what happens to the characters later on in the film.

The dialogue heard at the close of the prologue ("We wanna be free...") is part of Primal Scream's song "Loaded" (which is itself sampled from The Wild Angels). Gary later quotes the same dialogue to The Network.

Each of the names of the 12 pubs featured in the movie foreshadow events that take place there. The first pub they visit is 'The First Post'; Basil, who is locally known for spouting crazy stories, is met in 'The Famous Cock'; they get into a fight at 'The Cross Hands'; the drug dealer Reverend Green is met in 'The Trusted Servant'; the bitchy twins are met in 'The Two-Headed Dog'; at 'The Mermaid', the characters are tempted to their downfall by beautiful women; at 'The King's Head', Gary King beats his head against a post; a car is driven through 'The Hole in the Wall', leaving a hole in the wall and the events that transpire at 'The World's End' lead to the end of the world.

The movie poster is a reworking of the poster from the not-so-appreciated End of the World, which was based on alien doubles on world conquest.

This film completes what Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright refer to as "The Blood and Ice Cream Trilogy" consisting of Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and 'The World's End'.

The Majority of the film was shot in Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire. With many of the local pubs being used like "The Tavern", "The Collonade", and "The Three Magnets". The actual pub named "The World's End" in the movie is actually a pub called "The Gardeners Arms" located on Wilbury Hills Road Letchworth Garden City Herts. Other Places used in filming include the Broadway cinema that was renamed "The Mermaid" and Letchworth Train Station that was renamed "The Hole In The Wall".

The location of Letchworth Garden City where the majority of the movie is filmed is also home to the United Kingdom's First Roundabout, which was built in 1909.

Nick Frost's character works for the Beckingham Davies Knightley LLB law firm. Beckingham is Simon Pegg's real surname.