End of the Road (1970)

X | 111 mins | Comedy-drama | 1970

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CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
PRODUCERS
Exec prod
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTORS
Prod des
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
SET DECORATOR
Set dec
MUSIC
Mus supv
PRODUCTION MISC
Prod mgr
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel The End of the Road by John Barth (Garden City, New York, 1958).
AUTHOR
MUSIC
Music by Johann Sebastian Bach and Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky.
SONGS
"Don't Worry 'Bout Me," music and lyrics by Rube Bloom and Ted Koehler, sung by Billie Holiday.
PERFORMER
DETAILS
Release Date:
1970
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 10 Feb 1970
Physical Properties:
Sound
Color
Eastman Color
Duration(in mins):
111
MPAA Rating:
X
Country:
United States
Language:
English
PCA No:
185
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

English instructor and Shakespeare enthusiast Jake Horner is treated in a sanitarium run by Doctor D. Among the psychiatrist's novel methods are exposure to multi-media stimuli and the realization of fantasy. Horner, for example, observes a fellow inmate enjoying intercourse with an indignant chicken. Following his discharge, the intellectual accepts a teaching position at a local university, where he is befriended by Joe, a gun enthusiast, who promptly encourages an affair between his wife, Rennie, and colleague Horner. When Rennie becomes pregnant, however, the pedant insists on an abortion. Performed by Doctor D, its issue is tragic. Rennie suffocates, and the teacher and physician dispose of her corpse in a nearby ... +


English instructor and Shakespeare enthusiast Jake Horner is treated in a sanitarium run by Doctor D. Among the psychiatrist's novel methods are exposure to multi-media stimuli and the realization of fantasy. Horner, for example, observes a fellow inmate enjoying intercourse with an indignant chicken. Following his discharge, the intellectual accepts a teaching position at a local university, where he is befriended by Joe, a gun enthusiast, who promptly encourages an affair between his wife, Rennie, and colleague Horner. When Rennie becomes pregnant, however, the pedant insists on an abortion. Performed by Doctor D, its issue is tragic. Rennie suffocates, and the teacher and physician dispose of her corpse in a nearby lake. +

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Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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