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End of the Road
     

End of the Road

Director: Aram Avakian, Stacy Keach, Harris Yulin, Dorothy Tristan

Cast: Aram Avakian, Stacy Keach, Harris Yulin, Dorothy Tristan

 
Stacy Keach stars in this picture as Jake Horner, a college professor beset with a wide variety of emotional problems. He seeks out help in therapy, conducted by unorthodox psychologist Dr. D (James Earl Jones). The bizarre treatment leads Horner into the arms of Rennie Morgan (Dorothy Tristan), the wife of a fellow teacher; their affair ugly has disastrous

Overview

Stacy Keach stars in this picture as Jake Horner, a college professor beset with a wide variety of emotional problems. He seeks out help in therapy, conducted by unorthodox psychologist Dr. D (James Earl Jones). The bizarre treatment leads Horner into the arms of Rennie Morgan (Dorothy Tristan), the wife of a fellow teacher; their affair ugly has disastrous consequences for all concerned. End of the Road was adapted from a novella by John Barth. The film was originally rated X by the MPAA in 1970, but then re-rated R (sans edits) for its 2012 DVD premiere.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Craig Butler
End of the Road is the kind of cult film that sparks endless debate among viewers, who tend to be quite polarized by the film. Many, perhaps most, will tend to see it as pretentious, incomprehensible, horribly dated and intensely irritating. They will decry the way the creators have treated the original John Barth novel upon which it has been based, especially as Barth's work is about the quintessential '50s mindset whereas the film is positively drenched in the '60s. They will also decry the visual onslaught, especially during the first half-hour or so. But there will be others who feel that Road is an unjustly neglected masterpiece, a work of art that is of such intensely personal importance to its creators that it becomes universal. They will hail the visual onslaught as a reflection of the psychedelic times and will find depth, perception and dark, dark humor permeating every frame of the film, all in the service of an elusive but almost perceptible message. Reactions to the performers will likewise vary. Almost all will probably find Dorothy Tristan appealing and will think that Harris Yulin perfectly embodies the frustrated career academic who takes his frustrations out by withholding from his wife. They will, however, be divided over whether Stacy Keach in the incredibly difficult lead role is dull and boring or incisive and quietly compelling. And while all will recognize James Earl Jones's performance as being over the top, they will quarrel over whether it is delicious and delirious or annoying and aggravating. Whatever one's reaction, Road is a unique and unforgettable experience.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/18/2012
UPC:
0883929165957
Original Release:
1970
Source:
Warner Home Video
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:50:00
Sales rank:
59,688

Special Features

Revealing New Featurette An Amazing Time: A Conversation About End of the Road

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Stacy Keach Jake Horner
Harris Yulin Joe Morgan
Dorothy Tristan Rennie Morgan
James Earl Jones Dr. D
Grayson Hall Peggy Rankin
Ray Brock Sniperman/Mrs. Dockey
James Coco School man
Oliver Clark Dog Man
June Hutchinson Miss Banning
Graham Jarvis Dr. Carter
Maeve McGuire Shirley (Receptionist)
M. Emmet Walsh Actor

Technical Credits
Aram Avakian Director,Screenwriter
Stephen F. Kesten Producer
Robert Q. Lovett Editor
Ted Macero Score Composer
Barry Malkin Editor
Dennis McGuire Screenwriter
Max Raab Executive Producer
Terry Southern Producer,Screenwriter
Gordon Willis Cinematographer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- End of the Road
1. Chapter 1 [8:18]
2. Chapter 2 [14:14]
3. Chapter 3 [8:04]
4. Chapter 4 [9:13]
5. Chapter 5 [7:54]
6. Chapter 6 [6:52]
7. Chapter 7 [2:47]
8. Chapter 8 [9:27]
9. Chapter 9 [8:26]
10. Chapter 10 [10:21]
11. Chapter 11 [9:51]
12. Chapter 12 [12:18]
13. Chapter 13 [2:13]
14. Chapter 14 [:00]

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