The World's End

Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Director(s): Edgar Wright
Production: Focus Features
  5 wins & 22 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
109 min


Ever had

one of those nights

that starts out like any other, but ends

up being the best night of your life?

It was June the 22nd,

1990, our final day of school.

There was Oliver Chamberlain, Peter Page,

Steven Prince, Andy Knightley and me.

They called me The King.

Because my name's Gary King.

Ollie was funny, he fancied himself as a bit

of a player, but really, he was all mouth.

We called him O-Man

because he had a birthmark on his

forehead that looked like a six.

He loved it.

Pete was the baby

of the group.

He wasn't the kind of kid we'd usually

hang outwith, but he was good for a laugh.

And he was absolutely minted.

Steve was a pretty cool guy. We

jammed together, chased the girls.

I think he saw us as rivals.

Sweet, really.

And Andy.

Andy was my wingman.

The one guy I could rely

on to back me up.

He loved me, and I'm not being

funny, but I loved him, too.

There was nothing we were

gonna miss about school-

Maybe Mr. Shepherd.

He was definitely

one of the good guys.

He used to ask me what I

wanted to do with my life.

I told him I just wanted

to have a good time.

He thought that was funny.

It wasn't meant to be.

Not that night.

Newton Haven was our hometown.

Our playground, our universe.

And that night it was the

site of a heroic quest.

The aim? To conquer

The Golden Mile.

Twelve pubs along a legendary

path of alcoholic indulgence.

There was The First Post,

The Old Familiar,

The Famous Cock, The Cross

Hands, The Good Companions,

The Trusty Servant, The Two Headed

Dog, The Mermaid, The Beehive,

The King's Head,

The Hole in the Wall...

All before reaching our

destiny, The World's End.

We took my car into town.

I called it The Beast

because she was pretty hairy.

And so, our journey into manhood began.

We were off.

We didn't waste any time.

We hit pub one

and we hit it hard.

There was drinking, there was

fun, there was controversy,

there were ladies, there

were shots, there was drama,

and of course,

there was drinking.

By pub five,

we were feeling invincible

and decided to purchase

some herbal refreshment

from a man we called

The Reverend Green.

Pint six put O-Man out of commission,

so we carried on without him.

Good thing, I bumped into

his sister in the next pub,

we went into the disableds

and I bumped into her again.

Sam tagged along for a while,

but then I had to let her go.

I had another date that night

and her name was Amber.

Nine pints in and it was us

against the world.

Things got mental

in The Beehive,

so we repaired to

the bowls club

or as we liked to call it, The Smokehouse,

which is when it all went f*** up.

Everyone got para and Pete chucked

a whitey, so we had to bench him.

In the end, we blew off the last

three pubs and headed for the hills.

I remember sitting up there,

blood on my knuckles, beer down

my shirt, sick on my shoes,

seeing the orange glow

of a new dawn break

and knowing in my heart, life

would never feel this good again.

And you know what?

It never did.

Thank you, Gary.

That was very enlightening.

Would anyone like to add anything

or maybe challenge Gary?

Are you disappointed?

About what? That you didn't

make it to The World's End?


Just what is it

that you want to do?

We want to be free!

We want to be free to do

what we want to do!

And we want to get loaded. And

we want to have a good time.

And that's what

we're going to do.

We're going to have

a good time.

We're going to have a party.

Just what is it

that you want to do?

And we want to get loaded.

And we want to have a good time.

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Simon John Pegg (né Beckingham; born 14 February 1970) is an English actor, comedian, screenwriter, and producer. Pegg came to public prominence in Britain as the co-creator of the Channel 4 sitcom Spaced, directed by Edgar Wright. Pegg went on to co-write and star in the Three Flavours Cornetto film trilogy: Shaun of the Dead (2004), Hot Fuzz (2007), and The World's End (2013). He and Nick Frost wrote and starred in the sci-fi film Paul (2011). Pegg portrays Benji Dunn in the Mission: Impossible film series (2006–present) and played Montgomery Scott in Star Trek (2009), Star Trek Into Darkness (2013), and Star Trek Beyond (2016), co-writing the latter. more…

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