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R| 1 hr. 40 min.

Plot Summary
After discovering that he has only months to live, Wendell Lawson (Burt Reynolds) tries to settle issues with his family, including his ex-wife (Sally Field). When he gets little empathy or even attention from his relatives, he becomes distraught and sets out to kill himself. Following many unsuccessful suicide attempts, Lawson winds up in a mental hospital, where he meets deranged fellow patient Marlon Borunki (Dom DeLuise), who is quite eager to help his new friend end his life.

Cast: Burt Reynolds , Dom DeLuise , Sally Field , Strother Martin , David Steinberg , Joanne Woodward , Norman Fell , Myrna Loy

Director: Burt Reynolds

Genres: Comedy

The End (1978)

Release Date: January 1st, 1978|1 hr. 40 min.

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  • March 26, 2011 Sweetrose
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    In this zany movie,we have a cast that makes the medical profession seem quirky and looney.Sonny Lawson(Reynolds), has just been told he does not have long to live.Legendary Carl Reiner plays Dr. Krugman,and the laughs keep coming.Sonny has trouble in the romance dept and tries to balance his time between wife Jessica(played by legendary Joanne Woodward),and his girlfriend Mary Ellen (played by Oscar winner Sally Field).Sonny gets institutionalized, and has to deal with a zany schitzophrenic patient Marlon (hilariously played by late actor Dom DeLuise).Actress Kristy McNichol plays Julie,Sonny's daughter.It seems that Julie is more understanding than the other characters. What ensues during the film,is Sonny's sudden change of heart.He tries to elude Marlon,who is persistant at trying to kill him. If we notice,Sonny appears to question religion.It is hlarious,when he swims out to the water and prays for God to save him.I love it how Sonny bargains with God, how much he would tithe to church. My cheers and Bravo to the late DeLuise,Field and Reynolds. This knee-slapping melodramatic film certainly tickles the cliched "funnybone".

  • September 17, 2009 Rich
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    If you like a good laugh, give this a try. Good clean funny.

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