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The End (10-May-1978)

Director: Burt Reynolds

Writer: Jerry Belson

Music by: Paul Williams

Producer: Lawrence Gordon

Keywords: Romantic Comedy, Terminal Illness, Suicide

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Robby Benson
Actor
21-Jan-1956   1970s teen idol
James Best
Actor
26-Jul-1926   Roscoe P. Coltrane on Dukes
Dom DeLuise
Actor
1-Aug-1933 4-May-2009 Cannonball Run
Norman Fell
Actor
24-Mar-1924 14-Dec-1998 Mr. Roper on Three's Company
Sally Field
Actor
6-Nov-1946   Steel Magnolias
Jerry Fujikawa
Actor
18-Feb-1912 30-Apr-1983 Salt water bad for glass
Myrna Loy
Actor
2-Aug-1905 14-Dec-1993 The Thin Man
Jock Mahoney
Actor
7-Feb-1919 14-Dec-1989 Yancy Derringer
Strother Martin
Actor
26-Mar-1919 1-Aug-1980 Cool Hand Luke
Kristy McNichol
Actor
11-Sep-1962   1970s girl teen idol
Frank McRae
Actor
3-Jun-1942   48 Hrs.
Pat O'Brien
Actor
11-Nov-1899 15-Oct-1983 Angels with Dirty Faces
Carl Reiner
Actor
20-Mar-1922   Your Show of Shows
Burt Reynolds
Actor
11-Feb-1936   Moustached Cannonball Run actor
David Steinberg
Comic
9-Aug-1942   Second City alumnus
Joanne Woodward
Actor
27-Feb-1930   The Three Faces of Eve

CAST

Burt Reynolds   ...   Wendell Sonny Lawson
Dom DeLuise   ...   Marlon Borunki
Sally Field   ...   Mary Ellen
Strother Martin   ...   Dr. Waldo Kling
David Steinberg   ...   Marty Lieberman
and
Joanne Woodward   ...   Jessica
Guest Starring
Norman Fell   ...   Dr. Samuel Krugman
Myrna Loy   ...   Maureen Lawson
Kristy McNichol   ...   Julie Lawson
Pat O'Brien   ...   Ben Lawson
Robby Benson   ...   The Priest
and
Carl Reiner   ...   Dr. Maneet
Louise LeTourneau   ...   Receptionist
Bill Ewing   ...   Hearse Driver
Robert Rothwell   ...   Limousine Driver
Harry Caesar   ...   Hospital Orderly
James Best   ...   Pacemaker Patient
Peter Gonzales   ...   Latin Lover
Connie Fleming   ...   Girl Dancer
Janice Carroll   ...   Ballet Teacher
Ken Johnson   ...   Whistling Lunatic
Frank McRae   ...   Male Nurse
Alfie Wise   ...   Male Nurse
Jerry Fujikawa   ...   Japanese Gardener
Jock Mahoney   ...   Old Man
Patrick Moody   ...   Old Man's Son
Carolyn Martini   ...   Old Man's Daughter-in-Law
Queenie Smith   ...   Old Lady in Car
Jean Ann Coulter   ...   Driving Teacher

REVIEWS

Review by Ray Studholme (posted on 6-May-2009)

Dom Deluise in my opinion should have been awarded an Oscar for his role as Marlon in this film. From the moment Burt [Sonny] wakes up in hospital and up until the two male nurses cart Marlon off has got to be one of the all time great comedy parts ever on film. This is one of those movies, however many times you see it, although it may be classed as a slightly darker comedy, will always makes you laugh. I take my hat off to Burt Reynolds and cast for bringing together such a fine film. As for the late great Dom Deluise, I thank him for all the joy,love and laughter he has given to me and my family over the years, and also all his many many fans worldwide. What Burt Reynolds said about his friend Dom, when your with him, "he makes you feel good"! Well that`s just what you get from him on the screen also, no matter what part he has played,the warmth,love,joy,laughter and magic just shines through. Every movie with Dom Deluise in is special. Love them all! However, the part he played as "Marlon" with Burt Reynolds as "Sonny" in "The End" has got to be my all time fav. My thoughts and prayers are with all of Dom's loved ones at this sad time.


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