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The Final Curtain (2002)

A rivalry develops between a showbiz veteran and an upstart newcomer.

Director:

Patrick Harkins

Writer:

John Hodge
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Adrian Lester ... Jonathan Stitch
Peter O'Toole ... JJ Curtis
Iain Rogerson Iain Rogerson ... Mr. Arkwright (as Ian Rogerson)
Anna Jaskolka Anna Jaskolka ... Mrs. Arkwright
Jonathan Shaw Jonathan Shaw ... Charlie Arkwright
Claudia Lander-Duke ... Arkwright Daughter
Patrick Malahide ... Dr. Colworth
Emily Richards Emily Richards ... Award Presenter
Todd Boyce ... Pete Lanyard
Henry Goodman ... Ed Nbrezki (voice)
Aidan Gillen ... Dave Turner
Julia Sawalha ... Karen Willet
Malcolm Tierney ... Estate Agent
Sharon Swyer Sharon Swyer ... Limo Girl
Louise Brill Louise Brill ... Cindy Minx
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Storyline

Jonathan Stitch, having just won a prestigious MacKinlay Award for his first novel, relays how he came to ghost write the memoirs of beloved British game show host JJ Curtis, who worked hard to emerge from a humble background and achieve celebrity status, albeit in what most consider the most lowbrow end of popular culture. Jonathan realizes that he is not the most obvious choice of a writer for this project - it a job he didn't initially want - but he ends up viewing the job as a challenge to make it stand out from all the other minor celebrity memoirs, especially as reading about JJ would generally appeal only to a niche segment of the primarily British population, one that probably doesn't buy many books. Part of JJ's reason for wanting the book written is to increase his profile in order to sell his show to the lucrative US market. Despite being in the twilight of his career, JJ is denying something about his life that would make the sale of the show to a US distributor a moot ... Written by Huggo

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2 popular game shows. 2 popular hosts. No scruples.

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some violence and brief drug use | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 October 2002 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

A függöny legördül See more »

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Dolby

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Louise Brill's final acting role. See more »

Quotes

JJ Curtis: [in the confessional box] It's been some time father.
Priest: How long?
JJ Curtis: Thirty seven years.
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O Canada
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Another US viewer
22 June 2006 | by vldazzleSee all my reviews

As I saw in the last review I read, not many in this country have even seen it, But I viewed it today on cable and thought it was worth some thumbs up on my TiVo. It was of a class with O'Toole's "The Ruling Class" and (tho' he's aged much since that) shows that he still has a flair for the slightly sick comedy that many of us love. All I can say is I'm happy for digital cable with all the choices and TiVo for finding things that I enjoy. None of the other actors were known to me and I did not recognize the gal from "AB-FAB" but overall, it was a fun movie to watch. Much better than the "lesson" movies that Hollywood has chosen to give us in recent years. I am happy to confine my movie viewing to those of vintage (30's and 40s), foreign (even with subtitles) and the offerings of IFC and Sundance.


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