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Character: Sam Chamberlain
Directed by: Edgar Wright
Written by: Simon Pegg, Edgar Wright
Produced by: Mairi Bett, Tim Bevan, James Biddle, Liza Chasin, Eric Fellner, Nick Frost, Nira Park, Simon Pegg, Edgar Wright
Other cast: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman, Pierce Brosnan, Bill Nighy, David Bradley
Release date: July 19, 2013 (U.K.) | August 23, 2013 (U.S.)
Genre: Action Comedy, Sci-Fi
Running time: 109 min

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.

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Character Quotes

Sam: Andy, What’s happening?
Andrew Knightley: Gary thinks we should keep up with the crawl because they know what they’re doing, but they don’t know that we know what they’re doing, and basically no one else has a better idea so, fuck it.

Gary King: We’ll always have the disableds.
Sam: We’ll always have the disableds.

Sam: [as Gary follows her in the bathroom] What are you doing?
Gary King: What are you doing?
Sam: I’m going to the toilet…
Gary King: Well then, so am I!
Sam: Gary, you are out of your mind!


“This is by light-years the most entertaining movie of the year. How many apocalyptic sci-fi action extravaganzas leave you feeling as if the world is just beginning?”
David Edelstein, New York Magazine/Vulture

“This is a tighter, smarter film than either ‘Shaun of the Dead’ or ‘Hot Fuzz’, and buried beneath all the blue-goo aliens and terrible punning is a heartfelt meditation on the perils and pleasures of nostalgia.”
Tom Huddleston, Time Out


• Rosamund Pike almost didn’t get the part, as she was pregnant when filming was meant to begin. Eventually, work was re-scheduled for all of them.

• Rosamund Pike and Pierce Brosnan appeared in Die Another Day (2002) and A Long Way Down (2014).

• The main characters’ surnames all have royalty or court connections: (Gary) King, (Andy) Knightly, (Peter) Page, (Steven) Prince, and (Oliver) Chamberlain.

Awards & Nominations

Won Empire Awards – Best British Film
Nominated Saturn Awards – Best International Film
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