The End (1978 film)

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The End
The End (1978).jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Burt Reynolds
Produced by Lawrence Gordon
Written by Jerry Belson
Starring Burt Reynolds
Dom DeLuise
Music by Paul Williams
Cinematography Bobby Byrne
Edited by Donn Cambern
Distributed by United Artists
Release date
  • May 10, 1978 (1978-05-10)
Running time
100 minutes
Country United States
Box office $44,917,151[1]

The End is a 1978 American comedy-drama film directed by and starring Burt Reynolds, written by Jerry Belson, and composed by Paul Williams. The film also starred Dom DeLuise, Sally Field, Strother Martin, David Steinberg, Joanne Woodward, Norman Fell, Myrna Loy, Kristy McNichol, Pat O'Brien, Robby Benson and Carl Reiner.


Wendell Sonny Lawson had failed suicide attempts and meets Marlon Borunki, who agrees to help him die. However, Sonny decides to live for the rest of his life.



  • "Another Fine Mess"
    • Music and Lyrics by Paul Williams
    • Sung by Glen Campbell and Paul Williams


  1. ^ "The End, Box Office Information". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved June 25, 2012. 

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