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The End Details


At the beginning of The End, Wendell Sonny Lawson (Burt Reynolds) is informed by his doctor that he's dying from "the same thing Ali MacGraw had in Ali MacGraw." Lawson's first reaction is to cry uncontrollably, much to the discomfort of his fellow elevator passengers. He heads to a nearby church to confess all his sins, only to be distracted by the wide-eyed fecklessness of the novice priest (Robby Benson). Attempting to resolve a few issues with ex-wife Mary Ellen (Sally Field), daughter Julie (Kristy McNichol), and his parents (Myrna Loy and Pat O'Brien), Lawson finds that they're all too absorbed in their own problems to pay him any attention. At the end of his rope, Lawson decides to kill himself -- with the help of a nutty mental patient (Dom DeLuise). ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Burt Reynolds
as Wendell Sonny Lawson
Dom DeLuise
as Marion Borunki
Sally Field
as Mary Ellen
Strother Martin
as Dr. Waldo Ming
David Steinberg
as Marty Lieberman
Joanne Woodward
as Jessica
Norman Fell
as Dr. Samuel Krugman
Myrna Loy
as Maureen Lawson
Pat O'Brien
as Ben Lawson
Robby Benson
as The Priest
Carl Reiner
as Dr. Maneet
James Best
as Pacemaker Patient
Jock Mahoney
as Old Man
Janice Carroll
as Ballet Teacher
Peter Gonzales
as Latin Lover
Harry Caesar
as Hospital Orderly
Robert Rothwell
as Limousine Driver
Frank McRae
as Tall Male Nurse
Queenie Smith
as Old Lady in Car
Kristy McNichol
as Julie Lawson
Louise Letourneau
as Receptionist
David Spielberg
Patrick Moody
as Old Man's Son
Walter Matthau
Alfie Wise
as Short Male Nurse


Burt Reynolds
Hank Moonjean
Lawrence Gordon
Jerry Belson
Bobby Byrne
Paul Williams
Composer (Music Score)
Donn Cambern
Hank Moonjean
Executive Producer
Norman Salling
Costume Designer
Jack Solomon
Sound/Sound Designer
Richard Portman
Sound/Sound Designer
Carol Wenger
Special Effects
Kurt Baker
First Assistant Director
Hal Needham
Hal Needham
Stunts Coordinator