The World's End. Image shows from L to R: Andy Knight (Nick Frost), Gary King (Simon Pegg), Oliver (Martin Freeman). Copyright: STUDIOCANAL / Working Title Films
The World's End

The World's End

  • 2013 film

Sci-fi comedy film about five friends attempting to recreate a legendary pub crawl, but the future looks rather bleak for both them and the world. Stars Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Rosamund Pike, Paddy Considine, Martin Freeman and more.

The World's End. Image shows from L to R: Oliver (Martin Freeman), Steven (Paddy Considine), Gary King (Simon Pegg), Andy Knight (Nick Frost), Peter (Eddie Marsan). Copyright: STUDIOCANAL / Working Title Films

Key details

Genre
Film
Released
2013
Stars
Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Rosamund Pike, Paddy Considine, Martin Freeman, Eddie Marsan, David Bradley, Mark Heap and Reece Shearsmith
Writers
Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg
Director
Edgar Wright
Producers
Nira Park, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, James Biddle, Liza Chasin, Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost
Companies

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 realise the real struggle is for the future, not just theirs but humankind's. Reaching The World's End is the least of their worries.

The World's End is the third and final film in what has been dubbed the 'Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy' of productions by Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Edgar Wright (the flavour this time being mint chocolate chip). Having previously mocked zombies and cop films, this time the target is science-ficition, in particular works like The Midwich Cuckoos and Village of the Damned.

Additional details

Tagline
Good food. Fine ales. Total annihilation.
Part of

Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy

UK certificate
15
Duration
109 minutes
UK release
Friday 19th July 2013
Production
Studio
Picture
Colour

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Broadcast details

Most recent repeats
  • Tuesday 3rd May 2022 at 12:25am on ITV2
  • Saturday 23rd April 2022 at 10:30pm on ITV
  • Wednesday 5th January 2022 at 10:50pm on ITV

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