Directed by and cinematography by Peter Hyams; created by Andrew W. Marlowe

Universal Pictures, 1999

Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Robin Tunney, Kevin Pollak, CCH Pounder, pole Steiger, Miriam Margolyes, and Udo Kier

Received mostly an unfavorable reviews, with a score the 11% approvals on Rotten Tomatoes and a 33 at Metacritic


The end is near.

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When the thousands years are expired, Satan shall it is in loosed out of his prison.


Prepare for the finish of days.

On the eve of the millenium one ex-cop take it by loss have to regain his belief in order come quell the end of days.

You will certainly bear witness to the end of Days…


1999 showed a banner year for display portrayals that Satan’s love life: an initial his partnership with Saddam Hussein went under the microscope in south Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut, and also a few months later his search for a girl to settle down with came to be the basis of this thriller. Through the millennium approaching, a collection of disturbing signs suggests that Satan (here played by Gabriel Byrne) has returned come Earth and also is go the roadways of brand-new York City. It seems that Satan needs to find a woman that will be afflicted with his child, as the moment for the come of the anti-Christ paint, etc near. A woman named Christine (Robin Tunney) believes that she has seen the Devil and also felt his presence, and it’s up to Jericho Cane (Arnold Schwarzenegger), a previous policeman turned elite bodyguard, to save her for sure from The Dark Lord. End of Days was both directed and photographed by Peter Hyams; Kevin Pollak, Renee Olstead, and also Udo Kier are among the supporting cast. —Mark Deming,



More main posters for the film are in the Gallery.


fan video: trailer

fan video: The Man

promotional images




More promotion stills, consisting of some pre-production shots, room in the Gallery.

scene: Satan’s Kiss

scene: The Bargain



More that Lozzie’s very delicious End that Days screencaps space in the Gallery.

more advancement material

Text: “Satan is never too liven for a rapid game of music chairs”Maxim 1999, photograph by Butch Belair

the coat


An cotton donor, whom we heartily thank, has actually shared these pictures of the coat worn by Gabriel Byrne in his role as The Man. As soon as she received the article of clothing, she discovered a “day script” and also call sheet in the pocket. In she words:

It’s amazing that the final product wasn’t specifically like this script. And also, if you can read it, on the “Call Sheet”, it references actors indigenous Stigmata also. Guess: v those Catholic priest species had part steady occupational there because that a few months if those 2 movies were being shot nearly simultaneously.

About the coat: a girlfriend of mine saw it on among those movie prop sites. They’d additionally had his suit, gloves, and tie, which were all much less expensive than the coat, but currently “sold”. I had actually to have it. This movie is together gorgeous Gabeness, and that coat is just beautiful all on it’s own: black color cashmere, v a silk lining. (I can almost feel that in it!) Yes… yes….. I’ve slipped it on a pair of times… the is an Armani…. Cashmere soft as heaven! The sign is readable, the denotes “black Armani peak Coat” because that “the MAN”. And also denotes that there to be two small slits in the seams whereby it was opened for his human body mike. I confirm the tag inside, it’s a 42 Long. Ns was not successful in taking images of the “bullet holes” in the back.

The speak to Sheet and day script were in the pocket. The man who own the prop organization said they found it in the coat when it came in. The “G” composed on it almost looks choose Gabe’s very own hand, though i can’t say that for sure.



The Man: currently you’re making me angry. Friend don’t want to see me angry.Jericho Cane: Oh, friend think you’re bad, huh? You’re a fucking choir boy contrasted to me! A CHOIR BOY!The Man: You’re in touch through your anger. Ns admire that. Well, ns don’t know about you, however I’m going to have a drink.

The Man: wherein was God? He could have stopped it. Rather he fucked you and made you feeling guilty. Me, ns don’t carry out guilt.

The Man: Something great happens, “It’s His will.” Something poor happens, “He moves in secret ways.”


The Man: permit me tell friend something about Him. That is the biggest underachiever of every time. That just has a great publicist, that’s all.

The Man: just tell me what girlfriend want.Jericho Cane: I’ll tell friend what i want. I want you to go to Hell.The Man: Well, friend see, the trouble is…The Man: … periodically Hell comes to YOU!


Jericho Cane: They’re not real.The Man: would certainly that matter?Jericho Cane: Oh, yes.The Man: ns think you require a reminder of exactly how painful reality can be.

The Man: because that a thousand year you’ve waited for my return. Behold, you have actually failed. And also with her dying breath, you will bear witness to the finish of Days.


Brief interview in ~ the Premiere: the video is no embeddable, therefore click the attach to watch around 1 1/2 minute of Gabriel Byrne and also co-star Robin Tunney, both spring gorgeous and speaking on the Red Carpet.

dvd/blu-ray covers




Roger Ebert

“End of Days” involves a head-on collision in between the ludicrous and the absurd, in i m sorry a mythological being through the outward appearance of Gabriel Byrne pursues a 20-year-old woman called Christine (Robin Tunney) approximately Manhattan, if Jericho tries to safeguard her. This gift a theological struggle Schwarzenegger style, the fight to save Christine requires a scene wherein a man dangles indigenous a helicopter when chasing one more man across a rooftop, and a step in i beg your pardon a personality clings by his fingertips come a high window ledge, and a step in which a runaway subway train explodes, and a step in which fireballs consume square block of Manhattan, and a step in which who is stabbed v a crucifix, and …

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Gabriel Byrne, who has actually a lot snappier role, plays Satan v an evil grin and also a slick corporate leaf (“Devil’s Advocate”). Actually, Byrne merely plays an investment banker that happens to it is in overtaken by Satan in the men’s room that a restaurant. The essence of evil, which looks like throbbing plexiglass with attitude (“Predator”), beginning the banker’s body with a great show that demonic possession (“The Exorcist”). As soon as a quite guy, the banker returns to the dining room, walks over to a woman in a low-cut dress and simply grabs she breast. Then he kisses her, and also she enjoys it. The episode might not to speak much around Satanism. But it does indicate something about the men who made this movie.


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Now i’m confused. Can firearms hurt Satan — or “The Man,” together he’s identified in the credits to “End the Days” — or not? periodically the fallen angel (played right here with prodigiously enjoyable brio by Gabriel Byrne) can sort that suck increase bullets prefer candy corn; occasionally you shoot the in the head and he come lurching and also slobbering after you with his brain leaking out, like an extra indigenous a zombie movie. Perhaps I’m being as well literal-minded, or my understanding of quantum metaphysics is just too limited. After all, together a beefy priest (Rod Steiger) with plenty of years of endure in battling the Horned One describes to Jericho Cane (Arnold Schwarzenegger), “There are forces at work below you couldn’t perhaps comprehend!”

From that suggest on, Jericho and Christine tear v a collection of dripping tunnels, ago alleys and lavishly appointed churches, with the well-tailored, bedroom-eyed Byrne not much behind. “End that Days” suffers indigenous what scholars of Milton’s “Paradise Lost” refer to as the Satan problem: Byrne is such a seductive and also charismatic Antichrist (not to point out a consummately skillful actor) that you wonder why Christine spends even two minutes with the ponderous, mush-mouthed Jericho.

from the DVD menu


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The film functions some biting snippets of conversation that room a cut over the typical action film one-liners. ~ above one occasion, Jericho gets in a nice small dig about Satan having time constraints put on his sex-related activity. And the adversary sets increase a script in i m sorry he defines the scriptures as an “overblown push kit.” My favourite scene is the one in i beg your pardon Miriam Margolyes win the hell out of Schwarzenegger – currently that’s something you don’t view every day. As soon as it pertains to acting, Robin Tunney (The Craft) is about on par through Schwarzenegger, Kevin Pollak is wasted as the sidekick, and Rod Steiger has no trouble convincing united state that he’s a priest. Meanwhile, although Gabriel Byrne doesn’t have actually as lot fun with his fiery function as Al Pacino walk in The Devil’s Advocate, that still flicker a the majority of demonic charisma. All points considered, end of Days can be delighted in on a perverse level if you’re ready to suspend all rational thought for a 2 hour period (which, through the way, is too long – the movie should have actually clocked in leaner and also meaner). Schwarzenegger fans will probably be pleased, activity lovers won’t be bored, and the Catholic league will be angry. Everyone else will see end of Days for what it is: a deliciously bad motion picture.

There is a lengthy list of reviews at IMDB. It is fun to read about this an extremely wonderful, very bad film!


Father Kovak says to Jericho Cane the “Satan’s greatest trick to be convincing guy he didn’t exist”. This quote native the French poet Charles Baudelaire also appears in The usual Suspects, also featuring Gabriel Byrne and also Kevin Pollak.

Both Kevin Pollak and also Gabriel Byrne to be in The usual Suspects and End that Days. In both movies over there are similar scenes in which a cigarette is dropped right into a flammable liquid.

Udo Kier asserted in an interview the he was taken into consideration for the duty of Satan in the film yet the producer didn’t want the hero and also villain to both have actually German/Austrian accents, and also he to be eventually cast in a second role.


Actor Udo Keir through Gabriel ByrneWe love you, Udo, however it was yes, really no contest…

blog postings

Byrne-ing Up: A Stoll round Manhattan In The Dark, through Lozzie, who describes why this is a very entertaining film in spite of the figure of its nominal star. This is good stuff, full of her exceptional screencaps and an extremely funny commentary!

Dear mr Arnold Scwarzenegger,

You do know, don’t you, that this film was stolen appropriate out indigenous under her nose?

Oh, you might have had above-the-title billing. Girlfriend may have earned more money than Croesus for your part in this film. You may have had actually the exclusive legal rights to your face being top top the prior cover the the DVD whilst the actor who played Satan walk not have actually his surname or his image on any kind of of the film posters or the DVD cover … or anywhere, an extremely much.

The actor that played Satan may not appear in the movie’s trailer, even. Only his voice.

But, my dear Mr. Schwarzenegger, this was SO no YOUR FILM. No one noticed girlfriend in it! Sorry, old chap. But everyone was watching Gabriel Byrne.

Cinema365: finish of Days

As is usual with most devil movies, a lone, imperfect hero fights one implacable, insurmountable foe with little more than his lack of faith to sustain him. Byrne renders a charming Satan – much less over-the-top than Al Pacino’s Lucifer in Devil’s Advocate. Byrne underplays Satan together a subtle, affable fella – who fairly than fly into a demonic rage once provoked rather creates terrifyingly sudden acts that violence without lot of a adjust of expression.

fan art

Gabriel Byrne Picspam: finish of days by Bowie28

End of Days background by Ramona

End that Days background by Aragarna

additional resources



Lots of alternative and commercial rock music

Track listing

“Camel Song” – Korn“So Long” – Everlast“Slow” – expert Murder Music“Crushed” – Limp Bizkit“Oh mine God” – firearms N’ Roses“Poison” – The Prodigy“Superbeast (Girl top top A Motorcycle Mix)” – rob Zombie“Bad Influence” – Eminem“Nobody’s Real” – Powerman 5000“I Wish ns Had” – Stroke“Sugar Kane” – Sonic Youth“Wrong Way” – Creed

Soundtrack at Allmusic

Soundtrack in ~ Filmtracks

End of Days Score: Satan walks the Streets

IMDB page for End that Days

Wikipedia web page for End the Days

Joke manuscript from The editing and enhancing Room


ARNIE, transporting EVERY pistol IN new YORK, has snuck increase on GABRIEL BYRNE just as the is about to have SEX through the TOKEN BRIDE.


If I have the right to just ruin Gabriel Byrne, then ns won’t have to address his superior acting and maybe I’ll have actually a fighting chance.

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He shooting GABRIEL BYRNE right into so much SHIT, who recomposes himself and attacks again, only to be blown into much more SHIT. The bicycle repeats.


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Kudos come Lozzie for her beautiful and also evocative screencaps. A large thanks come Daniela because that the premiere footage, DeMonk and Daniela because that screenies and promo shots, and Ramona and Aragarna because that their great wallpapers. And a really special thanks to our anonymous donor for the an extremely special gift of Armani!