End of the Road (1970)

Genres - Drama, Romance  |   Run Time - 110 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Stacy Keach stars in this picture as Jake Horner, a college professor beset with a wide variety of emotional problems. He seeks out help in therapy, conducted by unorthodox psychologist Dr. D (James Earl Jones). The bizarre treatment leads Horner into the arms of Rennie Morgan (Dorothy Tristan), the wife of a fellow teacher; their affair ugly has disastrous consequences for all concerned. End of the Road was adapted from a novella by John Barth. The film was originally rated X by the MPAA in 1970, but then re-rated R (sans edits) for its 2012 DVD premiere.

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abortion, extramarital-affair, mental-illness, mid-life-crisis, professor, psychiatry, tragic-love