The Final Curtain (2002)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Black Comedy, Satire  |   Run Time - 84 min.  |   Countries - United Kingdom , United States   |   MPAA Rating - R
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Synopsis by Andrea LeVasseur

Patrick Harkins makes his directorial debut with the satirical dark comedy The Final Curtain, written by screenwriter John Hodge (Trainspotting, Shallow Grave). Serious author Jonathan Stitch (Adrian Lester) accepts a job writing a biography of unscrupulous U.K. game show host J.J. Curtis (Peter O'Toole). Told in flashback, the story goes back to the '70s with the game show "The Big Prize." Curtis enters into intense competition with his television rival, the young newcomer Dave Turner (Aidan Gillen from Queer as Folk), who hosts a game show called "Current Account," where contestants give their loved ones electrical shocks. Also starring Julia Sawalha from Absolutely Fabulous as Dave's personal assistant, Karen.