Pink puts himself "on trial". After tautings from his old teacher, a vicious beating from his wife, and an attempt by his mother to reclaim her little boy, the Worm (judge) makes his descision. "In all my years of judging, I have never heard before, of someone more deserving of the full penalty of law. The way you made them suffer, your exquisite wife and mother... Fills me with an urge to defecate! Since, my friend, you have revealed your deepest fear, I'll sentence you to be EXPOSED before your peers...TEAR DOWN THE WALL!" The Wall explodes, Pink erupts in white light, screaming in pain. Is Pink dead? The world will never know. The last minute shows young kids picking up pieces of a torn down wall. This scene gives us hope that is a future for Pink, and he can still rebuild.
Factual error: In World War 2 London, Pink is shown playing with an aeroplane model - an Avro York. The earliest available plastic model kit of this aircraft was produced in 1967. Inaccurate model aside, it begs the question of what a kid of Pink's age would be doing with a plastic model kit during World War 2 anyway.
Trivia: Bob Geldof hates this film. He is quoted as saying "I hated it! I was embarrassed. I didn't know what I was getting into... I thought my acting was terrible. The script was ridiculous. And I hate Pink Floyd. As you may recall I was a punk rocker, so if you want to say something just keep it to three minutes..." He had to be physically restrained by director Alan Parker when he tried to get up and leave during the preview screening of the film at Cannes. In his autobiography "Is That It?" he trashes the film at length, labelling the script as puerile nonsense, and is particularly scathing about the political stance it appears to take. He had a miserable time on the set (reportedly, so did everyone else) and now refuses to even talk about the film or his experiences making it.
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