Brad Pitt stuck to his guns and said it was Gwyneth’s head or no head—and no film—at all. Here’s how it went down: Duckie and Andie walk into the center of the room at prom, the DJ plays David Bowie’s “Heroes,” they dance, and, presumably, our favorite misunderstood misfits are together forever. That's great and all, but it didn't leave much room for sequels. The Region 4 DVD release removes the use of the 'f' word. Studio execs preferred an ending that didn’t result in any heads in boxes—or at the very least, not any human ones: Instead of the ending they went with, they wanted to soften the blow by using the head of a beloved family dog instead.

Everyone lives happily ever after. Kubrick cut the scenes at the last minute after seeing audience reaction: “When I was able to see for the first time the fantastic pitch of excitement which the audience reached during the climax of the movie I decided the scene was unnecessary.” He actually had projectionists cut the scene from the film by hand and mail the strips back to Warner Bros. Another hopeful ending here. So ... good script editing, there. PG Originally, you didn't know what ending you were going to get until you got to that dividing point at the end of the movie, but eventually, theaters started advertising if ending A, B, or C was playing so patrons could see the endings they hadn't seen yet. Kurtz says that George Lucas was concerned about how Han’s demise would impact merchandising and refused to kill any of the main characters off, which is why the movie ended in a “a teddy bear luau” instead. “[It was] a really dark and depressing, horrible, terrible story about two horrible people and my character was this drug addict, a bad-tempered, foulmouthed, ill-humored, poorly educated hooker who had this weeklong experience with a foulmouthed, ill-tempered, bad-humored, very wealthy, handsome but horrible man and it was just a grisly, ugly story about these two people,” Julia Roberts has said. When he showed his 5-year-old granddaughter the film, she was upset that it just ended with Mia agreeing to become a princess. It was later removed from the Director’s Cut. Instead, execs decided to end the first film by adding one more tragic event to Bourne’s long history of tragic events.

| The studio preferred dollar signs to happy endings. Harold Ramis actually shot another ending to National Lampoon’s Vacation and showed it to audiences — and it tested terribly.

Only a tiny tweak here, but a fairly significant one—the first ending showed Thelma and Louise's car tumbling all the way to the canyon floor, no doubt getting pulverized in the process.

Would you have been disappointed if you hadn't seen the fabulous castle the new Princess Mia was headed off to live in?

Donnie still succumbs to his fate—but with this ending, you actually see it. Instead of it ending with Scarlett declaring, “After all tomorrow is another day,” she gets a little desperate: “Rhett! When Billy's mother is complaining at the dinner table, Billy goes to remove a roast from the oven. You can see what could have been above. All of us have done it. But we don't actually see anyone die, leaving the ending slightly more ambiguous than the original, where Paul Newman and Robert Redford got to test their acting chops on a gruesome death scene. Andie ending up with Ducky? It was rumored that Big was a remake of the Italian movie, directed by Eva Amurri's father Franco Amurri and starring Renato Pozzetto, but it was never officially confirmed.

The Extended Edition is 130 minutes. At the end of the version that was released, Dr. Neville heroically blows himself and a bunch of Darkseekers up, saving Anna and Ethan, but giving them the cure before he goes. I know you will!”. Poor Jason Bourne could have had a happy ending with Marie (until they inevitably killed her at the beginning of the sequel, anyway). Whether the directors simply changed their minds or were influenced by the reactions of test audiences, some of our favorite movies once had completely different endings. The way it ends now is with Butch and Sundance leaving the house with guns a'blazing, and we hear return fire. Rhett! Veronica asks Martha Dumptruck if she wants to hang out and rent a movie. Critics didn't care for the ending, but perhaps they would have preferred the one where the Darkseekers break into Neville's lab because they're looking for the female Darkseeker he has been experimenting on. As she bleeds out, Veronica gasps, “My name’s not Heather, you bitch!”. The movie was premiered six months after Da grande (1987), an Italian movie with a very similar plot. Harvey Keitel's character finds the Polaroid that blew out of the car and looks at it as a helicopter heads down into the Grand Canyon to survey the wreckage. Clark takes his family to Walley’s home and forces him to entertain his family—at gunpoint. Crazy Credits And then there’s the ending above. Keep your little bookworms engaged outside of the classroom with our selection of the very best literary adaptations. But Glenn Close hated this ending and fought hard against it, arguing that her character was more likely to self-destruct and commit suicide. There’s a “happy” ending where he does the same thing, but gets to ask her out for coffee when he runs into her later in life. | After wishing to be made big, a teenage boy wakes the next morning to find himself mysteriously in the body of an adult. But what if there wasn’t? | If you weren’t a fan of the Heathers “quasi-happy ending,” take your pick from these three depressing versions: Scar still meets his much-deserved end, but he burns to death instead of being ripped to pieces by hyenas. Listen to and download the music, ost, score, list of songs and trailers. According to producer Gary Kurtz, the first version of the script included the death of Han Solo during a raid on an Imperial base. Trivia Wished we were older, so we could do more. The ending of Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds is pretty iconic in its own right, but Hitch had intended it to be even more memorable: The script called for the final shot to show the Golden Gate Bridge completely covered in feathered foes. Harrison Ford hated it, too. Everyone loves this Cinderella story because there’s a happily ever after. Instead of Aged Rose quietly dropping her priceless Heart of the Ocean bauble into the abyss, the original ending had her giving a seriously cheesy speech about life being the only thing that’s priceless. The original ending was kept for the Japanese release of the film, however. Rocky then uses the cash to help Adrian open a pet store. The Book of Lists, Canadian Edition, 2005 includes the following account: "During test screenings, an additional scene was included at the end, in which Josh is back at school, and a new girl named Susan arrives. Martha responds by stabbing Veronica in the stomach and calling her Heather. I suppose there's the chance that there's an awning halfway down the canyon that they bounce off of, cartoon-style. Due to audience feedback, this scene was cut, and so the movie ends when Josh goes back home.". It was released in 2007, and contains 26 minutes of previously deleted scenes, including Frances Fisher's role as Mrs. Kopecki. The little girl really wanted to see the castle and the start of Mia's fabulous new life, so Marshall convinced Disney to buy some footage of a European castle, to which they digitally added the Genovian flag. Well, in the movie "Big", a child's wish to become big comes true. The ending to this one is so iconic it's almost impossible to fathom it ending any other way.

Hear Jon Cryer talk about the original ending in the clip above. Sarah Connor enjoying her grandchildren? No one falls in love, there’s no fire escape-climbing, and Vivian ends up back on the streets. Soundtracks. It had three alternate endings, but unlike these other movies, you could actually see all three of them when the movie was released—as long as you were willing to pay to see the movie three times.

However, Simba’s fall is broken by a tree, and Scar is engulfed by the flames. | One of Ridley Scott’s ideas was to have the xenomorph bite our heroine’s head off, then record a final entry in her log—using her voice. UK cinema and video versions were cut by 2 secs to remove one use of the word 'fuck' for a PG certificate. Everyone involved with the film agreed that the ending was a little lackluster, and test audiences agreed. The implication is that Susan used the same machine to make herself young to grow up with Josh. Approx 10 seconds is altered overall. In the theatrical ending, Evan travels back in time to prevent himself from growing up with his childhood sweetheart.

The script change to the end of Gone with the Wind is small, but it drastically changes the character of Scarlett O’Hara. The Region 4 DVD release removes the use of the 'f' word. Big is a 1988 American fantasy comedy-drama film directed by Penny Marshall, and stars Tom Hanks as Adult Josh Baskin, a young boy who makes a wish to be "big" and is then aged to adulthood overnight.

Can you imagine a happy ending for Jason Bourne? Director Stanley Kubrick ended up cutting the scene because he "decided it was farce and not consistent with the satiric tone of the rest of the film." For an enhanced browsing experience, get the IMDb app on your smartphone or tablet. Barry Sonnenfeld Spills the Tea on the Behind-the-Scenes Drama of Making ‘Big’, 06 March 2020

10 March 2020 Ah, those were the days. That ending?

The implication is that Susan used the same machine to make herself young to grow up with Josh.