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 Posted:   Sep 26, 2013 - 12:36 PM   
 By:   Recordman   (Member)

We've all seen hundreds or thousands of films. I'm not a big Frank Sinatra fan, but he appears in two of my favorite films: The original "Manchurian Candidate" and "Von Ryan's Express".

Here's the way "Von Ryan's Express" SHOULD have ended:


He actually catches up with the train without harm. Every time i see it I pull for him to make the train. Alas.

In an alternate world, how should one of your favorite films have actually ended?

 
 Posted:   Sep 26, 2013 - 1:03 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Star Trek 2009. William Shatner wakes up and it was all just a dream.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 26, 2013 - 1:28 PM   
 By:   Octoberman   (Member)

The first thing that came to my mind (probably because I just rewatched it the other day) was "Akira".

In the last shot when Tetsuo speaks the line "I am Tetsuo.", it would have been amazing if he had said "We are Akira".

But I'm not complaining--I think the movie is pretty damn fine the way it is.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 26, 2013 - 2:05 PM   
 By:   Michael24   (Member)

Drag Me to Hell. What a crappy ending. It could have been perfect. Christine has gotten her promotion, everything is now behind her, and she's ready for a new beginning with her boyfriend. Everything she went through, she deserved the happy ending that was being set-up. Instead, Sam Raimi wanted to be really cynical and screw her over for no reason. I really, really liked the movie up until the last-second twist ending, which was completely unnecessary and totally ruined the whole thing for me.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 26, 2013 - 3:11 PM   
 By:   CinemaScope   (Member)

We've all seen hundreds or thousands of films. I'm not a big Frank Sinatra fan, but he appears in two of my favorite films: The original "Manchurian Candidate" and "Von Ryan's Express".

Here's the way "Von Ryan's Express" SHOULD have ended:


He actually catches up with the train without harm. Every time i see it I pull for him to make the train. Alas.

In an alternate world, how should one of your favorite films have actually ended?


I'm sure I read somewhere that in the script they were shooting it did end that way, with Ryan catching the train, but Sinatra insisted that they should change it to a tragic ending, & giving him a death scene.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 26, 2013 - 7:29 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

This is a great thread and being a filmmaker myself I don't know where to begin. ABANDON SHIP-57-In God's name how could those crums on that boat turn there back on a great man like Tyrone Power after with bravery and rationality he saved their lives and was also giving up his own life to save them near the end, by jumping overboard himself. A couple of bums ok, but could all of them be such gutless cowards? A little too pessimistic in my book, but a great film anyway,

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 27, 2013 - 7:12 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

We discuss this in a thorough manner on another thread, but the ending of the THE BIRDS-63 was questionable?

 
 Posted:   Sep 27, 2013 - 7:31 PM   
 By:   Adam B.   (Member)

You'll find all the alternate endings you want here.

http://www.howitshouldhaveended.com/videos


 
 
 Posted:   Sep 30, 2013 - 9:17 AM   
 By:   John B. Archibald   (Member)

TITANIC should have mentioned that Winslett was pregnant after the sinking. There was opportunity, but the film as it stands implies that she wasn't, so that the granddaughter accompanying her on the research ship is not related to Dicaprio.

 
 Posted:   Sep 30, 2013 - 10:51 AM   
 By:   Gary S.   (Member)

Superman should not have hit the reset button by changing time, a power he has never had. I would have preferred a mad race back and forth across the country stopping both missiles.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 30, 2013 - 12:07 PM   
 By:   Ado   (Member)

At the end of Star Trek V, they get to the 'god planet' and find John Candy there, and they sit around a campfire and drink beer together and sing "row row row your boat".

 
 Posted:   Sep 30, 2013 - 12:56 PM   
 By:   The REAL BJBien   (Member)

SOURCE CODE

Should have ended when Colter was "killed" and the film ends with a time slice that shows everyone on a train celebrating a nice moment especially after seeing everyone constantly blown up.

Colter called his father. Colter was unplugged and the project was terminated.

Everything was perfect...

Then it keeps going and suddenly we arent sure what we are watching but the film ends where with Colter staring at an orb that he's seen throughout the film implying that he'd been standing there before and thus was somewhat fated to return to that spot, to always get it right, to have always replaced the man whose body he's inhabited... it opens a lot of questions but then to make things even worse...

IT KEEPS GOING

And we see Colter back in the lab still alive and hooked up against his will and it would seem everything was for nothing because in the alternate time lines he's always going to be hooked up.

Really ruined the film for me.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 30, 2013 - 12:58 PM   
 By:   Ado   (Member)

@ The Real BJbien

I agree that the picture had a great set-up with a not so great end.

 
 Posted:   Sep 30, 2013 - 5:35 PM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

Star Trek 2009. William Shatner wakes up and it was all just a dream.

Yes, but will he be in the shower?

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 30, 2013 - 6:26 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

At the end of DEFIANCE-80-The good people in the neighborhood should have eliminated the gang, one by one like MR KERSEY did in those DEATH WISH films did. That way the public wouldn't have to deal with some liberal judge who probably would have had the gang members back on the street.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 12, 2013 - 6:02 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

ROSEMARY'S BABY-68-Someone should have blown the apartment building up.After they got Mia Farrow and the baby out.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 13, 2013 - 1:57 PM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)


1990: watching Godfather III in the cinema. Long shot of Michael sitting slumped in a chair. I was thinking to myself: "You've done enough, now don't make Michael fall off the chair.... don't make him fall off the chair... don't make... d'oh!"

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 13, 2013 - 2:13 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

INDESTRUCTIBLE MAN-56-Butcher Benton should have killed one more person before he died, he should have killed slimy mob lawyer Paul Lowe, break him into two, I would have loved to see that.I was thinking about doing a remake of that film in 85, but have a good cop coming back from the dead and kill the slimy crooks. I was spreading the word in the industry about it, shortly afterward they announce there will be a movie that will be made called ROBOCOP. As most of you know the film industry can be a very small industry when it comes to mental similarities.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 13, 2013 - 3:00 PM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

Pike, dutch and the gorch brothers finish off the rest of Mapaches men.
And ride off with the machine gun and tripod to jerry fs theme.

or maybe not. Perfect as it is.

 
 Posted:   Oct 13, 2013 - 3:14 PM   
 By:   Mark R. Y.   (Member)

1990: watching Godfather III in the cinema. Long shot of Michael sitting slumped in a chair. I was thinking to myself: "You've done enough, now don't make Michael fall off the chair.... don't make him fall off the chair... don't make... d'oh!"

This reminds me of what I was thinking at the end of "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close." - "Please don't end with a freeze frame of the kid in mid-swing. Please don't go for the hackneyed .... aarrggh!" I still like the film anyway, despite its several problems.

 
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