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Secondhand Lions Original Ending
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Posted on 01/13/2013 12:58:30 PM PST by Kartographer

I had no idea that there was an different ending for this movie! And as there are many FReepers who are fans of this movie I though you would enjoy it as much as I did!


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Hub McCann: "Sometimes the things that may or may not be true are the things a man needs to believe in the most. That people are basically good; that honor, courage, and virtue mean everything; that power and money, money and power mean nothing; that good always triumphs over evil; and I want you to remember this, that love... true love never dies. You remember that, boy. You remember that. Doesn't matter if it's true or not. You see, a man should believe in those things, because those are the things worth believing in."
1 posted on 01/13/2013 12:58:33 PM PST by Kartographer
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To: Kartographer

No matter how you shake it...this is a four-star movie. I kinda wish they’d make it into a TV series.


2 posted on 01/13/2013 1:06:46 PM PST by pepsionice
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To: pepsionice

Oh please no! They’d mess it up, make it politically correct...it just boggles the mind to think what they might do to it. Loved the movie BTW.


3 posted on 01/13/2013 1:11:45 PM PST by pepperdog ( I still get a thrill up my leg when spell check doesn't recognize the name/word Obama!)
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To: Kartographer

Ping for later viewing.


4 posted on 01/13/2013 1:14:14 PM PST by Robert DeLong (u)
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To: Kartographer

Didn’t he commit suicide in the movie or something?


5 posted on 01/13/2013 1:17:19 PM PST by ansel12 (Cruz said "conservatives trust Sarah Palin that if she says this guy is a conservative, that he is")
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To: Kartographer

I thought the DVD had a couple of alternate endings?


6 posted on 01/13/2013 1:19:24 PM PST by I cannot think of a name
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To: Kartographer

One of my favorite movies of all time.I like this ending.


7 posted on 01/13/2013 1:22:55 PM PST by painter (Obamahood,"Steal from the working people and give to the worthless.")
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To: Kartographer

Our disc has alternate endings, none of which are this one.
It also has some awesome deleted scenes.

Thanks for posting it.


8 posted on 01/13/2013 1:23:42 PM PST by Valpal1
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To: Kartographer

Thank you for posting this; I didn’t know either, very interesting!


9 posted on 01/13/2013 1:24:20 PM PST by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: pepperdog

Not to worry, no pc nonsense in this ending, just an epilogue.


10 posted on 01/13/2013 1:31:16 PM PST by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: Kartographer
Nice. That's still one of my favorites.

On the recommendation of a friend, I took my then 12-year-old-son and his buddies to see it. They - we - loved it. It's in my DVD collection now.

11 posted on 01/13/2013 1:45:00 PM PST by Dad x 3
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To: Kartographer

Thanks for posting this. What a great movie. I haven’t watched it in a while. Going to have to dig out the DVD.


12 posted on 01/13/2013 1:45:13 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (HealthCare IS NOT a right. The RIGHT to keep and bear arms is.)
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To: Kartographer

Fantastic movie. I like the original ending better.


13 posted on 01/13/2013 1:54:37 PM PST by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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a great movie, indeed. self-pinging so i can download later.


14 posted on 01/13/2013 1:56:56 PM PST by Rio (Tempis Fugit.)
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To: Kartographer
Gracias for posting this.
Gues hollywierd can still come out with something worth seeing...occasionally!
15 posted on 01/13/2013 2:47:54 PM PST by 45semi (A police state is always preceded by a nanny state...)
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To: Kartographer

Gosh, this movie was just on last week! I love this movie! I had no idea it had a different ending!


16 posted on 01/13/2013 3:05:05 PM PST by siamesecats (God closes one door, and opens another, to protect us.)
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To: Kartographer

That is a good ending, I don’t remember seeing in the extras. I think someone put together some raw clips because some of the music was lifted from other movies. Music from the credits of “The Black Stallion” is in there.


17 posted on 01/13/2013 3:10:01 PM PST by Varda
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To: ansel12

Hun??? You got your movies mixed-up me thinks.


18 posted on 01/13/2013 3:10:07 PM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Hoodat

I don’t know I like the French Foreign Legion showing up and the 5 punks that Hub beat some sense into all those years before showing up as striaght-up men now.


19 posted on 01/13/2013 3:12:57 PM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

That was just nine kinds of awesome. Thank you, Kart.


20 posted on 01/13/2013 3:13:40 PM PST by Old Sarge (We are officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet...)
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To: Kartographer

I thought they decided to go out in a suicide pact with the plane.


21 posted on 01/13/2013 3:15:29 PM PST by ansel12 (Cruz said "conservatives trust Sarah Palin that if she says this guy is a conservative, that he is")
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To: ansel12

They crashed the plane, but they were just trying to do acrobatics flighing threw a open barn


22 posted on 01/13/2013 3:22:09 PM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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"I'm Hub McCann. I fought in two World Wars and countless smaller ones on three continents. I led thousands of men into battle with everything from horses and swords to artillery and tanks. I've seen the headwaters of the Nile, and tribes of natives that no white man had ever seen before. I've won and lost a dozen fortunes, killed many men, and loved only one woman... with a passion a flea like you could never begin to understand!! That's who I am."

23 posted on 01/13/2013 3:23:51 PM PST by Old Sarge (We are officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet...)
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To: Old Sarge


Nothing like a little fishing in the morning to relax a man.
24 posted on 01/13/2013 3:30:14 PM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

"Nice evening. Peaceful...."

25 posted on 01/13/2013 3:39:22 PM PST by Old Sarge (We are officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet...)
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To: pepsionice

bump for later viewing.


26 posted on 01/13/2013 3:39:22 PM PST by snippy_about_it
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To: Kartographer

A great movie. Thanks, Kart.


27 posted on 01/13/2013 3:47:22 PM PST by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Kartographer

I like the original ending better. Shorter and made the point.( “the real things worth believing in.”)
That was a great “little” movie.


28 posted on 01/13/2013 3:48:43 PM PST by RedMonqey ("Gun-free zones" equal "Target-rich environment.")
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To: Old Sarge
Ties in nicely with this thread:

Dangerous Old Men

29 posted on 01/13/2013 3:49:15 PM PST by TADSLOS ( "I ask sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people except for a few politicians."-George Mason)
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To: Old Sarge

A salesman will be along in a bit.
30 posted on 01/13/2013 3:50:18 PM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

That was great. Alhtough I like the one they chose, it’s nice to have options. One of my favorites..and Robert Duvall IS my favorite. He’s great in this movie...but as Gus McCrae, he is tops.

That character reminds me of a long passed friend/lover...right down to the mannerisms, hand gestures and the way he shakes his head. I couldn’t believe it when I first saw it....sigh.


31 posted on 01/13/2013 4:01:23 PM PST by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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I don’t know. That’s a little drawn out. I hate to say it, I don’t like either ending. What bugs me the most is the kid grew up to be Berkley Breathed... I mean, a cartoonist, but exhibited no such talent in the beginning. It just seems tacked on. If he had been a writer of adventure stories-—now that would have made sense.


32 posted on 01/13/2013 4:02:03 PM PST by Thorliveshere
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To: Kartographer

Yeah man...they went out with their BOOTS ON!


33 posted on 01/13/2013 4:03:53 PM PST by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: Old Sarge

LOL...The look on Hub’s face after that skeetshooter demo was priceless..


34 posted on 01/13/2013 4:06:18 PM PST by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: Thorliveshere
It was a comic strip called Walter & Jasmine. Something that Walter had created about himself and his lion, Jasmine.

I would say a stable environment would bring out talents in such a boy.

35 posted on 01/13/2013 4:11:20 PM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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But he should have exhibited SOME artistic talent or cartooning ability (as a kid) in the beginning to make this work for me. I’ve watched the movie again and I still saw no evidence of that. Wouldn’t the wild adventures the old guys told him made for pulp novels? That would make sense.

I guess I would re-edit the ending. I would combine the funeral with the helicopter arrival and the grandson of the Sheik.


36 posted on 01/13/2013 4:17:54 PM PST by Thorliveshere
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To: Thorliveshere

I don’t see where such an ability could have easily be built in to the movie.


37 posted on 01/13/2013 4:21:21 PM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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My family and I love this movie. It was recommended by a co-worker when we were discussing the lack of quality movies for preteen and young teen boys. She also suggested the movie “The Librarian” with Noah Wyle and we enjoyed that too.

Now that I’ve viewed the new ending, I would like to think both events happened. :)


38 posted on 01/13/2013 4:34:53 PM PST by This I Wonder32460
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To: Kartographer

MANHUNTER also had an alternate ending. I saw it years ago on Showtime and still have the tape of it somewhere.

The missing scene is after the bad guy gets killed the detective tracks down the NEXT family on the list to be killed. As he is at the door the husband comes running through the house with a .45 in hand and places himself between the detective and the wife.

The detective explains he wanted to make sure they were OK and then leaves. Cut to the scene at the pier.

Several movies have alternate endings.


39 posted on 01/13/2013 4:53:05 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Click my name! See new paintings!)
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To: painter
That was on of the funniest endings I've ever seen in a movie. The way the plane was in the barn, they were doing a “Victory Roll”!
40 posted on 01/13/2013 5:01:16 PM PST by cameraeye (A happy kuffir!)
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To: Kartographer

Didn’t like this ending as much. Too long, drawn out, and he has to do the whole speech about believing lies before you are left with the idea the stories were true.

The real ending was short and too the point, and still left you with some possibility that all the old men had made up stories.


41 posted on 01/13/2013 5:17:14 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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I think both endings removed all doubts that the old menss story were true. WHy else would the old Shiek fo the old Shiek’s grandson show up?


42 posted on 01/13/2013 5:24:09 PM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

Love the film. I live 3 miles from where it was filmed.


43 posted on 01/13/2013 5:51:36 PM PST by hadaclueonce (you are paying 12% more for fuel because of Ethanol. Smile big Corn Lobby,)
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Really? A small scene in the beginning, he’s sketching something and his mother tells him to stop, that it wouldn’t amount to anything...15 seconds. But, like I said, it would have made more sense if his great-uncles’ stories had inspired him to write adventure novels based on their adventures, but alas.... otherwise, I love 80% of this film.


44 posted on 01/13/2013 5:52:07 PM PST by Thorliveshere
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To: Kartographer

That one was OK, but I kinda like the original ending better.


45 posted on 01/13/2013 6:08:36 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: pepsionice

I saw this movie in 2005. I did not know there was an alternate ending.


46 posted on 01/13/2013 7:47:14 PM PST by darkangel82
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To: Kartographer

Thanks. I like both endings.


47 posted on 01/13/2013 8:50:01 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Kartographer

That movie is the best. Thanks for reminding me about it. : )


48 posted on 01/13/2013 8:53:42 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: Kartographer

My Dad was called away at 76 years and 6 months. That has been almost 10 years ago this month. To do all he said he did he could not have been a day short of 100. We were told what we passionately believed and listened to in total fascination as children and then when we became adults began to doubt as tall tales.

Over the years, we have learned it was all true. Dad never told a lie and we should have known better than to doubt him.

Hitchhiked across America when he was 13, truck driver, forest fire fighter, dozer operator, surveyor, logger, hiked across Panama, gold mining in the Klondike on a lark, sailor, fighter pilot and crashed a couple of airplanes, engineer, builder, endless travels... all true. His best story we witnessed... a fantastic Father who taught us so much. He may not have had much money but he never denied us his time or love... ever.

He taught us to pick principles worth dying for and to carry his name with honor because that is how it was brought to us.

This movie makes me feel so sad every time I see it. We had a concrete water tank just like that one at the farm. Dad rode his motorcycle until the week before he went to the hospital. I think he visited everybody in the county he knew and some he didn’t. An airplane would have been just better for thrills. He knew then he would die soon but he gave it his best for as long as he could!


49 posted on 01/13/2013 10:21:41 PM PST by Sequoyah101
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To: Thorliveshere
"I guess I would re-edit the ending. I would combine the funeral with the helicopter arrival and the grandson of the Sheik."

I must be a real fool, I was waiting for the "helicopter arrival and the grandson of the Sheik" to arrive / appear.

Great Movie!!;-)

50 posted on 01/14/2013 2:53:37 AM PST by Stanwood_Dave ("Testilying." Cop's don't lie, they just Testily{ing} as taught in their respected Police Academy.)
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