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Name any VERY successful movies where the original plot line was changed based on the test audience.?

I dont know how long Hollywood has been doing it but its now pretty standard practice I think to show a trial version of the movie to a test audience. If the reaction is poor, the producers sometimes go back and rewrite the script. Does anyone know any confirmed examples of this?

Asked By: Uncle Rico - 1/20/2009
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....1993's "Army of Darkness... More
Answered By: Fright Film Fan - 1/21/2009
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not sure with movies but i know they did that with the last season of heroes and the current season of 24
Answered By: rockycoffee - 1/20/2009
 
I recall some movies with alternate endings. They were rewritten after seen by a test audience. I can not recall the movie, though.
Answered By: Steve B - 1/20/2009
 
I do know that the british people did not like the end of Pride and prejudice with Kiera Knightly. At the end of the american version, the couple kissed. Apparently Britain did not like to think of Mr and Mrs Darcy making out, so they cut the part completely... More
Answered By: choogirl27 - 1/20/2009
 
Final Destination (1) The ending was changed after being shown to a test audience. This is mentioned on the DVD... More
Answered By: David R. - 1/20/2009
 
dodgeballs ending was changed after test audiences didnt like it. it was originally meant to have the globo winning but they wrote in that he stepped over the line after test audiences didnt get the not everything is happily ever after style thingy
Answered By: Nic - 1/20/2009
 
Bladerunner had such a poor reception with test audiences that a voice over was added, key scenes in the plot that suggest Dekkard is an android were removed and a happy ending was tagged on - this has been ammended in subsequent Director's cuts
Answered By: Darren C - 1/21/2009
 
When Harry Met Sally... (1989) SPOILER: In the first draft of the film, Harry and Sally did not end up together. It was only later, that Nora Ephron and Rob Reiner decided that Harry and Sally belonged together.
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Answered By: chucksright - 1/21/2009
 
Pretty in Pink - she originally ended up with Duckie... More
Answered By: Cher Z - 1/21/2009
 
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