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Old 20-03-2014, 22:16
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What films have you seen with twists or surprise endings that you really weren't expecting?

I'm thinking of "No Way Out" with Kevin Costner and Gene Hackman. Maybe I was just really naive when I first saw it but I can still remember how great that "reveal" is at the end.
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Old 20-03-2014, 23:05
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What films have you seen with twists or surprise endings that you really weren't expecting?

I'm thinking of "No Way Out" with Kevin Costner and Gene Hackman. Maybe I was just really naive when I first saw it but I can still remember how great that "reveal" is at the end.
yea, it was good..love that film, always watching it..as if moment when he was standing under the lamppost and Hackman didn't recognize him ( must have been a very dim light lol )
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Old 20-03-2014, 23:14
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Shutter Island - Apparently it was obvious to some people, but I definitely didn't see it coming.
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Old 20-03-2014, 23:28
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The Usual Suspects - The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he did not exist.
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Old 20-03-2014, 23:34
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Old 21-03-2014, 00:15
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What films have you seen with twists or surprise endings that you really weren't expecting?

I'm thinking of "No Way Out" with Kevin Costner and Gene Hackman. Maybe I was just really naive when I first saw it but I can still remember how great that "reveal" is at the end.
That one doesn't really work, the rumoured Russian spy is supposed to have been operating for years, but Costner's character only arrives in Washington at the start of the film.
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Old 21-03-2014, 02:01
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The end of the original 'Carrie'. It got me, I don't know about anyone else.
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Old 22-03-2014, 16:08
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Old 22-03-2014, 17:43
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End of Watch. A very good, gritty film with an ending that shocked me.
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Old 22-03-2014, 18:13
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End of Watch. A very good, gritty film with an ending that shocked me.
Must check that one out. Some of my personal favourites include the following:
Saw
Saw II
Eden Lake- still sends shivers down my spine
The Usual Suspects
The Vanishing- original
Kill List
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Switchblade Romance
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Old 22-03-2014, 18:19
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Sleuth (1972 original)... it always seems daft in hindsight but I really didn't see it coming on first viewing.
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Old 22-03-2014, 18:25
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SAW is a good shock ending, as is SAW 7 (the very last one).

I'd also like to nominate From Dusk 'til Dawn for its twist :nobody saw that one coming.
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Old 22-03-2014, 18:40
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Bloody Reunion (a.k.a. To Sir, with Love a.k.a. Teacher's Mercy), but it's one of those films that make you go "That's cheating."
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Old 22-03-2014, 19:44
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In Final Destination 2 when it is all over and months later the only person to survive Death's claim is tending the barbecue and his family are eating in the garden and there is a bang and his leg lands clump on the table.
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Old 22-03-2014, 20:03
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Shutter Island - Apparently it was obvious to some people, but I definitely didn't see it coming.
Unfortunately some arse at my school had revealed the twist before I got a chance to see it.
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Old 22-03-2014, 20:18
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2001 a Space Odyssey.
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Old 22-03-2014, 20:36
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Unfortunately some arse at my school had revealed the twist before I got a chance to see it.
That's nothing.

I had the head in a box reveal in Se7en spoiled for me whilst waiting to enter the cinema.
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Old 22-03-2014, 20:59
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The Sixth Sense and The Others. Shutter Island too shocked me, though I have to admit I didn't have a massive amount of knowledge with these types of films (psychological thrillers). A few friends of mine looked down on me when I said I was genuinely shocked by the twist in Shutter Island
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Old 22-03-2014, 21:26
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"Brazil" - the subject of a law suit, as I recall

Both "Total Recall(s)" had a "was that the real ending or...." moments.

"Angel Heart" - the whole thing was recast with the reveal.
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Old 22-03-2014, 21:31
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"Brazil" - the subject of a law suit, as I recall

Both "Total Recall(s)" had a "was that the real ending or...." moments.

"Angel Heart" - the whole thing was recast with the reveal.
The original Total Recall (the good one) left it ambiguous.

The remake (the awful one) make it quite blatant in the extended cut.
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Old 22-03-2014, 21:46
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Old 22-03-2014, 22:29
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The saw films I was like :O eh? Holy crap
Also the Sixth sense never saw that ending coming either
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Old 23-03-2014, 01:33
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The first Saw film.

The Mist.

The Ring (2002).
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Old 23-03-2014, 10:44
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That's nothing.

I had the head in a box reveal in Se7en spoiled for me whilst waiting to enter the cinema.
I was in the tube when it stopped at one station where I spotted a wall poster of The Gift I was on the way to see, some comedian wrote (in black marker) "KILLER" above an arrow pointing at one of actors on the poster. I saw another film instead.

About a year later, I watched The Gift and discovered the alleged killer wasn't the killer. That's when I learnt there's nothing worse than a fake spoiler.
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Old 23-03-2014, 10:50
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Sorry for quoting my own post, but thought some might like to know that The Secret in Their Eyes is now available at BBC iPlayer (until at 4:14AM on 30th March).
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