alternate ending
  the shooting (or re-shooting) of a film's ending for its theatrical release, usually enforced by the studio for any number of reasons (because of test audience preview results, controversial or unpopular subject matter, to provide a 'happy' ending, etc.). See also director's cut
  Examples: The Magnificent Ambersons (1942), Kiss Me Deadly (1955), Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956), Blade Runner (1982), Little Shop of Horrors (1986), Fatal Attraction (1987), and Army of Darkness (1993).

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