November 16, 2015

EP. 96 — 20 Movies That Would Be Better With One Simple Change

Search through the DVD extras of ‘Back To The Future’ and you’ll come across one of the greatest what-ifs of movie history. The part of Marty McFly was originally played by Eric Stoltz (John Travolta’s drug dealer from ‘Pulp Fiction’), and they shot the movie for 5 weeks before ultimately replacing him with Michael J. Fox. The deleted scenes with Stoltz reveal a dour, contemplative Marty and the whole tone of the movie is off – like watching a Twilight Zone version of a movie you’ve seen 100 times before.

This one casting change completely revamped the voice and quality of the movie for the better. In this vein, Jack O’Brien is joined by Cracked editors Dan O’Brien and Soren Bowie to discuss the one simple change they would make to movies like ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ and ‘Pacific Rim’ that would make them infinitely better.

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