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By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie PolicyPrivacy Policyand our Terms of Service. Author Barry Longyear reported at a convention that the studio insisted on adding a subplot involving a mine, thinking the audience would not realize that the “Mine” in the title was a possessive as in “My Enemy” rather than an object. According to this thread on the Enemy Mine discussion board: After Davidge is shot and left for dead, the book and movie take completely different directions.

The only part that is the same is they both end on the same final scene, which is him telling the Drac council of Zammis lineage.

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The original movie did have an kongyear ending that was changed due to being too abrupt. And too much of a downer. American version featured an alternative ending where the two get drunk and walk off in separate directions arguing at each other; in the British version they start yelling and a bomb from the sky falls and blows minee apart. Enemy mine uses the Zammis sub-plot; he, in effect, replaces his parent, and is used as a foil to show Davidge’s development as a character.

The ending also takes things farther, with them becoming in-effect family. Basically kicking the emotional impact up a few notches. This style of ending was popular for a while in the 60s and 70s, although it was basically just a rather heavy-handed way of underscoring the horrors of war. You’ve have seen two characters grow and develop, finding a common ground and showing that peace has a chance The original ending could have worked had it been made 20 years or so before, but audiences don’t often like that style of ending when there isn’t a major real-world transparent metaphor involved.


I suppose the scavenger’s processing ship evokes images of a mine, but I can’t imagine anyone would thing that would do anything except confuse the viewer, if they tried to associate it with the title.

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EDIT I had a silly idea. Here’s his response cleaned the formatting up, slightly to make it readable here — make of it what you will: Sunday, June 18, lpngyear Longyear, A question was asked, some time ago, on the SciFi Stack Exchange site where the following statement was given to back up the answer: Thank you for your time: Tuesday, June 20, 4: Enemy Mine It was a guess, and since the script writer borrowed the slave-mine from Robinson Crusoe enemg Mars and stuck it in the movie, probably an accurate guess.

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policyand that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies. Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. What was the original ending to Enemy Mine? Does anyone know what the original wnemy was?

This is longyeae of my favorites, warts and all. First I’ve heard of that. You sure someone isn’t pulling your leg? I hadn’t even thought to connect the mine the movie with the title. That’s not to say that it might not be true. As it says below – the author, Barry Longyear, said it at a convention. But he might have been joking Behrens Mar 6 ’12 at Enemy Mine is worth comparing with the episode of UFO entitled Survival, were almost the same plot is used, expect that in the end the Alien is killed by the SHADO rescue party, before the astronaut can tell them he is a friend.


It never even occurred to me that the ending was set in a mine! I always thought of it as a processing plant. From the imdb Enemy Mine trivia page. Apparently, it wasn’t the ending that was different but some of the things leading up to it. Legion 4, 19 To increase the viewer’s sympathy with the characters,: I’d take a enemu that an updated variant on the British version is what you are talking about.

K-H-W 51k 7 I didn’t realize Toshiro Mifune ended up getting pregnant in Hell in the Pacific. I’ll have to watch that again. The plot of enemies having to work together to survive is older than that movie. Longyewr on, not flat out remade from.

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Although enwmy image of a pregnant version of Toshiro is pretty hilarious. Hell in the Pacific was also a two man remake of None But the Brave. I think a pregnant Lee Marvin would have been better. Behrens Mar 5 ’12 at 2: Sign up or log in Sign up using Google.

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