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Old 02-13-03, 09:27 AM
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Sequels that do not have similar title as original

Here's a few I thought of where you can never tell by titles alone that they're at all related:


The Last Picture Show
Texasville

Chinatown
The Two Jakes

Clerks
Mallrats
Chasing Amy
Dogma
Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back

James Bond movies


Any more?
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Old 02-13-03, 09:44 AM
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First Blood was followed by First Blood Part II:Rambo and Rambo 3

The Man with No Name "Trilogy" (Fistful of Dollars, For a Few Dollars More, and The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly)

Born Losers, Billy Jack, Trial of Billy Jack, Billy Jack Goes to Washington

The Star Wars films

Raiders of the Lost Ark and its two sequels

Romancing the Stone and Jewel of the Nile

King Solomon's Mines and Alan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold
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Originally posted by JasonFliegel
First Blood was followed by First Blood Part II:Rambo and Rambo 3
You can connect 1 to 2 and 2 to 3 though. I'm looking for titles with ZERO connection.
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Born Losers, Billy Jack, Trial of Billy Jack, Billy Jack Goes to
"Billy Jack" in title connects 2-4
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The Star Wars films
Raiders of the Lost Ark and its two sequels
Beginning a film with "Star Wars:" or "Indiana Jones and the" is a common beginning.

Though to your credit "Indiana Jones and the" wasnt added to Raiders till the most ecent VHS set.
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Fierce Creatures
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Old 02-13-03, 10:10 AM
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Casualties of War (1989)
The Visitors (1972)
- sort of a fictional sequel to Casualties of War

maybe:
The Carpetbaggers
Nevada Smith
- the character Nevada Smith (played by Steve McQueen) appeared earlier as a supporting character in the film The Carpetbaggers (played by Alan Ladd), more a spin-off I suppose, as Nevada Smith tells the story of the character's early days

also maybe:
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
Mysterious Island
- because of the Captain Nemo connection
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Originally posted by Geofferson
A Fish Called Wanda
Fierce Creatures
I didn't think Fierce Creatures was a sequel to A Fish Called Wanda. I don't think the cast plays the same characters.
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Re: Sequels that do not have similar title as original

Originally posted by GuessWho
Clerks
Mallrats
Chasing Amy
Dogma
Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back


Okay.. this is wrong, wrong, wrong. None of these movies are sequels. The best you could feasibly argue is that Jay & Silent Bob is a sequel to the other 4 as one. And because of that, it makes it the weakest, lamest thing that Kevin Smith has done.

It's true that there is minimal connection between the movies but that alone does not garner a sequel. That would be like saying Pulp Fiction is a sequel to R. Dogs. The fact that fans and Smith himself started to correlate these movies as such is really how I feel his writing style weakened in his last 2 movies. And it was a smart move on his behalf to kill it. I am looking forward to his next flick SOO much now that he does not need to appease people who got way to sucked into the concept of his movies being one universe.

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Originally posted by Aaron Amos
A Very Brady Sequel
How?
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Kiss the Girls
Along Came a Spider

I beleive kiss the girls is the sequel to Along came a spider... in the books at least.
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Originally posted by Liver&Onions
I beleive kiss the girls is the sequel to Along came a spider... in the books at least.
This is true. The films were done in reverse order, but no mention is ever made of one in the other, so it's debatable as to whether one is a prequel or sequel to the other. Only Morgan Freeman's character connects them.
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Originally posted by Liver&Onions
I beleive kiss the girls is the sequel to Along came a spider... in the books at least.
It's the other way around in the movies. Not that it matters much.

Also, the "Man With No Name" movies aren't really sequels. Clint Eastwood plays a different character in each (although the characters are quite similar).
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How?
First there was "The Brady Bunch Movie", then the next year Paramount came up with the sequel called "A Very Brady Sequel".
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Originally posted by Aaron Amos
First there was "The Brady Bunch Movie", then the next year Paramount came up with the sequel called "A Very Brady Sequel".
Thread Subject: Sequels that do not have similar title as original

The Brady Bunch Movie and A Very Brady Sequel have very similar titles.

What the original poster is asking for is movie sequels that have totally different titles, such as Hannibal -> Silence of the Lambs.

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Originally posted by RevLiver
I didn't think Fierce Creatures was a sequel to A Fish Called Wanda. I don't think the cast plays the same characters.
Ah, you are correct. I jumped the gun on that one.

I can redeem myself though...

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c'mon folks, where's the disco love?! how's about:

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Stayin' Alive

ah ha! such an obvious answer that hasn't been said!
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