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Old 10-11-09, 10:35 PM
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Re: What unrelated movie could act as unofficial sequel/prequel to another?

I've thought Black Rain and Basic Instinct go well together.

Both have Michael Douglas playing a cop dealing with vice issues, and they are both named Nick. Different last names, but the character in Basic Instinct gets a lot more interesting if you look at Black Rain as the backstory.

I have also always thought that Robocop and Starship Troopers go well together. Both are by the same team of filmmakers (Verhoeven, Neumeir) , both have the media snippets, and at the beginning of Starship the Michael Ironside character alludes to how society was brought to the brink with violence in the late 20th Century, which seems to be the road it's on in Robocop.
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Re: What unrelated movie could act as unofficial sequel/prequel to another?

Don't Fatal Attraction, Basic Instinct, and Disclosure from some sort of Michael Douglas trilogy of him getting screwed (in more ways than one) by women?
Old 10-12-09, 11:22 AM
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Re: What unrelated movie could act as unofficial sequel/prequel to another?

Originally Posted by Drexl View Post
Don't Fatal Attraction, Basic Instinct, and Disclosure from some sort of Michael Douglas trilogy of him getting screwed (in more ways than one) by women?


That does seem to be the case. Demi in Disclosure was the only one that he didn't screw on screen (he just came close).
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Re: What unrelated movie could act as unofficial sequel/prequel to another?

Originally Posted by Drexl View Post
Don't Fatal Attraction, Basic Instinct, and Disclosure from some sort of Michael Douglas trilogy of him getting screwed (in more ways than one) by women?
I remember Michael Douglas taking a lot of heat for his choice of roles during that "era". He was labeled sexist and misogynistic by a lot of women's groups.
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Re: What unrelated movie could act as unofficial sequel/prequel to another?

Tightrope to the Dirty Harry movies

Munchies http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Munchies_%28film%29 obvious "sequel" to Gremlins

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Re: What unrelated movie could act as unofficial sequel/prequel to another?

Alligator works as a prequel to Lake Placid.
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Re: What unrelated movie could act as unofficial sequel/prequel to another?

Green Zone could be a sequel to the Bourne Trilogy.
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When I watch Manhattan Murder Mystery, I like to pretend Woody Allen and Diane Keaton are playing Annie and Alvey from Annie Hall, having gotten back together over the last 20 years.
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^If Ice-T mutated and became an alien (He's already got the dreads!) then this would be quite a kick-ass revenge prequel for

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Raise the Titanic and Titanic.
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Re: What unrelated movie could act as unofficial sequel/prequel to another?

Well... 'Rio Bravo' was the inspiration for Carpenter's 'Assault on Precinct 13', which was an indirect remake. Carpenter used John Wayne's character's name from 'Rio Bravo' in the credits to the film

'Rio Bravo' was also the inspiration for 'El Dorado', only you swap 'Co-lo-rah-duh' for 'Miss-sah-sip-pee' in the two.
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You could also kinda see that "The Banger Sisters" could be a sequel to "Almost Famous", or at least an extension of Kate Hudson's character.
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Re: What unrelated movie could act as unofficial sequel/prequel to another?

Originally Posted by TallGuyMe View Post
whaaaaaaaaaat?! you mean, that awful movie with Kurt Russell??

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Originally Posted by llandros View Post
You could also kinda see that "The Banger Sisters" could be a sequel to "Almost Famous", or at least an extension of Kate Hudson's character.
I like this one.
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Re: What unrelated movie could act as unofficial sequel/prequel to another?

The Seven Ups sequel to The French Connection... same producers so not exactly unrelated... I like to believe Scheider is the same character...
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DIE HARD (1988) is something of a sequel to the Frank Sinatra police drama, THE DETECTIVE (1968). Both are based on books by Roderick Thorp and the central character is the same in both. DIE HARD was based on "Nothing Lasts Forever" which, IIRC, follows the character from THE DETECTIVE after his retirement.
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Re: What unrelated movie could act as unofficial sequel/prequel to another?

BROOKLYN'S FINEST is sort of a sequel to TRAINING DAY for Ethan Hawke

Ethan Hawke starts off as a rookie cop in L.A., cleans up the streets there, gets transfered to Brooklyn. Over time, he leaves his hot wife for an ugly one (Lili Taylor), gets stressed with a rotting house and tons of kids, and questions his ethics as he struggles to pay for his dream home.
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The Rookie works as the sixth Dirty Harry movie in many ways. I'm also convinced Predator 2 is part of the Lethal Weapon continuity as Danny Glover basically plays Roger Murtagh and was involved in a rather secretive case about an alien while Riggs was on vacation.
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Originally Posted by Crocker Jarmen View Post
When I watch Manhattan Murder Mystery, I like to pretend Woody Allen and Diane Keaton are playing Annie and Alvey from Annie Hall, having gotten back together over the last 20 years.
Wasn't Manhattan Murder Mystery based on the deleted murder mystery subplot that was a part of the original story that became Annie Hall?
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Re: What unrelated movie could act as unofficial sequel/prequel to another?

E.T. is like a pseudo-sequel to Close Encounters of the Third Kind
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Originally Posted by llandros View Post
You could also kinda see that "The Banger Sisters" could be a sequel to "Almost Famous", or at least an extension of Kate Hudson's character.
I think the sun glasses worn by Goldie are the same worn by Kate.
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Re: What unrelated movie could act as unofficial sequel/prequel to another?

I read a review somewhere that said We Own The Night seems like an unofficial sequel to The Departed
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Re: What unrelated movie could act as unofficial sequel/prequel to another?

also 12 Rounds could be a sequel to The Marine, same basic movie
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Re: What unrelated movie could act as unofficial sequel/prequel to another?

Gran Torino is like after Dirty Harry went into retirement.
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Re: What unrelated movie could act as unofficial sequel/prequel to another?

Originally Posted by RichC2 View Post
Terminator series almost works as a prequel to The Matrix
And Colossus: The Forbin Project before that.

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