Fight Club got a different ending – with law enforcement winning – in China for online release
20th Century Fox Film Corp. / Everett Brad Pitt and Edward Norton in fight club (1999)
More than 20 years after its release, fight clubThe strict rules do not extend to maintaining their original ending internationally.
The 1999 cult classic – starring Brad Pitt, Edward Norton and Helena Bonham Carter – has a very different ending to its online release in China, as the police emerge victorious, and multiple outlets report, including diverse.
A title card at the end of the film, streamed through Tencent’s video, reads, “Police quickly identified the entire plan and arrested all criminals, and succeeded in preventing the bomb exploding,” reads, diverse.
“After the trial, Tyler was sent to an insane asylum [sic] Receive psychotherapy. He was discharged from the hospital in 2012.
Representatives for Disney (the company that owns 20th Century Studios – formerly 20th Century Fox, the film’s distribution company) and Tencent Video did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.
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Merrick Morton / 20th Century Fox / Kobal / Shutterstock Brad Pitt in fight club (1999)
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Released in 1999, fight club (Based on the book of the same name by Chuck Palanyuk) It tells the story of the “narrator” played by Norton, 52, while Tyler Durden’s house is a mental projection of him.
Bonham Carter, 55, plays Durden (and opposite narrator), Marla Singer.
In the original ending, the narrator “kills” his alter ego Tyler with a shotgun from his mouth, before he and Marla stand up and watch the buildings explode around them.
The film (and the novel) is widely discussed and debated over its themes and messages on anarchy and capitalism.
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The initial negative reception for the Fincher-directed film was a surprise at the time for Pitt, 58, who said in 2020 he remembered seeing audience members “slowly rise from their seats and nobody talks and they kind of vanish from the sort.”
He added during his interview on WTF with Marc Maron Podcast, “I remember looking at Fincher and saying, ‘Oh my God, what did we do?'” What happened? “I thought s-it was cool.”
Later that same month, Pete joked during his Maltin Modern Master’s award acceptance speech: “I no longer remember the first rule of… fight clubReferring to the famous line from the movie.
During the SAG Awards that month, Pete reunited with Carter. In a photo of the sweet moment, the former actors all smiled as they chatted and embraced each other in a friendly hug during the party in Los Angeles.