Revision Notes:
Knockaround Guys
Review by Ross Anthony

Ross Anthony's revision notes:

Warning Spoilers:

Assuming you've seen the movie, let me know what you think of this alternative ending.

Here is my rewrite:

As the film approaches climax all parties involved meet up (no pun intended) at the meat factory. Guns all pointed at each other, the deputy turns his gun toward the Sheriff and says, "Okay Roger drop it."

Sheriff, "You won't shoot me, I'm on your side."

Deputy shoots Sheriff in the leg, Sheriff falls, drops gun, grimacing. Vin grabs sheriff's gun and kicks him out of play. Mattie smiles at the Deputy in amusement, "Well that was damn gentlemanly of you deputy."

Walking towards him with respect, Mattie holsters his own pistol then holds out his hand to take the deputy's firearm. All other firearms are pointed at the deputy who has since turned to point the gun at Mattie. But as Mattie approaches the deputy calmly gives the gun up to him.

"Are you crazy, you think they're gonna let you live?" The sheriff cries.

Mattie gives the deputy a respectful Mafia head pat in the back of the neck, "Okay, so where's the money." (Because it certainly wouldn't be in that bag!)

Anyway, that's it, the bad guys let the deputy and Sheriff go, perhaps, marbles video tapes the whole thing so they don't have to kill 'em. And Mattie can still give up the life.

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  • Knockaround Guys. Copyright © 2002.
  • Starring Barry Pepper, Vin Diesel, Seth Green, Andrew Davoli, John Malkovich, Dennis Hopper, Tom Noonan, Shawn Doyle.
  • Writers/producers/directors: Brian Koppelman, Daved Levien at Newline.

Copyright © 2001. Ross Anthony, currently based in Los Angeles, has scripted and shot documentaries, music videos, and shorts in 35 countries across North America, Europe, Africa and Asia. For more reviews visit:

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