Casual watchers of Halloween might be surprised to learn that the movie has an alternative edit that represents director Rick Rosenthal’s original vision of the movie before John Carpenter’s edits. Most of the graphic violence and gore had been edited out and several minor additional scenes had been added. While the theatrical version has the film ending with the presumed deaths of Michael Myers and Dr. Loomis, the television cut features an alternative ending showing Jimmy in the ambulance with Laurie Strode. They hold hands and Laurie says, “We made it.”
You can often catch it on AMC – here is the ending.
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