If Reddit let me, I'd edit this post with a more accurate title of "Jamie Foxx WASN'T the only reason Law Abiding Citizen's ending was changed". Is the ending we got, the one that was always on paper? I.e. You can unsubscribe at any time. To know when people like your submissions, answer your questions, reply to you, etc., please. Starring: Bruce McGill, Colm Meaney, Gerard Butler, Jamie Foxx, Leslie Bibb. So, in the time between Gerard Butler's arrival to the property and his entrance to the jail cell, Jamie Foxx thought about a plan, picked up the bomb, passed through the traffic and security checkpoints, talked to the warden to get access to the prison, entered solitary, handcuffed the bomb, and still had time to wait for Gerard Butler's arrival. Since Shelton's testimony was inadmissible because he blacked out it was Darby's word again Ames'. It puts to rest that Jamie Foxx was the sole one to change the ending and did so to make his character look better. Check out the mistake & trivia books, on Kindle and in paperback. Since Shelton's testimony was inadmissible because he blacked out it was Darby's word again Ames'. Feel like I've forgotten what happened there, I can only vaguely remember something about him refusing to film somewhere. Law Abiding Citizen (2009) Alternate Versions. Soundtracks. Law Abiding Citizen ends with Rice having turned the tables and meeting Clyde in his cell. The uncut version received an 18 rating and was released on DVD. The cast and crew drank till dawn, when every last drop of liquor in the place was gone. Gerry was a producer, so he was in on those conversations, as was his manager (a producer as well). Etc. The television broadcast version is 101 minutes 35 seconds long, with a U/A certificate. For the ones (including the author of this report) the result is to tear one’s hair – just at that moment when you try to record the cuts. The same cemetery seen here was also used in. So Foxx changed the ending in the sense of not wanting a sequel, yet the decision on how the movie ended was created by a collective of creatives. But he never spent any time doing notes or revisions. Clyde had all the fun lines and kills...all the 'trailer moments'. | ", True story: crew morale was so low at one point, that Colin Farrell bought the bar where the crew hung out. One version had Nick going full bad guy, killing Clyde by hand, and then once he's arrested and in jail for murder, tells the new DA 'let's make a deal' - ie, he's now become just like Clyde. Ending / spoiler for Law Abiding Citizen (2009), plus mistakes, quotes, trivia and more. And that’s exactly the point where the opinions differ. The television broadcast version is 101 minutes 35 seconds long, with a U/A certificate. "The drive to 'fix' the Nick Rice character was mainly from on the (many!) This account says that there was lots of back and forth and deliberation over many endings, and that Foxx had the power to veto or approve. He takes you through a helluva ride of emotions. It also features alternate shots and some extra footage. Foxx wasn't involved in a proactive way, but he could veto or just not say lines. Widely varied in scope and tone. I never heard that Foxx actually wrote the new ending himself or sat in the writer’s room, but that he insisted that the movie end with his character winning and solidly being the good guy. It was an unintended consequence of casting a charismatic leading man as a villain... he stole the show. It's my second favorite performance of his after The Phantom of the Opera. ): "That second story is pretty accurate: the producers (Butler being one of them) came up with the idea for the switch, and approached Jaime. I'm gonna bring the whole fuckin' diseased, corrupt temple down on your head. How could Ames have received the death penalty if he didn't actually kill Clyde's wife and daughter? Felony murder is a capital crime. Thankfully, /u/carltonfisk72 jumped in and was able to provide answers. And if it was changed, it was EVERYONE involved, not just Jamie Foxx. So a lot of the "investigating" was added during shooting: the library scene, "trace his properties in Panama", the tunnel scene talking to Michael Kelly, etc. Butler always liked the decision; Clyde has all the fun lines. Addresses are not passed on to any third party, and are used solely for direct communication from this site. He and Nick have their final showdown, and when Clyde finally feels Nick is a changed man, he provokes the sniper (Colm Meany) and gets killed. Inmediately after Jamie Foxx finds the bomb in the city hall, and he says, "We don't tell the mayor anything", we see Gerard Butler arriving to his property next to the prison, and finally he enters his jail cell. So essentially, the ending could be (and was) re-written every night as the shoot went on.