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The Stars are Still Alive, Let's Make a Sequel!


Pepper Mill was watching A Very Brady Renovation last night on HGTV, featuring a bunch of the actors who played the Brady kids, now grown up. Earlier in the evening, I had been watching John Huston's The Man Who Would be King.

The thought struck me that the three leads, Michael Caine, Sean Connery, and Christopher Plummer, were still around. (Saeed Jaffrey, who played "Billy Fish", died four years ago. But Michael's wife, Shakira, who had an almost invisible role as Roxanne, is still around). You could do a sequel for the movie (unlike Young Frankenstein, which came out around the same time, and most of whose stars have passed away).

They've done this before -- look at Neil Simon's sequel to [i]The Odd Couple[/i[, featuring the stars of the original movie, Jack Lemmmon and Walter Matthau, made decades after the original. He basically stole the story idea (their kids get married) from the TV movie sequel to the TV series, starring the original stars, Tony Randall and Jack Klugman, decades later. So there's definitely precedent.


Of course, two of the characters were dead, but Hollywood has never found that an insuperable obstacle. Look at how Ygor magically returned to life for Ghost of Frankenstein. Or how, despite being unmistakably killed over and over again, Dracula keeps coming back.


The Man Who Would be KIng II

Kipling (Plummer) at his desk in Sussex: Who is it? Who's there?

Peachy Carnahan (Caine): Give us a drink.

Kipling (Squinting to see better): Carnahan! But you're dead! They told me they found you in a gutter in India!

Peachy: Oh, no, me and Danny were always hard to kill. Isn't that true, Danny?

Danny Dravot (Connery): That's right, brother! I could use something to wet my throat, too!

Kipling: But...but Peachy was carrying your head. With a crown. I kept in on my mantle for years!

Peachy: Ah, no. That was Ootah the Terrible's head. I rescued it after the polo match. Needed a place to keep the crown.

Danny: We're lookin' for new worlds to conquer. All we ask is that you grant us the use of your study, and that you witness the signing of a contrack betwixt myself, Danny, and Roxanne.

Roxanne (Shakira0: Hello.
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Taxi Driver 2: Graveyard Shift. Travis Bickle has another mental breakdown after the last porno theater in New York closes down and shoots up the Times Square Disney store. Starring Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Albert Brooks, Harvey Keitel, Cybill Shepherd and a CGI Peter Boyle.
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Three Mules for Sister Sara -- Clint Eastwood and Shirley MacLaine return as Hogan and Sara, now retiring from running their casino-cum-bordello in San Francisco just in time for the 1906 earthquake.
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Lyndon -- The Return of Barry Lyndon -- Despite what the narrator said at the end of the first film, Lyndon (Ryan O'Neal) finally finds success as a Con Man and procures another fortune, at which point the peg-legged rogue returns to re-woo the Countess (Marisa Berenson), despite the disapprobation of Lord Bullingdon (Leon Vitale) and his former tutor, Reverend Runt (Murray Melvin). Captain Potsdorf (Hardy Krueger) shows up to testify to Barry's character, or lack thereof.
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Rocky II -- The Bride of Rocky Horror

C'mon, you can fill this one in by yourself. The whole cast's still around except for Charles Gray and Jon Adams. You gather them all together for The Bride of Rocky Horror.




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Zorro: The Gayer Blade - all the main principals are still alive.

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"Barefoot in the Park..with Walkers"
Robert Redford and Jane Fonda, now great-grandparents, move into a retirement community into a one-bedroom unit identical to their first apartment in New York.
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Magnum PI....the buddies solve crime at their assisted living facility.
But John Hillerman's dead. That's a pretty big gap. Plus there would be the confusion with the reboot.
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But John Hillerman's dead. That's a pretty big gap. Plus there would be the confusion with the reboot.
Thats true. The reboot and the original might share the same name but in style and tone they are quite different. The original Magnum was character driven and about friendship and male bonding. I dont think the reboot has the same dynamic.
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Hulk Hogan and "Tiny" Lister are still alive!!!! Hollywood should making No Holds Barred II
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Felt really, really old when I found out it is The Jerk's 40th anniversary this year.
Steve Martin, Bernadette Peters, M Emmet Walsh, Jackie Mason, Bill Macy, Caitlin Adams and Carl Gottlieb are still alive. Surely that's enough for a sequel. Navin's parents, sadly, are both gone.
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While most of the cast of Annie Hall are still alive... do we really want Woody Allen making more movies?
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I'd suggest Dirty and Smelling of Urine Harry, with Clint reprising his presidential interview with the chair, and injecting great honesty to the 'did I fire six shots or only five; to tell you the truth I lost count'.

Of major series co-stars who lived to be sequelled - Tyne Daly and Hal Holbrook are about all that're left. Sadly Albert Popwell isn't around to make it six Clint Eastwood movies.

PS - A very prescient observation from the future. Worth sitting through the first 1:15.

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Xanadu II -- Olympus

Gene Kelly's gone, but most of the cast is still alive and performing. ELO's still there, and so are The Tubes.

Of course, I'm not sure anyone would want a sequel to the badly-panned film, but it apparently has a cult following, and the record did really well, as did a Broadway version (which poked fun at the film), so it might pay off.

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"Barefoot in the Park..with Walkers"
Robert Redford and Jane Fonda, now great-grandparents, move into a retirement community into a one-bedroom unit identical to their first apartment in New York.
The Way We Are Now...With Walkers

Ditto Streisand and Redford
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A real life example was Texasville (1990). It was a sequel to The Last Picture Show (1971), made nineteen years after the original. It had most of the original cast (Clu Gallagher and Ben Johnson were both still alive but didn't appear in the sequel).

The surprising thing is that Bogdanovich could now make a third movie in the series with the same actors.
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While most of the cast of Annie Hall are still alive... do we really want Woody Allen making more movies?
I was just mentioning Play It Again, Sam in another thread and checked. Most of the key people are still alive except for Susan Anspach who died just last year. Pretty good for a 1972 movie. It would be really great fodder for a sequel ... except for one little thing.

Jerry Lacy is still active. Wow.
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Just for comparison, Micheal Apted is still at it with his original group of 7 year olds, 56 years later!

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Seems every actor in any movie that made even a small profit, no matter their labors over the ensuing years, will eventually come back to make an appearance, or star in, a 'remake'. I believe Keanu Reeves is going to do another Matrix movie.

It's called the 'Make a Big Fat Paycheck at the end of your career' syndrome.
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Seems every actor in any movie that made even a small profit, no matter their labors over the ensuing years, will eventually come back to make an appearance, or star in, a 'remake'. I believe Keanu Reeves is going to do another Matrix movie.

It's called the 'Make a Big Fat Paycheck at the end of your career' syndrome.
Reeves is also doing another Bill and Ted movie.

I'm waiting for the Dean Youngblood/Ted Logan/Jack Traven/Mike Waters/Kevin Lomax/Chevalier Raphael Danceny/Siddhartha/Neo/Klaatu/Kai/Johnny Utah/Johnny Mnemonic/Jonathan Harker/John Constantine/John Wick/Duke Caboom crossover movie where Reeves is the entire cast.
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Hawkeye, Trapper, Radar and Hot Lips meet up again in a veterans hospital.
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Hawkeye, Trapper, Radar and Hot Lips meet up again in a veterans hospital.
As ... patients? Old folk (late 70s and 80s) with health problems. Set in the 90s. What, no Klinger?
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By the Great Flying Head! Just about everyone who was in Zardoz is still with us! Including director John Boorman.

On the other hand, the sight of an 89 year old Sean Connery as Zed running around in a red diaper with suspenders might be too much for modern audiences.



We saw him crumbling into dust in the closing credits sequence (to the music of Beethoven's 7th Symphony), but I have to assume that he didn't just sit there the whole time he wa aging and dying. So maybe we can find out what he did while living in that crashed giant head after the Fall of Civilization.


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Just remembered another for-real example. When Hanna-Barbera started making new episodes of The Jetsons in the 1980s, over twenty years after the original run of the series, they were able to use the entire original voice cast. Voice artist Daws Butler* commented proudly about this, claiming that they were the only TV show able to reunite the original cast after such a long hiatus.





*Butler did a lot of iconic voices (most notably Huckleberry Hound for Hanna Barbera/Country Wolf for MGM -- they have the same voice), but I always think of him as "the ppor man's Mel Blanc". But maybe Don Messick is better suited for that position. All three worked regularly o The Jetsons.
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As ... patients? Old folk (late 70s and 80s) with health problems. Set in the 90s. What, no Klinger?
Whatever. Take your pick.

Klinger was not in the movie, and Wayne Rogers is dead. Take your pick.
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On the other hand, the sight of an 89 year old Sean Connery as Zed running around in a red diaper with suspenders might be too much for modern audiences.
It was a bit much for 1974 audiences.
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What about Rene Auberjonois, Robert Duvall, Carl Gottlieb, Jo Ann Pflug, John Schuck, Tom Skerritt, and Fred Williamson?

It's amazing how many members of the cast are still around almost fifty years later.
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Magnum PI....the buddies solve crime at their assisted living facility.
Many years ago, I imagined a sequel in which, through Magnum's bumbling, Rick loses his bar, TC loses his chopper business and Higgins was either fired as the Major Domo for Robin Masters, or lost all his money if he WAS Robin (never quite understood the final word on that.)

They were all living in a trailer park, and still getting on each other's nerves, with pale imitations of their old arguments coming up again and again.

Higgins: ohmyGOD, Magnum, were you using the trampoline!? We didn't agree to trampoline privileges! And I found a scratch on the Versa!

Yeah. I amuse easily.

They're too old for trampolines, but I was told by someone at the time that trampolines were very big in trailer parks, and much of the social status of the children related to having one, or having use privileges.
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What about Rene Auberjonois, Robert Duvall, Carl Gottlieb, Jo Ann Pflug, John Schuck, Tom Skerritt, and Fred Williamson?

It's amazing how many members of the cast are still around almost fifty years later.
Oh, the movie. Don't forget Bud Cort. Sadly they can't have Ben Davidson passing a joint on the sideline.

Speaking of which. How about the original Conan the Barbarian? Besides Davidson, the most significant late, great is Mako. Quite a few of the main cast are still kicking. Do you want to live forever?
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What about Rene Auberjonois, Robert Duvall, Carl Gottlieb, Jo Ann Pflug, John Schuck, Tom Skerritt, and Fred Williamson?

It's amazing how many members of the cast are still around almost fifty years later.
Ahem. Forget Donald Sutherland, Sally Kellerman, and Elliott Gould? Not to mention Gary Burghoff, the only movie actor to reprise his role in the TV series. They're all alive, as well.
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Ahem. Forget Donald Sutherland, Sally Kellerman, and Elliott Gould? Not to mention Gary Burghoff, the only movie actor to reprise his role in the TV series. They're all alive, as well.
They were all referenced in Annie's post, which I was responding to.
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They were all referenced in Annie's post, which I was responding to.
You’re right. For some reason I was thinking of the TV series actors.
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Hey, how about a sequel to The Sound of Music? The nuns are gone, I've afraid, and so are the Countess and Uncle Max, as well as several of the kids. But Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer are still around, and so is Daniel Truhitte, who played the "Sixteen going on Seventeen" boy who turns Nazi (although Charmian Carr is gone). And Marni Nixon and Bill Lee have died, so they'll all have to sing themselves, or find new overdubbers.

But you could still make a film with the ones left. You could use the Mad Magazine 1970 spoof "The Sound of More Music" as a script.
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Real life example: They made a sequel to Independence Day twenty years later, reuniting most of the cast (notable exception: no Will Smith). Some of the kids characters from the original film were in the sequel as adults, but I don't recall if they were played by the same actors or not.

Same director, too.
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Happy Days - Tom Bosley is gone. Otherwise Mrs. C., Ritchie and his friends could do a reunion show. It would be interesting to see what Fonzie is doing these days. Richie is probably a CEO at a company.
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Hey, how about a sequel to The Sound of Music? The nuns are gone, I've afraid, and so are the Countess and Uncle Max, as well as several of the kids. But Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer are still around, and so is Daniel Truhitte, who played the "Sixteen going on Seventeen" boy who turns Nazi (although Charmian Carr is gone). And Marni Nixon and Bill Lee have died, so they'll all have to sing themselves, or find new overdubbers.

But you could still make a film with the ones left. You could use the Mad Magazine 1970 spoof "The Sound of More Music" as a script.
I kind of think people would be singularly uninterested in the von Trapp's move to the US via Italy, and subsequent move to Vermont and setting up a music camp there, all while touring as the "Trapp Family Singers".
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The Thing

The 1982 version, of course. I hated the recent "prequel" with a vengeance.

Almost all of the stars are still alive, although Martin Dysart and Donald Moffat and Charles Hallahan have passed on. Director John Carpenter is still around, too.

Of course, most of the cast were killed/absorbed by The Thing or died in other ways, but a really clever scripter can get around that. And we wouldn't want to make another prequel -- before The Thing showed up at the research station, things were clearly a drag.
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Bugsy Malone --

A gangster film and a musical, where all the stars were kids. Made in 1976. Not surprisingly, they all still seem to be with us (including Michael Jackson, who isn't THAT Michael Jackson). Director Alan Parker is still around, too.

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Happy Days - Tom Bosley is gone. Otherwise Mrs. C., Ritchie and his friends could do a reunion show. It would be interesting to see what Fonzie is doing these days. Richie is probably a CEO at a company.
No Joanie. No Al or Arnold.

I hear that Fonzie teaches acting in LA.
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Mel Brooks is dead, so we can pretty much forget about History of the World Part 2.
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Mel Brooks is dead, so we can pretty much forget about History of the World Part 2.
Since when is Mel Brooks dead?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mel_Brooks

He's going to be around until he can do The 2,000 Year Old Man for real.
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Thought I heard he was on the radio a while ago. Must have been thinking of somebody else.

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Still alive, though he hasn't directed a movie in 24 years, so it's unlikely to happen anyway.
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You’re right. For some reason I was thinking of the TV series actors.
For whatever reason, several members of the movie cast have outlived their successors in the television series. Rene Auberjonois, Robert Duvall, Elliot Gould, and Carl Gottlieb are all alive while William Christopher, Larry Linville, Wayne Rogers, and John Orchard have died. Roger Bowen also outlived McLean Stevenson but only by a single day. Harry Morgan and David Ogden Stiers have also died but they played characters who weren't in the movie.
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It's a TV show but they could definitely do American Gothic (1995) and the world would be a better place if they did. (Says I.)

The premise was the demonic Sheriff Buck (played by Gary Cole: Still alive and working) battling for the soul of young boy Caleb (played by Lucas Black: Still alive and working.) Having Buck directly battling the now adult Caleb would be very doable. Black could even be the character he plays in NCIS: New Orleans - A law enforcement officer. Leaves NCIS and returns home to Trinity and resumes clashing with Sheriff Buck...

In the original Buck mainly battled with the Doctor played by Jake Weber who is still alive and working. The newspaper reporter played by Paige Turco who is still alive and working. Plus the ghost of Caleb's sister played by Sarah Paulson who is still alive and working. If her character, Merlyn, having aged is a problem - what with her being a ghost - then digitally de-age her and disguise any limitations in an eerie blue 'ghost' special effect. No problem. Although I would portray her at her natural age. TV ghosts have their own rules!

Buck's evil schoolteacher ally was played by Brenda Bakke and his incompetent deputy was played by Nick Searcy. Both are still alive and working.

The series was created by Shaun Cassidy and produced by Sam Raimi. Both alive and working...

Why isn't this happening?

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It looks like Lawrence Kasdan and all the principle actors from The Big Chill are still around. How are the ex-hippies getting on these days? Did May Kay Place have that child she wanted? The kid would be 30-something now.

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