just curious. intrigued by the alternate ending thread for Big.
it seems pretty obvious to me that he did not. he tried, he failed, and he accepted it as a cycle of life. on the other hand at the party, people we’ve seen him helped before approached and thanked him, except for an old couple who addressed him as a doctor. it seems to me that he’s a different guy, but he is an old man and we’ve not seen him before, contrasted with all the others whom we’ve been shown explictly on screen. why would they show him if he’s not the homeless old man?
so what do you think? did he manage to save the old man?