The Beach

Plot hole: After witnessing two friends getting killed by massive shark bites (as well as Richard's shark encounter) they all choose to swim away from the island together; even though Sal and Richard used a boat to get the mainland carrying multiples bags of supplies. The newcomers also arrived with multiple kayaks which Richard was aware of before seeing them all get shot.

Revealing mistake: When they are burying the Swede on the beach, you can see him blink when they throw sand into grave.

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Sal: Okay, it's like this. Bugs is my boyfriend, my partner. Okay? And you are someone I just had sex with. All right?
Richard: Oh, tha - that's fine. That's absolutely fine.
Sal: Good. Now get some sleep. I may wish to have sex again before we eat breakfast.

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Question: What is the alternate ending and start to this film as shown on the DVD version?

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Chosen answer: In the alternate beginning, Richard is sitting in front of the large Buddha statue when a taxi driver stops and prompts him to take a ride with him. He explains that they celebrate New Year's by spraying each other with water guns, and gives one to Richard. While riding in the taxi, Richard sprays others and gets sprayed, having a lot of fun. It ends when Richard enters the "mall" where he will eventually meet the guy who offers him to drink the snake blood in the regular movie beginning. In the alternate ending, Sal turns the gun on herself and commits suicide. It ends by having a large ship rescue all of them when they're stranded at sea, banned from the island. The final words by Richard are something to the effect of "I have a lot of scars," which from what I recall is the actual ending of the novel by Alex Garland.

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