Studios usually send an inferior movie straight to video because they don’t believe it will make money at the theater. It’s hard to believe filmmakers ever doubted these movies, which you may not realize almost went straight to video. Some of these films won Oscars. Others have become cult classics. A few have even made hundreds of millions at the box office and went on to become monster Hollywood franchises.
Find out why a film studio ever questioned the emotional impact of a feel-good underdog sports story like Hoosiers or the blockbuster appeal of Fast & Furious. What saved those films from the dreaded and almost certain direct-to-video obscurity?
No one puts these great films in a corner. Vote up the movies you're relieved got saved from the dreaded direct-to-video fate.
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