movies

After the credits roll

super8camera Since seeing Ferris Bueller’s Day Off in it’s initial theatrical release, so many years ago, I refuse to leave the theater until the screen goes blank for at least two minutes, or the lights go up. This is very annoying to my wife, if she had her way, we would probably have to leave five minutes BEFORE the credits, to “beat the traffic”, a strange concept indeed.

Many movies reward me for my patience; in the 2001 film Ghost World There’s a bit after the credits where Steve Buscemi’s character gets to defeat the clerk in the convenience store altercation. Obviously filmed for a gag, not an alternate scene; but you can tell Buscemi enjoyed it.

Last summer’s Super 8 showed the Super 8 movie the kids in the film were working on, but not until after the lengthy credits. Yet many people left during the credits and missed it entirely. They also wasted most of their popcorn.

What are your favorite post-credit scenes?