Alternate version?


I remember seeing two different versions of this movie when I was little, with only a few differences. For example, when they run away and are in the woods in one version Tommy has a riffle or shotgun and in the other version he does not. There is also another part that's different that I can't remember at the moment, but could be for the same reason, which I assume is someone decided it wouldn't be good for children to see another child playing with a gun, it was along the same lines.

Anyone know what I'm talking about? Does anyone still have the other version? My dad taped over mine...



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Maybe the 'other version' without the gun was the original Swedish version produced in 1968-1969? Totally different actors, of course.

To me, the Swedish version is the version of my youth and therefore it is the one and only REAL Pippi Longstocking. My kids love it, too. And it is not dated - unless you have become brainwashed by Hollywood 'kids movies'.

Michel Couzijn

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I'm fairly certain it was the same actors, but it anything the one without the gun is the newer.

"What do you want to see on your honeymoon?"
"Lots of lovely ceilings!"

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The OP is remembering correctly: Whenever they aired this movie on HBO, they cut out the scene where Pippi plays with the gun while they're camping. HBO repeated this movie a lot back then, and it always shocked me that they cut this scene (since HBO supposedly shows movies uncut.) I always guessed that the reason they cut out the gun scene was because this is a kid's movie, and they didn't want to teach children to play with guns.

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