The VHS-version, based on a pay-TV recording, has been compared to the Director's Cut DVD.
Runtime VHS-version 1:52:45 (1:50:08 w/o credits)
Runtime DVD-version 2:01:09 (1:58:25 w/o credits)
Comparison of the titles being faded-in:
Another shot of Jacy (Cybill Shepherd) and Duane (Jeff Bridges) kissing.
Another take of Sonny (Timothy Bottoms).
The take in front of the movie theater is longer/starts earlier (you can even make out a jump-cut at the point the VHS-version starts)
New scene: Sonny is sitting in the cafe and talks to the waitress Genevieve (Eileen Brennan).
Genevieve: I hope you ainīt down about Charlene.
Sonny: I ainīt blue about her.
Genevieve: What are you blue about then?
Sonny: Ainīt nobody to go with in this town. Jacyīs the only pretty girl in school, and Duaneīs got her.
Genevieve: Iīd call that his tough luck. You donīt have to eat so fast. You ainīt in a race. Jacyīd bring you more misery than sheīll ever be worth.
Genevieve: Did your dad give you this?
Sonny: He needs all heīs got.
Genevieve: Wouldnīt hurt you to take something from him once in a while. I donīt know. You and Duane both in a boarding house. Him with the mother and you with the father. Donīt seem right. And your dadīs taking too many pills, you know.
Genevieve: But Iīm no one to talk. I never got on with Mama. I still donīt.
Sonny: Say, I hear Danīs going back to work soon. I guess youīll be quitting before long.
Genevieve: Honey, we got $ 4000 worth of doctor bills to pay. I will probably be making cheeseburgers for your grandkids.
New scene: Duane, Sonny and Jacy in the car.
Duane (imitating sport coach): Know what the trouble is with you? You ainīt got no school spirit. (apes spitting) *ding*
Jacy laughs and Sonny sings the school's hymn. Duane and Jacy sing along.
Another take of Jacy crossing her legs.
New scene: Sonny and Ruth Popper (Cloris Leachman) in the car
Sonny: Is it something bad?
Ruth: No. Itīs something very
Guy with hat: Weīre his best customers. He canīt run us off. Can he?
Duane: Lucky I fell asleep. Iīd hate not being able to shoot no pool.
New scene: Sonny is driving along the street and looks into the shops.
New scene: Duane and Sonny are sitting in the cafe.
Duane: Why donīt we just go someplace? Iīm sick and tired of this town. You are the only friend I got here
Sonny: Go and stay gone?
Duane: except Jacy. No, I donīt know. Hey, we go to Mexico. Be back sometime Monday.
Sonny: Would the pickup make it?
Duane: Yeah. How much money you got?
Sonny: Thirty bucks, about.
Duane: Well, I got 40. We can make it on that. Come on!
Genevieve: You guys want hey, where you going?
Prolonged scene. Duane steps out of the screen.
1 Sec. (28 frames)
This scene is six seconds longer in the theatrical cut
New scene: Car drive. Sonny is looking out of the window crying.
Prolonged scene: Jacy and the guy are kissing, hugging etc. each other in the billiards-cafe.
Prolonged scene in the billiards-cafe.
Sheriff: Sonny, you and these boys come with us. If thatīs the way it is, no telling what weīll find.
The first take of this prolonged scene replaces the last shot of the theatrical cut:
This scene was shown earlier in the theatrical cut (01:15:46)
Ruth Popper renovating.
New scene: Jacy and Sonny driving.
Jacy: Ever hear from Duane?
Sonny: Got a postcard.
Jacy: I really feel sad about that.
Sonny: He makes 320 a month. Said he brought a car.
Jacy: Iīll always be a little in love with Duane. We just had too much against us. It wasnīt easy being the one to break up.
Additional shots of Duane beating Sonny.
1 Sec. (27 frames)