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3.17 Running Scared

Comparison:

  • US Version
  • German Version
Release: May 18, 2015 - Author: Eiskaltes Grab - Translator: Tony Montana - external link: IMDB - more from this series
Compared are the cut episodes on the US DVD by Lions Gate / FOX and the uncut episodes on the German DVD by Warner Home Video.

The differences:

9 cuts = 2 minutes and 42.5 seconds.
1 alternate scene = no length difference.

There is no need to make many words about the hilarious TV show "ALF". You doesn't know it has at least heard of it even though it has been quite some time since something new from the ALF universe was released. Anyway, the show consists of 4 seasons and aired in the late 80s and early 90s. Furthermore, there are two animated series ("ALF: The Animated Series" & ALF Tales) and a motion picture from the mid 90s.


As to the US Versions, a few minutes of each episode were cut for syndication in order to show more commercials. Unfortunately, these syndication versions were also released on DVD. Understandably, the fans were disappointed that the DVDs do not contain the uncut episodes. Whether or not the uncut episodes will be released one day (perhaps on Blu-ray?) is the million dollar question.
4 Min
Trevor: (I can let you have 100 bucks up front if you'll finance the rest!)
Willie: Well, that's very generous of you, Trevor! But, heh, I think there's been a mistake!
Trevor: Okay, I'll let you have 4100 and your lawn mower back... but that's my final offer!
12 sec



6 Min
Alf: If you leave now, you could beat the lines at the bank! Ask for small, unmarked bills! That's standard blackmailing procedure!
11 sec



8 Min
When ALF says to Willie that he would never call him names, at least not to his face, the angle in either of the versions is different.
no difference

US VersionGerman Version



8 Min
Lynn: Wait! If this blackmailer asked you for 3000 Dollar... why were you selling our house for 4000 Dollar?
Alf: I figured you guys should get something out of it!
Brian: I can help! I have 10,32 Dollar in my piggy bank!
Alf: No, you don't! We'll talk about it later!
23 sec



9 Min
ALF's phone conversation with Willie is longer:
Willie: Did the alleged man call you back yet?
Alf: Well, not exactly!
Willie: Then it doesn't seem to me that you're being blackmailed!
12 sec



10 Min
Alf: (You don't believe me either, do you, Lynn?)
Lynn: It's not that I don't believe you! It's just that you have a tendency to overstate!
Alf: Do not! Do not! Do not!
Lynn: Look, you said this guy was going to call you back this morning! Did he?
Alf: No!
Lynn: No! And you said he told you something terrible was gonna happen if you didn't pay him off! Did it?
Alf: Well, no!
Lynn: See? You were all worried for nothing!
Alf: Well...
35 sec



11 Min
When Lynn is leaving, ALF also says: Don't worry about me! If you need me, I'll be up here overreacting!
9 sec



13 Min
The guy from immigration would also like to know the way to the attic. Kate points him in the right direction.
3.5 sec



15 Min
The entire missing of ALF in the car missing. He is driving along the street and says to himself: Oh... Greetings, members of the Alien Task Force! Please don't kill me... Too on the nose! Uh... Dear Alien Task Force members! Uh, spare my life, and I can offer you untold technological secrets! Like how to program your VCR! No! All right, how about this? All right, look, you guys! Before you dissect me I'd like to say one thing: Don't!... Better, better, honesty is the best policy!
53 sec



17 Min
Lynn: (Dad, what if something happens to him?
Brian: And I yelled at him for taking my 10,32 Dollar!
4 sec

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