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Poll: Unauthorized Remakes, Adaptations, Sequels and Cash-Ins

These films range from well-known classics to bottom-of-the-barrel trash, but they all have one thing in common: they draw heavily and obviously from a previous work without the permission of that work's owner. Which of them does the best job of putting it's own spin on the source material?

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    Nosferatu (1922)

    Unauthorized adaptation of Bram Stoker's novel "Dracula"
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    A Fistful of Dollars (1964)

    Unauthorized remake of "Yojimbo"
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    Piranha (1978)

    Made to cash in on the success of "Jaws"
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    Abby (1974)

    Made to cash in on the success of "The Excorcist"
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    Zombie (1979)

    Unauthorized sequel to "Dawn of the Dead"
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    Django Kill... If You Live, Shoot! (1967)

    One of many unauthorized sequels to "Django"
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    The Magnificent Seven (1960)

    Unauthorized remake of "Seven Samurai"
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    Missing in Action (1984)

    Based on a leaked draft of "Rambo: First Blood Part II" and made without the permission of that film's writers Sylvester Stallone and James Cameron. However, because it was a relatively low budget production it actually came out first.
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    Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970)

    Sequel to "Valley of the Dolls." After being sued by the author of the first film's source novel, MGM changed the names of the characters and added a disclaimer stating that it was not a sequel.
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    Black Caesar (1973)

    Unauthorized remake of "Little Caesar"
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    The Last Shark (1981)

    Unauthorized remake of "Jaws"
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    Alien 2: On Earth (1980)

    Unauthorized sequel to "Alien"
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    The Man Who Saved the World (1982)

    Unauthorized remake of "Star Wars"
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    The Terminator (1984)

    Noted sci-fi author Harlan Ellison claimed that it was based on an episode of "The Outer Limits" he had written and the studio gave him a cash settlement and added his name to the credits in later prints of the film. However, director James Cameron denies the allegations.
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    Troll 2 (1990)

    Unauthorized sequel to "Troll"
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    Fatal Attraction (1987)

    Director Clint Eastwood accused the film of being a reworking of his "Play Misty For Me"
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    Assault on Precinct 13 (1976)

    Unauthorized remake of "Rio Bravo"
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    Octaman (1971)

    Unauthorized remake of "Creature from the Black Lagoon"
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    Grizzly (1976)

    Made to cash in on the success of "Jaws."

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