'Thelma & Louise' Ending Deleted Scene Shows What Really Happened to Them

It has been 30 years since the release of Thelma & Louise.

The Ridley Scott-directed film, which is hailed as a classic by many, was released in 1991 and followed the story of two friends, Thelma (Geena Davis) and Louise (Susan Sarandon), who flee to Mexico after Louise kills a man who tries to rape Thelma.

Thelma & Louise is perhaps most famous for its dramatic ending, which sees the pair surrounded by police and on the verge of being caught.

Instead of surrendering, Thelma and Louise opt to "keep on going" and drive over the Grand Canyon in their 1966 Thunderbird.

The last scene viewers are shown is the pair holding hands as they drive the car over the edge. The shot cuts as the Thunderbird is still mid-air over the cliff before blending into a bright white end-screen.

After some fans were left debating whether or not the duo survive, all questions were put to bed in a deleted scene on the DVD edition of the movie.

Unlike most alternative endings, this one picks up right where the theatrical release ends and acts as an extended edition of Thelma & Louise, teasing an insight into what happened to them.

As the pair drive off the edge, the extended scene then shows it plummeting rapidly into the vast rocks as an aggravated Hal, played by Harvey Keitel, runs to the edge to watch.

The clip then cuts to a final shot of the pair driving off together into the distance, which appears a symbolic representation of Thelma and Louise's iconic "keep on going," rather than a miraculous survival.

Notably, the extended ending opts for B.B King's "Better Not Look Down," instead of the movie's original Hans Zimmer score.

The ending was cut down prior to the film landing in theaters.

Speaking about the decision to go with the shorter edit in 1997, Scott told Entertainment Weekly: "You know they're gonna die. But I wanted to go out on the high of the car in control."

Shockingly, at one point, the film almost had a completely different ending altogether.

Sarandon told the publication that Scott wasn't initially sold on the ending written by the project's screenwriter Callie Khouri.

"When I met with Ridley, I said, 'So really, are you going to... don't have me do this and then when you test it and everybody gets bummed out, you're going to reshoot and we're going to be alive after all,'" she explained. "And he said, 'Well, I can tell you that you will definitely die, but I'm not sure about the other one.'"

Scott then suggested that Louise may push Thelma out of the car to save her.

However, he later decided to stick with the original ending, which Sarandon said she felt the characters had earned.

"Thelma & Louise" turns 30 today
Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis taking Polaroid of themselves in a scene from the film "Thelma & Louise", 1991. "Thelma & Louise" celebrates its 30th anniversary today. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/Getty Images