Multiple resolutions of a CliffHanger or other point of suspense are filmed. Only one is the "true" resolution, intending to be shown. The others are designed to foil spies and spoilers.

Specific type of {{Foiler}}, which is any false information, such as decoy scripts, designed to throw spoilers off the track.

Compare to MultipleEndings, in which more than one resolution is intended to be shown.
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!!Examples:

[[AC:Comics]]
* DC Comics released preview artwork for the cover of 'Countdown to ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis' that showed the death of a major DC character in silhouette, detailed to the point where the silhouette's profile was easily recognizable as Nightwing. The actual death in question (and the actual cover of the comic when released) was Ted Kord, the BlueBeetle.
** It was reported that in the rough draft that Nightwing was the original victim before someone realized [[PopularityPower that he was a massively popular character]] and the fan revolt would've been too great, so they reworked it.
** Similarly, DC's press pack for the yearlong miniseries Countdown featured artwork heavily implying that The Joker was going to kill Jimmy Olsen, complete with an art piece showing Superman mourning a dead, grinning Jimmy, which ended up on the cover of Wizard Magazine. Buttons which hinted at storylines for the series were distributed at conventions, including one reading "JIMMY OLSEN MUST DIE!" And to top it off, the second issue of the series features a grinning Joker on the cover holding Jimmy's press pass. In that issue, Jimmy meets The Joker...and nothing of consequence happens. They do not meet again and Jimmy survives the entire series safe and sound.
*** In fairness, Countdown the year-long series was a [[CanonDiscontinuity bit of a mess...]]
* Both outcomes of the infamous vote for Comicbook/{{Robin}}'s life in ''Comicbook/ADeathInTheFamily'' were allegedly at least penciled - the panel with Batman doing his best PietaPlagiarism in the ''other'' version has him tearfully announcing "Thank God...he's alive!"

[[AC:Film]]
* For the ending of ''Film/XMenTheLastStand'', they filmed the "Bobby discovers Rogue" scene both ways. That is, one where she took the "mutant cure" and one where she didn't. The commentary said that a poll was taken on set about whether she should take the cure or not.
* During the production of ''Film/TheXFilesIWantToBelieve'', several fake screenshots of the movie were released (including a picture of a werewolf) to throw people off. When the actual movie was released... well, let's just say there were more than a few people wishing Chris Carter had made the fake movie instead.
** Heck, for the first movie, there were multiple ''scripts'' written to prevent the real version from being leaked.
* David Prowse (the actor in the Vader suit) did not say, "I am your father," while ''[[StarWars The Empire Strikes Back]]'' was being filmed. He actually said, "Obi-Wan killed your father." James Earl Jones said the real line for dubbing, and Mark Hamill was told the real line just before filming as a form of EnforcedMethodActing.
** Supposedly another reason for this was that Prowse had a habit of letting spoilers slip, so Lucas decided to avoid it by not telling him what the real line was since it would be dubbed over later anyways.
** What's interesting is that both lines make a certain degree of sense [[spoiler: as it was Obi-Wan who 'killed' Anakin by defeating him in battle and letting him burn to death in the lava fields. It also works in terms of the emotional aspect, Obi-Wan not doing enough to curb Anakin's fall to the Dark Side. But neither of these aspects would have made sense at the time of filming as the third film wasn't made yet...]]
** Prowse himself was quite upset after the film's premiere, telling Lucas his body language would have been completely different if he'd known the real line.
* ''Film/PsychoIVTheBeginning'' reportedly had 4 endings to fool... someone. Seems due to an otherwise absent image on the Psycho sequels 3-pack one involved Norman burning up.
* Almost none of the footage in trailers for ''[[ParanormalActivity Paranormal Activity 3]]'' was featured in the movie itself.

[[AC:Live-Action Television]]
* This is a common tactic employed by {{Soap Opera}}s to avoid major twists & deaths leaking out - Be it by shooting multiple funerals, having cast members continue to show up at the set after shooting their death in order to keep the death a secret, or simply by releasing false synopsis of the episodes to the public.
* ''Series/{{Dallas}}'' shot several resolutions to the "Who shot J.R.?" cliffhanger. (Including one where J.R. shot himself.)
** The film crew for the "Bobby in the Shower" reveal thought that Patrick Duffy was making a soap commercial.
* The fourth season of ''{{Lost}}'' shot multiple reveals of who was in the coffin at the end of the final episode. [[spoiler: Sawyer and Desmond]] were the other two filmed to be in the coffin, but obviously weren't in it when the episode aired. In the DVDBonusMaterial for that season the writers said that they sweated a bit when that episode aired for fear the editor had spliced the wrong FoilerFootage onto the end of the episode because it would have been a bear to write their way out of.
* The first season of ''Series/{{Survivor}}'' shot multiple combinations of contestants at Tribal Council, creating a phony boot order.
* After being fired, contestants on ''Series/TheApprentice'' are shown doing a "walk of shame" out from Lord Sugar's business headquarters to the cab, as if to imply that this is where the boardroom is located. The actual boardroom is located in a TV studio, and each of the contestants have their walk of shame filmed at the very start. This includes the eventual winner, of course. In at least one case, this created a continuity error when the contestant magically managed to change clothes going down the elevator.
** In the final, one of the two contestants is "hired". Both possible versions of the outcome are filmed. In addition, a "walk of victory" is filmed in which the contestant walks out from the headquarters to Lord Sugar's Rolls Royce, as opposed to the cab, followed by an interview inside the car. During the six-month wait before the episode is aired, the two contestants then take up temporary jobs at Lord Sugar's businesses, to help him make his decision. In the final week before the episode is aired, Lord Sugar informs the canidates of his final decision in private and the appropriate footage is added to the final episode.
* In ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** The first new-series finale "Bad Wolf"/"The Parting of the Ways" was filmed with an alternate ending where Rose died, which was to be sent to critics instead of the real ending, but Creator/RussellTDavies thought it was too inferior to the real ending to use.
** For "Last of the Time Lords" photos were leaked with David Tennant (The Doctor) dressed in classic Time Lord regalia. Guess what doesn't show up in the episode.
* Four endings were shot for the final episode of ''Series/SexAndTheCity''.
* The end of the first season of ''Series/TwentyFour'' had two final scenes, one with Teri escaping torment, and one with a ReallyDeadMontage. The end of the second season had an alternate ending of President Palmer surviving his assassination attempt right on the spot, which was done intentionally to trick the crowds of extras who were on the scene so they wouldn't know how it really ended.
* Subverted by the makers of ''Series/{{Life On Mars|2006}}'', who claimed to have filmed an alternative ending but were lying.
* The producers of ''Series/TheAmazingRace'' have been known to ask already-eliminated teams to perform "decoy runs", which may be "leaked" in case a spoiler is leaked, so as to confuse the fake and real spoilers. This is most often done with late-game portions that take place within the U.S. in case people see the teams running around during filming and later recognize them on TV.
* For the sitcom ''{{Cheers}}'', a fake ending was shot for Diane's last episode, which faked out the live audience attending the filming and they got to see Sam and Diane actually get married. The real ending was shot without the audience present.
* After the results of the third season of RuPaul's Drag Race were leaked, the fourth season finale was shot with all three finalists being crowned. Strangely, The Other Wiki leaked Chad Michaels as Miss Congeniality before the finale aired - which she did not win.
* In the SeriesFinale of ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'', an alternate ending was filmed in which the main characters [[spoiler: are found not guilty and do not go to prison]].
* In the script of the finale of TheOfficeUS used at the table read, [[spoiler: Michael Scott never appears. One of his two lines is dropped, the other one is given to Creed. An additional piece of dialogue was added to the Q&A, in which an audience member asks about Michael's whereabouts, and Jim, who still keeps in touch with him, mentions that Michael put Dunder Mifflin and the documentary behind him, and isn't interested in revisiting this part of his life anymore]].

[[AC:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' animated several takes on "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsWhoShotMrBurns Who Shot Mr. Burns?]]", even though only a few of them could have been guilty - there was a gunshot, and Principal Skinner's gun had a silencer; Moe had a shotgun, which would've killed Burns, and Apu is shown using an automatic weapon that still leaves just one wound. They also shot a full alternate summation where Smithers goes through his whole MotiveRant, and it's explained how all the clues could have added up to Smithers being the culprit. [[spoiler: Many would argue that it was Maggie, by the way.]]
** There were also some brief, insane shots of various Springfieldians killing Burns, including Santa's Little Helper!
** "[[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything Of course for that ending to work you would have to ignore all the Simpson DNA evidence]], and that would be downright nutty!"
** They mentioned on the {{DVD Commentary}} for part 2 that they intentionally tried to leak the Smithers ending to the media, but they couldn't find a news source that was dishonest enough.
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