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Best death scenes in movies

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Bubbler, Jul 26, 2006.

  1. friend of the friendless

    friend of the friendless Active Member

    Sirs, Madames,

    Michael Palin doing Kevin Kline in A Fish Called Wanda. It would be great in a game of Clue.

    "Is it 'The Stuttering Guy on the airport tarmac with a steam-roller'?"

    The lesser deaths in G-father, like Lou Cabrazzi (sp) and Moe Green especially, are up there.

    YHS, etc
  2. HC

    HC Well-Known Member

    Luca Brazzi. (Just being helpful).  :D
  3. DyePack

    DyePack New Member

    Mary Corleone, The Godfather Part 3
    Angelo, Point Break
  4. Lion_Woods

    Lion_Woods Active Member

    Apollo Creed
  5. Webster

    Webster Well-Known Member

    Sonny's death scene, while dramatic, has two huge flaws.  First, the guy in the toll booth would have been shot given where all of the firing was coming from.  Second, Tom sent the bodyguards after him in a car about 10 seconds after he left.  They were in the middle of a war.  There is no way that his second car would be so far behind him at the toll booth.

    The death of Sonny did lead to the greatest scene in the trilogy -- the Tom-Vito scene.
  6. Freelance Hack

    Freelance Hack Active Member

    Jack Palance in City Slickers

    What diminshes it is that he (and Billy Crystal) got greedy and ruined a good movie with a mediocre sequel.
  7. Seabasket

    Seabasket Active Member

    Strangers on a Train – The strangulation scene is shot as reflected in her glasses after they've fallen to the ground during her attack while breezy carnival music plays in the background.

    The Wild Bunch – The final scene's suicide mission when they try to rescue Angel.

    The Silence of the Lambs - When Hannibal kills the two guards watching him while classical music blares.

    Se7en – When Brad Pitt's wife's head is discovered in the box and we get the last two of the seven deadly sins.
  8. dadsawriter

    dadsawriter Member

    Pacino in Scarface

    Sean Connery's death crawl in The Untouchables

    And Joe Pesci in Casino
  9. Dyno

    Dyno Well-Known Member

    Actually, it's Luca Brasi (Just being helpful) ;D
  10. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    You've never been on the Long Island Expressway, have you?
  11. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    Speaking of Mary Corleone in Godfather III, I, among many others, cheered when the no-talent slut bought it. Pacino's reaction was the best (worst?) piece over-acting ever.

    What about Montgomery Clift getting blown away into the sand trap of a golf course in From Here to Eternity? And earlier in that movie, Sinatra (Maggio) dying in Clift's arms after escaping from the brig?

    Staying in war movies:

    1. Tom Hanks dying at the end of Saving Private Ryan ("Earn this").

    2. Jim Brown, getting machine-gunned just as he's breaking into the open field in the Dirty Dozen.

    3. John Wayne buying it seconds after his squad took the hill in Sands of Iwo Jima.

    In the animal movie division: Old Yeller, followed to Turner and Hooch. Hanks gave an interview after that movie and he said he'd never do another movie where the dog dies in the end. He got hate mail for that.
  12. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    Only one problem with the one in A Fish Called Wanda. Somehow, Kevin Kline's character survived being run over.
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