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Old 05-21-04, 05:49 AM
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Best Movie Deaths of All Time Thread!!

I was watching on CNN Headline News that someone did a poll (forgot the source) but they rated the best movie deaths in cinematic history.
#1 was Janet Leigh's deathly shower scene in the original Psycho (1960).

My vote goes to Adam Goldberg's character getting knifed by the German in "Saving Private Ryan". For some reason that stands out to me as being so realistic and horrific, especially how the blade goes in and you see his face as he pleads for life.

So what do you think are the best deaths in film history?

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Deep Blue Sea:
Spoiler:
Samuel L Jackson's surprising demise
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Spoiler:
Kevin Spacey
in L.A. Confidential

and
Spoiler:
Joe Pesci
in Goodfellas

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Spoiler:
jack black

in THE JACKEL
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It's Argento movie mentioning time!
- Pearl necklace gets trapped in the elevator from Deep Red.
- The opening death(s) from Suspiria.
- Blind dog kills master death from Suspiria.
- Camera roaming around the house as we witness two deaths in Tenebre.
- Arm getting chopped off in Tenebre.
- Metal pole through the back of the head and out the mouth in Phenomena.
- Knife going through someone's neck and out the mouth in Opera.
- Bullet going through peephole in Opera.
- Metal pole goes through Mr. White's crotch and out the mouth in Two Evil Eyes.

Then there's...
- Zombie getting his head blown off in Dawn of the Dead (the original).
- Girl getting a chainsaw through her in Dawn of the Dead (the remake).
- Drew Barrymore getting gutted in Scream.
- Zombies getting ripped apart by lawnmower in Dead-Alive.
- Any of the deaths in Final Destination or Final Destination 2.
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Kane in ALIEN

Boromir in LOTR

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When the wife gets mauled by the Lion in "The Ghost and the Darkness." I know it is only a dream, but I always thought that scene was cool.
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the guy getting riddled with bullets by Ed-209 in Robocop (specifically the x-rated extended take)
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Buzzer Man in Ong Bak.
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Spoiler:
Boromir
in Fellowship of the Ring.
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"See you at the party Richter"
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Griffin Dunne's mauling in AMerican Werewolf in London

The shark eating Quint in Jaws

Sonny's death in The Godfather

The death at the end of The Wicker Man
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* Quint for sure. Hell of a scene.

* The Propeller Guy from Titanic. Gets a laugh every time!
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Originally posted by El-Kabong
* The Propeller Guy from Titanic. Gets a laugh every time!
Wilhelm Scream + Bonk = COMEDY GOLD

Wore out my A-B repeat button on that one.
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Originally posted by Smidget
Deep Blue Sea:
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Samuel L Jackson's surprising demise
Damnit! First one in gets the best in my opinion! This was probably the single greatest "WTF just happened?!" moment in film. Granted the movie blew shark balls, but it is completely worth it for this one scene!
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Also, since it's one of my favorite movies and was ranked in the top 5 according to CNN HLN....

Hans Gruber (Alan Rickman) in "Die Hard"!
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JAWS - Quint is my first choice.
Jurassic Park - T-Rex Paddock and eating the Lawyer.

Honorable mention:
Meet Joe Black - Talk about
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I have an idea. How about we only put spoilers on some of these.
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Candy Clark's death in AMITYVILLE 3-D, or anything from the FINAL DESTINATION movies.
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Here is the thread from last year:

http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthr...hreadid=289348
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Marvin in Pulp Fiction - how he died and the disposal of the body make for a most entertaining 20 or so minutes.
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Spoiler:
impalement on a carousel unicorn
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Originally posted by Matthew Chmiel

- Metal pole through the back of the head and out the mouth in Phenomena.
can't forget
Spoiler:
decapitation by large metal sheet


Let's not forget all the Omen deaths
Spoiler:

- impalement by spire
- bisection by elevator in part 2
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Originally posted by Matthew Chmiel

- Any of the deaths in Final Destination or Final Destination 2.


I can't remember if the guy dies or not but I turn my head every time I see it... the guy getting "curbed" in American History X.

Braveheart:
Spoiler:
So stupid to have to put this in a spoiler, but, William Wallace in Braveheart.


Some of the deaths in the original Crow.

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might want to leave the title out of the tag Michael, even though several of you have spoiled that for me already, but still.

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