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Old 07-30-07, 11:21 AM
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Best single punch in a movie?

You know what I'm talking about - the villian is standing there, thinking he's got the upper hand. The hero balls his fist, rears back and lays him out with one triumphant blow!

I was watching Wedding Crashers again this weekend and, I have to say, Vince Vaughn knocking Bradley Cooper on his ass not only looks extremely painful, but is an extremely satisfying moment all around.

So what's your favorite single punch?

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George McFly to Biff Tannen
Old 07-30-07, 11:26 AM
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Friday, even though the "good guy" gets KTFO.


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Old 07-30-07, 11:28 AM
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Rocky knocking down Apollo Creed out of nowhere in the first film. The punch is at the 4:00 mark:

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Old 07-30-07, 11:33 AM
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This year: Optimus Prime's close up slo mo uppercut causing Bonecrusher's optical sensors to bug out and his face to distort.
Old 07-30-07, 11:39 AM
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James Cameron's The Abyss:

During the tense fight between Navy Seal Coffey (Biehn) & oil-rig driller Bud (Harris) where it was quite obvious who's gonna get his ass kicked, Bud's friend sneaks up behind Coffey and gives him a wallop of a punch.
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What's Love Got To Do With It


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Originally Posted by Cardiac161
James Cameron's The Abyss:
Ya beat me to it. Great moment in the film.
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Originally Posted by dick_grayson
George McFly to Biff Tannen
My first thought too.
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The Abyss and McFly were my first two thoughts.

I see nobody has yet mentioned Will Smith decking an alien in Independence Day.
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also, the one in the beginning of Way of the Gun to Sarah Silverman was pretty good.
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Originally Posted by dick_grayson
also, the one in the beginning of Way of the Gun to Sarah Silverman was pretty good.
I need to watch that movie again - I own it but have only watched it once.
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Originally Posted by dick_grayson
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Agreed. Because it means so much more than just a punch.
Old 07-30-07, 01:24 PM
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Originally Posted by dick_grayson
also, the one in the beginning of Way of the Gun to Sarah Silverman was pretty good.
That was hilarious, just because it was so unexpected.

Too bad the rest of the movie sucked.
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I always liked the one in Die Hard

"Did you get that...?"
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Dude the punch in Raging Bull is so brutal its amazing.
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I didn't even need to hit play. As soon as I saw the horse I knew what was coming.
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....annnd CharlieK stole my answer...

Others:

Gary Busey decking James Woods in "Point Break" ("respect for my elders")

Adam Goldberg in "Dazed and Confused" (who, to be fair, then proceeds directly to getting his ass kicked by the punchee)
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Friday the 13th part 8: Jason Takes Manhattan

Jason vs. Token

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I've always loved the punch that introduces Harrison Ford in "Last Crusade":

Young Indy gives Cross of Coranado back to tomb raider.

"You lost today kid, but that doesn't mean you have to like it".

Tomb raider puts hat on Young Indy as he lowers his head.

Head raised up to reveal Harrison Ford Indy in 1938.

Harrison smiles at camera.

THWAP! Gets slugged across face.
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Not from a movie but she lands a pretty solid smack...


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