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Old 10-26-10, 05:21 PM
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We Hardly Knew Thee: Short Screen Time, Potent Death(SPOILERS)

I have seen many movies where I was moved by the death of a character, despite the fact that they didn't have much screen time. In fact, their role was so small it could barely be considered a supporting role. However, when they died, it still struck a chord and I was sorry to see them go.

Examples:

Mouse in The Matrix- he might have looked strange, but I thought he was very likeable. Hated to see him go.

Hakken/Big Germanic Guy in Gladiator- not in too much of the movie, but I found him a fun character with what little he had.

Pa Kent in Superman- this is the big one for me. He's in the movie for about all of three minutes, if that. However, the scene where he's racing young Clark and then suddenly grabs his hand and matter of factly says: "Oh no.." is very saddening. You have seen little of this man, but his death still packs a wallop.

EDIT: let me clarify short screen time. This disqualifies roles similar to Marion Crane/Janet Leigh's part in Psycho.
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Re: We Hardly Knew Thee: Short Screen Time, Potent Death(SPOILERS)

Any big-breasted girl in a Friday the 13th movie
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Re: We Hardly Knew Thee: Short Screen Time, Potent Death(SPOILERS)

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Any big-breasted girl in a Friday the 13th movie

Made more potent by the fact we never see them in anymore in horror.
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Re: We Hardly Knew Thee: Short Screen Time, Potent Death(SPOILERS)

Scream:

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Re: We Hardly Knew Thee: Short Screen Time, Potent Death(SPOILERS)

The Wild Bunch:


Probably my most favorite sick @$$hole ever. His last line is, IMO, one of the greatest ever spoken.
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Re: We Hardly Knew Thee: Short Screen Time, Potent Death(SPOILERS)

Marvin in Pulp Fiction pretty much owns this.
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Re: We Hardly Knew Thee: Short Screen Time, Potent Death(SPOILERS)

Does Dennis Hopper in True Romance count? Cuz if so...

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Re: We Hardly Knew Thee: Short Screen Time, Potent Death(SPOILERS)

Ron Jeremy in Killing Zoe, He didnt even get his cock out before he was blown away
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Re: We Hardly Knew Thee: Short Screen Time, Potent Death(SPOILERS)

Steven Seagal in "Executive Decision"
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Re: We Hardly Knew Thee: Short Screen Time, Potent Death(SPOILERS)

In Feast...
Spoiler:
Eric Dane's character. "I'm the guy that's gonna save your ass!"
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Re: We Hardly Knew Thee: Short Screen Time, Potent Death(SPOILERS)

Appaloosa
Spoiler:
Marshall Bell and his deputies, gunned down by Jeremy Irons.


Raiders of the Lost Ark
Spoiler:
Do I really need to spoilerize this? The big swordsman that Jones nonchalantly shoots. That's the death that people talk about most.


It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World
Spoiler:
Jimmy Durante dies, setting off the hunt.


Edward Scissorhands
Spoiler:
Vincent Price


Jaws
Spoiler:
Chrissie Watkins goes skinny dipping, becomes the famous first victim. I guess Alex Kintner could be a choice here as well.
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Re: We Hardly Knew Thee: Short Screen Time, Potent Death(SPOILERS)

Not sure if this qualifies (Predators)
Spoiler:
but Laurence Fishburne was only in it maybe 10-minutes (max) before getting killed by a Predator.
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Re: We Hardly Knew Thee: Short Screen Time, Potent Death(SPOILERS)

Originally Posted by TheMovieman View Post
Not sure if this qualifies (Predators)
Spoiler:
but Laurence Fishburne was only in it maybe 10-minutes (max) before getting killed by a Predator.
pft....how about
Spoiler:
Danny Trejo?


that film needed a lot more of him for sure. Maybe for the sequel.
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Re: We Hardly Knew Thee: Short Screen Time, Potent Death(SPOILERS)

Hopper definitely counts. In fact, a lot of characters in QT related movies could count as he seldom undewrites anyone.
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Re: We Hardly Knew Thee: Short Screen Time, Potent Death(SPOILERS)

Originally Posted by Solid Snake PAC View Post
pft....how about
Spoiler:
Danny Trejo?


that film needed a lot more of him for sure. Maybe for the sequel.
Yeah, that's very true.
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Re: We Hardly Knew Thee: Short Screen Time, Potent Death(SPOILERS)

The Godfather
Spoiler:
Luca Brasi - Such a cool character, tough looking dude. When you see him die, then you KNOW that something big is going down.

Sonny - I didn't know he was going to die so early
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Re: We Hardly Knew Thee: Short Screen Time, Potent Death(SPOILERS)

The Hurt Locker

Spoiler:
Guy Pearce


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Spoiler:
Ralph Fiennes

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