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Old 09-28-11, 09:08 PM
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Best rescue-action scenes

Just re-watched Donner's Superman and I still find the helicopter scene where Superman rescues Lois Lane riveting.

Can you name action scenes from past movies which involve rescuing that you still find an absolute thrill?

Bryan Singer's Superman Returns where Superman saves the plane and True Lies where Schwarzenegger saves Jamie Lee Curtis in that car chase comes to mind.
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Old 09-28-11, 09:14 PM
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Morpheus' rescue in The Matrix was the first I thought of.
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Star Trek (2009)
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when Spock is about to eat a hundred missiles and the Enterprise warps in.
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Old 09-28-11, 10:13 PM
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Another great rescue scene from True Lies
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When Arnold rescues his daughter
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Leon

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When Mathilda is held at the police station. Short, sweet and bold.


Taxi Driver -- you know the scene.
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Old 09-28-11, 11:06 PM
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Leon

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When Mathilda is held at the police station. Short, sweet and bold.


Taxi Driver -- you know the scene.
Yeah..that was what I first thought of as well.
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Lethal Weapon 2-Saving Joe Pesci
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Old 09-28-11, 11:54 PM
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Beginning of Cliffhanger.
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Old 09-28-11, 11:55 PM
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Helicopter rescue scene in Perfect Storm.
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Old 09-29-11, 12:34 AM
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Kick-Ass (2010)

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Old 09-29-11, 02:17 AM
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RAMBO 2 where Rambo rescues the p.o.w s.
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Old 09-29-11, 02:51 AM
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Big Trouble in Little China, it's got three of em!
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"Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue" was full of such scenes.

From movies, I'd choose Hayao Miyazaki's LAPUTA: CASTLE IN THE SKY (aka CASTLE IN THEY SKY, 1986) and the scene where Pazu makes that daring rescue of Sheeta from the burning fortress. And let's not forget Kiki's flying broomstick rescue of Tombo in Miyazaki's next film, KIKI'S DELIVERY SERVICE (1989).

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Black Hawk Down.

Even though the rescue failed.
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Old 09-29-11, 12:59 PM
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Luke rescuing Han, Leia, and Chewie in JEDI.
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Originally Posted by Fist of Doom View Post
Another great rescue scene from True Lies
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When Arnold rescues his daughter
Yup'. First one I thought of. The Florida Keys scene was good too.
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Old 09-29-11, 01:37 PM
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Well.. it does lead up to saving the babies.
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Old 09-29-11, 01:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Cardiac161 View Post
Just re-watched Donner's Superman and I still find the helicopter scene where Superman rescues Lois Lane riveting.

Can you name action scenes from past movies which involve rescuing that you still find an absolute thrill?

Bryan Singer's Superman Returns where Superman saves the plane and True Lies where Schwarzenegger saves Jamie Lee Curtis in that car chase comes to mind.
Blackhawk down.

And it was True Story.
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Old 09-29-11, 01:59 PM
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Black Hawk Down.

Even though the rescue failed.
Well there were several rescues, only one of them failed..but even the one that failed..did it really fail?
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Helicopter rescue scene in Perfect Storm.
Agreed.
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Well.. it does lead up to saving the babies.
yes...yes it does. If only we'd get a great US BD of it. Not even DVD had that. One day...we'll get a damn fine version of that great film. One day.
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yes...yes it does. If only we'd get a great US BD of it. Not even DVD had that. One day...we'll get a damn fine version of that great film. One day.
I remember being so lucky as to order the Criterion DVD when it first came out.
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Old 09-29-11, 07:45 PM
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The elevator rescue scene at the beginning of Speed is great.

The ending of The Last of the Mohicans, when Hawkeye and his brother and father race up the mountainside to rescue Cora from Magua.
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The ending of The Last of the Mohicans, when Hawkeye and his brother and father race up the mountainside to rescue Cora from Magua.
Fucking music makes that sequence. Love that whole section.
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Russell Means will fuck you up.
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