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Posted: 28 Aug 07, 07:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"Deep Blue Sea" (Samuel L. Jackson)
Movies like "Shaft," "S.W.A.T." and "Snakes on a Plane" made money by putting the A-list star into phony danger, teasing the audience with deadly situations that everyone knew he'd escape. But at the risk of placing the words "Renny Harlin" and "genius" closer together than they should ever be, it was the flashy Finnish filmmaker who had enough guts to kill off Sam the Man just as the "Blue" plot was getting going. "You've seen how bad things can get, and how quickly they can get that way," Jackson says during the scene, taking charge of the imperiled characters. "So we're going to pull together and find a way to get out of here!" Then, out of nowhere, a genetically enhanced shark jumps up behind Jackson, making a meal of the monologue-ing megastar.

"Smokin' Aces" (Ben Affleck)
It's easy to kick the "Gigli" star while he's down, but give credit where it's due: Affleck took a role in Joe Carnahan's bullet-ridden action flick that was so small it wasn't even David Schwimmer-worthy, and then got killed off quicker than a chubby chicken at Colonel Sanders' house. To a nation of filmgoers still smarting from "Surviving Christmas," watching him die was as cool as it was therapeutic.

"Psycho" (Janet Leigh)
Like so much else in cinema, you have to credit Alfred Hitchcock with blazing the trail. After starring in films such as "Little Women," "Angels in the Outfield" and "Touch of Evil," the beautiful Leigh was well-known to audiences as a Hollywood leading lady. For "Psycho," Hitch cast Leigh hoping that fans would fall into the trap of thinking she was safe. Then he killed the sweet-smiling actress off with a shower scene so brutal that it still shocks today. But Leigh would get the last laugh: For her 45 minutes onscreen, she was nominated for an Oscar and won a Golden Globe.

"Executive Decision" (Steven Seagal)
It may be hard to believe now, but there was once a time when Steven Seagal was a major Hollywood A-lister. So imagine the shock of buying a ticket to this 1996 thriller and barely having the time to dig into your popcorn before seeing the star get sucked out the door of a fighter jet. In any second, we'll cut to the shot where he's flying through the air, deploying his parachute, right? Right? Um, congratulations, Kurt Russell, you've just become the default hero of the movie.

"Pulp Fiction" (Phil Lamarr)
He's the only non-star to make this list, although there have been dozens of other brilliant nameless-actor deaths over the years (White Boy Bob from "Out of Sight" comes to mind). But when "Pulp Fiction" was in theaters, one of the reasons it was worth seeing multiple times was because you'd know to sneak a peek at the audience as Vincent Vega (John Travolta) looked into the back seat to ask his freaked-out associate Marvin for an opinion. "Oh, man, I shot Marvin in the face!" Remember how high you jumped the first time you saw it?

"Final Destination 2" (Ali Larter)
Not only did she have to suffer through the worst character name in the history of movies (that's a subject for another article), but Clear Rivers was also one of the unlucky souls who made "the list" after avoiding Death in the first installment of the "FD" horror series. As the only survivor from the first flick, and a recognizable actor, the soon-to-be "Heroes" star seemed to be the human face of the franchise. But no sooner had a new group of death-dodgers convinced her to help them than Clear emerged from a self-imposed stay in a rubber room and blew up all over the camera! Oh, and a Best Death honorary mention also goes to Amanda Detmer, the actress hit by a bus in the first flick's most shocking moment.

"Return of the Jedi" (Yoda


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Posted: 28 Aug 07, 07:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Shocking as in main characters unexpectedly dying, or disturbingly shocking deaths?

When it comes to disturbing, Ed Norton on 'American History X' crushing that black guy's head against the curb is really disturbing.
Also Joe Pesci stabbing a guy with a pen was sick as well. Was it 'Goodfellas' or 'Casino'? I feel like both movies are the same.


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Posted: 28 Aug 07, 08:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Mr.Jingles wrote:

Shocking as in main characters unexpectedly dying, or disturbingly shocking deaths?

When it comes to disturbing, Ed Norton on 'American History X' crushing that black guy's head against the curb is really disturbing.
Also Joe Pesci stabbing a guy with a pen was sick as well. Was it 'Goodfellas' or 'Casino'? I feel like both movies are the same.

Yup...but the source is MTV...not very reliable. I bet there are more shocking death scenes around. Especially in the indie scene.


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Posted: 28 Aug 07, 08:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<b><font color="#FF1493">The Fairy King wrote:

Mr.Jingles wrote:

Shocking as in main characters unexpectedly dying, or disturbingly shocking deaths?

When it comes to disturbing, Ed Norton on 'American History X' crushing that black guy's head against the curb is really disturbing.
Also Joe Pesci stabbing a guy with a pen was sick as well. Was it 'Goodfellas' or 'Casino'? I feel like both movies are the same.

Yup...but the source is MTV...not very reliable. I bet there are more shocking death scenes around. Especially in the indie scene.


No wonder why they picked mostly a bunch of mainstream shit Hollywood movies.


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Posted: 28 Aug 07, 11:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

no mention of the King of Scotland's death in The Untouchables?
or John Hurt in Alien?
or the dude in the elevator in Damian:omen2?
peter duncan in Flash Gordon? [you have to be a blue peter fan of a certain age to understand that one]
the end of the Whicker Man?
Wingman in Top Gun?
harry conick jr in Independence Day?
Marv in Sin City?
Bambi's mother?
Sean Bean in Lord of the Rings? [i hadnt read the book so i was shocked by the death]


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Posted: 28 Aug 07, 11:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Sean Bean in Lord of the Rings? [i hadnt read the book so i was shocked by the death]


He had to die. The book is full of duty and morale, and since Boromir's loyalty had wavered, he had to repay the debt by giving his life for the Quest.


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Posted: 28 Aug 07, 12:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Boy some of those movies are not worth mentioning.

joxerthepinkmohawkpirate wrote:

no mention of the King of Scotland's death in The Untouchables?
or John Hurt in Alien?


Yes, those two definitely. Here's one for Mr. Jingles, a fan of CASINO (The pen scene)

Spider (Michael Imperioli) GOODFELLAS - Although not much character is defined for this little weasily bartender, we only start to like him when he tells Joe Pesci where to go. We'll have to wait a few more years before we see the significance of Scorsese's Spider when he joins ths cast of The Sopranos.

Not Charleton Heston (Brock Peters, others) PLANET OF THE APES - Made me wonder why they even cast anyone else with Chuck. They all die and we get to see Chuck run around for the next hour with some girl and a PLANET FULL OF APES.

Taylor (Charleton Heston) 2nd PLANET OF THE APES movie -
Nothing against James Franciscus, he held his own fine as a Heston Clone for nearly the whole movie. It was really going good. Then they had to go mind-tripping us and getting really goofy, and then Pop! Charleton Heston is there hanging around. Ten minutes later, he is shot dead.


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Posted: 28 Aug 07, 12:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don't understand how Yoda's death is "shocking".

He's 900 years old!


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Posted: 28 Aug 07, 13:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"I mean, seriously, how sad would it be if a person had to die so that I could get some DVDs that I wanted?"

What?? I hadn't read the book either but come on - Boromir was practically wearing a red shirt.


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Posted: 28 Aug 07, 13:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

No Bennett getting impaled in the chest by a pipe in Commando?

There IS no list.....without Capt. Bennett.

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Posted: 28 Aug 07, 14:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think the funniest death I've ever seen on a movie is Brad Pitt getting hit by a car in 'Meet Joe Black'.

It cracks me up everytime.


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Posted: 28 Aug 07, 14:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Bambi's mother?


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Posted: 28 Aug 07, 14:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

joxerthepinkmohawkpirate wrote:


the end of the Whicker Man?

Bambi's mother?


Yes, both of those disturbed my childhood greatly.

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Posted: 28 Aug 07, 15:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Add Mufasa of The Lion King.

Damn, I always cried when I was a kid during the part when Simba says "C'mon dad, let's go home." when he was already dead.




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Posted: 28 Aug 07, 15:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color=blue>Rick wrote:

Add Mufasa of The Lion King.

Damn, I always cried when I was a kid during the part when Simba says "C'mon dad, let's go home." when he was already dead.


AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW

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Posted: 28 Aug 07, 17:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I know that only TEN people saw it, but there's a pretty unexpected death in Serenity.


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Posted: 28 Aug 07, 18:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Speaking of Alien, what about Ellen Ripley in Alien 3? OK, there was a good bit of build up to it, but the way she "signed off" for good and her motives for doing so were particularly powerful.

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Dan Corson IX: The 800 Pound Gorilla wrote:

I know that only TEN people saw it, but there's a pretty unexpected death in Serenity.


ssh,me, you and the other 8 that have seen this movie must guard the secret with our lives!


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Posted: 28 Aug 07, 19:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Nathan wrote:

Speaking of Alien, what about Ellen Ripley in Alien 3? OK, there was a good bit of build up to it, but the way she "signed off" for good and her motives for doing so were particularly powerful.


it would of been ok if she hadnt of come back a few years later in alien:resurection


isnt innuendo an italian suppository?

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Posted: 28 Aug 07, 20:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The scene with the photographer being decapitated on 'The Omen' is some gruesome shit.


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