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 Posted:   Nov 13, 2010 - 6:06 AM   
 By:   Adam B.   (Member)

I never enjoy cruel killing methods in movies nor in reality. Regardless of whether the victim is hero or villain.

There are non-violent comeuppances. Jimmy Serrano finally being arrested at the end of MIDNIGHT RUN. The diner bully being humiliated by Superman at the end of SUPERMAN II.

 
 Posted:   Nov 13, 2010 - 9:49 AM   
 By:   SBD   (Member)

Max Cady...Played by Mitchum and De Niro in CAPE FEAR. Glad they died.

Cady never died.

1962 - Bowden had him at gunpoint and told him that he'd rot in jail.

1991 - The piece of boat that Cady was cuffed to swept him out to sea just before Bowden could crush his head with a rock.


I also agree with John Cassavetes in THE FURY. Wow. Williams, Hirsch and the effects team earned their paychecks with that ending.

 
 Posted:   Nov 13, 2010 - 12:18 PM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

I have to say I quite enjoyed Justin Bieber getting killed by the old one, Cthulhu.

 
 Posted:   Nov 13, 2010 - 12:26 PM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

Max Cady...Played by Mitchum and De Niro in CAPE FEAR. Glad they died.

Cady never died.

1991 - The piece of boat that Cady was cuffed to swept him out to sea just before Bowden could crush his head with a rock.


So he didn't die after getting submerged below the water? Can he hold his breath indefinitely?

As for me, Hopper in A Bug's Life got a surprisingly gruesome send-off for a G-rated Disney flick. eek

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 13, 2010 - 6:13 PM   
 By:   John McMasters   (Member)

Re: "M" Lorre is just amazing in that final sequence -- and while I suppose that hand reaching down isn't all that spectacular -- somehow the composition of that shot -- coming after his hysterical breakdown in front of the "court" -- and his bland reaction always sends very complicated shivers down my spine. But Ebab is right, it is not really a demise as I stated.

 
 Posted:   Nov 14, 2010 - 6:23 AM   
 By:   SBD   (Member)

Max Cady...Played by Mitchum and De Niro in CAPE FEAR. Glad they died.

Cady never died.

1991 - The piece of boat that Cady was cuffed to swept him out to sea just before Bowden could crush his head with a rock.


So he didn't die after getting submerged below the water? Can he hold his breath indefinitely?


Perhaps not, but the guy survived a lighter fluid cocktail to the face, so who knows?

 
 Posted:   Nov 14, 2010 - 7:36 AM   
 By:   Stefancos   (Member)

Alex in A Clockwork Orange.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 14, 2010 - 8:40 AM   
 By:   Cryogenix   (Member)

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 Posted:   Nov 14, 2010 - 8:55 AM   
 By:   TominAtl   (Member)

Hans Gruber falling to his death in "Die Hard". Its a slow mo shot that works and the look on his face is priceless.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 14, 2010 - 6:00 PM   
 By:   Octoberman   (Member)

Heh-heh. "Willy Wonka" is chock full of 'em. Take yer pick!

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 14, 2010 - 6:12 PM   
 By:   Odlicno   (Member)

Bernie Bernbaum in Millr's Crossing. Gabriel Byrne is brilliant. John Turturro is wonderfully slimey

"Look into you heart, Tommy! Look into your heart!"

"What heart?"

Bang.

Slump.

Very satisfying. smile

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 14, 2010 - 7:14 PM   
 By:   Ryan Brennan   (Member)

Max Cady...Played by Mitchum and De Niro in CAPE FEAR. Glad they died.

I was going to bring up Robert Mitchum in CAPE FEAR, too. He doesn't die. And that's what's satisfying. His worst fear is going back to prison. He wants Gregory Peck to kill him. When Peck holds off, deciding that prison would be a worse punishment, you can see in Mitchum's eyes that Peck is correct.

 
 Posted:   Nov 14, 2010 - 7:36 PM   
 By:   Adam B.   (Member)

THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION - Warden Norton realizes he has been set up by Andy Dufresne. Revenge from a distance.

 
 Posted:   Nov 14, 2010 - 7:42 PM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION - Warden Norton realizes he has been set up by Andy Dufresne. Revenge from a distance.

"I suppose the last thing to go through Norton's mind -- aside from that bullet -- was just how Andy Dufresne could have gotten the better of him."

 
 Posted:   Nov 15, 2010 - 9:47 AM   
 By:   gone   (Member)

One of the odder 'Comeuppances' was visited upon a lawyer (who was a bit of a sleezebag, but not a true villain) in the first Jurrasic Park. He runs into a restroom to escape T-Rex and finds that is not ample cover. The collapse of the 'house of cards' out-building borders on the comical.

Spielberg must have been venting some recent lawyer experiences, or something.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 15, 2010 - 11:39 AM   
 By:   Vermithrax Pejorative   (Member)

Timothy Dalton's spike through the lower jaw and out the mouth in HOT FUZZ always makes me wince.

 
 Posted:   Nov 15, 2010 - 6:33 PM   
 By:   David Sones (Allardyce)   (Member)

Most of my favs have been mentioned...

Hans Gruber (Die Hard)
Dick Jones (Robocop)
Dr. Childress (The Fury)
Max Zorin (A View to a Kill)

and with those I would add...

Jerry Dandridge (Fright Night)
Conal Cochran (Halloween III: Season of the Witch)
Buffalo Bill (The Silence of the Lambs)
Bill (Kill Bill)

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 15, 2010 - 6:48 PM   
 By:   filmusicnow   (Member)

I have to say I quite enjoyed Justin Bieber getting killed by the old one, Cthulhu.



I like this one, but why is the image backward?

 
 Posted:   Nov 15, 2010 - 6:53 PM   
 By:   Adam B.   (Member)

CREEPSHOW - Upson Pratt has a unique demise. Death by cockroach!

....and Billie (Adrienne Barbeau) meets her "toothy" end.

 
 Posted:   Nov 15, 2010 - 8:27 PM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

CREEPSHOW - Upson Pratt has a unique demise. Death by cockroach!

Even better, Leslie Nielsen's evil billionaire.

"I CAN HOLD MY BREATH...FOR A LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONG TIME!!!" big grin

 
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