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« on: March 30, 2009, 02:35:24 PM »

This is not one of the Top 100 lists, because it's not really opinion based.  But I am curious about how many movies have the hero dying at the end of them. The hero or at least main character doesn't have to lose per say, just one where they die.
Some of the ones Im thinking of
Armagedden Bruce Willis dies
Rommel (or whatever his name was) from SideHackers
Old Yeller from Old Yeller
The little girl from Pan Labyrinth
Denzeil Washington from Fallen

Can anyone think of more?
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« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2009, 02:38:07 PM »

Wiliiam Petersen's character in "To Live & Die In L.A."
Alec Baldwin's character in "Miami Blues"
Mickey Rourke's character in "Johnny Handsome"
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« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2009, 02:50:08 PM »

ALIEN 3
TERMINATOR 2

Lots of the good ol' ganster films, often going out with a great line, including:
LITTLE CAESAR (1931) Edward G. Robinson: "Mother of mercy! Is this the end of Rico?"
THE PUBLIC ENEMY (1931) James Cagney: "I ain't so tough!"
WHITE HEAT (1949) Cagney again:  "Top o' the world, ma!"

And there's CITIZEN KANE, where the main character dies in the first scene.
Orson Welles: "Rosebud!"   Smile

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« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2009, 02:55:57 PM »

SPOILERS AHEAD!

* 11 of the 12 members of the DIRTY DOZEN
* Clint Eastwood in GRAN TORINO
* Al Pacino in INSOMNIA
* Clive Owen in CHILDREN OF MEN
* Neville / Morgan in I AM LEGEND / OMEGA MAN / LAST MAN ON EARTH
* George C. Scott in THE HINDENBURG
* Steve McQueen in HELL IS FOR HEROES
* Steve McQueen in THE SAND PEBBLES
* John Wayne in THE COWBOYS
* Kurt Russell and Keith David in THE THING (although, we don't actually see them die)

The list is endless . . .
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« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2009, 02:57:21 PM »


And there's CITIZEN KANE, where the main character dies in the first scene.
Orson Welles: "Rosebud!"   Smile

I wouldn't say he's a hero, though.  He's pretty much a bastard.
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« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2009, 02:58:53 PM »

The Orphanage.
I am Legend
The Fly
Pans Labyrinth.
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« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2009, 03:07:07 PM »

How did we get this far without mentioning "They Live"?

Rowdy Roddy Piper dies seconds after revealing the aliens' presence on Earth.
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« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2009, 03:09:31 PM »

Al Pacino in "Scarface".

Also, there's Tim Robbins in "Jacob's Ladder" and Treat Williams & Joe Piscopo in "Dead Heat" (although, both are technically undead at the end).  TeddyR

Don't forget the most infamous one of all.......Duane Jones in NOTLD.
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« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2009, 03:12:51 PM »


And there's CITIZEN KANE, where the main character dies in the first scene.
Orson Welles: "Rosebud!"   Smile

I wouldn't say he's a hero, though.  He's pretty much a bastard.

WingedSerpent did qualify "or at least main character"...



...so there!  Twirling

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« Reply #9 on: March 30, 2009, 03:20:21 PM »

Silent Hill...I think...
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« Reply #10 on: March 30, 2009, 03:24:46 PM »

Silent Hill...I think...

Yeah...your guess is a good as mine when it comes to that movie.
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« Reply #11 on: March 30, 2009, 07:16:15 PM »


And there's CITIZEN KANE, where the main character dies in the first scene.
Orson Welles: "Rosebud!"   Smile

I wouldn't say he's a hero, though.  He's pretty much a bastard.

WingedSerpent did qualify "or at least main character"...



...so there!  Twirling

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Once again, I failed to read carefully before replying.  This is another reason why I'll never amount to anything.   Bluesad
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« Reply #12 on: March 30, 2009, 07:34:57 PM »


And there's CITIZEN KANE, where the main character dies in the first scene.
Orson Welles: "Rosebud!"   Smile


I wouldn't say he's a hero, though.  He's pretty much a bastard.


WingedSerpent did qualify "or at least main character"...



...so there!  Twirling

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« Reply #13 on: March 30, 2009, 07:43:57 PM »

Raff, as a fellow Polonia fan you just reminded me of all the characters out of THE BLOOD RED PLANET, who die (The heroes, heroically ^_^ ).

And since I called you Raff, I was reminded of THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW where, not the "main" characters per se, but the most memorable ones die.

Finally, since I saw the several mentions of immoral gangsters dying, I'll mention that the more moral hero Carlito Brigante dies at the end of Carlito's Way :(
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« Reply #14 on: March 30, 2009, 08:15:51 PM »

VON RYAN'S EXPRESS (1965)
FROM HERE TO ETERNITY (1953)
A PLACE IN THE SUN (1951)
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