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What are some great unexpected good guy deaths in movies? [SPOLERS]

  • 21-04-2023 11:40pm
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    DiCaprio's death in the Departed was pretty shocking. Also Martin Sheen's death in the same movie, while not as shocking, was still very sudden. I was like no please not Martin Sheen!

    Maybe doesn't have to be a good guy exactly, but perhaps a likeable character you're rooting for.



  • Registered Users Posts: 5,549 ✭✭✭LambshankRedemption

    I agree on both of them!

    Di Caprio related - Dr Shultz in Django Unchained.

  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 90,889 Mod ✭✭✭✭Capt'n Midnight

    The raft was big enough for Rose and Jack.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,679 ✭✭✭fluke

    I would say the son's death in The King's Man. Sort of comes out of left field.

  • Registered Users Posts: 17,849 ✭✭✭✭silverharp

    Neil Perry in the Dead Poet's Society

    A belief in gender identity involves a level of faith as there is nothing tangible to prove its existence which, as something divorced from the physical body, is similar to the idea of a soul. - Colette Colfer

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,866 ✭✭✭dominatinMC

    Ricky (Boyz n the Hood). Maybe a bit expected, as there was some foreshadowing, but he's definitely a good guy.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,877 ✭✭✭micar

    Brad Pitt in Meet Joe Black ...... does that one count?

  • Registered Users Posts: 353 ✭✭Moghead

    Samuel L Jackson in Deep Blue Sea

  • Registered Users Posts: 10,794 ✭✭✭✭Electric Nitwit

    For subverting a cliche and spending a load of time setting up a joke, the X-Force parachute jump in Deadpool 2 is hard to beat 🤣

  • Registered Users Posts: 13,331 ✭✭✭✭dastardly00

    Steven Segal's character dying so early in Executive Decision

  • Registered Users Posts: 16,486 ✭✭✭✭nullzero

    Saved the movie from too much Segal.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,154 ✭✭✭rednik

    William Petersen's character Richard Chance in To Live and Die in LA.

  • Registered Users Posts: 14,148 ✭✭✭✭Lemming

    Transformers: The Movie: the deaths of so many transformers in the first thirty minutes, not to mention Optimus Prime. As a kid in the 1980s that was shocking.

    Robotech: The Macross Saga: Roy Fokkers death, and towards the end of the series, almost the entirety of the bridge crew of the SDF-1 being killed off in one go.

    Serenity: Wash & Shepard Book

    Pulp Fiction: the black kid, Marvin, shot in the back of the car. Inconsequential character but it is so abrupt and without warning.

  • Posts: 1,539 ✭✭✭ [Deleted User]

    If it counts, Sam, Will Smith's german shepard in "I Am Legend".

    The character of Finnick Odair in the final Hunger Games movie. (Mockingjay Pt.2). Played by Sam Claflin. Eaten by lizard mutants.

    Both movies coincidentally directed by Francis Lawrence.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,933 ✭✭✭tesla_newbie

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,932 ✭✭✭Conall Cernach

    Not sure if Newt and Hicks in Alien 3 count as they didn't even get a chance to appear.

    Kyle Reese in The Terminator.

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,733 ✭✭✭Duckworth_Luas

    Highsmith and Danson in The Other Guys!

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,463 ✭✭✭thinkabouit

    When Gandalf falls & that epic solo starts.

  • Registered Users Posts: 14,148 ✭✭✭✭Lemming

    Writing off those two characters - who were so integral to the success of the second film - really hurt the franchise imo. Felt like such a lazy, writer hack way to remove characters.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,141 ✭✭✭mobby

    Paul Newman in Hombre is, IMHO one of the great westerns.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,388 ✭✭✭MfMan

    LDC can never die soon enough in any movie for me - as someone said above, saves us from having to watch too much of him.

    Frank Sinatra in Von Ryan's Express,

    Steve McQueen in The Sand Pebbles ("I was home. What happened? What the hell happened?")

    or, more abruptly, Mark Ruffalo in Collateral

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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,399 ✭✭✭StevenToast

    Sean Connery in the Untouchables....

    "Don't piss down my back and tell me it's raining." - Fletcher

  • Registered Users Posts: 20,114 ✭✭✭✭2smiggy

    Another vote for The Rock and Samuel L Jackson in The Other Guys !! Was not expecting that, and makes me laugh every time I see it

    Aim for the bushes !!!

    Edit - Samuel L Jackson, not Ice T !!

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,735 ✭✭✭El Gato De Negocios

    Drew Barrymore in Scream has to be up there with unexpected deaths, certainly the timing of it anyway.

  • Registered Users Posts: 18,098 ✭✭✭✭RobbingBandit

    The Illuminati scene in Dr Strange and the Multiverse ok not good guys but damn epic death scenes

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,290 ✭✭✭BruteStock

    Charlie Sheen - Young Guns

    Lightfoot - Thunderbolt And Lightfoot

    DiCaprio - The Quick And The Dead

    Christian Bale - 3/10 To Yuma

    Hemsworth - Cabin In The Woods

    King Tommen - 1917

    Donnie - The Big Lebowski

    Walken - The Deer Hunter

    Josh Brolin - NCFOM

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,866 ✭✭✭dominatinMC

    Goose in Top Gun

  • Registered Users Posts: 10,501 ✭✭✭✭Slydice

    Platoon - Willem Dafoe as Sgt. Elias

  • Registered Users Posts: 903 ✭✭✭thegame983

    Kevin spacey in LA Confidential

  • Registered Users Posts: 9,691 ✭✭✭buried

    Dick Halloran in The Shining

    "You have disgraced yourselves again" - W. B. Yeats

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  • Registered Users Posts: 18,993 ✭✭✭✭Tony EH

    On the contrary, I think it added to Ripley's tragic arc. Just as Ripley had gained another chance at being a mum, it was ripped from her due to the nemesis she faces in the trilogy. In a way it strengthened her character.

    In any case, there was nowhere to go with regards to Newt and Hicks. We already saw that story in 'Aliens'.