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30 Movie Death Scenes That Are So Wrong They're Right

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    Some cinematic death scenes are so emotional and tragic, you can't help but cry. Some involve profound final words or images of a life well spent. Some involve violence that torments you for days.

    Then there are those other death scenes. The ones where the victim takes half an hour to die so he or she can sing a little ditty or deliver a soliloquy. The ones where the screams and body spasms are just too much. The ones where John Travolta and Nic Cage are involved.

    We don't mean to laugh in the face of death, but it really can't be helped as far as these films are concerned. Brace yourself for scenery-chewing, over-acting, exploding bodies, and villains who just won't go toward the light. Click on...if you daaaaaare!

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    Bülent Kayabaş, Karateci Kiz (Karate Girl) (1973)
    Famed for including the worst death scene of all time, this 1973 Turkish film features a very vocal villain who just won't die.

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    Yaphet Kotto, Live and Let Die (1973)
    To paraphrase the theory of Chekov's gun, if you show a shark-gun pellet that causes objects to inflate and explode in the first act, it will probably be force-fed into the villain's mouth in the following one.

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    Ronald Lacey & Paul Freeman, Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
    We haven't gone near an open flame since. Also, why don't the eyeglasses melt?

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    Christopher George, Enter the Ninja (1981)
    "Wow, that really hurt! Why meeeeeeeeee?" Fin.

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    Carter Wong, Big Trouble in Little China (1986)
    Apparently, it is possible to become so enraged that you explode. We don't recommend it.