Take a look at this interesting list of bad guys deaths scenes – the best of the big screens, not-so-happy…but always ball-clenching endings.
“The Godfather” (1972) – Death Toll
Sonny (James Caan) gets spectacularly snuffed when he leaves the Corleone compound and hits the highway to go into Manhattan and kick the crap out of brother-in-law Carlo for beating up his sister, Connie. Sadly, the toll booth traffic proves a lot tougher than usual when hot-headed Sonny gets sandwiched between two sedans whose wheelmen hop out with machine guns and unload enough lead into his La Bonza to rebuild Baghdad and leave him look like puddle of bloody Bolognese sauce on the side of the road.
“Bonnie & Clyde” (1967) – Slow Going
The scene that made slow-motion a staple for cinematic sausage grinders…er, auteurs…like legendary director, Arthur Penn. Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway play the sociopathic Sonny and Cher who are ambushed by machine-gun-happy G-men on the side of a quiet country road after being flagged down by the double-crossing dad of one of their crooked cronies. When they stop the car, a ton of tommy-gun barrels pop out of the bushes and open up on the soon to be very dead duo…making them bounce around the screen like David Byrne on methamphetamines. The scene lasts for a full 30-seconds that feels more like three hours before their bullet-riddled carcasses slide down the side of the sedan like a pair of popped, blood-stuffed water balloons.
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