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Best climax scene for a movie? (movie spoilers abound here)


The best climax scene for me was towards the end of Training Day when Denzel Washington started loosing it during that chase of Ethan Hawke through the projects. I just love when he says "King Kong ain't got **** on me." After that was his falldown... It's too bad he won an oscar playing a bad guy. Don't get me wrong, he did deserve it for that movie, but he had good roles in other movies too.

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I've always liked the climax to The Last of the Mohicans, with the fight on the cliff-face. Once that music kicks in and they leave the village, it's stunning. I can recall every moment vividly.
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In the movie 'Lord of the Flies' when all the kids start going crazy.
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I thought this was going to be a whole different topic
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This all reminds me of my favorite film, the delightful romp Battlestar Orgasmica.

By the way, that is a real movie title, and no, I swear I haven't seen it. Seriously.
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This all reminds me of my favorite film, the delightful romp Battlestar Orgasmica.

By the way, that is a real movie title, and no, I swear I haven't seen it. Seriously.
That's a good idea for a new thread on the Just for Fun board.

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"What's your favorite _________ that you've never seen?"
Oh wow...so many. If we're talking about non-adult films, it would be The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0057181/

The runner-up is Monsters Crash the Pajama Partyhttp://www.imdb.com/title/tt0059466/
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The 'House of the Rising Sun' sequence followed by the baseball bat beatings in Casino.

The 'Layla' sequence in Goodfellas

Vincenzo Coccotti versus Clifford Worley in True Romance (This wasn't at the end of the film, but it was the climax. It just kept going in the vain hope of multiples)

Se7en. 'Conventions, David, become wrath'

The end of The Usual Suspects

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Oh, and

Jake La Motta vs Sugar Ray Robinson - Raging Bull

John Matrix vs Bennet - Commando
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I went totally off topic here-

I'd have to say the final scenes of Fight Club. I hadn't read the book first, so it came as a surprise as I managed to not detect that Tyler+Narrator were the same person (I guess I was never my momma's smart boy).
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I remember seeing Disney's Pinocchio in the movie theatre when I was very young.

Pinocchio and Geppeto are stuck inside the belly of the great whale, Monstro. They figure out that the only way to escape is to build a fire that will make the whale sneeze. They get stuck inside the whale's throat and Geppeto gets so discouraged that he gives up, "We will never get out of here!" and starts saying his goodbyes because he knows they are going to die. Pinocchio is ashamed that his lying and bad behavior is what got them into this situation in the first place, but Geppeto forgives him. Suddenly, Pinocchio looks at Geppeto and says, "I hate you, father!" "I wish I never came looking for you here!" Geppeto is hurt and in disbelief, but suddenly he realizes that Pinocchio is lying to him on purpose to make his nose grow! His nose grows so big that it opens up the throat of the giant whale and they are able to escape.

That scene was so heartwrenching and showed much love. However, when I got the movie on video, that scene was edited out. I was so angry that those [email protected] at Disney removed the best scene in the movie.
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You guys need to get your minds out of the gutter . But while we are in the gutter, those movies all end in the same way anything which gets boring after awhile. As Alex might as from "A Clockwork Orange", the "in-out" gets boring after awhile.

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You guys need to get your minds out of the gutter . But while we are in the gutter, those movies all end in the same way anything which gets boring after awhile. As Alex might as from "A Clockwork Orange", the "in-out" gets boring after awhile.
So, following his example, we should beat up bums instead?

Sorry-that's such a great movie, I had to add something.
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The Godfather baptism scene is pretty awesome.

Old Boy has pretty nice climax too with the reveal through a photo album along with the music, laser pointer and all the stuff afterwards.

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The "My name is Neo" scene from the Matrix is pretty cool. One of my favourite (movie) climaxes
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i would have to say the final scene in the ORIGINAL(and only one that matters-remake included) Planet of the Apes. if you have not seen this movie, see it. if you have seen the movie...you'll probably want to see it again. the ending has been spoofed countless times(the simpsons, etc), and deservedly so. it is a huge part of pop-culture, and it has a message.

another would be Goodfellas. near the end of the movie(cued wonderfully by the end piano piece of Eric Clapton's Layla), when Henry Hill's life starts spiralling out of control. the movie takes a very dark turn at this point. no longer are we watching a 'fun' gangster movie...we are now thrown into how sick and twisted a life in organized crime really is.
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This all reminds me of my favorite film, the delightful romp Battlestar Orgasmica..
btw....i know of this film as well. a number of STUNNING climaxes in this one. not for everybody though.....oh get your heads out of the trash. i have not seen it, but i did work in a video store and it rented quite often....so did it's many sequels...lol
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can't go past Se7en. best ending/climax.
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