Small Details In Famous Death Scenes That Fans Noticed

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Vote up the coolest details fans noticed in major death scenes.

It is without a doubt that several of the most memorable movies are that way partly because of an extremely iconic death scene. Now, movie buffs are turning to Reddit to expose several death scene details that many viewers missed initially.

These famous death scenes are from movies ranging from big-budget blockbusters to beloved horror classics. Some of the details are more surprising than others, but all of them contain the capacity to give the reader new insight into some infamous movie death scenes. 


  • 1
    74 VOTES

    A Genuine Reaction In 'Die Hard'

    From Redditor u/Jwgt32:

    In Die Hard (1988), when filming Gruber’s death scene, Rickman was told he would be dropped on the count of three. The director counted to two before dropping him, making his reaction genuine.

    74 votes
  • 2
    51 VOTES

    Got What Was Coming To Him In 'Guardians of the Galaxy 2'

    From Redditor u/ThnderGunExprs:

    In Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Ego tells Peter that he put the deadly tumor in his mother's brain - Ego's death mirrors this as the Guardians put a bomb on his brain.

    51 votes
  • 3
    41 VOTES

    That's Definitely The Same Sword In 'Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End'

    From an anonymous Redditor:

    In Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, Davy Jones stabs Will Turner with the same sword Turner presents to the Governor at the beginning of Curse of the Black Pearl.

    41 votes
  • 4
    63 VOTES

    And He Never Took Them Off In 'Lord of the Ring: The Fellowship of the Ring'

    From Redditor u/ImTheTroutman:

    In LOTR The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), after Boromir's death, Aragorn puts on his bracers as a way to honor him. He'll wear them for the rest of the trilogy.

    63 votes
  • 5
    39 VOTES

    That Subtle X In 'The Departed'

    From Redditor u/CapeEpac:

    In the 2005 movie The Departed, there is a subtle 'X' sign in every character's death scene.

    39 votes
  • 6
    45 VOTES

    Oranges Represent Death In 'The Godfather'

    From Redditor u/damnWarEagle:

    In The Godfather, oranges appear whenever a death is about to occur.

    When the Godfather gets shot in the street, he's buying oranges, which scatter on the ground as he falls. When Vito dies at the very end, it's while peeling an orange and putting the rind in his mouth to make funny faces at his grandson. Before the horse head shows up in Jack Woltz's bed, we see an orange at the table where he eats dinner with Tom Hagen. Oranges show up at the meeting with the five families, near the mob bosses who will later be whacked.

    My favorite - and one that is often missed - is the billboard for Florida oranges right before Sonny gets gunned down in his car.

    45 votes