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Joel Polis' death in The Thing

Joel Polis (1951 - )

Film Deaths[]

  • The Thing (1982) [Fuchs]: The cause of Joel's (off-screen) death is left ambiguous - he's either burned after being killed by the alien, accidentally sets fire to himself with his flare during a struggle, or intentionally sets himself on fire to commit suicide. His burnt body is shown when Kurt Russell, T.K. Carter and Thomas G. Waites discover him.

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