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Kiefer Sutherland in Taking Lives

Kiefer Sutherland (1966 -)

Film Deaths[]

  • The Killing Time (1987) [The Stranger]: Shot in the back with a rifle by Joe Don Baker as Kiefer is about to shoot Beau Bridges.
  • The Lost Boys (1987) [David]: Impaled on the antlers of a deer-head trophy during a struggle in mid-air with Jason Patric (In a deleted scene, Kiefer survived the impalement).
  • Promised Land (1987) [Danny 'Senator' Rivers]: Accidentally killed with a shotgun by Jason Gedrick who realizes that Kiefer was an old college pal of his and realizes that Kiefer meant no harm by robbing his store. Kiefer's body is later seen when Meg Ryan goes over and cries right by his side.
  • Flatliners (1990) [Nelson]: Is clinically dead at two points, while he and the other medical students take turns deliberately stopping their hearts as an experiment to experience the afterlife; The second time he overdoes himself on drugs. He is revived both times.
  • Young Guns II (Young Guns II: Blaze of Glory) (1990) [Josiah Gordon 'Doc' Scurlock]: Shot to death in a shoot-out with Viggo Mortensen and his gang. (Historically inaccurate, Josiah died on July 25th, 1929 from old age).
  • Last Light (1993) [Denver Bayliss]: Executed in the electric chair.
  • Eye For An Eye (1996) [Robert Doob]: Shot to death by Sally Field on the stairs at the end of a fight with Sally making it look like contrived self-defense. His body is later seen when Joe Mantegna arrives with the other cops.
  • Freeway (1996) [Bob Wolverton]: Strangled by Reese Witherspoon, using the cord to his artificial voicebox at the end of fight over a gun.
  • Truth or Consequences, N.M. (1997) [Curtis Freley]: Shot in the chest with a shotgun by Jim Wilkey after shooting one of Martin Sheen's thugs.
  • A Soldier's Sweetheart (1998) [Rat Kiley]: Returns to save Georgina Cates and both run away from a field before being blown up by Vietnamese soldiers during the oncoming raid.
  • The Right Temptation (2000) [Michael Farrow-Smith]: Shot by Rebecca De Mornay after both make confessions to one another and Kiefer attempts to avoid arrest. He then falls out of the building window behind him and his body is later seen after falling on top of a parked car.
  • Picking Up the Pieces (2000) [Officer Bobo]: Beaten to death by a mob of locals in a small New Mexico town.
  • Cowboy Up (2001) [Hank Braxton]: Sacrifices himself by running out onto the field so he can shield another bull rider from the bull's horns.
  • Galex (2001, animated) [Victor Beverly]: At the end of a fight with Kate Winslet, Kiefer tries to kill Kate, Ben Affleck and Winona Ryder by making them fall with a rope holding the cable from the water pod. Ben and Winona release the water pod, causing Kate and Kiefer to dangle from the falling rope. During a struggle, Kiefer pleads for mercy, but Kate severs the end of the rope and Kiefer falls to his death with the rope still in his hands.
  • Behind the Red Door (2002) [Roy]: Dies of AIDS-related complications.
  • Taking Lives (2004) [Hart]: Shot in the stomach by Ethan Hawke, who then stages a scene to make it look like Kiefer was killed in a car crash. We only see the crash at first, but the actual murder is shown in a flashback revealing that Kiefer was already dead throughout the car chase.  His body is later seen in the morgue when police show him to Gena Rowlands.
  • River Queen (2005) [Doyle]: Shot in the chest by Tītokowaru's solidiers, he dies later following his wound and his body is shown during his funeral with Samantha Morton by his side.
  • Mirrors (2008) [Ben Carson]: Crushed to death when the roof collapses from a gas explosion he caused during a struggle with a possessed Mary Beth Peil. Initialy it indicates he survived but it's later revealed he is dead and is now a ghost.
  • Melancholia (2011) [John]: Commits suicide with a drug overdose when he discovers Melancholia is on a collision course with Earth. His body is later seen when Charlotte Gainsbourg discovers him in the stables, then again when she covers him in hay so Cameron Spurr won't find him.
  • Pompeii (2014) [Senator Quintas Corvus]: Burned alive after being consumed by a pyroclastic surge when Emily Browning chains him to a pillar building, following a fight with Kit Harington.
  • The Contractor (2022) [Rusty Jennings]: Shot by Chris Pine.
  • They Cloned Tyrone (2023) [Nixon]: Shot in the head by Jamie Foxx as he takes Teyonah Parris hostage.

Television Deaths[]

Video Game Deaths[]

  • Call of Duty: World at War (2008) [Sergeant Roebuck]: Is killed in a scenario determined by the main player where they can either save Kiefer and let Aaron Stanford get ambushed and killed by Japanese soldiers or they can save Sanford and let Kiefer get killed in combat. It is impossible to be able to save both.
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (2015) [Punished "Venom" Snake/Big Boss]: A timeline at the end of the game reveals that "Punished Snake" is killed by Solid Snake more than a decade after the events of the game (depicted in 1987’s Metal Gear). The timeline also reveals that "Big Boss" dies of a heart attack, induced by FOXDIE, three decades after the events of the game (depicted in 2008’s Metal Gear Solid 4).


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