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Malcolm McDowell in Halloween II

Malcolm McDowell (1943 -)

Film Deaths[]

  • Voyage of the Damned (1976) [Max Gunter]: Commits suicide, along with Lynne Frederick, by drinking poisoned wine. Their bodies are shown afterwards when Max von Sydow enters Malcolm's cabin and discovers them.
  • Time After Time (1979) [H.G. Wells]: Dies (off-screen) from unspecified causes on 13 August 1946. His death is reported by the on-screen text at the end of the film.
  • Caligula (1979) [Caligula, Gaius Germanicus Caesar]: Stabbed in the stomach with a sword by Paolo Bonacelli, then stabbed repeatedly with spears by Paolo's soldiers, on the steps of the senate.
  • The Passage (1979) [Von Berkow]: Dies of his wounds in a cabin that he sustained from an avalanche. 
  • Britannia Hospital (1982) [Mick Travis]: Decapitated (off-screen) on the operating table by Graham Crowden, who then attaches his head onto a new Frankenstein-like body. After coming back to life, he dies once again when his head comes off at the stitches during a struggle with Graham. (Nudity alert: Full frontal)
  • Cat People (1982) [Paul Gallier]: Shot to death (while in his leopard form) by Annette O'Toole when he attacks John Heard. His body (still in its leopard form) disintegrates when John starts to perform a necropsy on it.
  • Blue Thunder (1983) [Colonel F. E. Cochrane]: Killed in an explosion when Roy Scheider fires bullets at Malcolm's helicopter.
  • The Caller (1987) [The Caller]: Playing a robot he is destroyed by Madolyn Smith Osborne. However, the film ends with a version 2.0 coming into the film to replace the first one. 
  • Sunset (1988) [Alfie Alperin]: Shot to death by James Garner.
  • Class of 1999 (1990) [Dr. Miles Longford]: Choked to death when two of the robot teachers (John P. Ryan and Patrick Kilpatrick) stick their fingers down his throat. (Thanks to Robert)
  • Moon 44 (1990) [Major Lee]: Killed in an explosion when Michael Pare throws Malcolm's own bomb into the elevator.
  • Happily Ever After (1990; animated) [Lord Maliss]: Petrified/turned to stone when Thunderella (voiced by Tracey Ullman) uses her telekenetics to throw his petrifying cloak over him before he can kill Snow White (voiced by Irene Cara). He turns to stone as he is in mid transformation between his human and dragon form. 
  • The Assassin of the Tsar (Tsareubiytsa) (1991) [Timofeyev/Yurovsky]: Playing a dual role, 'Yurovsky' dies of a perforated ulcer while at a clinic. 'Timofeyev' survives the film.
  • Star Trek: Generations (1994) [Dr. Tolian Soran]: Killed in an explosion after Patrick Stewart sabotages Malcolm's missile-launcher. In the original ending (which was negatively receieved by test audiences), Malcolm is shot by Patrick with an energy weapon.
  • Cyborg 3: The Creation (1995) [Lord Talon]: Electrocuted by Richard Lynch.
  • Exquisite Tenderness (1995) [Dr Stein]: Throat crushed (off-screen) by Sean Haberle wrapping a chain round his neck. His body is later seen when Isabel Glasser and James Remar discover him hanging from a metal pole.
  • Fist of the North Star (1995) [Ryuken]: Shot to death by Costas Mandylor; we only see Costas firing. Malcolm narrates the film from beyond the grave, and occasionally appears as a ghost afterwards.
  • Tank Girl (1995) [Donald Kesslee]: Dehydrated when Lori Petty stabs him in the chest with his own water-draining device. (He's in a cyborg body with a holographic head at this point.)
  • Garden of Evil (The Gardener; Silent Screams) (1998) [Ben Carter]: Shot in the chest by Richard Grieco, causing Malcolm to fall arm-first into a woodchipper.
  • Gangster No. 1 (2000) [Gangster 55]: Commits suicide by jumping from a rooftop. (Thanks to Dave and Graeme)
  • I Spy (2002) [Arnold Gundars]: Shot in the back by Famke Janssen while trying to escape the big shoot-out.
  • I'll Sleep When I'm Dead (2003) [Boad]: Shot in the head (off-camera) by Clive Owen in his garage, the scene fades from a close-up by a black screen as we hear a shot.
  • Evilenko (2004) [Andrej Romanovic Evilenko]: Executed by firing squad (off-screen). We are informed by the text at the end of the movie.
  • Halloween (2007) [Dr. Sam Loomis]: Head squeezed by Tyler Mane after trying to reason with him. He survives the alternate ending. (Note: His character returns in the 2009 sequel, having survived, but I'll list it as it was intended as a death.)
  • Halloween II (2009) [Dr. Sam Loomis]: Stabbed repeatedly in the face and chest by Tyler Mane in a shack after trying to reason with him while Scout Taylor-Compton looks on in horror. In the alternate ending, Tyler stabs him once in the stomach outside the shack.
  • Silent Hill: Revelation (Silent Hill: Revelation 3D) (2012)' [Leonard Wolf]: Dies when Adelaide Clemens extracts the whole amulet (having shot him repeatedly to no effect) causing him to spontaneously combust (while Malcolm is in his monster form).
  • Silent Night (2012) [Sheriff Cooper]: Burned to death with a flamethrower by Rick Skene. His body is shown again later on when Jaime King discovers him.
  • Shock Value (2014) [Edmund Dean Huntley]: Stabbed to death by Anthony Bravo, while Michelle Campbell and Rick Shapiro look on.
  • Some Kind of Beautiful (2014) [Professor Gordon Haig]: Dies (off-screen) of an unspecified illness; we last see Malcolm in the hospital as he talks to his son (Pierce Brosnan before it cuts to Pierce looking at his memorial plaque.
  • Mississippi Murder (2017) [McGowen]: Falls out of a window along with Christopher Emerson, after a massive struggle.
  • Death Race 2050 (2017) [Chairman]: Decapitated (off-screen) when Manu Bennett hits Malcolm with his car. 
  • American Satan (2017) [Mr. Capricorn/The Devil]: Shot in the head by Andy Biersack while on live stage during a rock concert. However, he possibly returns as Arthur Roberts' character, who happens to be the father of Drake Bell's character.
  • The Big Ugly (2020) [Harris]: Shot to death by Ron Perlman during a showdown. He manages to shoot Perlman before dying himself.
  • Moving On (2022) [Howard]: Hit by David Philip Reed's car while Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin looks on.

Television Deaths[]

Video Game Deaths[]

  • Wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom (1996) [Admiral Geoffrey Tolwyn]: Commits suicide (off-screen) by hanging himself in his prison cell.
  • Mummy: Tomb Of The Pharaoh (1996) [Stuart Davenport]: Apparently killed (off-screen) through supernatural means when his attempt to use the crystal backfired. His body was never found although a man in the Amazon jungle searching for Incan treasure fits Malcom's description.
  • Star Trek: Generations (1997) [Dr. Tolian Soran]: Dies in one of two ways at the game's conclusion. If the player defeats his space armada at Veridian, Malcolm kills himself via his ship's self-destruct mechanism to prevent himself being arrested by the Enterprise-D. In the other ending, Malcolm is killed in an explosion after the player (playing as Patrick Stewart) sets the torpedo bay's deflector controls to maximum setting, causing Malcolm's torpedo to explode on contact with the Enterprise-D's shields.
  • Fallout 3 (2008) [President John Henry Eden]: Providing the voice of a computer, he is either destroyed when the player character forces him to self-destruct or if the player doesn’t cause him to self-destruct then William Bassett reveals to the player that he was destroyed by the Liberty Prime robot in an off-screen attack on his base in the Broken Steel DLC.
  • God of War III (2010) [Daedalus]: Torn apart by the chains restraining him after Terrence 'T.C.' Carson activates the labyrinth. (Mythologically inaccurate; Daedalus was bitten by a venomous snake.)


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