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Michael Caine in Get Carter

Michael Caine (1933 -)

Film Deaths[]

  • Blind Spot (1958) [Johnny Brent]: Leader of a diamond smuggling gang, he drives away pursued by the police, but his car hits roadworks, overturns, explodes, and he dies in the blazing wreck.
  • The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre: Solo For Sparrow (1962) [Mooney]: Shot in the stomach by police officer Glyn Houston as they stalk each other at the gang's farm hideout.
  • Deadfall (1968) [Henry]: A professional burgler, shot by a guard as he attempts to steal diamonds from a Spanish villa, and falls to his death from a balcony.
  • Play Dirty (1968) [Captain Douglas]: Machine-gunned, along with Nigel Davenport, by Dennis Brennan, while disguised as German officers.
  • Battle of Britain (1969) [Squadron Leader Canfield]: Killed when his plane is shot down in a dogfight.
  • Get Carter (1971) [Jack Carter]: Shot in the head by sniper Karl Howard.
  • Kidnapped (1971) [Alan Breck]: While still alive at the end of the film, his fate is made clear; he is to be executed as he turns himself in for the murder of Terry Richards so Jack Watson can be spared from execution.
  • The Last Valley (1971) [The Captain]: Dies of his wounds while talking to Omar Sharif
  • Sleuth (1972) [Milo Tindle]: Shot in the back by Laurence Olivier as he is about to leave Laurence's mansion; he dies shortly afterwards, just as we hear the police arriving.
  • The Destructors (The Marseille Contract) (1974) [John Deray]: Shot to death by one of James Mason's hitmen.
  • The Eagle Has Landed (1976) [Colonel Kurt Steiner]: Shot to death by British soldiers after he shoots a decoy Winston Churchill look-alike.
  • Deathtrap (1982) [Sidney Bruhl]: Killed (off-screen) in a struggle with Christopher Reeve; the film suddenly cuts from a scene of Michael and Christopher fighting to a scene of two different actors 'killing' each other in a stage play based on the story line that Irene Worth is premiering.
  • Mona Lisa (1986) [Mortwell]: Shot twice in the chest, in addition to having been shot in the ankle, by Cathy Tyson, along with Clarke Peters, during a struggle in the apartment as Bob Hoskins looks on.
  • The Sledgehammer's Wrath (1986) [Philip Gillespie]: Killed in a car crash. He barley survived the car tumbling down the ravine, but the explosion finished him off.
  • The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992) [Ebenezer Scrooge]: Dies (off-screen) of unspecified cause in the vision of the future shown to him by the Ghost of Christmas Future; his death is revealed when he sees his own gravestone. This future is undone after he changes his ways.
  • On Deadly Ground (1994) [Michael Jennings]: Drowns when Steven Seagal shoots the cable that is holding him up, which causes him to fall into a pool of crude oil.
  • Blood and Wine (1996) [Victor Spansky]: Smothered with a pillow by Jack Nicholson; his body is later seen floating in a pool when Stephen Dorff discovers him, then again as he goes through his pockets.
  • The Cider House Rules (1999) [Dr. Wilbur Larch]: Dies of an accidental overdose of ether in his office; this shown in a flashback when Tobey Maguire reads a letter informing him of Michael's death.
  • Get Carter (2000) [Cliff Brumby]: Shot in the back by Sylvester Stallone.
  • Shiner (2000) [Billy "Shiner" Simpson]: Shot/stabbed at the end of a struggle/shootout with mobsters (Danny Webb, Frank Harper or Kenneth Cranham); he manages to kill them in return before dying.
  • Last Orders (2001) [Jack Dodds]: Dies of a heart attack while watching a horse race in the hospital. This film plays out-of-story order throughout his life. His ashes are shown being scattered by his friends (Bob Hoskins, David Hemmings, Tom Courtenay) in various spots.
  • Secondhand Lions (2003) [Garth]: Killed (off-screen) in a plane crash, along with Robert Duvall, when they try to fly their biplane upside-down through a barn door; we only see the wreckage afterwards.
  • The Statement (2003) [Pierre Brossard]: Shot twice in the chest by Ciaran Hinds in an alley.
  • Around the Bend (2004) [Henry Lair]: Dies of a terminal illness/chokes to death in a KFC restaurant as his great grandson (Jonah Bobo) looks on, his body is later seen when his son (Christopher Walken) and grandson (Josh Lucas) discover him. 
  • The Weather Man (2005) [Robert Spritzel]: Dies of lymphoma (off-screen); his body is not shown, but there is a scene of his son (Nicolas Cage) attending his funeral.
  • Children of Men (2006) [Jasper]: Shot three times in the head and chest by Chiwetel Ejiofor, while stalling him and distracting his soldiers long enough for Clive Owen and Clare-Hope Ashitey to escape in their car.
  • Flawless (2007) [Hobbs]: Presumably dies (off-screen) during the passage of time between the Fifties and present day.
  • Is Anybody There? (2008) [Clarence]: Dies of unspecified causes as Bill Milner looks on; he later appears as a ghost to Bill.
  • Interstellar (2014) [Professor Brand]: Dies of old age in his hospital bed with Topher Grace and Jessica Chastain by his side.
  • Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015) [Arthur]: Accidentally poisons himself after Taron Egerton switches their drinks and Michael drinks the glass that he intended for Taron.
  • Dunkirk (2017) [Fortis Leader]: Possibly dies after his plane is shot down (off-screen). (note: Michael did not physically appear in the film, but only his voice was heard coming from a plane).
  • Medieval (2022) [Lord Bores]: Shot with an arrow when he tries to escape from the Castle and is mortally wounded. He slowly dies when he is talking to Ben Foster and others.

Television Deaths[]

  • Jack the Ripper (1988 TV mini-series) [Inspector Frederick Abberline]: Dies (off-screen) on December 10th, 1929 from complications of old age. We learn of his death during the ending narration/on-screen text at the end of the mini-series.
  • Jekyll & Hyde (1990 TV) [Dr. Henry Jekyll/Mr. Edward Hyde]: Commits suicide by shooting himself.
  • 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1997) [Capt. Nemo]: Killed in an explosion when he sets his submarine to self-destruct after getting shot by John Bach.


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