Cinemorgue Wiki

Nick Nolte in U Turn

Nick Nolte (1941 - )

Film Deaths[]

  • Who'll Stop the Rain (Dog Soldiers) (1978) [Ray Hicks]: Mortally wounded by Richard Masur when he sneaks up on Nolte before he mows down Masur with his machine gun. He later succumbs off-screen to his fatal gunshot wound while walking along a train track waiting for Michael Moriarty and Tuesday Weld to pick him up, his body is shown as they find him.
  • Q&A (1990) [Captain Michael Brennan]: Shot in the throat by Maurice Schell during a shootout in the police station.
  • Mother Night (1996) [Howard Campbell]: Commits suicide by hanging himself in his cell.
  • U Turn (1997) [Jake McKenna]: Hit in the chest with a tomahawk by Sean Penn in his bedroom, after Jennifer Lopez first hits Nick in the back with the tomahawk. His body is shown again the next morning when Sean and Jennifer take him out of the trunk of their car and throw him over a cliff.
  • Nightwatch (1997) [Inspector Thomas Cray]: Shot in the stomach, then in the neck (as he tries to shield himself with his hand) by Josh Brolin, just as Nick is about to kill Ewan McGregor in the morgue. (See also Ulf Pilgaard in the 1994 original.)
  • Hulk (2003) [David Banner]: Killed in an explosion when a military helicopter fires a missile at him, while he's overloading by trying to absorb too much power from the Hulk during a fight in a lake. (At this point, Nick has transformed into a giant liquid being due to his taking on the properties of the lake.) (Due to his superhuman powers, it is ambiguous as to whether he is actually dead or not.)
  • Off the Black (2006) [Ray Cook]: Dies off-screen of cancer. His body (mostly his legs) is shown when Trevor Morgan checks on him.
  • The Spiderwick Chronicles (2008) [Mulgarath]: Playing a shape-changing ogre, he is eaten by Hogsqueal (voiced by Seth Rogen) while Nick is in the form of a crow.
  • Gangster Squad (2013) [Chief Parker]: Dies (off-screen) years after the events of the film; his death is mentioned in Josh Brolin's narration.
  • Noah (2014) [Samyaza]: Providing the voice of a rock creature, he is killed when Ray Winstone stabs into his chest as his men siege the Ark, causing Nick to explode and his spirit to ascend to the heavens.
  • The Padre (2018) [Nemes]: Shot in the head by Tim Roth, when Nolte tries reaching for his gun. 

Television Deaths[]


Notable Connections[]