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Slim Pickens in Dr. Strangelove

Slim Pickens (1919 - 1983)

Film Deaths:[]

  • The Last Command (1955) [Abe]: Bayoneted in the chest and pushed over a wall as the Mexicans overrun the Alamo. (Thanks to Brian)
  • A Thunder Of Drums (1961) [Trooper Erschick]: Killed by an arrow in his back as George Hamilton's bait cavalry get ambushed by Apaches. (Thanks to Brian)
  • Dr. Strangelove: Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) [Major T.J. 'King' Kong]: Killed in an explosion when he rides the nuclear bomb down to its target, after having to manually disengage it from the bomb bay. (Played for comic effect.) (See Famous Last Words) (Thanks to Tommy and Kenneth)
  • Major Dundee (1965) [Wiley]: Shot off his horse into the water during the battle at the river between Charlton Heston's irregulars and the French soldiers. A few seconds later he is seen using his rifle to club a French soldier. Slim is not among the survivors who eventually ride off, so his character is presumed killed in action. (Thanks to Brian)
  • An Eye for an Eye (1966) [Ike Slant]: Shot in chest by Patrick Wayne in the climactic gunfight. (Thanks to Brian)
  • Rough Night In Jericho (1967) [Yarbrough]: Slim is manhandling Jean Simmons in her stage yard when George Peppard intervenes. Slim attacks him with his whip and tries to throttle him with a chain before George bludgeons him with a small tree (part of a stage chassis).
  • The Devil's Backbone (The Deserter) (1970) [Tattinger - American Scout]: Mortally Stabbed in the stomach with a knife by Manfredo Giusto.
  • Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (1973) [Sheriff Baker]: Shot in the stomach during a shoot-out with L.Q. Jones; he manages to make his way to the river and dies while talking to Katy Jurado.
  • Beyond the Poseidon Adventure (1979) [Dewey 'Tex' Hopkins]: Shot (machine-gunned) in the back by Paul Picerni, while trying to swim to Michael Caine's boat, as Sally Field looks on in horror; he then goes underwater. (Thanks to Kyle)
  • The Black Hole (1979) [B.O.B.]: Playing the voice of an android, he is damaged beyond repair in a showdown with Maximilian Schell.
  • The Howling (1981) [Sam Newfield]: Shot to death by Dennis Dugan (using silver bullets), when Slim fires at them, as they're passing by a roadblock.

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Notable Connections[]

  • Brother of Easy Pickens.