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Stephen McHattie in A History of Violence

Stephen McHattie (1947 - )

Film Deaths[]

  • Tomorrow Never Comes (1978) [Fran]: Shot numerous times by police snipers after he hands over his gun to Oliver Reed.
  • Death Valley (1982) [Hal] Run over by a car throwing him into numerous spikes. 
  • Caribe (1987) [Whitehale]: Killed in an explosion/burned to death when Kara Glover lights two fuses leading to his ammo on the barge he's standing on (with Stephen only managing to put out one the fuses in time)
  • Theodore Rex (1995) [Edge]: Killed in an explosion when he crashes into a billboard, after Armin Mueller-Stahl ejected from the vehicle. (Played for comic effect.)
  • A History of Violence (2005) [Leland]: Shot in the top of the head (shattering his jaw) by Viggo Mortensen, after Stephen stabs Viggo in the foot during an attempted robbery (having been scalded/slashed in the face by being hit with a boiling coffee holder).
  • Kaw (2007) [Clyde]: Killed in an explosion when he lights a trail of gasoline on fire and blew up a gas tank, killing both him and the ravens.
  • Shoot 'Em Up (2007) [Hammerson]: Shot to death by Clive Owen (having been partially blinded by Clive throwing blood in his face), when Clive twists Stephen's own gun around to aim it at his torso during a shootout (his body is later seen as his dog tries to revive him).
  • Pontypool (2008) [Grant Mazzy]: Killed at the very end of the film (off-screen) when the French-Canadian army blows up the radio station.
  • Watchmen (2009) [Hollis Mason a.k.a. Nite Owl I]: Beaten to death by Patrick Sabongui and Patrick's gang after they break into Stephen's home. (This scene was not in the original theatrical release, but is present in the extended Director's Cut.)
  • Exit Humanity (2011) [Johnson, the medic]: Shot dead by Mark Gibson when he comes to rescue Jordan Hayes . (Thanks to Brian)
  • Haunter (2013) [Pale Man]: Dies (off-screen) of unspecified circumstances prior to the events of the film; he appears as a ghost in the present day and finally dies for good when the ghosts of his victims send his spirit to Hell.
  • Mother! (2017) [Zealot]: Either dies after being stabbed with a large shard of glass by Jennifer Lawrence or is killed along with everyone else in the house aside from Jennifer and Javier Bardem when Jennifer ignites the oil tank in the basement and causes the house to explode.

TV Deaths[]

  • James Dean (1976) [James Dean]: Killed in a car accident. (I haven't seen this, so I don't know whether the crash was depicted on-screen or not, but his death is mentioned in the opening narration.)
  • The Hitchhiker: Nightshift (1985) [Johnny]: Stabbed to death by Darren McGavin, with a blade hidden in Darren's ring. His body is shown again afterwards when Margot Kidder finds him hidden in a closet, and again when detectives find him in the doctor's office (with the body dressed in a nurse's uniform).
  • Crime Story: The Senator, the Movie Star, and the Mob (1987) [Carlo Mastrangelo]: Shot by Steve Ryan.
  • Lexx: Lyekka (1998) [E.J. Moss, Commander of the Eagle Five]: After his space capsule from the planet Potatoho is eaten by the Lexx as a snack, Stephen and his crew make their way to the bridge where they are systematically seduced by different forms and environments created Louise Wischermann (Stephen's in the likeness of his wife) where they are taken to her pod and devoured.
  • Lexx: Moss (2002) [Field Commander Moss]: Machine gunned, along with the rest of his men, in an ATF complex during a shoot out with a group of American Freedom Rangers as the crew of the Lexx watch in total bewilderment of the insanity of planet Earth.
  • Killer Wave (2007) [Edgard Powell]: Killed in explosion after he puts the control room on self-destruct. (After learning his plan to cause a mega-tsunami had failed).
  • Summer's Moon (2009) [Gant Hoxey]: Stabbed to death by Ashley Greene, while Allison Graham watches in horror.
  • Lizzie Borden Took an Ax (2014) [Andrew Borden]: Stabbed repeatedly in the face with an axe by Christina Ricci; his body is first shown when Christina pretends to discover him and his actual death is shown in a flashback.
  • Murdoch Mysteries: Sins of the Father (2019) [Harry Murdoch]: Strangled (off-screen) by Peter MacNeill, who then sets fire to the room to cover up the cause of death. His charred body (mostly covered with a sheet) is shown afterwards when his son (Yannick Bisson) arrives at the scene and discovers the victim's identity. (Stephen did not actually appear in this episode; a special-effects dummy body was used. Stephen's last on-camera appearance in the series was in the 2009 episode Anything You Can Do.)

Notable Connections[]

  • Husband of Lisa Houle.