Monday, December 18, 2006

Top 5 Tuesdays (T5T) minus some digits



Top 5 Tuesday is here again.

Today's Top 5 Tuesday category? Give me five movies where a character in the film is missing or loses a finger.*

*I will also accept entries where a character has more than five fingers.

  1. The Royal Tennenbaums Margot (Gweneth Paltrow) goes sans digit during a stint with a mountain family.
  2. Escape From New York The President (Donald Pleasence) gets the old presidential ring finger lopped off within minutes of landing in New York.
  3. The Lord Of The Rings Return Of The King Frodo (Elijah Wood) battles Gollum to the death. He loses the ring finger, but saves Middle Earth. Geeks everywhere rejoice.
  4. Phantasm Here's a movie that doesn't get thrown around many social circles. A good horror movie nonetheless. The Tall Man (Angus Scrimm) meets the bad end of a large knife and loses a couple fingers in the process. Fortunately, one of those fingers turns into a giant killer fly. I'm not making this stuff up.
  5. Four Rooms In the last short of this four story series, Tarantino steals from Hitchcock and a guy loses his pinky to a meat cleaver during a bet.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sin City. I can't be specific, but somebody must have lost a digit in that.

Taro

Piper said...

Yeah, there's enough chopping in that movie, fingers are sure to have been lopped off at some time or another. I'm sure Rourke did the lopping.

Anonymous said...

Bound + A Man Apart.
sF

Guy said...

The road warrior. The weasely henchmen to humongus gets his fingers cut off by chaka the monkey boy's boom-a-rang.

garrett said...

I cant think of five but here are two that come to mind.
#1 Evil Dead. Ash (Bruce Campbell) gets his entire arm chopped off and then its constructed into a fully functional chainsaw arm.
#2Dreamcatcher-I dont care much for this Stepehen King movie but Jason Lee gets for fingers bitten off by one of these giant leaches which later form into an alien.

Robin said...

I love this one. Finger-lopping. Wow. Okay, so Man on Fire is one. Denzel loses a digit. And how about Saw. That counts, right?

Anonymous said...

Lest we forget The Piano! How can a naked Harvey Keitel movie not be a part of this. Especially in light of last week's T5T.

Justine

Dana said...

Robert Downey, Jr loses a digit in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (I must add that this is a pretty good film, also.)


P.S. Are you happy now, Piper? I posted a comment...where's my $10!!!