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Poll: 30 memorable quotes said before dying ...

A great screen character doesn't necessarily need a great entrance but the exit MUST leave an indelible impact on the viewer's mind, and if by any chance (of lack of) the character dies, the chances are high that his or her last words shall never be forgotten by collective memories.

This is a compilation of 30 quotes uttered by (mainly important or scene-stealing supporting) characters before their last gasp, or the following, expected or not, 'bang' or 'boom' ... and whether they see death coming and try to leave the world with style or honor, or don't see it but remain true to their nature, the last quote remaings their last shining cinematic moment.

So, which of these 30 last words apart from the iconic and plot-defining "Rosebud" do you think is the most memorable?

Discuss here

PS: No spoilers since the names of the characters (may they rest in peace or rot in hell) are never mentioned

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    Bambi (1942)

    "Faster, Bambi! Don't look back! Keep running! Keep running!"
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    Blade Runner (1982)

    "All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. Time to die."
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    Se7en (1995)

    "Oh, he didn't know?"
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    White Heat (1949)

    "Made it, Ma! Top of the world!"
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    The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)

    "What have I done?"
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    The Godfather: Part II (1974)

    "Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners."
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    Apocalypse Now (1979)

    "The horror. The horror."
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    The Wizard of Oz (1939)

    "I'm melting! Melting! Oh, what a world! What a world!Who ever thought a little girl like you could destroy my beautiful wickedness?! Ah, I'm going! Ahhh"
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    Saving Private Ryan (1998)

    "Earn this ... earn it"
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    Braveheart (1995)

    "Freedooooooooooom!"
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    Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)

    "You can't win, Darth. If you strike me down, I shall become more powerful than you could possibly imagine"
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    The Prestige (2006)

    "Abracadabra"
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    L.A. Confidential (1997)

    "Rollo Tomasi"
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    Little Caesar (1931)

    "Mother of mercy, is this the end of Rico?"
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    Armageddon (1998)

    "We win, Gracie!"
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    Sleuth (1972)

    "Be sure and tell them ... it was only a bloody game"
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    Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)

    "I know now why you cry. But it's something I can never do"
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    Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939)

    "I heard you saying it was a pity... pity I never had any children. But you're wrong. I have. Thousands of them. Thousands of them... and all boys"
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    Scarface (1983)

    "Go ahead! I take your *beep* bullets! You think you kill me with bullets? I take your *beep* bullets! Go ahead!"
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    Full Metal Jacket (1987)

    "What is your major malfunction, numbnuts? Didn't mommy and daddy show you enough attention when you were a child?"
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    Goodfellas (1990)

    "Oh no!"
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    Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)

    "Oh, good. For a moment there I thought we were in trouble"
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    Reservoir Dogs (1992)

    "I'm a cop. I'm sorry ... I'm so sorry..."
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    Léon: The Professional (1994)

    "This is from... Matilda" (or the following four-word reaction)
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    Angels with Dirty Faces (1938)

    "No! I don't want to die! Oh, please! I don't want to die! Oh, please! Don't make me burn in hell. Oh, please let go of me! Please don't kill me! Oh, don't kill me, please!"
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    The Green Mile (1999)

    "...heaven, I'm in heaven ..."
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    Tombstone (1993)

    "This is funny"
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    Carlito's Way (1993)

    "Gettin’ the shakes now. Last call for drinks. Bar’s closin’ down. Sun’s out. Where we goin’ for breakfast? Don’t wanna go far... Rough night. Tired, baby... Tired..."
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    Rocky IV (1985)

    "I want you to promise me you're not gonna stop this fight, no matter what. No matter what!"
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    Titanic (1997)

    "Promise me, Rose. And never let go of that promise."