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Live Poll: Most Intense Trial Movie Scenes

The intense scene doesn't need to happen in the courtroom itself, but it
has to be in a trial/courtroom movie. To avoid spoiling in some cases, there are hiding bars put on the contents. To keep it fair, they are put on all of the texts.

https://www.imdb.com/list/ls045046159/

https://www.imdb.com/poll/oPgKRPIptys/

What do you think is the most intense scene in a trial movie from them below? (Feel free to vote, even if you just know a few of them.)

You can put suggestions here.Remember the rule: No movie picked twice in this special poll series. To be sure not picking a scene of a movie that already had a scene used in this series, there is a list of already used titles to compare. Note - Search for the original title of your suggestion in the comparing list. No movies with a rating below 6/10. Comparing list:

https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/according-to-the-current-most-intense-scene-poll-series

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From your list I really liked the scene from "A Time to Kill". It was a phenomenal scene.


FYC:


AL Pacino in his speech in "Scent of Woman"


Cuba Gooding Jr. on his attempt to show the Navy's commission that he is available to be a diver in "Men of Honor"

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I don't know if I really understood your concept but I'll let here these suggestions.

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Hi, SeventhAr7 :)
My intention is more about courtroom law, but I know the term 'trial' is about a wide range of meanings and subjects. So I let 'Scent of Woman' on the list. It's a school trial with a big showdown. I really loved that one. So it's ok for me to suggest school trials like that, military trials or e.g. medieval trials like witch trials or something like that. Because religious trials were the first form of trials for mankind in the process of becoming civilized.

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Thank you for suggesting. I've seen that great movies, but temporarily didn't have them on my radar. Do you agree with the text, or would you change something on the description of these scenes?

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You're welcome. I'm here to help... and yeah the Frank Slade scene in "Scent of Woman" was a gem, from a person who admires a lot Al Pacino as an actor I really love the work he putts in every movie. From his voice, to his mannerims... A powerful scene from a great performance from an outstanding actor.

Just a little nuance. In the "Men of Honor" scene, boss Bill Sunday is now trying to help Carl after in the past he humiliated him and made his life in hell several times.
We can say that he had compassion for him.

I don't know if I misunderstood your text because my English is not that good but i had to say this in order to be well understood.

One more thing, I watched this day "Witness for the Prosecution " and it was a good movie and yes it had some good scenes. I especially enjoyed the twist at the end and one of my favorite intense scenes was when Leonard was called to testify and he started to look very nervous and confused, good move by the "snake." He fooled the audience. Great acting scene.
You opted for the twist and it was a great pick too. ;)

I have to say, you are continuing this topic better that I thought.

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Thank you, SeventhAr7. :)

Kyle's and your's idea gave my thoughts the necessary wings to fly.
When I said I have a head full of intense movie scenes, I was sure about it.
I head for about 14 polls all together in the first round, polls from interesting 
genres in movies. You may suggest genres and can also do further poll
suggestions, fitting with our special rules. Like anyone can do.

Now my new suggestion is about to grow. Meanwhile anybody can make a new
claim on this poll series. Following the rules. If nobody does: When this
one becomes a live poll, I will wait one day before suggesting a new one.
To give others the chance to claim the next suggestion before.

At the end I would make a poll with all the thirds and fourth
places to make a second chance with all the third and fourth places.
I think it's the best to then make the end-poll with all the first and second place
winners together with 7 of the top of the third and fourth place winners.

It's a little like in the soccer worldcup, just with movie scenes. ;)
What do you think about?

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I'm totally fine about that.
One thing I think it's better to relate the past and future parts.

I don't know if you are understanding what I am saying but I notice that you write always in the end the nr. of the serie.

My suggestion is to you related only the after and before poll series like I have done in my part II.
People will interlink to the next part as they vote.

Do I am explaining well?

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If not tell me and I will show you my thoughts.
It just a little nuance but I think it's aesthetically more beautiful

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It's a little special, because I don't know the webadress further polls would have. I just could write some text-wild-cards. I'll write it to the intro. Please tell me, what you think about.

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2 years ago

Change:

I change one point in the description to make it more open for good trial scenes in other movies:


The scene hasn't necessarliy to be a trial or courtroom movie, but has to be a dominant and key-scene for the story. Please considerate this for suggesting. Thank you. :) Thank you SeventhAr7 for opening my eyes for better options. I changed that in the text of the intro. Now it's more specific without hampering good suggestions.

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2 years ago

Breumaster what i'm trying to say is this. I will start with your first intense poll series.
The nr. 3 on this case.

Most Intense Movie Scenes - Part III

Specific intense movies scenes. Who doesn't know one? According to IMDb Poll Board Users there are scenes in some movies that are so intense with emotion or situation or a special twist, that you will never forget it again. Which of the intense scenes below is your pick?

(Feel free to vote, even if you saw just a few of these movies.)

This is the third part of an intense-movies-scenes-poll-series. This time only movies rated at last 7/10 and above and with completely different subjects.

Discuss here.

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[link=https://www.imdb.com/poll/GLVEom_N0DQ/]Live Poll: Part II[/link]

[link=https://www.imdb.com/poll/Ic8O1t3HBRk/]Live Poll: Part IV[/link]



I only aesthetically restructured the part after "Discuss here". I think it is better on this way. You can copy this in order to not gave you a lot of work i didn't change the text, don't be worry. If you agree on this then you need to re-push the poll it this arrangements.

The detail here is to hyperlink, only the previous poll and a the next poll. Not all of them.

I hope you don't mind.

One more thing, i put "✯" in the title of my poll. Feel free to use if you want.

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Nr.4

Most Intense Sci-Fi Movie Scenes

This is the scifi-edition of the most-intense-movies-scenes-polls. According to IMDb poll board users, there are scenes in some movies that are so intense with emotion or situation or a special twist, that you will never forget them again. Which of these intense scifi-scenes below is your pick?

(Feel free to vote, even if you saw just a few of these movies. If you didn't see any of them, pick the one that you would watch the most likely)

This is the fourth part.

Discuss here.

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[link=https://www.imdb.com/poll/WqkiWHaVbU8/]Live Poll: Part III[/link]

[link=https://www.imdb.com/poll/ICx9v1hbldU/]Live Poll: Part V[/link]



Note: you need to check the spaces and double breaks. I am doing that know but be attentive if this change when you copy.

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Most Intense War Related Movie Scenes

This is the 'war-edition' of the most-intense-movie-scene-polls. According to IMDb poll board users, there are scenes in some war movies that are so intense with struggle or a special twist, that you will never forget them again. Which of these intense war-scenes below is your pick?

(Feel free to vote, even if you saw just a few of these movies. If you didn't see any of them, pick the one that you would most likely watch.)

(Only movies related to real wars containing 'inspired from real' to purely fictional events with a rating of at least 6/10)

This is the fifth part of the row.

Discuss here.

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[link=https://www.imdb.com/poll/Ic8O1t3HBRk/]Live Poll: Part IV[/link]

[link=https://www.imdb.com/poll/wZxe0mla3w4/Live Poll: Part VI[/link]


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Most Intense Scenes in Comedies

This time the IMDb poll board users tried to find the most intense funny or dramatic scene that happened in comedies. Just scenes from movies rated 6/10 or higher. The moment the scene describes does not necessarily have to be funny. It should be funny, but can also be an emotionally intense dramatic moment within the comedy. But it sure has to be in a comedy or satirical movie.

What of these scenes below do you think is the most intense funny or dramatic scene in a comedy? If you haven't seen any of these, vote for the comedy you would most likely watch.

This is the sixth part of the series.

Discuss here.

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[link=https://www.imdb.com/poll/ICx9v1hbldU/]Live Poll: Part V[/link]

"When the Part VII it goes a live you put the link."

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Once again i hope you don't mind. My intention is not to force you to do this on this way. Feel free to reject if you want to keep your structure.

I'm just giving you an advice since you are doing a great job keep this topic a live. It is the most successful running poll with now 6 polls live and with a great probalty to reach more 9 polls live. It will be an astonishing number and very hard to someone break.

One more thing, if you want another type of signature you can have too and i thing it is very good idea. My is the "✯" if you want another symbol it will be great too... if you want to keep the same, no problem too.

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That's a very good idea to let it look more in one design. The recognition factor would grow. I wonder, if the members would like so much changes in once. I'll better ask first before I make the changes. But if I get the ok of them, I would do that.
Just about the star. Is this a pentagram? I don't want to be mixed up with satanists. I guess not, you seem ok. But if it is a pentagram, I won't use it. Else - It looks good!

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I didn't use the pentagram with this intention or this thing in mind. For me it's a symbol of faith and Strength and this Pentragam is straight.

The Inverted Pentragam is what is related to the Satanism.

So, I'm not point controversial stuff.

... but you can use another symbol if you like. Use the symbol that makes you more comfortable ;)

Watch the "characters symbols" on Google and pick one.

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Got two signs from signtable of windows. It's contained in unicode:

« Most Intense Everything »

Idea?

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I would recommend you only a one sign in the end but if you like how it's looks then use it.

I think that your initial "B" have so many good characters

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E. G.

ᙖᙗᙘ
ᙝᙞᙟᙩᙪᙫ or B

But feel free to use whatever you want ;) either related to your initial or not.

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I've just put it on the list. I wonder if that matches with the pollboard rules.

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According to Peter, it's not recommended to use special characters on the title in order to get better chances of your poll featured at home page.

Note: You have to give a double break between "Discuss here" to the hiperlink polls and one break between the hiperlink previous and next polls.

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Guys, have you done a poll on intense and disturbing scenes of people coming on scene of a massacre or mass murder? The reason why asked is that I just bought a dvd copy of The Comancheros with John Wayne and Stewart Whitman, and it contains a pretty disturbing scene of them coming upon a ranch that was raided by the Comanche and comancheros where two men were hanged by trying their feet spread apart onto a wooden rail and hung them upside down, plus an old woman sitting upright and dead in a chair and another woman on the ground and a little girl’s doll in a wash barrel (they think they will find the girl dead in the house). It made think of other movies that had similar scenes were the film’s main hero stumble on to a scene of a massacre.

- Mulan

- Duck, You Sucker

- Star Trek II The Wrath Of Kahn

And if you want to include a scene of mass death caused by a virus: “The Andromeda Strain” and “Serenity”.

I also thought of your polls. Did anyone of you two did one like this?

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No, we didn't.

... and yeah it's a great idea, if you want to be part of this and create this segment it would be great.
I think it's positive to have more people to be part of this.

You talked about Comaches and that makes me think about "Hostiles" a movie that a recently watched and one of the part of story it was a feud about Comaches and Cheyennes.
One of the scenes that gave me goosebumps was the attack by a group of Comanches against a American family in the beginning of the movie.

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Hi, dgranger. :D

It's nice, you wanna join. There are just a few points to be sure about. If you are about this series, it should be called '... intense movie scenes ...' in the title, because that's the concept of this series. A scene can also be disturbing, if it is intense.

#1: It got to be an image poll, because it is impossible to mix up movie or people polls with image-polls.

#2: No scene of a movie, used a second time. I got a list of former used movies in this series before here:
https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/according-to-the-current-most-intense-scene-poll-series

#3: It would be nice to make it for a special genre. There are multiple genres that are not yet touched. But if you have a special idea, like e.g. 'The Most Disturbing Intense Movie Scenes', it would be fine for me. My first poll in this series was a special feature, too.  Else the western genre is not yet used. Crime, drama, music, animation, something like these would be fine picks. Doing the poll on a special genre simplifys the whole thing. A link to the former and the next poll would be nice, too. ;)

Tell me your thoughts. If you want it, start it. At the end - it's for fun. :D

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I will think about it. I got to finish up my western cooking quote poll and definitely resume work on my which version of “A Christmas Carol” would Dickens approve of. Remember, while Dickens did toterate play adaptions (as that day’s advertisement to buy the book) and school plays which he couldn’t stop, Dickens really did like people messing around with it, plagiarizing it or priating it. He was an early advocate of copyright and international copyright laws and the rights and royalties of authors. That 175 anniversary of it’s publication is rapidly approaching.

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I had started it but there is no get satisfaction page for it yet . https://www.imdb.com/list/ls04516145/
“The Andromeda Strain”, “Star Trek 2: the Wrath Of Kahn”, “Serenity”, “Duck, You Sucker” , and “Hostiles” will be on it. And to SeventhAr7, and Breaumaster, a western film has been used - “The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly”.
“Serenity” will be a problem since it has both types of scenes in it: mass death by massacre and mass death by virus.

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The title is a little long, maybe there is a way to keep it shorter without losing the content?

'The Good, The Bad & The Ugly' can't be on any further poll of exact this poll series, because it was used in part one by Kyle.

I think it's better to make the polls on genres, because some good movies are done for further polls now. When I do a western poll in this series, there is one of the best scenes ever missing. This idea came up to my mind after the third poll coming to live. We should have had this idea earlier.

But I don't want to harm your creativity. I think your idea is also good. I like it. When it comes to these scenarios, maybe 'The Day After' or 'The Road' or 'Grave of the Fireflies' maybe a good pick. When you make a poll suggestion for it, we could suggest expamples for your consideration there.

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Oh btw that was supposed to read as “Dickens really did NOT like people messing around with it, plagiarizing it or pirating it. “

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Sorry, now I completley lost the line. What do you want to say exactly? Maybe my language skills can't reach out to understand.

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Sorry, now I completley lost the line. What do you want to say exactly? Maybe my language skills can't reach out to understand.

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Don’t worry about that. That is about another poll about “A Christmas Carol” that I want to do. I was trying to say that despite what many people may believe, Charles Dickens did not like people messing around with his story and trying to inject things and ideas into it that were not his own ideas.
I was correcting misleading typos.

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2 years ago


From your list, Judgement of Nuremberg.


For Your Consideration: Inherit the Wind (1960), (one of my all time favourite films) Henry Drummond calls Harrison Brady to the stand and questions him about The Bible.

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I second it because both the play and film are based on the real life Scopes trial. That scene actually did happen.

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I remember, it was a real great movie. I admire that, too. It's on the list. :) Good you remembered me. Thank you. :D

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Thank you for suggesting, I've put JFK to the list.

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2 years ago

i REALLY like this poll suggestion.

I probably would vote for the Your out of order scene in..and justice for all or You can't handle the truth scene in A Few Good Men. I also like prosecutor's son testimony scene and Santa Claus post office mail bag in Miracle on 34th Street (1947).



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Believe it or not, legal experts seriously discuss this movie from a legal point of view! http://www.dbadocket.org/ethics/mirac...
And how Kris’s 5th amendment rights against self incrimination were violated by the prosecution who called Kris to the stand. Legally, it was the prosecutor’s job to legally prove there was no Santa Claus. Remember, in the USA, you are innocent until you are proven guilty. And if I remember the movie correctly, the failed mental test was not introduced as evidence in the court proceedings. http://blogs.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/lawbod...

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2 years ago

Hi, urbanemovies. :)

I'm sorry I didn't allready see this movie. Are these two or is your suggestion about one scene? If these are two scene's - which one would you prefer? Please tell me and give me a line for the description. Then I'll put it to the list as you wish. Until then I put the second image on the list, it looks more funny with the grumbling judge. ;) Thank you for suggesting. :)

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The scenes are from different days of the trial, the defendant who is being committed because he believes he is Santa Claus. The defense has to prove A) there is a Santa Claus and B) the defendant who is employed as the 34th Street Macy's Santa Claus is the "real" Santa Claus and not some loony. The intensity of these scenes is a bit more quirky than most of the others in your suggestions.

In a surprising move, the defense lawyer calls the prosecutor's son to the stand and uses comments his father (the prosecutor) made stating there was a Santa Claus and that his father never lies as proof the prosecution believes in Santa Claus. The prosecutor also took his son to visit the defendant at Macy's and told his son the defendant was Santa Claus as proof he was the real Santa Claus. All of this testimony is in direct contradiction to the case the State has already made stating the opposite.

The next day, the post office delivers thousands of letters addressed to Santa Claus to the defendant in court. The defense uses this as evidence that an official government agency believes in Santa Claus and that the defendant is him since it is illegal to deliver mail to another person than the addressee. The crafty work by the defense puts the judge in a real pickle as he is up for re-election and does not want to be the man who sent Santa Claus to jail, so the defendant is set free.

I prefer the prosecutor's son testimony because it undermines his whole case with his own words as he told his son the opposite of what he is claiming in court to institutionalize Kris Kringle. In both instances, the defense puts the prosecutor and judge into quite a quandary, their squirming behavior is intense and funny at the same time. It should be a well seen option as the movie has been remade several times.

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Thank you for the wide explanation. So I put the first image on the list. Is it ok for you, when I shortcut the text to: "The prosecutor's son's testimony." ? I'll do it in advance, but can change it later, if you want.

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I can't seem to find a better image due to it being an older film, I do recall Jerome Cowan as District Attorney Thomas Mara was extremely frustrated by not being able to properly cross-examine his own son and by having his own words used to undermine his case. (again in a funny way)

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I can't say anything about it, because I didn't see that movie. So I am set to use your suggested words in the description. I used your words you made up first here, and I thank you for describing me the situation. I guess I mostly understood it. if there are better words for this situation, I'm open for them. What would you write in the description?

It seems to be a funny movie for children. I know that, we had some of them too - when I was a kid. And many of them were from America. It's ok to watch quirky movies. And it's ok to put them to more serious trial movies, when the heart of it is bound to mankind.

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Such movies are for children to learn about the positive matters of justice.
Now I'm really curious. I guess I should finally watch this movie at Amazon stream.

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[ spoiler]Prosecutor is befuddled and his whole case is undermined; when his own words are used against him during his son's testimony on his father's stated beliefs on Santa Claus.[/spoiler]

I think this statement would best fully describe this scene, in the context of the question, both for those who have and have not seen the movie.

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Thank you, I guess the old one will be the first I'll watch.
The old movies have their own magic.

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urbanemovies:
Thank you very much. I added your description to the image. Maybe I watched that movie when I was a kid. When you wrote it, I remembered that content slightly - but it must be more than 35 years ago, if I really watched it!

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Some films that have intense trails AND scenes of discovering mass death. ( I’m just too tired to do hyperlinks right now.)
- In Cold Blood https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0061809/...
- Helter Skelter https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0074621/... ( just viewing the trailer will give you a few good picks for which scene to choose.)
Some others
- The Verdict https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0084855/... here he calls the judge a former bagman for the mob.
- My Cousin Vinny (Mona Lisa Vito‘s testimony — it is not intense but it is really a good scene where Vinny puts on the stand his girlfriend as an expert witness on cars eventhough she is studying to be a beautician. The smug prosecutor tries to discredit her through trick questions only to find out that she really does have an encyclopedic knowledge of automobiles.) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0104952/...
- The Paradine Case https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0039694/... One word: Hitchcock!

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I think the My Cousin Vinny scene belongs too, intense isn't always screaming and yelling, it also can go the other way, so long as it is impassioned.

Definition of intense 

1a : existing in an extreme degree the excitement was intense intense pain

b : having or showing a characteristic in extreme degree intense colors

2 : marked by or expressive of great zeal, energy, determination, or concentration intense effort

3a : exhibiting strong feeling or earnestness of purpose an intense student

b : deeply felt

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dgranger:

Ok, so where do you want to put the suggestions you mentioned? On this list or on your own list? I would suggest to put it on your poll suggestion, because it still has not so many options, yet. But I will take a look at your links. Please be patient. I just caught the flu and I might be offline for some time to get healthy again. I don't remember to have seen one of them. If I should put one or some on the list, I would need an image link and a description of the intense scene.

urbanemovies:

Thank your for the definitions. I might add 'My Cousin Vinnie'. If I would have seen the movie, I guess I would have put it on the list by myself. My main problem is, that I don't know what Image is showing the intense scene. You might help me picking the fitting image and the line to describe, so I will put it on the list. So first, thank you for suggesting and helping. :) It might take some time for me to answere.

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0104952/...
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0104952/...
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0104952/...
This were she had to dragged into court at the beginning of the scene because she and Vinny just had a fight. In fact Vinny has asked the judge if he could treat her as a hostile witness. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0104952/...
The next one is at the end of the scene where she had just realized that she had just won the case for Vinny and the two are making up.
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0104952/...

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Thank you. I've put it on the list.

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You can use “In Cold Blood” because they stopped the scene short before finding the bodies. But during the trial scene, Perry remembers the slaughter.
You can used Helter Skelter” because it was remade. I’m using the 1976 version.

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But was her testimony legal? https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=qFtB6yO...

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dgranger:

I'm about to put 'The Case Paradin' on the list. Maybe you want to suggest an image of the movie and the line, I would put to it?

And 'In Cold Blood' would be another option. I'd put it on the list. But I don't know the movie. So I need an image of the scene and a line for it, too. :D

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dgranger:

I'm about to put 'The Case Paradin' on the list. Maybe you want to suggest an image of the movie and the line, I would put to it?

And 'In Cold Blood' would be another option. I'd put it on the list. But I don't know the movie. So I need an image of the scene and a line for it, too. :D