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Old May 25 2010, 03:19 PM   #1
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tears of a man....

Big boys don't cry!!!! It doesn't happen that much, but sometimes a man will cry in a movie or a tv show. And I don't mean tears of joy, I mean tears of sadness. What are the most memorial "man tear" scenes you can recall?

The first that came to mind, for me, was SUPERMAN, at the end, when Lois is dead in that car and Superman pulls her out..I think he's crying in that scene..not sure..but thats the one I thought of first. I think Reeve cries at the end of Somewhere in Time also...

Jack Bauer lost it, I am pretty sure he did, when he found his wife dead at the end of season one.

What are some that you folks can recall?? and did seeing the man cry make you sad as well?

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Old May 26 2010, 12:42 AM   #2
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Re: tears of a man....

It's a subtle cry, but when Al is "ghost dancing" with his wife Beth in the second season Quantum Leap episode "M.I.A." Gets me every single time.
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Old May 26 2010, 12:49 AM   #3
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Re: tears of a man....

Steve McQueen in The Sand Pebbles crying in the engine room after his friend Po-Han was killed has always been terribly sad to me. And it's all with his back to the camera.

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Old May 26 2010, 01:02 AM   #4
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Re: tears of a man....

RobertScorpio wrote: View Post
Jack Bauer lost it, I am pretty sure he did, when he found his wife dead at the end of season one.
Jack breaks down right at the end of season 3 in a scene that was apparently shot for an earlier episode (6 to 7 AM, of course) but was moved to the end because it was considered so effective.

David Tennant's Doctor is always blubbing.

I seem to recall an episode of The Incredible Hulk where David Banner has to sacrifice a cure in order to save the day as the Hulk, and breaks down just as he transforms (or even precipitating the transformation as he does so). It may or may not have been the story where he's married to a woman who is dying of cancer.
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Old May 26 2010, 02:04 AM   #5
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Re: tears of a man....

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It's a subtle cry, but when Al is "ghost dancing" with his wife Beth in the second season Quantum Leap episode "M.I.A." Gets me every single time.
For me, it's Sam, talking to the Bartender in the series finale that does it --
BARTENDER: What do you want, Sam?
SAM (tear falling): I ... want to go home. But I can't, can I? There's something I have to put right for Al ...
And then he revisits that scene you just mentioned.
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Old May 26 2010, 02:35 AM   #6
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Re: tears of a man....

Oddly, the 1st scene that comes to mind is Captain Hammer's endless blubbering at the end of Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along-Blog. "This must be what pain feels like! Oh, mama! Someone maternal!"
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Old May 26 2010, 06:34 AM   #7
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Re: tears of a man....

LOST has well springs of dude blubber. I think the only time it ever gets to me, is when Hurley does it. I felt bloody awful during Libby's funeral

Picard's breakdown in "Family" is a very powerful scene
Liam Neeson's final breakdown in Schindler's List is profoundly moving, & haunting
Everybody gets choked up at the end of The Green Mile
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Old May 26 2010, 06:52 AM   #8
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Re: tears of a man....

Oh, when Hurley cried in the second-to-last episode, I was already on the brink of tears, but seeing the big guy cry just sent me over the edge. I can't stand to see Hugo cry!
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Old May 26 2010, 07:13 AM   #9
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Re: tears of a man....

Jimmy Stewart cried a lot in his movies, now that I think about it. his tears in Mr. Smith Goes to Washington outside the lincoln memorial comes to mind.

Not a full crying fit, but Bond's sadness at the end of On her Majesty's Secret Service is pretty raw for the character.

And Ray Wise's constant crying throughout Twin Peaks managed to be both depressing and hilarious.
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Old May 26 2010, 07:59 AM   #10
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Re: tears of a man....

Only three scenes make me tear up everytime I watch them...

Spock's death in TWoK.
William Wallace's death in Braveheart.
The last scene in Glory after charging the fort.

All three feature some of James Horner's finest work. Something about the way Horner uses strings and the rest of an orchestra during those scenes just hits me right in the emotional stomach.
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Old May 27 2010, 12:16 AM   #11
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Re: tears of a man....

Devasted by manly grief: Ed Harris when he ex-wife drowns in The Abyss.

Colin Farrell breaking down when he admits to his wife & everyone else what a contemptible little shit he's been in Phone Booth.
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Old May 27 2010, 04:24 PM   #12
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Re: tears of a man....

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Devasted by manly grief: Ed Harris when he ex-wife drowns in The Abyss.

Colin Farrell breaking down when he admits to his wife & everyone else what a contemptible little shit he's been in Phone Booth.
Damn..I forgot about those!!! Great picks Borgified Corpse!

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Old May 27 2010, 07:41 PM   #13
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Re: tears of a man....

Anthony Stewart Head in Buffy when Buffy rescues him from being tortured by Angelus. He has his back to the camera so it isn't really obvious, but he clings to Buffy and they both cry. It's a short shot but I find it moving.
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