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    Best three minutes in a movie

    There are lots of great movies out there, but my wife and I had a conversation about the best parts of movies. Mine came down to the dinner scene in Eddie Murphy's version of The Nutty Professor or the "You can't handle the truth" part of A Few Good Men.

    I'm sure there are dozens, if not hundreds, of other examples out there. So, what do you think is the best three minutes of film?

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    The refrigerator scene in 9 1/2 weeks with Kim Basinger

    Chariot race in Ben-Hur

    Final confrontation/fight scene in Gladiator

    Last three minutes of Shawshank Redemption.
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    The part in Memento when they reveal what was actually going on (Didn't want to give away spoilers. You are just going to have to watch the movie).

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    The opening scene from Apocalypse Now. The jungle is seen from a distance, you see glimpses of Huey helicopters cutting through the air as the eerie sitar-esque opening notes begin to ring out. Just as the first line is sung "This is the end...", the jungle erupts in a Napalm blaze. Cinematic genius IMH


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    Nigel Tufnel showing off his guitars and special amp in Spinal Tap.
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    Any three from Christmas Vacation.

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    The reveal in The Usual Suspects....

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    Phoebe Cates coming out of the pool in Fast Times At Ridgemont High...

    anything in Caddyshack..."hey whitey, where's your hat?!?"...

    the punishment skating scene in Miracle..."AGAIN!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by mapleleaf14 View Post
    Phoebe Cates coming out of the pool in Fast Times At Ridgemont High...
    I'll have to think about this, but the Phoebe Cates scene is going to be hard to beat....

    Maybe Slim Pickins going through the survival kit contents in Dr. Strangelove.
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    Best 3 minutes?

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    Pacino and DeNiro in the diner in "Heat."
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    Quote Originally Posted by JMintzer View Post
    Best 3 minutes?

    My wedding night...
    In a film?

    Did the photographer charge extra, or just collect royalties?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JustRob View Post
    In a film?

    Did the photographer charge extra, or just collect royalties?
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    Phoebe Cates has my vote..
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    The train scene in Risky Business, with the Tangerine Dream soundtrack, was always a favorite.
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    Or the part where Capt Willard asks the guy with the the grenade launcher..."Hey soldier...do you know who's in command here?... The soldier says...Yeh....

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    Die Hard...... (sorry, this is the best version YouTube has to offer)

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