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Poll: Best Interrogation Scene

Interrogation, questioning, interpellation, are all words for unmasking the truth. These scenes are intense, torturous, and sometimes amusing to those of us with a dark sense of humor. Which interrogation scene do you think is best?

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    The Spanish Inquisition (1970)

    Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition. They come interrogating people with a weaponry of elements including surprise, fear, ruthlessness, an almost fanatical devotion to the Pope . . . How do you plead? - Suggested by alioth4.
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    Marathon Man (1976)

    Babe is asked over and over a nonsensical question "is it safe" by an evil dentist who is willing to supply "relief or discomfort" depending on what one answers to him.
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    Blade Runner (1982)

    Leon Kowalski is given the Voight-Kampff test designed to distinguish replicants from humans based on their emotional response to questions. The interrogation ends violently when this replicant doesn't like being asked about "his mother."
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    Brazil (1985)

    Sam Lowry is held as an enemy of the dystopian state and interrogated by a man in chubby baby mask.
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    Basic Instinct (1992)

    An interrogation where the suspect (Catherine Tramell) turns the tables and the questioners are questioned. She has nothing to hide, literally (reference to that famous leg uncrossing scene).
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    Reservoir Dogs (1992)

    Mr. Blonde cuts off a cop's ear and douses him in gasoline all to the beat of the Super Sounds of the Seventies.
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    True Romance (1993)

    Clifford Worley accepts his fate and angers his racist Sicilian interrogator by giving him a little history lesson.
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    Toy Story (1995)

    Sid the not-so-happy-child interrogates Woody burns him with a magnifying glass so that he will talk. Luckily for Woody, Sid's pop tarts are more important to him and that there is a old bowl of cereal milk lying around to ease his pain.
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    The Usual Suspects (1995)

    The questioning of Roger 'Verbal' Kint, a criminal who was the sole survivor of a firefight, is the basis for this entire movie.
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    Deceiver (1997)

    Textile company heir Wayland is accused of murder, and is a heavy drinker and compulsive liar, who is prone to memory losses and periods of heavy violence. With the help of his wealth and power he gets access to interrogators' own dark secrets. - Suggested by yrnej.
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    L.A. Confidential (1997)

    A criminal plays it tough but quickly gives in when Bud White forces a revolver in his mouth and starts playing Russian roulette.
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    Monsters, Inc. (2001)

    Randall hooks up Mike to the Scream Extractor and plans to destroy him if he doesn't tell him where the kid is.
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    Man on Fire (2004)

    John Creasy has a man's hands tied to a steering wheel. After losing multiple fingers and having the wounds closed up by a car cigarette lighter, John Creasy gets what he wants and drives the man off a cliff.
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    The Punisher (2004)

    The Punisher holds a blow torch in front of Mickey telling him that he will burn his flesh and that it will instantly kill his nerve endings so that all he will feel is a cold touch. So after a few pokes with a popsicle Mickey tells the Punisher everything only to see how foolish he was when he is let go. - Suggested by jamesh5.
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    Batman Begins (2005)

    Batman dangles a corrupt cop off of a roof, drops him down a couple times for kicks and in his iconic voice demands "Where are the other drugs going!"
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    V for Vendetta (2005)

    Evey is held captive, tortured and interrogated for information about the whereabouts of V the revolutionary vigilante. In the process she learns to live without fear.
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    Casino Royale (2006)

    James Bond is tied up naked to a chair and his man-goods take a beating. But he seems to enjoy this (a little too much) and taunts his captor to continue hitting him because he has an itch in his nether regions.
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    Dexter (2006)

    In Season 3 Episode 6 titled "Sí se puede", Ramon Prado is interrogating a man for information about his brother's supposed killer and tortures him by spraying a shaken up soda pop up his nostrils.
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    The Lives of Others (2006)

    An East Berlin Secret Police shows the tactics of non-stop interrogation and how to know if a subject is lying.
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    The Dark Knight (2008)

    Batman wants information about the whereabouts of the Joker, but Salvatore Maroni won't talk knowing he wouldn't die from the height. His lips loosen after he falls a couple of stories and breaks his ankles.
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    The Dark Knight (2008)

    The Gotham City Police Department leaves the Joker's questioning to Batman who is a little unorthodox. Though in a "fuzzy" state after his head gets slammed on a table, the Joker is in full control only giving away what he wants them to know.
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    Slumdog Millionaire (2008)

    Jamal is arrested, interrogated, tortured, strung up and electrocuted with a car battery connected to his toes to find out how he cheated on the Indian version of "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?" - Suggested by jamesh5.
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    Inglourious Basterds (2009)

    While looking for hidden Jews to exterminate the German SS Colonel, Hans Landa (The Jew Hunter), interrogates a French dairy farmer, Perrier LaPadite, over a nice hospitable glass of milk.
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    Inglourious Basterds (2009)

    A German officer is asked for the location of military personnel. He "respectfully refuses" and is introduced to the Donny Donowitz "The Bear Jew" and his American baseball bat.
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    Inglourious Basterds (2009)

    Lieutenant Aldo Raine asks Bridget von Hammersmark (who is lying on an operating table) what happened at the bar and why three of his men are dead. When she doesn't give a straight answer he sinks his finger into the bullet wound on her leg until he is satisfied. - Suggested by jamesh5.
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    Kick-Ass (2010)

    The gangsters put a low class criminal in a lumber treating machine and essentially create a human microwave. He doesn't last long enough to answer their questions.
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    The Avengers (2012)

    Black Widow on the phone: "I'm in the middle of an interrogation with this moron who is giving me everything." Here's the twist she is the one tied up in a chair. Not for long.