5 Memorable Movie Scenes with Bathroom Partitions
Jurassic Park (1993)
Jurassic Park is a book by Michael Crichton that shows the huge scientific advancements of man (being able to bring back ancient creatures) turning back on man in an unexpected turn of events. The Jurassic Park is meant to be state of the art vacationing but it turns out to be a feeding frenzy due to one greedy park employee catastrophically shutting down security systems by accident trying to steal dinosaur embryos to competition. The lack of security systems allows these ancient dinosaurs to roam freely across the island. One famous scene is when Donald Gennaro, the lawyer for John Hammond, is met by a tyrannosaurus rex while using the restroom.
Karate Kid (1984)
The original Karate Kid was made in 1984 and was remade in 2010. Daniel is a bullied teen who finds help from a karate master to learn the art of karate to thwart off a group of bullies picking on him who all come from the same karate school. Being a dark haired italian kid he did not fit in with the california surfer types. Daniel is lucky to see Mr. Miyagi his elderly neighbor while in distress being beaten up, Mr. Miyagi outfights a dozen teenagers then promises to teach Daniel. Daniel tries to get back at the bullies for there tormenting by pranking one of them while he is occupied in the stall giving him an unwanted water shower. To watch this unforgettable scene click here to see on YouTube.
True Lies (1994)
In this action comedy from James Cameron, Arnold Schwarzenegger, California’s governor from 2003-2011, lives a double life as Harry Tasker. Harry an operative of a covert US counter-terrorism task force called Omega Sector while he tells his family he is a computer salesman often gone on sales trips. During the omega sector’s mission to infiltrate a terrorist group Harry finds himself in a very memorable fight scene in a public restroom. You’ll have to watch the scene to understand why it’s memorable in cinema history. In this epic fast paced scene Arnold Schwarzenegger only has one line “here cool off”.
American History X (1998)
American History X is about the determination of a reformed violent white supremacist Derek (Edward Norton) to protect his younger brother from following down any of the same paths. Derek’s younger brother Danny Vinyard (Edward Furlong) finds himself mixed into violent situations in the bathroom at school. Race driven feuds lead to a murder in the restroom in this extremely tense film filed with harsh prejudice and discrimination.
Pulp Fiction (1994)
Every time Vincent Vega (John Travolta) goes to the bathroom in the story, something bad happens. Quentin Tarantino is widely known as one of the most violent gory directors of all time. He separates his films with the mundane everyday life versus the extreme and dangerous. Big events can play out very differently in the movie based on unglamourous, dull details. There is symbolism as well as foreshadowing using bathroom imagery throughout the movie. It’s said the isolation in the bathroom throughout the movie is a symbol for a lonely death.