The Pen is Mightier: Pens and Pencils Used as Weapons in Movies

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Pens and pencils are no joke when used as weapons.  It doesn’t take an action hero or a spy to puncture skin with a writing utensil, as I had the misfortune of finding out in fourth grade.  Sometimes, all it takes is a second-grader holding a pencil under your seat before you sit down.  And it hurts.

Anyway, I got to thinking about scenes in movies where pens or pencils are used as weapons, and a few definitely stuck out in my mind.  I know I never want to be on the receiving end of a pencil again.

Batman

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQspfmnJzWo

Come on, Joker.  You’re above puns.

The Dark Knight

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KX3OriDpgg

The most famous magic trick since sawing a woman in half.  And maybe Joker isn’t above puns (Let’s not “blow” this out of proportion).

Red Eye

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsyXg9ogbvw

Ouch.

Grosse Point Blank

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0ScNLt2zNc

A classic fight scene with some great improvisation by Martin Blank.

The Running Man

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pPrh5RYP7Q

I can’t embed the video, but you can click through to see Ben Richards sign his name emphatically.

Casino

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UHNTkVqWpQ

Nicky Santoro is an absolute maniac.  But I suppose a pen beats a vice on the head.

The Bourne Identity

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rjtkqs3WLM

Jason Bourne can use pretty much anything as a weapon, and he uses a ball-point pen at 1:06 in the above clip.

Any scenes you can think of that I left out?  I’m pretty sure Jason from the Friday the 13th movies takes a pen in the eye at some point…


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