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Fly At The Camera Ending
(permanent link) added: 2010-09-03 17:49:26 sponsor: Koncur (last reply: 2010-09-03 23:12:35)

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Harry charges the camera making his O-face.

The last scene of the movie is coming to a close. For some reason, something in the scene - perhaps a flying machine, an object, or even a character - decides to start flying, and comes straight at the camera. Just as it's about to "impact", the scene cuts to black and we go to the credits.

The flying person/object doesn't need to be actually flying, but more often than not, it is.

Most common in special-effects laden movies. After the rise of CGI, this became much more popular, but earlier movies display it as well.

Contrast Riding into the Sunset where it ends with something moving away from the camera.

This is an Ending Trope so there may be spoilers ahead.


  • The first Back to the Future ends with the De Lorian flying up in the air, turning around, then warping through time just as it hits the camera.
  • Casper ends with Casper flying up to the camera, winking, spelling out "The End", then the friendly ghost apparently trying to devour the audience.
  • Serenity has a chunk of the titular ship flying at the camera.
  • The Hitchhicker's Guide To The Galaxy ends with The Heart of Gold flying at the camera and engaging it's Infinite Improbability Drive.
  • Batman Begins ends with Batman swinging off a rooftop and into the camera.
  • The end of The Matrix. Slightly averted as he flies by the camera before it goes black.
  • The feather in Forrest Gump
  • To many fans' horror, the Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban movie ends with a freeze frame of Harry flying at the camera, so his giant face is smushed across the screen.
  • Evil Dead inverts this with the camera flying at Bruce Campbell at the end.
  • The ending of Atlantis: The Lost Empire, with an Atlantean flying machine obscuring the camera.
  • The end of Night at the Museum Battle of the Smithsonian ends with an old fashioned biplane flying at the camera.
  • Open Season ends with a rabbit thrown at the camera.

Live Action TV
  • The last episode of The Vicar of Dibley ends with Geraldine flying into the air and towards the camera. Yeah.

Video Games

Western Animation
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