- The climactic shootout in the rain, a gorgeously filmed sequence that truly makes you feel the emotion going on.
- The scene where Michael confronted Rooney, and the memorable line. Incredibly powerful scene by Paul Newman, even when seen without context.
And there is only one guarantee... none of us will see heaven.
- After Rooney is taken out of the picture, Nitti gives up Conner's location to Michael. All we see is one long, smooth tracking shot as Michael's lit in silhouette walking down the hallway to Conner's hiding spot, the end of which he unceremoniously caps him while in the bathtub before walking off.