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I'm pretty sure this is the ending from a film, but there is a chance it may be a TV series instead, hence the extra tag.

This is a film seen recently, set in modern day America.

All I can remember from the film is that the ending scene is on a building's roof. The bad guy has two friends (possibly relations, possibly wife and mistress) of the hero held at gunpoint and he asks the hero which of the two he should kill, otherwise both will die. The hero struggles with the decision, the bad guy gets more and more agitated. The hero eventually chooses someone, and at that point the unchosen person strikes the bad guy with a pipe, or bat or some other physical weapon they were holding. The bad guy then gets killed. I seem to remember that the hero was in pretty bad shape by this point in the film and think they fell to the floor afterwards.

I thought for a while that it was the film Twelve Rounds, but re-reading the IMDB description it doesn't mention this ending. It does end on the roof of a building though, so maybe it really is that film I'm thinking of.

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Haha, villain makes hero choose between two people they care about. What movies doesn't this happen in? – Matt Dec 13 '13 at 15:14
to me seems that villain is doing a major favor for hero there. – Dredd Dec 13 '13 at 17:57
I appreciate it's not a lot to go on, but I cannot remember anything else! – Rob Dec 16 '13 at 15:41
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There is a very similar scene in the last episode of the BBC TV series Luther where this happens.

Near the end of the episode Luther is forced to choose which of two women (both his friends) the protagonist will shoot. The threat is real as he has already killed a police colleague of Luther's earlier in the episode. The scene takes place on a the roof of a tall building.

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By jove, I think that's it! – Rob Dec 18 '13 at 10:37
So it turned out not to be set in America, I'm sure that impression came since I was thinking on Twelve Rounds at the time. Also not a film! ( but then Luther is pretty long-form so that's not too bad a mistake to make) Great job in identifying this! – Rob Dec 18 '13 at 10:45

Is it The Ledge you are talking about?

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Thank you, but I don't think this is the film. The scene I remember is right at the end of the film, the rest of the film is set elsewhere as far as I can recall. – Rob Dec 18 '13 at 9:12

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