26. Francisco Flores In Traffic (2000)
Assassinated By: Sniper hired by General Salazar
Cause of Death: Shot from behind in a parking lot
In Steven Soderbergh's unconventional drug saga Traffic, the world of illegal drug trading is displayed through different viewpoints. The enforcement side features an assassin, Francisco Flores (Clifton Collins, Jr.), hired by a drug cartel to kill an informant. Only, Flores' plan backfires—literally.
Taking the difficult route, Flores plants a car bomb inside the vehicle that his mark will soon board. Right as he finishes the installation, though, Flores himself is assassinated by an unseen sniper, for earlier transgressions. The car bomb then goes off, killing one of the DEA agents but not the intended informant. Somebody should've told Flores that car bombs only work in mob movies.