Hands and Arms on Film – Val Kilmer’s Elbow

elbowIn this scene from Heat, with Robert DeNiro, Kilmer and DeNiro’s characters have a conversation in a beach house.

None of the conversation revolves around Val Kilmer’s huge, swollen, purple elbow. This looks like olecranon bursitis to me – a very common condition.

If you know of another hand or arm condition in the movies or on TV, let me know in the Comments!


  1. Phil says

    You see this same issue with Val Kilmer in the film Joe The King.

    It is not purple though; but the elbow looks swollen just like in your pic.

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