I'm trying to remember a movie in which, after some space flight and perhaps in a hanger, the protagonist and his love interest are queued up to be executed. This is done by being pressed up against a wall with saws cutting along comical outlines of organs.

Most of the people in line are apathetic and I think maybe they were being executed for illegal immigration rather than crime. There is a guard ushering them forward and we see someone else get executed/harvested before dropping down a hatch in the floor. I think the protagonist escapes by entering the chamber with the love interest and dodging the saws before falling with her down the hatch.

I don't remember this as being a very good movie and maybe I just caught this one scene on TV but its stuck with me.

  • Can you edit in when you may have seen this? Can you remember any other plot points about it?
    – TheLethalCarrot
    Sep 6, 2018 at 14:07

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This is pilot movie for Lexx, I Worship his Divine Shadow.

Convicted criminals are put in for processing and have their organs removed (on a conveyor belt) for inclusion in the "Protein Bank"

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    And the crimes they're convicted of are pretty obviously not stuff you'd expect a death penalty for -- being late to work too many times, for instance.
    – Zeiss Ikon
    Sep 6, 2018 at 16:02
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    @ZeissIkon Your lax attitude toward compliance has been duly noted and may be used against you in a court of surgery, citizen. Sep 6, 2018 at 16:10
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    Might also note that citizens (in line for execution or otherwise) are told the harvested organ go to a transplant program, when in fact they were being fed the the Gigashadow.
    – Zeiss Ikon
    Sep 6, 2018 at 16:12
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    @ZeissIkon - You have incurred 5 de-merits. Please report to correction centre number 40
    – Valorum
    Sep 6, 2018 at 16:15
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    Wait, I'm not Stanley Ipkiss, I'm looking for Stanley Ipkiss. Guess he's not here.
    – Zeiss Ikon
    Sep 6, 2018 at 16:50

Might be not movie, but a series - the first episode of "LEXX - The Dark Zone" had pretty much what you described. TV Tropes (obligatory warning, the link will eat your time and brain) lists organ harvesting in LEXX as example for the "Cruel and Unusual Death" trope.

The Episode is on youtube, the scene starts about 24:50.

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