Stand By Me

Movie • 1986 • Crime  

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After learning that a stranger has been accidentally killed near their rural homes, four Oregon boys decide to go see the body. On the way, Gordie Lachance, Vern Tessio, Chris Chambers and Teddy Duchamp encounter a mean junk man and a marsh full of leeches, as they also learn more about one another and their very different home lives. Just a lark at first, the boys' adventure evolves into a defining event in their lives.
This movie contains 45 potentially triggering events.
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Does the dog die?
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Abandonment
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Anonymous1313
Parents are neglectful.
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Is an animal abandoned?
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Abuse
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RedEyeJedi
The narrator, as well as two other boys, describe various forms of abuse, none shown on screen. One character has their ear badly burned on a stove by his father.
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PinkSparkle16
Never explicit forgiveness but Teddy's father is abusive towards him but Teddy continues to defend him when the man at the junkyard makes fun of his father.
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Is someone stalked?
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LJConrad
Spoken about but not shown.
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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Sid
Gordy’s father is neglectful and makes him think that becoming a writer isn’t a real job
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Is someone abused with a belt?
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Is a child abused?
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LJConrad
Two children have physically abusive fathers, mentioned but not shown. Scenes showing emotional neglect of a child. All three of these children break down during the film due to the way they are treated either by their families or the town. One child is assaulted by a teenager.
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Addiction
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BlueRhapsody
Numerous child characters smoke cigarettes throughout the film.
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Is there addiction?
9 supporters
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NC98
Talks about one of the main character's father having a severe alcohol addiction.
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indigostars
Chris’ father is an alcoholic
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Animal
Were animals harmed in the making?
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Does a horse die?
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
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Are animals abused?
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Is there a dead animal?
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Is an animal sad?
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Are rabbits harmed?
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Does a cat die?
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Does a pet die?
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Does a dragon die?
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Are there spiders?
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Are there alligators/crocodiles??
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Are there snakes?
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Are there sharks?
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Are there bugs?
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Multiple people are shown pulling leeches off their skin.
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Assault
Does a woman get slapped?
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Is someone drugged?
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Is there pedophilia?
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There's a scene where the boys are play fighting in the water and dunking each other under water
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Is rape mentioned?
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RedEyeJedi
A character throws another character to the ground and threatens to burn his face with a lot cigarette.
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Chris restrains Teddy while he's kicking and screaming multiple times
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Is someone sexually assaulted?
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Is someone's mouth covered?
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Bodily Harm
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NC98
One of the antagonist friends gets a word carved into his arm by another person of the group. The person consented to this however it can still be triggering.
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Are any hands damaged?
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Are there dislocations?
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No_Brain_Cells
A fatal throat stabbing is mentioned towards the end of the movie
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Sid
There’s a choke hold and the boys dunk each other in a swamp
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Is there decapitation?
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Is there cannibalism?
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Sid
Someone is killed by a train
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Is someone choked?
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Sid
Teddy has a disfigured ear from where his father pressed it into a hot stove
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Is someone buried alive?
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Is there body horror?
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Is there amputation?
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Does a head get squashed?
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Is there Achilles Tendon injury?
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Is there a hanging?
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Does someone asphyxiate?
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Are any teeth damaged?
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RedEyeJedi
A character briefly faints.
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Does someone break a bone?
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Does someone have a seizure?
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BlueRhapsody
A leech latches onto a character's genitals, we see him reach into his clothing to pull it out, there is blood and the leech is visible, he faints.

There is mention of a dog that allegedly is trained to bite genitalia, the dog turns out to be fairly harmless and no one is bitten.
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Is there finger/toe mutilation?
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Is someone tortured?
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ilovefinnwolfhard55
not torture as such, but a main character gets held down by an older boy and is threatened to have a cigarette put out into his eye unless he takes back a comment he made. throughout this, the character is begging for him to stop
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Does someone fall down stairs?
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NC98
Gordie & Vern do plummet down from falling off the track, but by sheer luck neither of them sustain an injury from it.
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LJConrad
Not during the film but one character is called Eyeball and has a scar around his eye.
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Is someone stabbed?
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Although not seen visually, an author types a story on a computer where he uses the phrase "he was stabbed in the throat" at the end of the movie.

A child is also threatened by another youth with a knife to his throat.
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Is there excessive gore?
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Children
Is an infant abducted?
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Does a kid die?
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atthehuskinbee
Not only are the main characters trying to find the body of a dead boy(and the dead body is shown on screen), Gordie's brother is also mentioned to have been killed, and his funeral is shown in a dream sequence.
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Is a minor sexualized?
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Creepy Crawly
Are there bedbugs?
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Death
Does someone sacrifice themselves?
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Does a major character die?
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Does a non-human character die?
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Does someone die?
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RedEyeJedi
A young person is killed by a train, not shown.
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Disability
Is the r-slur used?
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LJConrad
Yes, three or four times.
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Drugs/Alcohol
Does someone overdose?
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Family
Is someone kidnapped?
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Does a parent die?
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LJConrad
No, but a beloved older brother and only supportive member of a child's family has recently died.
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Does someone cheat?
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BlueRhapsody
No, but a sentimental item is stolen from a child character.
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Does a family member die?
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
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NC98
Gordie gets chased by Chopper - a dog
Gordie & Vern run from an oncoming train, eventually Gordie tackles him & Vern from the track
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Is someone possessed?
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Are there ghosts?
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NC98
They hear noises at night in the forest they're camping in. One of the main characters jokes about it being ghosts to scare one of the other ones in the group. Eventually they conclude it must be coyotes.
It's never brought up again.
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Are there clowns?
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Main characters go swimming in a body of water.
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Is trypophobic content shown?
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Are there razors?
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Is there a shower scene?
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Are there mannequins?
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Gross
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LJConrad
No but there are two insults/ references to characters having soiled themselves.
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Does someone vomit?
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cronus.ampora
when Gordie starts talking abt the Blueberry pie eating contest there's a flashback where it's a long very emetophobia-triggering 3 minute scene where a bunch of people throw up blueberry pie on each other
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Is someone eaten?
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Is there on-screen pooping?
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5
Does someone spit?
9 supporters
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0
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LJConrad
In one scene all the children are spitting water and one of them spits it in other's face.
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Is there audio gore?
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Is there farting?
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4
Large-scale Violence
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Insertnamehere
This film is set in the 50’s
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Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
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12
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No_Brain_Cells
Mentioned briefly by the narrator
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LGBTQ+
Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
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5
Are there transphobic slurs?
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5
Yes
0
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3
Yes
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3
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Ieatrocks
I don’t think there are any lgbt people in the whole movie
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Is there bisexual cheating?
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Loss
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No_Brain_Cells
No, but a sentimental item is taken from a main character and is never returned
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Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
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Yes
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0
Sid
No but a razorblade is used to give a tattoo
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atthehuskinbee
No mental institution scene is shown. However, Teddy is mocked for having his dad in a "loony bin".
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Is there a hospital scene?
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19
Is there menstruation?
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4
Does someone have cancer?
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Mental Health
Yes
11
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2
Sid
It seems like Teddy’s dad might have PTSD from the war - he is in a mental hospital and is “prone to rages”, having a history of seriously abusing Teddy
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YourLocalINTJ
Someone’s father is discussed having a mental illness and even called “loonie”, and the son shows several signs too
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16
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NC98
There is however a scene where one of the Cobras is giving another member an arm carving "tattoo" with a small sharp object.
The person who's arm is getting carved is consenting to it.
It can be triggering but it isn't self harm.
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Is autism misrepresented?
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5
Yes
16
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NC98
Teddy's father is implied to have PTSD from his time in the army & has been confirmed to be violent towards his son. It's only mentioned, never shown.
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Is there D.I.D. misrepresentation?
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3
One character stands on the tracks of an oncoming train (intending to jump out of the way last second) but his friends thought he was trying to kill himself
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Is reality unstable or unhinged?
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5
Does someone have a meltdown?
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1
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5
Is there misophonia?
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10
Is there ABA therapy?
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4
Is there body dysphoria?
10 supporters
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6
Is there body dysmorphia?
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1
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15
Yes
0
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10
Yes
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0
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LJConrad
A child had a nightmare and several times two of the children cry due to trauma.
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Is there a claustrophobic scene?
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LJConrad
No but the main character tells a story in which a character deliberately makes himself sick.
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Is there autism specific abuse?
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19
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NC98
No but there is the scene where Teddy's attempting a train-dodge, Chris angrily pulls him off the track & berates him that he's trying to get himself killed.
They get into an arguement later.
It is not brought up after that.
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Noxious
Are there sudden loud noises?
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5
Yes
0
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3
0
YourLocalINTJ
Someone is held underwater but we don’t see it from their perspective
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Does a baby cry?
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11
Is there shakey cam?
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16
Is there screaming?
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3
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1
Is there obscene language/gestures?
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6
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2
Are there flashing lights or images?
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18
Paranoia
Is someone watched without knowing?
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4
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0
Yes
0
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8
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LJConrad
No. It briefly looks like an actor is staring directly in to camera at the end but he is looking at a computer screen.
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Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
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10
Is there childbirth?
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16
Are there abortions?
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0
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17
Are there babies or unborn children?
12 supporters
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10
Does someone miscarry?
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17
Does a pregnant person die?
10 supporters
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17
Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
34 supporters
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28
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1
3
NC98
Several to Vern Tessio.
Also several in Gordie's campfire story about the story's protagonist David Hogan.
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BlueRhapsody
A pair of cisgender boys are called "girls" as an insult.
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Does the black guy die first?
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Yes
28
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0
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NC98
Ace calls Chris the F-slur.
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NC98
There is a mention of Jewish & girls of other religions than Catholism being "easier" to get into bed made by Ace.
I don't know if that's antisemitism as I'm not Jewish.
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Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
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9
Is there hate speech?
21 supporters
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28
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0
2
NC98
Ace Merill says the F-slur to Chris in the final confrontation.
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Is a minority is misrepresented?
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6
Yes
4
No
21
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ilovefinnwolfhard55
!spoiler! chris dies.
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BlueRhapsody
The slur reta** is used several times.
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Are there n-words?
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17
Is there aphobia?
14 supporters
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1
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5
Race
Is there blackface?
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0
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4
Relationships
Is there a large age gap?
27 supporters
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0
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9
Religious
Is religion discussed?
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Yes
1
No
3
Are there demons or Hell?
8 supporters
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0
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3
Sex
Yes
3
No
15
3
atthehuskinbee
Sexual content is talked about, but not shown.
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2
Sid
There’s a conversation about a cartoon character having nice tits
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Yes
0
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7
4
Minor spoiler! There's a scene where the boys get leeches from swimming in a lake and strip to their underwear to remove them but it's not sexual
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Is there bestiality?
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5
Is there BDSM?
12 supporters
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3
Does someone lose their virginity?
9 supporters
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0
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4
Are there incestuous relationships?
National Sexual Assault Hotline 800.656.4673
58 supporters
Yes
0
No
17
4
NC98
Chris retaliates to Ace - leader of the Cobras - that he should go home & f--- his mother some more.
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Sexism
5
QuintusHazard
Teddy, Chris and Gordie each cry through the course of the movie - despite the boys usually making fun of each other, they are comforting and supportive whenever one of them is crying.
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Sickness
Does someone have a stroke?
7 supporters
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0
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6
3
Sid
Teddy is rejected from the army for having poor eyesight and a disfigured ear
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Is there dementia/Alzheimer's?
1 supporters
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0
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6
Is someone terminally ill?
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Yes
0
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3
Social
Is someone homeless?
1 supporters
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0
No
6
Are there anti-abortion themes?
24 supporters
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0
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3
Are there fat suits?
15 supporters
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Yes
0
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5
Is existentialism debated?
5 supporters
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0
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3
Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
2 supporters
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0
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17
Are there end credit scenes?
15 supporters
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0
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3
Yes
12
No
7
1
rie
I would say it’s a little bittersweet
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
12 supporters
Yes
3
No
16
2
atthehuskinbee
There's no car wreck on screen, but Gordie's brother is mentioned to have died in a jeep accident.
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1
LJConrad
A car plays chicken with an oncoming truck. Also several scenes of trains honking.
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Does a plane crash?
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0
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19
Yes
2
No
16
6
NC98
- There are mentions of Gordie's older brother Denny dying in a car crash before the movie;
- The kid's body they're looking for is heavily implied to have died by getting hit by a train;
- Teddy almost gets hit by a train, Chris pulls him off the track;
- Vern & Gordie almost get hit by a train, Gordie tackles Vern over the ledge of the tracks to the floor.
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Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
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Is there blood/gore?
37 supporters
Yes
22
No
1
1
LJConrad
A character's fingers are bloodied after removing a leech. Another character has a tattoo cut into his arm. Dried blood on a corpse.
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Does someone drown?
11 supporters
Yes
0
No
17
1
BlueRhapsody
The main characters playfully push each other under the water, no one is seriously injured.
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
25
No
1
3
indigostars
No one is actually shot by the gun, but they are threatened
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