Taxi Driver

Movie • 1976 • Crime  

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A mentally unstable Vietnam War veteran works as a night-time taxi driver in New York City where the perceived decadence and sleaze feed his urge for violent action, attempting to save a preadolescent prostitute in the process.
This movie contains 40 potentially triggering events.
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Does the dog die?
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Is an animal abandoned?
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Is rape mentioned?
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takver
A pimp discusses "sex" with a twelve-year-old child prostitute in very crude terms.
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Is an animal sad?
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Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
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Are there anti-abortion themes?
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Is there on-screen pooping?
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Is autism misrepresented?
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Abandonment
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Sid
Iris believes that her parents don’t care about her, but we later learn that this isn’t true
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Abuse
Are there abusive parents?
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Is someone stalked?
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heyjackie
Travis stalks Betsy and there is a scene where a man is stalking his wife.
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Sid
A man says he’s going to shoot his wife
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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georgiaaaaaaaaa
jodie foster's character is gaslighted by her pimp
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Is a child abused?
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MariaClocktower
A 12 year old is used as a sex worker by a pimp
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Addiction
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Sid
Iris talks about being stoned. Travis refers to “junkies”. Easy Andy tries to sell Travis drugs
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Is there addiction?
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Sid
Matthew thinks that Travis is a cop and says “come on, I’m clean”, whilst pointing to the insides of his elbows, implying that he used to inject drugs
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Bismuth
People are shown drinking and bottles are shown, but from what I recall no one drinks in excess.
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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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Are rabbits harmed?
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Does a cat die?
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Does a pet die?
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petezaparti
The only animal in the whole movie is a bodega cat, and you don't even see it, just hear it meow.
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Does a dragon die?
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Are there spiders?
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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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Assault
Is someone drugged?
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Iris claims she has been on dope and Travis questions if the pimp makes her take it (I can't remember her answer sorry)
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Is there pedophilia?
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A grown man is in a "relationship" with a 12 year old girl and she is a prostitute for him.

There are no actual sex scenes involving her but there's a long scene of her dancing/kissing the man.
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Sid
When Travis starts getting aggressive at Betsy’s office, Tom gently holds onto him and pushes him backwards
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Sid
Iris is a victim of sex trafficking and child sexual abuse
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Bodily Harm
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Sid
You don’t see Travis shave his head but towards the end he suddenly has a different haircut. He also stabs somebody through the hand if that counts
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Does someone struggle to breathe?
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Is there cannibalism?
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Is someone crushed to death?
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Is someone burned alive?
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Is someone buried alive?
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Is there body horror?
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Melvin
Technically no, but there are some grotesque bodily disfigurements that occur from gunshot wounds.
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Is there amputation?
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Bismuth
A character’s fingers are shot off, and in an earlier scene two characters discuss how an amputee might light a match.
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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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Sid
Travis passes out at the end after being shot. We later hear that he was in a coma in critical condition
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Does someone break a bone?
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Does someone have a seizure?
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Sid
The unnamed passenger says something along the lines of “you should see what a 44 magnum does to a woman’s pussy”
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Sid
A guy has half his hand shot off
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Is someone tortured?
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Sid
Not exactly but people stumble and fall over on the stairs in the shootout scene
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Does someone fall to their death?
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Is there eye mutilation?
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Melvin
The finale is pretty famous for its excessive amount of gore.
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Children
Is an infant abducted?
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Does a kid die?
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RyanS
One of the characters is a teenaged prostitute
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Death
Does someone sacrifice themselves?
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Does a non-human character die?
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Does someone die?
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Several people are shot to death
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Disability
Is the r-slur used?
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Drugs/Alcohol
Does someone overdose?
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Family
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Sid
Iris has been trafficked
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Does a parent die?
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Does someone cheat?
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Sid
The unnamed passengers wife is cheating on him
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Is a child's toy destroyed?
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
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Is someone possessed?
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Are there ghosts?
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Are there clowns?
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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
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
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Does someone vomit?
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Sid
No, but Travis says “the smell of the flowers only made me sicker, the headaches got worse, I think I got stomach cancer”
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Is someone eaten?
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Does someone spit?
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Is there audio gore?
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When the robber at the bodega is beat by the owner there is some really gross gore noises
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Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
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Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
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Sid
No, but there are police at the end. Travis also says “the cops don’t do nothing, you know that”
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LGBTQ+
Are there transphobic slurs?
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Is there bisexual cheating?
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Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
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Sid
No, but Matthew touches the insides of his elbows to indicate injecting heroin and says “officer, I’m clean”
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Is there a mental institution scene?
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Bismuth
A character goes to a hospital offscreen, it is mentioned in a newspaper clipping and a letter which is spoken aloud.
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Sid
Travis says “I think I got stomach cancer” but doesn’t mention it again
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Mental Health
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Sid
It’s never specifically stated that Travis has PTSD and he never has any flashbacks or nightmares, but it’s a reasonable assumption. He was honourably discharged from the marines and fought in Vietnam, and he has a charred Vietcong flag in his apartment. During the scenes when he is shirtless you can see a huge scar on his shoulder
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Sid
Travis holds his hand over a cooker
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Sid
Travis is mentally ill (although it’s never stated exactly what his condition is) and commits a pretty horrific mass shooting at the end of the film
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Sid
Travis attempts to shoot himself in the head but his gun is empty
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Is there misophonia?
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Sid
Travis seems to have some kind of body dysmorphia. He talks about how he’s been “destroying his body” and starts exercising excessively.
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Travis doesn't say it but he makes gun motions against his head and clicks an empty gun under his chin
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MariaClocktower
The entire film focuses on the main characters paranoia
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Sid
The whole film seems to evoke a sense of claustrophobia and paranoia. At one point Travis is trapped in his taxi with a man who is clearly violent. He freezes and is visibly scared. Nothing happens but it is a tense scene
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Does someone have an eating disorder?
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Is there autism specific abuse?
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Anonymous
Someone tries to commit suicide by putting a gun under his chin and shooting, but the bullets are all used up, so he can't.
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Does a baby cry?
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Is there shakey cam?
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Sid
Swearing, hate speech, sexual conversations, pornography
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Are there flashing lights or images?
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Paranoia
Is the fourth wall broken?
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Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
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Is there childbirth?
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Are there abortions?
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Are there babies or unborn children?
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Does someone miscarry?
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Does a pregnant person die?
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Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
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socratesgonemad
The first onscreen death is a black man who is robbing a bodega.
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petezaparti
The words "queen" and "fairy" are used to describe people the main character thinks are scum that needs to be washed away. Another character says the f slur.
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Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
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Is there hate speech?
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LiamMcGreevy
Travis Bickle, the main character, refers to African Americans as "spooks".
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petezaparti
A black man tries to rob a cashier and is fatally shot
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Does an LGBT person die?
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heyjackie
A slur for little people is used.
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Are there n-words?
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Sid
The unnamed passenger wants to kill his wife because she is having an affair with a black man, whom he refers to using the n word
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Relationships
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Sid
Matthew, who looks to be in his thirties, is sexually abusing and pimping out Iris, who is twelve
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Sex
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Anonymous
Robert DeNiro's character goes to adult movie theaters, there are several prostitutes (some minors) and lots of sexual acts and sexual violence are described.
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Sid
Iris and to a certain extent Betsy
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Are there nude scenes?
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Is there bestiality?
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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Sexism
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Sickness
Does someone have a stroke?
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Sid
Travis complains of headaches and he has a bedside table covered in medication bottles in his flat
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Is there dementia/Alzheimer's?
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Social
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Sid
Homeless people in the background in some scenes
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Are there fat suits?
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Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
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Does it have a sad ending?
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
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Does a car honk or tires screech?
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Does a plane crash?
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Sid
Travis almost hits Iris with his taxi
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Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
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Is there blood/gore?
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Sid
A hell of a lot. They desaturated the colour of the blood or something but it’s still very gory. It mostly occurs during the climactic scene at the end. One pimp is shot in the stomach, another has his hand shot off and is then shot in the head, and Travis is shot in the arm and grazed in the neck, them mimes shooting himself in the head with a bloody hand
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Does someone drown?
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Sid
Lots of shooting. Travis also spends a long time practising drawing his guns and making holsters and stuff
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