The Deer Hunter

Movie • 1978 • Drama  

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A group of working-class friends decides to enlist in the Army during the Vietnam War and finds it to be hellish chaos -- not the noble venture they imagined. Before they left, Steven married his pregnant girlfriend -- and Michael and Nick were in love with the same woman. But all three are different men upon their return.
This movie contains 33 potentially triggering events.
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Does the dog die?
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jesslrand
No dogs die that I remember, but a deer does die.
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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Is an animal sad?
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Is rape mentioned?
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Are there transphobic slurs?
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Are there abusive parents?
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bigeyedboygirl
There are no abusers except for a scene where some Vietnamese soldiers captured the main characters during their enrollment in the war
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Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
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Is someone sexually objectified?
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Abandonment
Is an animal abandoned?
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Is someone stalked?
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jesslrand
Man abuses his daughter
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Is someone gaslighted?
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Is a child abused?
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Addiction
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Is there addiction?
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Does someone abuse alcohol?
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fraisierdesbois
Accordïng to Michael Deeley, the film's producer, the deer was hit with a tranquilizer dart and didn't actually die
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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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LaurenEmilyTownsend
A deer is shot and killed. You see it wobble and fall and then die.
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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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Does a dragon die?
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Are there spiders?
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Are there snakes?
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Are there bugs?
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jesslrand
No bugs, just rats
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Assault
Does a woman get slapped?
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Is there pedophilia?
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bigeyedboygirl
Yes, someone was held under water as a captive, but he managed to still be able to breath and stayed alive.
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Is someone restrained?
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Is someone sexually assaulted?
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Bodily Harm
Is there shaving/cutting?
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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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Is there amputation?
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jesslrand
It's not shown but a character does end up needing both legs amputated and other amputees are shown as well
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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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jesslrand
Guy breaks both legs and there's a pretty gross close-up of one of them
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Does someone have a seizure?
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Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
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Is there finger/toe mutilation?
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Is someone tortured?
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Sid
Very graphically for long periods of time
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Does someone fall to their death?
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Is there eye mutilation?
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fluffy8uns
There are dead bodies and broken bones and blood. None of it seems to be for shock value, but rather for showing how gruesome war is.
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Children
Is an infant abducted?
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Does a kid die?
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Is a minor sexualized?
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Death
Does a non-human character die?
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Does someone die?
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bigeyedboygirl
1 of the main characters dies, along with some scenes where strangers die from playing Russian Roulette. Otherwise, there are scenes of casualties of the Vietnam War
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Disability
Is the r-slur used?
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Drugs/Alcohol
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Family
Is someone kidnapped?
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Does a parent die?
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fluffy8uns
a background character is killed with her child.
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Does someone cheat?
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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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fraisierdesbois
Two nude old men are seen showering at the beginning of the movie. I'm not sure why people are voting "no".
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Gross
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Does someone vomit?
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Does someone spit?
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Is there audio gore?
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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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LGBTQ+
Is there bisexual cheating?
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Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
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Are needles/syringes used?
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Is there a mental institution scene?
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Is there a hospital scene?
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Does someone have cancer?
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Mental Health
Does someone suffer from PTSD?
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Short scene where the camera cuts to a man’s arm and we see some scabbed over scratches/cuts
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bigeyedboygirl
Autism was never mentioned and was not depicted in any sense that pays focus into it.
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Is a mentally ill person violent?
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Is there D.I.D. misrepresentation?
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Is there misophonia?
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Is there body dysphoria?
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Is there body dysmorphia?
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jesslrand
Steven definitely has one during the first Russian Roulette scene
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Is there a claustrophobic scene?
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Does someone have an eating disorder?
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Is there autism specific abuse?
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Sid
Several people die by Russian roulette, which is kind of suicide
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Does a baby cry?
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Is there shakey cam?
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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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Does the black guy die first?
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Are there homophobic slurs?
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Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
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Is there hate speech?
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jesslrand
F*ggot is used
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Does an LGBT person die?
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Are there n-words?
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Is there aphobia?
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Relationships
Is there a large age gap?
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Sex
Is there sexual content?
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fluffy8uns
there's nonsexual nudity
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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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Social
Is someone homeless?
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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 plane crash?
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Is someone hit by a car?
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Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
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Is there blood/gore?
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Does someone drown?
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Sid
No but people struggle to swim in the river
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Is there gun violence?
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