The Plague Dogs

Movie • 1982 • Adventure  

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The Plague Dogs is a 1982 animated film based on the 1977 novel of the same name by Richard Adams. The story is centred on two dogs named Rowf and Snitter, who escape from a research laboratory in Great Britain. In the process of telling the story, the film highlights the cruelty of performing vivisection and animal research for its own sake.
This movie contains 25 potentially triggering events.
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Does the dog die?
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christopherleepompa
Simply put, if you are deeply disturbed by any depiction of animal cruelty, do not watch this movie.
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Unanswered Triggers
Does a pet die?
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Is an animal abandoned?
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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 rabbits harmed?
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QuintusHazard
Rabbits are kept in the scientific facility. Despite their cramped conditions, they aren't actually harmed onscreen.
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Are there abusive parents?
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Are there transphobic slurs?
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Is there body horror?
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Abuse
Is someone stalked?
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Is there domestic violence?
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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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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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Kitty
a fox dies and is seen dead
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Are animals abused?
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Lostsoullover
The whole movie is about the cruelty of humans and animal testing.
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EllieAdkinson
Dogs struggle with their environment and engage in verbal arguments with one another, but no actual dogfights like the question intended.
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QuintusHazard
At the start of the movie when Harry is feeding the dogs in their pens, he finds that one of the dogs has died in its pen and removes the body. A little later on, the dog's body is put into the furnace where Rowf and Snitter are resting. Dead sheep are seen throughout as Rowf and Snitter hunt. When The Tod is killed near the end of the movie, he is partially seen dead when a soldier picks him up by the tail.
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Does a cat 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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Assault
Is there pedophilia?
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Is someone sexually assaulted?
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Bodily Harm
Is there shaving/cutting?
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ellaur
In an experiment, a dog is left to drown to death, before being pulled out and resuscitated, only for the process to repeat.
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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 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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Are any teeth damaged?
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Does someone break a bone?
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Redz
One of the dogs went through a brain surgery and suffer seizures as a result.
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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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UnagioLucio
Dog are experimented upon in cruel ways.
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Does someone fall down stairs?
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QuintusHazard
The Tod startles a hunter at the top of a cliff, causing him to fall to his death.
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Is there eye mutilation?
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Is there excessive gore?
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Children
Does a kid die?
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Is a minor sexualized?
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Disability
Is the r-slur used?
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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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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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QuintusHazard
At the start of the movie, Rowf's head suddenly appears above the water with a bark that might startle viewers. This happens after the camera zooms up quickly towards the top of the tank from the bottom.
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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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Is there a shower scene?
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Gross
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Not wet themselves, exactly, but there are multiple instances of dogs taking a leak, one of which results in a human female character stepping in her dog’s “puddle,” and there is one instance of a human male character taking a leak in the snow, shown from behind so you see it steaming up from the snow.
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Does someone vomit?
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Is someone eaten?
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spirochaete
The dogs eat the body of the marksman who falls to his death, although his half-eaten remains are only present in the full 103 minute version.
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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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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
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QuintusHazard
Snitter often suffers flashbacks to his master's death, brought on by roads and a drain as straight as the lines on a road.
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Does someone self harm?
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QuintusHazard
Snitter, who could be considered to be mentally ill due to the surgeries performed on his brain, lashes out at Rowf near the beginning of the movie, though this is just to get them out of a furnace where they are in danger.
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Is there misophonia?
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QuintusHazard
Near the start of the movie, Rowf becomes angry at the sound of another dog repeatedly howling.
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Is there body dysmorphia?
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Are there anxiety attacks?
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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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Noxious
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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Does an LGBT person die?
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Are there n-words?
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Relationships
Is there a large age gap?
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Sex
Is there sexual content?
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Is someone sexually objectified?
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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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Social
Is someone homeless?
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Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
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UnagioLucio
The fox that travels with the dogs is killed. What ultimately happens to the two main dogs is not shown, but it is likely that they drowned.
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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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QuintusHazard
Snitter's owner is shown to have been hit by a car in a flashback. In the movie the owner is no longer seen and it is reasonable to assume that he is dead, however the book shows that Snitter's owner survived and recovered in hospital.
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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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UnagioLucio
There are several scenes of dogs drowning or almost drowning.
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UnagioLucio
Yes, and it's a particularly disturbing and tragic example. The dogs find a friendly hunter who greets them. While jumping at his legs in excitement, one of the dogs accidentally pulls the trigger on the man's rifle, shooting him in the face.
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