Die Hard

Movie • 1988 • Action  

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NYPD cop John McClane's plan to reconcile with his estranged wife is thrown for a serious loop when, minutes after he arrives at her office, the entire building is overtaken by a group of terrorists. With little help from the LAPD, wisecracking McClane sets out to single-handedly rescue the hostages and bring the bad guys down.
This movie contains 34 potentially triggering events.
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Does the dog die?
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NearEastMugwump
There are no dogs in the movie.
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Unanswered Triggers
Does someone have a meltdown?
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Abandonment
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Is a child abandoned by a parent?
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Is an animal abandoned?
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Abuse
Are there abusive parents?
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Is someone stalked?
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Is there domestic violence?
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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Is someone gaslighted?
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Is someone abused with a belt?
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Is a child abused?
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Addiction
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neilyworm
In the very beginning a character is shown snorting drugs for a split second before trying to hide it, although it is easy to miss.
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Is there addiction?
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DVDDerek
Cocaine use
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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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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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Assault
Does a woman get slapped?
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Is someone drugged?
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Is there pedophilia?
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Is someone held under water?
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Is rape mentioned?
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Anonymous
The word is not used but it is alluded to (see jokes about sexual assault on men)
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Is someone beaten up by a bully?
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Is someone restrained?
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Is someone sexually assaulted?
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Is someone's mouth covered?
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Anonymous
“I’m not the one who just got buttfucked on national TV, Dwayne”
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Bodily Harm
Is there shaving/cutting?
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Anonymous
No, but feet
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Are there dislocations?
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Is there throat mutilation?
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neilyworm
A man is hanged, although he survives.
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Is there decapitation?
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Is there cannibalism?
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pedanther
No actual cannibalism, but a character does say "I'm going to kill and eat you" during a fight as an expression of how much he hates his opponent
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Is someone crushed to death?
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Is someone choked?
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neilyworm
There is an explosion in the middle of the film, implied to have killed two people. There is also a scene where four or five people burn inside of a car offscreen.
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wallflowers
Implied after a missile is shot at people inside a vehicle, however it is not shown
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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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KEdRuss
During a brutal round of fisticuffs, a main character strings up a terrorist motionless on a chain line. The terrorist survives and appears later in the film.
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Does someone asphyxiate?
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Are any teeth damaged?
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Does someone become unconscious?
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denialol
Neck broken, man falls to death, etc.
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Does someone have a seizure?
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Anonymous
A man standing on a table is shot from below between his feet.
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Anonymous
Someone walks on broken glass while barefoot. They are shown cleaning their wounds afterwards.
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Is someone tortured?
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Does someone fall down stairs?
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neilyworm
At the very end, the aftermath is not shown but there is a close-up on the character's face as they fall.
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Is there eye mutilation?
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Is someone stabbed?
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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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huviks
Although Al Powell tells John about a traumatic incident where he accidentally shot and killed a young boy.
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Is a minor sexualized?
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Creepy Crawly
Are there bedbugs?
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Death
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Heyna
An important hostage reveals their identity to prevent other hostages from being harmed during a search.
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pedanther
Major villains, yes, but none of the protagonists
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Does a non-human character die?
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Does someone die?
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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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neilyworm
A woman is kidnapped by the main villain and dragged to another floor of the building. It is unclear what his plan is after that, however.
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Does a parent die?
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neilyworm
A man who is said to be a father is killed onscreen, though his children are never shown. There are multiple parents and a pregnant woman put through trauma over the course of the film, however.
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Does someone cheat?
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huviks
The teddy bear survives!
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pedanther
Two of the villains are brothers, and the reaction of the second after the first is killed is a significant element of the story
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
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18
0
not jumpscares but occasionally you don’t expect something to happen
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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 natural bodies 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
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
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Does someone vomit?
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Is someone eaten?
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Is there on-screen pooping?
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Does someone spit?
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Is there audio gore?
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Is there farting?
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Large-scale Violence
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BeeGhost
The move was made long before 9/11, so no. Though people triggered by 9/11 may want to be cautious anyway, as the movie takes place in a very tall building that is hijacked by terrorists, the building explodes several times, and a character is shown falling to his death from the building.
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Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
16 supporters
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neilyworm
Yes, absolutely. The entire movie is copaganda! There's a scene where a cop mentions an accidental murder he committed, but most of the movie centers around heroic cops and everyone else is either helpless or getting in the way.
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Is there incarceration?
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LGBTQ+
Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
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Are there transphobic slurs?
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5
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Is an LGBT+ person outed?
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Is there bisexual cheating?
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Loss
Is a priceless artifact destroyed?
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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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Is there menstruation?
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Does someone have cancer?
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Mental Health
Does someone suffer from PTSD?
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Does someone have a mental illness?
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Does someone self harm?
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Is autism misrepresented?
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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 reality unstable or unhinged?
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Is there misophonia?
27 supporters
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9
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DocteurX
Quelques bruits de scie surtout psychologique
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Is there ABA therapy?
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Is there body dysphoria?
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5
Is there body dysmorphia?
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Are there anxiety attacks?
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neilyworm
A lot of the movie takes place in ventilation shafts.
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Does someone have an eating disorder?
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Is there autism specific abuse?
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15
Yes
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Noxious
Are there sudden loud noises?
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5
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Are there underwater scenes?
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Does a baby cry?
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Is there shakey cam?
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Is there screaming?
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0
Is there obscene language/gestures?
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0
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gonzogm
There are flashing lights at many points in the movie, such as muzzle flare from machine guns. The two times you see something resembling a hockey puck, be aware that you are about to see a big flash of light. When the terrorists first take over the building there are a few mins of various flashing lights such as electrical sparks. There are regularly flashing lights on the roof, beware any roof scene. There are several explosions. One is when John sends an office chair and a computer monitor down an elevator shaft. Another is when John is about to jump off the roof with the fire hose. To be honest, it's pretty bright for a few mins after he jumps.
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Paranoia
Is someone watched without knowing?
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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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edenthatapple
there is a minor character who is a pregnant woman, she and her baby are fine and never harmed
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Does someone miscarry?
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pedanther
There is a minor character who is a pregnant woman. She is not harmed.
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Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
31 supporters
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20
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2
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neilyworm
Unfortunately...
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huviks
SPOILER:

There are four named black characters in the movie; three are still alive at the end.
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Anonymous
A man kisses McClane on the cheek and says Merry Christmas, McClane is appalled and says “Jesus, California.”
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pedanther
During the scene where the overconfident hostage attempts to negotiate with the terrorist leader, he makes a string of dismissive comments that include an antisemitic slur.
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denialol
Not in this first movie.
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Is there hate speech?
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Is a minority is misrepresented?
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4
Does an LGBT person die?
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DocteurX
Le personnage principal dit humoristiquement à un flic qu'on a en face Stevie Wonder.
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Are there n-words?
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Is there aphobia?
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Race
Is there blackface?
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Relationships
Is there a large age gap?
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Religious
Is religion discussed?
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Are there demons or Hell?
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Sex
Yes
22
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2
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denialol
A couple is taken away by terrorists in the middle of having sex.
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Is someone sexually objectified?
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Yes
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Half nude people and posters
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Is there bestiality?
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Is there BDSM?
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Does someone lose their virginity?
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5
Are there incestuous relationships?
National Sexual Assault Hotline 800.656.4673
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Sexism
Yes
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Sickness
Does someone have a stroke?
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Does someone have a chronic illness?
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8
Is there dementia/Alzheimer's?
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7
Is someone terminally ill?
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Social
Is someone homeless?
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7
Are there anti-abortion themes?
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5
Are there fat suits?
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3
Is existentialism debated?
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Spoiler
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DocteurX
J'ai une mitraillette. Ho Ho Ho. Sur le t-shirt d'un des terroristes.
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Are there end credit scenes?
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Does it have a sad ending?
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
11 supporters
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24
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0
5
neilyworm
There is an intense scene that ends in a car crash.
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edenthatapple
a character drives a car backward very fast and its tires screech as he makes hard turns etc
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Does a plane crash?
5 supporters
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21
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2
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DVDDerek
A helicopter does
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Is someone hit by a car?
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25
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Violence
Yes
1
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20
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NearEastMugwump
@Mpants2k Not in the FIRST movie, which this page is about.
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Is there blood/gore?
34 supporters
Yes
30
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wallflowers
The main character is bleeding for the majority of the movie, often leaving trails of blood behind him
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Does someone drown?
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0
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Yes
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neilyworm
A lot of it.
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