Once Were Warriors

Movie • 1994 • Drama  

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A drama about a Maori family living in Auckland, New Zealand. Lee Tamahori tells the story of Beth Heke’s strong will to keep her family together during times of unemployment and abuse from her violent and alcoholic husband.
This movie contains 38 potentially triggering events.
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Does the dog die?
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Is there ABA therapy?
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Are there fat suits?
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Is a minority is misrepresented?
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Is there aphobia?
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Is trypophobic content shown?
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Is there D.I.D. misrepresentation?
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Is there Achilles Tendon injury?
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Is an infant abducted?
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Abandonment
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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KamiSteele
A major element is Jake being physically abusive towards his family due to being a problem drinker.
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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Is someone gaslighted?
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Is a child abused?
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KamiSteele
The father, Jake, is physically abusive toward his family. A teenage girl also gets raped by a family friend/honorary uncle.
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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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Are animals abused?
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lecockege
a bunch of dead fish around 1:50
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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
Is someone drugged?
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Is there pedophilia?
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Is rape mentioned?
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Is someone beaten up by a bully?
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Is someone restrained?
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maynadnad
SPOILERS : main character is raped (on screen) as does her mother (off screen)
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the mom
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Bodily Harm
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fraisierdesbois
Spoiler: at the end of the movie the protagonist castrates one of his friends with a broken bottle
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Is there throat mutilation?
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Does someone struggle to breathe?
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Is there decapitation?
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Is there cannibalism?
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Is someone crushed to death?
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Is someone choked?
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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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Does a head get squashed?
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Is there a hanging?
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KamiSteele
A teenage girl dies by self-inflicted hanging after experiencing sexual, physical, and verbal abuse.
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Duncan007
We don't see her asphyxiate on screen, but we know she has to have
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Are any teeth damaged?
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fraisierdesbois
Literally no one breaks a bone. Why people are voting "yes"?
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Does someone have a seizure?
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The scene is telegraphed and is easy to look away from. There are kicks to genitals interspersed with the fight scene. A broken bottle is presumed to strike the genitals, but is off screen.
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Is there finger/toe mutilation?
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Is someone tortured?
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maynadnad
To an extent, SPOILERS : main characters sibling gets heavily beaten up for an initiation ritual into a gang
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Does someone fall down stairs?
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Does someone fall to their 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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Death
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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Disability
Is the r-slur used?
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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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maynadnad
Book
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Does a family member die?
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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?
S.A.F.E. ALTERNATIVES® (1-800-DONTCUT)
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fraisierdesbois
There's a bath scene, where one of the characters is cleaning her arm
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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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fraisierdesbois
One of the characters spits blood on her husband's face after being assaulted by him. The people voting "no" really paid attention to the film?
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Is there audio gore?
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fraisierdesbois
The main character beats up a lot of characters, including his wife. Screams are heard, and the sound of the hits.
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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 deadnaming or birthnaming?
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Are there transphobic slurs?
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Is an LGBT+ person outed?
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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
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KamiSteele
A teenage girl gets raped by an older adult and shows signs of trauma afterward, such as being touch averse, desperately trying to clean herself and her belongings, lashing out, and self-isolating. She eventually dies by self-inflicted hanging.
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Does someone self harm?
S.A.F.E. ALTERNATIVES® (1-800-DONTCUT)
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Is autism misrepresented?
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aaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
there's nobody mentally ill in the show
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Is there misophonia?
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fraisierdesbois
Loud eating, breaking glass, hitting sounds, sirens
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Is there body dysphoria?
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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
Are there sudden loud noises?
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Does a baby cry?
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Is there shakey cam?
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fraisierdesbois
Briefly in one scene
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Are there flashing lights or images?
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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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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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fraisierdesbois
No, but there's a racist scene where one character mentions other character's skin color
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Race
Is there blackface?
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Relationships
Is there a large age gap?
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Sex
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maynadnad
SPOILERS : The main character (child maybe 13) gets raped by uncle/fathers friend
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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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fraisierdesbois
Spoiler: One of the protagonist's friends, "Uncle Billy", rapes the protagonist's daughter. He is not actually related to the family, so it's not incest.
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Social
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Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
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Are there end credit scenes?
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aaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
NO are you insane. The family runs away from their abusive father, is everyone on this site okay
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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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Is there gun violence?
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