No Telling

Movie • 1991  

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Geoffrey (Stephen Ramsey) and Lillian (Miriam Healy-Louie) are a couple spending the summer in the country in hopes of smoothing over some rough patches in their relationship. However, Geoffrey, who is a research scientist, has brought his work with him, which hardly helps, since Lillian's biggest problem with him is that he doesn't spend any time with her, and he seems more concerned with his career than his marriage. This is all the more galling for Lillian because she has given up her career as an artist in order to be more supportive of Geoffrey's work. Geoffrey is also upset because he's only been able to use mice for his lab experiments with new medications, and he is eager to begin working with larger animals; in his impatience, he begins trapping dogs, and he eventually catches the pet of a little girl named Frances (Ashley Arcemont).
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Does the dog die?
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jimmyfission
The main character's husband is a Frankenstein-like scientist who experiments on animals. In the final scene, he grafts the legs of a calf onto the body of a dog. It is very obviously fake, but still can be very disturbing and upsetting.
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Many animals are experimented on and abused. It is very difficult to watch, despite them being obviously puppets. The film's message is against this abuse, pointing out how some scientists view the furthering of mankind's technology to be more important than ethical treatment of animals and the environment.
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Does a cat die?
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Does an animal die?
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Does a pet die?
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Were animals harmed in the making?
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Is there a dead animal?
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Is there pedophilia?
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