The Iron Claw

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The film follows the rise and fall of the Von Erich family, a dynasty of wrestlers who made a huge impact on the sport from the 1960s to the present day.
This movie contains 54 potentially triggering events.
Your Triggers
Does the dog die?
229 supporters
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Zelkova
Kevin has a dog but nothing happens to it
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Abandonment
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mistersandman
Two characters commit suicide, though they leave notes.
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Is a child abandoned by a parent?
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Is an animal abandoned?
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Abuse
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Zelkova
Fritz's behavior and treatment towards his sons can definitely be seen as abusive
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fleshprocessor
many of the abused boys do not realize their father is abusive, but he is never forgiven, in-fiction and subtextually
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Is someone stalked?
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Zelkova
Without spoiling much, it happens after the 2nd suicide
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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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jordanowen
more neglect than anything - the father never directly physically abused his sons but puts their careers before their emotions constantly which causes extreme distress
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Addiction
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fleshprocessor
many characters use steroids and abuse alcohol.
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Is there addiction?
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fleshprocessor
the main characters are implied to be addicted to steroids; later on, two characters are implied to be alcoholics.
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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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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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Bodily Harm
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mistersandman
Kevin shaves his legs in a blink-and-miss-it moment during a montage.
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I’m confused why everyone is saying yes i don’t remember any hands being damaged.
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Are there dislocations?
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Cassiman
Kevin choked Fritz, but the skin isn’t broken and he doesn’t leave bruises
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fleshprocessor
there is an extended shot of kevin struggling to breathe on the floor after having the wind knocked out of him.
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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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mistersandman
A character loses his foot in a motorcycle accident. He is shown struggling immensely with this and with using a prosthetic.
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Zelkova
The iron claw move involves the wrestler squeezing their opponent's head with their hand; one wrestler is shown bleeding after the move, but otherwise they're fine
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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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mistersandman
A character falls into a coma following complications during surgery. He is not shown comatose on screen.
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Does someone break a bone?
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Does someone have a seizure?
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Cassiman
Kevin is punched in the groin while wrestling Harley Race
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Is there finger/toe mutilation?
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Is someone tortured?
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Does someone fall down stairs?
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Does someone fall to their death?
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Cassiman
When Kevin performs the iron claw on Ric Flair, it looks as though he may be gouging out his eyes because Flair’s hair is covering his eyes and blood is seen. Later Flair comes into the locker room with a bleeding forehead, but unharmed eyes.
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Is someone stabbed?
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Zelkova
Some blood is shown, but that's it
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Children
Is an infant abducted?
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Does a kid die?
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Zelkova
Off-screen; the first-born brother is mentioned to have died when he was just a little 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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Not physically but it could be interpreted that way. SPOILERS

Once David dies fritz asks who will continue his legacy with wrestling and the two brothers argue about who will do it, but in a way thay they want to protect eachtother. They flip a coin and Kerry ends up being the winner and he ends up losing a foot because of this and he also gets extreme mental health issues and kills himself.
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fleshprocessor
three of them die, two of which are on-screen
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Does a non-human character die?
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Does someone die?
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mistersandman
The film revolves around the deaths within the Von Erich family. One character is shown taking pills with the intent to overdose and another’s body is seen moments after committing suicide, but the actual moment either die is not shown on screen.
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Disability
Is the r-slur used?
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mistersandman
Kerry— who loses a foot during the events of the film— is portrayed by Jeremy Allen White, who is not disabled.
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Drugs/Alcohol
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mistersandman
A character commits suicide by overdosing.
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Family
Is someone kidnapped?
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Does a parent die?
13 supporters
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Cassiman
In real life, Kerry had children he left behind after his suicide, but in the film, out of the brothers, only Kevin is portrayed as having children
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Does someone cheat?
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Is a child's toy destroyed?
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Yes
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mistersandman
This is a central part of the movie.
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
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Zelkova
Not exactly a jumpscare, but the gunshot from the 2nd suicide is suddenly heard and it's quite impactful
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Is someone possessed?
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Are there ghosts?
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fleshprocessor
there is a scene of one of the characters entering the afterlife, but they do not impede upon the world of the living.
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Are there clowns?
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There’s fritz
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fleshprocessor
there is a river that is shown in two scenes.
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Is trypophobic content shown?
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Are there razors?
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mistersandman
Blink and you miss it scene in a montage showing Kevin shaving his legs.
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Very short but yes
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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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Zelkova
David throws up in a toilet, it happens during the wedding reception
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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
Are there 9/11 depictions?
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Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
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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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Is an LGBT+ person outed?
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7
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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Zelkova
There's a close-up of a syringe being used to inject steroids
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Is there a mental institution scene?
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mistersandman
There is a brief hospital scene following a character being injured in the ring. Medical procedures are discussed but not shown— you only see two other characters in the waiting room and the hallway.
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Is there menstruation?
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Does someone have cancer?
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Mental Health
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fleshprocessor
all the brothers have unaddressed PTSD from the abuse of their father
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Kerry and Mike probably had depression, Anxiety , and PTSD
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He kills himself
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Is autism misrepresented?
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7
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fleshprocessor
there is a subtextual scene of kevin taking his rage caused by depression on PTSD out on another individual, but it is not explicitly due to his mental illness. he is also proven to be capable of change.
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Is there D.I.D. misrepresentation?
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jordanowen
spoilers!

one character takes a bunch of pills to intentionally overdose. their death is not directly seen. another character shoots themselves off-screen (the sound is heard) the body is then found with some blood around it. the body is then carried inside where a gunshot wound to the heart can be seen.
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One scene that triggered me was when Kerry said he was going for a ride there was a 1st person view of the road that was trippy.
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I don’t remember this happening so i don’t know why everyone is saying yes.
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Is there misophonia?
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Is there ABA therapy?
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7
Is there body dysphoria?
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7
Is there body dysmorphia?
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fleshprocessor
kerry threatens suicide on a phone call with his brother and then follows through.
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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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Zelkova
Twice; the first by overdose, the second by gunshot
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Noxious
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fleshprocessor
mentioned in the jumpscare section- there is a sudden gunshot that is intended to emotionally impact the audience.
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Are there underwater scenes?
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Does a baby cry?
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Yes
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Zelkova
Lots of shakey cam during the wrestling scenes
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Is there screaming?
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Is there obscene language/gestures?
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mistersandman
Not for any prolonged period of time, but there are some flashes during the wrestling scenes.
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Paranoia
Is someone watched without knowing?
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Cassiman
The credits sequence addresses Kevin’s future that isn’t covered by the film
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Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
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Is there childbirth?
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JenNe
Not pictured
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Are there abortions?
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fleshprocessor
kevin's wife is shown pregnant, and she later has that child.
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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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Zelkova
No; while not shown in the movie, the real Fritz originally had a Nazi wrestling gimmick, which is why he used the Von Erich name in the first place
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Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
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Is there hate speech?
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Is a minority is misrepresented?
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Does an LGBT person die?
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fleshprocessor
kerry has heavy internalized ableism regarding his imputation, referring to himself as "deformed" multiple times.
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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
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Cassiman
Fritz says God called David back after his death
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Are there demons or Hell?
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Sex
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mistersandman
Unsure why there’s “no” answers. Near the beginning of the film, a character is briefly shown masturbating in the shower (non-explicit, nothing below the waist is seen) for comedic effect. Later, two characters have sex in the back of a truck, though you only hear it as they are only seen as silhouettes. This lasts about a minute.
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Is someone sexually objectified?
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Cassiman
No full frontal, but you see men totally nude from behind in the first locker room scene. You see many shots of the Von Erich boys nude except for briefs after sleeping
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Is there bestiality?
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Is there BDSM?
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mistersandman
Kevin seems reluctant to confirm or deny it, but it’s strongly implied he loses his virginity in the truck during the house party.
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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Sexism
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mistersandman
The male main characters are all told by their father not to cry after their brother dies. At the end of the movie, Kevin cries, and apologizes to his sons as “men don’t cry”. His sons quickly rebuff this by saying they “cry all the time”, and Kevin feels better shortly after.
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Sickness
Does someone have a stroke?
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Does someone have a chronic illness?
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7
Is there dementia/Alzheimer's?
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6
Is someone terminally ill?
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Social
Is someone homeless?
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Are there anti-abortion themes?
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Are there fat suits?
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6
Is existentialism debated?
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Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
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Are there end credit scenes?
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Yes
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Zelkova
It's very emotional, though it ends on a positive-ish note
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
11 supporters
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fleshprocessor
there is an implied motorcycle accident.
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Does a car honk or tires screech?
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Does a plane crash?
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Yes
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fleshprocessor
while someone is not hit by a car, there is an implied motorcycle accident.
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Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
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Is there blood/gore?
42 supporters
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1
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Zelkova
Three times I remember when blood was shown:

- David throws up some blood (see "Does someone vomit" section)
- Ric Flair bleeds from the head after a match with Kevin
- Some blood is shown after the gunshot suicide
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Does someone drown?
11 supporters
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Cassiman
Jack Jr. drowned as a child in real life, but he is dead by the time the movie begins and while his death is discussed, how he died is not discussed.
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fleshprocessor
a suicide occurs using a gun.
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