History Film / Flatliners

6th Feb '18 8:28:24 PM Fireblood
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* GoodGirlsAvoidAbortion: In the remake it turns out what Jamie did is abandon his pregnant girlfriend rather than going with her to get an abortion. When he later goes to ask her for forgiveness, it turns out she didn't go through with having an abortion (possibly ''because'' of him abandoning her) and they have a son that Jamie never knew about.
9th Dec '17 9:06:48 AM pastaplant
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A remake was released in September 2017, starring Creator/EllenPage.

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A remake was released in September 2017, starring Creator/EllenPage.
Creator/EllenPage and featuring Creator/DiegoLuna, Creator/NinaDobrev, Creator/JamesNorton, Creator/KierseyClemons, Creator/KieferSutherland, and Creator/BeauMirchoff.
1st Oct '17 9:40:51 PM m0092
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A sequel was released in September 2017, starring Creator/EllenPage with Kiefer Sutherland reprising his role.

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A sequel remake was released in September 2017, starring Creator/EllenPage with Kiefer Sutherland reprising his role.
Creator/EllenPage.
30th Sep '17 7:15:15 PM hullflyer
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* MagicalDefibrillator: In RealLife, it is not possible to defibrillate someone who is flatlined back to life, let alone someone who has been clinically dead for twelve minutes. We won't talk about brain damage, either.

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* MagicalDefibrillator: In RealLife, it is not possible to defibrillate someone who is flatlined back to life, let alone someone who has been clinically dead for twelve minutes. We won't talk about brain damage, either.either[[note]]In the absence of extreme cold to slow the process, you can only go three minutes without oxygen before suffering brain damage[[/note]].
29th Sep '17 11:34:40 PM AlternativeCola
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A sequel, with Kiefer Sutherland reprising his role, is in the works. It is starring Creator/EllenPage.

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A sequel, sequel was released in September 2017, starring Creator/EllenPage with Kiefer Sutherland reprising his role, is in the works. It is starring Creator/EllenPage.role.
26th Sep '17 11:11:01 AM cluosborne
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* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:Facing the possibility of being tormented by Billy for the rest of his days without reprieve, Nelson decides to kill himself.]]

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* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:Facing the possibility of being tormented by Billy for the rest of his days without reprieve, and that the only way to really resolve things with Billy ("Atonement") is to face him in the afterlife, Nelson decides to kill himself.]]
17th Sep '17 3:30:11 AM thatmadork
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%%* TheCasanova: Joe

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%%* * TheAtoner: What the protagonists are all forced to become.
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TheCasanova: JoeJoe beds a ''lot'' of women. [[spoiler:He also secretly video-records them while he has sex with them.]]



* CasualDangerDialogue: When the guys are rushing to stop [[spoiler: Nelson from trying to commit suicide]] Steckle remarks how his worst sin was robbing a sandwich from his babysitter.

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* CasualDangerDialogue: When the guys are rushing to stop [[spoiler: Nelson [[spoiler:Nelson from trying to commit suicide]] Steckle remarks how his worst sin was robbing a sandwich from his babysitter.babysitter.
* CreepyChild: Billy Mahoney's spirit is deeply malevolent and antagonistic towards Nelson, often attacking and injuring him.



* DeadAllAlong: [[spoiler: Billy Mahoney]]

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* DeadAllAlong: [[spoiler: Billy Mahoney]][[spoiler:Billy Mahoney died years ago. By Nelson's hand.]]



* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:Facing the possibility of being tormented by Billy for the rest of his days without reprieve, Nelson decides to kill himself.]]



* FlatlinePlotline: ...yeah. The best-known, if not the first, such example.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Before Rachel goes through her near death experience, she sees a picture of her father in her room. During her near death experience she remembers her father's suicide.

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* FlatlinePlotline: ...yeah. FlatlinePlotline: The best-known, if not the first, such example.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Before Rachel goes through her near death experience, she sees a picture of her father in her room. During her near death experience she remembers her [[spoiler:her father's suicide.suicide]].



* IronicHell: Implied, and in a manner of speaking. When you die, you go to your own afterlife where you are tormented by the people you wronged when you were alive. The metaphorical and possibly literal demons of the protagonists' pasts follow them back into life. Making peace with the people you wronged can stop this. [[spoiler:In Nelson's case, this is a big problem because Mahoney is dead and there's no way he can reach him to make peace [[DrivenToSuicide except...]]]]



%%* {{Meganekko}}: Rachel.

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%%* * {{Meganekko}}: Rachel.Rachel. If it's Creator/JuliaRoberts wearing glasses, then yeah.
* MilitaryBrat: [[spoiler:Rachel's father was a war veteran, presumably of Vietnam. [[ShellShockedVeteran He returned a heroin addict]] and killed himself out of shame when she discovered his addiction.]]



%%* ProfessorGuineaPig

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%%* ProfessorGuineaPig* ProfessorGuineaPig: The crux of the plot is the students experimenting on themselves after interviews with patients and their experiences.
1st Jul '17 9:59:21 PM theknack101
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A sequel, with Kiefer Sutherland reprising his role, is in the works.

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A sequel, with Kiefer Sutherland reprising his role, is in the works. It is starring Creator/EllenPage.
17th Jun '17 10:34:09 PM DoctorNemesis
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* OnlySaneMan: Although he's willing to monitor the others while they're under, Randy himself is a reluctant participant in the experiment, frequently points out how crazy the whole thing is and is the only one who doesn't himself 'flatline'.
3rd Jun '17 7:59:14 PM jormis29
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* NippleAndDimed: Averted, surprisingly. ''Film/TheAbyss'' did this with Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, and it was PG-13. ''Flatliners'' is already rated R, and even has a sex scene in it! But Julia Roberts has a bra on during her resuscitation scene.

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* NippleAndDimed: Averted, surprisingly. ''Film/TheAbyss'' did this with Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Creator/MaryElizabethMastrantonio, and it was PG-13. ''Flatliners'' is already rated R, and even has a sex scene in it! But Julia Roberts has a bra on during her resuscitation scene.
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