History Film / Flatliners

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.
26th Oct '16 2:30:16 PM Leporidae
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* MirrorScare: Rachel (Julia Roberts) looks in a mirror and sees the ghost of her dead father on the room behind her.

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* MirrorScare: Rachel (Julia Roberts) looks in a mirror and sees the ghost of her dead father on in the room behind her.
26th Oct '16 1:40:49 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* NearDeathExperience: In a nutshell, the protagonists are trying to inflict this on themselves ''on purpose'' in hopes of glimpsing the afterlife and recording it.
29th Jul '16 11:23:45 PM KingClark
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A sequel, with Kiefer Sutherland reprising his role, is in the works.
27th May '16 2:33:26 AM Morgenthaler
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* BlondGuysAreEvil: Nelson and David when they were younger
1st Apr '16 6:14:16 AM Arivne
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* TrashcanBonfire: Steckle and Hurley are warming themselves near a burning barrel before being picked up by David Labraccio.

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* TrashcanBonfire: After being deserted by Nelson at the cemetery, Steckle and Hurley are warming warm themselves near a burning barrel before being picked up by David Labraccio.
1st Apr '16 6:11:22 AM Arivne
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* TrashcanBonfire: Steckle and Hurley warm their hands over a burning barrel before being picked up by David Labraccio.

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* TrashcanBonfire: Steckle and Hurley warm their hands over are warming themselves near a burning barrel before being picked up by David Labraccio.
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