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** The ''fictional'' scenes of "Runaway Train" have some tragic elements too, albeit overshadowed by the genuine tragedies of the real missing-kid photos. One little boy flees his home after watching his frail grandmother being beaten to death by her enraged husband, a barely-adolescent girl prostitute climbs into the car of a horrible-looking older man, another young prostitute is gang-raped in the back of a van and taken away unconscious in an ambulance, and a tiny baby is snatched from its stroller by a stranger who drives off, pursued by a desperately-screaming mother. Shorter clips in the video include a small child accepting candy from another sleazy older man, more children fleeing for their lives, both children and adults with scraped or bruised faces, and children's drawings implied to depict their abusers or the abductors of their friends. Dear ''God''...

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** The ''fictional'' scenes of "Runaway Train" have some tragic elements too, albeit overshadowed by the genuine tragedies of the real missing-kid photos. One little boy flees his home after watching his frail grandmother being beaten to death by her enraged husband, a barely-adolescent girl prostitute teenage sex worker climbs into the car of a horrible-looking older man, another young prostitute sex worker is gang-raped in the back of a van and taken away unconscious in an ambulance, and a tiny baby is snatched from its their stroller by a stranger who drives off, pursued by a desperately-screaming mother. Shorter clips in the video include a small child accepting candy from another sleazy older man, more children fleeing for their lives, both children and adults with scraped or bruised faces, and children's drawings implied to depict their abusers or the abductors of their friends. Dear ''God''...


** The ''fictional'' scenes of "Runaway Train" have some tragic elements too, albeit overshadowed by the genuine tragedies of the real missing-kid photos. One little boy flees his home after watching his frail grandmother being beaten to death by her enraged husband, a barely-adolescent girl prostitute climbs into the car of a horrible-looking older man, another young prostitute is gang-raped in the back of a van and taken away unconscious in an ambulance, and a tiny baby is snatched from its stroller by a stranger who drives off, pursued by a desperately-screaming mother. Shorter clips in the video include a small child accepting candy from another sleazy older man, more children fleeing for their lives, both children and adults with scraped or bruised faces, and children's drawings implied to depict their abusers or the abductors of their friends.

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** The ''fictional'' scenes of "Runaway Train" have some tragic elements too, albeit overshadowed by the genuine tragedies of the real missing-kid photos. One little boy flees his home after watching his frail grandmother being beaten to death by her enraged husband, a barely-adolescent girl prostitute climbs into the car of a horrible-looking older man, another young prostitute is gang-raped in the back of a van and taken away unconscious in an ambulance, and a tiny baby is snatched from its stroller by a stranger who drives off, pursued by a desperately-screaming mother. Shorter clips in the video include a small child accepting candy from another sleazy older man, more children fleeing for their lives, both children and adults with scraped or bruised faces, and children's drawings implied to depict their abusers or the abductors of their friends. Dear ''God''...

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** The ''fictional'' scenes of "Runaway Train" have some tragic elements too, albeit overshadowed by the genuine tragedies of the real missing-kid photos. One little boy flees his home after watching his frail grandmother being beaten to death by her enraged husband, a barely-adolescent girl prostitute climbs into the car of a horrible-looking older man, another young prostitute is gang-raped in the back of a van and taken away unconscious in an ambulance, and a tiny baby is snatched from its stroller by a stranger who drives off, pursued by a desperately-screaming mother. Shorter clips in the video include a small child accepting candy from another sleazy older man, more children fleeing for their lives, both children and adults with scraped or bruised faces, and children's drawings implied to depict their abusers or the abductors of their friends.

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** One child from the U.K. video was located living at a boarding house with an unknown man. But when police were notified, both had disappeared again.


** Some of the missing children were ultimately found dead. Of the children profiled in all versions of the video, five remain missing as of 2016 (not including those never found but officially presumed dead, like the last child seen in all U.S. versions of the video, Thomas Dean Gibson).

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** Some of the missing children were ultimately found dead. One was [[TakingTheKids the subject of a bitter custody battle]], and was actually murdered and buried in their mother's backyard.
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Of the children profiled in all versions of the video, five remain missing as of 2016 (not including those never found but officially presumed dead, like the last child seen in all U.S. versions of the video, Thomas Dean Gibson).


* HarsherInHindsight: Unfortunately, some of the children recovered as a result of "Runaway Train" had run away for [[AbusiveParents perfectly good reasons]], and the video [[NiceJobBreakingItHero forced them back into bad homes]]. Some of the missing children were ultimately found dead. Of the children profiled in all versions of the video, five remain missing as of 2016 (not including those never found but officially presumed dead, like the last child seen in all U.S. versions of the video, Thomas Dean Gibson).

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* HarsherInHindsight: Unfortunately, some of the children recovered as a result of "Runaway Train" had run away for [[AbusiveParents perfectly good reasons]], and the video [[NiceJobBreakingItHero forced them back into bad homes]]. homes]].
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Some of the missing children were ultimately found dead. Of the children profiled in all versions of the video, five remain missing as of 2016 (not including those never found but officially presumed dead, like the last child seen in all U.S. versions of the video, Thomas Dean Gibson).


* HarsherInHindsight: Unfortunately, some of the children recovered as a result of "Runaway Train" had run away for [[AbusiveParents perfectly good reasons]], and the video [[NiceJobBreakingItHero forced them back into bad homes]]. Some of the missing children were ultimately found dead. Of the children profiled in all versions of the video, five remain missing as of 2016 (not including those never found but officially presumed dead, like the last child seen in all U.S. versions of the video, Thomas Dean Gibson).



* SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome: "Runaway Train" was instrumental in reuniting twenty-six children with their families (unfortunately, some had run away for [[AbusiveParents perfectly good reasons]] and the video [[NiceJobBreakingItHero forced them back into bad homes]]).

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* SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome: "Runaway Train" was instrumental in reuniting twenty-six children with their families (unfortunately, some had run away for [[AbusiveParents perfectly good reasons]] and the video [[NiceJobBreakingItHero forced them back into bad homes]]).families.


* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: "Runaway Train" was instrumental in reuniting twenty-six children with their families (unfortunately, some had run away for [[AbusiveParents perfectly good reasons]] and the video [[NiceJobBreakingItHero forced them back into bad homes]]).



* SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome: "Runaway Train" was instrumental in reuniting twenty-six children with their families (unfortunately, some had run away for [[AbusiveParents perfectly good reasons]] and the video [[NiceJobBreakingItHero forced them back into bad homes]]).



* TheWeirdAlEffect: "The Night Santa Went Crazy" was based on their minor hit "Black Gold".

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* TheWeirdAlEffect: WeirdAlEffect: "The Night Santa Went Crazy" was based on their minor hit "Black Gold".

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* TearJerker: Some of the children featured in the "Runaway Train" video were later found to have been murdered, at least one by a parent.


* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: "Runaway Train" was instrumental in reuniting twenty-six children with their families (but see NiceJobBreakingItHero on the main page).

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* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: "Runaway Train" was instrumental in reuniting twenty-six children with their families (but see NiceJobBreakingItHero on (unfortunately, some had run away for [[AbusiveParents perfectly good reasons]] and the main page).video [[NiceJobBreakingItHero forced them back into bad homes]]).


* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: "Runaway Train" was instrumental in reuniting twenty-six children with their families (but see NiceJobBreakingItHero below).

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* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: "Runaway Train" was instrumental in reuniting twenty-six children with their families (but see NiceJobBreakingItHero below).on the main page).


* TheWeirdAlEffect: "The Night Santa Went Crazy" was based on their minor hit "Black Gold".

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* TheWeirdAlEffect: "The Night Santa Went Crazy" was based on their minor hit "Black Gold".Gold".
** Oddly enough, there was a straight parody of SA's song "Misery" on that same album, "Syndicated Inc."

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* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: "Runaway Train" was instrumental in reuniting twenty-six children with their families (but see NiceJobBreakingItHero below).
* FaceOfTheBand: Pirner is the only remaining member of the original lineup.
* HilariousInHindsight: "Never Really Been," a song off their 1986 album ''Made To Be Broken,'' contained the line "And where will you be in 1993?" In 1993 Soul Asylum finally received national fame after years of scuffling on the indie scene. They played the song the following year on MTV Unplugged, and the quoted line got a huge round of applause.
* TheWeirdAlEffect: "The Night Santa Went Crazy" was based on their minor hit "Black Gold".

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