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Tear Jerker / The Deer Hunter

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  • Two symbolical scenes: At first, Mike shoots a deer. But after the war, he's unable to kill a living being.
  • The Russian roulette scene.
  • Steve, who doesn't want to come back home to live with his wife.
  • Nick being unable to remember his parents' names.
  • The uneasy relationship between Linda and Mike (Mike loved her since the beginning, and Linda starts to love Mike in the end).
  • Mike returning to his hometown and deciding to drive to the hotel (despite everybody's waiting to invite him).
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  • The apogee: Mike plays roulette with Nick after the war.
  • The ending meal, followed by credits.

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