Doctors Prescribe More Violence in Your Movies

By Dobson, Roger | Sunday Mirror (London, England), June 4, 2000 | Go to article overview

Doctors Prescribe More Violence in Your Movies


Dobson, Roger, Sunday Mirror (London, England)


HEALTH experts want Hollywood to make violent movies with even MORE blood and guts.

And despite continued debate over the amount of violence on the big screen doctors now want audiences to see the injuries too.

The British Journal of Injury Prevention study says in more than 90 per cent of the 2,184 violent scenes from the 100 blockbusters studied the injuries to the victim were never seen.

The most violent film was Timecop, starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, with 110 scenes. And Disney's family film The Lion King wasn't far behind, with 97. The report calls for an end to: "The use of violence with misleading portrayals of injury consequences."

Despite very few characters being hurt, True Lies, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, was found to show 51 violent acts that should have resulted in death.

Natural Born Killers also had 25 scenes in which the violence was such that the victims ought to have died or been maimed.

THE 100 'GUILTY' FILMS

A Low Down Dirty Shame

Above the Rim

Ace Ventura

Andre

Angels in the Outfield

Baby's Day Out

Bad Girls

Beverly Hills Cop 3

Blank Check

Blink

Blown Away

Blue Chips

Bullets Over Broadway

City Slickers 2

Clear and Present Danger

Corrina, Corrina

Crooklyn

D2 The Mighty Ducks

Disclosure

Drop Zone

Dumb and Dumber

8 Seconds

Forrest Gump

Four Weddings and Funeral

Getting Even With Dad

Greedy

Guarding Tess

House Party 3

I Love Trouble

IQ

In the Army Now

Intersection

Interview with a Vampire

Iron Will

It Could Happen to You

Jason's Lyric

Junior

Legends of the Fall

Lightning Jack

Little Big League

Little Giants

Little Women

Love Affair

Major League 2

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

Maverick

Milk Money

Miracle on 34th Street

Monkey Trouble

My Father The Hero

My Girl 2

Naked Gun 331/3

Natural Born Killers

Nell

No Escape

Nobody's Fool

On Deadly Ground

Only You

Pulp Fiction

Quiz Show

Reality Bites

Renaissance Man

Richie Rich

Speechless

Speed

Star Trek Generations

Stargate

Street Fighter

Sugar Hill

Terminal Velocity

The River Wild

The Santa Clause

The Paper

The Professional

The Pagemaster

The War

The Specialist

The Shawshank

Redemption

The Shadow

The Little Rascals

The Cowboy Way

The Client

The Mask

The Air Up There

The Color of Night

The Crow

The Getaway

The Lion King

The Madness of King George

The Jungle Book

The Flintstones

Three Ninjas Kick Back

Threesome

Timecop

True Lies

Wes Craven's New Nightmare

When A Man Loves A Woman

With Honors

Wolf

Wyatt Earp

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