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Tiffany getting kicked...


I used to watch this movie a lot as a kid, and it never stood out to me then, but I recently watched this movie again as an adult, and the scene where the kidnapper kicks Tiffany is haunting me. I jeep seeing this vision in my head multiple times a day, and it's really been bothering me. Did this scene stick out in anyone else's mind?

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As a child it really haunted me, because when she didn't move I thought he had killed her, and at that age I wasn't really able to comprehend what being knocked unconscious was.

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It didn't bother me much as a child - I was far more upset by the children being gagged. I just rewatched it with my 3yo, however, and had the same reaction as you. The sound of the dog's yelp was hard to hear. That said, my son didn't pick up on that at all, and was more concerned about the children, particularly the little girl who was crying.

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This movie really made me cry as child. Both Tiffany being kicked and seeing those kids kidnapped and gagged. I really took it as being real. I still remember my parents trying to comfort me and telling me everything will be all right.

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and when the mane bad guy Mitch pushed the girl cindy and then she bumbed into her brother Paul and they both fell down.Then late on when Benji is running through town and the images are flashing through his mind of seeing the children gagged,Tiffeny being kicked,children being pushed down.Mitch drawing a gun on the other guy all the while having the instamentle of 'I feel love" playing through out that scene

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It's the only thing I remember from when I saw it in the theater. I was 9. I haven't seen it since but I remember how upset my mother got.
Interesting. Thanks for the memory. I mean that.

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colbatGuano,your welcome

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It is upsetting and sad but I think films are supposed to bring a variety of emotions out of the viewers. Benji (the film) has quite a bit of childlike innocence and warmth and fuzziness to it. But I feel they made a good choice depicting Mitch, the ring leader, as a really bad and cruel guy. (Spoiler Alert) Yes it was a happy ending when Tiffany the white dog was ok but it is a message to remember- kidnappers are bad bad dudes. I think by taking us all really low emotionally with what the kids went through and the dog being kicked it made it even more joyous when the kids saw their dad and the white dog was ok.
I think its good to feel sad, shows you have a heart. But don't be scarred for life by a movie if you can help it. SPOILER ALERT!!!I remember I felt bad for a day or two in school after Tom Jordache (Nick Nolte) got killed in Rich Man Poor Man so I know where you are coming from.

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