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CPR in Entertainment: Dumb and Dumber

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Recently someone reminded me of a scene in the movie Dumb and Dumber that featured and attempt at CPR.  It’s a pretty classic scene that goes horribly wrong. In the scene, someone called Mental is holding Harry and Lloyd hostage.  They stop to get something to eat, and Harry and Lloyd try a prank which brings about an allergic reaction.  …

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CPR in Entertainment: Casino Royale

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There are two CPR sequences in Casino Royale to mention. One that worked, one that didn’t. And neither of them accurately portrayed. Casino Royale is one of the latest James Bond movies, and was the first to star Daniel Craig in the leading role. In the first scene, James Bond is poisoned. He realizes what is happening, and stumbles to …

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CPR in Entertainment: The Abyss

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There’s a scene of CPR in the film The Abyss.  It is a bit of a longer scene.  While the CPR proves to be successful, it avoids some of the cliches that happen.  The CPR isn’t clean, nor is it very pretty, which tends to happen in many of the films that portray it. I’ve not seen The Abyss, and …

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CPR in Entertainment: The Office

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Back in season five of NBC’s The Office, they did an episode that featured a CPR class which was absolutely hilarious.  The opening of the episode also showed the importance of having a fire escape plan that your employees know about, and that you’ve practiced it.  I know that this isn’t a scene with CPR, but we covered it before, here: …

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CPR in Entertainment: Back to the Future: Part II

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There is a scene in Back to the Future: Part II that has always made me laugh.  I posted on a few facebook pages, asking for favorite CPR scenes in movies or TV shows, and someone mentioned this movie.  While not exactly a scene representing actual CPR in action, it is hilarious.  I did some research into the history of …

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CPR in Entertainment: Jurassic Park

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In our latest column about CPR in Entertainment, we’re going to take a look at a scene in Jurassic Park.  In the scene, there is a 10,000 volt fence that young Timmy is on, when the fence is re-energized.  He is shocked and flies off of the fence.  Dr. Grant catches him and immediately begins CPR. I did a little …