DIY surgery

Posted on January 23, 2008 by Steve

Lack of access to health care is a serious issue to many people, but it's a routine matter of fact for action movie heroes and villains, who often resort to improvised stitching and wound dressing in a pinch. Watching Anton Chigurh tend to a gunshot wound made me realize that this happens often enough to be a cliché.

Anyone care to contribute to a Top 10 Self-Medicating movie scenes? To qualify, there has to be blood -- a self-administered morphine jab doesn't cut it. Here's a classic to get started: John McClane picking glass out of his feet.
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Posted by RWH2 | January 23, 2008 | 23:04:02

Unfortunately, some dork added captions:

Posted by beowulf | January 24, 2008 | 09:37:00

Incidentally, ray took the one I thought of first. I wonder if this one would count, since the character isn't technically human:

Posted by Steve | January 25, 2008 | 23:08:16

Two great ones, and thanks for the links. Sadly, the youtube version of the "Die Hard" scene has been adulterated beyond all decency.

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