Choking in the Movies

Choking episodes have been portrayed in several movies (sometimes accurately and sometimes not).

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Field of Dreams

In "Field of Dreams" (released by Universal Studios in 1989), Dr. Archie "Moonlight" Graham saves Karin, the young girl who is choking on a hot dog after falling from the bleachers.

Mrs. Doubtfire

In "Mrs. Doubtfire" (released by 20th Century Fox in 1993), Mrs. Doubtfire uses the Heimlich maneuver to dislodge a shrimp from Stuart's larynx.

What About Bob?

In "What About Bob?" (released by Touchstone Pictures in 1991), Bob demonstrates what NOT to do!

Did You Know?!

A 2013 report stated that, from 2001 to 2009, an average of 12,435 children (14 years old or younger) per year were treated in US Emergency Rooms because of food-related choking.[Ref:375]