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?!

The presence of older siblings in the household increases the risk for choking, possibly because toys and other objects with small parts are more likely to be present and caregiving activities, such as feeding, to be undertaken by older siblings.[Ref:44]