Mrs. Doubtfire

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In “Mrs. Doubtfire” (released by 20th Century Fox in 1993), Mrs. Doubtfire uses the Heimlich maneuver to dislodge a shrimp from Stuart’s larynx. Usually the Heimlich maneuver works much more quickly; and while both people are upright. The fall to the ground was for dramatic effect.

Nonetheless, according to news reports, this movie scene inspired several people, including 2 children and another movie actor, to use the Heimlich maneuver to save lives.

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Did You Know?!

In the European Union each year, an estimated 50,000 children (14 years or younger) have a choking episode.[Ref:34]