1. The Program Inspires Teenagers To Be Stupid & Die
The Movie: This 1993 movie focuses on the season of college football team the ESU Timberwolves, as they deal with not only the pressures of the game, but also exterior forces such as alcohol and drugs, and the general travails of being a college student. The Reality: A scene originally featured in the movie had one character lying down on the yellow line in the middle of the road while cars just barely pass by him at the sides. It serves as a test of bravery, and soon enough, other characters join him, but the scene was eventually removed from the movie after kids began to imitate it, being seriously injured and in severe cases even killed. Today, the scene is very difficult to come across, unless you're prepared to import a Hong Kong laserdisc version of the film. Are there any other crazy ways movies have influenced real life? Let us know in the comments below.
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