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Summer Movie Body Count

Our tally of film deaths for the second week of the summer

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Hollywod’s on a roll! It’s only our second week tabulating summer movie fatalities, and already we’ve hit triple digits! Battlefield Earth — though it stumbled at the box office — did just fine in the stiffs department: Among those vaporized were 14 humans and 21 unpleasant-looking aliens. (Note: we only included deaths we witness; the offscreen ones were too numerous to count.) Meanwhile, action-loving Will Shakespeare pulled his weight, providing six corpses in Ethan Hawke’s Hamlet (methods of death included poisoning, drowning, and gunfire). Add all that to last week’s Gladiator-fueled total, and we’ve go an impressive 131. And just think: Tom Cruise hasn’t even begun his mission.

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