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West of Memphis
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Archival footage of the recovery of the murder victims is depicted.

To demonstrate how the wounds on the murder victims were more likely caused by turtles as carrion feeders than by human weapons, a man deliberately gets a mid-sized snapping turtle to bite him on the arm to show the wound produced.

For a documentary of such an extreme nature, the language is quite tame. About 4-5 uses of shit (some are written) and 9 uses of fuck (including a couple of uses of motherfucker).

To demonstrate how turtles react to a dead body deposited in the water, a dead pig is put in a pool with several turtles known to be carrion scavengers and they bite at it.

Ultimately, the three men are freed, but not exonerated by the state that seems more concerned of avoiding liability than serving justice.


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Rated R for disturbing violent content and some language

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