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Flatliners (1990) stars Kiefer Sutherland, Julia Roberts, William Baldwin, Oliver Platt, and Kevin Bacon. The movie follows five medical students conducting clandestine near-death experiments and was filmed at Loyola University Chicago between October 1989 and January 1990.

The character in this close-up shot is Winnie Hicks (Kesha Reed), a girl Kevin Bacon’s character, David, bullied in grade school. While flatlining, he is confronted by the 8-year-old girl on an ‘L’ train. She taunts him the way he taunted her, with ample amounts of vulgarity and hate. Watch the full scene below.

Later in the movie, David visits Winnie, now an adult and played by Kimberly Scott. He apologizes for the way he tormented her, and she accepts his apology.

Despite her small role, Scott received sigificant praise from film critics. One even says her “well-played, genuinely poignant scene with Bacon” balances Flatliners’ repetition and excess (The Monitor, 10 Aug 1990).



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