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1. (1999) On the recommendation of his therapist, Cole tried to somehow help the dead people whom he could see. One little girl, who died after a prolonged illness where she was confined to her bed, showed Cole where to find evidence that her mother had been poisoning her.
2. (2000) The entire town of Hinkley was getting sick, with everything from chronic nosebleeds to brain tumours. It turned out that the reason everyone was getting sick was because their ground water had been poisoned by hexavalent chromium, leaked there by the Pacific Gas and Electric Company. It took a down-to-earth single mother of three to bring the giant to its knees, and win compensation for the residents of Hinkley.
3. (1982) After Elliott lured his strange new friend into the house with candy, he hid him in the toy closet. The next morning, Elliott faked illness so that he could stay home from school and spend more time with his new friend. One of the tricks Elliott used to convince his mother that he was running a fever, was to hold the thermometer against a light bulb (when she wasn't looking, of course). Later on in the film, when his friend began to sicken, Elliott experienced the same symptoms.
4. (1995) While travelling through space, on a mission to the moon, their ship was damaged by an explosion in an oxygen tank. Unable to check the full extent of the damage, they didn't know if they'd be able to successfully regain Earth's atmosphere and make it home safely. If that wasn't bad enough, poor Freddo had to make matters worse by developing a kidney infection, which made him very sick and feverish.
5. (1997) Melvin Udall was an obsessive-compulsive author, and Carol Connelly was the only waitress who could tolerate his behaviour. So when her son's asthma made her miss a lot of time off of work, he decided to see what he could do to help her son become healthy. He ended up getting more out of the deal than he'd bargained for.
6. (1988) From the first time they met, as children on a boardwalk in Atlantic City, C.C. Bloom and Hillary Whitney were best friends. Oh they had a few lean years when they didn't get along, but they managed to make that up again. So when Hillary fell ill due to a virus that invaded her heart, it was C.C. whom she wanted with her, and C.C. who was given custody of her little girl, Victoria.
7. (1982) Once a very successful playwright, Sidney Bruhl wanted to end his marriage. However with no successful plays, and no discernible source of income, he couldn't afford to be without his rich wife's money. Counting on his wife's weak heart to do the trick, he and his lover devised a plan to frighten her to death. Thus, the distraught widower could live comfortably on his wife's family money, without anyone being suspicious that his new male secretary was really his lover...or could he?
8. (2004) Sam Hall and a few of his friends were in New York City when the next Ice Age arrived in a horrible storm. Together with a group of survivors, they waited out the storm in a library, burning whatever they had to in the huge fireplace, to keep the cold at bay. Sam's friend Laura became seriously ill, due to blood poisoning resulting from a cut she got while wading through the flooded streets. This resulted in a need to find antibiotics, which led to a very scary encounter with wolves.
9. (1993) Secret Service Agent Frank Horrigan had a real talent for offending people. He was also one of the agents assigned to guard JFK on that fateful day in Dallas, and he never really recovered from that failure. When a disenchanted CIA killer started threatening the president, Horrigan was determined to succeed where he'd previously failed. Sick with a fever and the flu, Horrigan's senses betrayed him, and he created an embarrassing incident for the president, while at a campaign function. That didn't go down well with the president's publicity machine, and Horrigan had to fight even harder to succeed.
10. (1999) During the Great Depression, Paul Edgecomb was in charge of Death Row. He also had a terrible bladder infection during a time when there wasn't a lot of choice in antibiotics. Fortunately for Paul, his new prisoner, John Coffey, had a healing gift, and was able to cure Paul's infection. Paul had a whole new set of problems though, when he became convinced of Coffey's innocence, and had to face the fact that he was about to execute a man who was not only innocent, but who had a rare gift.
Source: Author skunkee
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