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From the Drain is a short film by David Cronenberg, directed by him in 1967 while he was still a student. A short film (also short or short subject) is a motion picture that is shorter than the average feature film. ... David Paul Cronenberg (born March 16, 1943 in Toronto, Ontario) is a Canadian horror and science fiction film director, who has also worked as an actor. ... 1967 was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ...


Plot summary

The film centers around two men in a bathtub; it is implied that they are veterans of some past conflict but revealed that they are currently in a mental institution. The first man is paranoid about the drain of the tub, the second indifferent to it. After the conversation between the two men progresses, a vine-like tendril emerges from the drain to strangle the first man. The second shows no emotion to this sudden turn of events and the film ends. Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... A veteran refers to a person who is experienced in a particular area, particularly referring to people in the armed forces. ... A psychiatric hospital (also called a mental hospital or asylum) is a hospital specializing in the treatment of persons with mental illness. ...



Movies by David Cronenberg
Transfer | From the Drain | Stereo | Crimes of the Future | Shivers | Rabid | Fast Company | The Brood | Scanners | The Dead Zone | Videodrome | The Fly | Dead Ringers | Naked Lunch | M. Butterfly | Crash | eXistenZ | Spider

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DRAIN AND BACKWASH POOLS LEGALLY (573 words)
The clean-out usually is located next to the house at the point closest to the city sewer line and usually outside a bathroom or the kitchen.
The safe flow rate may be less, depending on the size of the drain line, distance to the sewer main, and the condition of the pipe.
Drains for showers and tubs are the first places to check.
Diagnosing Clogged Drains & Septic System Backups: Is it a blocked drain or the septic system? - A First Step for ... (1940 words)
When a building drain is clogged or slow, or when there is a septic system backup, it's important to determine where the problem lies, since the repair steps can be quite different and costs can vary widely.
Un-clogging a drain line, or excavating and repairing a crushed or broken drain line outside the building is typically a much less costly repair than replacement of a septic tank, drain field, or seepage system.
Again, a blocked drain line exiting a septic tank, or a failure in the distribution box (connecting the septic tank to the network of drainfield lines, seepage pits or galleys) the repair needed may be local and modest in expense.
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