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As in the movie Hunger: http://youtu.be/tprMKFaTRPk (first 30 seconds). Does the punishment that comprises being passed through a line of armed men to be beaten, have a name?

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Though for this particular example it doesn't work particularly well, onelook usually finds words from descriptions pretty well. –  Mitch Apr 2 '12 at 2:25
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I couldn't help but picture a certain scene from the movie "Flying High" when I read your question... –  Amos M. Carpenter Apr 2 '12 at 3:55

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It's called running the gantlet/gauntlet.

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Thanks, exactly what I was looking for. –  ash Apr 2 '12 at 1:30

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