It turns out you can learn a lot more from movies than you think.

A 7-year-old girl saved her mother's life recently when she used the Heimlich maneuver on her choking mom ... a move she learned in the movie Mrs. Doubtfire.

Amira Thornton's mom was choking on a piece of sausage and after recalling the comedy (and some info Amira's grandfather gave her), she picked her mom up the best she could and thrusted until the food came flying out.