Help identify a movie from a quote

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There's a quote stuck in my head from a movie but unfortunately I can't remember the name of the movie or any of the actors in it. The quote goes something like this, "An electric shock can stop the heart. It can certainly start it again". This isn't a medical movie, but (if I recall correctly), the character that says this quote, says it as an example for something similar that he/she wants to do. Thanks
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Kyle Licht

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This is the most I've found from Mission Impossible 3:

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Messed up horribly in Mission: Impossible III. They need to use a defibrillator to shock someone in an attempt to overload the electronics inside an explosive pill (which has apparently been implanted in the person's head - but the shock from the defibrillator, applied correctly, should not pass through the head at all!), but fail because the defibrillator (which, it should be reminded, is a tool that might be needed at a moment's notice) has a warmup time (with large-font countdown), which just so happens to be a few seconds longer than it takes for the pill to go off. To add to the defibrillator magic, a character acknowledges that shocking someone like that will stop her heart. The Hero responds that he'll just use it again to restart it. Luther: If you zap her like that you'll stop her heart!
Ethan: Then I'll zap her again and bring her back!
  • Later on in the movie, Ethan jerryrigs a defibrillator out of some live wires to short out the implant in his own head. However, this time, he seems to know that a defibrillator will stop his heart, asking Julia (a nurse) to bring him back, before shocking himself. She does so, with some passable CPR and a few precordial thumps.
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You can try this site, it may help http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/MagicalDefibrillator
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Thank you for your reply Kyle, unfortunately, MI3 is not the movie I was looking for. Like I mentioned in my OP, the quote is said as an example. There is no actual shocking of the heart or any defibrillators in the scene.

It's like one character wants to do something that seems like it will have the opposite effect of what is required. But then the character says the above quote as an example to illustrate that something that can seemingly stop something can also start it as well.
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It sounds familiar to me too but I can’t put my finger on it.
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Flatliners maybe ??