History Film / AKidInKingArthursCourt

12th Oct '15 1:16:06 PM FF32
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A young kid, Calvin Fuller (Thomas Ian Nicholas) is playing a baseball game when an earthquake opens up a rift in the ground and transports him to the 6th century, where he meets up with KingArthur. He also encounters the spirit of Merlin, who confirms that it was his magic which pulled Calvin back to Camelot. There are a lot of problems afoot, and Merlin will only send Calvin home if he puts things back to rights. Along the way, he falls in love with one of King Arthur's daughters, tosses off a lot of anachronisms in failed attempts to be funny and ends up getting transported back to his baseball game.
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A young kid, Calvin Fuller (Thomas Ian Nicholas) is playing a baseball game when an earthquake opens up a rift in the ground and transports him to the 6th century, where he meets up with KingArthur.Myth/KingArthur. He also encounters the spirit of Merlin, who confirms that it was his magic which pulled Calvin back to Camelot. There are a lot of problems afoot, and Merlin will only send Calvin home if he puts things back to rights. Along the way, he falls in love with one of King Arthur's daughters, tosses off a lot of anachronisms in failed attempts to be funny and ends up getting transported back to his baseball game.
9th Apr '15 7:20:37 PM seekquaze1
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** Somewhat justified that by now Belasco was a major power in the kingdom whom many of the soldiers followed instead of the king. Throwing him in the dungeon was politcally risky so he had to let Belasco discrage himself.
30th Jul '14 4:40:54 PM notahandle
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** What does he use when challenged to combat? "[[ThePowerOfRock I choose...]] [[TheClash Combat Rock!]]" Cue guards holding their ears while Calvin rocks out.
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** What does he use when challenged to combat? "[[ThePowerOfRock I choose...]] [[TheClash [[Music/TheClash Combat Rock!]]" Cue guards holding their ears while Calvin rocks out.
24th Jun '14 6:48:11 PM TheOtherSteve
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* {{Disneyfication}}: Of Mark Twain's original novel. The book was a satire and GenreDeconstruction of Arthurian lore that ended on a pretty depressing note, with the protagonist having all his achievements undone, then losing his friends, family and mind before finally dying. In this film, almost the entire plot is thrown out in favor of a more conventional children's film with a hip, young protagonist, a Camelot that wouldn't be out of place in a theme park, and an unambiguously happy ending.
9th Nov '13 11:04:09 AM LadyNorbert
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A 1995 film based loosely on ''Literature/AConnecticutYankeeInKingArthursCourt''. A young kid, Calvin Fuller (Thomas Ian Nicholas) is playing a baseball game when an earthquake opens up a rift in the ground and transports him to the 6th Century, where he meets up with King Arthur. Along the way, he falls in love with one of King Arthur's daughters, tosses off a lot of anachronisms in failed attempts to be funny and ends up getting transported back to his baseball game. Has a sequel entitled ''A Kid In Aladdin's Palace''.
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A [[quoteright:298:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/kid_in_king_arthurs_court_poster_8122.jpg]] [[caption-width-right:298:What would Creator/MarkTwain have thought?]]A 1995 film based loosely on ''Literature/AConnecticutYankeeInKingArthursCourt''. A young kid, Calvin Fuller (Thomas Ian Nicholas) is playing a baseball game when an earthquake opens up a rift in the ground and transports him to the 6th Century, century, where he meets up with King Arthur.KingArthur. He also encounters the spirit of Merlin, who confirms that it was his magic which pulled Calvin back to Camelot. There are a lot of problems afoot, and Merlin will only send Calvin home if he puts things back to rights. Along the way, he falls in love with one of King Arthur's daughters, tosses off a lot of anachronisms in failed attempts to be funny and ends up getting transported back to his baseball game. Has a rather forgettable direct-to-video sequel entitled ''A Kid In Aladdin's Palace''.

** Then Subverted later when he pulls it out again, only to use the lens inside to reflect light and blind a guard.
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** Then Subverted subverted later when he pulls it out again, only to use the lens inside to reflect light and blind a guard.

* AluminumChristmasTrees: CNN did have little trivia tidbits back in the 80's and 90's before commercial breaks.
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* AluminumChristmasTrees: Calvin claims that he knows about Arthur's sword Excalibur because "I watch a lot of CNN." CNN did have little trivia tidbits back in the 80's and 90's before commercial breaks.

* AluminumChristmasTrees: CNN did have little trivia tidbits back in the 80's and 90's before commercial breaks.ArrangedMarriage: What Arthur is attempting to put together for his elder daughter Sarah.

* BadassPrincess: [[spoiler: Princess Sarah]]. Princess Katie starts out this way before suffering one of the most ridiculous cases of {{Chickification}} you'll ever see anywhere.
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* BadassPrincess: [[spoiler: Princess Sarah]]. Princess Katie Katy starts out this way before suffering one of the most ridiculous cases of {{Chickification}} you'll ever see anywhere.

* BlondGuysAreEvil: Inverted with Princess Sarah's two suitors as the nasty Lord Belasco is dark haired while the good Master Cane is blond. * CallBack: At the start Calvin's coach tells him to remember three things but then lists four things instead. When Calvin starts training with Master Cane, he says the same thing.
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* BlondGuysAreEvil: Inverted with Princess Sarah's two suitors known suitors, as the nasty Lord Belasco is dark haired while the good Master Cane Cain is blond. * CallBack: At the start Calvin's coach tells him to remember three things but then lists four things instead. When Calvin starts training with Master Cane, Cain, he says the same thing.

* BlondGuysAreEvil: Inverted with Princess Sarah's two suitors as ContrivedCoincidence: Luckily, right before the nasty earthquake swallows him whole, Calvin grabs his backpack. Even more luckily, said backpack just happens to contain a number of items he will need on his adventure, like a flashlight and a Swiss army knife. [[SarcasmMode You know, stuff that most kids bring to ball games.]] * DeadAllAlong: Queen Guenivere. Katy says she died years ago. * EarnYourHappyEnding: Both Calvin and [[spoiler:Princess Sarah]]. Calvin, of course, earns the right to go home. [[spoiler:Sarah, by defeating Lord Belasco is dark haired while and winning the good Master Cane is blond. * CallBack: At tournament for her hand in marriage, has - in her father's words - "won the start Calvin's coach tells him right to remember three things but then lists four things instead. When Calvin starts training with Master Cane, he says choose," and of course opts to marry the same thing.man she loves.]] * EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses

* FauxActionGirl: The film provides us with a very ridiculous example of this trope with Princess Katie. In the training sequence she is shown to be an excellent swordswoman, archer and horse rider, thus she should be "of course, able to take care of herself". Except, then she gets kidnapped by some mooks, in broad daylight and needs to be rescued by Calvin and King Arthur. A fight begins. Now on the good guys' side we have Arthur (a very old man), Calvin (a nerd who fails at baseball and has only trained swordfighting for a couple of days) and Katie (who is young, fast and has trained swordfighting all her life). Arthur and Calvin fight and kill the mooks while Katie, who really should be "...able to take care of herself" gets kidnapped again. ** The same film also subverts the trope, however, with Katie's older sister Princess Sarah. The viewer spends the entire movie believing that tomboyish Katie is the tough one of the pair, only to find out that [[spoiler: Sarah is the secret identity of the Black Knight, who has been fighting the enemy all along.]]
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* FauxActionGirl: The film provides us with a very ridiculous example of this trope with Princess Katie.Katy. In the training sequence she is shown to be an excellent swordswoman, archer and horse rider, thus she should be "of course, able to take care of herself". Except, then she gets kidnapped by some mooks, in broad daylight and needs to be rescued by Calvin and King Arthur. A fight begins. Now on the good guys' side we have Arthur (a very old man), Calvin (a nerd who fails at baseball and has only trained swordfighting in swordplay for a couple of days) and Katie Katy (who is young, fast and has trained swordfighting in swordplay all her life). Arthur and Calvin fight and kill the mooks while Katie, Katy, who really should be "...able to take care of herself" herself," gets kidnapped again.''again''. ** The same film also subverts the trope, however, with Katie's Katy's older sister Princess Sarah. The viewer spends the entire movie believing that tomboyish Katie Katy is the tough one of the pair, only to find out that [[spoiler: Sarah [[spoiler:Sarah is the secret identity of the Black Knight, who has been fighting the enemy all along.]]]] * FirstKiss: Calvin gives Katy hers, a happy moment which is unfortunately followed immediately by her abduction. * GrailInTheGarbage: Excalibur, which Princess Katy refers to as "just Father's old sword," has been left to molder in the filthy castle dungeon.

* FauxActionGirl: The film provides us with a very ridiculous example of this trope with HeroicBSOD: According to Princess Katie. In Katy, Arthur suffered something like this after Guenivere died; she says that her father has never been the training sequence she same since. -->'''Katy:''' I miss my mother deeply, but I miss my father even more. * [[IHaveYourWife I Have Your Sister]]: Katy is shown to be an excellent swordswoman, archer and horse rider, thus she should be "of course, able to take care abducted on Lord Belasco's orders, so he can both make Arthur get rid of herself". Except, then she gets kidnapped by some mooks, in broad daylight and needs to be rescued by Calvin and King Arthur. A fight begins. Now on the good guys' side we have Arthur (a very old man), Calvin (a nerd who fails at baseball and has only trained swordfighting for a couple of days) and Katie (who is young, fast and has trained swordfighting all her life). force Sarah to agree to marry him. Of course, when Arthur and Calvin fight and kill the mooks while Katie, who really should be "...able to take care of herself" gets kidnapped again. ** The same film also subverts the trope, however, show up with Katie's older sister Princess Sarah. The viewer spends the entire movie believing that tomboyish Katie is the tough one of the pair, only to find out that [[spoiler: Sarah is the secret identity of the Black Knight, who has been fighting the enemy all along.]]unharmed Katy, this doesn't work.

* FauxActionGirl: The film provides us with a very ridiculous example of this trope with Princess Katie. In the training sequence she is shown to be an excellent swordswoman, archer TheLadysFavour: Not quite played straight. Sarah and horse rider, thus she should be "of course, able to take care of herself". Except, then she gets kidnapped by some mooks, in broad daylight and needs to be rescued by Calvin and King Arthur. A fight begins. Now on are initially the good guys' side we have Arthur (a very old man), Calvin (a nerd who fails at baseball and has only trained swordfighting for a couple of days) and Katie (who is young, fast and ones who know that Katy has trained swordfighting all her life). been kidnapped. Sarah urges him to go to Arthur and tell him what's happened and who is responsible, as she feels Arthur is Katy's only hope. She gives Calvin fight her handkerchief to give to her father, so that he will know Calvin was sent by her and kill is telling the mooks while Katie, who really should be "...able to take care of herself" gets kidnapped again. ** The same truth. * LoserProtagonist: Calvin starts the film also subverts this way; at the trope, however, with Katie's older sister Princess Sarah. The viewer spends baseball game just before the entire movie believing earthquake, he is so intimidated by the flying fastballs that tomboyish Katie is the tough one of the pair, only to find he doesn't even swing, and strikes out without moving a muscle. It's implied that [[spoiler: Sarah this is the secret identity of the Black Knight, who has been fighting the enemy all along.]]not unusual for his character. Naturally, during his time in Camelot, he [[TookALevelInBadass takes a level in badass]] and returns to his own time to lead his team to victory.

* FauxActionGirl: ParentalMarriageVeto: The subplot of the film provides us with a very ridiculous example of this trope with is that Princess Katie. In the training sequence she is shown to be an excellent swordswoman, archer and horse rider, thus she should be "of course, able to take care of herself". Except, then she gets kidnapped by some mooks, in broad daylight and needs to be rescued by Calvin and King Arthur. A fight begins. Now on the good guys' side we have Arthur (a very old man), Calvin (a nerd who fails at baseball and Sarah has only trained swordfighting for refused to choose a couple of days) and Katie (who is young, fast and has trained swordfighting all her life). Arthur and Calvin fight and kill the mooks while Katie, who really should suitor, so a tournament must be "...able to take care of herself" gets kidnapped again. ** The same film also subverts the trope, however, with Katie's older sister Princess Sarah. The viewer spends the entire movie believing that tomboyish Katie is the tough one of the pair, only held to find out that [[spoiler: Sarah is a husband for her. She refuses to choose a suitor because the secret identity man she loves, Master Cain, is not of the Black Knight, who has been fighting the enemy all along.]]high enough rank to ask for her hand.

* SelfProclaimedKnight: The master jouster Black Knight is revealed to be [[spoiler:[[SamusIsAGirl Princess Sara]]!]]
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* SelfProclaimedKnight: The master jouster Black Knight is revealed to be [[spoiler:[[SamusIsAGirl Princess Sara]]!]]Sarah]]!]] * SpiritAdvisor: Merlin, who appears only as a reflection in a well and only speaks to Calvin. It's not clear what happened to him or if he's dead; he's just said to have disappeared a long time ago.

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* TotallyRadical: Some of Calvin's dialogue. * YeOldeButcheredeEnglishe: Used inconsistently. Arthur frequently speaks this way, but almost no one else in his entire court does.
10th Dec '12 1:52:20 AM shimaspawn
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* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Princess Sarah.
9th Dec '12 11:09:44 PM Nohbody
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* HairOfGold: Princess Sarah.
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* HairOfGold: HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Princess Sarah.
4th Dec '12 9:52:09 PM nombretomado
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A 1995 film based loosely on ''AConnecticutYankeeInKingArthursCourt''.
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A 1995 film based loosely on ''AConnecticutYankeeInKingArthursCourt''. ''Literature/AConnecticutYankeeInKingArthursCourt''.
21st Nov '12 3:28:20 PM notahandle
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* AluminumChristmasTrees: CNN did have little trivia tidbits back in the 80's and 90's before commercial breaks.
30th Sep '12 6:20:25 AM DynamicDragon
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