History Film / BatteriesNotIncluded

31st Dec '17 4:57:32 PM Psi001
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** Carlos vs Larry, complete with PunchPunchUhOh. Don't mess with a former boxer.
** Carlos himself gives quite a beating to Lacey's replacement goon, first for [[OnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou butting into his business]], and then finding out [[EvenEvilHasStandards he set the place alight with people still inside]] and won't go back to undo it. The goon has to feign a serious injury to distract Carlos when it starts turning into a near literal curb stomp.

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** Carlos vs Larry, complete with PunchPunchUhOh.PunchPunchPunchUhOh. Don't mess with a former boxer.
** Carlos himself gives quite a beating to Lacey's replacement goon, first for [[OnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou [[TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou butting into his business]], and then finding out [[EvenEvilHasStandards he set the place alight with people still inside]] and won't go back to undo it. The goon has to feign a serious injury to distract Carlos when it starts turning into a near literal curb stomp.
31st Dec '17 4:57:08 PM Psi001
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* CurbstompBattle:
** Carlos vs Larry, complete with PunchPunchUhOh. Don't mess with a former boxer.
** Carlos himself gives quite a beating to Lacey's replacement goon, first for [[OnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou butting into his business]], and then finding out [[EvenEvilHasStandards he set the place alight with people still inside]] and won't go back to undo it. The goon has to feign a serious injury to distract Carlos when it starts turning into a near literal curb stomp.
29th Dec '17 1:24:42 PM eroock
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* CommunityThreateningConstruction: Much of the plot revolved around a large corporation's efforts to remove the tenants of a small apartment building so they could build a small skyscraper.



* TitleDrop: Harry does it when the last of the baby robots emerges "stillborn."

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* TitleDrop: Harry does it when the last of the baby robots emerges "stillborn.""
* VillainousGentrification: Much of the plot revolved around a large corporation's efforts to remove the tenants of a small apartment building so they could build a small skyscraper.
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30th Sep '17 5:43:50 PM FGHIK
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* TheAllegedHouse: The plot of revolves around the villains trying to tear down the old apartment, but from the state of it, they may as well have just waited for it to fall down. Fortunately, the Fix-Its end up restoring it as good (or maybe better) than new.

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* TheAllegedHouse: The plot of revolves around the villains trying to tear down the old apartment, but from the state of it, they may as well have just waited for it to fall down. Fortunately, [[spoiler:Fortunately, the Fix-Its [[InnocentAliens Fix-Its]] end up restoring it as good (or maybe better) than new.]]
30th Sep '17 4:07:13 PM FGHIK
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* TheAllegedHouse: The plot of revolves around the villains trying to tear down the old apartment, but from the state of it, they may as well have just waited for it to fall down. Fortunately, the Fix-Its end up restoring it as good (or maybe better) than new.
14th Aug '17 7:50:49 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* ReformedButRejected: [[spoiler:In the end, even though Frank seems to understand what Carlos did for them and holds no grudge, Faye only bursts into tears when he visits her in the hospital, having come to terms with the reality that he's not Bobby. Carlos throws the flowers he brought her in the garbage as he walks away.]]

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* ReformedButRejected: DownplayedTrope. [[spoiler:In the end, even though Frank seems to understand what Carlos did for them and holds no grudge, Faye only bursts into tears when he visits her in the hospital, having come to terms with the reality that he's not Bobby. Carlos throws the flowers he brought her in the garbage as he walks away.]]
21st Sep '16 2:26:46 AM MadSpy
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* PunchClockVillain: Lacey's construction workers are shown to be a standup crowd just doing their jobs, stopping in to have a meal at the cafe and [[spoiler:refusing to move in on the apartment rubble until a HeroicBSOD Harry moves from what's left of the front steps]]. One even openly mocks Lacey's goons when [[spoiler: The building is miraculously fixed and the tenets have won.]]

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* PunchClockVillain: Lacey's construction workers are shown to be a standup crowd just doing their jobs, stopping in to have a meal at the cafe and [[spoiler:refusing to move in on the apartment rubble until a HeroicBSOD Harry moves from what's left of the front steps]]. One even openly mocks Lacey's goons when [[spoiler: The building is miraculously fixed and the tenets tenants have won.]]
8th Jul '16 6:32:42 PM Mdumas43073
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The inhabitants of an old apartment building under threat from unscrupulous developers are visited by mysterious mechanical creatures resembling tiny flying saucer machines. The appearance of the living machines, later called "The Fix-Its" make life easier for everyone. They go about restoring the (recently trashed) cafe, fixing the tenants belongings, and bringing the residents together.

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The inhabitants of an old apartment building building, under threat from unscrupulous developers developers, are visited by mysterious mechanical creatures resembling tiny flying saucer machines. The appearance of the living machines, later called "The Fix-Its" Fix-Its", make life easier for everyone. They go about restoring the (recently trashed) cafe, fixing the tenants tenants' belongings, and bringing the residents together.
16th Jun '16 11:01:19 PM PaulA
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* DeadPersonImpersonation: Played for drama. Faye has been mistaking Carlos for her son Bobby through the entire film. [[spoiler: He plays into her dilusion to try and coax her out of the burning building. His mistake comes when he tells her he wants her to come outside and see his new car, which triggers Faye's memory about how her son died and she realizes he's not Bobby and locks herself in another room.]]

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* DeadPersonImpersonation: Played for drama. Faye has been mistaking Carlos for her son Bobby through the entire film. [[spoiler: He [[spoiler:He plays into her dilusion delusion to try and coax her out of the burning building. His mistake comes when he tells her he wants her to come outside and see his new car, which triggers Faye's memory about how her son died and she realizes he's not Bobby and locks herself in another room.]]



* DirtyCoward: [[spoiler:The arsonist sent to burn the building. When they realize Faye is still inside, Carlos orders him to go inside and stop the bomb. When he refuses, Carlos starts to rough him up until he agrees. He then starts screaming that Carlos broke his leg and he will have to go diffuse the bomb himself. As soon as Carlos darts inside the building, he runs to his car and drives off, perfectly fine.]]

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* DirtyCoward: [[spoiler:The arsonist sent to burn the building. When they realize Faye is still inside, Carlos orders him to go inside and stop the bomb. When he refuses, Carlos starts to rough him up until he agrees. He then starts screaming that Carlos broke his leg and he will have to go diffuse defuse the bomb himself. As soon as Carlos darts inside the building, he runs to his car and drives off, perfectly fine.]]
16th Jun '16 9:07:30 PM Sheora
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* DirtyCoward: [[spoiler:The arsonist sent to burn the building. When they realize Faye is still inside, Carlos orders him to go inside and stop the bomb. When he refuses, Carlos starts to rough him up until he agrees. He then starts screaming that Carlos broke his leg and he will have to go diffuse the bomb himself. As soon as Carlos darts inside the building, he runs to his car and drives off, perfectly fine.]]


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* IdiotBall: Carlos has two minutes before [[spoiler: the bomb goes off.]] He wastes it trying to coax Faye out of the building. Only when he realizes it's not going to work, he makes a mad dash for [[spoiler:the bomb, and is a few seconds too late.]]
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