History Film / CapricornOne

11th Jan '16 8:12:22 PM marcoasalazarm
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* BlackSite: The compound where the astronauts have been sequestered to.
20th Oct '15 11:48:24 AM Morgenthaler
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[[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/capricorn_one.png]]
17th Aug '15 6:58:59 AM VenomLancerHae
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Commenting out Zero Context Examples;
* GovernmentConspiracy
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* HeKnowsTooMuch
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19th Mar '15 10:45:57 AM marcoasalazarm
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* CuttingCorners: Sometimes it doesn't pays to go for the lowest bidder on a space exploration mission, [[CrookedContractor especially when they are so crooked]] that they give you back a faulty life-support system [[spoiler:and re-entry heat shield]].
1st Jan '15 11:23:34 PM Fireblood
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Elliot Whitter, one of the technicians at mission control notices something strange, that the television signals are being transmitted ahead of the telemetry and tells his reporter friend [[IntrepidReporter Robert Caulfield]]. But Elliot [[KilledToUpholdTheMasquerade is killed]] and he's been made an {{Unperson}}. Then when Caulfield interviews Brubaker's wife, her reaction to something strange Brubaker said helps him realize there's some sort of GovernmentConspiracy at work. Then, when the empty space craft burns up on re-entry due to a defective heat shield -- so NASA says -- the astronauts realise they [[HeKnowsTooMuch know too much]] and decide to make a run for it.
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Elliot Whitter, one of the technicians at mission control control, notices something strange, that strange-that the television signals are being transmitted ahead of the telemetry and telemetry-and tells his reporter friend [[IntrepidReporter Robert Caulfield]]. But Elliot [[KilledToUpholdTheMasquerade is killed]] killed]], and he's been made an {{Unperson}}. Then when Caulfield interviews Brubaker's wife, her reaction to something strange Brubaker said helps him realize there's some sort of GovernmentConspiracy at work. Then, when the empty space craft burns up on re-entry due to a defective heat shield -- so NASA says -- the astronauts realise realize they [[HeKnowsTooMuch know too much]] and decide to make a run for it.

* AerialCanyonChase: A chase over Sierras, rather distinctly using numerous shots from behind the plane in a chasing camera.
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* AerialCanyonChase: A chase over the Sierras, rather distinctly using numerous shots from behind the plane in a chasing camera.

* BlackDudeDiesFirst: a variation. Of the three astronauts on the run, it's the black dude who gets recaptured first. (Although the audience may rightly assume that they subsequently killed him -- he was supposed to have died during "re-entry", after all.)
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* BlackDudeDiesFirst: a A variation. Of the three astronauts on the run, it's the black dude who gets recaptured first. (Although first (although the audience may rightly assume that they subsequently killed him -- he was supposed to have died during "re-entry", after all.)all).

* CirclingVultures: Subverted. One of the astronauts being hunted by government agents in the desert, delirious from heat and thirst, thinks he sees "birds" circling above him--and in the camera shot depicting his blurred vision, it does look like vultures circling. Turns out to be those {{Black Helicopter}}s though.
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* CirclingVultures: Subverted. {{Subverted}}. One of the astronauts being hunted by government agents in the desert, delirious from heat and thirst, thinks he sees "birds" circling above him--and him-and in the camera shot depicting his blurred vision, it does look like vultures circling. Turns out to be those {{Black Helicopter}}s though.

* DeadpanSnarker: Willis
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* DeadpanSnarker: WillisWillis.

-->'''Loughlin''':You're not crazy, I'm crazy. I'm crazy for listening and I'm crazy for saying what I'm about to say. I'll give you twenty four hours to come up with something. Not forty eight. I saw the movie too, it was twenty four.
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-->'''Loughlin''':You're -->'''Loughlin''': You're not crazy, I'm crazy. I'm crazy for listening and I'm crazy for saying what I'm about to say. I'll give you twenty four hours to come up with something. Not forty eight. I saw the movie too, it was twenty four.

* OutOfCharacterAlert: Brubaker makes possibly the subtlest one in film history by getting the previous year's family holiday mixed up. This is just enough to draw attention to it and Caulfield spots that it has happened from the expression on Mrs. Brukbaker's face but when he finds out what it is, he at first thinks nothing of it then leaves. Later he comes back and finds out the key point- on the previous year's holiday, they had visited a film set.
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* OutOfCharacterAlert: Brubaker makes possibly the subtlest one in film history by getting the previous year's family holiday mixed up. This is just enough to draw attention to it and Caulfield spots that it has happened from the expression on Mrs. Brukbaker's face but when he finds out what it is, he at first thinks nothing of it then leaves. Later he comes back and finds out the key point- on point-on the previous year's holiday, they had visited a film set.
6th Oct '14 7:43:35 AM Winter
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Knew we had that trope around somewhere
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* AttendingYourOwnFuneral: [[spoiler: The last surviving astronaut makes it to a memorial service for the crew, exposing the conspiracy.]]
17th Sep '14 12:47:49 PM tracer
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* BlackDudeDiesFirst: a variation. Of the three astronauts on the run, it's the black dude who gets recaptured first.
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* BlackDudeDiesFirst: a variation. Of the three astronauts on the run, it's the black dude who gets recaptured first. (Although the audience may rightly assume that they subsequently killed him -- he was supposed to have died during "re-entry", after all.)
17th Sep '14 12:44:50 PM tracer
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* VehicularSabotage: The bad guys not only cut Caufield's brake lines, they disable his parking brake, jam his gearshift lever in Drive, and somehow yank his accelerator pedal all the way down to the floor.
4th Sep '14 7:13:38 AM Odon
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* FacelessGoons: The relentless Army aviators.
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* FacelessGoons: The relentless Army aviators. Even when they dismount to search on foot, they don't take off their helmets.
8th Jun '14 9:47:09 AM DRCEQ
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* MoonLandingHoax: The inspiration behind the film. A faked Mars landing has to be filmed due to failures in the life support system.
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