History Film / CoolAsIce

3rd Mar '16 8:32:59 AM Morgenthaler
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* SceneryPorn: It's one of the best looking bad movies in existence. The film's cinematographer, Creator/JanuszKaminski, would later [[SchindlersList win]] [[SavingPrivateRyan two]] Oscars.

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* SceneryPorn: It's one of the best looking bad movies in existence. The film's cinematographer, Creator/JanuszKaminski, would later [[SchindlersList [[Film/SchindlersList win]] [[SavingPrivateRyan [[Film/SavingPrivateRyan two]] Oscars.



-->''"Oh yeah, Kat! Words of wisdom: drop that zero and get with the hero."''

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-->''"Oh yeah, Kat! Words of wisdom: drop that zero and get with the hero."''
21st Jan '16 9:55:15 PM Rebochan
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* WitnessProtection: Kathy's family is under this, though her parents never bothered to tell her.
** Notably, the film neglects to include the ''protection'' part of the program, as apparently the same felons that are chasing Kathy's family are unimpeded in their ability to pursue them. The family would actually be under the protection of federal marshals, so the father's insistence there's nothing he can do but "be careful" is rather bizarre.
21st Jan '16 7:58:15 PM wyattte
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* NonActorVehicle: For Vanilla Ice, of course. [[BoxOfficeBomb It didn't exactly pan out.]] Since this movie, he's mostly appeared in cameos and non-major roles.
21st Jan '16 4:04:54 PM Rebochan
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* FatAndSkinny: Played straight with the two thugs. Though ironically, only the skinny tall thug is shown constantly eating and obsessed with food.
23rd Sep '15 6:06:06 PM wyattte
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The film is a good old-fashioned [[CoolPeopleRebelAgainstAuthority teen rebel]] flick, fashioned to fit into the strange window of time that was the early 1990s hip-hop scene. Ice plays Johnny Van Owen, the leader of a hip hop/dance crew/biker gang/[[WhatExactlyIsHisJob who knows]] who are passing through a small, predominately white, conservative town. One of their bikes goes on the fritz, but as luck would have it, they run across a [[CloudCuckoolander kooky old couple]] who offer to fix it, and even lets them stay for a few days. What does Johnny do with all this free time? Scope out the pretty honors student down the street (Kristen Minter) and put the moves on her of course, her steady boyfriend be damned.

Originally she's repulsed by his approach (probably because their MeetCute involves Johnny accidentally knocking her off a horse), but before long, she finds his ImprobableHairstyle and 1991 catchphrases irresistible, [[CrazyJealousGuy much to her boyfriend's consternation.]] But things start going sideways, as it turns out her family is in hiding from [[ObviouslyEvil bad guys]] (don't expect this to be adequately explained). Her father (Michael Gross) assumes Johnny is one of them just because... well, just because he ''is'' Vanilla Ice, basically. This culminates in a HostageSituation.

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The film is a good old-fashioned [[CoolPeopleRebelAgainstAuthority teen rebel]] flick, fashioned to fit into the strange window of time that was the early 1990s hip-hop scene. Ice plays Johnny Van Owen, the leader of a hip hop/dance crew/biker gang/[[WhatExactlyIsHisJob who knows]] knows]], who are passing through a small, predominately white, conservative town. One of their bikes goes on the fritz, but as luck would have it, they run across a [[CloudCuckoolander kooky old couple]] who offer to fix it, and even lets let them stay for a few days. What does Johnny do with all this free time? Scope out the pretty honors student down the street (Kristen Minter) and put the moves on her of course, her steady boyfriend be damned.

Originally she's repulsed by his approach (probably because their MeetCute involves Johnny accidentally knocking her off a horse), but before long, she finds his ImprobableHairstyle and 1991 catchphrases irresistible, [[CrazyJealousGuy much to her boyfriend's consternation.]] Along the way, he finds time to help some nerdy white people get their groove on at a local club, and have a FallingInLoveMontage at a construction site. But things start going sideways, as it turns out her family is in hiding from [[ObviouslyEvil bad guys]] (don't expect this to be adequately explained). Her father (Michael Gross) assumes Johnny is one of them just because... well, just because he ''is'' Vanilla Ice, basically. This culminates in a HostageSituation.
HostageSituation with Kathy's little brother.
23rd Sep '15 5:53:18 PM wyattte
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In it, Ice is the leader of a hip hop/dance crew/biker gang/who knows who falls in love with a pretty honors student. Her family is in hiding from [[ObviouslyEvil bad guys]] (don't expect this to be adequately explained). Her father assumes Ice is one of them just because... well, just because he ''is'' Vanilla Ice, basically. But Ice eventually saves the day and all is well in the end.

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In it, The film is a good old-fashioned [[CoolPeopleRebelAgainstAuthority teen rebel]] flick, fashioned to fit into the strange window of time that was the early 1990s hip-hop scene. Ice is plays Johnny Van Owen, the leader of a hip hop/dance crew/biker gang/who knows gang/[[WhatExactlyIsHisJob who falls in love knows]] who are passing through a small, predominately white, conservative town. One of their bikes goes on the fritz, but as luck would have it, they run across a [[CloudCuckoolander kooky old couple]] who offer to fix it, and even lets them stay for a few days. What does Johnny do with a all this free time? Scope out the pretty honors student. Her student down the street (Kristen Minter) and put the moves on her of course, her steady boyfriend be damned.

Originally she's repulsed by his approach (probably because their MeetCute involves Johnny accidentally knocking her off a horse), but before long, she finds his ImprobableHairstyle and 1991 catchphrases irresistible, [[CrazyJealousGuy much to her boyfriend's consternation.]] But things start going sideways, as it turns out her
family is in hiding from [[ObviouslyEvil bad guys]] (don't expect this to be adequately explained). Her father (Michael Gross) assumes Ice Johnny is one of them just because... well, just because he ''is'' Vanilla Ice, basically. This culminates in a HostageSituation.

But Ice Ice- sorry, [[IAmNotLeonardNimoy Johnny]], eventually saves the day and all is well in the end.
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The film sunk at the box office, grossing one-sixth of its budget, and Ice's performance was critically panned. That said, the fault can't entirely be pinned on the movie itself, as Ice's reputation had fallen hard before the film was even released due to various controversies. That hasn't stopped the film itself from becoming one of the stranger [[TheNineties 90s]] artifacts.


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* ContrivedCoincidence: Kathy's house just so happens to be a few houses down from the mechanics' place where Johnny and his posse are staying.
21st Sep '15 8:05:59 PM wyattte
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* WhatExactlyIsHisJob: This is one of the more curious things about Johnny and his crew. It's never directly addressed whether or not they perform HipHop (circa 1991) for a living, or whether they just like hijacking clubs in different towns for fun. All we know is that they're drifters with tough-guy attitudes and {{Cool Bike}}s.
20th Sep '15 8:40:19 PM wyattte
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[[caption-width-right:275:And he dances, too.]] A very strange 1991 film starring Music/VanillaIce. The director is David Kellogg, whose ADD directorial, er, "style" would be repeated in ''Film/InspectorGadget''.

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[[caption-width-right:275:And he dances, too.]] [[caption-width-right:275:''"In the house, and the house is packed."'']] A very strange 1991 film starring Music/VanillaIce. The director is David Kellogg, whose ADD directorial, er, "style" would be repeated in ''Film/InspectorGadget''.



* BadassBoast: One of the mooks gets off a genuinely good one.
-->'''Tommy''': Back off, I've seen ''America's Most Wanted''!
-->'''Mook''': ''(dropping all pretense)'' Oh, yeah? Did you see the episode '''''I''''' was on?



* BillingDisplacement: In the end credits, Naomi Campbell is listed before Vanilla Ice.


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* CradleOfLoneliness: Johnny sneaks into her house and throws a ring that Kathy gave him into her goldfish bowl. Upon coming home later, Kathy fishes it out and invokes the hell out of this trope (set to "I Want U 2 Know" by Denise Lopez which for some reason didn't make the soundtrack).


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* SadTimesMontage: Johnny has one of these [[SoundtrackDissonance set to early 90s dance-pop.]]
20th Sep '15 8:14:56 PM wyattte
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Now has a [[Characters/CoolAsIce character sheet]], under construction.



* AlmostKiss: The eponymous Ice and random chick are about to kiss/straight up have sex when the little brother walks through the unlocked door and interrupts.

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* AlmostKiss: The eponymous Ice Johnny and random chick Kathy are about to kiss/straight up have sex when the little brother walks through the unlocked door and interrupts.



* BlackBestFriend: Three of them!
* BrattyHalfPint: Tommy. Not quite as annoying as some cases, but that might be just in comparison to the rest of the cast.



* CatchPhrase: "Yup yup."



* CoolOldGuy / CoolOldLady: The two old people in the bizarre house are probably the most interesting characters in the movie.



* DirtyKid: Kathy's brother Tommy. "As soon as you're done making sex?!"



* IAmNotLeonardNimoy: Despite the fact Vanilla Ice is playing a character named Johnny, he's still just playing his public Vanilla Ice persona in the film and most viewers and critics tend to refer to him as Vanilla Ice instead.



* ImportantHaircut: In a display of hero worship, Kathy's little brother chops his hair into a crude approximation of Johnny's totally radical style.



* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: The movie seems to be trying to portray Ice as one. Whether it succeeds is up to interpretation.



* ObviouslyEvil: The two crooks, to an absolutely laughable extent.



* RummageSaleReject: Ice wears all sorts of absurd outfits throughout the movie.



* StalkerWithACrush: Ice comes across as one of these.
** Which means they beat out ''{{Franchise/Twilight}}'' by at least a decade.



* TakeThat: The film mocks alternative grunge at the Sugar Shack.

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* TakeThat: The film mocks alternative grunge at the Sugar Shack.Shack, which is just sad in hindsight.



* {{Tsundere}}: The [[EpilepticTrees only conceivable explanation]] for why Kathy acts the way she does; aka, randomly falling in love with a guy who's done nothing but be a {{Jerkass}} to her. Although given that her (ex-)boyfriend Nick is a massive {{Jerkass}} in ''every'' scene, it's likely she just has appalling taste in men.



* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: It just screams early [[TheNineties 90s]].



-->''"Oh yeah, Kat! Words of wisdom: drop that zero and get with the hero."''

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-->''"Oh yeah, Kat! Words of wisdom: drop that zero and get with the hero."''
24th Jun '15 5:39:17 AM AnotherGuy
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* TakeThat: The film mocks alternative grunge at the Sugar Shack.
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