History Film / DazedAndConfused

30th Aug '17 10:32:39 AM GrammarNavi
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** When O'Bannion relates his encounter with Carl's mom to his football buddies, the sign for the DriveInTheater behind them is advertising ''Film/FamilyPlot'', the last feature by AlfredHitchcock.

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** When O'Bannion relates his encounter with Carl's mom to his football buddies, the sign for the DriveInTheater behind them is advertising ''Film/FamilyPlot'', the last feature by AlfredHitchcock.Creator/AlfredHitchcock.
5th Apr '17 1:26:16 PM Taskmaster123
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* ExtremelyShortTimespan: The entire movie takes place from late afternoon of one day to the early morning hours of the next.
21st Feb '17 4:18:05 PM Mullon
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* RandomEventsPlot: There really isn't a plot per se. Everyone just drives around after school ends until the party starts. Even things, things still just sort of happen.

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* RandomEventsPlot: There really isn't a plot per se. Everyone just drives around after school ends until the party starts. Even things, then things still just sort of happen.
14th Oct '16 4:59:33 PM eroock
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* RealLifeWritesThePlot: The ending was originally supposed to feature Kevin Pickford and Michelle smoking weed with Floyd and the others. Cast in-fighting[[note]]with Jason London (Pink)[[/note]], however, meant that Kevin was replaced with Wooderson.
14th Oct '16 4:50:55 PM eroock
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--> Okay guys, one more thing, this summer when you're being inundated with all this American bicentennial Fourth Of July brouhaha, don't forget what you're celebrating, and that's the fact that a bunch of slave-owning, aristocratic, white males didn't want to pay their taxes.

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--> Okay guys, one more thing, this summer when you're being inundated with all this American bicentennial Fourth Of July "Fourth of July" brouhaha, don't forget what you're celebrating, and that's the fact that a bunch of slave-owning, aristocratic, white males didn't want to pay their taxes.
14th Oct '16 4:41:00 PM eroock
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-->--'''Pink'''

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-->--'''Pink'''
-->-- '''Pink'''
14th Oct '16 4:40:51 PM eroock
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* RecycledINSPACE: ''Film/AmericanGraffiti'' [[TheSeventies IN THE SEVENTIES!]]
** Except deliberately ''not'' if you listen to the commentary. While ''American Graffiti'' had a specific plot and attempted to be "the ultimate '50s movie", this film was about just some night and just some party. If anything, it's more like ''Film/{{Slacker}}'' [[TheSeventies IN THE SEVENTIES]].
14th Oct '16 4:40:16 PM eroock
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* TheSeventies



* AmbiguouslyJewish: Mike Newhouse

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* AmbiguouslyJewish: Mike NewhouseNewhouse.
* BathroomStallGraffiti: In the high school girls' bathroom, the graffiti over Jodi's shoulder reads, "Jodi Kramer is stuck up!!"



* CoolBigSis: Jodi toward Mitch and Sabrina

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* CoolBigSis: Jodi toward Mitch and SabrinaSabrina.



* CueTheBilliardShot: One of the scene at the youth club starts with an overhead shot of a rack being broken by one of the characters.



* DidntThinkThisThrough: Mike, when he gets drunk enough at the party to decide to take on Clint, the bully who humiliated him earlier. He figures that he will just sucker-punch Clint, then cover up while everyone runs over to break up the fight (it's a party, after all, and everyone will want to stop the fight so as to keep the good mood going. Right?). Therefore, he won't get hurt. Unfortunately, after he punches Clint, he looks around in bewilderment because people aren't running over to break up the fight, they're running over to ''watch'' the fight. By the time Pink and Wooderson finally manage to get through the crowd to pull Clint off, Mike has had his ass ''thoroughly'' kicked.

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* DidntThinkThisThrough: Mike, when he gets drunk enough at DrugsAreGood: Contrary to popular belief, this film does NOT have this message. While we see several characters smoking pot throughout the party to decide to take on Clint, film, only one (Slater) is a full-blown stoner. And the bully who humiliated him earlier. He figures that he will just sucker-punch Clint, then cover up while everyone runs over to break up the fight (it's a party, after all, and everyone will want to stop the fight so as to keep the good mood going. Right?). Therefore, he won't get hurt. Unfortunately, after he punches Clint, he looks around in bewilderment because people aren't running over to break up the fight, they're running over to ''watch'' the fight. By the time Pink and Wooderson finally manage to get through the crowd to pull Clint off, Mike negative effect frequent pot smoking has had on his ass ''thoroughly'' kicked.mental health is very obvious.



* {{Jerkass}}: Darla, Clint and O'Bannion

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* {{Jerkass}}: Darla, Clint and O'BannionO'Bannion.



* LovableJock: Main protagonist Randy "Pink" Floyd is the school's star football player, but unlike most of his teammates, he is friendly to all of the cliques - his fellow jocks, the stoners, even the nerds. In fact, it's his insistence to hang out with "losers" like the stoner kids that proves to be a main point of contention between himself and his coach and some teammates, especially JerkJock Benny.
* MamaBear: Carl's mom defends her son with a shotgun.



* NothingButHits: A mixed bag. Most of the tracks featured are fairly iconic of 70s rock and well-known today, but several were fairly obscure genre or regional (Southern American) hits.



* TheSeventies


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* SpikingTheCamera: Happens a few times, a consequence of using some very fresh actors and random locals as extras.


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* TitledAfterTheSong: Titled after Music/LedZeppelin song "Dazed and Confused". The director tried to feature it, but Robert Plant vetoed.
* TwoDecadesBehind: One of the central points of this 1993 film is to glorify the comparable freedom teenagers had during the mid-'70s.


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* UnspokenPlanGuarantee: Mike, when he gets drunk enough at the party to decide to take on Clint, the bully who humiliated him earlier. He figures that he will just sucker-punch Clint, then cover up while everyone runs over to break up the fight (it's a party, after all, and everyone will want to stop the fight so as to keep the good mood going. Right?). Therefore, he won't get hurt. Unfortunately, after he punches Clint, he looks around in bewilderment because people aren't running over to break up the fight, they're running over to ''watch'' the fight. By the time Pink and Wooderson finally manage to get through the crowd to pull Clint off, Mike has had his ass ''thoroughly'' kicked.
* VideoCredits: The end credits show a picture of each main character with the actor's name
* WhatsInItForMe:
-->'''Freshman Girl:''' Will you marry me?
-->'''Dawson:''' I don't know. What's in it for me?
6th Oct '16 3:02:59 PM Taskmaster123
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* PetTheDog: With the exception of bitch Darla and asshole O'Banion, all the other seniors adhere to the unwritten rule that once someone has been hazed, they are accepted into the fold. Giving them a beer, taking them out cruising, treating them as equals, making certain to spread the word that someone has been hazed so that they don't get it twice, all of this is done practically right after some freshman has just has ass paddled into numbness.

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* PetTheDog: With the exception of bitch Darla and asshole O'Banion, all the other seniors adhere to the unwritten rule that once someone has been hazed, they are accepted into the fold. Giving them a beer, taking them out cruising, treating them as equals, making certain to spread the word that someone has been hazed so that they don't get it twice, all of this is done practically right after some freshman has just has had ass paddled into numbness.
6th Oct '16 3:01:43 PM Taskmaster123
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* PetTheDog: With the exception of bitch Darla and asshole O'Banion, all the other seniors adhere to the unwritten rule that once someone has been hazed, they are accepted into the fold. Giving them a beer, taking them out cruising, treating them as equals, making certain to spread the word that someone has been hazed so that they don't get it twice, all of this is done practically right after some freshman has just has ass paddled into numbness.
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