History Film / DeadEndDriveIn

8th Apr '18 8:51:01 PM nombretomado
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It is TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture in 1995 and Australia has stagnated to a state roughly akin to that in the first ''Film/MadMax'' movie, with dingy slums covered in graffiti and gangs of marauding "car boys" scraping by via stealing car parts. Crabs (Ned Manning) is a teenager who is an avid jogger. He convinces his older brother Frank to lend him his '56 Chevy for a date with his girlfriend Carmen (Natalie [=McCurry=]). The two go to a DriveInTheater where they're playing Brian Trenchard-Smith's own other movies, and start to make out... only for the car's wheels to get stolen. The theater's attendant refuses to do anything until morning, so the two are forced to stay at the drive-in overnight. Come said morning, Crabs finds the place alive and resembling a ghetto. He goes to the attendant, only to be informed that he, Carmen and 190 more of society's teen delinquents are to be imprisoned at the drive-in by the government until further notice. Whereas all the other kids, including Carmen herself, seem all too content to remain at the drive-in forever placated by the limitless supply of junk food and violent movies, Crabs ain't, and he starts scheming to escape...

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It is TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture in 1995 and Australia has stagnated to a state roughly akin to that in the first ''Film/MadMax'' ''Film/MadMax1'' movie, with dingy slums covered in graffiti and gangs of marauding "car boys" scraping by via stealing car parts. Crabs (Ned Manning) is a teenager who is an avid jogger. He convinces his older brother Frank to lend him his '56 Chevy for a date with his girlfriend Carmen (Natalie [=McCurry=]). The two go to a DriveInTheater where they're playing Brian Trenchard-Smith's own other movies, and start to make out... only for the car's wheels to get stolen. The theater's attendant refuses to do anything until morning, so the two are forced to stay at the drive-in overnight. Come said morning, Crabs finds the place alive and resembling a ghetto. He goes to the attendant, only to be informed that he, Carmen and 190 more of society's teen delinquents are to be imprisoned at the drive-in by the government until further notice. Whereas all the other kids, including Carmen herself, seem all too content to remain at the drive-in forever placated by the limitless supply of junk food and violent movies, Crabs ain't, and he starts scheming to escape...
19th Nov '17 7:52:10 PM Scifimaster92
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''Dead End Drive-In'' is a 1986 Australian [[BMovie B]] action/sci-fi film directed by Brian Trenchard-Smith (who also did ''Film/BMXBandits'', ''Film/Leprechaun4InSpace'', ''The Man From Hong Kong'' and ''Film/TurkeyShoot'').

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''Dead End Drive-In'' is a 1986 Australian [[BMovie B]] action/sci-fi film directed by Brian Trenchard-Smith (who also did ''Film/BMXBandits'', ''Film/Leprechaun4InSpace'', ''The Man From Hong Kong'' ''Film/TheManFromHongKong'' and ''Film/TurkeyShoot'').
23rd Feb '17 5:40:25 AM LondonKdS
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* TrashTheSet: A meta-example - the production was given the use of a real drive-in cinema that had just been closed for demolition, allowing them to fill it with wrecked cars, cover it in graffiti, and trash it in the climactic action sequence.
18th Jan '17 3:36:08 PM LondonKdS
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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:Crabs manages to escape the prison, but the outside world is still a hellhole, and possibly getting worse. Not to mention that he'll probably be blamed for killing Tommo and the three cops.]]

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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:Crabs manages to escape the prison, but his girlfriend decided to stay, and the outside world is still a hellhole, hellhole and possibly getting worse. Not to mention that he'll probably be blamed for killing Tommo and the three cops.]]



* CarFu

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* CarFuCarFu: There are two major scenes of this, the first when Crabs is attacked by Carboys in a train yard while driving a food truck, and the second inside the prison camp at the climax of the film.
14th Jan '17 3:06:17 PM LondonKdS
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* RampJump: At the climax of the film. It's been claimed that the 162 feet achieved in terms of distance was the longest ever car jump successfully done for a film.

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* RampJump: At the climax of the film. It's been claimed that the 162 feet achieved in terms of distance was the longest ever car jump successfully done for a film.film at the time.
14th Jan '17 2:57:32 PM LondonKdS
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* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: The film takes place in 1991.

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* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: The film takes place in 1991.1995.
14th Jan '17 2:55:36 PM LondonKdS
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* BatterUp: Crabs and one of the Carboys in the camp fight with cricket bats.



* CoolCar: Frank's 1950s Chevrolet convertible as borrowed by Crabs, which becomes increasingly unroadworthy as the film progresses.



* HopeSpot: Crabs manages to get two new Chevrolet wheels from one of the wrecks brought in to accomodate a new group of detainees, and to syphon petrol from a police van, but then discovers that the whole engine has been removed from his car.



* ThePreciousPreciousCar: Used as a plot point - Crabs doesn't attempt to escape the drive-in before he realises how bad the situation is, because he's afraid of giving Frank his car back with mismatched wheels.



* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: The trailer reveals [[spoiler:Crabs jumping out of the cinema]].

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* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: The trailer trailer, in its desperation to include every scrap of action footage to make the film look more action-based than it is, reveals [[spoiler:Crabs jumping out of the cinema]].


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* VanityLicensePlate: Frank's Chevy has FRANK 1 and his tow-truck FRANK 2. Some of the Carboys' cars also have vanity plates.
14th Jan '17 1:10:14 PM LondonKdS
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* CueTheSun: [[spoiler:The sun rises as Crabs escapes]].


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* RampJump: At the climax of the film. It's been claimed that the 162 feet achieved in terms of distance was the longest ever car jump successfully done for a film.
14th Jan '17 1:04:02 PM LondonKdS
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* IfItBleedsItLeads: An early scene has Crabs and his brother attending a road accident as tow-truck drivers. A local news TV crew arrive and are blatantly most interested in shooting gruesome footage of dead and injured people.


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* LiesDamnedLiesAndStatistics: The early part of the film has Crabs listening to a radio broadcast with obviously fake statistics being quoted about how the economy is improving and crime is falling.
14th Jan '17 12:58:27 PM LondonKdS
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* PleasureIsland: The prison camp lures youths in by pretending to be an ordinary drive-in cinema, and then tries to keep them peaceful with B-movies, junk food, and unofficially sanctioned drug use.
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