History Film / DeadEndDriveIn

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.
14th Jan '17 12:56:50 PM LondonKdS
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* LadyNotAppearingInThisFilm: Just about every piece of publicity or retrospective article you see about the film shows a woman who is topless apart from a metal bra with huge cow horns over her breasts. She's an extra who is never the main focus of a shot.

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* LadyNotAppearingInThisFilm: LadyNotAppearingInThisGame: Just about every piece of publicity or retrospective article you see about the film shows a woman who is topless apart from a metal bra with huge cow horns over her breasts. She's an extra who is never the main focus of a shot.



* NeverTrustATrailer: The trailer and publicity for the film promoted it as an action movie in the tradition of ''Film/MadMax''. It's much more of a drama piece with relatively infrequent action scenes, and seems like, if anything, a punk remake of ''Series/ThePrisoner1969''.

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* NeverTrustATrailer: The trailer and publicity for the film promoted it as an action movie in the tradition of ''Film/MadMax''. It's much more of a drama piece with relatively infrequent action scenes, and seems like, if anything, a punk remake version of ''Series/ThePrisoner1969''.''Series/ThePrisoner1967''.
14th Jan '17 12:55:43 PM LondonKdS
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* EightiesHair

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* EightiesHairEightiesHair: A wide range, from female "big hair" to mullets.



* ChekhovsGun: [[Crabs doesn't manage to fit the fuel filler cap back on the police fan after he syphons petrol from it. This leads to it catching fire during the climactic chase scene]].

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* ChekhovsGun: [[Crabs [[spoiler:Crabs doesn't manage to fit the fuel filler cap back on the police fan van after he syphons petrol from it. This leads to it catching fire during the climactic chase scene]].
14th Jan '17 12:54:49 PM LondonKdS
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It is TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture 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'' 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...



* AffablyEvil: The theater attendant.
* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:Crabs manages to escape the prison, but the outside world is still a hellhole, and possibly getting worse]].

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* AffablyEvil: The theater attendant.
* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:Crabs manages to escape
Tommo the prison, but cinema manager, who seems to have been forced into the outside world is still a hellhole, situation as much as the inmates are and possibly getting worse]].tries to see himself as a benevolent father-figure to them.



* 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.]]



* ChekhovsGun: [[Crabs doesn't manage to fit the fuel filler cap back on the police fan after he syphons petrol from it. This leads to it catching fire during the climactic chase scene]].



* DivideAndConquer: The government dump a large number of Asian immigrants in the camp, trusting correctly that most of the prisoners will take out their resentment on them.



* LadyNotAppearingInThisFilm: Just about every piece of publicity or retrospective article you see about the film shows a woman who is topless apart from a metal bra with huge cow horns over her breasts. She's an extra who is never the main focus of a shot.
* LastSecondWordSwap:
-->'''Stuttering Carboy''': You stupid c-c-c-'''clown'''!
* NeverTrustATrailer: The trailer and publicity for the film promoted it as an action movie in the tradition of ''Film/MadMax''. It's much more of a drama piece with relatively infrequent action scenes, and seems like, if anything, a punk remake of ''Series/ThePrisoner1969''.



* TheQuincyPunk

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* TheQuincyPunkTheQuincyPunk: Averted, the inmates vary from extreme punks to just normal-looking youths, and the most violent and unsympathetic ones aren't the most stereotypically punk in dress.



* ThoseWackyNazis: The gang in the drive-in are Neo-Nazis and recruit other prisoners to join them.

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* ThoseWackyNazis: StrayShotsStrikeNothing: [[spoiler:Averted when the cop fires off a wild shot while dying after being shot by Crabs, and shoots Tommo dead.]]
* TrailersAlwaysSpoil:
The gang in trailer reveals [[spoiler:Crabs jumping out of the drive-in are Neo-Nazis and recruit other prisoners to join them.cinema]].




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* VisualPun: The extra who is implied to have been providing sexual services to the cop is wearing a top with lit-up car headlights over her breasts, "headlights" being an Aussie slang term for them.
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