History Film / DisturbingBehavior

18th Apr '18 9:19:42 AM ErikModi
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** When the resident school hottie "glitches" in Steve's presence (because she wants to bang him but the chip won't let her) she repeats "Bad, wrong, wrong, bad" before breaking a mirror with her forehead, then trying to shank Steve.
14th Dec '17 10:26:04 PM Malady
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The film follows Steve (James Marsden), a {{high school}} senior who has just moved to the town of [[UncannyVillage Cradle Bay]], [[TheOtherRainforest Washington]] with his family. Here, he befriends three [[LonersAreFreaks outcasts]] -- [[TheStoner stoners]] Gavin (Nick Stahl) and UV, and "bad girl" Rachel (Katie Holmes). Gavin has long been suspicious about the "Blue Ribbons," a group of [[RichBitch preppy]], highly intelligent, [[SlobsVersusSnobs snobbish]] [[{{Jerkass}} douchebags]] who are considered the school's "cream of the crop" and take part in a program led by the school's psychologist Dr. Caldicott. The four students find out that the Blue Ribbons are far more sinister than they let up on, and may in fact be {{brainwashed}}... and that they are next.

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The film follows Steve (James Marsden), a {{high school}} senior who has just moved to the town of [[UncannyVillage Cradle Bay]], [[TheOtherRainforest [[UsefulNotes/TheOtherRainforest Washington]] with his family. Here, he befriends three [[LonersAreFreaks outcasts]] -- [[TheStoner stoners]] Gavin (Nick Stahl) and UV, and "bad girl" Rachel (Katie Holmes). Gavin has long been suspicious about the "Blue Ribbons," a group of [[RichBitch preppy]], highly intelligent, [[SlobsVersusSnobs snobbish]] [[{{Jerkass}} douchebags]] who are considered the school's "cream of the crop" and take part in a program led by the school's psychologist Dr. Caldicott. The four students find out that the Blue Ribbons are far more sinister than they let up on, and may in fact be {{brainwashed}}... and that they are next.



* TheOtherRainforest
24th Aug '17 9:02:12 AM SeptimusHeap
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''Disturbing Behavior'' is a 1998 [[SciFiHorror sci-fi horror film]] directed by ''[[Series/TheXFiles X-Files]]'' veteran David Nutter, which can best be described as ''TheStepfordWives'' for the ''Franchise/{{Scream}}'' generation.

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''Disturbing Behavior'' is a 1998 [[SciFiHorror sci-fi horror film]] directed by ''[[Series/TheXFiles X-Files]]'' veteran David Nutter, which can best be described as ''TheStepfordWives'' ''Film/TheStepfordWives'' for the ''Franchise/{{Scream}}'' generation.
22nd Jan '17 8:22:42 PM Mdumas43073
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'''''Disturbing Behavior''''' is a 1998 [[SciFiHorror sci-fi horror film]] directed by ''[[Series/TheXFiles X-Files]]'' veteran David Nutter that can best be described as ''TheStepfordWives'' for the ''Franchise/{{Scream}}'' generation.

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'''''Disturbing Behavior''''' ''Disturbing Behavior'' is a 1998 [[SciFiHorror sci-fi horror film]] directed by ''[[Series/TheXFiles X-Files]]'' veteran David Nutter that Nutter, which can best be described as ''TheStepfordWives'' for the ''Franchise/{{Scream}}'' generation.
23rd Oct '16 8:22:28 AM Steinman76
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* FreudianExcuse: In one of the cut scenes, Mr. Newberry gives us one for the whole town: several years ago, four drunk high school students had a car accident with a local "pillar of the community" and her young son, killing all six. It was "one more heartache than the town could stand". Now the people of Cradle Bay consider it a fair trade if their children "don't laugh or dance no more" as long as they don't "drive drunk no more" either.
18th Aug '16 12:50:05 PM Tre
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The film was practically shredded in the editing room, having ten scenes cut (adding up to nearly twenty minutes -- the final cut is just 84 minutes long, counting credits) and a different ending put in by Creator/{{MGM}} over the objections of David Nutter, who reportedly [[http://articles.latimes.com/1998/sep/18/entertainment/ca-23820 considered]] pulling an AlanSmithee on the film due to the studio's meddling. Among the scenes cut include numerous story and {{character development}} scenes whose absence the film greatly suffers for, which perhaps explains the film's tepid reception by critics and at the box office. The SciFiChannel's edited-for-TV version of the movie often reinstates the deleted scenes (making it something of an unofficial [[{{Recut}} director's cut]]), but leaves the theatrical ending.

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The film was practically shredded in the editing room, having ten scenes cut (adding up to nearly twenty minutes -- the final cut is just 84 minutes long, counting credits) and a different ending put in by Creator/{{MGM}} over the objections of David Nutter, who reportedly [[http://articles.latimes.com/1998/sep/18/entertainment/ca-23820 considered]] pulling an AlanSmithee on the film due to the studio's meddling. Among the scenes cut include numerous story and {{character development}} scenes whose absence the film greatly suffers for, which perhaps explains the film's tepid reception by critics and at the box office. The SciFiChannel's [[Creator/{{Syfy}} Sci-Fi Channel]]'s edited-for-TV version of the movie often reinstates the deleted scenes (making it something of an unofficial [[{{Recut}} director's cut]]), but leaves the theatrical ending.
24th Mar '16 11:54:43 AM TheRedRedKroovy
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* FocusGroupEnding: One of the many things imposed on the theatrical cut by the studio.



* GullibleLemmings: How Mr. Newburry [[spoiler:defeats the Blue Ribbons]].

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* GullibleLemmings: How Mr. Newburry [[spoiler:defeats the Blue Ribbons]].Ribbons, leading them off a cliff by putting a bunch of E-Rat-icators on his truck in order to piss them off and chase him]].
23rd Mar '16 9:49:18 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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** Steve's younger sister Lindsay is seen playing an alien version of ''TabletopGame/{{Operation}}'' early on. Given director David Nutter's work on ''Series/TheXFiles'', this likely wasn't a coincidence.

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** Steve's younger sister Lindsay is seen playing an alien version of ''TabletopGame/{{Operation}}'' the board game Operation early on. Given director David Nutter's work on ''Series/TheXFiles'', this likely wasn't a coincidence.
23rd Mar '16 9:48:21 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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The film was practically shredded in the editing room, having ten scenes cut (adding up to nearly twenty minutes -- the final cut is just 84 minutes long) and a different ending put in by the studio over the objections of David Nutter. Among the scenes cut include numerous story and {{character development}} scenes whose absence the film greatly suffers for, which perhaps explains the film's tepid reception by critics and at the box office. The SciFiChannel's edited-for-TV version of the movie often reinstates the deleted scenes (making it something of an unofficial [[{{Recut}} director's cut]]), but leaves the theatrical ending.

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The film was practically shredded in the editing room, having ten scenes cut (adding up to nearly twenty minutes -- the final cut is just 84 minutes long) long, counting credits) and a different ending put in by the studio Creator/{{MGM}} over the objections of David Nutter.Nutter, who reportedly [[http://articles.latimes.com/1998/sep/18/entertainment/ca-23820 considered]] pulling an AlanSmithee on the film due to the studio's meddling. Among the scenes cut include numerous story and {{character development}} scenes whose absence the film greatly suffers for, which perhaps explains the film's tepid reception by critics and at the box office. The SciFiChannel's edited-for-TV version of the movie often reinstates the deleted scenes (making it something of an unofficial [[{{Recut}} director's cut]]), but leaves the theatrical ending.



** Mr. [[DeathByNewberyMedal Newburry]] and Dr. Caldicott are both named for awards given to children's books. The Newbery Medal is for contributions to literature, while the Caldecott Medal is for pretty artwork -- and the Blue Ribbon program is all about keeping up appearances.

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** Mr. [[DeathByNewberyMedal Newburry]] Newburry and Dr. Caldicott are both named for awards given to children's books. The Newbery Medal UsefulNotes/NewberyMedal is for contributions to literature, while the Caldecott Medal is for pretty artwork -- and the Blue Ribbon program is all about keeping up appearances.



* ThePreciousPreciousCar: Dickie and his Mustang, at least before he's Blue Ribbon-ized. The first thing he does afterwards is trash the car with a sledgehammer while the other Blue Ribbons cheer him on and join in.

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* ThePreciousPreciousCar: Dickie and his Mustang, at least before he's Blue Ribbon-ized. The first thing he does afterwards is trash the car with a sledgehammer while the other Blue Ribbons cheer him on and join in.in, a symbol of how he's changed.
23rd Mar '16 9:37:54 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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* AlmightyJanitor: Mr. Newburry is a literal example. Despite being the school janitor and appearing to be insane, he is highly intelligent, carrying several pieces of classical literature with him. He is later shown to be [[spoiler:a former psychologist who found out the truth behind the Blue Ribbon program, and was [[HeKnowsTooMuch fired for it]]]].

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* AlmightyJanitor: Mr. Newburry is a literal example. Newburry. Despite being the school janitor and appearing to be insane, he is highly intelligent, intelligent and merely ObfuscatingStupidity, carrying several pieces of classical literature with him. He is later shown A deleted scene reveals him to be [[spoiler:a former psychologist who found out the truth behind the Blue Ribbon program, and was [[HeKnowsTooMuch fired for it]]]].



* ChekhovsGun: [[spoiler:The E-Rat-icator.]]

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* ChekhovsGun: ChekhovsGun:
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[[spoiler:The E-Rat-icator.]]E-Rat-icator]] turns out to be an invaluable weapon against the Blue Ribbons.



* DyingAsYourself: Happens to [[spoiler:Gavin]] in the original ending, where he laments the fact that he will never be able to meet his idol, [[NineInchNails Trent Reznor]].

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* DyingAsYourself: Happens to [[spoiler:Gavin]] in the original ending, where he laments the fact that he will never be able to meet his idol, [[NineInchNails [[Music/NineInchNails Trent Reznor]].



-->[[spoiler:'''Mr. Newburry:''']] ''[[ShoutOut HEY! TEACHER!]] [[Music/PinkFloyd LEAVE THOSE]] [[TheWall KIDS ALONE!]]''

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-->[[spoiler:'''Mr. Newburry:''']] ''[[ShoutOut HEY! TEACHER!]] [[Music/PinkFloyd LEAVE THOSE]] [[TheWall [[Music/TheWall KIDS ALONE!]]''



-->'''Gavin:''' The Yogurt Shoppe? You wanna make an "active culture" joke here, Stevie boy, or should I handle this one?

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-->'''Gavin:''' The "The Yogurt Shoppe? You wanna make an "active culture" 'active culture' joke here, Stevie boy, or should I handle this one?one?"



* ObfuscatingStupidity: Lampshaded by Mr. Newburry:
-->''Haven't you ever wanted to just disappear, lunch boy? Poof, you're gone? You'd be surprised how interesting people become when they think you're '''really''' stupid.''

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* ObfuscatingStupidity: Lampshaded by Mr. Newburry:
-->''Haven't
Newburry, who lampshades this.
-->'''Mr. Newburry:''' "Haven't
you ever wanted to just disappear, lunch boy? Poof, you're gone? You'd be surprised how interesting people become when they think you're '''really''' ''really'' stupid.''"



* ThePreciousPreciousCar: Dickie and his Mustang, at least before he's Blue Ribbon-ized. The first thing he does afterwards is trash the car with a sledgehammer while the other Blue Ribbons cheer him on and join in.



* RecycledInSpace!: It's ''TheStepfordWives'' [[AC:in HighSchool!]]

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* RecycledInSpace!: It's ''TheStepfordWives'' ''Literature/TheStepfordWives'' [[AC:in HighSchool!]]



* SequelHook[=/=]TheStinger: The ending shows [[spoiler:Gavin teaching in an InnerCitySchool, having survived the confrontation at the end, and still controlled by the Blue Ribbon programming]].

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* SequelHook[=/=]TheStinger: The theatrical ending shows [[spoiler:Gavin teaching in an InnerCitySchool, having survived the confrontation at the end, and still controlled by the Blue Ribbon programming]].



-->"Every time one of these kids gets a hard-on they go out and try to beat something with it."
* ShoutOut: Mr. Newburry is carrying around a weather-beaten copy of ''SlaughterhouseFive'', which is Steve's first clue that [[ObfuscatingStupidity Newburry isn't as simple-minded as he appears to be]]. Also, see FacingTheBulletsOneLiner.

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-->"Every -->'''Dr. Caldicott:''' "Every time one of these kids gets a hard-on they go out and try to beat something with it."
* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
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Mr. Newburry is carrying around a weather-beaten copy of ''SlaughterhouseFive'', ''Literature/SlaughterhouseFive'', which is Steve's first clue that [[ObfuscatingStupidity Newburry isn't as simple-minded as he appears to be]]. Also, see FacingTheBulletsOneLiner.FacingTheBulletsOneLiner.
** Steve's younger sister Lindsay is seen playing an alien version of ''TabletopGame/{{Operation}}'' early on. Given director David Nutter's work on ''Series/TheXFiles'', this likely wasn't a coincidence.
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