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31st Aug '16 10:44:30 AM AnotherGuy
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* AuthorAppeal: Dante's love of TheFifties science fiction and casting of Dick Miller.
18th Aug '16 1:05:26 AM marcoasalazarm
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* CallingMeALogarithm: An early scene has Ben calling JerkJock Steve Jackson as "having elephantiasis on his ego" (because he bullied Wolfgang) before class. GilliganCut to after class and Jackson [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown beating the holy hell out of Ben alongside his buddies]] because he ([[HandWave somehow]]) heard that Ben called him that, and not knowing what "elephantiasis" really means, just assumed it to be an insult worth beating someone into a coma over ([[RightForTheWrongReasons he's not completely wrong]], however the implication is that, Ben being one of the class "nerds", he was just looking for ''any'' reason to beat him up).
* CaliforniaDoubling: Ben's jacked clearly states that his address is in Maryland, but the movie was filmed in California. The vegetation is a giveaway.

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* CallingMeALogarithm: An early scene has Ben calling JerkJock Steve Jackson as "having elephantiasis on his ego" (because he bullied Wolfgang) before class. GilliganCut to after class and Jackson [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown beating the holy hell out of Ben alongside his buddies]] because he ([[HandWave somehow]]) heard that Ben called him that, and not knowing what "elephantiasis" really means, just assumed it to be an insult worth beating someone into a coma over ([[RightForTheWrongReasons he's not completely wrong]], however the implication is that, Ben being one of the class "nerds", he was just looking for ''any'' reason to beat him up).
up. Ben deciding to explain ([[DeadpanSnarker in the most insulting way possible]]) what the term means wasn't going to do him any favors).
* CaliforniaDoubling: Ben's jacked jacket clearly states that his address is in Maryland, but the movie was filmed in California. The vegetation is a giveaway.



* NoPlansNoPrototypeNoBackup: [[spoiler: The ship sinks and it becomes obvious Wolfgang hasn't saved any of the programming work at all on disk - everything was in the ship.]]

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* NoPlansNoPrototypeNoBackup: [[spoiler: The ship sinks and it becomes obvious Wolfgang hasn't saved any of the programming work at all on disk - everything was in the ship. The SequelHook scene at the end, however, implies that the kids will get either a new copy of the plans or maybe an upgraded version from his alien friends.]]



* SequelHook: The kids start dreaming again --all of them together, even Ben's crush-- of schematics, with the implication that it's an upgraded version of the force field system that powered the ''Thunder Road''.



* The name of the ''Thunder Road'' is, obviously, from a BruceSpringsteen song (and mentioned as such in the story-it's a better name that the one the other kids could think of at the moment).

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* ** The name of the ''Thunder Road'' is, obviously, from a BruceSpringsteen song (and mentioned as such in the story-it's a better name that the one the other kids could think of at the moment).
18th Aug '16 12:59:06 AM marcoasalazarm
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* CallingMeALogarithm: An early scene has Ben calling JerkJock Steve Jackson as "having elephantiasis on his ego" (because he bullied Wolfgang) before class. GilliganCut to after class and Jackson [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown beating the holy hell out of Ben alongside his buddies]] because he ([[HandWave somehow]]) heard that Ben called him that, and not knowing what "elephantiasis" really means, just assumed it to be an insult worth beating someone into a coma over ([[RightForTheWrongReasons he's not completely wrong]], however the implication is that, Ben being one of the class "nerds", he was just looking for ''any'' reason to beat him up).



* JerkAss: The father alien.

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* JerkAss: The father alien. Also JerkJock Steve Jackson and his gang of goons (and the kid that ripped Wolfgang's pants ForTheLulz).
27th Jun '16 8:30:32 AM Mdumas43073
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Ben Crandall (Creator/EthanHawke) keeps having a dream about traveling over a circuit board. He then draws it and shows it to his brainy friend [[{{Geek}} Wolfgang]], who builds the board which is able to create a force field bubble. The two boys, along with help from their new tough friend Darren, decide to build a spaceship out of old amusement park ride parts that when used with their new found technology gives them the ability to travel into space.

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A 1985 sci-fi/fantasy film directed by Creator/JoeDante.

Ben Crandall (Creator/EthanHawke) keeps having a dream about traveling over a circuit board. He then draws it and shows it to his brainy friend [[{{Geek}} Wolfgang]], Wolfgang (Creator/RiverPhoenix), who builds the board which is able to create a force field bubble. The two boys, along with help from their new tough friend Darren, Darren (Jason Presson), decide to build a spaceship out of old amusement park ride parts that when used with their new found technology gives them the ability to travel into space.
24th Mar '16 8:32:06 AM Morgenthaler
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* MythologyGag: There's one to Kingston Falls, the setting of Creator/JoeDante's previous film ''{{Gremlins}}''.

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* MythologyGag: There's one to Kingston Falls, the setting of Creator/JoeDante's previous film ''{{Gremlins}}''.''Film/{{Gremlins}}''.
18th Nov '15 4:28:03 AM Morgenthaler
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** Sound effects from ''YarsRevenge'' can be heard in the [[ShowWithinAShow drive-in movie]].

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** Sound effects from ''YarsRevenge'' ''VideoGame/YarsRevenge'' can be heard in the [[ShowWithinAShow drive-in movie]].
7th Oct '15 4:00:17 PM nombretomado
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* IComeInPeace: One of the kids greets an alien with this, because it seems like the right thing to say. The alien, in turn, replies, "[[Characters/BugsBunny Ehhh, what's up, doc?]]"

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* IComeInPeace: One of the kids greets an alien with this, because it seems like the right thing to say. The alien, in turn, replies, "[[Characters/BugsBunny "[[WesternAnimation/BugsBunny Ehhh, what's up, doc?]]"
27th Sep '15 3:13:11 AM Morgenthaler
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Ben Crandall (Ethan Hawke) keeps having a dream about traveling over a circuit board. He then draws it and shows it to his brainy friend [[{{Geek}} Wolfgang]], who builds the board which is able to create a force field bubble. The two boys, along with help from their new tough friend Darren, decide to build a spaceship out of old amusement park ride parts that when used with their new found technology gives them the ability to travel into space.

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Ben Crandall (Ethan Hawke) (Creator/EthanHawke) keeps having a dream about traveling over a circuit board. He then draws it and shows it to his brainy friend [[{{Geek}} Wolfgang]], who builds the board which is able to create a force field bubble. The two boys, along with help from their new tough friend Darren, decide to build a spaceship out of old amusement park ride parts that when used with their new found technology gives them the ability to travel into space.
4th Sep '15 9:47:15 AM marcoasalazarm
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* The name of the ''Thunder Road'' is, obviously, from a BruceSpringsteen song (and mentioned as such in the story-it's a better name that the one the other kids could think of at the moment).
8th Aug '15 1:00:16 PM loracarol
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* TheCastShowoff: Robert Picardo. He just cuts loose with his impersonations and comic beats.
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