History Film / Innerspace

28th Dec '15 1:54:05 PM Morgenthaler
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* UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco: The main setting of the movie.
28th Dec '15 1:51:58 PM Morgenthaler
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** It's implied that Dr. Canker has been close enough to the other scientists to be able to get specs for most of the hardware, but that the chips are too new, experimental, and classified for her to have copied.

* ChekhovsGun: The Spinners' song "Cupid".
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* ChekhovsGun: ChekhovsGun: ** The Spinners' song "Cupid".

** Also possibly a ShoutOut to the movie's ancestor, ''Film/FantasticVoyage'', where they did exactly that.

** Though Pete thought of using both Tuck and Jack as bait to lure the robbers.

* MadScientist: Dr. Canker. With a touch of MadDoctor. ** Also Dr. Niles. Dr. Canker is sort of his DistaffCounterpart.
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* MadScientist: MadScientist: ** Dr. Canker. With a touch of MadDoctor. ** Also Dr. Niles. Dr. Canker is sort of his DistaffCounterpart.

** Amusingly (and a little dishearteningly), when he learns the truth, he instantly becomes a nebbish again. ** Not really. He does have an OhCrap, but he still knocks the mook out - and then the NoEnding ending...

** Although the computer display uses the term "compiling" its probably more akin to the compression used on files in a computer, where much data (or mass) is discarded & only the most important information is retained. Scrimshaw does also note to Jack in the Freezer Truck that Miniaturization has much more potential than the Nuclear Arms or Space race.

* MySecretPregnancy: [[spoiler:Lydia, who keeps it from Tuck. The thing is, when he found out (in the ''weirdest'' way possible, mind you), he was crying tears of joy]]. ** [[spoiler:[[CallBack Referenced again]] at the end. Tuck's first words to Lydia after being returned to normal were, "Why didn't you tell me?"]]
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* MySecretPregnancy: [[spoiler:Lydia, who keeps it from Tuck. The thing is, when he found out (in the ''weirdest'' way possible, mind you), he was crying tears of joy]]. ** [[spoiler:[[CallBack joy. Referenced again]] again at the end. end when Tuck's first words to Lydia after being returned to normal were, "Why didn't you tell me?"]]

** He's kind of weird and borders on MadScientist, though.

* ShoutOut: ''Literature/AliceInWonderland''. Though why anyone would set up the miniaturization/re-enlargement process selection screen that way is anyone's guess. ** Also, ''2001: A Space Odyssey'', in the aforementioned design of the pod. And the... ''unusual'' way Tuck meets [[spoiler: his child]] for the first time.
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* ShoutOut: ShoutOut: ** ''Literature/AliceInWonderland''. Though why anyone would set up the miniaturization/re-enlargement process selection screen that way is anyone's guess. ** Also, ''2001: A Space Odyssey'', in the aforementioned design of the pod. And the... ''unusual'' way Tuck meets [[spoiler: his child]] for the first time.

* TookALevelInBadass: Jack, oh so [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome amazingly]]. ** So much so, that he rejects his old life at the end of the film in favor of rushing to help Tuck on his honeymoon against (presumably) "The Cowboy". --->'''Jack:''' '''JACK PUTTER TO THE RESCUE!'''
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* TookALevelInBadass: Jack, oh so [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome amazingly]]. ** amazingly. So much so, that he rejects his old life at the end of the film in favor of rushing to help Tuck on his honeymoon against (presumably) "The Cowboy". --->'''Jack:''' -->'''Jack:''' '''JACK PUTTER TO THE RESCUE!'''

* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: By the end of the movie, all of the sensors Tuck implanted on Jack's body (and Mr. Igoe's damaged pod [[spoiler:and Mr. Igoe's remains]]) are still in there. Doesn't seem to bother anyone. ** If I know anything about how the body works, Jack's body would probably get rid of the sensors. [[spoiler: And [[FridgeHorror we all know where Mr. Igoe]] [[{{Squick}} will end up]]. [[JustForPun Although he was a piece of shit anyway]].]]
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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: WhatHappenedToTheMouse: ** By the end of the movie, all of the sensors Tuck implanted on Jack's body (and Mr. Igoe's damaged pod [[spoiler:and Mr. Igoe's remains]]) are still in there. Doesn't seem to bother anyone. ** If I know anything about how the body works, Jack's body would probably get rid of the sensors. [[spoiler: And [[FridgeHorror we all know where Mr. Igoe]] [[{{Squick}} will end up]]. [[JustForPun Although he was a piece of shit anyway]].]]anyone.

** Judging by the look on his face at the time, he probably ''was'' feeling pretty queasy; he just managed to hold it together. Until he passed out from the centrifugal force, that is. ** This explains why a borderline-alcoholic Navy pilot was used in the experiment - he probably was ineligible for flight privileges, but still could take the high-gee spinning better than an ordinary person.
28th Dec '15 1:48:08 PM Morgenthaler
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* EyeScream: Sort of. Tuck uses an electronic transmitter implanted into the clueless Jack's optical nerve to see what's going on. The problem is, installation of said transmitter is not exactly painless to Jack... ** Jack even describes that it feels like someone shot a hot needle through his eye. Before that, his eye starts twitching like crazy because Tuck's sub lands on the nerve behind his eyeball.
28th Dec '15 1:46:04 PM Morgenthaler
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One trope per line.
* ArtificialLimbs / SwissArmyAppendage: The assassin Mr. Igoe is missing his right hand, and has it replaced with a system of different swappable false hands, ranging from an ordinary cosmetic hand, to one with [[ScaramangaSpecial a pointing finger]] [[ArmCannon that is actually a gun]], to a [[ThisIsADrill drill-hand]]. ** Even a juice dispenser. *** In a scene where he finishes dinner with Dr. Canker, he replaces a fork attachment with... something else... that hums...

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* ArtificialLimbs / SwissArmyAppendage: The assassin Mr. Igoe is missing his right hand, and has it replaced with a system of different swappable false hands, ranging from an ordinary cosmetic hand, to one with [[ScaramangaSpecial a pointing finger]] [[ArmCannon that is actually a gun]], to a [[ThisIsADrill drill-hand]]. ** Even a juice dispenser. *** In a scene where he finishes dinner with Dr. Canker, he replaces a fork attachment with... something else... that hums...drill-hand]].
14th Nov '15 11:23:46 AM pittsburghmuggle
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->'''Tuck''': ''Jack, excuse me, but I want you to factor this into your thinking, alright? ... If you don't help me, you're going to wind up with this miniaturized submersible pod floating around your insides with this teeny tiny human skeleton at the helm.'' ->'''Jack''': ''Ugh.'' ->'''Tuck''': ''Not a pretty thought!''
14th Nov '15 2:32:44 AM Cindylover1969
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-->'''Tuck:''' Okay, buddy, let me show you how I spell 'relief'!"
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-->'''Tuck:''' Okay, buddy, let me show you pal... here's how I ''I'' spell 'relief'!"

** If I know anything about how the body works, Jack's body would probably get rid of the sensors. And [[FridgeHorror we all know where Mr. Igoe]] [[{{Squick}} will end up]]. *** Eh, [[JustForPun he was a piece of shit anyway]].
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** If I know anything about how the body works, Jack's body would probably get rid of the sensors. [[spoiler: And [[FridgeHorror we all know where Mr. Igoe]] [[{{Squick}} will end up]]. *** Eh, up]]. [[JustForPun Although he was a piece of shit anyway]].]]
7th Jul '15 10:56:41 AM nombretomado
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** There's plenty of LooneyTunes references, including a cameo by ChuckJones in the grocery store scene.
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** There's plenty of LooneyTunes WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes references, including a cameo by ChuckJones in the grocery store scene.
20th Jun '15 6:44:42 AM Kitch
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-->'''Jack:''' '''JACK PUTTER TO THE RESCUE!'''
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-->'''Jack:''' --->'''Jack:''' '''JACK PUTTER TO THE RESCUE!'''
20th Jun '15 6:43:07 AM Kitch
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** So much so, that he rejects his old life at the end of the film in favor of rushing to help Tuck on his honeymoon against (presumably) "The Cowboy". -->'''Jack:''' '''JACK PUTTER TO THE RESCUE!'''
15th Mar '15 3:03:59 PM marcoasalazarm
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''Then'' [[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs things get weird]] (well, weird''er''). The film was directed by Creator/JoeDante and features special effects by Rob Bottin, which might help give you an idea of what you're in for.
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''Then'' [[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs things get weird]] (well, weird''er''). The film was directed by Creator/JoeDante Creator/JoeDante, produced by Creator/StevenSpielberg and features special effects by Rob Bottin, which might help give you an idea of what you're in for.

* AwesomeButImpractical: Using robot arms to place the chips. Lampshaded when an impatient scientist grabs the chip from the robot and puts it in manually.
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* AwesomeButImpractical: Using robot arms to place the chips. Lampshaded when an impatient scientist grabs the chip from the robot and puts it in manually.manually (he ''do'' gets a jolt because of it, though).
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