History Film / OverdrawnAtTheMemoryBank

2nd Feb '16 1:15:54 PM Elan
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** Though as there is also a Shout Out to ''The Blue Angel'' in the bar, it's possible Fingal just likes old movies in general and is blending several together, with Casablanca just the most prominent.
2nd Feb '16 1:12:38 PM Elan
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* ThePasswordIsAlwaysSwordfish: Or, in this case, "[=IY479=]" (the name of the computer, HX368, with each character incremented). It gets worse. Once the Chairman learns Fingal knows the password, he changes it to something extremely stupid:

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* ThePasswordIsAlwaysSwordfish: Or, in this case, "[=IY479=]" (the name of the computer, HX368, [=HX368=], with each character incremented). It gets worse. Once the Chairman learns Fingal knows the password, he changes it to something extremely stupid:
2nd Feb '16 1:12:18 PM Elan
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* ThePasswordIsAlwaysSwordfish: Or, in this case, "[=IY479=]". It gets worse. Once the Chairman learns Fingal knows the password, he changes it to something extremely stupid:

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* ThePasswordIsAlwaysSwordfish: Or, in this case, "[=IY479=]"."[=IY479=]" (the name of the computer, HX368, with each character incremented). It gets worse. Once the Chairman learns Fingal knows the password, he changes it to something extremely stupid:
19th Sep '15 9:19:23 AM wrm5
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* FatSweatySouthernerInAWhiteSuit: The Chairman may or may not be from the South, the movie never establishes where it's set, but he nonetheless fits this trope shockingly well.
19th Sep '15 8:48:20 AM wrm5
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* {{Jerkass}}: Slavin, [[InformedAttribute allegedly]].
** Fingal, Our "Hero", proves himself to be this over the course of the film. He goes out of his way to be as rude, unhelpful and uncooperative as possible to the people trying to save him from cyberspace. Hacks into every computer and begins screwing with the worlds weather (Such as putting cyclones in Britain and snow in Africa) ForTheEvulz without a thought as to how many thousands could potentially be killed in such catastrophes, and at the end of the film, wipes his LoveInterests identity from every single state record, thus rendering her an effective Non-Entity in the eyes of the government, without asking for her permission at all.

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%% * {{Jerkass}}: Slavin, [[InformedAttribute allegedly]].
** Fingal, Our "Hero", proves himself to be this over the course of the film. He goes out of his way to be as rude, unhelpful and uncooperative as possible to the people trying to save him from cyberspace. Hacks into every computer and begins screwing with the worlds weather (Such as putting cyclones in Britain and snow in Africa) ForTheEvulz without a thought as to how many thousands could potentially be killed in such catastrophes, and at the end of the film, wipes his LoveInterests identity from every single state record, thus rendering her an effective Non-Entity in the eyes of the government, without asking for her permission at all.
allegedly]].
3rd Sep '15 7:58:10 AM Morgenthaler
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InAWorld where oppressive {{MegaCorp}}s rake in billions of ill-earned dollars while treating their [[{{Salaryman}} workers]] like slaves... a Toronto production company decided to adapt one of Creator/JohnVarley's ''Literature/EightWorlds'' short stories into a MadeForTVMovie. Finding financing from New York Creator/{{PBS}} station WNET and [[WTHCastingAgency somehow acquiring]] Creator/RaulJulia as the lead, they unleashed a production called ''[[PunBasedTitle Overdrawn at the Memory Bank]]''. It was the third (and last, due to not being able to get funding for any more) in a series of films by PBS that were adapted from literary works of science fiction. The first two were 1972's ''Between Time and Timbuktu'', an adaptation of several KurtVonnegut stories, and 1980's ''TheLatheOfHeaven'', based on the UrsulaKLeGuin novel of the same title. Both were generally well-received. This film...not so much.

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InAWorld where oppressive {{MegaCorp}}s rake in billions of ill-earned dollars while treating their [[{{Salaryman}} workers]] like slaves... a Toronto production company decided to adapt one of Creator/JohnVarley's ''Literature/EightWorlds'' short stories into a MadeForTVMovie. Finding financing from New York Creator/{{PBS}} station WNET and [[WTHCastingAgency somehow acquiring]] Creator/RaulJulia as the lead, they unleashed a production called ''[[PunBasedTitle Overdrawn at the Memory Bank]]''. It was the third (and last, due to not being able to get funding for any more) in a series of films by PBS that were adapted from literary works of science fiction. The first two were 1972's ''Between Time and Timbuktu'', an adaptation of several KurtVonnegut stories, and 1980's ''TheLatheOfHeaven'', ''Literature/TheLatheOfHeaven'', based on the UrsulaKLeGuin Creator/UrsulaKLeGuin novel of the same title. Both were generally well-received. This film...not so much.
29th Aug '15 9:55:00 PM nombretomado
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* InherentlyFunnyWords: The filmmakers seemed to think it was "anteaters." It's the only explanation for the constant anteater bashing. In the real world viewers thought it was constant use of the words "Fingal," and "dopple," which the MST3K crew gets a lot of mileage from in their treatment of the movie.

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* InherentlyFunnyWords: The filmmakers seemed to think it was "anteaters." It's the only explanation for the constant anteater bashing. In the real world viewers thought it was constant use of the words "Fingal," and "dopple," which the MST3K [[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 MST3K]] crew gets a lot of mileage from in their treatment of the movie.
6th Aug '15 2:57:40 PM SilverDragon
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* UnbuiltTrope: The film is not very well made but it's way ahead of its time regarding virtual reality stories. What appears cliche to anyone who's seen ''The Matrix'' was much fresher in 1984, cheesiness aside. May also constitute EarlyInstallmentWeirdness for its entire ''genre.''* VideoInsideFilmOutside: Thanks to the Daisy footage coming from an old documentary.

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* UnbuiltTrope: The film is not very well made but it's way ahead of its time regarding virtual reality stories. What appears cliche to anyone who's seen ''The Matrix'' was much fresher in 1984, cheesiness aside. May also constitute EarlyInstallmentWeirdness for its entire ''genre.''* ''
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VideoInsideFilmOutside: Thanks to the Daisy footage coming from an old documentary.
18th Jul '15 12:20:57 PM AnotherGuy
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** A far more egregious example occurs when Fingal starts screwing with the world's weather for shits and giggles.
15th Jul '15 5:15:32 PM Folamh3
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InAWorld where oppressive {{MegaCorp}}s rake in billions of ill-earned dollars while treating their [[{{Salaryman}} workers]] like slaves... a Toronto production company decided to adapt one of Creator/JohnVarley's ''Literature/EightWorlds'' short stories into a MadeForTVMovie. Finding financing from New York Creator/{{PBS}} station WNET and [[WTHCastingAgency somehow acquiring]] Creator/RaulJulia as the lead, they unleashed a production called [[PunBasedTitle Overdrawn at the Memory Bank]]. It was the third (and last, due to not being able to get funding for any more) in a series of films by PBS that were adapted from literary works of science fiction. The first two were 1972's ''Between Time and Timbuktu'', an adaptation of several KurtVonnegut stories, and 1980's ''TheLatheOfHeaven'', based on the UrsulaKLeGuin novel of the same title. Both were generally well-received. This film...not so much.

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InAWorld where oppressive {{MegaCorp}}s rake in billions of ill-earned dollars while treating their [[{{Salaryman}} workers]] like slaves... a Toronto production company decided to adapt one of Creator/JohnVarley's ''Literature/EightWorlds'' short stories into a MadeForTVMovie. Finding financing from New York Creator/{{PBS}} station WNET and [[WTHCastingAgency somehow acquiring]] Creator/RaulJulia as the lead, they unleashed a production called [[PunBasedTitle ''[[PunBasedTitle Overdrawn at the Memory Bank]].Bank]]''. It was the third (and last, due to not being able to get funding for any more) in a series of films by PBS that were adapted from literary works of science fiction. The first two were 1972's ''Between Time and Timbuktu'', an adaptation of several KurtVonnegut stories, and 1980's ''TheLatheOfHeaven'', based on the UrsulaKLeGuin novel of the same title. Both were generally well-received. This film...not so much.
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