History Film / PumpUpTheVolume

9th Aug '16 7:31:58 PM Mdumas43073
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A 1990 movie written and directed by Allan Moyle and starring Creator/ChristianSlater, ''Pump up the Volume'' features the exploits of Mark Hunter, a recent transfer to Hubert Humphrey High in Arizona, where he spends his days as a moping teenager and spends his nights running a [[BuccaneerBroadcaster pirate radio]] station under the moniker Happy Harry Hard-on.

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A 1990 movie written and directed by Allan Moyle and starring Creator/ChristianSlater, ''Pump up Up the Volume'' features the exploits of Mark Hunter, a recent transfer to Hubert Humphrey High in Arizona, where he spends his days as a moping teenager and spends his nights running a [[BuccaneerBroadcaster pirate radio]] station under the moniker Happy Harry Hard-on.
9th Aug '16 7:31:42 PM Mdumas43073
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A 1990 movie starring Creator/ChristianSlater, ''Pump Up The Volume'' features the exploits of Mark Hunter, a recent transfer to Hubert Humphrey High in Arizona, where he spends his days as a moping teenager and spends his nights running a [[BuccaneerBroadcaster pirate radio]] station under the moniker Happy Harry Hard-on.

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A 1990 movie written and directed by Allan Moyle and starring Creator/ChristianSlater, ''Pump Up The up the Volume'' features the exploits of Mark Hunter, a recent transfer to Hubert Humphrey High in Arizona, where he spends his days as a moping teenager and spends his nights running a [[BuccaneerBroadcaster pirate radio]] station under the moniker Happy Harry Hard-on.
25th Apr '16 8:02:03 AM Doc_Loki
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* StupidStatementDanceMix: One of the earliest examples ("Happy Birthday, Dad! I'M IN JAIL!!! JAIL!!!").

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* StupidStatementDanceMix: One of the earliest examples ("Happy Birthday, Dad! I'M IN JAIL!!! JAIL!!!").examples, when Joey (a young SethGreen) makes one from Harry's on air conversation with Mr Deaver, the guidance counsellor.
21st Apr '16 6:35:28 PM marcoasalazarm
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* {{Slimeball}}: Deaver the guidance counselor is a creep who takes orders from Crestwood to validate the expulsion of "undesirable" students while pretending to care about them. Crenshaw herself is a whole lot worse (not only creating this policy (and enforcing it through flat-out illegal means) in order to get better grades and thus up the school's funding, but she calls the expelled students "losers" when confronted about this).

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* {{Slimeball}}: Deaver the guidance counselor is a creep who takes orders from Crestwood to validate the expulsion of "undesirable" students while pretending to care about them. Crenshaw Crestwood herself is a whole lot worse (not only creating this policy (and enforcing it through flat-out illegal means) in order to get better grades and thus up the school's funding, but she calls the expelled students "losers" when confronted about this).



* StupidStatementDanceMix: One of the earliest examples.

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* StupidStatementDanceMix: One of the earliest examples.examples ("Happy Birthday, Dad! I'M IN JAIL!!! JAIL!!!").
21st Apr '16 5:24:40 PM marcoasalazarm
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* {{Slimeball}}: Deaver the guidance counselor is a creep who takes orders from Crestwood to validate the expulsion of "undesirable" students while pretending to care about them.

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* {{Slimeball}}: Deaver the guidance counselor is a creep who takes orders from Crestwood to validate the expulsion of "undesirable" students while pretending to care about them. Crenshaw herself is a whole lot worse (not only creating this policy (and enforcing it through flat-out illegal means) in order to get better grades and thus up the school's funding, but she calls the expelled students "losers" when confronted about this).
21st Apr '16 5:13:38 PM marcoasalazarm
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%%* BuccaneerBroadcaster

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%%* BuccaneerBroadcaster* BuccaneerBroadcaster: Mark as "Harry". Just to hammer it in, the F.C.C. is called in on the final act.



* CantStopTheSignal: The very last scene is Mark being arrested by the police... and a number of teenage [[BuccaneerBroadcaster Buccaneer Broadcasters]] starting to broadcast (encouraged by Mark/Harry and his "speak up!" last speech) throughout America as the film fades to black.



%%* CensorshipBureau

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%%* CensorshipBureau* CensorshipBureau: The F.C.C. form up a SternChase posse during the final act. The Principal tries her hardest to be this, but it becomes increasingly notable to the ones looking that she is just escalating her fascist methods and stopping to bother with covering them up.



%%* LargeHamRadio

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%%* LargeHamRadio* LargeHamRadio: "Harry". Every broadcast scene up until the very last one is just Mark unleashing his inner (''very'' foul-mouthed) LargeHam.
21st Mar '16 10:53:37 AM fgenzo159
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%%* EatingLunchAlone.

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%%* EatingLunchAlone.* EatingLunchAlone: Used as a way to highlight Mark's isolation in his school. Also a plot point, as it allows [[spoiler: Nora to identify him, in the stairwell.]]
22nd Jan '16 6:05:09 PM fgenzo159
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* ComingOfAgeStory: By the end of the movie,[[spoiler: Mark decides not to disguise his voice anymore and is finally able to talk publicly when he gets caught, overcoming his fear.]]
22nd Jan '16 5:18:21 PM fgenzo159
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** Also in universe, it's Hubert Humphrey High, and Happy Harry Hardon.

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** Also in universe, it's Hubert Humphrey High, and Happy Harry Hardon. This explains why the students gather in front of their school entrance, where the building reads H.H.H., to listen to him.
7th Nov '15 10:18:00 AM Morgenthaler
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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: The clothes, the hair, the politics, the technology, all of it screams "late 1980's/early 1990s."

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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: The clothes, the hair, the politics, the technology, all of it screams "late 1980's/early 1990s."
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