History Film / PumpUpTheVolume

31st Oct '16 1:01:54 AM shamblingdead2
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* ProductPlacement : Diet Pepsi. Wild Cherry Diet Pepsi is even mentioned in some of the dialogue, though Black Jack gum might just be something Mark likes.



--> Deaver gets a bit of a HeelFaceTurn at the end, when Brian Hunter confronts Ms. Crestwood about her illegal and unethical activities. It seems that his decision to expel Cheryl *might* have been intended to help her, and he didn't know how far Crestwood had gone in her actions.

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--> ** Deaver gets a bit of a HeelFaceTurn at the end, when Brian Hunter confronts Ms. Crestwood about her illegal and unethical activities. It seems that his decision to expel Cheryl *might* have been intended to help her, and he didn't know how far Crestwood had gone in her actions.
29th Oct '16 10:19:53 PM shamblingdead2
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* ChekhovsGun : We see Nora's red letter in the very first shot of the film, and it's later the way she identifies him. Also, Mark finds the letter from Deaver in his dad's office several scenes before he reads it on the air.



** Subverted with Harry himself.
--> Now I'm depressed. Now I feel like killing myself. Luckily, I'm too depressed tto bother.



* HippieTeacher: Averted with the guidance counsellor. Played straight with Miss Emerson. ZigZagged with Brian, Mark's dad, who was this until he became an administrator. "I still love my job...and power and money."

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* HippieTeacher: Averted with the guidance counsellor. Played straight with Miss Emerson. ZigZagged with Brian, Mark's dad, who was this until he became an administrator. "I
-->"I
still love my job...and power and money."



* NoDeadBodyPoops: Averted after the call-in guest kills himself, Harry talks about suicide during the following broadcast, citing being found after the inverse of this trope kicks in as one of the reasons suicide is bad. "Girls you never spoke to are going Why Why Why?...And you've got a load in your shorts!"

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* NoDeadBodyPoops: Averted after the call-in guest kills himself, Harry talks about suicide during the following broadcast, citing being found after the inverse of this trope kicks in as one of the reasons suicide is bad. "Girls
-->"Girls
you never spoke to are going Why Why Why?...And you've got a load in your shorts!"


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--> Deaver gets a bit of a HeelFaceTurn at the end, when Brian Hunter confronts Ms. Crestwood about her illegal and unethical activities. It seems that his decision to expel Cheryl *might* have been intended to help her, and he didn't know how far Crestwood had gone in her actions.
--> Cresswood: They were losers.
--> Deaver : They're just kids!
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.]]
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