History Film / PumpUpTheVolume

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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Added DiffLines:

* 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."
23rd Apr '15 5:03:53 PM hullflyer
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* AudienceMonologue : Several throughout the film. The audience in this case is Harry's listeners, as well as the viewer.

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* AudienceMonologue : AudienceMonologue: Several throughout the film. The audience in this case is Harry's listeners, as well as the viewer.



* BrickJoke : "Is it bigger than a baby's arm?"

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* BrickJoke : BrickJoke: "Is it bigger than a baby's arm?"



* CatchPhrase : Several, as Harry is very quotable. "So be it." "Take cover, Arizona!" "I'm done, stick a fork in me." "Turn on the truth!" "Talk hard," and so on.

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* CatchPhrase : CatchPhrase: Several, as Harry is very quotable. "So be it." "Take cover, Arizona!" "I'm done, stick a fork in me." "Turn on the truth!" "Talk hard," and so on.



* ChekhovsGunman : We're introduced to some students on the bus in the very first scene, whose names come up much later as Mark's platform to rail against the injustices at the school. Luis Chavez and Cheryl Biggs are called in to see the principal, and we see a shot of the (unnamed) Malcolm.
* DeadpanSnarker : Most of the teen cast, but Mark/Harry especially. "Are you going to write a letter to your friends back East?" "No, I thought I'd send away for an inflatable date."

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* ChekhovsGunman : ChekhovsGunman: We're introduced to some students on the bus in the very first scene, whose names come up much later as Mark's platform to rail against the injustices at the school. Luis Chavez and Cheryl Biggs are called in to see the principal, and we see a shot of the (unnamed) Malcolm.
* DeadpanSnarker : DeadpanSnarker: Most of the teen cast, but Mark/Harry especially. "Are you going to write a letter to your friends back East?" "No, I thought I'd send away for an inflatable date."



* DrivenToSuicide : [[spoiler: Malcolm.]]

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* DrivenToSuicide : DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler: Malcolm.]]



* 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 : 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."



* MemeticMutation : In-universe, the students at Humphrey hang posters and spray-paint Harry's catch-phrases everywhere.
* MostWritersAreWriters : Mark is a talented writer, and his English teacher is trying to get him to write for the school paper.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero : A tragic example in the "advice" Harry gives to Malcolm.

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* MemeticMutation : MemeticMutation: In-universe, the students at Humphrey hang posters and spray-paint Harry's catch-phrases everywhere.
* MostWritersAreWriters : MostWritersAreWriters: Mark is a talented writer, and his English teacher is trying to get him to write for the school paper.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero : NiceJobBreakingItHero: A tragic example in the "advice" Harry gives to Malcolm.



* ShirtlessScene : Involving both Christian Slater and Samantha Mathis.

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* ShirtlessScene : ShirtlessScene: Involving both Christian Slater and Samantha Mathis.



* StalkerWithoutACrush : Nora's interest in Mark, at first, is an attempt to solve the mystery of Harry's identity. She more or less stops stalking him when she finds out who he is.

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* StalkerWithoutACrush : StalkerWithoutACrush: Nora's interest in Mark, at first, is an attempt to solve the mystery of Harry's identity. She more or less stops stalking him when she finds out who he is.



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

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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece : UnintentionalPeriodPiece: The clothes, the hair, the politics, the technology, all of it screams "late 1980's/early 1990s."
10th Mar '15 6:51:52 PM EmperorNorton
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* OpenMindedParent: Mark's parents are such stereotypical baby boomers that it's vaguely ridiculous, but they're absolutely ''delighted'' at the idea that Mark has been sneaking Nora into the house under their noses. Of course, it does beat the alternative.

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* OpenMindedParent: Mark's parents are such stereotypical baby boomers that it's vaguely ridiculous, but they're absolutely ''delighted'' at the idea that Mark has been sneaking Nora into the house under their noses. Of course, at the time they find out, they think Mark's the pirate DJ they're hearing about on the news, so it does beat beats the alternative.
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