History Film / SwampThing

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* TouchOfTheMonster: Used on the posters and video releases, which show Swampt Hing carrying Alice on his arms in various states of consciouness.

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* TouchOfTheMonster: Used on the posters and video releases, which show Swampt Hing Swamp Thing carrying Alice on his arms in various states of consciouness.
24th Dec '14 6:27:30 AM Black_Diesel
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26th Oct '14 8:25:16 AM gallium
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The film centers around Dr. Alec Holland, who's studying a bio-restorative formula in the middle of a swamp that could possibly grow plants anywhere, and Alice Cable, a Washington agent who is sent to look after the research. During an attack on the facility orchesrated by one Anton Arcane, who seeks the formula for himself, Holland is dosed with the stuff and after taking a fiery dip in the local waters, is turned into the eponymous being. Now Alec must protect Alice, the sole survivor of the attack beside himself from Arcane's men who are searching for the remnants of the notes on his work.

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The film centers around Dr. Alec Holland, Holland (Ray Wise), who's studying a bio-restorative formula in the middle of a swamp that could possibly grow plants anywhere, and Alice Cable, Cable (Adrienne Barbeau), a Washington agent who is sent to look after the research. During an attack on the facility orchesrated by one Anton Arcane, who seeks the formula for himself, Holland is dosed with the stuff and after taking a fiery dip in the local waters, is turned into the eponymous being. Now Alec must protect Alice, the sole survivor of the attack beside himself from Arcane's men who are searching for the remnants of the notes on his work.


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* {{Fanservice}}: Well, if you have Adrienne Barbeau in your movie, why wouldn't you have a topless scene, dammit?
12th Oct '14 6:25:51 AM erforce
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** Anton Arcane, a sorcerer/alchemist/scientist in the comics, takes the role of the Conclave gangsters who destroyed Alec's lab.

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** Anton Arcane, a sorcerer/alchemist/scientist in the comics, takes the role of the Conclave gangsters who destroyed Alec's lab.lab, [[AdaptationOriginConnection leading to his transformation]].
4th Aug '14 9:25:19 PM erforce
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* CarFu: Ferret and the other mooks attempt to run Swamp Thing down with their Jeep, but are stopped dead on their tracks by his newfound SuperStrength. He then proceeds to rips the car's roof off and throw the men about.

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* CarFu: Ferret and the other mooks attempt to run Swamp Thing down with their Jeep, but are [[PedestrianCrushesCar stopped dead on their tracks tracks]] by his newfound SuperStrength. He then proceeds to rips the car's roof off and throw the men about.
29th Jul '14 8:38:10 PM erforce
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* EvilMakesYouMonstrous: After hearing from Swamp Thing that the bio-restorative formula enchances the its ingestors essence, Arcane becomes convinced that his intelligence will make a demi-god if he were to drink, and he does just that. He then turns into [[OneWingedAngel a hairy lizard monster]], who starts angrily chasing after Swamp Thing.

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* EvilMakesYouMonstrous: After hearing from Swamp Thing that the bio-restorative formula enchances the its ingestors essence, Arcane becomes convinced that his intelligence will make him a demi-god if he were to drink, drink it, and he does just that. He then turns into [[OneWingedAngel a hairy lizard monster]], who starts angrily chasing after Swamp Thing.
29th Jul '14 11:07:47 AM erforce
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-->'''ALice:''' I don't know where we are Toto, but it sure isn't Kansas.

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-->'''ALice:''' -->'''Alice:''' I don't know where we are Toto, but it sure isn't Kansas.


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29th Jul '14 11:06:53 AM erforce
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* NotInKansasAnymore: Said by Alice when she arrives to the swamp.

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* NotInKansasAnymore: Said by Alice when she arrives to the swamp.facility through the swamp.
-->'''ALice:''' I don't know where we are Toto, but it sure isn't Kansas.
29th Jul '14 11:05:02 AM erforce
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-->-- Opening text

'''''Swamp Thing''''' is a 1982 film directed by Creator/WesCraven, based on the DC comics character.

The film centers around Dr. Alec Holland, who's studying a bio-restorative formula in the middle of a swamp that could possibly grow plants anywhere, and Alice Cable, a Washington agent who is sent to look after the research. During an attack on the facility orchesrated by one Anton Arcane, who seeks the formula for himself, Holland is dosed with the stuff and after taking a fiery dip in the local waters, is turned into the eponymous being. Now Alec must protect Alice, the sole survivor of the attack beside him from Arcane's men.

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-->-- Opening text

'''Opening text'''

'''''Swamp Thing''''' is a 1982 film directed by Creator/WesCraven, based on the DC comics character.

Creator/DCComics [[Comicbook/SwampThing character]].

The film centers around Dr. Alec Holland, who's studying a bio-restorative formula in the middle of a swamp that could possibly grow plants anywhere, and Alice Cable, a Washington agent who is sent to look after the research. During an attack on the facility orchesrated by one Anton Arcane, who seeks the formula for himself, Holland is dosed with the stuff and after taking a fiery dip in the local waters, is turned into the eponymous being. Now Alec must protect Alice, the sole survivor of the attack beside him himself from Arcane's men.
men who are searching for the remnants of the notes on his work.



* ActionGirl: Alice.

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* ActionGirl: Alice. While she is out of her element in the swamp, she still manages to hold on her own when she realizes that the research facility is under attack.



* AlliterativeName: Anton Arcane.
* AlwaysWithYou: Swamp Thing's parting words to Alice in the end.
* AnArmAndALeg: Ferret manages cut off Swamp Thing's hand with a machete.
* BetweenMyLegs: Shown when Swamp Thing creeps up on Bruno.

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* AlliterativeName: Anton Arcane.
* AlwaysWithYou: Swamp Thing's parting words to Alice in the end.
end before he ventures into his new home.
* AnArmAndALeg: When suddenly stopped by Swamp Thing while he is chasing Alice, Ferret manages cut off Swamp Thing's hand Swampy's arm with a machete.
machete. Swamp Thing retaliates by grabbing his head and killing him.
* BetweenMyLegs: Shown when Swamp Thing creeps up on Bruno.Bruno, while he and other Arcane's mooks search for him on boats.



* BigFancyHouse: Arcane's mansion.
* CarFu: Ferret and the other mooks attempt to run Swamp Thing down with their Jeep, but are stopped dead on their tracks by his strength.
* ChekhovsGun: The small propane tank in the command center.
* ComicbookAdaptation: The first annual issue of ''The Saga of the Swamp Thing'' adapted the movie into a comic form.

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* BigFancyHouse: Arcane's mansion.
mansion is filled with works of art, and it has bookshelves covering every wall.
* CarFu: Ferret and the other mooks attempt to run Swamp Thing down with their Jeep, but are stopped dead on their tracks by his strength.
newfound SuperStrength. He then proceeds to rips the car's roof off and throw the men about.
* ChekhovsGun: The Alice picks up a small propane tank in the command center.
center from the middle of the floor and puts it aside when she goes looking for her boss in there. When Ferret jumps on her, she grabs the thing and manages subdue him with it for a while.
* ComicbookAdaptation: The first annual issue of ''The Saga of the Swamp second volume of ''Swamp Thing'' adapted the movie into a comic form.



* DramaticDrop: When Arcane's assistant Karen sees the early stages of his transformation, she drops the tray she's holding.
* EveryCarIsAPinto: Two boats explode when they crash.
* FanserviceExtra: Some of Aracne's visitors in his mansion.
* GroinAttack: Alice knees Ferret to the groin when he tries to pull the moves on her.
* HalfheartedHenchman: Bruno, who shows remorse for his participation in the mooks' misdeeds.
* HealingHands: Swamp Thing has this power.
* HiredGuns: Arcane's mooks.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Swamp Thing defeats Arcane with his own sword.
* ILikeSwords: After he is transformed into a monster, Arcane grabs a sword.

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* DramaticDrop: When Arcane's assistant Karen sees the early stages of his transformation, she drops the tray she's holding.
holding in shock.
* EveryCarIsAPinto: Two boats Swamp Thing hijacks a boat from mooks and sets it toward an another boat. Both explode when they in the ensuing crash.
* EvilMakesYouMonstrous: After hearing from Swamp Thing that the bio-restorative formula enchances the its ingestors essence, Arcane becomes convinced that his intelligence will make a demi-god if he were to drink, and he does just that. He then turns into [[OneWingedAngel a hairy lizard monster]], who starts angrily chasing after Swamp Thing.
* FanserviceExtra: Some of Aracne's Nude dancers provide entertainment for Arcane's visitors and mooks in the party in his mansion.
mansion that celebrates the capture of Swamp Thing.
* GroinAttack: Alice knees After Ferret to the groin when brings Alice onboard Arcane's boat, he tries to pull the moves on her.
her. Her response to them is to knee him on the groin and swiftly escape.
* HalfheartedHenchman: Bruno, who shows remorse for his participation in the Arcane's mooks' misdeeds.
misdeeds by placing late Linda Holland's necklace among the ruins of the facility as a makeshift grave marker.
* HealingHands: Swamp Thing has this power.
* HiredGuns:
power, which he first demonstrates by healing Jude from the wounds caused by Arcane's mooks.
mooks, and later in the climax by bringing Alice back to life after she is stabbed by Arcane.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Swamp Thing defeats Arcane with his own sword.
* ILikeSwords: After
sword that he is transformed into a monster, Arcane grabs a sword.grabbed after transformation.



* LatexPerfection: Arcane's disguise as Ritter.

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* LatexPerfection: Arcane's disguise as Ritter.Ritter, coupled with his ability to chance voices.



* {{Malaproper}}: Bruno wonders if Swamp Thing is "one of those Abdominal Snowmen".
* ManOnFire: Alec after he is accidentally doused with his mixture.
* MookLieutenant: Ferret.

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* {{Malaproper}}: Bruno wonders if tells Arcane that the other men suspect Swamp Thing is being "one of those Abdominal Snowmen".
Snowmens".
* ManOnFire: Alec is set on fire after he is accidentally doused with his mixture.
mixture, and he clumsily runs into the swamp which turns him into the eponymous big green man.
* MookLieutenant: Ferret.Ferret is the leader of the HiredGuns working for Arcane.



* OneWingedAngel: Arcane turns into a hideous monster when he tries Holland's mixture himself.
* OutdoorBathPeeping: Alec peeps on Alice as she bathes.

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* OneWingedAngel: Arcane turns into a hideous monster when he tries Holland's mixture himself.
* OutdoorBathPeeping: Alec peeps on Alice as she bathes.bathes then sadly turns away to angrily to throw away the the notes on his work.



%%* SaveTheDayTurnAway

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%%* SaveTheDayTurnAway* SaveTheDayTurnAway: After defeating Arcane, Holland decides to stay in the swamp, but not before bidding farewell to Alice.



* TagalongKid: Jude, the gas station kid.
* TouchOfTheMonster: Used on the posters and video releases.

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* TagalongKid: Jude, Jude tags along with Alice after the gas station kid.
that he was looking after is swarmed with Arcane's men.
* TamperingWithFoodAndDrink: After finding out how the create Dr. Holland's mixture, Arcane tries it out by tricking Bruno to drink it.
* TouchOfTheMonster: Used on the posters and video releases.releases, which show Swampt Hing carrying Alice on his arms in various states of consciouness.
27th Jul '14 8:54:50 AM erforce
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The film centers around Dr. Alec Holland, who studying a formula that could possibly grow plants anywhere, and Alice Cable, a Washington agent who is sent to look after the research in the middle of a swamp. During an attack on the facility orchesrated by Anton Arcane, who seeks the formula for himself, Holland is dosed with his bio-restorative formula and is turned into the eponymous being. Now Alec must protect Alice as Arcane's men hunt them.

In 1989 it was followed by a {{camp}}y sequel ''Film/TheReturnOfSwampThing''.

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The film centers around Dr. Alec Holland, who who's studying a bio-restorative formula in the middle of a swamp that could possibly grow plants anywhere, and Alice Cable, a Washington agent who is sent to look after the research in the middle of a swamp. research. During an attack on the facility orchesrated by one Anton Arcane, who seeks the formula for himself, Holland is dosed with his bio-restorative formula the stuff and after taking a fiery dip in the local waters, is turned into the eponymous being. Now Alec must protect Alice as Alice, the sole survivor of the attack beside him from Arcane's men hunt them.

men.

In 1989 it was followed by a {{camp}}y [[{{Camp}} more campy]] sequel ''Film/TheReturnOfSwampThing''.



* AdaptationalAttractiveness:

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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: AdaptationalAttractiveness:



* TheBigEasy

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* CompositeCharacter:
** Alice Cable is an amalgam of Abby Arcane and Matt Cable, being a government agent with the surname Cable, and Swamp Thing's love interest with a first name starting with "A".
** Anton Arcane, a sorcerer/alchemist/scientist in the comics, takes the role of the Conclave gangsters who destroyed Alec's lab.

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* CompositeCharacter:
CompositeCharacter:
** Alice Cable is an amalgam of Abby Arcane and Matt Cable, being a government agent with the surname Cable, and Swamp Thing's love interest with a first name starting with "A".
"A".
** Anton Arcane, a sorcerer/alchemist/scientist in the comics, takes the role of the Conclave gangsters who destroyed Alec's lab.



* IdiosyncraticWipes

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* {{Malaproper}}: Bruno wonders if Swamp Thing is "one of those Abdominal Snowmen".

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* {{Malaproper}}: Bruno wonders if Swamp Thing is "one of those Abdominal Snowmen".



* ThePowerOfTheSun: Swamp Thing manages to regrow his arm and [[BreakingTheBonds break his bonds]] thanks to sunlight.

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* ThePowerOfTheSun: After captured by Arcane and left in his dungeon, Swamp Thing manages to regrow his arm and gain enough strenght to [[BreakingTheBonds break his bonds]] thanks to a beam of sunlight.



* SaveTheDayTurnAway

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