History Film / TheBurbs

6th Apr '18 1:36:05 AM maestro_89
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* RightForTheWrongReasons: [[spoilers: The entire basis for Ray and his neighbor's suspicions was that Walter suddenly disappeared, thus they automatically assumed that the Klopeks were responsible for murdering him. Turns out that Walter had a medical emergency and had to leave abruptly, and he had the Klopeks take care of the house while he was away. During the climax of the film the Klopeks were proven innocent of harming Walter, however Ricky Butler managed to uncover the trunk of the Klopek car revealing skulls of their previous victims and outing the Klopeks as crazed serial killers with a massive body count.]]

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* RightForTheWrongReasons: [[spoilers: [[spoiler: The entire basis for Ray and his neighbor's suspicions was that Walter suddenly disappeared, thus they automatically assumed that the Klopeks were responsible for murdering him. Turns out that Walter had a medical emergency and had to leave abruptly, and he had the Klopeks take care of the house while he was away. During the climax of the film the Klopeks were proven innocent of harming Walter, however Ricky Butler managed to uncover the trunk of the Klopek car revealing skulls of their previous victims and outing the Klopeks as crazed serial killers with a massive body count.]]
6th Apr '18 1:35:45 AM maestro_89
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* RightForTheWrongReasons: [[spoilers: The entire basis for Ray and his neighbor's suspicions was that Walter suddenly disappeared, thus they automatically assumed that the Klopeks were responsible for murdering him. Turns out that Walter had a medical emergency and had to leave abruptly, and he had the Klopeks take care of the house while he was away. During the climax of the film the Klopeks were proven innocent of harming Walter, however Ricky Butler managed to uncover the trunk of the Klopek car revealing skulls of their previous victims and outing the Klopeks as crazed serial killers with a massive body count.]]
11th Feb '18 6:38:05 PM WaveSwallow
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* PunkInTheTrunk: In the trunk of the Klopeks' car [[spoiler:are the skeletons of some of their murder victims, it's an accidental opening of the trunk that leads to the Klopeks being outed as serial killers.]]
22nd Oct '17 9:03:08 PM JediGoalie30
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* WhatTheHellHero: After blowing up the Klopek's house, Art is still trying to convince the police that they are serial killers, [[spoiler: even though Walter showed back up alive and well]]. Ray, who got caught in the blast, goes off on him.
-->'''Art''': Go ahead, tell him, Ray. We got the goods on them, don't we? You know, some day they're going to dig up the back of that yard and they're gonna find the rest of that skeleton to go with that femur. Oh it might not be Walter but it's gonna be some...\\
'''Ray''': Shut up. [[BigShutUp SHUT UP, ART, SHUT UP!]] God, you don't know when to quit, do you? Look at me! I'm a shell of a man because of you, Art! Remember what you were saying about people in the 'burbs, Art, people like Skip, people who mow their lawn for the 800th time, and then [[SuddenlyShouting SNAP?!? WELL, THAT'S US! IT'S NOT THEM, THAT'S US!!!]] [[HeelRealization WE'RE the ones who are vaulting over the fences, and peeking in through people's windows! We're the ones who are THROWING GARBAGE IN THE STREET, AND LIGHTING FIRES! WE'RE THE ONES WHO ARE ACTING SUSPICIOUS AND PARANOID, ART! WE'RE THE LUNATICS! US! IT'S NOT THEM!]] It's us.\\
'''Art''': ''[{{Beat}}]'' I don't know what to say... [[ComicallyMissingThePoint What, do you want me to move?]]\\
''[Ray charges at him]''
8th May '17 10:24:21 PM rjd1922
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* WhatMightHaveBeen: The first version of the movie had [[spoiler:the Klopeks killing Ray and getting away with it]]. After this ending, and another one where [[spoiler:the Klopeks are completely innocent]], tested poorly, the compromise ending where [[spoiler:the Klopeks are serial killers but fail to kill Ray]] worked much better.
22nd Mar '17 1:47:23 AM JediGoalie30
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* BadassBoast: Ray's "Nobody knocks off an old man in my neighborhood and gets away with it."


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** Also, the garbage in the street for most of the movie after Art and Rumsfield search through the garbage truck.
22nd Mar '17 1:35:30 AM JediGoalie30
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: Carol remarks that they should all go over and knock on the Klopeks' door "before someone falls off a roof or sets themselves on fire." Somebody ends up doing both of those things later[[note]]Rumsfield falls off of the roof, and Ray gets caught in the explosion when the Klopeks' house blows up. Art does both, falling off the electrical pole through a tool shed after zapping himself cutting the power line.[[/note]].
22nd Mar '17 1:10:06 AM JediGoalie30
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* RareGuns: Rumsfield's [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M1_carbine#Carbine.2C_Cal_.30.2C_M3 M3 Carbine]]. Yeah, the one with the nightscope. Only about 3,000 were made before the scope was made obsolete by passive night vision devices. Qualifies as a [[CoolGuns Cool Gun]], too.
3rd Mar '17 8:42:41 PM TheWhistleTropes
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-->'''Art''': That's a shit story, I know it.

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-->'''Art''': That's -->'''Ray''': It's a shit story, I know it. store anyway.
3rd Mar '17 8:36:25 PM TheWhistleTropes
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* BadHumorMan: Skip, if the UrbanLegend about him is true; supposedly, he was an ice cream man who snapped after a life of routine, and murdered his family.

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* BadHumorMan: BadHumorTruck: Skip, if the UrbanLegend about him is true; supposedly, he was an ice cream man who snapped after a life of routine, and murdered his family.
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