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17th Jan '17 1:27:14 PM Mdumas43073
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* YourCheatingHeart: The married Martin was having a fling with a widow aboard the ship prior to the disaster. The knowledge that she likely drowned in her cabin causes him to be plagued with SurvivalGuilt throughout the novel.

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* YourCheatingHeart: The married Martin was having a fling with a widow woman aboard the ship prior to the disaster. The knowledge that she likely drowned in her cabin causes him to be plagued with SurvivalGuilt SurvivorGuilt throughout the novel.
17th Jan '17 1:26:35 PM Mdumas43073
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* WhyDidYouMakeMeHitYou: Mike Rogo backhands Linda across the face after she unleashes a torrent of verbal abuse on him early in the novel, then follows up with this.

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* WhyDidYouMakeMeHitYou: Mike Rogo backhands Linda across the face after she unleashes a torrent of verbal abuse on him early in the novel, then follows up with this.this.
* YourCheatingHeart: The married Martin was having a fling with a widow aboard the ship prior to the disaster. The knowledge that she likely drowned in her cabin causes him to be plagued with SurvivalGuilt throughout the novel.
17th Jan '17 1:22:09 PM Mdumas43073
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* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: The reaction of the young deckhand Herbert, after [[spoiler:learning the girl he raped (Susan) was a passenger, rather than a stewardess (which, in yet another another instance of the ValuesDissonance in that scene, would have apparently been perfectly okay).]]

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* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: The reaction of the young deckhand Herbert, after [[spoiler:learning the girl he raped (Susan) was a passenger, rather than a stewardess (which, in yet another another instance example of the ValuesDissonance in that scene, would have apparently been perfectly okay).]]
17th Jan '17 1:21:13 PM Mdumas43073
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17th Jan '17 1:20:10 PM Mdumas43073
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* AdaptedOut: Several characters from the novel: Richard and Jane Shelby, Tony Bates, Pamela Reid, Hubie Muller (who is made into a CompositeCharacter with James Martin), Miss Kinsale, Kemal, etc.


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* AdaptedOut: Several characters in the novel are omitted from the movie: Richard and Jane Shelby, Tony Bates, Pamela Reid, Hubie Muller (who is made into a CompositeCharacter with James Martin), Miss Kinsale, Kemal, etc.
16th Jan '17 1:04:49 AM Sammettik
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* BadassPreacher: Rev. Scott

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* CommanderContrarian: Rogo. Full stop.

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* {{Determinator}}: Rev. Scott. Full stop.

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* TheFilmOfTheBook

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30th Dec '16 5:42:05 PM randomguy399
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* AdaptedOut: Several characters from the novel: Richard and Jane Shelby, Tony Bates, Pamela Reid, Hubie Muller, Miss Kinsale, Kemal, etc.

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* AdaptedOut: Several characters from the novel: Richard and Jane Shelby, Tony Bates, Pamela Reid, Hubie Muller, Muller (who is made into a CompositeCharacter with James Martin), Miss Kinsale, Kemal, etc.



* AnyoneCanDie: Even more so in the novel, where [[spoiler:Robin goes missing and isn't found again]].

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* AnyoneCanDie: Even more so in Of the novel, where [[spoiler:Robin goes missing ten people who make the journey, [[spoiler:Acres, Belle Rosen, Linda Rogo and isn't found again]].Reverend Scott all die.]]



* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: Rogo and Linda

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* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: Rogo and LindaLinda.



* DevelopingDoomedCharacters

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* DevelopingDoomedCharactersDevelopingDoomedCharacters: The first half hour takes its time introducing the characters who will be important to the story.



* DudeWheresMyRespect: Since he's the strongest survivor, Mr. Rogo is frequently asked (well, more like ''ordered'') to lift/move something or help someone, and he tends to be irritated by Rev. Scott never even saying "thank you". He finally snaps after Scott blames him for [[spoiler: Acres falling to his death, even though Rogo jumped in after him and somehow survived the explosion that killed Acres]]. He actually has to be held back by the others from punching the reverend.

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* DudeWheresMyRespect: Since he's the strongest survivor, Mr. Rogo is frequently asked (well, more like ''ordered'') to lift/move something or help someone, and he tends to be irritated by Rev. Scott never even saying "thank you". He finally snaps after Scott blames him for [[spoiler: Acres falling to his death, even though Rogo jumped in after him and somehow survived the explosion that killed Acres]]. tried to save him]]. He actually has to be held back by the others from punching the reverend.reverend.
* DwindlingParty: We begin with all the survivors in the Ball Room plus the main cast, who decide to reach the hull before the ship sinks. The ball room is flooded, leaving all the [[RedShirt red shirts]] to die. [[spoiler:Acres is lost when he falls to his death during the climb in the air shaft.]] Next, [[spoiler:Belle]] frees a trapped Rev. Scott underwater, but dies of a heart attack immediately after. [[spoiler:Linda falls to her death from a catwalk when explosions rock the ship.]] Finally, [[spoiler:Rev. Scott sacrifices himself to shut off a steam valve]], leaving only [[spoiler:six]] survivors.



* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Belle Rosen, Reverend Scott]]

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* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Belle Rosen, Reverend Scott]] Rosen]], who turns out to be a former WSA champ, saves a trapped Rev. Scott, but dies of a heart attack once they make it to the engine room. [[spoiler:Rev. Scott himself]] dies trying to shut off a steam valve so the rest of the group can reach the propeller shaft.



* HookerWithAHeartOfGold: Linda Rogo was a hooker before her husband kept arresting her to keep her off the street.
* InfantImmortality: averted in the novel, but played subverted in the film--Susan and Robin survive, but there's no way they were the only children on the ship.

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* HookerWithAHeartOfGold: Linda Rogo was a hooker before her husband kept arresting her to keep her off the street.
street. Though you have to look really hard to find that heart of gold, she really does love her husband, agrees to go with Rev. Scott almost immediately, and despite making fun of her weight earlier, visibly mourns [[spoiler:Belle Rosen's]] death.
* InfantImmortality: averted in the novel, but played subverted in the film--Susan [[spoiler:Although Susan and Robin survive, but there's no way they were the only children on the ship.ship...]]



* TheLancer: Rogo, who naturally comes into conflict with TheHero Rev. Scott.



* LovableCoward: Nonnie in the film. However, this is quite subjective, as her cowardice almost gets her killed a few times.

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* LovableCoward: Nonnie in the film.Nonnie. However, this is quite subjective, as her cowardice almost gets her killed a few times.



* NobodyCallsMeChicken: James has to "motivate" Mr. Rogo to continue after Rev. Scott dies, especially since it's right after Linda's death.
-->'''James Martin:''' Are you quitting, Mr. Rogo? Are you going out with a whimper, on your belly?
-->'''Mike Rogo:''' All right, you. That's enough!
* NoOneGetsLeftBehind: Martin towards Nonnie

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* NobodyCallsMeChicken: James Martin has to "motivate" Mr. Rogo to continue after Rev. [[spoiler:Rev. Scott dies, dies]], especially since it's right after Linda's death.
-->'''James Martin:'''
[[spoiler:Linda's death.]]
-->'''Martin:'''
Are you quitting, Mr. Rogo? Are you going out with a whimper, on your belly?
-->'''Mike Rogo:''' -->'''Rogo:''' All right, you. That's enough!
* NoOneGetsLeftBehind: Martin towards NonnieNonnie. [[spoiler:They both survive.]]



* ObstructiveBureaucrat: Linarcos

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* ObstructiveBureaucrat: LinarcosLinarcos, [[spoiler:who gets a well-deserved KarmicDeath when the wave first hits the ship.]]



* RisingWaterRisingTension: As if the situation weren't bad enough, the survivors have to contend with th

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* RisingWaterRisingTension: As if the situation weren't bad enough, the survivors have to contend with ththe water flooding every deck behind them.



* TheSmartGuy: Robin and Acres (who is a waiter) are both very knowledgeable about the ship. Martin also counts, as it was his idea to even try to make it to the hull in the first place.



* SparedByTheAdaptation: [[spoiler:Robin]] survives here.
* TagalongKid: Robin's somewhat a mixture of this and BrattyHalfPint. Somewhat averted in the movie in that he arguably is the one who knows the most about the ship.
* TearsOfFear: Nonnie does this, but given her situation...you'd be doing that, too!

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* SparedByTheAdaptation: [[spoiler:Robin]] survives here.
here, whereas in the book he went missing and was never seen again.
* TagalongKid: Robin's somewhat a mixture of this and BrattyHalfPint. Somewhat averted in the movie in that he arguably is the one who knows the most about the ship.
* TearsOfFear: Nonnie does this, but Nonnie, though it's somewhat understandable given her situation...you'd be doing that, too! the situation.



* TooDumbToLive: [[spoiler:Linda Rogo. In the novel. In the 1972 movie, her death is an accident. In the novel? She rebels and tries to find her own way out.]]
* TwiceShy: James Martin and Nonnie Parry.

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* TooDumbToLive: [[spoiler:Linda Rogo. In the novel. In the 1972 movie, her death is an accident. In the novel? She rebels and tries to find her own way out.]]
* TwiceShy: James Martin and Nonnie Parry. [[spoiler:They both survive and it is implied they get together afterwards.]]




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* WidowWoman: [[GenderFlippedTrope Gender flipped]] with [[spoiler:Rogo and Manny, who both lose their wives]] in the span of about 20 minutes.
8th Dec '16 1:05:43 AM Mdumas43073
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* ContrivedCoincidence: The wave hits [[NewYearHasCome immediately after the stroke of midnight ushers in the New Year]]. (This was a change from the novel, in which the ship capsizes on the day after Christmas.)



* DisasterMovie: The TropeCodifier for the 70's-era Golden Age.

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* DisasterMovie: The TropeCodifier for the 70's-era '70s-era Golden Age.



* NewYearHasCome: The wave hits immediately after the stroke of midnight ushers in the New Year. (This was a change from the novel, in which the ship capsizes on the day after Christmas.)
8th Dec '16 12:49:33 AM Mdumas43073
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* AdaptedOut: Several characters from the novel: Richard and Jane Shelby, Tony Bates, Pamela Reid, Hubie Muller, Miss Kinsale, etc.

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* AdaptedOut: Several characters from the novel: Richard and Jane Shelby, Tony Bates, Pamela Reid, Hubie Muller, Miss Kinsale, Kemal, etc.
8th Dec '16 12:45:13 AM Mdumas43073
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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: While helping lift the Christmas tree, Rogo can clearly be heard to mutter, "Holy fuck, it's heavy!" This was actually an ad-lib by Ernest Borgnine, and for some reason it was not only [[ThrowItIn left in the final film]] but made it past the MPAA, who gave the film a PG rating. It's even left in for TV airings (although closed captioning gives the line as "Holy mackerel".)

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: While helping lift the Christmas tree, Rogo can clearly be heard to mutter, "Holy fuck, it's heavy!" This was actually an ad-lib by Ernest Borgnine, and for some reason it was not only [[ThrowItIn left in the final film]] cut]] but made it past the MPAA, who gave the film a PG rating. It's even left in for TV airings (although closed captioning gives the line as "Holy mackerel".)
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