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19th Aug '17 7:31:30 AM Baeraad555
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* PoliticallyCorrectVillain: Upon hearing that one of his soldiers has referred to TheGrays as "space niggers," Kurtz promptly [[DisproportionateRetribution shoots him in the leg]] and delivers a pious lecture on how that sort of language is against the army's standards of racial sensitivity. Oh, they're [[GuiltFreeExterminationWar going to exterminate the aliens,]] absolutely, but they're going to do it without using that sort of language!
10th Aug '17 8:41:36 PM PaulA
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* ThePowerOfFriendship: Childhood friends who have long since gone their separate ways must now come together to defeat the BigBad.
29th Mar '17 10:15:27 AM erforce
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!!The novel and film provide examples of:

* AdaptationDyeJob: In the book the minor character Trish had brown hair; in the film she has blonde hair.
* AdaptationNameChange: The film changes Kurtz to Curtis because of the ''Film/ApocalypseNow''[=/=]''Literature/HeartOfDarkness'' reference. King asked them to change it to a name that still sounded similar to Kurtz.
* AdaptationalHeroism: Well, not heroism per se, but Henry was kind of a jerk in the book (of the intellectual persuasion), but not so much in the film.

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!!The novel and film provide examples of:

* AdaptationDyeJob: In the book the minor character Trish had brown hair; in the film she has blonde hair.
* AdaptationNameChange: The film changes Kurtz to Curtis because of the ''Film/ApocalypseNow''[=/=]''Literature/HeartOfDarkness'' reference. King asked them to change it to a name that still sounded similar to Kurtz.
* AdaptationalHeroism: Well, not heroism per se, but Henry was kind of a jerk in the book (of the intellectual persuasion), but not so much in the film.
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* AlienInvasion

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* %%* AlienInvasion



* EvilBrit: Mr. Gray speaks with a British accent in the film.



* GeneralRipper: Kurtz.

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* %%* GeneralRipper: Kurtz.



* GroinAttack: This is how one character dies in the novel (it happens to a different character in the film version).
* TheHeart: Duddits

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* GroinAttack: This is how one character dies in the novel (it happens to a different character in the film version).novel.
* %%* TheHeart: Duddits



* IAmAMonster: [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Colonel Curtis' pre-asskicking speech]] during the Apache gunship attack in the movie.
-->"Now if anyone's thinking: ''Why those poor, helpless little folk, all naked and unarmed outside their crashed intergalatica winnebago. What kind of monster, could hear that heartbreak and go in just the same?'' I'm that dog! I'm that monster! These little mothers are as harmless as a fox in a henhouse! And I'm here to kick some ass!"
* INeverToldYouMyName: In the film, a woman who lost her keys meets Pete and he says her name without her telling him. He then helps her find her keys, demonstrating knowledge of her car, her prior movements and the exact place she lost her keys. He then asks her on a date at a restaurant which he says is located "right on [her] way back". She is understandably creeped out.



* NobodyPoops: Subverted horribly.

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* %%* NobodyPoops: Subverted horribly.



* OneWingedAngel: In the film, both Mr. Gray and [[spoiler:Duddits]] are able to transform into monstrous creatures as their 'final form'.
* PuppeteerParasite: Mr. Gray to Jonesy.
* RaceLift: Kurtz is played by Creator/MorganFreeman in the film.
* TheRainman: Duddits.

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* OneWingedAngel: In the film, both Mr. Gray and [[spoiler:Duddits]] are able to transform into monstrous creatures as their 'final form'.
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%%* PuppeteerParasite: Mr. Gray to Jonesy.
* RaceLift: Kurtz is played by Creator/MorganFreeman in the film.
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%%* TheRainman: Duddits.



* ShoutOut: Kurtz is named after the character ''Film/ApocalypseNow'' and ''Literature/HeartOfDarkness''. {{Lampshaded}} with a comment that it's probably not his real name and probably something that he decided to call himself.

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* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
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Kurtz is named after the character ''Film/ApocalypseNow'' and ''Literature/HeartOfDarkness''. {{Lampshaded}} with a comment that it's probably not his real name and probably something that he decided to call himself.



** [[Music/TheRollingStones Sympathy For The Devil]] is Kurtz's anthem.

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** [[Music/TheRollingStones "[[Music/TheRollingStones Sympathy For The Devil]] for the Devil]]" is Kurtz's anthem.



* {{Telepathy}}: Weaponised in the movie, where the gunship crews hear the aliens pleading for the humans not to attack them. Curtis responds with a RousingSpeech.



* UnexplainedAccent: In the movie, Jonesy speaks with a British accent whenever Mr. Gray is controlling him, for some strange reason.
* VaginaDentata: The mouths of the "shit-weasels" in the film give this impression; as a whole they look something like a lamprey from hell.



* YourHeadASplode: Mr. Gray's head explodes early on to infect Jonesy with his spores. Later on, [[spoiler: Kurtz]]'s head is blown off with a gun.

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* YourHeadASplode: Mr. Gray's head explodes early on to infect Jonesy with his spores. Later on, [[spoiler: Kurtz]]'s head is blown off with a gun.gun.

!!The film version has examples of:

* AdaptationDyeJob: In the book the minor character Trish had brown hair; in the film she has blonde hair.
* AdaptationNameChange: The film changes Kurtz to Curtis because of the ''Film/ApocalypseNow''[=/=]''Literature/HeartOfDarkness'' reference. King asked them to change it to a name that still sounded similar to Kurtz.
* AdaptationalHeroism: Well, not heroism per se, but Henry was kind of a jerk in the book (of the intellectual persuasion), but not so much in the film.
* EvilBrit: Mr. Gray speaks with a British accent.
* GroinAttack: This is how one character dies in the film.
* IAmAMonster: Colonel Curtis' pre-asskicking speech during the Apache gunship attack.
-->"Now if anyone's thinking: ''Why those poor, helpless little folk, all naked and unarmed outside their crashed intergalatica winnebago. What kind of monster, could hear that heartbreak and go in just the same?'' I'm that dog! I'm that monster! These little mothers are as harmless as a fox in a henhouse! And I'm here to kick some ass!"
* INeverToldYouMyName: A woman who lost her keys meets Pete and he says her name without her telling him. He then helps her find her keys, demonstrating knowledge of her car, her prior movements and the exact place she lost her keys. He then asks her on a date at a restaurant which he says is located "right on [her] way back". She is understandably creeped out.
* OneWingedAngel: Both Mr. Gray and [[spoiler:Duddits]] are able to transform into monstrous creatures as their 'final form'.
* RaceLift: The white Kurtz from the novel is played by Creator/MorganFreeman.
* {{Telepathy}}: Weaponised , as the gunship crews hear the aliens pleading for them not to. Curtis responds with a RousingSpeech.
* UnexplainedAccent: Jonesy speaks with a British accent whenever Mr. Gray is controlling him, for some strange reason.
* VaginaDentata: The mouths of the "shit-weasels" give this impression; as a whole they look something like a lamprey from hell.

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29th Mar '17 9:23:06 AM Mdumas43073
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''Dreamcatcher'' is a novel written by Creator/StephenKing.

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''Dreamcatcher'' is a 2001 novel written by Creator/StephenKing.
12th Mar '17 1:56:59 PM nombretomado
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* RaceLift: Kurtz is played by MorganFreeman in the film.

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* RaceLift: Kurtz is played by MorganFreeman Creator/MorganFreeman in the film.
24th Feb '17 9:03:54 AM GopherBroke
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* TheExtremistWasRight: [[spoiler:Kurtz. Doesn't make him any more likable, though.]]

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* TheExtremistWasRight: [[spoiler:Kurtz. [[spoiler:Kurtz, to an extent. Doesn't make him any more likable, though.though, especially when he goes too far in treating all people infected with the Ripley as though they're doomed when infection is only occasionally fatal.]]
27th Nov '16 3:33:05 AM TheUsualSuspect
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* INeverToldYouMyName: A woman who lost her keys meets Pete and he says her name without her telling him. He then helps her find her keys, demonstrating knowledge of her car, her prior movements and the exact place she lost her keys. He then asks her on a date at a restaurant which he says is located "right on [her] way back". She is understandably creeped out.

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* INeverToldYouMyName: A In the film, a woman who lost her keys meets Pete and he says her name without her telling him. He then helps her find her keys, demonstrating knowledge of her car, her prior movements and the exact place she lost her keys. He then asks her on a date at a restaurant which he says is located "right on [her] way back". She is understandably creeped out.
27th Nov '16 3:31:44 AM TheUsualSuspect
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* INeverToldYouMyName: A woman who lost her keys meets Pete and he says her name without her telling him. He then helps her find her keys, demonstrating knowledge of her car, her prior movements and the exact place she lost her keys. He then asks her on a date at a restaurant which he says is located "right on [her] way back". She is understandably creeped out.
25th Nov '16 11:20:03 AM Kalaong
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* {{Deconstruction}}: Of AlienInvasion fiction in general. King set out to rationalize a species being advanced enough to travel the cosmos while still desiring to invade and conquer pre-spaceflight planets. He came up with the Byrus; (semi)-intelligent parasites spreading throughout the universe using whatever tools available. The ones in the book were just lucky enough to have stolen interstellar craft from a far less belligerent species.
20th Oct '16 7:58:12 PM Mephistopheles
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* GoingNative: Jonesy tempts Mr. Grey with this several times after seeing how much he enjoys human senses and emotions. Mr. Grey, for his part, seriously considers it several times, but cannot bring himself to go against his species' HiveMind. [[spoiler: Just before he is killed by Jonesy, Mr. Grey laments that he should have accepted Jonesy's offer.]]

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* GoingNative: Jonesy tempts Mr. Grey Gray with this several times after seeing how much he enjoys human senses and emotions. Mr. Grey, Gray, for his part, seriously considers it several times, but cannot bring himself to go against his species' HiveMind. [[spoiler: Just before he is killed by Jonesy, Mr. Grey Gray laments that he should have accepted Jonesy's offer.]]



* HumansAreSpecial: Mr. Grey mentions several times how Humans have put up more resistance against them than any of race they have assimilated. [[spoiler: In the end, it is revealed that over half of the human population is naturally immune to the Byrus.]]
* HumanityIsInfectious: Mr. Grey quickly realizes this, as he is tempted several times (and nearly accepts) by Jonesy to abandon his mission to infect the world and simply enjoy experiencing all the human senses and emotions. While he refuses, by the end of the novel he gradually grows, speaks and acts more human.

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* HumansAreSpecial: Mr. Grey Gray mentions several times how Humans have put up more resistance against them than any of race they have assimilated. [[spoiler: In the end, it is revealed that over half of the human population is naturally immune to the Byrus.]]
* HumanityIsInfectious: Mr. Grey Gray quickly realizes this, as he is tempted several times (and nearly accepts) by Jonesy to abandon his mission to infect the world and simply enjoy experiencing all the human senses and emotions. While he refuses, by the end of the novel he gradually grows, speaks and acts more human.



* SenseFreak: Mr. Grey, in Jonsey's body becomes this, his race of "sentient mushrooms" having never experienced human emotions and senses like taste and anger. It takes a dark turn when Mr. Grey realizes how much he enjoys killing people.

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* SenseFreak: Mr. Grey, Gray, in Jonsey's body becomes this, his race of "sentient mushrooms" having never experienced human emotions and senses like taste and anger. It takes a dark turn when Mr. Grey Gray realizes how much he enjoys killing people.



* SpockSpeak: Mr. Grey at first. He loses it and speaks more naturally as time goes by and he experiences more of Jonesy's emotions.

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* SpockSpeak: Mr. Grey Gray at first. He loses it and speaks more naturally as time goes by and he experiences more of Jonesy's emotions.
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