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3rd Jan '13 5:21:13 PM Xtifr
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* ''Foul Play'' is a ''HardyBoys'' novel.
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* ''Foul Play'' is a ''HardyBoys'' ''Literature/TheHardyBoys'' novel.
24th Aug '11 12:32:58 AM troacctid
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Disambiguating.
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/26384_947.jpg]] ''Beware the Dwarf!'' A 1978 comedy/thriller starring Chevy Chase and Goldie Hawn. Hawn is Gloria, a shy divorcee and librarian who one day decides to follow a friend's advice to throw caution to the wind, asking out a stranger whom she helps out when his car breaks down. When they meet at the movies that night, however, he's been shot, and manages to blurt out a cryptic warning -- "beware of the dwarf!" -- before dying; when she goes to get help, however, someone has taken the body before she can get back to her seat. Suddenly embroiled in a lethal conspiracy, Gloria finds herself being hunted by various parties who are eager to find out what she knows and make sure she doesn't tell anyone else. Various complications -- including diminutive salesmen, [[EvilAlbino albino assassins]], a lecherous conductor (Dudley Moore) and Detective Tony Carlson (Chase), a handsome police officer assigned to investigate her increasingly bizarre story -- ensue. ---- !!This Film Contains Examples Of: * BadassGrandpa: Mr. Hennessey is such a nice old man. With moves like BruceLee. * BogglesTheMind * CareerKiller: Rupert Stiltskin, who has been hired to kill a very important figure. * ColdSniper * ConcertClimax * ConcertKiss * EvilAlbino * FengSchwing * GettingCrapPastTheRadar: The two little old ladies playing Scrabble... using dirty words. We only see parts of the Scrabble board but it's pretty clear what those words are. * [=~I'm Dying, Please Take My MacGuffin~=] * ItWasHereISwear: The bad guys have a nasty tendency to pull this on Gloria. * JapaneseTourist * {{Kojak}}: Bang bang! * LeisureSuitLarry: Stanley ''wants'' to be a KavorkaMan but doesn't manage to get anywhere. * NoodleImplements: When, at Stanley's apartment, Gloria requests a pair of binoculars (to better monitor the albino who has been pursuing her): -->'''Stanley''': Binoculars? Are ''you'' into that as ''well''?! I read about it in ''Penthouse'' magazine! ** [[ThePeepingTom Actually, it's pretty obvious what he thinks she's doing.]] * OneSceneWonder: He has slightly more than one scene, but Dudley Moore arguably steals the movie as the hapless Stanley, who has no idea about any conspiracy except the one involving him getting into Gloria's pants. ** Billy Barty as the Bible-selling midget also stands out. * ThePope * PunnyName: Gloria Mundy and Rupert Stiltskin. * ReptilesAreAbhorrent: Subverted; a snake appears in Gloria's landlord's apartment with sinister fanfare, but it turns out it's the landlord's pet snake Esmee, whom Gloria is fond of. * SanFrancisco * TheSeventies: Oh man, Dudley Moore's apartment... * StrawFeminist: Gloria's friend Stella has tendencies towards this, appearing to view every man Gloria mentions -- or every man in general -- as a potential rapist. * YouHaveToBelieveMe: Played with; although Gloria is reasonably calm and articulate when she tries to make her case (or at least as calm and articulate as a meek librarian with little experience in being plunged into a murderous conspiracy can be under such circumstances), she has difficulty in getting anyone to believe her story partly because it sounds so crazy, and partly because people keep disappearing the evidence before she can show it to anyone. <<|{{Film}}|>>
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[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/26384_947.jpg]] ''Beware the Dwarf!'' A This is a disambiguation page. * ''Film/FoulPlay'' is a 1978 comedy/thriller starring Chevy Chase and Goldie Hawn. Hawn film. * ''[[VideoGame/FoulPlay Foul Play: Mystery at Awkward Manor]]'' is Gloria, a shy divorcee and librarian who one day decides to follow a friend's advice to throw caution to the wind, asking out a stranger whom she helps out when his car breaks down. When they meet at the movies that night, however, he's been shot, and manages to blurt out a cryptic warning -- "beware of the dwarf!" -- before dying; when she goes to get help, however, someone has taken the body before she can get back to her seat. Suddenly embroiled in a lethal conspiracy, Gloria finds herself being hunted by various parties who are eager to find out what she knows and make sure she doesn't tell anyone else. Various complications -- including diminutive salesmen, [[EvilAlbino albino assassins]], a lecherous conductor (Dudley Moore) and Detective Tony Carlson (Chase), a handsome police officer assigned to investigate her increasingly bizarre story -- ensue. ---- !!This Film Contains Examples Of: 1996 videogame for PC. * BadassGrandpa: Mr. Hennessey ''Foul Play'' is such a nice old man. With moves like BruceLee. * BogglesTheMind * CareerKiller: Rupert Stiltskin, who has been hired to kill a very important figure. * ColdSniper * ConcertClimax * ConcertKiss * EvilAlbino * FengSchwing * GettingCrapPastTheRadar: The two little old ladies playing Scrabble... using dirty words. We only see parts of the Scrabble board but it's pretty clear what those words are. * [=~I'm Dying, Please Take My MacGuffin~=] * ItWasHereISwear: The bad guys have a nasty tendency to pull this on Gloria. * JapaneseTourist * {{Kojak}}: Bang bang! * LeisureSuitLarry: Stanley ''wants'' to be a KavorkaMan but doesn't manage to get anywhere. * NoodleImplements: When, at Stanley's apartment, Gloria requests a pair of binoculars (to better monitor the albino who has been pursuing her): -->'''Stanley''': Binoculars? Are ''you'' into that as ''well''?! I read about it in ''Penthouse'' magazine! ** [[ThePeepingTom Actually, it's pretty obvious what he thinks she's doing.]] * OneSceneWonder: He has slightly more than one scene, but Dudley Moore arguably steals the movie as the hapless Stanley, who has no idea about any conspiracy except the one involving him getting into Gloria's pants. ** Billy Barty as the Bible-selling midget also stands out. * ThePope * PunnyName: Gloria Mundy and Rupert Stiltskin. * ReptilesAreAbhorrent: Subverted; a snake appears in Gloria's landlord's apartment with sinister fanfare, but it turns out it's the landlord's pet snake Esmee, whom Gloria is fond of. * SanFrancisco * TheSeventies: Oh man, Dudley Moore's apartment... * StrawFeminist: Gloria's friend Stella has tendencies towards this, appearing to view every man Gloria mentions -- or every man in general -- as a potential rapist. * YouHaveToBelieveMe: Played with; although Gloria is reasonably calm and articulate when she tries to make her case (or at least as calm and articulate as a meek librarian with little experience in being plunged into a murderous conspiracy can be under such circumstances), she has difficulty in getting anyone to believe her story partly because it sounds so crazy, and partly because people keep disappearing the evidence before she can show it to anyone. <<|{{Film}}|>>''HardyBoys'' novel.
3rd Aug '11 10:33:41 PM NyogSothep
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Just thought I should add this.
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* CareerKiller: Rupert Stiltskin, who has been hired to kill a very important figure.
10th Jul '11 10:22:18 PM Cuchulainn
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* BadassGrampa: Mr. Hennessey is such a nice old man. With moves like BruceLee.
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* BadassGrampa: BadassGrandpa: Mr. Hennessey is such a nice old man. With moves like BruceLee.
10th Jul '11 10:22:03 PM Cuchulainn
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* BadassGrampa: Mr. Hennessey is such a nice old man. With moves like BruceLee.

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** [[ThePeepingTom Actually, it's pretty obvious what he thinks she's doing.]]
6th May '11 4:31:51 AM Vidor
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* TheSeventies: Oh man, Dudley Moore's apartment...
22nd Apr '11 12:46:01 AM DoctorNemesis
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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: The two little old ladies playing Scrabble... using dirty words. We only see parts of the Scrabble board but it's pretty clear what those words are.
22nd Apr '11 12:08:20 AM DoctorNemesis
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* ItWasHereISwear: The bad guys have a nasty tendency to pull this on Gloria.

* YouHaveToBelieveMe: Played with; although Gloria is reasonably articulate when she tries to make her case (or at least as articulate as a librarian with little experience in being plunged into a murderous conspiracy can be under such circumstances), she has difficulty in getting anyone to believe her story partly because it sounds so crazy, and partly because people keep disappearing the evidence before she can show it to anyone.
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* YouHaveToBelieveMe: Played with; although Gloria is reasonably calm and articulate when she tries to make her case (or at least as calm and articulate as a meek librarian with little experience in being plunged into a murderous conspiracy can be under such circumstances), she has difficulty in getting anyone to believe her story partly because it sounds so crazy, and partly because people keep disappearing the evidence before she can show it to anyone.
22nd Apr '11 12:03:52 AM DoctorNemesis
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* StrawFeminist: Gloria's friend Stella has tendencies towards this, appearing to view every man as a potential rapist.
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* StrawFeminist: Gloria's friend Stella has tendencies towards this, appearing to view every man Gloria mentions -- or every man in general -- as a potential rapist.
21st Apr '11 11:59:21 PM DoctorNemesis
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* StrawFeminist: Gloria's friend Stella has tendencies towards this, appearing to view every man as a potential rapist.
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