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->''"Horrible world [[ShapedLikeItself being horrible at you]]? Sing Cole Porter at it."''
-->-- '''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick'''

A 1995 film based on the notorious comic book series ''ComicBook/TankGirl'', starring [[ALeagueOfTheirOwn Lori Petty]] as Tank Girl, NaomiWatts as Jet Girl and... rapper Music/IceT as a mutant kangaroo.

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!!The film contains examples of:

* AdrenalineMakeover: Jet Girl.
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking
-->'''Tank Girl''': The Rippers are a demonic army of bloodthirsty, human-eating, purse-snatchin', mutant creatures.
* ArtShift: The movie is interspersed with images drawn in the comic book style, as well as a few somewhat related animated sequences. This was pulled whenever they didn't have the money to shoot the scene they wanted (especially the ending) so they animated it instead.
* ArtisticLicenseAstronomy: The impact of a comet somehow destroys so much of the Earth's water that it hasn't rained in 11 years.
* ApocalypseHow: Rebecca Buck or [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep Tank Girl]] explains the back-story.
--> "Listen up, cause I'm only telling you this once. I'm not bedtime story lady, so pay attention. It's 2033. The world is *screwed* now. You see, a while ago this humongous comet came crashing into the earth. Bam, total devastation. End of the world as we know it. No celebrities, no cable TV, no water. It hasn't rained in 11 years. Now 20 people gotta squeeze inside the same bathtub - so it ain't all bad."
* BadBoss: Kesslee, UpToEleven. He kills a loyal minion/doctor because she couldn't repair his face. So, downloading him into a holographic projection of his head is somehow an IMPROVEMENT?!
** He also kills a competent captain of his men, because he hadn't yet captured a small area of land. Maybe if he didn't kill the all the competent people, he would have survived.
* BoyfriendBluff: Tank Girl pretends that Jet Girl is her girlfriend to get Sgt. Small to leave Jet Girl alone.
* BringIt: Kesslee's gesture to Tank Girl's tank just before it starts firing at him.
* BusbyBerkeleyNumber: CrowdSong (and dance) to ColePorter's "Let's Do It" at Liquid Silver.[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pvMCu_YeYU]]
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Tank Girl
* CostumeTestMontage: Tank Girl in the Liquid Silver dressing room.
* CrapsackWorld: Albeit a very wacky one.
* CrowdSong: ColePorter's "Let's Do It" at Liquid Silver.
* DamselInDistress: Sam (the 10 year old girl), repeatedly.
* DeathWorld: Let's see, an evil MegaCorp with its own MildlyMilitary EliteMooks hunting and killing whoever they can find, almost no water, monster killer kangaroos... check, check and check. Granted, it's pretty heavily parodied and subverted by the end.
* TheDragon: Sergeant Small, to Kesslee.
* [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep Everyone Calls Her Tank Girl]]: Averted, she's rarely called Tank Girl.
* EyePop: This moment occurs with an animated Jet Girl.
* FamousLastWords: [[spoiler:[=DeeTee=].]]
* {{Fanservice}}
* FinishingStomp: Tank Girl to the locator device on Kesslee's wrist.
* {{Flatline}}: Kesslee after his head is cut off.
* FluffyFashionFeathers: The brothel owner's dress with the feathers arranged like ShouldersOfDoom.
* GentleGiant: Booga.
* GirlOnGirlIsHot: Averted, Sgt. Small is disgusted when Tank Girl and Jet Girl make out.
* GirlsBehindBars: Tank Girl and Jet Girl.
* GroinAttack: TG nails a Water & Power trooper with his own gun and uses a crushing grip on two male Liquid Silver dancers.
* AHandfulForAnEye: Tank Girl to a Water and Power trooper.
* HitYouSoHardYourXWillFeelIt: The title character tells Kesslee "I'm gonna hit you so hard, your children will be born bruised!"
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Kesslee's water draining device.
* {{Hologram}}: Kesslee's head after his operation.
* HypercompetentSidekick: Tank Girl is fairly competent on her own, but her sidekick Jet Girl is significantly saner and somewhat more practical, meaning that because of her most of Tank Girl's schemes don't end with her dead.
* IdiotBall: Tank Girl deciding to stop for a musical number in Liquid Silver instead of escaping, which leads to Sam being captured.
* InterspeciesRomance: Human/Mutant-kangaroo-that-was-formerly-a-dog.
* LetsSplitUpGang: Tank Girl and Jet Girl when they enter Liquid Silver.
* MagicBrakes: After Tank Girl steals the Water & Power truck.
* MakeoverMontage: Rebecca making over the tank in a animated montage.
** The tank gets made over from a PT-76 light tank to a M-51 Super Sherman.
* {{Meganekko}}: Jet Girl.
* MurderousThighs: Tank Girl uses this to perform a NeckSnap.
* MusicalisInterruptus: "Let's Do It" at Liquid Silver.
* MyLittlePanzer: The Danger Ball, much to Iggy Pop's surprise.
* NeckLift: Tank Girl to Jet Girl twice while inside a tank.
* NeckSnap: Multiple times by the Rippers and once by Tank Girl.
* NeverGoingBackToPrison: When Tank Girl first encounters Jet Girl, she assumes Jet Girl is there to take her back to the prison she escaped from, and makes her feelings about the place known.
-->I ain't goin' back there. You're gonna have to kill me first.
* ParentalIncest: Tank Girl jokes that her first time was with her father.
* PhallicWeapon
* PimpedOutDress: The brothel owner's dress with the feathers arranged like ShouldersOfDoom.
* PineappleSurprise: How Tank Girl kills a random mook.
* PreMortemOneLiner: Both Tank Girl and Jet Girl.
* QuicksandSucks: Subverted. Those were instead the Rippers' subgates.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: The Rippers after [[spoiler:[=DeeTee=]]] is killed.
* SaharanShipwreck
* SandIsWater: Tank Girl's sand shower.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Sergeant Small.
* SelfDestructiveCharge: [[spoiler:[=DeeTee=]]] during the final battle inside Water and Power.
* ShadowDiscretionShot: The Rippers in their initial appearances.
* ShoutOut: To ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'' - the bucket of water falling on Kesslee's head.
* ShrinkingViolet: Jet Girl starts out like this. Tank Girl quickly slaps it out of her.
* SmokingBarrelBlowout: Jet Girl after she shoots Sergeant Small.
* SorryImGay
* SpitefulSpit: Tank Girl to a Water & Power trooper when she's captured.
* SpontaneousChoreography: During the CrowdSong.
* Creator/StanWinston: Designed and created the Rippers.
* StormingTheCastle
* TankGoodness
* TapOnTheHead: Multiple examples
* TruthSerum: The Rippers use nitrous oxide to try to get the truth out of Tank Girl and Jet Girl.
* TwoWordsObviousTrope: "I got two words for you...Brush your teeth!"
* VanityLicensePlate: The tank has the license plate "TANK" on the back and "KNAT" on the front.
* WeWillMeetAgain: Kesslee uses the "This isn't over" variant.
* WildTake: The animated Jet Girl's reaction upon seeing the animated Tank Girl pointing a tank's cannon at her before firing.
* WorldOfHam [[HamAndCheese and Cheese]]: Lori Petty is a freedom fighter who drives a tank with "Tank" and "Knat" license plates, a cyborg brain, a charcoal grill and loads its cannon with ''beer cans'' when she runs out of ammo. Music/IceT proudly plays a mutant kangaroo. But most of all, Creator/MalcolmMcDowell plays Kesslee, the director of Water and Power. He ''knows'' he's just there to make fun of the whole crazy mess of a movie. [[PunctuatedForEmphasis WATER! IS! POWER!]]
* WrenchWench: Jet Girl
* YouHaveFailedMe: Kesslee to Captain Derouche, a subordinate who failed to stop the Rippers.
* YourMakeupIsRunning: The Madam at Liquid Silver.

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