* {{Anvilicious}}: The film's message.
** Of course, it's a complicated message about media exploitation of real life {{conflict}} for entertainment [[RealityTV (which obviously went unheeded)]], and SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped.
* HarsherInHindsight: The film's central message ''(see: noun, [[RealityTV reality television]]).''
** The lyrics from the page quote were written three years before Kent State, although people got killed in '68 as well.
* TearJerker: The MLK retrospective that the protagonists watch on TV.