The Live-Action Adaptation of the animated series, The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle is a mix of animation and live action starring the famous moose and squirrel and their enemies, Fearless Leader, Boris Badenov and Natasha Fatale.In this film, Rocky and Bullwinkle's home of Frostbite Falls has fallen into ruin from years of their show's reruns, while the three villains find a way into the real world and plot to take over America with a cable TV station that brainwashes the viewers. To save the country, FBI agent Karen Sympathy brings the moose and squirrel to the real world and journey across the country to stop the fiends and save the people of America.The film ended up being a box-office flop, with Jason Alexander expressing actor's remorse for his role as Boris. Nevertheless, it has become a cult classic even with fans of the original show.
This film contains examples of:
And I Must Scream: The three FBI agents (and later Karen and Rocky) subjected to RBTV and turning into literal vegetables, with their screams for help muffled.
Artistic License - Law: "All celebrities are above the law." Yeah, tell that to Wesley Snipesnote he thought he was smart enough to dodge the IRS and Lindsay Lohannote she's had numerous run-ins with the law over the past several years and was threatened with prison time for lying to police officers in connection to an incident in the summer of 2012.
Hell, tell that to the family of Fatty Arbucklenote While he was acquitted of murder, the accusations ruined his career and spurred the creation of The Hays Code.
Brick Joke: The cartoon ferret that got subjected to the CDI is later seen when Bullwinkle is surfing the Internet. Also, the occasional cuts to the prison guard that Karen abandoned at the movie theater halfway through the film as he waits for her to park his truck (It's explicitly mentioned that this guy is even thicker than Bullwinkle).
Iron Curtain: Fearless Leader, Boris, and Natashya were standing behind it... and when it fell, it fell on them.
The Long List: Karen, Rocky and Bullwinkle are charged with one count of grand theft auto, one count of breaking out of jail, one count of impugning the character of a prison guard, four counts of reckless driving, five counts of talking to the audience and eighteen counts of bad puns.
The Other Darrin: Interesting case in this movie. Yes, Robert DeNiro played Fearless Leader, Jason Alexander played Boris, and Rene Russo played Natasha, but when in their original, cartoon form, Keith Scott voices both Fearless Leader and Boris, and June Foray voiced Natasha.
Road Movie: The whole movie is involves our heroes trying to get to New York. Lampshaded by Bullwinkle, who points out that even though they're in a hurry if they took an airplane or anything quicker then there would be no plot - though they do ultimately take one.
Fearless Leader: There has never actually been a way to destroy a cartoon character until now.
Spy: What about that movie Roger Rabbit?
Fearless Leader: SHUT UP! This is totally different!
Stylistic Suck: The shows Boris, Natasha and Fearless Leader come up with to show on Really Bad Television to turn their viewers into vegetables, all of which are somehow spy themed. "Three Wacky Spies And Horse Who Is Also Spy" actually sounds better than some programs that have made it on TV in real life.
Take That: Rocky and Bullwinkle are acquitted in court because the law states that celebrities are above the law.