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Awesome ComicBook Film Heartwarming Main Trivia YMMV
A 1995 film based on the notorious comic book series
as Tank Girl,
as Jet Girl and... rapper
as a mutant kangaroo.
The film contains examples of: Adrenaline Makeover: Jet Girl. Arson, Murder And Jaywalking Tank Girl: The Rippers are a demonic army of bloodthirsty, human-eating, purse-snatchin', mutant creatures. Art Shift: 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. Artistic License - Astronomy: The impact of a comet somehow destroys so much of the Earth's water that it hasn't rained in 11 years. Bad Boss: Kesslee, Up to Eleven. 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?! Boyfriend Bluff: Tank Girl pretends that Jet Girl is her girlfriend to get Sgt. Small to leave Jet Girl alone. Bring It: Kesslee's gesture to Tank Girl's tank just before it starts firing at him. Busby Berkeley Number: Crowd Song (and dance) to Cole Porter's "Let's Do It" at Liquid Silver. Cloud Cuckoolander: Tank Girl Costume Test Montage: Tank Girl in the Liquid Silver dressing room. Crapsack World: Albeit a very wacky one. Crowd Song: Cole Porter's "Let's Do It" at Liquid Silver. Death World: Let's see, an evil Mega Corp with its own Mildly Military Elite Mooks 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. Distressed Damsel: Sam (the 10 year old girl), repeatedly. Famous Last Words: DeeTee. Fanservice Finishing Stomp: Tank Girl to the locator device on Kesslee's wrist. Flatline: Kesslee after his head is cut off. Fluffy Fashion Feathers: The brothel owner's dress with the feathers arranged like Shoulders of Doom. Gentle Giant: Booga. Girl on Girl Is Hot: Averted, Sgt. Small is disgusted when Tank Girl and Jet Girl make out. The audience, however.... Girls Behind Bars: Tank Girl and Jet Girl. Groin Attack: TG nails a Water & Power trooper with his own gun and uses a crushing grip on two male Liquid Silver dancers. A Handful for an Eye: Tank Girl to a Water and Power trooper. Hit You So Hard Your X Will Feel It: The title character tells Kesslee "I'm gonna hit you so hard, your children will be born bruised!" Hoist by His Own Petard: Kesslee's water draining device. Hologram: Kesslee's head after his operation. Hypercompetent Sidekick: 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. Idiot Ball: Tank Girl deciding to stop for a musical number in Liquid Silver instead of escaping, which leads to Sam being captured. Interspecies Romance: Human/Mutant-kangaroo-that-was-formerly-a-dog. Let's Split Up, Gang: Tank Girl and Jet Girl when they enter Liquid Silver. Magic Brakes: After Tank Girl steals the Water & Power truck. Meganekko: Jet Girl. Mismatched Eyes: Tank Girl, seen clearly when she's being lowered into The Pipe. Murderous Thighs: Tank Girl uses this to perform a Neck Snap. Musicalis Interruptus: "Let's Do It" at Liquid Silver. My Little Panzer: The Danger Ball, much to Iggy Pop's surprise. Neck Lift: Tank Girl to Jet Girl twice while inside a tank. Neck Snap: Multiple times by the Rippers and once by Tank Girl. Old Shame: Naomi Watts. Parental Incest: Tank Girl jokes that her first time was with her father. Phallic Weapon Pimped Out Dress: The brothel owner's dress with the feathers arranged like Shoulders of Doom. Pineapple Surprise: How Tank Girl kills a random mook Pre-Mortem One-Liner: Both Tank Girl and Jet Girl. Quicksand Sucks: Subverted. Those were instead the Rippers' subgates Roaring Rampage of Revenge: The Rippers after DeeTee is killed. Saharan Shipwreck Sand is Water: Tank Girl's sand shower. Screw This, I'm Outta Here: Sergeant Small Self-Destructive Charge: DeeTee during the final battle inside Water and Power. Shadow Discretion Shot: The Rippers in their initial appearances. Shout Out: to - the bucket of water falling on Kesslee's head. The Wizard of Oz Shrinking Violet: Jet Girl starts out like this. Tank Girl quickly slaps it out of her. Smoking Barrel Blowout: Jet Girl after she shoots Sergeant Small. Sorry, I'm Gay Spiteful Spit: Tank Girl to a Water & Power trooper when she's captured. Spontaneous Choreography: During the Crowd Song. Stan Winston: Designed and created the Rippers. Star Derailing Role: Lori Petty. Storming The Castle Tank Goodness Tap on the Head: Multiple examples The Dragon: Sergeant Small, to Kesslee. Truth Serum: The Rippers use nitrous oxide to try to get the truth out of Tank Girl and Jet Girl. Two Words: Obvious Trope: "I got two words for you...Brush your teeth!" Vanity License Plate: The tank has the license plate " TANK" on the back and "KNAT" on the front. We Will Meet Again: Kesslee uses the "This isn't over" variant. World of Ham 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. Ice T proudly plays a mutant kangaroo. But most of all, Malcolm McDowell 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. WATER! IS! POWER! Wrench Wench: Jet Girl You Have Failed Me: Kesslee to Captain Derouche, a subordinate who failed to stop the Rippers. Your Make Up Is Running: The Madam at Liquid Silver.