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* ChekhovsGun: [[spoiler: Th custodian's shotgun comes back into play at the end, when Jim finally turns the tables on the criminals]].

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* ChekhovsGun: [[spoiler: Th [[spoiler:The custodian's shotgun comes back into play at the end, end when Jim finally turns the tables on the criminals]].



* ProductPlacement: This could be the poster child for this trope. The film is set primarily in a Target department store, with store logos and copious amounts of product visible in virtually every scene. And several sequences basically add up to saying, "Look at all the cool stuff you can do in our stores, including romancing Jennifer Connelly."
* TheSlacker: Jim pretty much is one at the start of the film, who doesn't care much what type of job he has. Even when he's fired from his job at the start of the movie, he doesn't care much about finding another one. Only when his father gets him an interview at Target does he land the position of overnight janitor.
* StupidCrooks: Lets just say that Nestor and Gil, the two robbers, aren't the brightest bulbs in the bunch.

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* ProductPlacement: This could be the poster child for this trope. The film is set primarily in a Target department store, with store logos and copious amounts of product products visible in virtually every scene. And several sequences basically add up to saying, "Look at all the cool stuff you can do in our stores, including romancing Jennifer Connelly."
* TheSlacker: Jim pretty much is one at the start of the film, who doesn't care much about what type of job he has. Even when he's fired from his job at the start of the movie, he doesn't care much about finding another one. Only when his father gets him an interview at Target does he land the position of an overnight janitor.
* StupidCrooks: Lets Let's just say that Nestor and Gil, the two robbers, aren't the brightest bulbs in the bunch.


''Career Opportunities'' is a 1991 romantic comedy written & produced by Creator/JohnHughes, and starring Creator/FrankWhaley and Creator/JenniferConnelly, and co-stars Creator/DermotMulroney & his brother Kieran, John M. Jackson, Noble Willingham, Jenny O'Hara, Barry Corbin, and Creator/WilliamForsythe.

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''Career Opportunities'' is a 1991 romantic comedy written & produced by Creator/JohnHughes, and starring Creator/FrankWhaley and Creator/JenniferConnelly, and co-stars Creator/DermotMulroney & his brother Kieran, John M. Jackson, Noble Willingham, Jenny O'Hara, Barry Corbin, Creator/NobleWillingham, Creator/JennyOHara, Creator/BarryCorbin, and Creator/WilliamForsythe.


* TheSlacker: Jim pretty much is one at the start of the film, who doesn't care much what type of job he has. Even when he's fired from his job at the start of the movie, he doesn't care much about finding another one. Only after his father gets him an interview for Target lands him the position of the overnight janitor.

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* TheSlacker: Jim pretty much is one at the start of the film, who doesn't care much what type of job he has. Even when he's fired from his job at the start of the movie, he doesn't care much about finding another one. Only after when his father gets him an interview for at Target lands him does he land the position of the overnight janitor.


* AbusiveParent: Josie's father occasionally beats her.



* ChekhovsGun: [[spoiler: Th custodian's shotgun comes back into play at the end, when Jim finally turns the tables on the criminals]].



* HeadTurningBeauty: Most men's reactions to Josie.
* JerkJock: Jim's principal recollections of high school are of receiving wedgies from guys like this.



* VaporWear: Jennifer Connelly spends the whole movie wearing a white tank top with nothing underneath.


''Career Opportunities'' is a 1991 romantic comedy written & produced by Creator/JohnHughes, and starring Creator/FrankWhaley and Creator/JenniferConnelly, and co-stars Creator/DermotMulroney, John M. Jackson, Noble Willingham, Jenny O'Hara, Barry Corbin, and Creator/WilliamForsythe.

Jim Dodge, a persuasive but irresponsible kid, lands a job as an overnight janitor at a local Target store. One evening after hours, he finds himself alone with the affluent but mistreated Josie [=McClellan=].

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[[caption-width-right:344:''[[{{Tagline}} He took the job that no one wanted...and got the girl that everyone did]].'']]

''Career Opportunities'' is a 1991 romantic comedy written & produced by Creator/JohnHughes, and starring Creator/FrankWhaley and Creator/JenniferConnelly, and co-stars Creator/DermotMulroney, Creator/DermotMulroney & his brother Kieran, John M. Jackson, Noble Willingham, Jenny O'Hara, Barry Corbin, and Creator/WilliamForsythe.

Jim Dodge, a persuasive but irresponsible kid, lands a job as an overnight janitor at a local Target store. One evening after hours, he finds himself alone with stuck inside the store, cleaning up, and bumping into affluent but mistreated Josie [=McClellan=].
[=McClellan=], a childhood crush. The pair get to know each other all night, with their night capping off with two robbers looking to rob the Target and the both of them still stuck inside.






* TheCameo: Per the norm with Hughes film, this film has an uncredited cameo from Hughes regular Creator/JohnCandy, playing C.D. Marsh, the manager of the Target store.
* {{Expy}}: Whaley said Jim was "a little akin to Ferris Bueller." Right down to him BreakingTheFourthWall at the start, only for the viewers to see he was talking to dogs.
* MsFanservice: Jennifer Connelly walks around in skin-tight clothing and a white tank top.
* ProductPlacement: This could be the poster child for this trope. The film is set primarily in a Target department store, with store logos and copious amounts of product visible in virtually every scene. And several sequences basically add up to saying "look at all the cool stuff you can do in our stores, including romancing Jennifer Connelly."

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* TheCameo: Per the norm with a Hughes film, this film has an uncredited cameo from Hughes regular Creator/JohnCandy, playing C.D. Marsh, the manager of the Target store.
* DysfunctionalFamily: The Dodge and [=McClellan=] families are pretty dysfunctional, to say the least. Jim and his sister bicker, though his parents do support him. However, Josie and her father argue the bulk of the time they have together.
* {{Expy}}: Whaley has said Jim was "a little akin to Ferris Bueller." Right This is true in his opening scene, right down to him BreakingTheFourthWall at the start, only for the viewers to see he was talking to dogs.
* MsFanservice: Throughout the movie, Jennifer Connelly walks around in skin-tight clothing and a white tank top.
* ProductPlacement: This could be the poster child for this trope. The film is set primarily in a Target department store, with store logos and copious amounts of product visible in virtually every scene. And several sequences basically add up to saying "look saying, "Look at all the cool stuff you can do in our stores, including romancing Jennifer Connelly."

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''Career Opportunities'' is a 1991 romantic comedy written & produced by Creator/JohnHughes, and starring Creator/FrankWhaley and Creator/JenniferConnelly, and co-stars Creator/DermotMulroney, John M. Jackson, Noble Willingham, Jenny O'Hara, Barry Corbin, and Creator/WilliamForsythe.

Jim Dodge, a persuasive but irresponsible kid, lands a job as an overnight janitor at a local Target store. One evening after hours, he finds himself alone with the affluent but mistreated Josie [=McClellan=].

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* TheCameo: Per the norm with Hughes film, this film has an uncredited cameo from Hughes regular Creator/JohnCandy, playing C.D. Marsh, the manager of the Target store.
* {{Expy}}: Whaley said Jim was "a little akin to Ferris Bueller." Right down to him BreakingTheFourthWall at the start, only for the viewers to see he was talking to dogs.
* MsFanservice: Jennifer Connelly walks around in skin-tight clothing and a white tank top.
* ProductPlacement: This could be the poster child for this trope. The film is set primarily in a Target department store, with store logos and copious amounts of product visible in virtually every scene. And several sequences basically add up to saying "look at all the cool stuff you can do in our stores, including romancing Jennifer Connelly."
* TheSlacker: Jim pretty much is one at the start of the film, who doesn't care much what type of job he has. Even when he's fired from his job at the start of the movie, he doesn't care much about finding another one. Only after his father gets him an interview for Target lands him the position of the overnight janitor.
* StupidCrooks: Lets just say that Nestor and Gil, the two robbers, aren't the brightest bulbs in the bunch.
* VaporWear: Jennifer Connelly spends the whole movie wearing a white tank top with nothing underneath.
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