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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Miss Desjardin gives a pretty good one to the girls after the shower incident.
-->'''Miss Desjardin:''' I want you all to know what you did on Friday was a really nasty thing. Did you stop to think that Carrie White might have feelings? Do any of you ever ''stop to think''?! Sue? Helen? Tina? Oh, you think she’s ugly, don’t you? Well, ''you’re'' ugly. I saw just ugly all of you are Friday morning!


* KickTheDog: This adds an original scene that wasn't in the book after the shower incident. Some of the popular girls fill Carrie's locker with tampons and write "plug it up" on the door. Of course they laugh cruelly when the contents spill out in front of everyone.



* AMinorKidroduction: This film, thanks to the advance of CGI, was able to include this scene, albeit not at the very beginning.

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* AMinorKidroduction: This film, thanks to the advance of CGI, was able to include this scene, albeit not at the very beginning. The beginning does show Carrie's birth briefly.
* ModestyTowel: In the shower scene, Tina is in a towel as she's testing the water. This is because Katherine Isabelle refuses to do nudity.


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* StupidSexyFlanders: Helen goes "look at your ass!" when she sees Carrie in her prom dress.


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* TranquilFury: Patricia Clarkson portrays Margaret White this way, in contrast to Piper Laurie's LargeHam in the original.


* AdaptationExpansion: The police investigation into what Carrie did is covered in greater detail than in the book.

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The police investigation into what Carrie did is covered in greater detail than in the book.


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* HeelFaceTurn: Helen is seen as part of the GirlPosse making fun of Carrie early on - even asking Sue "is she retarded or something?" - but she ends up being nice to Carrie at the prom and even tries to stop the blood being poured. She also delivers a massive slap to Kenny when he's laughing at Carrie.


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* KickTheDog: This adds an original scene that wasn't in the book after the shower incident. Some of the popular girls fill Carrie's locker with tampons and write "plug it up" on the door. Of course they laugh cruelly when the contents spill out in front of everyone.


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* RaceLift: Sue was white in the book at original film. Here however she's played by the black Kandyse [=McClure=].

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**This is the only adaptation of the novel to add a direct confrontation scene between Chris and Carrie before the prom.


** Carrie herself, it's made quite explicit that Carrie had no idea what she was doing after the Crowning going into a trance only to awaken confused and horrified to find herself in a bathtub covered in blood. This most likely was done as the film was intended to serve as a pilot for a series based on Carrie, [[spoiler: in which after being helped by Sue in faking her death, she would go on the run and offer assistance to other latent Psychic's she would run into to prevent another Prom Night.]]

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** Carrie herself, herself; it's made quite explicit that Carrie she had no idea what she was doing after the Crowning bucket of blood was dumped on her, going into a trance trance, only to awaken confused and horrified to find after finding herself in a bathtub covered in blood. This most likely was done as the film was intended to serve as a pilot for a series based on Carrie, [[spoiler: in which after being helped by Sue in faking her death, she would go on the run and offer assistance to other latent Psychic's psychics she would run into in order to prevent another Prom Night.]]


* OnlyInFlorida: [[spoiler:Where else would a girl with PsychicPowers who [[FakingTheDead faked her death]] run and hide in? The one place where such a thing would pass for "normal."]] Justified in that [[spoiler: Sue LampShades that Florida was as far as she could take Carrie before having to return.]]

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* OnlyInFlorida: [[spoiler:Where else would a girl with PsychicPowers who [[FakingTheDead faked her death]] run and hide in? The one place where such a thing would pass for "normal."]] Justified in that [[spoiler: Sue LampShades {{lampshades}} that Florida was as far as she could take Carrie before having to return.]]


* {{Room 101}}: Carrie manages to [[SubvertedTrope make it into a refuge of sorts]] from Margaret's insanity, hiding a stash of fashion and gossip magazines in there.

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* {{Room 101}}: The closet, of course. However, in this version, Carrie manages to [[SubvertedTrope make it into a refuge of sorts]] from Margaret's insanity, hiding a stash of fashion and gossip magazines in there.



* SparedByTheAdaptation: [[spoiler:Carrie. Sue not only revives her following total immersion in the bathtub, but also keeps her hidden long enough to drive her to Florida.]]

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[[spoiler:Carrie. Sue not only revives her following total immersion in the bathtub, but also keeps her hidden long enough to drive her to Florida.]]
** [[spoiler:Miss Desjardin]], at least compared to the 1976 film. [[spoiler:While she lived in the book, she died in [[AdaptationDisplacement the more famous film adaptation]], and her survival in this version is treated as a twist.
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''Carrie'' is a MadeForTV horror film based on the novel ''Literature/{{Carrie}}'' by Creator/StephenKing, first aired on Creator/{{NBC}} in 2002. It is the second film adaptation of the novel, following the [[Film/{{Carrie 1976}} 1976 version]]. The film was intended as a backdoor pilot for a potential television series and the ending of the novel was changed accordingly, but no follow-up series was ever produced.

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''Carrie'' is a MadeForTV horror film based on the novel ''Literature/{{Carrie}}'' by Creator/StephenKing, first aired on Creator/{{NBC}} in 2002. It is the second film adaptation of the novel, following the [[Film/{{Carrie 1976}} 1976 version]]. The It is an attempt to be more faithful to the novel than the original film - notably restoring the book's AnachronicOrder structure, including famous scenes that were deleted from the [=DePalma=] film (the falling stones) and bringing characters closer to their original personalities. Ironically enough [[spoiler: the ending radically departs from the book]].

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was intended as to be a backdoor pilot PilotMovie for a potential television series ''Carrie'' TV series, but it wasn't picked up. The film stars Creator/AngelaBettis as Carrie. Patricia Clarkson, Kandyse [=McClure=], Tobias Mehler and the ending of the novel was changed accordingly, but no follow-up series was ever produced.David Keith also star.



* AdaptationalHeroism: Helen was mostly a background character in the book (as one of Sue's friends). Here she's nice to Carrie at the prom, tries to stop the blood being poured and is also seen trying to carry Tommy out while mayhem is going on.

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Helen was mostly a background character in the book (as one of Sue's friends). Here she's nice to Carrie at the prom, tries to stop the blood being poured and is also seen trying to carry Tommy out while mayhem is going on.



* AdaptationalVillainy: This time it's Tina who gets this to become Chris's BetaBitch. She also gets an AdaptationPersonalityChange to become TheDitz.
** However Tina was Chris's best friend in the book so her bitchiness was implied through the association. The only reason she's this trope is because Tina in the book didn't take an active part in the prank like she did here.

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* AdaptationalVillainy: This time it's Tina who gets this to become Chris's BetaBitch. She also gets an AdaptationPersonalityChange to become TheDitz.
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TheDitz. However Tina was Chris's best friend in the book so her bitchiness was implied through the association. The only reason she's this trope is because Tina in the book didn't take an active part in the prank like she did here.



* CompositeCharacter: Helen Shyres gets combined with Frieda Jason from the book - so she gets Frieda's scene where she's nice to Carrie at the prom.

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Helen Shyres gets combined with Frieda Jason from the book - so she gets Frieda's scene where she's nice to Carrie at the prom.prom.
** There are several nameless cops investigating the case in the book. They're all combined into one, Detective Mulcahy, in this film.
** As in the previous adaptation, Mr Morton gets combined with Mr Grayle to become the principal instead of the vice principal.



* LighterAndSofter: The shower scene. The girls merely surround Carrie's cubicle and chant "period!" at her, rather than throwing tampons.

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* LettingHerHairDown: Miss Desjardin's hair is first seen down when she attends the prom. And that's also when she has a heart-to-heart with Carrie.
* LighterAndSofter: The shower scene. The girls merely surround Carrie's cubicle and chant "period!" at her, rather than throwing tampons. This then gets subverted with an even crueller KickTheDog moment that didn't happen in the book - they fill her locker with tampons and write 'Plug It Up' on the door, embarrassing her in front of the whole school.



* TookALevelInBadass: Sue Snell. [[spoiler: after spotting a blood-spattered Carrie wandering around in shock and using her powers in a rage, she rushes to Carrie's house, revives her with CleanPrettyReliable, hides her for days, and lies to the investigators about what she did the night of the prom]]. That takes NervesOfSteel.

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* TookALevelInBadass: Sue Snell. [[spoiler: after After spotting a blood-spattered Carrie wandering around in shock and using her powers in a rage, she rushes to Carrie's house, revives her with CleanPrettyReliable, hides her for days, and lies to the investigators about what she did the night of the prom]]. That takes NervesOfSteel.


** There's also Tommy. Before the locker room prank, he stands up for Carrie by throwing a book at the head of a boy who was inappropriately taunting her.



** However Tina was Chris's best friend in the book so her bitchiness was implied through the association. The only reason she's this trope is because Tina in the book didn't take an active part in the prank like she did here.



* WhatTheHellHero:
** Tommy and [[JerkassHasAPoint Chris]] to Sue, the former about Sue participating in Carrie's bullying, and Chris for Sue attempting to be TheAtoner and coming off as a BitchInSheepsClothing. Both of these lead to Sue genuinely becoming a better person.
** Averted when [[spoiler: Carrie visits her grave, confronted with the aftermath of her actions.]] Sue assures her that it wasn't her fault, at least, not "all of it."


** A minor case with Chris, who is still a nasty villain, but is portrayed as being somewhat more remorseful than her book counterpart. She almost doesn't go through with dropping the bucket on Carrie, only yielding to pressure from Billy to do so, and she screams at him to stop when he tries to run over Carrie.



* CliffhangerCopout: [[spoiler:Miss Desjardin]] is shown hanging from the vent for dear life, the chair underneath her having fallen over. Later she is [[spoiler:being interviewed by the detective, with no explanation of how she escaped.]]



* FakingTheDead: [[spoiler:Carrie]] is compelled to do this, with the help of [[spoiler:Sue]].
* GayBravado: Roy shares a moment of this with Tommy when they meet up at the prom.
* GenkiGirl: Norma, as portrayed by Meghan Black. She is definitely the funniest character in the film.



* AMinorKidroduction: The 2002 remake, thanks to the advance of CGI, was able to include this scene, albeit not at the very beginning.

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* AMinorKidroduction: The 2002 remake, This film, thanks to the advance of CGI, was able to include this scene, albeit not at the very beginning.


* OnlyInFlorida: [[spoiler:Where else would a girl with PsychicPowers who [[FakingTheDead faked her death]] run and hide in? The one place where such a thing would pass for "normal."]] Justified in that [[spoiler: Sue and Carrie are both teenagers. Also, Sue LampShades that Florida was as far as she could take Carrie before having to return.]]

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* OnlyInFlorida: [[spoiler:Where else would a girl with PsychicPowers who [[FakingTheDead faked her death]] run and hide in? The one place where such a thing would pass for "normal."]] Justified in that [[spoiler: Sue and Carrie are both teenagers. Also, Sue LampShades that Florida was as far as she could take Carrie before having to return.]]


* OnlyInFlorida: [[spoiler:Where else would a girl with PsychicPowers who [[FakingTheDead faked her death]] run and hide in? The one place where such a thing would pass for "normal."]] Justified in that [[spoiler: Sue and Carrie are both teenagers. Also, Sue LampShades that she was limited by how far she could transport Carrie without attracting attention from the authorities. Florida was as far as she could go before returning.]]

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* OnlyInFlorida: [[spoiler:Where else would a girl with PsychicPowers who [[FakingTheDead faked her death]] run and hide in? The one place where such a thing would pass for "normal."]] Justified in that [[spoiler: Sue and Carrie are both teenagers. Also, Sue LampShades that she was limited by how far she could transport Carrie without attracting attention from the authorities. Florida was as far as she could go take Carrie before returning.having to return.]]


* EasilyForgiven: Sue forgives Carrie for [[spoiler: the prom that killed a lot of people at the school]] and says it wasn't her fault. Justified, since for more of that sequence [[spoiler: Carrie seems to be walking around in a dream state, and before her powers are activated she seems to have a seizure from the stress of being coated in pig's blood. Plus, when Sue revives Carrie, she ends up getting all of Carrie's memories. So she truly knows that it wasn't Carrie's fault... mostly.]]

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* EasilyForgiven: Sue forgives Carrie for [[spoiler: the prom that killed a lot of people at the school]] and says it wasn't her fault. Justified, since for more of that sequence [[spoiler: Carrie seems to be walking around in a dream state, and before her powers are activated she seems to have a seizure from the stress of being coated in pig's blood. Plus, when Sue revives Carrie, she ends up getting all of Carrie's memories. So she truly knows that it Carrie wasn't Carrie's fault... mostly.malicious.]]


* EasilyForgiven: Sue forgives Carrie for [[spoiler: the prom that killed a lot of people at the school]] and says it wasn't her fault. Justified, since for more of that sequence [[spoiler: Carrie seems to be walking around in a dream state, and before her powers are activated she seems to have a seizure from the stress of being coated in pig's blood.]]

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* EasilyForgiven: Sue forgives Carrie for [[spoiler: the prom that killed a lot of people at the school]] and says it wasn't her fault. Justified, since for more of that sequence [[spoiler: Carrie seems to be walking around in a dream state, and before her powers are activated she seems to have a seizure from the stress of being coated in pig's blood. Plus, when Sue revives Carrie, she ends up getting all of Carrie's memories. So she truly knows that it wasn't Carrie's fault... mostly.]]



* OnlyInFlorida: [[spoiler:Where else would a girl with PsychicPowers who [[FakingTheDead faked her death]] run and hide in? The one place where such a thing would pass for "normal."]] Justified in that [[spoiler: Sue and Carrie are both teenagers. Also, Sue LampShades that she was limited by how far she could transport Carrie without attracting attention from the authorities.]]

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* OnlyInFlorida: [[spoiler:Where else would a girl with PsychicPowers who [[FakingTheDead faked her death]] run and hide in? The one place where such a thing would pass for "normal."]] Justified in that [[spoiler: Sue and Carrie are both teenagers. Also, Sue LampShades that she was limited by how far she could transport Carrie without attracting attention from the authorities. Florida was as far as she could go before returning.]]

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** There's also Tommy. Before the locker room prank, he stands up for Carrie by throwing a book at the head of a boy who was inappropriately taunting her.

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