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* Jerkass: Frankie's wife Cathy can come off as this. She's constantly nagging him and is pretty insensitive to his trauma from Vietnam. Granted, [[JerkassHasaPoint she's not wrong about Frankie needing a job and how serious their situation is]], but her constant nagging and her disregard for her husband's serious personal issues still make her come off as an insensitive jerk.

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* Jerkass: {{Jerkass}}: Frankie's wife Cathy can come off as this. She's constantly nagging him and is pretty insensitive to his trauma from Vietnam. Granted, [[JerkassHasaPoint she's not wrong about Frankie needing a job and how serious their situation is]], but her constant nagging and her disregard for her husband's serious personal issues still make her come off as an insensitive jerk.


* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:Frank decides to kill his family and then himself after failing to obtain money or food]]

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* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:Frank decides to kill his family and then himself after [[spoiler: After failing to obtain money get any food or food]]money, Frankie goes completely insane and kills his family, then commits suicide.]]


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* IndustrialGhetto: The neighborhood where Frankie and his family live.
* Jerkass: Frankie's wife Cathy can come off as this. She's constantly nagging him and is pretty insensitive to his trauma from Vietnam. Granted, [[JerkassHasaPoint she's not wrong about Frankie needing a job and how serious their situation is]], but her constant nagging and her disregard for her husband's serious personal issues still make her come off as an insensitive jerk.


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* WretchedHive: 1980s New York. Unemployment is at an all-time high, criminals, drug dealers and hookers roam the streets, and the neighborhoods are badly run-down.


An action drama film about a poor Vietnam vet who lives with a wife and a deformed baby.

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->''"I go back there every night, without fail."''
-->-- '''Frankie'''

''Combat Shock'' is a 1986
action war drama released by [[Creator/{{Troma}} Troma Entertainment]].

The
film about follows a poor disturbed Vietnam vet who lives veteran named Frankie Dunlan, whose sanity begins to slip from his life in the New York slums with a wife depraved junkies, his naggy wife, and a baby that's severely deformed baby.
from his exposure to [[https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agent_Orange&ved=0ahUKEwjn-tmc2dPjAhXhN30KHe6PBxkQFghzMA4&usg=AOvVaw3WI46I17RBFBqkgIGQH9nL Agent Orange]] during the war; all while struggling to find work to support him and his family.

The movie was released in 1986 to very mixed reviews, but has since gotten a bit of a cult status. Both the [[https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=%23&ved=0ahUKEwik5YuD3dPjAhWcJDQIHS3vDAUQxa8BCCgwAA&usg=AOvVaw0VTJzWxrN8ZFOD4xbU2nov theatrical]] and [[https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=%23&ved=0ahUKEwik5YuD3dPjAhWcJDQIHS3vDAUQxa8BCCowAQ&usg=AOvVaw0VTJzWxrN8ZFOD4xbU2nov director's cut]] can be watched on Troma's official [=YouTube=] account for free.


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* BMovie: It's a Troma film after all.


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* CreatorCameo: The voice of Frankie's deformed baby is provided by director Buddy Giovinazzo.


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* DarkerAndEdgier: Quite possibly Creator/{{Troma}}'s darkest production ever, with virtually none of the humour that characterizes the company's productions..

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* DarkerAndEdgier: Quite possibly Creator/{{Troma}}'s darkest production ever, ever made, with virtually none of the humour that characterizes the company's productions..other productions.


* DarkerAndEdgier: Quite possibly Creator/{{Troma}}'s darkest production ever.

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* DarkerAndEdgier: Quite possibly Creator/{{Troma}}'s darkest production ever.ever, with virtually none of the humour that characterizes the company's productions..



* HenpeckedHusband: One of the many torments Frankie must endure is his shrewish wife, with whom he frequently argues over his unemployment and their son's health.



* WarIsHell: Though what comes afterwards is arguably much, much worse for Frankie.

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* SoundtrackDissonance: At times, the soundtrack has the feel of a jaunty 1980s synth-pop number, in jarring contrast to the grim subject matter.
* WarIsHell: Though what comes afterwards is arguably much, much worse for Frankie.Frankie.
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* BodyHorror:The baby, who has birth defects from Agent Orange due to Frankie being exposed to it.

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* BodyHorror:The BodyHorror: The baby, who has birth defects from Agent Orange due to Frankie being exposed to it.



* DownerEnding:[[spoiler:Frank decides to kill his family and then himself after failing to obtain money or food]]
* FromBadToWorse:[[spoiler:Frankie calls his dad up for money, turns out even he's broke and has a heart condition]]
* ShellShockedVeteran:Frankie has flashbacks of being ambushed by an NVA squad and being tortured as a POW.

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* DownerEnding:[[spoiler:Frank DownerEnding: [[spoiler:Frank decides to kill his family and then himself after failing to obtain money or food]]
* FromBadToWorse:[[spoiler:Frankie FromBadToWorse: [[spoiler:Frankie calls his dad up for money, turns out even he's broke and has a heart condition]]
* ShellShockedVeteran:Frankie ShellShockedVeteran: Frankie has flashbacks of being ambushed by an NVA squad and being tortured as a POW.POW.
* WarIsHell: Though what comes afterwards is arguably much, much worse for Frankie.

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* DarkerAndEdgier: Quite possibly Creator/{{Troma}}'s darkest production ever.

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* DownerEnding:[[spoiler:Frank decides to kill his family and then himself after failing to obtain money or food]]

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