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* FelonyMisdemeanor: Some random book at a camp goes missing, which is treated as no less than a dire emergency. One character even explicitly claims that this is ''[[UpToEleven somehow a worse crime than murder]]''.



* {{Padding}}: The majority of the movie's runtime has the detective asking people ''the exact same copypasted questions'' over and over.

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* {{Padding}}: The majority of the movie's runtime has the detective asking people ''the exact same copypasted questions'' over and over.

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* AmazingFreakingGrace: When we first meet the cook, he's heard singing "Amazing Grace" (during which the detective joins in during the 2nd half of the verse), though the cook noticeably [[ChekhovsGun substitutes the word "cook" for the word "wretch"]]; something that becomes significant with his eventual slip-up that [[spoiler:the cook took the book, and by extension was not truly a Christian]].

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* OnlySaneMan: The camp's groundskeeper. He's the only staff member who finds the whole investigation pointless, pointing out the book "will turn up" eventually, with or without the detective's help.


* HollywoodLaw: In real life, the theft of a single, ordinary book, even during a break-in, would probably not warrant a full investigation by a detective, let alone a forensic investigation. However, the actual purpose of the investigation seems to figure out which of the suspects is ''not a Christian'', which is not only less needful of a detective, but not even illegal.

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* HollywoodLaw: In real life, the theft of a single, ordinary book, even during a break-in, would probably not warrant a full investigation by a detective, let alone a forensic investigation. However, the actual purpose of the investigation this seems to figure be figuring out which of the suspects is ''not a Christian'', which is not only less needful of a detective, but not even illegal.illegal (it might be justifiable if he were a private investigator).


#The detective finds out that the suspect has some characte flaw that he thinks makes them less of a Christian

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#The detective finds out that the suspect he's questioning has some characte character flaw that he thinks makes them less of a Christian

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* CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot: The camp director gets another copy of the stolen book from the town's Christian bookstore, making the whole investigation pretty moot.


-->'''Camp Director:''' When I came over to my desk, I noticed it: the book was gone?

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-->'''Camp Director:''' When I came over to my desk, I noticed it: the book was gone?gone.

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* BrokenRecord: Some lines of dialogue tend to get repeated even within ''the same conversations'':
-->'''Camp Director:''' When I came over to my desk, I noticed it: the book was gone?
-->'''Detective:''' The book was gone?
-->'''Camp Director:''' The book was gone.


* HollywoodLaw: In real life, the theft of a single, ordinary book, even during a break-in, would probably not warrant a full investigation by a detective, let alone a forensic investigation.

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* HollywoodLaw: In real life, the theft of a single, ordinary book, even during a break-in, would probably not warrant a full investigation by a detective, let alone a forensic investigation. However, the actual purpose of the investigation seems to figure out which of the suspects is ''not a Christian'', which is not only less needful of a detective, but not even illegal.



-->'''Detctive:''' This is no small matter we're dealing with here. We're not talking about trespassing, robbery or even murder; we're dealing with a crime much more serious than that. When any person doesn't give their life to Jesus, they go down as committing... '''The Crime of the Age'''.

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-->'''Detctive:''' -->'''Detective:''' This is no small matter we're dealing with here. We're not talking about trespassing, robbery or even murder; we're dealing with a crime much more serious than that. When any person doesn't give their life to Jesus, they go down as committing... '''The Crime of the Age'''.


* BreakingTheFourthWall: The ending, when the detective

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* BreakingTheFourthWall: The ending, when the detectivedetective addresses the audience.


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* TitleDrop: The detective's line at the crime scene in the beginning:
-->'''Detctive:''' This is no small matter we're dealing with here. We're not talking about trespassing, robbery or even murder; we're dealing with a crime much more serious than that. When any person doesn't give their life to Jesus, they go down as committing... '''The Crime of the Age'''.


The detective then joins the camp employees for a dinner where carrots are served. The six people he questioned all take a carrot, but put it back to avoid incriminating themselves. However, the camp director takes one. Later, the director gets the detective another copy of the stolen book. When he reads it, he figures out who the book thief is.



* BreakingTheFourthWall

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* BreakingTheFourthWallBreakingTheFourthWall: The ending, when the detective



* TheReveal: [[spoiler:The cook]] took the book.

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* TheReveal: [[spoiler:The cook]] took is the book.thief.

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