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* ChildImmortality: [[spoiler: Averted with Amanda, who dies at the end of the film alongside Steve in a car crash. An alternate ending played this straight, as it's exactly the same as the ending of the film except that it shows Steve and Amanda narrowly avoid hitting the semi-trailer truck at the end and actually managing to escape]].


%%* TheGuardians


* EveryCarIsAPinto: Ray's car explodes almost immidietly.

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* EveryCarIsAPinto: Ray's car explodes almost immidietly.immediately.



* NothingExcitingEverHappensHere: Subverted. Rockwell Falls seems rather quiet, but its habitants think that they owe that to keeping the population at the same number (436), and do some nasty things to do so.

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* NothingExcitingEverHappensHere: Subverted. Rockwell Falls seems rather quiet, but its habitants inhabitants think that they owe that to keeping the population at the same number (436), and do some nasty things to do so.


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%%* ChildImmortality: Averted with Amanda.

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%%* * ChildImmortality: [[spoiler: Averted with Amanda.Amanda, who dies at the end of the film alongside Steve in a car crash. An alternate ending played this straight, as it's exactly the same as the ending of the film except that it shows Steve and Amanda narrowly avoid hitting the semi-trailer truck at the end and actually managing to escape]].
* TheChosenOne: Non-heroic example: The festival host is clearly treated as this, and the woman seen to be chosen as one is seemingly willing of doing her duty. It's just that her duty is to be executed to keep the population at 436.



%%* DidNotGetTheGirl:Steve.

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%%* DidNotGetTheGirl:Steve.* TheCuckoolanderWasRight: Looks like the town is mysterious.



%%* DisappearedDad: Ray, Amanda's father.
* DistractedByTheSexy: Sort of. Steve was looking at the girl and then she fell off of horse.

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%%* * DidNotGetTheGirl: Steve and Courtney do not end together due to [[spoiler: Courtney being lobotomized]].
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DisappearedDad: Ray, Amanda's father.
father, died at the exact same time of her birth.
* DistractedByTheSexy: Sort of. Steve was looking at the a girl and on a horse, then she fell off of the horse.



%%* FatalFamilyPhoto: Steve's photo of his family.
* FateWorseThanDeath: Kourtney who was lobotomized.

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%%* * FatalFamilyPhoto: Steve's [[spoiler:Steve]]'s photo of his family.
family becomes this when he dies at the end of the film.
* FateWorseThanDeath: Kourtney The fate of those who was lobotomized.are subjected to lobotomy to keep them from leaving Rockwell Falls, [[spoiler:including Courtney at the end]].



%%* GoodWithNumbers: Steve
* HorsingAround: The horse throws off,
* HotPursuit: Police officer chases Ray.
* {{Lobotomy}}: What they did to Kourtney.
* LotteryOfDoom: Lottery to choose the next harvest host.
* NotInKansasAnymore: Steve says this.
%%* NothingExcitingEverHappensHere: Rockfalls
* PlotDrivenBreakdown: Steve has a flat tire.
%%* PopulationControl
%%* ReligionOfEvil
%%* SelfFulfillingProphecy
%%* SceneryPorn
* ScreamingBirth: Kathy gives one at the very beginning of the movie.
%%* TheChosen: Festival host.
* TheCuckoolanderWasRight: Looks like the town is mysterious.

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%%* * GoodWithNumbers: Steve
* HorsingAround: The horse throws off,
* HotPursuit: Police officer chases Ray.
* {{Lobotomy}}: What they did to Kourtney.
* LotteryOfDoom: Lottery to choose the next harvest host.
* NotInKansasAnymore: Steve says this.
%%* NothingExcitingEverHappensHere: Rockfalls
* PlotDrivenBreakdown:
Steve has a flat tire.
%%* PopulationControl
%%* ReligionOfEvil
%%* SelfFulfillingProphecy
%%* SceneryPorn
* ScreamingBirth: Kathy gives one at the very beginning of the movie.
%%* TheChosen: Festival host.
* TheCuckoolanderWasRight: Looks like the town is mysterious.
talent for this, as befitting a Census Bureau researcher.



%%* TheHeroDies
%%* TheProphecy

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%%* TheHeroDies
%%* TheProphecy
* TheHeroDies: [[spoiler: Steve dies at the end of the film. Averted in an alternate ending that has him narrowly survive]].
* HorsingAround: A horse throws off a woman at the beginning of the film.
* HotPursuit: The police officer engages in this at the beginning when he chases Ray.
* {{Lobotomy}}: Anyone who expresses a desire to leave Rockwell Falls is treated for the "fever", and in extreme cases, subjected to this. In the end, this is what they did to [[spoiler:Courtney]].



* ThereAreNoCoincidences: The locals don't believe that Mrs Syde got sick for no reason on that same day when Steve came to the town.

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* LotteryOfDoom: Rockwell Falls organizes a lottery to choose the next harvest host.
* NotInKansasAnymore: Steve says this word for word once he arrives at Rockwell Falls.
* NothingExcitingEverHappensHere: Subverted. Rockwell Falls seems rather quiet, but its habitants think that they owe that to keeping the population at the same number (436), and do some nasty things to do so.
* PlotDrivenBreakdown: Steve's vehicle hits a pothole and bursts two tires, which is what drives him to Rockwell Falls.
* PopulationControl: The townspeople of Rockwell Falls attach a mystical importance to the number 436 and are willing to go to extreme lengths to keep the population at exactly that number, including executing surplus residents.
%%* TheProphecy
* ReligionOfEvil: The people of Rockwell Falls have a nebulous belief system that combines Biblical numerology with ritual sacrifices to keep their population at exactly 436.
%%* SelfFulfillingProphecy
%%* SceneryPorn
* ScreamingBirth: Kathy gives one at the very beginning of the movie.
* ThereAreNoCoincidences: The locals don't believe that Mrs Mrs. Syde got sick for no reason on that same day when Steve came to the town.


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* ChildImmortality: Averted with Amanda.
* ClosedCircle
* DidNotGetTheGirl:Steve.
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: Ray.
* DisappearedDad: Ray, Amanda's father.

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* %%* ChildImmortality: Averted with Amanda.
* %%* ClosedCircle
* %%* DidNotGetTheGirl:Steve.
* %%* CruelAndUnusualDeath: Ray.
* %%* DisappearedDad: Ray, Amanda's father.



* DueToTheDead: Ray's funeral.

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* %%* DueToTheDead: Ray's funeral.



* FatalFamilyPhoto: Steve's photo of his family.

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* %%* FatalFamilyPhoto: Steve's photo of his family.



* GoodWithNumbers: Steve

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* %%* GoodWithNumbers: Steve



* NothingExcitingEverHappensHere: Rockfalls

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* %%* NothingExcitingEverHappensHere: Rockfalls



* PopulationControl
* ReligionOfEvil
* SelfFulfillingProphecy
* SceneryPorn

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* %%* PopulationControl
* %%* ReligionOfEvil
* %%* SelfFulfillingProphecy
* %%* SceneryPorn



* The Chosen: Festival host.

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* The Chosen: %%* TheChosen: Festival host.



* TheGuardians
* TheHeroDies
* TheProphecy

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* %%* TheGuardians
* %%* TheHeroDies
* %%* TheProphecy



* YouLookLikeYouveSeenAGhost

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* YouLookLikeYouveSeenAGhost%%* YouLookLikeYouveSeenAGhost
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* ShockTherapy: How they treat Steve.



* TheFewer


* DidntGetTheGirl:Steve.

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* DidntGetTheGirl:Steve.DidNotGetTheGirl:Steve.



* FateWorseThenDeath: Kourtney who was lobotomized.

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* FateWorseThenDeath: FateWorseThanDeath: Kourtney who was lobotomized.



* Lobotomy: What they did to Kourtney.
* Nosebleed: Betsy.

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* Lobotomy: {{Lobotomy}}: What they did to Kourtney.
* Nosebleed: LotteryOfDoom: Lottery to choose the next harvest host.
* {{Nosebleed}}:
Betsy.



* TheLotteryOfDoom: Lottery to choose the next harvest host.



* You Look Like You've Seen a Ghost

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* You Look Like You've Seen a GhostYouLookLikeYouveSeenAGhost


* ArcNumbers: 436, the number of people in the town.

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* ArcNumbers: ArcNumber: 436, the number of people in the town.



* ChildAbuse:Amanda.



* Didn'tGetTheGirl:Steve.

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* Didn'tGetTheGirl:Steve.DidntGetTheGirl:Steve.

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!!'''This film contains examples of:'''

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''Population 436'' is a 2006 direct to video thriller film. Steve Kandy (Jeremy Sisto) is a census taker who is sent to a small town called Rockwell Falls. This town seems like the best place on Earth but for some reason the town's population has always stayed at 436.

* ActionPrologue: Ray's death and Kathy's giving birth.
* ArcNumbers: 436, the number of people in the town.
* BeYourself: Steve's advice to Bobby.
* BirthDeathJuxtaposition: Ray dies in a car explosion and Kathy's baby is born at the same time.
* CellPhonesAreUseless: Steve's cellphone has no reception when he's in Rockwell Falls.
* ChildAbuse:Amanda.
* ChildImmortality: Averted with Amanda.
* ClosedCircle
* Didn'tGetTheGirl:Steve.
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: Ray.
* DisappearedDad: Ray, Amanda's father.
* DistractedByTheSexy: Sort of. Steve was looking at the girl and then she fell off of horse.
* DueToTheDead: Ray's funeral.
* EveryCarIsAPinto: Ray's car explodes almost immidietly.
* FatalFamilyPhoto: Steve's photo of his family.
* FateWorseThenDeath: Kourtney who was lobotomized.
* ForgedMessage: Steve's letter to the census Bureau.
* GlassesPull: The sheriff does this when he is told that Steve is from the Census Bureau.
* GoodWithNumbers: Steve
* HorsingAround: The horse throws off,
* HotPursuit: Police officer chases Ray.
* Lobotomy: What they did to Kourtney.
* Nosebleed: Betsy.
* NotInKansasAnymore: Steve says this.
* NothingExcitingEverHappensHere: Rockfalls
* PlotDrivenBreakdown: Steve has a flat tire.
* PopulationControl
* ReligionOfEvil
* SelfFulfillingProphecy
* SceneryPorn
* ScreamingBirth: Kathy gives one at the very beginning of the movie.
* ShockTherapy: How they treat Steve.
* The Chosen: Festival host.
* TheCuckoolanderWasRight: Looks like the town is mysterious.
* TheFewer
* TheGuardians
* TheHeroDies
* TheProphecy
* TheLotteryOfDoom: Lottery to choose the next harvest host.
* TheLostLenore: Steve's wife and daughter who died in an accident.
* ThereAreNoCoincidences: The locals don't believe that Mrs Syde got sick for no reason on that same day when Steve came to the town.
* You Look Like You've Seen a Ghost

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