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* RetroactiveRecognition: Fans of the ''Music/RedHotChiliPeppers'' might recognize Razzle as Flea back when he was most notably playing bass for Music/{{Fear}}.


* AmateurCast: Director Penelope Spheeris decided it would be easier to make punks into actors than actors into punks.


* RetroactiveRecognition: Fans of the RedHotChiliPeppers might recognize Razzle as Flea back when he was most notably playing bass for Music/{{Fear}}.

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* RetroactiveRecognition: Fans of the RedHotChiliPeppers ''Music/RedHotChiliPeppers'' might recognize Razzle as Flea back when he was most notably playing bass for Music/{{Fear}}.

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* [[spoiler: SuddenDownerEnding ]]


* BrickJoke: Jack mentions Razzle capturing and taming two feral dogs in the hopes of taming them (which Jack and the others doubt he's capable of doing) shortly after picking up Evan and Joe. Later on in the film, he successfully manages to command them to sit, to which he proudly announces his success.

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* BrickJoke: Jack mentions Razzle capturing and taming two feral dogs in the hopes of taming them (which Jack and the others doubt he's capable of doing) shortly after picking up Evan and Joe. Later on in the film, he successfully manages to command them to sit, to which he proudly announces his success.

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* BaitAndSwitchComment: In the first scene at TR House, Razzle shoots a roach off of the ceiling with a slingshot, and then turns to Evan and asks if he wants "to be next"...for a haircut.


''Suburbia'' is a 1984 film, written and directed by Penelope Spheeris, about teenagers living in a punk house in Los Angeles.

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''Suburbia'' is a 1984 film, written and directed by Penelope Spheeris, Spheeris about teenagers living in a punk house in Los Angeles.



* AbusiveParents: Ethan's mother hits him and yells at him; [[spoiler: Sheila's father molested and beat her.]]
* TheAllegedCar: And ''how.''

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* AbusiveParents: Ethan's Evan's mother hits him and yells at him; him and refers to Ethan as a "pain in the ass"; [[spoiler: Sheila's father molested and beat her.]]
* TheAllegedCar: And ''how.''Jack's car, which features stencils, rust, and a mismatched door. His father (who gave him the car) later refers to it as a "trash boat".



* BookEnds: [[spoiler: The film begins and ends with a small child dying in a horrible accident.]]
* BrickJoke: Jack mentions Razzle capturing and taming two feral dogs in the hopes of taming them (which Jack and the others doubt he's capable of doing) shortly after picking up Evan and Joe. Later on in the film, he successfully manages to command them to sit, to which he proudly announces his success.



* CrapsackWorld

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* CrapsackWorldCrapsackWorld: It's telling when the TR kids mention that living in a squalid, abandoned house is the best home many of them have ever known.



* DrugsAreBad
* DueToTheDead: [[spoiler: After Sheila dies, they feel the need to do something respectful for her and end up returning her to her parents.]]

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* DrugsAreBad
DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler: Sheila.]]
* DrugsAreBad: Keef is seen either peddling drugs or being affected by them. When [[spoiler: Sheila]] intentionally overdoses on his drugs, most of the TR kids call him out over this.
* DueToTheDead: [[spoiler: After Sheila dies, they feel the need to do something respectful for her and end up returning her body to her parents.]]
* FalseFlagAttack: Of sorts. Two random guys who picked a fight with Skinner stab a bouncer at a show, and proceed to pin the knife to the flyer with the letters "TR" written in blood.
* FanDisservice: Two of the three topless scenes in the movie are this. The first is when a girl is forcefully disrobed by Skinner and the TR kids at a concert; the second is when Sheila's shirt is torn off of her by Jim and Bob when they storm the house to send them a warning. [[spoiler: The latter incident is what pushes Sheila over the edge and causes her to kill herself.
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* IAmNotMyFather: Jack and his stepdad.

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* IAmNotMyFather: Jack the punk and his stepdad.stepdad the cop.



* InitiationCeremony: Each kid who stays at TR House must be branded with a "TR" on their arm to show commitment and to prevent just anyone from crashing at the house.



* LaserGuidedKarma: [[spoiler: Ethan and Evan's mother is arrested for injuring several shoppers on felony drunk driving charges; Sheila's father is beaten at her funeral (while trying to hold the moral high ground) hard enough to send him to the hospital.]]



* RetroactiveRecognition: Fans of the RedHotChiliPeppers might recognize Razzle as Flea back when he was most notably playing bass for Music/{{Fear}}.



* ShownTheirWork: Spheeris previously directed a documentary about punks.

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* ShownTheirWork: Spheeris previously directed a documentary about punks.the Los Angeles punk scene, and the cast features actual punks from the local scene.



* WhatNowEnding

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* WhatNowEndingWhatNowEnding: [[spoiler: The TR kids successfully fight off an invasion by Jim and Bob and are seen celebrating. Cue the duo coming back around for round two, followed by Ethan getting run over and killed and Jack's father arriving too late to stop any of the aforementioned events from happening. Roll credits.]]


''Suburbia'' is a 1984 film about teenagers living in a punk house in Los Angeles. Evan and his kid brother Ethan flee their alcoholic mother and join a gang of punks called T.R. (The Rejected). A familial bond forms among them, but some of the local suburbanites are set on getting rid of them, one way or another.

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''Suburbia'' is a 1984 film film, written and directed by Penelope Spheeris, about teenagers living in a punk house in Los Angeles. Angeles.

Evan and his kid brother Ethan flee their alcoholic mother and join a gang of punks called T.R. (The Rejected). A familial bond forms among them, but some of the local suburbanites are set on getting rid of them, one way or another.


'''''Suburbia''''' is a 1984 film about teenagers living in a punk house in Los Angeles. Evan and his kid brother Ethan flee their alcoholic mother and join a gang of punks called T.R. (The Rejected). A familial bond forms among them, but some of the local suburbanites are set on getting rid of them, one way or another.

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'''''Suburbia''''' ''Suburbia'' is a 1984 film about teenagers living in a punk house in Los Angeles. Evan and his kid brother Ethan flee their alcoholic mother and join a gang of punks called T.R. (The Rejected). A familial bond forms among them, but some of the local suburbanites are set on getting rid of them, one way or another.



Suburbia is a 1984 film about teenagers living in a punk house in Los Angeles. Evan and his kid brother Ethan flee their alcoholic mother and join a gang of punks called T.R. (The Rejected). A familial bond forms among them, but some of the local suburbanites are set on getting rid of them, one way or another.

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\nSuburbia '''''Suburbia''''' is a 1984 film about teenagers living in a punk house in Los Angeles. Evan and his kid brother Ethan flee their alcoholic mother and join a gang of punks called T.R. (The Rejected). A familial bond forms among them, but some of the local suburbanites are set on getting rid of them, one way or another.


* AdultChild: Mattie and Christina are teenagers, but they want Sheila to read fairy tales to them.


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* ManChild: Mattie and Christina are teenagers, but they want Sheila to read fairy tales to them.


* WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer: For Skinner, punching things is always the answer.

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* WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer: For Skinner, punching things is always the answer.answer.
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* AdultChild: Mattie and Christina are teenagers, but they want Sheila to read fairy tales to them.



* AmateurCast

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* AmateurCastAmateurCast: Director Penelope Spheeris decided it would be easier to make punks into actors than actors into punks.



* GreyAndGrayMorality: The protagonists rob garages, vandalize storefronts, and rip a girl's clothes off at a concert. The antagonists shoot dogs and visit strip clubs while talking about family values. The protagonists are only more sympathetic because of

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* GreyAndGrayMorality: The protagonists rob garages, vandalize storefronts, and rip a girl's clothes off at a concert. The antagonists shoot dogs and visit strip clubs while talking about family values. The protagonists are only more sympathetic because of SympatheticPOV and their difficult lives.



* RealisticDictionIsUnrealistic: Completely averted, since the cast are all amateurs who talk like real teenagers.



* ShownTheirWork: Director Penelope Spheeris previously directed a documentary about punks.

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* ShownTheirWork: Director Penelope Spheeris previously directed a documentary about punks.


* CoveredWithScars: Sheila, for whom they are also PhysicalScarsPsychologicalScars.



* GreyAndGrayMorality: The protagonists rob garages, vandalize storefronts, and rip a girl's clothes off at a concert. The antagonists shoot dogs and visit strip clubs while talking about family values.
* KickTheDog / [[spoiler: TheDogBitesBack]]
* [[spoiler: KillTheCutie]]
* OnlyOneName: Keef, Skinner, and others.

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* FluffyTamer: Razzle.
* GreyAndGrayMorality: The protagonists rob garages, vandalize storefronts, and rip a girl's clothes off at a concert. The antagonists shoot dogs and visit strip clubs while talking about family values.
values. The protagonists are only more sympathetic because of
* KickTheDog / IAmNotMyFather: Jack and his stepdad.
* ImportantHaircut: Sheila and Ethan.
* KickTheDog: Jim and Bob first appear shooting dogs, including a puppy.
[[spoiler: TheDogBitesBack]]
Thanks to Razzle, TheDogBitesBack later.]]
* [[spoiler: KillTheCutie]]
KillTheCutie: Sheila and Ethan.]]
* LadyDrunk: Ethan and Evan's mother.
* OnlyOneName: Keef, Skinner, and others.Razzle...



* {{Punk}}
* ShownTheirWork

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* {{Punk}}
ScarsAreForever: Joe's objection to getting branded.
* ShownTheirWorkShownTheirWork: Director Penelope Spheeris previously directed a documentary about punks.


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* TeamDad: Jack.
* TrueCompanions
* UnusualDysphemism: "He's going to shit Twinkies!"


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* CrapsackWorld



* [[spoiler: KillTheCutie]]



* PoliceAreUseless: Justified; the cops are put in the difficult position of needing to appease Citizens against Crime while not wanting to arrest a bunch of kids who are largely the victims of circumstance.

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* PoliceAreUseless: Justified; the cops are put in the difficult position of needing to appease Citizens against Against Crime while not wanting to arrest a bunch of kids who are largely the victims of circumstance.


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* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: Solidly planted on the right end of the scale.


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* TeensAreMonsters: Citizens Against Crime thinks so, and the teens themselves don't do much to convince them otherwise.
* WhatNowEnding

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