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** Some of her wording ("He gave me ''too much''. [....] We were always alone together....") implies that her father did [[ParentalIncest something]] [[RapeAsBackstory awful]] to her, but given that this is a [[GiftedlyBad Coleman Francis]] movie, there's really no way to be sure if that implication was intentional.

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** Some of her wording ("He gave me ''too much''. [....] We were always alone together....together...") implies that her father did [[ParentalIncest something]] [[RapeAsBackstory awful]] to her, but given that this is a [[GiftedlyBad Coleman Francis]] movie, there's really no way to be sure if that implication was intentional.


* SocietyMarchesOn: Skydiving practises and safety culture. The skydivers take risks which would be not tolerated today anymore.

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* SocietyMarchesOn: Skydiving practises and safety culture. The skydivers take risks which would be not tolerated today anymore. Then again, the film seems to acknowledge this, as Bob asks Pete, "What's the matter, kid? Tired of living?" (Sure, enough, Pete gets himself killed.)


* CharacterShilling: All of the men think Beth is hot, and Suzy is jealous of her.

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* CharacterShilling: All of the men think Beth is hot, and Suzy is jealous of her. She's saved from being a MarySue for at least being realistically the OnlySaneWoman and doesn't think of herself as anything special. [[invoked]]

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* CharacterShilling: All of the men think Beth is hot, and Suzy is jealous of her.


* DangerousForbiddenTechnique: Subverted. The skydivers of 1963 take risks which would be not tolerated today.

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* DangerousForbiddenTechnique: Subverted. The skydivers of 1963 take risks which would be not tolerated today. To be fair, Pete keeps asking to do wildly dangerous stunts, and ends up dying from target fixation, so the film probably foresaw the need for tighter safety precautions.



* ShownTheirWork: One point in the movie's favor: the skydiving is 100% accurate (if a bit outdated compared to today's techniques), including the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Target_fixation target fixation]] scene, which is a real danger to skydivers. (Considering the film was shot around a real skydiving school, it should be.)



* ShownTheirWork: One point in the movie's favor: the skydiving is 100% accurate (if a bit outdated compared to today's techniques), including the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Target_fixation target fixation]] scene, which is a real danger to skydivers. (Considering the film was shot around a real skydiving school, it should be.)


* SocietyMarchesOn: Skydiving practises and safety culture. The skydivers take risks which would be not tolerated today anymore. [[spoiler:Likewise, the actions in freefall and emergency procedures. Pete loses the stable position in freefall and hits the ground with canopy unopened. The correct action in such situation is to arc immediately as much as possible and extend arms, and if under 1000 m, deploy main canopy immediately.]]
* ShownTheirWork: One point in the movie's favor: the skydiving is 100% accurate, including the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Target_fixation target fixation]] scene, which is a real danger to skydivers. (Considering the film was shot around a real skydiving school, it should be.)

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* SocietyMarchesOn: Skydiving practises and safety culture. The skydivers take risks which would be not tolerated today anymore. [[spoiler:Likewise, the actions in freefall and emergency procedures. Pete loses the stable position in freefall and hits the ground with canopy unopened. The correct action in such situation is to arc immediately as much as possible and extend arms, and if under 1000 m, deploy main canopy immediately.]]
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* ShownTheirWork: One point in the movie's favor: the skydiving is 100% accurate, accurate (if a bit outdated compared to today's techniques), including the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Target_fixation target fixation]] scene, which is a real danger to skydivers. (Considering the film was shot around a real skydiving school, it should be.)

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** Some of her wording ("He gave me ''too much''. [....] We were always alone together....") implies that her father did [[ParentalIncest something]] [[RapeAsBackstory awful]] to her, but given that this is a [[GiftedlyBad Coleman Francis]] movie, there's really no way to be sure if that implication was intentional.

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* RandomEventsPlot:
-->'''Mike''': It seems they forgot to have things happen in this movie.


* BrawnHilda: The large blonde woman at the night party; she's easily twice the size of the man she's dancing with and throws him around like a Raggedy Andy doll.



* CrazyJealousGuy: When Harry sees how "close" Joe and Beth have been getting lately, he gets mighty jealous, convincing Beth that he does still love her. Their relationship actually improves from that point forward... [[spoiler:until Harry gets killed]].



* GoodAdulteryBadAdultery: Harry cheated on Beth with Suzy. Beth cheats on Harry with Joe.

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* GoodAdulteryBadAdultery: Harry cheated on Beth with Suzy. Beth cheats (sort of) on Harry with Joe. While the film paints neither affair as justified, it's worth noting that we don't know exactly what drove Harry to cheat with Suzy, since Beth is totally dedicated to him and works to maintain her marriage even in the face of Harry's borderline indifference; meanwhile, Beth's own affair with Joe (what we see of it; consists mainly of one BigDamnKiss and some flirting) was pretty much all Joe's doing.



* LoveDodecahedron: Harry is married to Beth but having an affair with Suzy, whom Frankie is in love with; meanwhile Beth flirts with Harry's war buddy Joe but remains loyal to Harry.



* RevengeBeforeReason: Suzy invents a stupid plot to kill Harry because she's angry at being jilted, pretty much. Despite the fact she's apparently wealthy and she has another man who's willing to do anything for her, while Harry has a a declining marriage and a failing three-man sport parachuting business. She has nothing to gain from his death, but she does it anyway.

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* RevengeBeforeReason: RevengeBeforeReason:
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Suzy invents a stupid plot to kill Harry because she's angry at being jilted, pretty much. Despite the fact she's apparently wealthy and she has another man who's willing to do anything for her, while Harry has a a declining marriage and a failing three-man sport parachuting business. She has nothing to gain from his death, but she does it anyway.
** It gets better. Her plan to kill Harry involves pouring acid in his parachute right before a jump... acid which she procures personally from the local apothecary (and we do mean [[SexForServices "personally"]]). Given that, after the deed is done, absolutely everyone recognizes that acid was used, it becomes hard to believe that the inevitable investigation wouldn't lead directly back to Suzy even if she hadn't been seen skulking around the hangar.



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%% * SilentCreditsSexForServices: It's implied that Suzy acquires acid from the local druggist in this manner.
* SilentCredits: The film's closing credits consist of clips of the main cast, which play out with no sound or music.


* HollywoodSkydiving: In spades. Saves an otherwise almost unwatchable film.

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* HollywoodSkydiving: In spades. Saves an otherwise almost unwatchable film. It's actually averted at one part where one schmoe suffers from target fixation that he forgets to pull his chute and smashes into the ground.


* RevengeBeforeReason: Suzy invents a stupid plot to kill Harry because she's angry at being jilted, pretty much. Despite the fact she's apparently wealthy and she has another man who's willing to do anything for her, while Harry has a stable marriage and a three-man sport parachuting business. She has nothing to gain from his death, but she does it anyway.

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* RevengeBeforeReason: Suzy invents a stupid plot to kill Harry because she's angry at being jilted, pretty much. Despite the fact she's apparently wealthy and she has another man who's willing to do anything for her, while Harry has a stable a declining marriage and a a failing three-man sport parachuting business. She has nothing to gain from his death, but she does it anyway.



* RiddleForTheAges: Why didn't Harry deploy his reserve once his main failed?[[note]]Despite Suzy making sure to sabotage both.[[/note]]


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* BetterThanSex: Pete describes skydiving that way. [[spoiler:Many skydivers in RealLife actually ''do'' think the same.]]

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* BetterThanSex: Pete describes skydiving that way. [[spoiler:Many Many skydivers in RealLife actually ''do'' think the same.]]


* RevengeBeforeReason: Suzy invents a stupid plot to kill Harry because she's angry at being jilted, pretty much. Despite the fact she's apparently wealthy and she has another man who's willing to do anything for her, while Harry has a stale marriage and a three-man sport parachuting business. She has nothing to gain from his death, but she does it anyway.

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* RevengeBeforeReason: Suzy invents a stupid plot to kill Harry because she's angry at being jilted, pretty much. Despite the fact she's apparently wealthy and she has another man who's willing to do anything for her, while Harry has a stale stable marriage and a three-man sport parachuting business. She has nothing to gain from his death, but she does it anyway.


* OldSoldier: Both Harry and Joe have served in the 11th Airborne Division in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. That formation served in the Pacific theater, [[ItsRainingMen made several combat jumps]], and was instrumental on liberating the Philippines.

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* OldSoldier: Both Harry and Joe have served in the 11th Airborne Division in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. That formation served UsefulNotes/KoreanWar. The 11th Airborne was important in determining the Pacific theater, [[ItsRainingMen made several combat jumps]], and was instrumental on liberating viability of large-scale air formations during the Philippines. Knollwood Maneuver.


* DeathFromAbove: Suzy and Frank are gunned down from the air.

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* DeathFromAbove: Suzy and Frank are gunned down shot at from the air.

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