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* DrivenToSuicide: [=LeBay=]'s wife committed suicide in the car after the death of her daughter.

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* DrivenToSuicide: [=LeBay=]'s wife committed suicide in the car after the death of her daughter.daughter...or did she?


* CycleOfRevenge: Buddy picks on Arnie, Arnie retaliates against Buddy. Buddy pulls a knife on Arnie, which gets Buddy expelled. Buddy blames Arnie and [[DisproportionateRetribution trashes his car]]. Car regenerates itself and turns Buddy and his pals into "a scattered bundle of rags... ripped open like a laundry bag".

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* CycleOfRevenge: Buddy picks on Arnie, Arnie retaliates against Buddy. Buddy pulls a knife on Arnie, which gets Buddy expelled. Buddy blames Arnie and [[DisproportionateRetribution utterly trashes his car]]. Car regenerates itself and turns Buddy and his pals into "a scattered bundle of rags...rags ... ripped open like a laundry bag".


* CompositeCharacter: In the film, rather than buying the car from Roland [=LeBay=] and meeting his brother George later, Dennis and Arnie buy the car from George straight away.

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* CompositeCharacter: A couple of strange examples in the film. In the book, Roland sells Arnie the car, wears an old back brace, uses the word "shitter," and has a creepy personality as well as a younger brother named George who turns out to be a very kind-hearted man and tells Dennis about the car's dark history including the fact that Roland never cared about anything other than the car. Roland's wife asphyxiated herself inside it by running a hose from the exhaust pipe into the window, although it's heavily implied that Roland actually set it up to look like a suicide and killed her himself. In the film, rather than buying the creepy, "shitter" saying, back brace-wearing man who sells Arnie the car from Roland [=LeBay=] and meeting his is named George, who says he had a brother (who goes unnamed) who owned the car, cared about nothing but the car, and asphyxiated himself inside it by running a hose from the exhaust pipe into the window. So in the film, George later, Dennis is sort of 80% Roland and Arnie buy the car from George straight away.20% George, while his mysterious unnamed brother is 50% Roland and 50% Roland's wife.


* BadDreams: From the first day he sees it, Dennis Guilder is plagued by nightmares about Christine. Leigh and George [=Le=]Bay get them, too.

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* BadDreams: From the first day he sees it, Dennis Guilder is plagued by nightmares about Christine. Leigh Cabot and George [=Le=]Bay get them, too.


* BadDreams: From the first day he sees it, Dennis Guilder is plagued by nightmares about Christine. Leigh and George LeBay get them, too.

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* BadDreams: From the first day he sees it, Dennis Guilder is plagued by nightmares about Christine. Leigh and George LeBay [=Le=]Bay get them, too.


* BadDreams: From the first day he sees it, Dennis Guilder is plagued by nightmares about Christine.

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* BadDreams: From the first day he sees it, Dennis Guilder is plagued by nightmares about Christine. Leigh and George LeBay get them, too.


* AssholeVictim: Buddy Repperton and his gang, who bully Arnie (even drawing a knife on him), then later vandalize Christine, with one of them even going out of the way to shit on the dashboard, just because she belongs to Arnie. Nobody sheds many tears when Christine decides to get even.

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* AssholeVictim: Buddy Repperton and his gang, who bully Arnie (even drawing a knife on him), then later vandalize [[{{Understatement}} vandalize]] Christine, with one of them even going out of the way to shit on the dashboard, just because she belongs to Arnie. Nobody sheds many tears when Christine decides to get even.

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* SayYourPrayers: When Leigh nearly chokes to death on a hamburger, she tries to recite the Act of Contrition in her head.

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* CycleOfRevenge: Buddy picks on Arnie, Arnie retaliates against Buddy. Buddy pulls a knife on Arnie, which gets Buddy expelled. Buddy blames Arnie and [[DisproportionateRetribution trashes his car]]. Car regenerates itself and turns Buddy and his pals into "a scattered bundle of rags... ripped open like a laundry bag".

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* BadDreams: From the first day he sees it, Dennis Guilder is plagued by nightmares about Christine.


%%* ABoyAndHisX: Arnie and Christine.


* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Keith Gordon's Arnie is not ''nearly'' as unattractive as Arnie is described in the novel. For only one thing, Book!Arnie is said to have a face covered with acne, but there's not a single pimple to be seen on Movie!Arnie's mug. At most, Movie!Arnie is your standard HollywoodHomely nerd.

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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Keith Gordon's Arnie is not ''nearly'' as unattractive as Arnie is described in the novel. For only one thing, Book!Arnie is said to have a face covered with acne, but there's not a single pimple to be seen on Movie!Arnie's mug. mug. At most, worst, Movie!Arnie is your [[HollywoodHomely standard HollywoodHomely nerd.slightly undersized wimpy nerd]], but once he loses the glasses, he's not bad-looking.

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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Keith Gordon's Arnie is not ''nearly'' as unattractive as Arnie is described in the novel. For only one thing, Book!Arnie is said to have a face covered with acne, but there's not a single pimple to be seen on Movie!Arnie's mug. At most, Movie!Arnie is your standard HollywoodHomely nerd.


* KickTheDog: In the film Buddy and his gang laugh cruelly at Dennis's accident in the football game. And that's before what they do to Christine.

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* KickTheDog: In the film film, Buddy and his gang laugh cruelly at Dennis's accident in the football game. And that's before what they do to Christine.

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* KickTheDog: In the film Buddy and his gang laugh cruelly at Dennis's accident in the football game. And that's before what they do to Christine.

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