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* GagBoobs: Adam spends quite a bit of time gushing about the size of Amy Hertz's breasts.


* SilentCredits: The movie ''would'' have had this if not for the JustForFun/{{rickroll}} in the reissue, described below. The song is appropriate, however, in that [[spoiler: Adam won't give up any information about his father, who is being pursued by "Department 1-R". Listen to the lyrics with that in mind, and it becomes tragically sad.]]

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* %%* SilentCredits: The movie ''would'' have had this if not for the JustForFun/{{rickroll}} in the reissue, described below. The song is appropriate, however, in that [[spoiler: Adam won't give up any information about his father, who is being pursued by "Department 1-R". Listen to the lyrics with that in mind, and it becomes tragically sad.]]


* SilentCredits: The movie ''would'' have had this if not for the {{rickroll}} in the reissue, described below.
** RickRoll: A re-release of the film [[NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer apparently]] used Music/RickAstley's "Never Gonna Give You Up" during the end credits, perhaps to distract us from the DownerEnding. There was already SoundtrackDissonance ''before'' Rick Rolling [[HilariousInHindsight became a thing]].
** The song is appropriate, however, in that [[spoiler: Adam won't give up any information about his father, who is being pursued by "Department 1-R". Listen to the lyrics with that in mind, and it becomes tragically sad.]]

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* SilentCredits: The movie ''would'' have had this if not for the {{rickroll}} JustForFun/{{rickroll}} in the reissue, described below.
** RickRoll: A re-release of the film [[NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer apparently]] used Music/RickAstley's "Never Gonna Give You Up" during the end credits, perhaps to distract us from the DownerEnding. There was already SoundtrackDissonance ''before'' Rick Rolling [[HilariousInHindsight became a thing]].
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below. The song is appropriate, however, in that [[spoiler: Adam won't give up any information about his father, who is being pursued by "Department 1-R". Listen to the lyrics with that in mind, and it becomes tragically sad.]]


* MenInBlack: Adam describes someone as "the grey man", a government spook dressed all in grey.

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* MenInBlack: TheMenInBlack: Adam describes someone as "the grey man", a government spook dressed all in grey.

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* MacGuffin: [[spoiler: Adam is looking for his dad (who is dead.) The government is looking for "the package" and whatever info Adam is hiding.]]

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* SuspiciouslyAproposMusic: ''The Farmer In the Dell'' is the [[spoiler: Delmonte]] family's theme song. When singing it in the car, the lyrics they sing are "The farmer takes a wife", "The wife takes the child", and "The cheese stands alone".

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* OrphansOrdeal: [[spoiler: Adam, which is why he insists "I am the cheese." (The cheese stands alone.)]]


* MindScrew: [[spoiler: Nothing Adam sees or aims for on his bike ride are real, sans the characters he meets.]]

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* MindScrew: [[spoiler: Nothing Adam sees or aims for on never left the mental hospital. Instead, he is riding his bike ride are real, sans around the characters he meets.grounds, and seeing the same people each time (see And You Were There above) and stuck in a mental time loop.]]


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* UnreliableNarrator: [[spoiler: Adam never left the mental hospital. Everything is ThroughTheEyesOfMadness.]]

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* InTheEndYouAreOnYourOwn: "I am the cheese." Because...


* AwfulTruth: [[spoiler: The entire book is about the GovernmentConspiracy trying to disgorge some vital data that Adam is seriously repressing. In other words, the AwfulTruth is the MacGuffin.]]



* MyParentsAreDead: [[spoiler: Adam watched his mother die. His father escaped, but the goons mocked Adam that they "never miss" and they'll get his dad too. The entire book are the GovernmentConspiracy trying to locate Adam's father by interrogating him.]]

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* MyParentsAreDead: [[spoiler: Adam watched his mother die. His father escaped, but the goons mocked Adam that they "never miss" and they'll get his dad too. The entire book are the GovernmentConspiracy trying to locate Adam's He learns from Dr. Dupont's expression that his father by interrogating him.was killed too.]]

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* AndYouWereThere: [[spoiler: Everyone Adam talks about meeting in his bike ride to Rutterburg is at the hospital, including Mr. Harvester, Whipper and the "bullies", Luke, Arthur Hayes, and so on.]]

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* MyParentsAreDead: [[spoiler: Adam watched his mother die. His father escaped, but the goons mocked Adam that they "never miss" and they'll get his dad too. The entire book are the GovernmentConspiracy trying to locate Adam's father by interrogating him.]]

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* TruthSerum: When Adam thinks about whether to tell Brint about "the clues", Brint asks "What clues?" Adam wonders if the doctor read his mind or if the "medicine" is making him believe he is thinking when he is actually talking out loud.


** The song is appropriate, however, in that [[spoiler: Adam won't give up any information about his father, who is being pursued by "Department 1-R".

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** The song is appropriate, however, in that [[spoiler: Adam won't give up any information about his father, who is being pursued by "Department 1-R". Listen to the lyrics with that in mind, and it becomes tragically sad.]]

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** The song is appropriate, however, in that [[spoiler: Adam won't give up any information about his father, who is being pursued by "Department 1-R".

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