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The FP is a 2011 film directed by and starring Jason Trost and co-directed by his brother Brandon who would later go on to make All Superheroes Must Die, about two rival gangs, the 248 and the 245, fighting over one of the last few inhabitable places in a dystopian future. That place? Frazier Park, also known as the FP. Their method of combat: Beat Beat Revelation.

This movie provides examples of:

  • Bland-Name Product: The method of combat used to fight for the FP is a rip-off of DanceDanceRevolution known as Beat Beat Revelation.
  • Family Theme Naming: The characters J-TRO and B-TRO.
  • Fun with Acronyms: In this movie, "nigga" is an acronym that means Never Ignorant, Gettin' Goals Accomplished. This wasn't something invented for the movie (Tupac Shakur used it as a song title), but it hasn't really caught on, and a few reviewers have suggested that the movie uses this convention solely so that it can have white people saying the n-word.
  • How Much More Can He Take?: J-TRO is forced into playing Beat Beat Revelationwhile under the influence of a drink that was spiked with narcotics. He begins hallucinating, yet he still manages to win.
  • Initialism Title: The FP, which stands for Frazier Park, the setting.
  • Mundane Made Awesome: Two cliques in the sleepy mountain town of Frazier Park playing a video game to settle disputes is turned into an cyberpunk battle between good and evil.
  • The Place: The FP stands for Frazier Park, the setting.
  • Poke the Poodle: The heroes fight the villain because he's assumed control of the local liquor store and refuses service to people who aren't his friends. With no liquor, there are no bums, and with no bums, no one feeds the ducks.
    "How's a nigga gonna sort his shit out without ducks?!?"
  • Serious Business: Battles for gang territory are fought with a DDR-style dance game.