History Film / AFistfulOfDynamite

1st Jun '16 12:23:03 AM benda
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* ThrowDownTheBomblet: Joh, aw yeah. It was called "A Fistful of Dnamite" for a reason.

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* ThrowDownTheBomblet: Joh, John, aw yeah. It was called "A Fistful of Dnamite" Dynamite" in the US for a reason.



* WeHardlyKnewYe: Don Jaime the governor, and revolutionary General Santerna ([[AllThereInTheManual who isn't even named]])

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* WeHardlyKnewYe: Don Jaime the governor, and revolutionary General Santerna ([[AllThereInTheManual who isn't even named]])named]]).
1st Jun '16 12:22:14 AM benda
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* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Dr. Villiega]] gives one, in order to make up for his betrayal.

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* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Dr. Villiega]] Villega]] gives one, in order to make up for his betrayal.



--> '''John''': I don't judge, [[spoiler: Villiega]]. I did that... only once in my life.

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--> '''John''': I don't judge, [[spoiler: Villiega]].Villega]]. I did that... only once in my life.
1st Jun '16 12:02:38 AM benda
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* OneSteveLimit: Technically averted with John, Juan and Sean (which are English, Spanish and Irish variations of the same name). In fact, since the name of John's late Irish friend (Sean Nolan) [[AllThereInTheManual is not revealed in the film itself]], it's perfectly possible to assume that "Sean" of Ennio Morricone's score refers to John Mallory (who's probably Irish himself).

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* OneSteveLimit: Technically averted with John, Juan and Sean (which are English, Spanish and Irish variations of the same name). In fact, since the name of John's late Irish friend (Sean Nolan) [[AllThereInTheManual is not revealed in the film itself]], so it's perfectly possible to assume that "Sean" of Ennio Morricone's score refers to John Mallory (who's probably Irish himself).as well).
31st May '16 10:58:45 PM benda
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* OneSteveLimit: Technically averted with John, Juan and Sean (which are all variations of the same name).

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* OneSteveLimit: Technically averted with John, Juan and Sean (which are all English, Spanish and Irish variations of the same name).name). In fact, since the name of John's late Irish friend (Sean Nolan) [[AllThereInTheManual is not revealed in the film itself]], it's perfectly possible to assume that "Sean" of Ennio Morricone's score refers to John Mallory (who's probably Irish himself).
31st May '16 6:18:17 PM benda
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* DownerEnding: Depending on how you look at it.

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* DownerEnding: Depending on how you look at it.[[spoiler: John is definitely dead, and Juan, having lost his whole family and his newly-made best friend, seems to be a completely broken man]].



* The Hero Dies: [[spoiler: John is fatally wounded during the film's final battle before deciding to go out on his own terms]].



* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: John is fatally wounded during the film's final battle before deciding to go out with a bang]]. [[spoiler:Dr. Villiega]] also gives one, in order to make up for his betrayal.

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* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: John is fatally wounded during the film's final battle before deciding to go out with a bang]]. [[spoiler:Dr. Villiega]] also gives one, in order to make up for his betrayal.



* JudgeJuryAndExecutioner: John Mallory acts as this to [[spoiler: Sean Nolan, deciding his fate on the spot when he attempts to have him arrested by British forces]]. It's [[ImpliedTrope heavily implied]] John [[spoiler:feels a great deal of guilt over judging his old friend so harshly]].
--> '''John''': I don't judge , Villiega. I did that...only once in my life

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* JudgeJuryAndExecutioner: John Mallory acts as this to [[spoiler: Sean Nolan, deciding his fate on the spot when he attempts to have him arrested by British forces]]. It's [[ImpliedTrope heavily implied]] John [[spoiler:feels a great deal of guilt over judging his old friend so harshly]].
harshly]], which becomes a plot point later in the movie.
--> '''John''': I don't judge , Villiega.judge, [[spoiler: Villiega]]. I did that... only once in my lifelife.



* TheMole: [[spoiler: Sean Nolan. John's best friend and fellow Irish nationalist is revealed through flashbacks to be the reason he is on the run from the British for murder]].

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* TheMole: [[spoiler: Sean Nolan. John's best friend and fellow Irish nationalist is revealed through flashbacks to be the reason he is on the run from the British for murder]].murder. See also LoveTriangle and TortureAlwaysWorks]].



* NotInThisForYourRevolution: Juan. At least in the beginning before he's dragged into the revolution anyway. He's only after money initially.

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* NotInThisForYourRevolution: Juan. At least in the beginning before he's dragged into the revolution anyway. He's only after money initially. And it's implied he's got literally nothing to fight for after the ending.
* NotSoDifferent: The first action the revolutionary army takes after gaining control over some Mexican city? Execution of the government-led soldiers.



* OneSteveLimit: Technically averted with John and Juan (i.e. John)

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* OneSteveLimit: Technically averted with John and John, Juan (i.e. John)and Sean (which are all variations of the same name).



* RapeasComedy: The way in which Juan's punishment of the rich white woman at the beginning of the film is presented.
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler: Dr. Villega]].

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* RapeasComedy: RapeAsComedy: The way in which Juan's punishment of the rich white woman at the beginning of the film is presented.
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] by [[spoiler: Dr. Villega]].



--> "When I go, I'm taking half this country with me"

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--> "When ''Mallory'': When I go, I'm taking half this country with me"me.



* ThrowDownTheBomblet: John. Aw yeah.

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* ThrowDownTheBomblet: John. Aw yeah.Joh, aw yeah. It was called "A Fistful of Dnamite" for a reason.
26th May '16 12:43:10 PM Morgenthaler
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* BlondGuysAreEvil: Colonel Reza.
20th May '16 6:22:22 AM WillBGood
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* MundaneMadeAwesome: Reza has two scenes--one where he sucks and egg and one where he brushes his teeth--with far more aggression and menace than are even remotely required.

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* MundaneMadeAwesome: Reza has two scenes--one where he sucks and an egg and one where he brushes his teeth--with far more aggression and menace than are even remotely required.
20th May '16 6:19:00 AM WillBGood
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* BecomingtheMask: Slowly but surely, Juan starts to become the revolutionary hero he was tricked into becoming, and only starts to actually care about the revolutionary cause after [[spoiler: Col. Reza and his soldiers massacre his entire bandit gang, including his six children.]]
* {{BFG}}: The big ass machine guns used at San Hoglay.

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* BecomingtheMask: BecomingTheMask: Slowly but surely, Juan starts to become the revolutionary hero he was tricked into becoming, and only starts to actually care about the revolutionary cause after [[spoiler: Col. Reza and his soldiers massacre his entire bandit gang, including his six children.]]
* {{BFG}}: The big ass big-ass machine guns used at San Hoglay.
12th May '16 6:10:25 PM MorganBaines
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* RewardedAsATraitorDeserves: Played straight and averted. [[spoiler: John responds to his best friend Sean's treachery with extreme shotgun toting prejudice. However when faced with a very simular situation with Dr. Villega, he shows mercy implying regret over having "judged a man once" in the past]].
27th Apr '16 11:18:00 AM TheHestinator
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* MohsScaleOfViolenceHardness: It rates a 7, primarily due to [[spoiler:the blood spurting out of the two British soldiers that John Mallory (James Coburn) shoots in the pub in slow-motion and the blood oozing out of the bullet hole on Sean Nolan's (David Warbeck) bare forehead as he slowly dies. Oh, yeah, there's also hundreds of people being massacred by firing squad]].
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