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4th Aug '16 6:10:31 PM SunGuyThe3rd
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* WouldHurtAChild: A little girl gets shot by one of the crooks at the beginning. Given [[BodyHorror the consequences of violence]] in this film, it's a good thing [[GoryDiscretionShot the camera cuts away at that moment.]]
21st Jul '16 9:58:29 AM Taskmaster123
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* TooDumbToLive: Carl Fogerty is so fucking stupid, you'd think Tom took out a double scoop of his brains in addition to blinding him in one eye. Show up at the house of someone you know is extremely dangerous with only two other men? Check. Tell one of your men to approach within an arm's length of said extremely dangerous person in order to take him prisoner? Check. Turn your back on this dangerous person, assuming everything is going to go according to plan and he won't resist being taken captive? Check. Lose both your mooks because you're too stupid to think someone won't fight for their life? Check. Get extremely lucky and wound your enemy, gain the advantage, then run your mouth making sure you get the last word, giving the man's son all the time in the world to walk up behind you completely unnoticed and blow you in two with a double-barreled shotgun? Check. Fucking A, Carl. It's amazing your own organization didn't get fed up with stupidity and drown you in a toilet years ago.
15th Jul '16 9:01:32 AM Taskmaster123
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* GroinAttack: The first move Jack makes when he finally snaps from being bullied is to attempt an eighty-yard field goal with one of the asshole's balls, and ''he fucking splits the uprights.'' It's worth noting that afterwards, that bully is completely out of the action. A solid groin attack is ''incapacitating.''
15th Jul '16 8:55:17 AM Taskmaster123
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* ArtisticLicenseLaw: Tom is worried about the families of the two bullies his son beat up suing his family, but any decent lawyer could easily come up with a pattern of the two bullies harassing Jack, witnesses who could attest that the two bullies attacked him first in the hallway (watch the scene, both of them shoved him around first. Once from behind when he was completely unaware, and once more when he tried to leave), and that Jack tried several times to walk away. Any case the families brought would be thrown out, and Tom actually has grounds to both press charges against the bullies ''and'' sue their families, because they were the aggressors. Additionally, he also has grounds to sue the school district for not stepping in to stop the bullying.
8th Jul '16 12:29:43 PM sturmovik
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* DoubleMeaningTitle: Does it refer to the main character's own history of violence, or is it about how violence perpetuates through history?
28th Jun '16 12:58:54 PM Someoneman
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* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: Jack gives one of these to a JerkJock who had been making his life hell after he learns more about who his father might be. He ends up hospitalizing the poor [[AssholeVictim jackass]].
** Correction. Jack actually hospitalises ''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome both]]'' of them!

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* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: Jack gives one of these to a JerkJock who had been making his life hell after he learns more about who his father might be. He ends up hospitalizing the poor [[AssholeVictim jackass]].
** Correction. Jack actually hospitalises ''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome both]]'' of them!
jackass]] as well as his father.
19th May '16 2:19:31 PM Prfnoff
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* AxCrazy: This was Joey in a [[{{Pun}} nutshell]]; he [[spoiler: tore up Fogarty's face and blinded his left eye with '''barbed wire'''.]]
** They didn't call him "Crazy Fuckin' Joey" for no good reason.

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* AxCrazy: This was Joey in a [[{{Pun}} nutshell]]; he [[spoiler: tore up Fogarty's face and blinded his left eye with '''barbed wire'''.]]
** They
]] Even other hardened criminals were afraid of him; they didn't call him "Crazy Fuckin' Joey" for no good reason.



* BadAss: Joey Cusack, to the point that even other hardened criminals were afraid of him. His nickname apparently was "Crazy Fuckin' Joey".
19th May '16 2:18:33 PM Prfnoff
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'''''A History of Violence''''' is a 2005 crime thriller directed by Creator/DavidCronenberg and written by Josh Olson, based on a 1997 GraphicNovel by John Wagner and Vince Locke.

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'''''A ''A History of Violence''''' Violence'' is a 2005 crime thriller directed by Creator/DavidCronenberg and written by Josh Olson, based on a 1997 GraphicNovel by John Wagner and Vince Locke.
7th Nov '15 2:27:21 PM FromtheWordsofBR
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Holds the distinction of being the penultimate Hollywood film released on [[UsefulNotes/{{VCR}} VHS]].

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Holds the distinction of being the penultimate Hollywood film released on [[UsefulNotes/{{VCR}} VHS]].
VHS]]. Contrary to what some sources say, it actually wasn't the last--that honor actually goes to a Disney Movie Club VHS issue of ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}}''.
7th Nov '15 2:13:18 PM FromtheWordsofBR
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Holds the distinction of being the last Hollywood film released on [[UsefulNotes/{{VCR}} VHS]].

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Holds the distinction of being the last penultimate Hollywood film released on [[UsefulNotes/{{VCR}} VHS]].
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