History Film / BlueStreak

2nd Feb '17 9:49:43 AM Mdumas43073
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'''''Blue Streak''''' is a 1999 action comedy film directed by Les Mayfield and starring Creator/MartinLawrence. The film is a remake of the 1965 British film ''TheBigJob'', although the original film is uncredited.

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'''''Blue Streak''''' ''Blue Streak'' is a 1999 action comedy film directed by Les Mayfield and starring Creator/MartinLawrence. The film is a remake of the 1965 British film ''TheBigJob'', although the original film is uncredited.
23rd Nov '16 9:52:00 AM NNinja
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* TheBadGuyWins: [[spoiler:Bad guy being fairly sympathetic VillainProtagonist, but still Miles gets away with the Diamond in the end.]]



* BlackAndGreyMorality: Logan's an ex-con, but a fairly sympathetic NobleDemon, while the LAPD, [[BadCopIncompetentCop despite being somewhat corrupt,]] are equally likeable, and just trying to do their job of keeping Los Angeles safe. Deacon, on the other hand, is a murderer and backstabber, and [[RuthlessForeignGangster LaFleur]] is a ruthless drug dealer who tries to get Logan to [[ShootYourMate shoot his mate.]]


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* TheGoodTheBadAndTheEvil: Logan's an ex-con, but a fairly sympathetic NobleDemon, while the LAPD, [[BadCopIncompetentCop despite being somewhat corrupt,]] are equally likeable, and just trying to do their job of keeping Los Angeles safe. Deacon, on the other hand, is a murderer and backstabber, and [[RuthlessForeignGangster LaFleur]] is a ruthless drug dealer who tries to get Logan to [[ShootYourMate shoot his mate.]]
3rd Oct '16 5:45:12 PM SnickFalls
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* Salt and Pepper: Carlson representing the former and Logan the latter.

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* Salt and Pepper: SaltandPepper: Carlson representing the former and Logan the latter.
24th Sep '16 3:02:06 PM SnickFalls
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* Salt and Pepper: Carlson the former and Logan the latter.

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* Salt and Pepper: Carlson representing the former and Logan the latter.
24th Sep '16 2:59:52 PM SnickFalls
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* Salt and Pepper: Carlson the former and Logan the latter.
26th May '16 8:54:45 PM ShiroAkuma
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* BittersweetEnding: [[EarnYourHappyEnding More sweet than bitter.]] [[spoiler: [[UndercoverCopReveal Carlson and Forsythe learn that Logan's actually a jewel thief,]] [[KarmaHoudini and let Logan go as he's now on the other side of the border.]] But the trio [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming part ways on]] [[FriendlyEnemy good terms,]] Logan's got his diamond at long last, [[BestServedCold avenged Eddie against Deacon,]] and the last shot is of him walking into Mexico, looking forward to spending his ill gotten, but hard earn riches.]]

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* BittersweetEnding: [[EarnYourHappyEnding More sweet than bitter.]] [[spoiler: [[UndercoverCopReveal Carlson and Forsythe learn that Logan's actually a jewel thief,]] [[KarmaHoudini and let Logan go as he's now on the other side of the border.]] But the trio [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming part ways on]] [[FriendlyEnemy good terms,]] Logan's got his diamond at long last, [[BestServedCold avenged Eddie against Deacon,]] and the last shot is of him walking into Mexico, looking forward to spending his ill gotten, ill-gotten, but hard earn hard-earned riches.]]
4th Apr '16 11:55:44 AM VenomLancerHae
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* [[IfYoureSoEvilEatThisKitten If You're So Evil, Eat This Kitten]]: At one point, Logan, still posing as a cop, is forced to pose as a drug dealer as part of a sting operation. The head of the ring asks him to shoot a man to prove he isn't a cop. [[spoiler:Since he hates the other man, he obliges immediately, but shoots him in the arm. When told more specifically to ''kill'' him, he hesitates for a long time and would have failed the test if not for the other cops showing up.]]

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* [[IfYoureSoEvilEatThisKitten If You're So Evil, Eat This Kitten]]: IfYoureSoEvilEatThisKitten: At one point, Logan, still posing as a cop, is forced to pose as a drug dealer as part of a sting operation. The head of the ring asks him to shoot a man to prove he isn't a cop. [[spoiler:Since he hates the other man, he obliges immediately, but shoots him in the arm. When told more specifically to ''kill'' him, he hesitates for a long time and would have failed the test if not for the other cops showing up.]]



* LaserguidedKarma: Years ago, Deacon betrayed Logan and got a friend of his killed. [[spoiler: After tricking him into passing over the diamond, Logan double crosses deacon and leaves him for the Mexican police, only to kill him when Deacon tries to pull a gun.]]

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* LaserguidedKarma: LaserGuidedKarma: Years ago, Deacon betrayed Logan and got a friend of his killed. [[spoiler: After tricking him into passing over the diamond, Logan double crosses deacon and leaves him for the Mexican police, only to kill him when Deacon tries to pull a gun.]]
1st Apr '16 1:22:10 PM TheFLL
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* Foil: Logan, aside from minor hiccups, is able to assimilate into the role of a cop with ease, despite being an ex-con, and having no prior experience of the work. Carlson's a trained officer who is yet [[SkilledButNaive painfully naive about the work,]] and too much of [[ByTheBookCop a stickler for the rules.]] [[OppositesAttract Naturally,]] [[BuddyCopShow they become fast friends.]]

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* Foil: {{Foil}}: Logan, aside from minor hiccups, is able to assimilate into the role of a cop with ease, despite being an ex-con, and having no prior experience of the work. Carlson's a trained officer who is yet [[SkilledButNaive painfully naive about the work,]] and too much of [[ByTheBookCop a stickler for the rules.]] [[OppositesAttract Naturally,]] [[BuddyCopShow they become fast friends.]]
1st Apr '16 1:21:40 PM TheFLL
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* BlackAndGreyMorality: Logan's an ex-con, but a fairly sympathetic NobleDemon, while the LAPD, [[BadCopIncompetentCop despite being somewhat corrupt,]] are equally likeable, and just trying to do their job of keeping Los Angeles safe. Deacon, on the other hand, is a murderer and backstabber, and [[RuthlessForeignGangster LaFleur]] is a ruthless drug dealer who tries to get Logan to [[ShootYourMate shoot his mate.]]


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* Foil: Logan, aside from minor hiccups, is able to assimilate into the role of a cop with ease, despite being an ex-con, and having no prior experience of the work. Carlson's a trained officer who is yet [[SkilledButNaive painfully naive about the work,]] and too much of [[ByTheBookCop a stickler for the rules.]] [[OppositesAttract Naturally,]] [[BuddyCopShow they become fast friends.]]


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* LaserguidedKarma: Years ago, Deacon betrayed Logan and got a friend of his killed. [[spoiler: After tricking him into passing over the diamond, Logan double crosses deacon and leaves him for the Mexican police, only to kill him when Deacon tries to pull a gun.]]


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* ShadowArchetype: Adding to the ItsPersonal dynamic the two have going on, Deacon is arguably what Logan would be like if he became too ruthless and greedy in his line of work. [[spoiler: Logan eventually kills Deacon, and it's implied that he intends to move on from his life of crime, content with the price the diamond will fetch him.]]
1st Apr '16 12:48:15 PM TheFLL
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* AffablyEvil: Logan's a well known jewel thief, but he's also a funny, easy to work with fellow, and is very supportive of the people in his crew, like Tully and Eddie. Outside of bank robbing, he has very little interest in other crimes.
* BigBad: [[KnightOfCerebus Deacon]] [[PlayingWithATrope plays with this trope.]] While he is Logan's main threat in regards to getting the diamond, and the relationship between them is ''very'' [[ItsPersonal personal,]] at the end of the day, he's still just a thief: [[RuthlessForeignGangsters Once LaFleur gets his hands on him,]] [[BigBadWannabe his fate is in Logan's hands,]] and Logan only proves willing to kill him when Deacon tries to kill Logan.


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* GentlemanThief: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted with Logan.]] He steals for the thrill, [[NobleDemon has some strong standards,]] and is [[AffablyEvil very charismatic,]] but his likeability is due to being a down to earth, everyday guy outside of that. He has very little class, is willing to get physical, and gets frustrated very easily, lacking the outward trappings of this archetype.


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* HonourAmongThieves: [[GentlemanThief Logan]] plays it straight, and it's implied that [[NiceGuy Eddie]] did to, given his shock at [[EtTuBrute Deacon's betrayal.]] Averted with Deacon, [[{{Greed}} for obvious reasons,]] and Tully, who while [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain ineffectual,]] still attempts to blackmail Logan years after the failed heist.
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