History Film / CloakAndDagger

18th Mar '16 3:00:36 PM amphiboly
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* FreudianTrio: Haverman, Alvarez, and Rice fall under this trope as the Id, Ego, and Superego, respectively, in terms of their impulsive behavior, [[RefugeInAudacity as they select some very public San Antonio landmarks to conduct their dirty spy business]]. [[spoiler: Not surprisingly, this is precisely the order in which they are killed. Haverman is killed in a car wreck when he carelessly drives the van into a jewelry store [[HoistByHisOwnPetard after intending to run down and kill Davey]]; Alvarez is accidentally killed by Rice during the aforementioned "[[DeadlyDodging Crossfire]] [[BatmanGambit Gambit]]" when Rice tries to shoot Davey instead; and finally, after picking up the gun from Alvarez's corpse, Davey kills the remaining spy out of rage when backed into a wall when he thinks said remaining spy has killed Jack Flack]].

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* FreudianTrio: Haverman, Alvarez, and Rice fall under this trope as the Id, Ego, and Superego, respectively, in terms of their impulsive behavior, [[RefugeInAudacity as they select some very public San Antonio landmarks to in which they conduct their dirty spy business]]. [[spoiler: Not surprisingly, this is precisely the order in which they are killed. Haverman is killed in a car wreck when he carelessly drives the van into a jewelry store [[HoistByHisOwnPetard after intending to run down and kill Davey]]; Alvarez is accidentally killed by Rice during the aforementioned "[[DeadlyDodging Crossfire]] [[BatmanGambit Gambit]]" when Rice tries to shoot Davey instead; and finally, after picking up the gun from Alvarez's corpse, Davey kills the remaining spy out of rage when backed into a wall when he thinks said remaining spy has killed Jack Flack]].
18th Mar '16 2:59:51 PM amphiboly
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* FreudianTrio: Haverman, Alvarez, and Rice fall under this trope as the Id, Ego, and Superego, respectively, in terms of their impulsive behavior, as they select some very public San Antonio landmarks to conduct their dirty spy business. [[spoiler: Not surprisingly, this is precisely the order in which they are killed. Haverman is killed in a car wreck when he carelessly drives the van into a jewelry store [[HoistByHisOwnPetard after intending to run down and kill Davey]]; Alvarez is accidentally killed by Rice during the aforementioned "[[DeadlyDodging Crossfire]] [[BatmanGambit Gambit]]" when Rice tries to shoot Davey instead; and finally, after picking up the gun from Alvarez's corpse, Davey kills the remaining spy out of rage when backed into a wall when he thinks said remaining spy has killed Jack Flack]].

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* FreudianTrio: Haverman, Alvarez, and Rice fall under this trope as the Id, Ego, and Superego, respectively, in terms of their impulsive behavior, [[RefugeInAudacity as they select some very public San Antonio landmarks to conduct their dirty spy business.business]]. [[spoiler: Not surprisingly, this is precisely the order in which they are killed. Haverman is killed in a car wreck when he carelessly drives the van into a jewelry store [[HoistByHisOwnPetard after intending to run down and kill Davey]]; Alvarez is accidentally killed by Rice during the aforementioned "[[DeadlyDodging Crossfire]] [[BatmanGambit Gambit]]" when Rice tries to shoot Davey instead; and finally, after picking up the gun from Alvarez's corpse, Davey kills the remaining spy out of rage when backed into a wall when he thinks said remaining spy has killed Jack Flack]].
17th Mar '16 9:12:46 AM FuzzyBoots
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* WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids: You'd expect that a PG spy caper starring two children keeping a video game away from villains would be a lot more kid-friendly, but this film features quite a bit of murder. The kid hero is even stuffed into a car trunk with a corpse. Twice.
22nd Feb '16 11:19:01 PM amphiboly
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* WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids: You'd expect that a PG spy caper starring two children keeping a video game away from villains would be a lot more kid-friendly, but this film features quite a bit of murder. The kid hero is even stuffed into a car trunk with a corpse. Twice.
22nd Feb '16 11:17:49 PM amphiboly
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* WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids: You'd expect that a PG spy caper starring two children keeping a video game away from villains would be a lot more kid-friendly, but this film features quite a bit of murder. The kid hero is even stuffed into a car trunk with a corpse. Twice.
22nd Feb '16 11:14:30 PM amphiboly
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* EvenEvilHasStandards: George and Eunice [=MacCready=] may not make an honest living, but they become very indignant with Rice, Alvarez, and Haverman for their failure to be discreet and maintain a low profile, especially when the latter three try to publicly murder Davey. Eunice even says something to this effect as she and George are in the car while discussing their plans to flee the country, and he agrees.

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* EvenEvilHasStandards: George and Eunice [=MacCready=] may not make an honest living, but they become very indignant with Rice, Alvarez, and Haverman for their failure to be discreet and maintain a low profile, especially when the latter three try to publicly murder Davey.Davey (see [[WouldHurtAChild Would Hurt A Child]] below). Eunice even says something to this effect as she and George are in the car while discussing their plans to flee the country, and he agrees.
22nd Feb '16 11:12:47 PM amphiboly
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* AdultsAreUseless: Davey's father, the police, and several other characters [[CassandraTruth refuse to believe Davey and will not help him in any way]]. [[spoiler: Even the grandparent-like elderly couple who help Davey escape the hitmen turn out to be Evil Old Folks.]]

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* AdultsAreUseless: Davey's father, the police, and several other characters [[CassandraTruth refuse to believe Davey and will not help him in any way]]. [[spoiler: Even the grandparent-like elderly couple who help Davey escape the hitmen hit men turn out to be Evil Old Folks.]]


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* EvenEvilHasStandards: George and Eunice [=MacCready=] may not make an honest living, but they become very indignant with Rice, Alvarez, and Haverman for their failure to be discreet and maintain a low profile, especially when the latter three try to publicly murder Davey. Eunice even says something to this effect as she and George are in the car while discussing their plans to flee the country, and he agrees.
22nd Feb '16 11:05:22 PM amphiboly
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* AdultsAreUseless: Davey's father, the police, and several other characters refuse to believe Davey and will not help him in any way. [[spoiler: Even the grandparent-like elderly couple who help Davey escape the hitmen turn out to be Evil Old Folks.]]

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* AdultsAreUseless: Davey's father, the police, and several other characters [[CassandraTruth refuse to believe Davey and will not help him in any way.way]]. [[spoiler: Even the grandparent-like elderly couple who help Davey escape the hitmen turn out to be Evil Old Folks.]]
28th Dec '15 8:30:09 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* EvenEvilHasStandards: Averted with the spies. See [[WouldHurtAChild Would Hurt A Child]] below.


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* WouldntHitAGirl: In Jack's BatmanColdOpen, he mercilessly kills a few male thugs, but simply makes eyes at a beautiful FemmeFatale. When she levels a gun at him, he blocks it with a bulletproof hat, but the bullet reflects and hits her in the chest. He cradles her as she falls and seems to lament the fact that she died.
28th Dec '15 8:21:52 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* BatmanColdOpen: We start with one of Jack Flack's many adventures, which turns out to be a game being played by our main character, Davey.
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