History Film / Collateral

18th Jan '17 9:16:24 PM JakesBrain
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* BluffingTheAuthorities: Jamie Foxx plays a taxi driver who is forced to drive a hitman around to kill several people. One of the victims falls out of a window onto his taxi, causing significant damage. The pair are later pulled over by two officers suspicious of the damage, and the hitman threatens to kill the policemen if Jamie Foxx is unable to talk his way out of the situation. He claims that the damage came from hitting a deer and though the policemen appear skeptical, they receive another call and let him off with a warning.

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* BluffingTheAuthorities: Jamie Foxx plays a taxi driver who is forced to drive a hitman around to kill several people. One of the Vincent's victims falls out of a window onto his Max's taxi, causing significant damage. The pair are later pulled over by two officers suspicious of the damage, and the hitman Vincent threatens to kill the policemen if Jamie Foxx Max is unable to talk his way out of the situation. He claims that the damage came from hitting a deer and though the policemen appear skeptical, they receive another call and let him off with a warning.
12th Dec '16 1:07:03 PM Dirtyblue929
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[[caption-width-right:350:''"Since when is any of this negotiable?"'']]

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23rd Nov '16 4:03:13 AM Morgenthaler
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* BluffingTheAuthorities: Jamie Foxx plays a taxi driver who is forced to drive a hitman around to kill several people. One of the victims falls out of a window onto his taxi, causing significant damage. The pair are later pulled over by two officers suspicious of the damage, and the hitman threatens to kill the policemen if Jamie Foxx is unable to talk his way out of the situation. He claims that the damage came from hitting a deer and though the policemen appear skeptical, they receive another call and let him off with a warning.
11th Nov '16 10:40:36 AM Morgenthaler
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* RealityEnsues: Vincent is a steely-eyed, cold-blooded killer and a total {{Badass}}. [[spoiler: He still gets killed by a lucky shot [[{{Irony}} from what has to be the most timid man in all of LA.]]]]

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* RealityEnsues: Vincent is a steely-eyed, cold-blooded killer and a total {{Badass}}.badass. [[spoiler: He still gets killed by a lucky shot [[{{Irony}} from what has to be the most timid man in all of LA.]]]]
9th Nov '16 6:52:23 PM Boggs
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16th Aug '16 2:46:08 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Badass}}: Vincent, of course. And Max doesn't do too badly after he [[TookALevelInBadass Takes A Few Levels In Badass]].
7th Aug '16 7:54:25 PM TomTheEducator
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+ TooDumbToLive: Played with when it comes to the two muggers. After all, they're both armed and don't ''know'' what [[ProfessionalKiller Vincent]] is capable of, like the audience does. Then again, demanding money from a man ''clearly tied to the steering wheel of his car'' doesn't do them any favors...
** Not to mention that rather than maintain his distance - which is, y'know, ''the point'' of using a firearm - Mugger #1 gets right up in Vincent's face and make it easy for him to slap the gun away and neutralize him. Mugger #2 has his gun jammed so far down the front of his pants that he's still fumbling for it when Vincent switches to him.
7th Aug '16 7:47:49 PM TomTheEducator
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** The famous "briefcase scene" is a literal example. No editing, no sped-up film or special effects: Tom Cruise ''really was that fast'' after weeks of constant weapons training. In fact, he actually beat the time given in the script: 1.39 seconds as opposed to 1.6 seconds.



* TheSociopath: Vincent is described as such in-story.

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* TheSociopath: Vincent is described as such in-story. He ticks most of the boxes, but there ''are'' glimpses into his personality that does show conflict and maybe smidges of regret for what he does.


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** Vincent then turns around and smacks ''Max'' with an equally brutal one (see above), tearing into him for not having the courage to take any risks and make something of himself, or even call a girl he likes, even comparing Max's voluntary stagnation to "murder". Somewhat bites him in the ass, since [[spoiler: it seems to get to Max so much that he shifts gears into "Badass" and deliberately wrecks the cab to halt Vincent's killing spree]].
2nd Apr '16 9:52:35 PM bt8257
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* BookEnds: At the beginning of the film, after Vincent gets into Max's cab, he remarks that he hates LA, and then relates a story about how a normal guy got on the MTA, had a heart attack and died, and then rode the train the rest of the day with no one noticing. At the end, [[spoiler: Vincent, mortally wounded, sits down on the MTA and asks Max if anyone will notice his death before dying.]]
* BoomHeadShot: Combined with DoubleTap for Vincent's SignatureMove: The Mozambique (or "Failure to Stop") Drill.

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* BookEnds: {{Bookends}}: At the beginning of the film, after Vincent gets into Max's cab, he remarks that he hates LA, and then relates a story about how a normal guy got on the MTA, had a heart attack and died, and then rode the train the rest of the day with no one noticing. At the end, [[spoiler: Vincent, mortally wounded, sits down on the MTA and asks Max if anyone will notice his death before dying.]]
* BoomHeadShot: BoomHeadshot: Combined with DoubleTap for Vincent's SignatureMove: The Mozambique (or "Failure to Stop") Drill.
19th Mar '16 11:52:50 AM Rebu
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** The director also went through weapons training himself. Officially, it's so he'd know more about how to direct gunplay. There's a good chance he just went "oh, what the heck".
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