History Film / Collateral

10th Jul '17 10:07:26 PM PersonWithManyAliases
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* FaceDeathWithDignity: [[spoiler:Vincent at the end of the film. After he and Max unload their entire magazines at each other in a blind shoot-out, Vincent attempts to reload, only to find himself completely out of magazines. He puts his gun down and the camera pulls back to reveal why: He's been fatally shot in the gut and he's starting to bleed out. With the last of his strength, he calmly puts away his gun, adjusts his suit, and sits down on a train seat. He waits for Max to come sit across from him before delivering his LastWords, then relaxes silently into death.]]

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* FaceDeathWithDignity: [[spoiler:Vincent at the end of the film. After he and Max unload their entire magazines at each other in a blind shoot-out, Vincent attempts to reload, only to find himself completely out of magazines. He puts his gun down and the suddenly fumbling. The camera pulls back to reveal why: He's been fatally shot in the gut and he's starting to bleed out. With the last of his strength, he calmly puts away his gun, adjusts his suit, and sits down on a train seat. He waits for Max to come sit across from him before delivering his LastWords, then relaxes silently into death.]]
1st Jun '17 3:03:15 PM Dallas1174
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* BlackAndNerdy: Max.

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* BlackAndNerdy: Also Max.



* {{Determinator}}: [[spoiler:Vincent survives a serious 100MPH car crash, gets right up and runs off. Soon afterward he gets shot...in the head... and simply continues to chase after his quarry with only the slightest hit to his accuracy.]]

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* {{Determinator}}: [[spoiler:Vincent survives a serious 100MPH car crash, gets right up and runs off. Soon afterward he gets shot... in the head... and simply continues to chase after his quarry with only the slightest hit to his accuracy.cohesion.]]



* FaceDeathWithDignity: [[spoiler:Vincent at the end of the film. After he and Max unload their entire magazines at each other in a blind shoot-out, Vincent attempts to reload, only to have the spare magazine slip from his hand. A moment later the camera pulls back to reveal the reason he dropped it: Vincent has been fatally gut-shot and his body is started to shut down. With the last of his strength, he calmly puts away his gun, adjusts his suit, and sits down on a train seat. He waits for Max to come sit across from him before delivering his LastWords, then relaxes silently into death.]]

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* FaceDeathWithDignity: [[spoiler:Vincent at the end of the film. After he and Max unload their entire magazines at each other in a blind shoot-out, Vincent attempts to reload, only to have the spare magazine slip from find himself completely out of magazines. He puts his hand. A moment later gun down and the camera pulls back to reveal the reason he dropped it: Vincent has why: He's been fatally gut-shot shot in the gut and his body is started he's starting to shut down.bleed out. With the last of his strength, he calmly puts away his gun, adjusts his suit, and sits down on a train seat. He waits for Max to come sit across from him before delivering his LastWords, then relaxes silently into death.]]
15th May '17 4:36:58 AM Qube
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* VillainousBreakdown: Vincent progresses through one of these over the course of the film. It has it's beginning from the moment he meets Max and they start conversing. Vincent is an amoral, completely self-centered assassin who cares for no one. However, he's also incredibly isolated and walled-off from the rest of humanity, with the resultant loneliness that he'd never admit to, not even to himself. Despite how ruthless he is, it's heartbreaking to realize that Max may be the first person he's had a meaningful, introspective, and honest conversation with ''in his entire life.'' In several scenes, you can't help but feel that he's honestly trying to help Max change his life, and is very conflicted over the part of his plan that means killing Max. [[spoiler:Vincent by the end of the movie.]]

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* VillainousBreakdown: Vincent progresses through one of these over the course of the film. It has it's beginning from the moment he meets Max and they start conversing. Vincent is an amoral, completely self-centered assassin who cares for no one. However, he's also incredibly isolated and walled-off from the rest of humanity, with the resultant loneliness that he'd never admit to, not even to himself. Despite how ruthless he is, it's heartbreaking to realize that Max may be the first person he's had a meaningful, introspective, and honest conversation with ''in his entire life.'' In several scenes, you can't help but feel that he's honestly trying to help Max change his life, and is very conflicted over the part of his plan that means killing Max. [[spoiler:Vincent by [[spoiler:And after the end of the movie.final shootout with Max, rather than go down swinging Vincent just ''gives up'' rather than die alone.]]
10th May '17 1:42:59 PM Tarnation
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Enter Vincent (Creator/TomCruise), who commandeers Max's taxi. He is the [[YinYangClash chaotic counterpart]] to Max's carefully structured world. A jazz aficionado, he preaches Darwinism and improvisation. He's jaded by the city, hates the overpopulation and the filth. Oh yeah, and he also happens to be a hitman for a private military compsny. And for one night, the cabbie and the assassin find themselves inescapably bound together.

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Enter Vincent (Creator/TomCruise), who commandeers Max's taxi. He is the [[YinYangClash chaotic counterpart]] to Max's carefully structured world. A jazz aficionado, he preaches Darwinism and improvisation. He's jaded by the city, hates the overpopulation and the filth. Oh yeah, and he also happens to be a hitman for a private military compsny.company. And for one night, the cabbie and the assassin find themselves inescapably bound together.
10th May '17 1:40:30 PM Tarnation
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Max Durocher (Creator/JamieFoxx) is a [[TheTaxi cabbie]] living in L.A. with big dreams of opening his own limo company and catering to rich, important clients at some point. But without the motivation to take the risk and leave his job, he's just wafting through life. He can't even find the courage to call the cute attorney who gave him her card. He's stagnant. Until he picks up one fare that will change his life.

Enter Vincent (Creator/TomCruise). He is the [[YinYangClash chaotic counterpart]] to Max's carefully structured world. A jazz aficionado, he preaches Darwinism and improvisation. He's jaded by the city, hates the overpopulation and the filth. Oh yeah, and he also happens to be a hitman for a private military company. And for one night, they find themselves inescapably bound together.

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Max Durocher (Creator/JamieFoxx) is a [[TheTaxi cabbie]] living in L.A. with big dreams of opening his own limo company and catering to rich, important clients at some point. But without the motivation to take the risk and leave his job, he's just wafting drifting through life. He can't even find the courage to call the cute attorney attractive attorney, a fare, who flirted with him and gave him her card. He's stagnant. Until he picks up one fare that will change his life.

Enter Vincent (Creator/TomCruise).(Creator/TomCruise), who commandeers Max's taxi. He is the [[YinYangClash chaotic counterpart]] to Max's carefully structured world. A jazz aficionado, he preaches Darwinism and improvisation. He's jaded by the city, hates the overpopulation and the filth. Oh yeah, and he also happens to be a hitman for a private military company. compsny. And for one night, they the cabbie and the assassin find themselves inescapably bound together.
19th Feb '17 5:44:48 AM marshmarsh
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**JustifiedTrope: Vincent was casing the place where he was going to do his last hit of the night, so he would know the layout and exits and be able to look like he belonged there when it got later. He also very nearly doesn't get into Max's cab at all, as Max was zoning out at the time and called him back.
30th Jan '17 9:04:18 AM Ohio9
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* TheWorldsExpertOnGettingKilled: [[spoiler: While the other cops believe Max is the killer, Detective Fanning doesn't think so, in large part because he's familiar with another case in which a cab driver was suspected of a killing people under questionable circumstances. However, he's killed by Vincent before he gets a chance to prove his case.]]
30th Jan '17 9:00:38 AM Ohio9
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* PoliceAreUseless: All cops in the film except for Detective Fanning.
30th Jan '17 8:58:29 AM Ohio9
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* AlmightyJanitor: [[spoiler: Max, a civilian with no firearms training, is able to defeat Vincent, a professional assassin who has already dispatched dozens of cops and armed guards up to this point.]]

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* AlmightyJanitor: [[spoiler: Max, a civilian with no firearms training, is able to defeat Vincent, a professional assassin who has already dispatched dozens of many cops and armed guards up to this point.]]
30th Jan '17 8:57:59 AM Ohio9
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* AlmightyJanitor: [[spoiler: Max, a civilian with no firearms training, is able to defeat Vincent, a professional assassin who has already dispatched dozens of cops and armed guards up to this point.]]
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