History Film / CollateralDamage

1st Aug '16 12:49:22 AM marcoasalazarm
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* AMillionIsAStatistic: The TitleDrop dismissal of the casualties of the bomb (including Gordon's family) as "collateral damage", less important overall next to the FARC's political statement.
10th Jul '16 12:38:32 PM marcoasalazarm
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%%* PapaWolf: Gordon.

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%%* * PapaWolf: Gordon.Gordon. With his own son, he is out to kill the guy who killed him (with a side of CrusadingWidower, as well). With Selena's kid, he is willing to risk himself so the kid will not become collateral damage to his own RoaringRampageOfRevenge.



%%* RoaringRampageOfRevenge

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%%* RoaringRampageOfRevenge* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Gordon is just a fireman. He decides to take on a Colombian cartel/terrorist organization in revenge for his dead family.



* TitleDrop: A man from the Colombian embassy that is interviewed dismisses the deaths of Gordon's wife and son (and the other people who died on the bombing) as "collateral damage" to El Lobo's political statement. [[RageBreakingPoint This makes Gordon snap]] [[BatterUp and wrecks the man's offices with a baseball bat]] [[PreAssKickingOneLiner while]] [[MadnessMantra yelling]] "Here's your damn collateral damage!!".



* WellIntentionedExtremist: What the Colombian diaspora in Los Angeles thinks of the FARC.
%%* WesternTerrorists: The FARC.
%%* WorkingClassHero: Gordon.

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* WellIntentionedExtremist: What the Colombian diaspora in Los Angeles thinks of the FARC.
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FARC. The CIA is willing to do (covert) total war on the FARC as well, risking hurting innocents with carpet bombing, because they think going "KillEmAll" on a bunch of determined terrorists is better than the alternative.
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WesternTerrorists: The FARC.
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FARC. Based out of Colombia, get funding from drugs, destroy American lives.
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WorkingClassHero: Gordon.
Gordon. He is not the typical OneManArmy Arnold plays, he is "just" a fireman.
15th Feb '16 5:30:33 PM Fireblood
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Originally set to be released in the October of 2001, the film had to pushed to early 2002 [[TooSoon due to 9/11 attacks]].

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Originally set to be released in the October of 2001, the film had to pushed to early 2002 [[TooSoon due to the 9/11 attacks]].



* TooMuchInformation: Gordon tells Armstrong in vivid detail what will happen to him if he burns alive, while being caged in a burning jail, in order to convice him to give his safe-conduct.

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* TooMuchInformation: Gordon tells Armstrong in vivid detail what will happen to him if he burns alive, while being caged in a burning jail, in order to convice convince him to give his safe-conduct.
11th Sep '15 12:27:32 PM xxbiasonxxx
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After his family is killed in an explosion caused by Colombian terrorist El Lobo, New York city fireman Gordon Brewer sets out to get him.

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After his family is killed in an explosion caused by Colombian terrorist El Lobo, New York city Los Angeles fireman Gordon Brewer sets out to get him.
31st Aug '15 5:44:55 AM xxbiasonxxx
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* PostNineElevenTerrorismMovie: This movie was actually affected by the 9/11 attacks.


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* TheWarOnTerror: Code Red.
5th Feb '15 1:53:38 PM StFan
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* AnAxeToGrind: [[spoiler:El Lobo is finished off with an axe, which Gordon throws on his back]].

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* AnAxeToGrind: [[spoiler:El Lobo is finished off with an axe, which Gordon throws on his back]].chest]].



* BigBad: Claudio Perrini, aka El Lobo (The Wolf).

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* BigBad: Claudio Perrini, aka a.k.a. El Lobo (The Wolf).



* CIAEvilFBIGood: Averted. The CIA are depicted as protagonists, particularly Brandt.

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* CIAEvilFBIGood: Averted. The CIA are depicted as protagonists, particularly Brandt.Brandt, although a bit shady.



* ManBitesMan: Gordon bites one of the terrorist during an escape attempt, tearing off his ear.

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* LatinoIsBrown: Chocó, Colombia, where Gordon travels to is in real life almost completely inhabited by black people. However, not a single black person appears in the film.
* ManBitesMan: Gordon bites one of the terrorist during an escape attempt, [[EarAche tearing off his ear. ear]].



* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: Claudio delivers a brief but brutal one to Gordon after [[spoiler: Gordon kills Selena]] in the climax.

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* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: Claudio delivers a brief but brutal one to Gordon after [[spoiler: Gordon [[spoiler:Gordon kills Selena]] in the climax.



-->'''El Lobo![[spoiler:Selena]]''': We'll continue to strike until the American public finally realizes this war's price is one they cannot afford. Get out of Colombia, ''now.''

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-->'''El Lobo![[spoiler:Selena]]''': Lobo![[spoiler:Selena]]:''' We'll continue to strike until the American public finally realizes this war's price is one they cannot afford. Get out of Colombia, ''now.''



** LatinoIsBrown: On the other hand, Chocó, Colombia, where Gordon travels to is in real life almost completely inhabited by black people. However, not a single black person appears in the film.


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5th Feb '15 1:11:10 PM StFan
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* ManBitesMan: Gordon bites one of the terrorist during an escape attempt, tearing off his ear.
3rd Feb '15 10:23:22 AM bisonx
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* BigNo: Gordon lets one out when he sees his family getting killed by the terrorist bomb at the beginning.
29th Jan '15 10:31:12 AM bisonx
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* BattleAmongstTheFlames: The final showdown.


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* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: Claudio delivers a brief but brutal one to Gordon after [[spoiler: Gordon kills Selena]] in the climax.
29th Jan '15 10:24:33 AM bisonx
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* BigBad: Claudio Perrini, aka El Lobo (The Wolf).


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* TheDragon: [[spoiler: Selena.]]
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