History Film / ConAir

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* TrainingMontage: In the title sequence we see Nicolas Cage's character working out [[PrisonsAreGymnasiums in his prison cell]].
30th Nov '16 8:29:11 PM N1KF
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* MissingTrailerScene
29th Nov '16 10:51:49 PM BohemianBob43
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* BondOneLiner: After Poe [[spoiler:kills Billy Bedlam]] - "Why couldn't you put the bunny back in the box?"
18th Oct '16 5:41:49 PM TheRoguePenguin
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-->'''Poe:''' "You're not getting near my daughter. [[PreMortemOneLiner Buckle up!]]" (cuffs Cyrus just as the truck they're riding crashes)

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-->'''Poe:''' "You're You're not getting near my daughter. [[PreMortemOneLiner Buckle up!]]" up!]] (cuffs Cyrus just as the truck they're riding crashes)



-->'''Poe''': "You know you're in a situation you can't control, right?"\\
'''Simms''': "I can't control it? I can't control it?!"

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-->'''Poe''': "You You know you're in a situation you can't control, right?"\\
right?\\
'''Simms''': "I I can't control it? I can't control it?!"it?!



** When Baby-O's been shot (non-fatally) and Poe has finally had enough.



* BrickJoke: Garland Greene is unaccounted for after the ending plane crash. We don't see any of him until right before the credits... [[spoiler: when he turns out to have made an absolute fortune gambling in UsefulNotes/LasVegas.]]

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* BrickJoke: Garland Greene is unaccounted for after the ending plane crash. We don't see any of him until right before the credits... [[spoiler: when he turns out to have made an absolute fortune gambling in UsefulNotes/LasVegas.]]BrickJoke:



** Garland Greene is unaccounted for after the ending plane crash. We don't see any of him until right before the credits... [[spoiler: when he turns out to have made an absolute fortune gambling in UsefulNotes/LasVegas.]]



* BullyingADragon: Poe winds up in prison because three general lowlifes attack a soldier who is wearing Ranger tabs. The thought process there probably involved a tremendous amount of alcohol. [[Website/DarwinAwards Probably for the best.]]

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* BullyingADragon: Poe winds up in prison because three general lowlifes attack a soldier who is wearing Ranger tabs. The thought process there probably involved a tremendous amount of alcohol. [[Website/DarwinAwards Probably for For the best.best, really.]]



* ChekhovsGun: Malloy's car.
* [[ChekhovsGun Chekhov's Speech]]: When the cons skid to a halt at Lerner Airfield, Diamond Dog is about to execute three prison guards. Poe tries to reason with Diamond Dog not to kill them until the cons board the second plane with Cindino, the cons' contact at the airfield. Poe argues that Cindino may not be one to be trusted based on what Poe knows of Cindino's history. Diamond Dog is unconvinced until Cyrus interrupts the exchange. Poe tries the same argument with Cyrus and convinces him. Cyrus orders Diamond Dog to stand down and for the cons to dig and pull their plane out from the dirt. Its relevance to the story seems minimal until it turns out that Poe was right; Cindino planned to double-cross the cons all along. This scene was clever in hindsight because Poe was simply trying to save the guards' lives, and may have actually made up his Cindino story in an attempt to break the partnership, and thus [[spoiler: prevent the cons from escaping to Mexico before the authorities show up.]]

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* ChekhovsGun: Malloy's car.
car, which he leaves behind at the office. Vincent jacks it to get to Lerner on time.
* [[ChekhovsGun Chekhov's Speech]]: ChekhovsLecture: When the cons skid to a halt at Lerner Airfield, Diamond Dog is about to execute three prison guards. Poe tries to reason with Diamond Dog not to kill them until the cons board the second plane with Cindino, the cons' contact at the airfield. Poe argues that Cindino may not be one to be trusted based on what Poe knows of Cindino's history. Diamond Dog is unconvinced until Cyrus interrupts the exchange. Poe tries the same argument with Cyrus and convinces him. Cyrus orders Diamond Dog to stand down and for the cons to dig and pull their plane out from the dirt. Its relevance to the story seems minimal until it turns out that Poe was right; Cindino planned to double-cross the cons all along. This scene was clever in hindsight because Poe was simply trying to save the guards' lives, and may have actually made up his Cindino story in an attempt to break the partnership, and thus [[spoiler: prevent the cons from escaping to Mexico before the authorities show up.]]



* ClusterFBomb: Loads.

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* ClusterFBomb: Loads.Everyone but Poe and his family are liberal in their use of swears.



* CoolCar
-->'''Duncan Malloy:''' "Sunsets are beautiful. Newborn babies are beautiful. This, this is fucking spectacular."

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* CoolCar
CoolCar: Mally's car.
-->'''Duncan Malloy:''' "Sunsets Sunsets are beautiful. Newborn babies are beautiful. This, this is fucking spectacular."



* DescriptionPorn: Larkin can describe Billy Bedlam, Diamond Dog and Cyrus the Virus in detail, but skimps when it comes to Poe. A possible reason for this is that Poe's crime may not have had that much notoriety, while on the other hand, Billy, Diamond Dog and Cyrus's crimes probably made a lot of national headlines.

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* DescriptionPorn: Larkin can describe gives detailed backgrounds on Billy Bedlam, Diamond Dog and Cyrus the Virus in detail, Virus, but skimps when it comes to Poe. A possible reason for this This makes sense, as Poe is that Poe's crime may not have had that much notoriety, a parolee whose crimes are hardly worth noting, while on the other hand, Billy, Diamond Dog and Cyrus's crimes probably made a lot of three are lifers with national headlines.recognition, at least in Diamond Dog's case.



* DragonWithAnAgenda: Cameron Poe asks black supremacist Diamond Dog why he's content to be second in command to white Big Bad Cyrus Grissom. Dog replies that while his long term agenda is vastly different from that of Cyrus, he needs to escape before he can get back to it going along with Cyrus is "a means to an end".

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* DragonWithAnAgenda: Cameron Poe asks black supremacist Diamond Dog why he's content to be second in command to white Big Bad Cyrus Grissom. Dog replies that while his long term agenda is vastly different from that of Cyrus, he needs to escape before he can get back to it -- going along with Cyrus is "a means to an end".



-->'''Cyrus:''' "Can you fly, Johnny?"\\
'''Johnny 23:''' "No."\\
'''Cyrus:''' "You keep that in mind when you look at her, because if your dick jumps out of your pants, you jump out of this plane."

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-->'''Cyrus:''' "Can --->'''Cyrus:''' Can you fly, Johnny?"\\
Johnny?\\
'''Johnny 23:''' "No."\\
No.\\
'''Cyrus:''' "You You keep that in mind when you look at her, because if your dick jumps out of your pants, you jump out of this plane."



* GoodNewsBadNews: Pinball is dispatched to find three white convicts named Carl, Benson, and Popovich, because they need to deliver them to the unsuspecting guards below to keep up the ruse that nothing is wrong on the plane. The goods news is that he found all of them. The bad news is that they're all dead either because they were shot in the scuffle in taking over the plane and Willie Sims's attempt to retake it, making them three men short and forcing them to send out the guards in their place.

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* GoodNewsBadNews: Pinball is dispatched to find three white convicts named Carl, Benson, and Popovich, because they need to deliver them to the unsuspecting guards below to keep up the ruse that nothing is wrong on the plane. The goods news is that he found all of them. The bad news is that they're all dead either because they were shot in during the scuffle in taking over initial takeover of the plane and or during Willie Sims's attempt to retake it, making them three men short and forcing them to send out the guards in their place.



** A prison housing some of the most twisted, violent, ruthless, and cunning criminal geniuses in the world would probably keep these types isolated from one another to prevent them devising this sort of scheme.
* HonorBeforeReason: Cameron Poe is a former Army Ranger, and refuses to leave a fallen man behind and a female prison guard to be raped and tortured by Johnny-23, even if keeping quiet would mean freedom.
** MoralityPet: Poe specifically states that he couldn't face his daughter if he didn't act this way.
** TruthInTelevision: "Never will I fail my comrades" and "I will never leave a fallen comrade behind to fall into the hands of the enemy" are explicitly part of the [[http://www.goarmy.com/ranger/heritage/ranger-creed.html Ranger Creed]] that all prospective Army Rangers must memorize as part of their training.

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** A prison housing some of the most twisted, violent, ruthless, and cunning criminal geniuses in the world would probably keep these types isolated from one another to prevent them from devising this sort of scheme.
* HonorBeforeReason: Cameron Poe is a former Army Ranger, and refuses to leave a fallen man behind and a female prison guard to be raped and tortured by Johnny-23, even if keeping quiet would mean freedom.
** MoralityPet:
freedom. Poe specifically states that he couldn't face his daughter if he didn't act this way.
** TruthInTelevision:
way. "Never will I fail my comrades" and "I will never leave a fallen comrade behind to fall into the hands of the enemy" are explicitly part of the [[http://www.goarmy.com/ranger/heritage/ranger-creed.html Ranger Creed]] that all prospective Army Rangers must memorize as part of their training.



-->'''Cyrus:''' "You know, the next time you choose a human shield, you're better off not picking a two-bit negro crackhead."

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-->'''Cyrus:''' "You You know, the next time you choose a human shield, you're better off not picking a two-bit negro crackhead."



** It's possible to chalk it up to a bit of FridgeBrilliance. Cyrus is clearly familiar with Molloy, and knows the plane is Molloy's personal project... thus the hand-picked staff like the pilots are those more likely to tend towards Molloy's own personality profile: aggressive and shortsighted.



-->'''Poe/Cyrus''': "My birthday is on July 14. My daddy is coming home on July 14. In gonna see my daddy for the first time ever on July 14."
* IsntItIronic: As the inmates dance to [[Music/LynyrdSkynyrd "Sweet Home Alabama"]], Garland Greene defines irony as "a bunch of idiots dancing around on a plane to a song made famous by a band that died in a plane crash."
** Some Meta: The plane Skynyrd was on was a [[JustForPun Convair]] 240. The actual plane used for filming, a Fairchild C-123 Provider, was later sold to a private air transport company and was involved in a fatal crash in Alaska in 2010.
* IWontSayImGuilty: Averted. Poe pleads guilty at the advice of his idiot attorney.

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-->'''Poe/Cyrus''': "My birthday is on July 14. My daddy is coming home on July 14. In I'm gonna see my daddy for the first time ever on July 14."
* IsntItIronic: As the inmates dance to [[Music/LynyrdSkynyrd "Sweet Home Alabama"]], Garland Greene defines irony as "a bunch of idiots dancing around on a plane to a song made famous by a band that died in a plane crash."
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" Some Meta: The plane Skynyrd was on was a [[JustForPun Convair]] 240. The actual plane used for filming, a Fairchild C-123 Provider, was later sold to a private air transport company and was involved in a fatal crash in Alaska in 2010.
* IWontSayImGuilty: Averted. Poe pleads guilty at the advice of his idiot attorney.attorney, thinking he'll get a reduced sentence. The judge instead hits him with the full sentence under dubious pretenses.



** "Nice work, son. Not only did you ''not'' save this dude's life, you done made best friends with Cyrus the damn Virus".

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** "Nice work, son. Not only did you ''not'' save this dude's life, you done made best friends with Cyrus the damn Virus".Virus."



-->'''Poe''': [[ShutUpHannibal "I got nothing in common with them! With you! Don't you talk to me!"]]

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-->'''Poe''': [[ShutUpHannibal "I I got nothing in common with them! With you! Don't you talk to me!"]]me!]]



* RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil: Serial rapist Johnny 23 gets this line thrown in his face by Cyrus.
--> '''Cyrus:''' "I despise rapists. For me, you're somewhere between a cockroach and that white stuff that accumulates at the corner of your mouth when you're really thirsty. But, in your case, I'll make an exception."

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* RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil: RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil:
**
Serial rapist Johnny 23 gets this line thrown in his face by Cyrus.
--> ---> '''Cyrus:''' "I I despise rapists. For me, you're somewhere between a cockroach and that white stuff that accumulates at the corner of your mouth when you're really thirsty. But, in your case, I'll make an exception."



--> '''Malloy''': "Of course you can't reach [Larkin]! He's probably off saving the rainforests, or recycling his sandals or some shit!"

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--> '''Malloy''': "Of Of course you can't reach [Larkin]! He's probably off saving the rainforests, or recycling his sandals or some shit!"shit!



* TemptingFate: It's discussed what a brilliant idea it was to put all of the most dangerous criminals in the country on the same plane. Larkin's assistant hopes nothing goes wrong. He replies that [[DramaticIrony the plane is a well-oiled machine]].

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* TemptingFate: It's discussed what a brilliant idea it was to put all of the most dangerous criminals in the country on the same plane. Larkin's assistant hopes nothing goes wrong. He replies that [[DramaticIrony the plane is a well-oiled machine]]. He was frankly asking for it.



* WouldntHitAGirl: During his FoeTossingCharge, the last person on the line is Sally-Can't-Dance, who is - depending on your interpretation - either CampGay or a trans woman. Poe nearly punches him, hesitates, then slaps instead.

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* WouldntHitAGirl: During his FoeTossingCharge, the last person on the line is Sally-Can't-Dance, who is - -- depending on your interpretation - -- either CampGay or a trans woman. Poe nearly punches him, hesitates, then slaps instead.
17th Oct '16 7:48:53 AM MrKosta
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* AngryBlackMan: Diamong Dog, a black supremacist and terrorist.
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* DullSurprise: Poe, when he sees Duncan's sports car attached to the back of the plane he's in: "On any other day, that might seem strange."

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* DullSurprise: Poe, when he sees Duncan's sports car attached to the back of the plane he's in: "On "[[SeenItAll On any other day, that might seem strange.strange]]."
17th Oct '16 7:37:19 AM MrKosta
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Unfortunately, some criminals are about to learn this the hard way, because Poe, and his best friend, the diabetic Mike "Baby-"O'Dell (Creator/MykeltiWilliamson), are put on the ''Jailbird'', a Fairchild C-123 that is not only transporting Poe home, but is also being used by US Marshal Vince Larkin (John Cusack) to transport a number of notorious criminals to a new Supermax prison. These include William "Billy Bedlam" Bedford (Creator/NickChinlund), who caught his wife cheating on him, and in response, he drove four towns over to her family's house and slaughtered her parents, her brothers, her sisters, and even her dog; [[ScaryBlackMan Nathan "Diamond Dog" Jones]] (Creator/VingRhames), a black supremacist who bombed an NRA meeting saying, "They represented the basest negativity of the white race," then wrote a ''New York Times'' bestseller from prison that apparently is getting a movie adaptation starring Creator/DenzelWashington; Johnny "23" Baca (Creator/DannyTrejo), a serial rapist; Joe "Pinball" Parker (Creator/DaveChappelle); and of course, Cyrus "The Virus" Grissom (Creator/JohnMalkovich), who is masterminding an escape plot that involves hijacking the plane to escape to a non-extradition country.

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Unfortunately, some criminals are about to learn this the hard way, because Poe, and his best friend, the diabetic Mike "Baby-"O'Dell (Creator/MykeltiWilliamson), are put on the ''Jailbird'', a Fairchild C-123 that is not only transporting Poe home, but is also being used by US Marshal Vince Larkin (John Cusack) to transport a number of notorious criminals to a new Supermax prison. These include William "Billy Bedlam" Bedford (Creator/NickChinlund), who caught his wife cheating on him, and in response, he drove four towns over to her family's house and slaughtered her parents, her brothers, her sisters, and even her dog; [[ScaryBlackMan Nathan "Diamond Dog" Jones]] (Creator/VingRhames), a black supremacist who bombed an NRA meeting saying, "They represented the basest negativity of the white race," then wrote a ''New York Times'' bestseller from prison that apparently is getting a movie adaptation starring Creator/DenzelWashington; Johnny "23" Baca (Creator/DannyTrejo), a serial rapist; Joe "Pinball" Parker (Creator/DaveChappelle); (Creator/DaveChappelle), arsonist, armed robber, and a "nice guy"; and of course, Cyrus "The Virus" Grissom (Creator/JohnMalkovich), who is masterminding an escape plot that involves hijacking the plane to escape to a non-extradition country.
16th Oct '16 5:12:52 PM TeamFreeman
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* BaldOfEvil: Cyrus the Virus.
* BigBadDuumvirate: Cyrus "The Virus" Grissum and Nathan "Diamond Dog" Jones. Nathan is ''technically'' taking orders from Cyrus, but they both have equal authority and Nathan admits he is only doing so for the time being. Cyrus always calls Diamond Dog 'Nathan', although whether that is because he has a genuine respect for Diamond Dog or is just generally WickedCultured and genteel is uncertain.

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* BaldOfEvil: Cyrus "Cyrus the Virus.
* BigBadDuumvirate: Cyrus "The
Virus" Grissum and Nathan "Diamond Dog" Jones. Nathan is ''technically'' taking orders from Cyrus, but they both have equal authority and Nathan admits he is only doing so for the time being. Grissom.
* BigBad:
Cyrus always calls Diamond Dog 'Nathan', although whether that is because he has a genuine respect for Diamond Dog or is just generally WickedCultured and genteel is uncertain."Cyrus the Virus" Grissom.


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* TheDragon: Nathan "Diamond Dog" Jones.


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* FiveBadBand
** BigBad: Cyrus "Cyrus the Virus" Grissom
** TheDragon: Nathan "Diamond Dog" Jones
** TheEvilGenius: Earl "Swamp Thing" Williams
** TheBrute: William "Billy Bedlam" Bedford
** TheDarkChick: Joe "Pinball" Parker
11th Sep '16 9:11:38 PM Fireblood
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* ArtisticLicense: Medicine. Raise your hand if you've ever seen a first aid kit with a hypodermic needle in it.

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* ArtisticLicense: Medicine. ArtisticLicenseMedicine:
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Raise your hand if you've ever seen a first aid kit with a hypodermic needle in it.



** Prison law: A prison housing some of the most twisted, violent, ruthless, and cunning criminal geniuses in the world would probably keep these types isolated from one another to prevent them from devising this sort of scheme.



** Diamond Dog's story about getting a book deal would be incredibly unlikely in America, due to the Son of Sam laws that some states have that keep convicted criminals from profiting off their crimes. (Especially since those laws originated in New York.)

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** Diamond Dog's story about getting a book deal would be incredibly unlikely in America, due to the Son of Sam laws that some states have that keep convicted criminals from profiting off their crimes. (Especially crimes (especially since those laws originated in New York.) York).
** A prison housing some of the most twisted, violent, ruthless, and cunning criminal geniuses in the world would probably keep these types isolated from one another to prevent them devising this sort of scheme.
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* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Cyrus has a moment of this. His PoliticallyIncorrectVillain line about Pinball is said while the DEA agent on the plane is using him as a HumanShield. Once the situation is resolved, to the detriment of the agent, Pinball retrieves the agent's gun and asks if Cyrus meant it. Cyrus has Pinball relinquish the gun, then confirms that he did.
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