History Film / DOA

19th Nov '16 4:53:28 PM PhilsLover
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* FollowTheLeader: Chester, like many killers in the FilmNoir era, was inspired by [[GigglingVillain Tommy Udo]] from ''Film/KissOfDeath''.
15th Oct '16 4:35:21 PM eroock
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A remake starring Dennis Quaid was released in 1988.

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A remake starring Dennis Quaid Creator/DennisQuaid was released in 1988.
28th Sep '16 5:44:18 AM mlsmithca
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** He didn't. He was simply trying to frame [[spoiler:Eugene]].
%%* UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco
17th Mar '16 7:47:03 PM Pichu-kun
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* RiddleForTheAges: The film never does explain how [[spoiler:Halliday]] got involved in the original iridium theft/sale that instigated the film.
22nd Jan '16 7:31:42 PM FF32
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* RiddleForTheAges: The film never does explain how [[spoiler:Halliday]] got involved in the original iridium theft/sale that instigated the film.
** He didn't. He was simply trying to frame [[spoiler:Eugene]].
16th Jan '16 3:27:53 PM PaulA
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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:The hero dies, but he at least manages to expose the villains whose plot led to his death.]]



* DownerEnding: [[spoiler: TheHeroDies.]]
** BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: But he at least manages to expose the villains whose plot led to his death.]]
13th Jan '16 8:16:40 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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''D.O.A.'', or ''Dead On Arrival'', is a 1950 FilmNoir drama about a man named Frank Bigelow, who must frantically try to find out who wants him dead through poisoning- and why. The plot speeds as Frank recounts [[HowWeGotHere his past events]] to the police to get help.

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''D.O.A.'', or ''Dead On Arrival'', is a 1950 FilmNoir drama about a man named Frank Bigelow, Bigelow (Edmond O'Brien), who must frantically try to find out who wants him dead through poisoning- poisoning -- and why. The plot speeds as Frank recounts [[HowWeGotHere his past events]] to the police to get help.
13th Jan '16 8:15:45 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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->'''Frank Bigelow''': I'd like to report a murder.
->'''Captain''': Sit down. Where was this murder committed?
->'''Frank Bigelow''': San Francisco, last night.
->'''Captain''': Who was murdered?
->'''Frank Bigelow''': I was.

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->'''Frank Bigelow''': I'd like to report a murder.\\
'''Captain''': Sit down. Where was this murder committed?\\
'''Frank Bigelow''': San Francisco, last night.\\
'''Captain''': Who was murdered?\\
'''Frank Bigelow''': I was.

->'''Captain''': Sit down. Where was this murder committed?
->'''Frank Bigelow''': San Francisco, last night.
->'''Captain''': Who was murdered?
->'''Frank Bigelow''': I was.



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27th Jun '15 3:56:17 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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%%* PerfectPoison

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%%* PerfectPoison* PerfectPoison: The "luminous toxin".
27th Jun '15 3:54:32 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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* GoingByTheMatchbook: Frank finds a matchbook from The Fisherman club that the assassin who tried to shoot him dropped, confirming that it was indeed the same man who poisoned him.
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