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30th Apr '15 1:24:14 AM RushLimborg
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* FilmNoir: [[PlayingWithATrope Plays with]] quite a few of the conventions--Mike is a PrivateDetective, in Los Angeles, drawn into a case involving a woman with a mysterious past. Bonus points for the past actually taking place in TheForties...and [[DeliberatelyMonochrome being shown in black and white.]] The very first scene in particular, with Roman on death row and Gray questioning him, practically screams noir.
10th Feb '15 12:18:39 PM gallium
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* OohMeAccentsSlipping: Branagh.
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* OohMeAccentsSlipping: Branagh.Branagh really struggles with an American accent.
25th Jul '14 7:48:00 PM justanid
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* VisionsOfAnotherSelf: the two main characters [[spoiler:reincarnate as opposite genders (swapping actors)]], which becomes a plot point.
20th Jul '14 9:20:52 PM lipranzer
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* ActingForTwo: ** Kenneth Branagh plays both Mike Church and Roman Strauss, while Emma Thompson plays both Grace and Margaret Strauss. ** In addition, Jo Anderson plays the nun who's pleading Grace's case in the present day, and a starlet who dismisses Roman in the past sequence, while composer Patrick Doyle plays a cop in the present day, and a party-goer in the past sequence.
3rd Jun '14 10:00:59 PM PaulA
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* ActorAllusion: [[spoiler:Franklin's stutter]] is often assumed to be a call back to Jacobi's role in ''Series/IClaudius'', but actually it's just a nice coincidence; that aspect of the character was settled on well before Jacobi was cast.
3rd Jun '14 9:59:47 PM PaulA
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* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice
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* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudiceInertialImpalement: In the final showdown, the villain charges at Mike and Grace, only to be impaled [[spoiler:on, ironically, one of Grace's scissor-nightmare sculptures]].
5th May '14 11:08:53 AM LongLiveHumour
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* {{Cameo}}: RobinWilliams has three brief scenes as disgraced psychiatrist Cozy Carlisle.
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* {{Cameo}}: RobinWilliams Creator/RobinWilliams has three brief scenes as disgraced psychiatrist Cozy Carlisle.
22nd Jan '14 7:11:36 AM Eegah
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** And of course Gray Baker shows how bad an idea it can be, with a nauseating close-up of him smoking through his stoma.
24th Dec '13 6:17:06 AM PaulA
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* ActorAllusion: [[spoiler:Franklin's stutter]] is a nice call back to Jacobi's role in ''Series/IClaudius''.
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* ActorAllusion: [[spoiler:Franklin's stutter]] is often assumed to be a nice call back to Jacobi's role in ''Series/IClaudius''.''Series/IClaudius'', but actually it's just a nice coincidence; that aspect of the character was settled on well before Jacobi was cast.

* ActorAllusion: [[spoiler:Franklin's stutter]] is a nice call back BetterManhandleTheMurderWeapon: [[spoiler:Roman, when he finds Margaret's body, thereby getting the fingerprints on the murder weapon that contribute to Jacobi's role in ''Series/IClaudius''.him being convicted of the murder.]]

* CatapultNightmare: Grace.
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* CatapultNightmare: Grace.Grace, in her first scene.

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* CatapultNightmare: Grace.ShoutOut: The film contains several shout-outs to Branagh's previous film, an adaptation of ''Theatre/HenryV''. Roman's prisoner number is the date of the Battle of Agincourt, the ''Life'' magazine with the article about about Roman and Margaret is a 1948 issue with a cover story about Creator/LaurenceOlivier (who also directed and starred in a film version of ''Henry V''), and a fight scene occurs on Los Angeles' Shakespeare Bridge.
21st Dec '13 9:39:47 AM Fireblood
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* ArmchairPsychology: Cozy Carlisle was once a genuine psychiatrist, but was stripped of his right to practice. * BedlamHouse: The hospital where Mike tries to fob off Grace. It's strictly for women, but the place is full of extreme insanity cases and the staff is clearly either apathetic or overburdened. Mike fancies himself a tough guy detective who doesn't want to be burdened with a woman; but he can't bring himself to leave Grace in a place like this. So he takes her back to his apartment.
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* ArmchairPsychology: Cozy Carlisle was once a genuine psychiatrist, but was stripped of his right to practice. * BedlamHouse: The hospital where Mike tries to fob off Grace. It's strictly for women, but the place is full of extreme insanity cases and the staff is clearly either apathetic or overburdened. Mike fancies himself a tough guy detective who doesn't want to be burdened with a woman; woman, but he can't bring himself to leave Grace in a place like this. So he takes her back to his apartment.

* CatapultNightmare: Grace
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* CatapultNightmare: GraceGrace.

* DrugsAreBad: Gray Baker is still alive in Mike's time, and dying of throat cancer from the smoking habit he had [[SmokingIsCool during his reporter days]]. And yet, he's still so addicted that despite having a surgical hole in his throat, he begs Mike for a cig and smokes it through his trach tube.
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* DrugsAreBad: Gray Baker is still alive in Mike's time, and dying of throat cancer from the smoking habit he had [[SmokingIsCool during his reporter days]]. And yet, he's still so addicted that despite having a surgical hole in his throat, he begs Mike for a cig cigarette and smokes it through his trach trachia tube.

* DumbStruck: Grace, until her first hypnotherapy session. (In the DVDCommentary, the writers confess that this was added in a later draft when they realised that all her lines up until that point were just variations on "Sorry, I don't remember".)
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* DumbStruck: Grace, until her first hypnotherapy session. (In session (in the DVDCommentary, the writers confess that this was added in a later draft when they realised realized that all her lines up until that point were just variations on "Sorry, I don't remember".)

** Time-appropriate in the Roman and Margaret timeframe: everyone smoked during that time.
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** Time-appropriate in the Roman and Margaret timeframe: time frame: everyone smoked during that time.

* MementoMacGuffin: the anklet.
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* MementoMacGuffin: the The anklet.
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