History Film / DickTracy

26th Nov '16 7:37:18 PM mkmckoy
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->''"I'm on my way."''

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->''"I'm on my way."''
->''Everywhere I turn, it's Tracy! Tracy! Tracy!''
--> -- '''Big Boy Caprice'''



* CompositeCharacter: The Blank and Breathless Mahoney were completely different characters in the original comic, The Blank being a disfigured mobster and Mahoney the stepdaughter of the gangster Shakey who fights her mother over Shakey's loot. Breathless in the film is actually closer to the character of Sleet from the comic strip.

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* CompositeCharacter: The Blank and Breathless Mahoney were completely different characters in the original comic, comic. The Blank being is a disfigured mobster and mobster, while Mahoney the stepdaughter of the gangster Shakey who fights her mother over Shakey's loot. Breathless in the film is actually closer to the character of Sleet from the comic strip.strip.
* ContrastMontage: The “Sooner or Later” montage, in which Tracy is stopping Big Boy’s crime spree plans, while Big Boy experiences a VillainousBreakdown, making this a FailureMontage for Big Boy.
** Reversed with the “Back in Business” montage, which includes a GoodTimesMontage of Big Boy’s crew shaking down the city, while Tracy has a SadTimesMontage rotting in jail.


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* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: Kid. Lampshaded but ultimately subverted when he gives himself the name, “Dick Tracy, Jr.”
14th Nov '16 6:06:50 PM TheTrailblazerCritic
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** Big Boy and Pruneface when they realize that the building has been bugged.
** Dick Tracy when he comes to and realizes he's just been framed for Fletcher's murder.
12th Nov '16 9:51:59 PM TheTrailblazerCritic
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* CurbStompBattle: The gangsters are very easily cut down to a bloody pulp during their attempt to breakthrough the police blockade at the Club Ritz.


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* TheDragon: Flattop and Itchy seem to fill this role for Big Boy. Tracy himself is practically the Dragon of the police.


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* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: Tracy seems ''very'' fond of dealing these to his opponents when finally pushed to the edge.


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** Big Boy when he sees his gang being ripped to shreds during the final standoff, with Tess in tow.
12th Oct '16 8:10:55 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* DawsonCasting: A middle-aged version, that is. No men in The City seem to be under 50 years old for some reason. And virtually every store owner being harrassed by Big Boy's Goons seem to be in their ''seventies''!



* TheReasonYouSuchSpeech: When things go south for his criminal empire, Big Boy delivers a delightfully over-the-top one to his goons for their inability to deal with Tracy.

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* TheReasonYouSuchSpeech: TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: When things go south for his criminal empire, Big Boy delivers a delightfully over-the-top one to his goons for their inability to deal with Tracy.



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Dick Tracy was planned to be a franchise involving several movies, in the vein of Batman. However, creative difference between Beatty and Disney, combined with a disappointing final box office, killed this plan.
26th May '16 2:46:34 PM JoieDeCombat
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-->'''Flat Crop''': In the comics, they dragged this kind of thing out for weeks, so out of respect we've got to drag out your death in this scene!
26th May '16 2:45:47 PM JoieDeCombat
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* ''Magazine/{{MAD}}'': "Schtick Tracy."
-->'''Schtick Tracy''' ''(in the scene where the villains have him trapped in a room with a boiler about to explode)'': [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim But why don't you just shoot me?]]
26th May '16 2:43:46 PM JoieDeCombat
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* DoubleEntendre: A triple entendre, actually. After Tracy throws money in Big Boy's face, he venomously growls.. "You dumb DICK!"
** Dick is his first name.
** Dick is slang for a detective.
** [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar You can probably guess the third meaning.]]

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* DoubleEntendre: A triple entendre, actually. After Tracy throws money in Big Boy's face, he venomously growls.. "You dumb DICK!"
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DICK!" Dick is his both Tracy's first name.
** Dick is
name and slang for a detective.
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detective, and, well... [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar You you can probably guess the third meaning.]]
26th May '16 2:37:41 PM evilwillhunting
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** 88 Keys, in the comic strip, was a mafia thug just as powerful and cutthroat as the other villains. But here, he's just a toady who helps out the bad guys.



** The Brow, in particular, was a major Tracy villain, even more notorious than Pruneface or Flattop. But he's gunned down like a mook redshirt all the same.
26th May '16 2:33:51 PM evilwillhunting
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** The Brow, in particular, was a major Tracy villain, even more notorious than Pruneface or Flattop. But he's gunned down like a mook redshirt all the same.
26th May '16 2:31:31 PM evilwillhunting
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* DawsonCasting: A middle-aged version, that is. No men in The City seem to be under 50 years old for some reason. And virtually every store owner being harrassed by Big Boy's Goons seem to be in their ''seventies''!
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