History Film / DirtyLaundry

4th Oct '17 5:33:26 PM Agronac919
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* HesBack: [[ImpliedTrope Implied.]] Frank seems to be off his game, even refraining from stopping a woman getting raped. However, following his witnessing a boy being threatened by a gang and having a little philosophical chat with [[NotSoDifferent the clerk,]] he goes out and [[PayEvilUntoEvil does what he does best.]]
20th Jul '17 3:12:44 AM TitoMosquito
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* AintTooProudToBeg: [[spoiler:The gang leader pleads for mercy when the prostitute he brutally raped earlier is about to throw the lighter at him. Leading to...]]
* BigNo: [[spoiler:The gang leader screaming this.]]


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* RealityEnsues: The clerk said even if the gang members get their due, new ones will replace them.
1st Jan '17 6:10:35 AM NightShade96
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* CommonalityConnection: The main character and the store clerk. The store clerk's story suggests that he once tried to stand up to some local criminals, only to end up in a wheelchair with, it's implied, his family murdered in retribution. He ended up succumbing to cynicism and despair. It's suggested that the main character and his family suffered a similar fate, but [[Comicbook/ThePunisher the main character took a different approach in response.]]

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* CommonalityConnection: The main character and the store clerk. The store clerk's story suggests that he once tried to stand up to some local criminals, only to end up in a wheelchair with, it's implied, his family murdered in retribution. He ended up succumbing to cynicism and despair. It's suggested that the main character and his family suffered a similar fate, but [[Comicbook/ThePunisher [[ComicBook/ThePunisher the main character took a different approach in response.]]



* ManOnFire: The gang leader is beaten up by Frank and then drenched with the bottle of Jack Daniels; Frank then leaves an already lit lighter by his broken legs. [[spoiler:The prostitute then [[TheDogBitesBack lights him on fire]]]].

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* ManOnFire: The gang leader is beaten up by Frank and then drenched with the bottle of Jack Daniels; Frank then leaves an already lit already-lit lighter by his broken legs. [[spoiler:The prostitute then [[TheDogBitesBack lights him on fire]]]].



* NoodleIncident: Why he's residing inside a beaten down Ford van is unsure, but [[WordOfGod Thomas Jane]] explained that:
--> '''Thomas Jane''': "Frank is trying to take a breather after one particularly hard mission - which has forced him to blow his hideaway and lose everything - again. Something that Frank is pretty used to by now. He's managed to escape relatively unscathed, but all he's got left is a .45 or two. He's got to rebuild his life all over again. He's stolen a van and parked it on a forgotten street in the ghetto, where he climbs into the back and gets a few hours of much deserved sleep. Morning comes and he decides he might as well wash the blood out of his uniform, and put something in his stomach. His day hasn't even started yet when sure enough, trouble finds him. Again. The last thing he wants to do is get involved with some street punks war party."

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* NoodleIncident: Why he's residing inside a beaten down Ford van is unsure, but Thomas Jane [[WordOfGod Thomas Jane]] explained explained]] that:
--> '''Thomas Jane''': "Frank is trying to take a breather after one particularly hard mission - which has forced him to blow his hideaway and lose everything - again. Something that Frank is pretty used to by now. He's managed to escape relatively unscathed, but all he's got left is a .45 or two. He's got to rebuild his life all over again. He's stolen a van and parked it on a forgotten street in the ghetto, where he climbs into the back and gets a few hours of much deserved sleep. Morning comes and he decides he might as well wash the blood out of his uniform, and put something in his stomach. His day hasn't even started yet when sure enough, trouble finds him. Again. The last thing he wants to do is get involved with some street punks punks' war party."



* OutOfCharacterMoment: A man so dedicated to punishing evil he's called ''The Punisher'' allowing a woman to be raped? Yeah. Pretty out-of-character.



* TheReveal: After the fighting has stopped, the protagonist goes to return to his car. The kid he was speaking to earlier goes to return his t-shirt from the dryer, only for the man to tell him to keep it. Cue the man getting into his van and the kid unfolding the t-shirt...[[ComicBook/ThePunisher to show a white skull on a pitch-black shirt]].
* RoleReprisal: Creator/ThomasJane is once Film/{{the Punisher|2004}}.
* ShortFilm: The work is ten minutes from start to finish.

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* TheReveal: After the fighting has stopped, the protagonist goes to return to his car. The kid he was speaking to earlier goes to return his t-shirt T-shirt from the dryer, only for the man to tell him to keep it. Cue the man getting into his van and the kid unfolding the t-shirt...T-shirt...[[ComicBook/ThePunisher to show a white skull on a pitch-black shirt]].
* RoleReprisal: Creator/ThomasJane is once again Film/{{the Punisher|2004}}.
* ShortFilm: The work is ten minutes long from start to finish.



** Creator/RonPerlman's character is a deconstruction of the idea. He tried to interfere in a situation like that once, was left in a wheelchair and may have had his family murdered in retaliation. This guy was also even a war vet.

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** Creator/RonPerlman's character is a deconstruction of the idea. He tried to interfere in a situation like that once, once and was left in a wheelchair and may have had his family murdered in retaliation. This guy was also even a war vet.
19th Oct '16 5:08:46 PM PaladinPhoenix
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* PreMortemOneLiner: "Do you know the difference between Justice and Punishment?" Considering it's [[Comicbook/ThePunisher the main character]] who says this line, it's pretty clear what that difference is.

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* PreMortemOneLiner: "Do you know the difference between Justice and Punishment?" Considering it's [[Comicbook/ThePunisher Said by the main character]] who says this line, it's pretty clear what that difference is.character after dousing the gang leader in Jack Daniels and lighting a lighter, clearly intent on setting the gang leader on fire. [[spoiler: But then he sets the lighter down and walks away, letting the prostitute the gang leader beat and raped at the start of the film kill the gang leader. Punishment is being struck down for committing evil. Justice is being struck down by the person against whom you committed evil.]]
31st May '16 9:02:28 AM Anicomicgeek
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* RoleReprisal: Creator/ThomasJane is once Film/{{the Punisher|2004}}.
14th Mar '16 12:30:51 PM Nohbody
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* TheCameo: If such a thing can exist in a short film; Creator/RonPerlman appears as convenience store clerk, who had been a former solider like Castle himself but paralyzed from trying stop a crime years before.

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* TheCameo: If such a thing can exist in a short film; Creator/RonPerlman appears as convenience store clerk, clerk who had been a former solider like Castle himself himself, but got paralyzed from trying stop a crime years before.



* GrievousBottleyHarm: [[spoiler: Best. Example. EVER. The main character orders a bottle of Jack Daniels before he leaves the convenience store. He then uses it to kill the gang members.]]

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* GrievousBottleyHarm: [[spoiler: Best. Example. EVER. The main character orders a A bottle of Jack Daniels before he leaves bought from the corner convenience store. He then uses it store is used to kill the take down a street gang members.[[spoiler:by the main character.]]



* VigilanteMan: The main character decides to get involved in a crime he witnesses while doing his laundry.
** Creator/RonPerlman's character is arguably a deconstruction of the idea. He tried to interfere in a situation like that once, was left in a wheelchair and may have had his family murdered in retaliation. This guy was also even a war vet.

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* VigilanteMan: VigilanteMan:
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The main character decides to get involved in a crime he witnesses while doing his laundry.
** Creator/RonPerlman's character is arguably a deconstruction of the idea. He tried to interfere in a situation like that once, was left in a wheelchair and may have had his family murdered in retaliation. This guy was also even a war vet.
1st Nov '15 5:14:57 PM lolface123
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* PapaWolf: Frank is unamused when he sees the gang leader threatening a kid outside, and [[CurbStompBattle goes to do something about it.]]


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* TranquilFury: After he sees the gang of punks threatening a kid outside and causing other vicious trouble, he proceeds to kill all of them and subject the leader to a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown before leaving him for the rape victim to finish off. All without changing his expression.
29th Apr '15 3:45:14 AM nirao01
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''Dirty Laundry'' is a 2012 ShortFilm[=/=]FanFilm released during the San Francisco Comic-Con starring Thomas Jane as a solitary man living out of the back of an old van currently parked in a rough neighbourhood. While doing his laundry, he crosses paths with a local gangster and his crew, who have a score to settle with a local prostitute and a local boy who refuses to sell drugs for them. Unfortunately for ''them'', although [[WritingAroundTrademarks he is never named or explicitly identified in the story]], the man is apparently Frank Castle -- otherwise known as Comicbook/ThePunisher.

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''Dirty Laundry'' is a 2012 ShortFilm[=/=]FanFilm released during the San Francisco Comic-Con starring Thomas Jane Creator/ThomasJane as a solitary man living out of the back of an old van currently parked in a rough neighbourhood. While doing his laundry, he crosses paths with a local gangster and his crew, who have a score to settle with a local prostitute and a local boy who refuses to sell drugs for them. Unfortunately for ''them'', although [[WritingAroundTrademarks he is never named or explicitly identified in the story]], the man is apparently Frank Castle -- otherwise known as Comicbook/ThePunisher.
1st Mar '15 12:43:17 PM Raconteur
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*TheDrifter: In classic Western fashion, the main character embodies this.
1st Mar '15 12:39:37 PM Raconteur
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[[caption-width-right:260: Crime is the dirt. Meet the detergent.]]

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[[caption-width-right:260: [[CleanUpTheTown Crime is the dirt. Meet the detergent.detergent]].]]
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