History Film / EndOfWatch

19th Aug '17 10:55:37 PM creader
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* Action: {{Downplayed}} in both cases. Z mentions his wife being pregnant early in the movie and she gives birth sometime later. Taylor also mentions his wife being pregnant. Both men are active police officers, but in the end, [[spoiler:Z dies and it's heavily implied that Taylor retires from being a police officer.]]

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* Action: {{Downplayed}} ActionDad: {{Downplayed|Trope}} in both cases. Z mentions his wife being pregnant early in the movie and she gives birth sometime later. Taylor also mentions his wife being pregnant. Both men are active police officers, but in the end, [[spoiler:Z dies and it's heavily implied that Taylor retires from being a police officer.]]



* BabiesEverAfter: {{Downplayed}} in both cases. For Z, his wife, Gabby, was mentioned being pregnant and gives birth at some point. As for Taylor, he reveals Janet is pregnant, but the baby isn't seen born.

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* BabiesEverAfter: {{Downplayed}} {{Downplayed|Trope}} in both cases. For Z, his wife, Gabby, was mentioned being pregnant and gives birth at some point. As for Taylor, he reveals Janet is pregnant, but the baby isn't seen born.



* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Inverted, early scenes establish Taylor and Z as borderline [[SociopathicHero Sociopathic Heroes]], they enjoy the action of the cop life and seem to have enjoyed the shootout at the beginning of the movie. But as the film goes on, you see them as being exceptionally good cops who are more than willing to put their life on the line. After they rescue a family from a burning house, earning a medal of valor, they notably start acting less bloodthirsty and more professional and focused on their job.

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* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Inverted, {{Inverted|Trope}}, early scenes establish Taylor and Z as borderline [[SociopathicHero Sociopathic Heroes]], they enjoy the action of the cop life and seem to have enjoyed the shootout at the beginning of the movie. But as the film goes on, you see them as being exceptionally good cops who are more than willing to put their life on the line. After they rescue a family from a burning house, earning a medal of valor, they notably start acting less bloodthirsty and more professional and focused on their job.
13th Aug '17 4:40:00 PM creader
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* AmbiguousSituation: When La La starts hitting on Orozzco, the latter becomes very, very hostile and vehemently insists she wouldn't touch La La if she was the last woman on Earth, and the two appear to be familiar with each other.

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* Action: {{Downplayed}} in both cases. Z mentions his wife being pregnant early in the movie and she gives birth sometime later. Taylor also mentions his wife being pregnant. Both men are active police officers, but in the end, [[spoiler:Z dies and it's heavily implied that Taylor retires from being a police officer.]]
* AmbiguousSituation: More like "Ambiguous Past Relationship". When La La starts hitting on Orozzco, the latter becomes very, very hostile and vehemently insists she wouldn't touch La La if she was the last woman on Earth, and the two appear to be familiar with each other.



* BabiesEverAfter: {{Downplayed}} in both cases. For Z, his wife, Gabby, was mentioned being pregnant and gives birth at some point. As for Taylor, he reveals Janet is pregnant, but the baby isn't seen born.



* ClingyJealousGirl: When going through some of his thing after their first night together, Janet notices a picture on of his past flings, and promptly said he won't be needing it anymore.



* DisappearedDad: [[spoiler:Z becomes this to his and Gabby's son after being killed by the Cartel.]]



* FriendToAllChildren: Taylor appears to be this as between him and his partner, he is the angriest at the two AbusiveParents for [[spoiler:duck-taping their children; and after removing the ducktape from one of the kids, Taylor places a reassuring gesture to the child.]] And after discovering is pregnant, he is glowing with pride.



* MoodWhiplash: [[spoiler: After Z's funeral, the film flashes back to a humorous story that Z tells about having to hide from his wife's parents the first night they had, which is funny as well as tragic given the information we know about his future]].

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* MoodWhiplash: [[spoiler: After Z's funeral, the film flashes back to a humorous story that Z tells about having to hide from his wife's parents the first night they had, had sex, which is funny as well as tragic given the information we know about his future]].



* PetTheDog: After being cavalier with the shootout in the beginning of the film, they show significant restraint when dealing with a thug who viciously attacked two fellow officers. Their Sergeant even said they would have easily been exonerated if they killed the guy, but Taylor just said he didn't feel like shooting someone today.

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* PetTheDog: OverprotectiveDad: When Taylor mentions that his and Janet's baby is a girl, he states that his daughter won't ever get married.
* PetTheDog:
**
After being cavalier with the shootout in the beginning of the film, they show significant restraint when dealing with a thug who viciously attacked two fellow officers. Their Sergeant even said they would have easily been exonerated if they killed the guy, but Taylor just said he didn't feel like shooting someone today.today.
** La La is friendly towards one of the dancers she meets at a party.


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* ReallyGetsAround: Taylor, which he also deconstructs. He mentions having meaningless one-night stands with random women who he then has a FriendsWithBenefits type of relationship and states that it is getting tiring because he wants to find someone he can have a meaningful relationship with.


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* WouldHitAGirl: One of the cartel members ''viciously'' beats up a female cop.
13th Aug '17 4:06:58 PM creader
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* ThirteenIsUnlucky: Both Taylor and Z are police officers of Unit 13 and [[spoiler:the latter is killed by the Drug cartel while the latter suffers injuries that will most likely have him retire from the force.]]



* AmbiguouslyGay: When La La starts hitting on Orozzco, the latter becomes very, very hostile and vehemently insists she wouldn't touch La La if she was the last woman on Earth, and the two appear to be familiar with each other.

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* AmbiguouslyGay: AmbiguousSituation: When La La starts hitting on Orozzco, the latter becomes very, very hostile and vehemently insists she wouldn't touch La La if she was the last woman on Earth, and the two appear to be familiar with each other.



* BaldOfAwesome: Taylor

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* BaldOfAwesome: TaylorBaldOfAwesome:
** Taylor.



* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:Big Evil and his gang won't be reppin' the Cartels anymore, or shooting up the neighborhoods, not with several hundred bullets sent through their chests.]]

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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:Big Evil and his gang won't be reppin' the Cartels anymore, or shooting up the neighborhoods, not with several hundred bullets sent through their chests.]] But during Taylor and Z's ambush, Z dies, while Taylor is left a broken man with grief and broken bones that will most likely force him off the force, like Van Hauser.]]



* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:Taylor and Z are ambushed, and Z dies, while Taylor is left a broken man with grief and, uh, broken bones that will most likely force him off the force, like Van Hauser.]]



* {{Jerkass}}: Van Hauser, in a very stoic, cold, and passive-aggressive way - it's explained he's like this, due to getting repeatedly fucked over by the LAPD for a promotion and placed on shit duties.
-->'''Taylor:''' Oh, you mean the USS Van Hauser? [=LAPD's=] stealthiest submarine? Only surfaces at [[TitleDrop End of Watch]]?

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* {{Jerkass}}: {{Jerkass}}:
**
Van Hauser, in a very stoic, cold, and passive-aggressive way - it's explained he's like this, due to getting repeatedly fucked over by the LAPD for a promotion and placed on shit duties.
-->'''Taylor:''' --->'''Taylor:''' Oh, you mean the USS Van Hauser? [=LAPD's=] stealthiest submarine? Only surfaces at [[TitleDrop End of Watch]]?



* LesbianCop: Officer Orozzco is one of Taylor and Z's fellow cops at the Unit 13 and is confirmed to be a lesbian after she gives a kiss to her wife/girlfriend during Taylor's wedding. And earlier than that, it was implied Orozzco and La La had some kind of relationship, [[AmbiguousSituation but it's up in the air]].



* PsychoLesbian: Big Evil has one in his crew. Aside from her threatening and flirting with a female cop and making out with a dancer at a ghetto party, her depravity and sexuality are independent.

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* PsychoLesbian: La La, one of Big Evil has one in his crew. Evil's crew members. Aside from her threatening and flirting with a female cop cop, Orozzco, and making out with a dancer at a ghetto party, her depravity and sexuality are independent.
23rd Dec '16 12:27:52 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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* ATeamFiring: The criminals in the film don't aim their weapons well, which doesn't help when using the notoriously inaccurate AKM. [[spoiler:A team of five of them fire on Z and Taylor late in the film, from an elevated position where Z and Taylor have no cover from, and only end up landing one shot.]] It's even lampshaded by the lesbian gangbanger right after.



-->Zavela: [to Taylor] You know you're a piece of shit, right?

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-->Zavela: [to Taylor] -->'''Zavela:''' ''(to Taylor)'' You know you're a piece of shit, right?



* HeterosexualLifePartners: Taylor and Zavala say that they're brothers, and the whole film is basically scene after scene reinforcing it.

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* HeterosexualLifePartners: Taylor and Zavala Z say that they're brothers, and the whole film is basically scene after scene reinforcing it.



-->Zavela: "You feel like a hero?"
-->Taylor: *thinks for a moment* "No."
-->Zavela: "Man, me neither. What's a hero feel like?"
-->Taylor: "I dunno, man."

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-->Zavela: "You -->'''Zavela:''' You feel like a hero?"
-->Taylor: *thinks
hero?\\
'''Taylor:''' ''(thinks
for a moment* "No."
-->Zavela: "Man,
moment)'' No.\\
'''Zavela:''' Man,
me neither. What's a hero feel like?"
-->Taylor: "I
like?\\
'''Taylor:''' I
dunno, man."man.
* ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy: The criminals in the film don't aim their weapons well, which doesn't help when using the notoriously inaccurate AKM. [[spoiler:A team of five of them fire on Z and Taylor late in the film, from an elevated position where Z and Taylor have no cover from, and only end up landing one shot.]] It's even lampshaded by the lesbian gangbanger right after.
2nd Oct '16 8:19:57 AM JamesAustin
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* BiggerBad: The Cartel leader who orders the hit from south of the border through Big Evil.


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* GreaterScopeVillain: The Cartel leader who orders the hit from south of the border through Big Evil.
9th Aug '16 12:01:09 AM Chris116
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Added DiffLines:

* AmbiguouslyGay: When La La starts hitting on Orozzco, the latter becomes very, very hostile and vehemently insists she wouldn't touch La La if she was the last woman on Earth, and the two appear to be familiar with each other.
26th Jul '16 1:32:10 PM YT45
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--'''Taylor:''' Oh, you mean the USS Van Hauser? [=LAPD's=] stealthiest submarine? Only surfaces at [[TitleDrop End of Watch]]?

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--'''Taylor:''' -->'''Taylor:''' Oh, you mean the USS Van Hauser? [=LAPD's=] stealthiest submarine? Only surfaces at [[TitleDrop End of Watch]]?
26th Jul '16 1:30:34 PM YT45
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* ATeamFiring: The criminals in the film don't aim their weapons well, which doesn't help when using the notoriously inaccurate AKM. [[spoiler:A team of five of them fire on Z and Taylor late in the film, from an elevated position where Z and Taylor have no cover from, and only end up landing one shot.]] It's even lampshaded by the lesbian gangbanger right after.

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* ATeamFiring: The criminals in the film don't aim their weapons well, which doesn't help when using the notoriously inaccurate AKM. [[spoiler:A team of five of them fire on Z and Taylor late in the film, from an elevated position where Z and Taylor have no cover from, and only end up landing one shot.]] It's even lampshaded by the lesbian gangbanger right after.



* AtomicFBomb: [[TheCavalryArrivesLate When the Sergeant arrives with Davis and Orozco to respond to Z and Taylor's call for backup]], a snarky quip from La La prompts him to shout, ''''"FUCK YOU!"'''' before emptying his magazine into Big Evil's crew.

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* AtomicFBomb: [[TheCavalryArrivesLate When the Sergeant arrives with Davis and Orozco to respond to Z and Taylor's call for backup]], a snarky quip from La La prompts him to shout, ''''"FUCK YOU!"'''' '''''"FUCK YOU!"''''' before emptying his magazine into Big Evil's crew.



--'''Taylor:''' Oh, you mean the USS Van Hauser? [=LAPD's=] stealthiest submarine? Only surfaces at [[TitleDrop End of Watch]]?

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--'''Taylor:''' Oh, you mean the USS Van Hauser? Hauser? [=LAPD's=] stealthiest submarine? Only surfaces at [[TitleDrop End of Watch]]?
26th Jul '16 1:30:03 PM YT45
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* ATeamFiring: The criminals in the film don't aim their weapons well, which doesn't help when using the notoriously inaccurate AK-47. [[spoiler:A team of five of them fire on Z and Taylor late in the film, from an elevated position where Z and Taylor have no cover from, and only end up landing one shot.]] It's even lampshaded by the lesbian gangbanger right after.

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* ATeamFiring: The criminals in the film don't aim their weapons well, which doesn't help when using the notoriously inaccurate AK-47. AKM. [[spoiler:A team of five of them fire on Z and Taylor late in the film, from an elevated position where Z and Taylor have no cover from, and only end up landing one shot.]] It's even lampshaded by the lesbian gangbanger right after.



* AtomicFBomb: [[TheCavalryArrivesLate When the Sergeant arrives with Davis and Orozco to respond to Z and Taylor's call for backup]], a snarky quip from La La prompts him to shout, ''''"FUCK YOU!"'''' before emptying his magazine into Big Evil's crew.



* FightScene: Z and a repeat offender go at it to settle their differences.

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* FightScene: Z and a repeat offender go at it to settle their differences. After losing the fight, the offender agrees to come quietly, while Taylor and Zavala don't charge him with Assaulting an Officer.



--'''Taylor:''' Oh, you mean the USS Van Hauser? [=LAPD's=] stealthiest submarine? Only surfaces at [[TitleDrop End of Watch]]?



* MajorInjuryUnderreaction: Probably thanks to shock, [[spoiler: Hauser is remarkably calm as he explains what happened to the main characters that led to him getting a knife wedged in his eye.]]

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* MajorInjuryUnderreaction: Probably thanks to shock, [[spoiler: Van Hauser is remarkably calm as he explains what happened to the main characters that led to him getting a knife wedged in his eye.]]



* NewMeat: One is part of the police force. The two protagonists don't even know her name. [[spoiler:She retires after a criminal severely beats her face in.]]

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* NewMeat: One is part of the police force.The young, pretty, fresh-from-the-academy officer assigned as Van Hauser's partner. The two protagonists don't even know her name. [[spoiler:She retires quits after a criminal severely beats her face in.]]



* SpoilerTitle: "End of Watch" is a term used when [[spoiler:police officers are killed in the line of duty]].

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* SpoilerTitle: "End of Watch" is a term that refers to the end of a police officer's duty shift. It is also formally used when [[spoiler:police officers are killed in the line of duty]].
11th Jul '16 12:54:57 PM AthelstanRex927
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''End of Watch'' is a late summer 2012 release, directed by Creator/DavidAyer and starring Creator/JakeGyllenhaal and Creator/MichaelPeña.

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''End of Watch'' is a late summer 2012 release, directed by Creator/DavidAyer and starring Creator/JakeGyllenhaal and Creator/MichaelPeña.
[[{{Creator/MichaelPena}} Michael Peña]].
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