History Film / EndOfWatch

15th Jan '16 1:32:22 AM KJMackley
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* TakingTheBullet: At Brian's wedding their Captain mentions, after drinking a lot, that during a tour of duty in the military a buddy of his took a bullet for him. He still feels guilty, thinking he was the one who deserved to die. [[spoiler: It's implied that the reason Brian survived the final ambush is because Z's body, including his bulletproof vest, was able to shield him from the worst of it. It was likely unintentional because it just happened to be the right angle, but works the same way]].
11th Jan '16 11:19:12 AM CaptainCrawdad
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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.]]



** 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.]]
29th Sep '15 8:54:10 AM NTC3
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''End of Watch'' is a late summer 2012 release directed by David Ayer starring Creator/JakeGyllenhaal and Michael Peña.

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''End of Watch'' is a late summer 2012 release release, directed by David Ayer Creator/DavidAyer and starring Creator/JakeGyllenhaal and Michael Peña.
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2nd Aug '15 3:25:25 PM ACondomFullOfCrisco
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* WorthyOpponent: The repeat offender speaks of Z and Taylor like this to his underlings after the fight scene, with obvious respect in his voice, because he notes that they could've double-teamed him but instead Z gave him a straight up one-on-one fight and told Taylor to stay out of it. He also notes that they ''could'' have given him a third felony charge for their fight with him, but instead booked him for disorderly conduct and let him go free.
2nd Aug '15 3:20:19 PM ACondomFullOfCrisco
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* ImNoHeroIm: Z and Taylor have a moment like this after they receive their medals for saving the kids from the house fire, partially because of the AngerBornOfWorry they received from the ladies in their respective lives.

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* ImNoHeroIm: ImNotAHeroIm: Z and Taylor have a moment like this after they receive their medals for saving the kids from the house fire, partially because of the AngerBornOfWorry they received from the ladies in their respective lives.
2nd Aug '15 3:19:35 PM ACondomFullOfCrisco
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* ImNoHeroIm...: Z and Taylor have a moment like this after they receive their medals for saving the kids from the house fire, partially because of the AngerBornOfWorry they received from the ladies in their respective lives.

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* ImNoHeroIm...: ImNoHeroIm: Z and Taylor have a moment like this after they receive their medals for saving the kids from the house fire, partially because of the AngerBornOfWorry they received from the ladies in their respective lives.
2nd Aug '15 3:18:17 PM ACondomFullOfCrisco
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* ImNoHeroIm...: Z and Taylor have a moment like this after they receive their medals for saving the kids from the house fire, partially because of the AngerBornOfWorry they received from the ladies in their respective lives.
-->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."
2nd Aug '15 3:13:47 PM ACondomFullOfCrisco
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* AngerBornOfWorry: Z's wife and Taylor's lady-friend both have a turn yelling at their respective significant others sometime after the house fire, as while they displayed great bravery, they did charge inside a burning house when neither of them were trained to do so and could have died in there. Z's wife was especially worried, because she's pregnant at the time.

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* AngerBornOfWorry: Z's wife and Taylor's lady-friend both have a turn yelling at their respective significant others sometime after the house fire, as while fire. While they displayed great bravery, they Z and Taylor did charge inside a burning house when neither of them were trained to do so for that job and could have died in there. Z's wife was especially worried, because she's pregnant at the time.
2nd Aug '15 3:12:52 PM ACondomFullOfCrisco
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* AngerBornOfWorry: Z's wife and Taylor's lady-friend both have a turn yelling at their respective significant others sometime after the house fire, as while they displayed great bravery, they did charge inside a burning house when neither of them were trained to do so and could have died in there. Z's wife was especially worried, because she's pregnant at the time.
8th Jun '15 6:57:02 PM KJMackley
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The film is shot mostly with a video look to it, including many shots that are, InUniverse, taken by handheld camcorder's, squad car cameras or the officers lapel cams.



* 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.



* FatalFamilyPhoto: [[spoiler:Family seems to be brought up quite often by the two officers. Especially Z.]]

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* FatalFamilyPhoto: [[spoiler:Family seems to be brought up quite often by the two officers. Especially Z.]] Taylor reveals that Janet is pregnant just before the climax, which leads to the fake-out where it seems like both died, when Taylor survived because Z took the brunt of the last attack]].


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* {{Fingore}}: [[spoiler: Taylor got his radio shot out of his hand during the initial ambush, the actual injury was unknown (actual bullet through the hand or shrapnel from the shattered radio)]].


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* 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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* RecklessGunUsage: Almost happens with Janet, as she uses Taylor's camera to leave him a message after their first night together and she holds up a snub nose revolver he has in his bedroom and asks him to take her to the shooting range sometime. She handles it like someone who doesn't know how to hold a gun, but doesn't make any significant mistakes (ie. finger on the trigger, ignorant of where the barrel is pointing).
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