History Film / ExtremeMeasures

25th May '18 3:10:22 PM Fireblood
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* FrameUp: Luthan has medical cocaine planted in his apartment when it's broken into by the dirty cops, to get him arrested and fired from the hospital so he can't investigated the disappearances further.

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* FrameUp: Luthan has medical cocaine planted in his apartment when it's broken into by the dirty cops, to get him arrested and fired from the hospital so he can't investigated investigate the disappearances further.
4th May '18 2:20:17 PM Fireblood
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* AccidentalMurder: The film's climax has [[spoiler: Myrick]] killed when Luthan is fighting Hare over his gun, a stray shot from which hits him in the neck.


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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: At the end, Luthan is working at NYU's Neurology Department. How he was cleared of the drug charges is not shown, as otherwise they probably wouldn't hire him (and of course he'd still be facing a trial). Presumably it came out that he was framed by the dirty cops working for Myrick somehow.
1st May '18 10:47:08 PM Fireblood
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* MeaningfulName: Burke and Hare, the dirty cops working for Myrick, share their last names two infamous Scottish murderers that killed people then provided their cadavers for medical research, similarly to the film (although their motives were far less altruistic).

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* MeaningfulName: Burke and Hare, the dirty cops working for Myrick, share their last names with two infamous Scottish murderers that killed people then provided their cadavers for medical research, similarly to the film (although their the actual pair's motives were far less altruistic).
1st May '18 10:29:00 PM Fireblood
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* ArcWords: ''Triphase''

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* ArcWords: ''Triphase''''Triphase''.



* MaliciousSlander: Luthan gets falsely accused of drug charges after he's been snooping around.
1st May '18 10:28:18 PM Fireblood
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* CaliforniaDoubling: Set in New York, partly filmed in Toronto.



* FrameUp: Luthan has medical cocaine planted in his apartment when it's broken into by the dirty cops, to get him arrested and fired from the hospital so he can't investigated the disappearances further.



* HarsherInHindsight: Recent medical research has shown it may indeed be possible to regrow nerves as a means of curing spinal cord injuries-at least, it works in mice.



* JustThinkOfThePotential: Myrick to Luthan

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* JustThinkOfThePotential: Myrick to LuthanLuthan.



* ScienceMarchesOn: Albeit too slowly. See MohsScaleOfSciFiHardness and HarsherInHindsight.
1st May '18 10:16:56 PM Fireblood
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* MeaningfulName: Burke and Hare, the dirty cops working for Myrick, share their last names two infamous English murderers that killed people then provided their cadavers for medical research, similarly to the film (although their motives were far less altruistic).

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* MeaningfulName: Burke and Hare, the dirty cops working for Myrick, share their last names two infamous English Scottish murderers that killed people then provided their cadavers for medical research, similarly to the film (although their motives were far less altruistic).
1st May '18 10:15:57 PM Fireblood
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* BittersweetEnding: Guy exposes Myrick's shady human experiments, but also sets back researches on spinal cord therapies by ''decades''.

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* BittersweetEnding: Guy exposes Myrick's shady human experiments, but also sets back researches on possibly stops a cure for spinal cord therapies injuries by ''decades''.



* ChekhovsGun: We see Agent Hare leaving his home, being bade farewell by his paralyzed wife, then the second mook leaving his house after waving goodbye to his paralyzed son, by which point, the audience starts to get an inkling of what the conspiracy is all about.

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* ChekhovsGun: We see Agent Hare leaving his home, being bade farewell by his paralyzed wife, then the second mook Detective Burke leaving his house after waving goodbye to his paralyzed son, by which point, the audience starts to get an inkling of what the conspiracy is all about.



* DirtyCop: Hare, technically. Finances might be his motive, but even then, it's probably to help his wife.
* DisposableVagrant: The film opens with one of those vagrants seeking help from Hugh Grant's character, having escaped from the experiments. Having looked such a man in the eye, he's less willing to accept the later justification that such people were making a HeroicSacrifice to help those paralyzed by spinal damage walk again.

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* DirtyCop: Burke and Hare, technically. Finances might be his the motive, but even then, it's probably likely to help his wife.
their loved ones too.
* DisposableVagrant: The film opens with one of those vagrants seeking help from Hugh Grant's character, having escaped from the experiments. Having looked such a man in the eye, he's less willing to accept the later justification that such people were making a HeroicSacrifice to help those paralyzed by spinal damage walk again. As he notes, it wasn't their ''choice'' to make that sacrifice.



* HeKnowsTooMuch: Or rather, "he's ''going'' to know too much"

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* HarsherInHindsight: Recent medical research has shown it may indeed be possible to regrow nerves as a means of curing spinal cord injuries-at least, it works in mice.
* HeKnowsTooMuch: Or rather, "he's ''going'' to know too much"much".



* INeverToldYouMyName: When the two mooks confront Guy and the homeless men trying to assist another homeless man, they address Guy as "doc" even though he never identified himself as a doctor. Cue Guy's OhCrap reaction as he realizes the guys aren't cops, but hitmen.

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* INeverToldYouMyName: When the two mooks confront Guy and the homeless men trying to assist another homeless man, they address Guy as "doc" even though he never identified himself as a doctor. Cue Guy's OhCrap reaction as he realizes the guys aren't cops, but are hitmen.



* MohsScaleOfSciFiHardness: Recent breakthroughs have managed to regenerate spinal cord nerves in ''mice''. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-10895816
* TheMole: [[spoiler:Trammel]]
* MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate: It's not that he want's to be evil, but he's getting on in his years and really wants work on his research, for the benefit of humankind.

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* MeaningfulName: Burke and Hare, the dirty cops working for Myrick, share their last names two infamous English murderers that killed people then provided their cadavers for medical research, similarly to the film (although their motives were far less altruistic).
* MohsScaleOfSciFiHardness: Recent breakthroughs have managed to regenerate spinal cord nerves in ''mice''. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-10895816
uk/news/health-10895816 In the film, similar results were announced on lab rats, to which Myrick sarcastically says he's sure the world's rat population is going to rejoice.
* TheMole: [[spoiler:Trammel]]
[[spoiler:Trammel.]]
* MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate: It's not that he want's to be evil, but he's getting on in his years and really wants work on his research, for the benefit of humankind. The deaths of a few homeless men are just an unfortunate price to pay for it.



* [[spoiler:PassingTheTorch]]: [[spoiler:Myrick's wife hands all the research data to Luthan at the end.]]

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* [[spoiler:PassingTheTorch]]: [[spoiler:Myrick's wife hands over all the research data to Dr. Luthan at the end.]]



* TheSocialDarwinist: Myrick.
* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans: Played with. It's not like he's trying to take over the world, he just doesn't want to be bound by pesky human experimentation protocols.

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* TheSocialDarwinist: Myrick.
* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans: Played with.{{Played with}}. It's not like he's trying to take over the world, he just doesn't want to be bound by pesky human experimentation protocols.



* WellIntentionedExtremist: Well, he admitted so.

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* WellIntentionedExtremist: Well, he admitted so.it.
6th Sep '17 12:40:26 PM DrOO7
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* DisposableVagrant: The film opens with one of those vagrants seeking help from Hugh Grant's character, having escaped from the experiments. Having looked such a man in the eye, he's less willing to accept the later justification that such people were making a HeroicSacrifice to help those paralyzed by spinal damage walk again.
21st May '17 3:24:12 AM JackG
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* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: As the two mooks set out to stalk and presumably kill Guy, we see each of them being bid farewell by paralyzed relatives. It's obvious from the looks exchanged that they love these people very much and their desperation to help them is no doubt why they're involved in something so nefarious.

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* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: As the two mooks set out to stalk and presumably kill Guy, we see each of them being bid farewell by paralyzed relatives. It's obvious from the looks exchanged that they love these people very much and [[LoveMakesYouEvil their desperation to help them is no doubt why they're involved in something so nefarious.nefarious]].
21st May '17 3:21:40 AM JackG
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* WhatASenselessWasteOfHumanLife: Basically why Myrick decided to skip heaps of medical protocol and go straight to human experimentation by using homeless people as guinea pigs.

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* WhatASenselessWasteOfHumanLife: Basically why Myrick decided to skip heaps of medical protocol and go straight to human experimentation by [[DisposableVagrant using homeless people as guinea pigs.pigs]].
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