History Film / FaceOff

19th Aug '16 10:25:23 PM dmcreif
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* DirtyCop: Castor Troy abuses his job as an FBI agent to get Pollux released from prison by having him "confess" the location of their big bomb so that Castor can "locate" it and play hero, as well as get rid of rival criminals and stealthily take Archer's place in his family.

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* DirtyCop: Upon taking over Archer's FBI post, Castor Troy abuses his new job as an FBI agent to get with impunity, getting Pollux released from prison by having him "confess" the location of their big bomb so that Castor can "locate" it and play hero, while using Archer's men as well as assassins to get rid of rival criminals his associates, and stealthily take Archer's place in his family.



* ImpersonatingAnOfficer: Plastic surgery allows Castor to spend much of his time impersonating Archer.



* ThirdPersonPerson: Archer-as-Castor, freshly arrived in the prison, recognizes another inmate he put away on a different case and has to refer to himself in the third person to narrowly avoid giving away his true identity.



* TooDumbToLive: Seriously, Dr. Walsh? Not having ''anybody'' watch over Castor Troy while in his coma? Not putting police officers on guard duty? Not even using soft restraints to keep his arms secured to the bed? WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong? It's kinda karmic that he's the first person Castor has killed, along with Archer's handler and best friend, upon getting Archer's old face grafted onto Troy, which destroys the entire underground mission Archer was running.

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* TooDumbToLive: Seriously, Dr. Walsh? Not having ''anybody'' watch over Castor Troy while in his coma? Not putting police officers on guard duty? Not even using soft restraints to keep his arms secured to the bed? WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong? It's kinda karmic that he's the first person Castor has killed, along with Archer's handler and best friend, upon getting Archer's old face grafted onto Troy, which destroys Castor, who then burns down the entire underground mission Archer was running.facility to cover his tracks.
5th Aug '16 3:44:17 PM darrenr
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** Director Lazarro turns out to have formerly served in the Army as an admiral.

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** Director Lazarro turns out to have formerly served in the Army Navy as an admiral.
31st Jan '16 7:22:24 PM JamesAustin
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-->'''Castor Troy:''' Dr. Walsh! I was just enjoying some of your, uh, greatest hits here. Oh, and I hope you don't mind. I partook in some of your, uh, your groovy painkillers. You know, this is fabulous work. This is... ''[sees the surgery videotape finish]'' Bravo! Bra-[[PrecisionFStrike fucking-vo]]! ''[claps]'' Oh, god, this is excellent! Bravo!

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-->'''Castor Troy:''' Dr. Walsh! I was just enjoying some of your, uh, greatest hits here. Oh, and I hope you don't mind. I partook in some of your, uh, your groovy painkillers. You know, this is fabulous work. This is... ''[sees the surgery videotape finish]'' Bravo! Bra-[[PrecisionFStrike fucking-vo]]! fucking]]-vo! ''[claps]'' Oh, god, this is excellent! Bravo!
31st Jan '16 5:23:45 PM JamesAustin
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* CastingGag: Dietrich's sister name is Sasha. His actor Nick Cassavetes also has a daughter named Sasha.
12th Jan '16 10:08:50 AM xxbiasonxxx
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* ScreamsLikeALittleGirl: Castor, when he awakens from his coma and finds that his face has been removed.
5th Jan '16 12:30:53 PM xxbiasonxxx
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* AlasPoorVillain: [[spoiler: Pollux.]]
8th Aug '15 1:59:23 AM jameygamer
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* BookEnds: The first encounter with Castor Troy in the movie has him sing, "Ready for the big ride, baby!" before he attempts to stab Archer and gets kicked into the jet. When he's dying on the pier after getting speared, he repeats this song.



* FourIsDeath: There are four characters (Castor Troy, his brother Pollux, and henchmen Leo and Lars) that are always playing an antagonistic role throughout the film. Also, Pollux, Lars, and Leo are the only other people that know Troy has Archer's face after Lars and Leo burn the Walsh Institute and the Special Ops team in charge of the operation.



* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: This is how Castor Troy dies at the end of the movie, courtesy of a spear gun.



* SharpDressedMan: John Travolta, whether playing Archer or Castor, spends most of his time wearing three piece suits.

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* SharpDressedMan: John Travolta, whether playing Archer or Castor, spends most of his time wearing three piece suits. Cage also sports some nice clothes.



* TooDumbToLive: Seriously, Dr. Walsh? Not having ''anybody'' watch over Castor Troy while in his coma? Not putting police officers on guard duty? Not even using soft restraints to keep his arms secured to the bed? WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong? It's kinda karmic that he's the first person Castor has killed, along with Archer's handler and best friend, upon getting Archer's old face.

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* TooDumbToLive: Seriously, Dr. Walsh? Not having ''anybody'' watch over Castor Troy while in his coma? Not putting police officers on guard duty? Not even using soft restraints to keep his arms secured to the bed? WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong? It's kinda karmic that he's the first person Castor has killed, along with Archer's handler and best friend, upon getting Archer's old face.face grafted onto Troy, which destroys the entire underground mission Archer was running.



** WouldHurtAChild: On the other hand, he's perfectly willing to aim a pistol at Sasha while his own child is in her arms. Heck, it's possible Castor might have been trying to hit Adam on purpose if he wasn't trying to off Sasha for talking to Archer.

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** WouldHurtAChild: On the other hand, he's perfectly willing to aim a pistol at Sasha while his own child is in her arms. Heck, it's possible Castor might have been trying to hit Adam on purpose if he wasn't trying to off Sasha for talking to Archer.Archer (FridgeLogic may apply, considering that Troy may have allowed himself to become more monstrous after his failed sniping attempt made him think he crossed the MoralEventHorizon).
9th Jul '15 4:53:04 PM VenomLancerHae
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* AttemptedRape[=/=]DateRapeAverted: By way of the facelift, Castor Troy intends to ruin Archer's life. Even though his personality doesn't change and he's still a psychotic killer, [[EvenEvilHasStandards rape is one crime even he finds too evil]]. In the midst of a heated phone call to Pollux, Castor sees Jamie's boyfriend attempting to rape her after parking his car in front of his house. He tells Pollux to call back, then rushes out, bashes the window, pulls Karl out of the car, throws him around, then forces him to apologize. (Then again, see BedTrick below.)

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* AttemptedRape[=/=]DateRapeAverted: AttemptedRape: By way of the facelift, Castor Troy intends to ruin Archer's life. Even though his personality doesn't change and he's still a psychotic killer, [[EvenEvilHasStandards rape is one crime even he finds too evil]]. In the midst of a heated phone call to Pollux, Castor sees Jamie's boyfriend attempting to rape her after parking his car in front of his house. He tells Pollux to call back, then rushes out, bashes the window, pulls Karl out of the car, throws him around, then forces him to apologize. (Then again, see BedTrick below.)



* CoolGuns[=/=]BlingBlingBang: Castor Troy's weapon of choice during the opening chase and shootout are a pair of custom gold titanium nitride plated Springfield Armory M1911-A1 pistols. Later, Archer-as-Castor ends up using them in the shootout at Dietrich's apartment while Castor-as-Archer must settle for Archer's old duty pistol. The pair that Dietrich gives Archer prior to that shootout is definitely a different pair, though, given that the pair Castor used at the hangar shootout were likely seized by the police and booked into evidence.
* CountingBullets[=/=]OneBulletLeft: The hangar standoff has this:

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* CoolGuns[=/=]BlingBlingBang: CoolGuns: Castor Troy's weapon of choice during the opening chase and shootout are a pair of custom gold titanium nitride plated Springfield Armory M1911-A1 pistols. Later, Archer-as-Castor ends up using them in the shootout at Dietrich's apartment while Castor-as-Archer must settle for Archer's old duty pistol. The pair that Dietrich gives Archer prior to that shootout is definitely a different pair, though, given that the pair Castor used at the hangar shootout were likely seized by the police and booked into evidence.
* CountingBullets[=/=]OneBulletLeft: CountingBullets: The hangar standoff has this:



* [[EveryCarIsAPinto Every Boat is a Pinto]]: It's a JohnWoo film, what do you expect? If a boat crashed and DIDN'T turn into a ball of flames you'd be asking for your money back.

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* [[EveryCarIsAPinto Every Boat is a Pinto]]: EveryCarIsAPinto: It's a JohnWoo film, what do you expect? If a boat crashed and DIDN'T turn into a ball of flames you'd be asking for your money back.



* GoodVsGood: Archer-as-Castor finds himself in this situation during the apartment shootout as in addition to dealing with his own pursuit of Castor Troy, he has to deal with being shot at by the very FBI agents he is supposed to be working with

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* GoodVsGood: Archer-as-Castor finds himself in this situation during the apartment shootout as in addition to dealing with his own pursuit of Castor Troy, he has to deal with being shot at by the very FBI agents he is supposed to be working with with.



* OutOfCharacterAlert[=/=]OOCIsSeriousBusiness: There are a couple of occasions where Archer or Castor, impersonating the other, comes very close to slipping their identity away.

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* OutOfCharacterAlert[=/=]OOCIsSeriousBusiness: OutOfCharacterAlert: There are a couple of occasions where Archer or Castor, impersonating the other, comes very close to slipping their identity away.
3rd Jul '15 2:04:12 AM ZeroWizard
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* TheCastShowoff: At one point during the opening chase sequence, Archer commandeers a helicopter to chase Castor Troy's plane. It almost makes sense to show off John Travolta's skills as a pilot (he owns several aircraft of his own and is Qantas' goodwill ambassador).



* DuelingStarsMovie: Nicolas Cage vs. John Travolta
30th May '15 1:03:34 AM MaidenV
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* ThisIsForEmphasisBitch: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oyoXcNM6laM FLY, BITCH!]]
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