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** In the first scene with Killer, in his house we see a number of one dollar bills behind glass. Near the end we learn they are [[spoiler:the payment for his fulfilled contracts.]]
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''[[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1433108/ Faster]]'' is a 2010 movie starring [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson]] and Creator/BillyBobThornton. Johnson plays [[NoNameGiven "Driver"]], a getaway driver just released after ten years in prison, who immediately goes on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge against the gang of thugs who killed his gang (including his older brother) and stole their bank heist money. Thornton plays "Cop", a burn-out junkie of a detective looking to close out his career on a high note by bringing Driver in. Thrown into the mix is "Killer", a BloodKnight hit man looking to complete OneLastJob before retiring to marry his girlfriend.

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''Faster''
is a 2010 movie starring [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson]] and Creator/BillyBobThornton. Johnson plays [[NoNameGiven "Driver"]], a getaway driver just released after ten years in prison, who immediately goes on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge against the gang of thugs who killed his gang (including his older brother) and stole their bank heist money. Thornton plays "Cop", a burn-out junkie of a detective looking to close out his career on a high note by bringing Driver in. Thrown into the mix is "Killer", a BloodKnight hit man looking to complete OneLastJob before retiring to marry his girlfriend.



* BadAssDecay: Killer starts out relatively cool and intimidating but by the end confrontation, he's nothing more than a whining ManChild who wants Driver to acknowledge his "skills."



* BloodKnight: Killer.
* BottomlessMagazines: Averted, Driver is seen reloading his HandCannon several times using a speedloader.

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* BloodKnight: Killer.
Killer really is looking for blood for the death of his brother, which he blames on his victims.
* BottomlessMagazines: BottomlessMagazines:
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Averted, Driver is seen reloading his HandCannon several times using a speedloader.



* ChekhovsGun: The [[spoiler:metal plate]] in Driver's [[spoiler:head. Which saves him from Cop's bullet.]]

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* ChekhovsGun: The [[spoiler:metal plate]] ChekhovsGun:
** [[spoiler:The metal plate
in Driver's [[spoiler:head. Which head, which saves him from Cop's bullet.]]



* CradlingYourKill: Happens in the AlternateEnding.
* CycleOfRevenge: [[spoiler: One of the targets Driver kills had a son and when he found out that the person calling him on the phone was Driver, he swears to kill him. Only for Driver to respond if he's prepared for that road.]]
** [[spoiler:Also shown with Lily in the AlternateEnding in which Killer dies, and a red-eyed Lily is shown practising her shooting [[TranquilFury with a determined look on her face]].]]
* DirtyCop: [[spoiler: Cop. The fax Cicero looks at shows he was in the Rampart division, whose CRASH unit was involved in a notorious corruption scandal. See Wiki/TheOtherWiki for details.]]
* DownerEnding: Amazingly, almost impossibily subverted.
** [[spoiler:Not originally. In the AlternateEnding Killer sees Driver's car and can't resist turning back to take him on. He dies and Lily is shown planning her own revenge on Driver. And Cop's ex-wife has gone back on drugs.]]

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* %%* CradlingYourKill: Happens in the AlternateEnding.
* CycleOfRevenge: CycleOfRevenge:
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[[spoiler: One of the targets Driver kills had a son and when he found out that the person calling him on the phone was Driver, he swears to kill him. Only him, only for Driver to respond if he's prepared for that road.]]
** [[spoiler:Also shown with Lily in In the AlternateEnding in AlternateEnding, [[spoiler:in which Killer dies, and a red-eyed Lily is shown practising her shooting [[TranquilFury with a determined look on her face]].]]
* DirtyCop: [[spoiler: Cop. The fax Cicero looks at in the ending shows he that [[spoiler:Slade Humphries, aka Cop]] was in the Rampart division, whose CRASH unit was involved in a notorious corruption scandal. See Wiki/TheOtherWiki Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rampart_scandal for details.]]
* DownerEnding: DownerEnding:
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Amazingly, almost impossibily subverted.
** [[spoiler:Not originally. In the AlternateEnding Killer sees Driver's car and can't resist turning back to take him on. He dies and Lily is shown planning her own revenge on Driver. And Driver, while Cop's ex-wife has gone back on drugs.]]



* DullSurprise: Let's put it this way--not going down as one of The Rock's best performances, unless breathing heavily and crying makes you worthy of an Oscar.



* GottaKillThemAll

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* GottaKillThemAll GottaKillThemAll: Driver is killing a list of people who were involved in his brother's death.



* HitmanWithAHeart: Killer
* InHarmsWay: Killer is a millionaire adrenaline junkie who is compensating for being a sick little boy when he was younger. He is always looking to "master" the next thing so much that[[spoiler: he only charges one dollar as a hitman.]]
* KarmaHoudini: Everybody still alive at the end of the movie. [[spoiler:Except Cicero, who didn't have any karma to face up to.]]
** Not everybody, just [[spoiler: Driver and Killer. Cop]] is dead.
** [[spoiler: Also Cop's wife who was responsible for everything that went wrong in the first place.]]
* KickTheSonOfABitch: All of Driver's targets [[spoiler:save for the one he doesn't kill]] deserve what's coming.

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* HitmanWithAHeart: Killer
Killer. He cares for his girlfriend, [[spoiler:later wife,]] and as it turns out his reason for being a hitman is that he was a cripple when he was a boy.
* InHarmsWay: Killer is a millionaire adrenaline junkie who is compensating for being a sick little boy when he was younger. He is always looking to "master" the next thing so much that[[spoiler: he that [[spoiler:he only charges one dollar as a hitman.]]
* KarmaHoudini: Everybody still Driver, who killed a lot of people through the course of the film, and Killer, who as his name indicates is a hitman, are alive and at large at the end of the movie. [[spoiler:Except Cicero, film. [[spoiler:Also Cop's wife, who didn't have any karma to face up to.was responsible for everything that went wrong in the first place.]]
** Not everybody, just [[spoiler: Driver and Killer. Cop]] is dead.
** [[spoiler: Also Cop's wife who was responsible for everything that went wrong in the first place.]]
* KickTheSonOfABitch: All of Driver's targets [[spoiler:save for the one he doesn't kill]] deserve what's coming.coming; as they were involved in double crossing them and killing his brother.



* MrFanservice: Killer spends an entire scene doing yoga in his underwear.



** MrFanservice: Killer himself spends an entire scene doing yoga in his underwear.



* RoaringRampageOfRevenge
* ShowDontTell: The film struggles with this problem constantly. Several incredibly important emotional scenes are simply told rather than shown, such as Driver's father abusing him as a child and his girlfriend aborting his son while he was in jail without telling him, and thus barely have an impact on the viewer.

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* RoaringRampageOfRevenge
* ShowDontTell: The film struggles with this problem constantly. Several incredibly important emotional scenes are simply told rather than shown, such as
RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Driver's father abusing him as a child and killing rampage stems from his girlfriend aborting victims being responsible for the death of his son while he was brother.
* StoryboardBody: Driver's "ghost" tattoo is said
in jail without telling him, and thus barely have an impact on passing to be his score board from the viewer. fights he had in prison. And by "fights", we mean the [[CurbStompBattle Curb-Stomp Battles]] / [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown No-Holds-Barred Beatdowns]] that he handed out.



* TranquilFury: It's a DownplayedTrope, but still. Driver's kills are committed with a stern and vaguely annoyed look on his face.

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* TranquilFury: It's a DownplayedTrope, {{Downplayed|Trope}}, but still. Driver's kills are committed with a stern and vaguely annoyed look on his face.



* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Driver's "ghost" tattoo. Brought up early as a virtual "Do Not Fuck With Me" sign. Never seen again after the first half-hour.
** StoryboardBody: It does get an explanation, just a very brief one; it's his score board from the fights he had in prison. And by "fights", we mean "CurbStompBattle / NoHoldsBarredBeatdown " that he handed out.
* WomenAreWiser: Played irritatingly straight - all three main male characters have more moral, emotionally mature female counterparts. In fact Cop even has ''two'' such counterparts! [[spoiler:While we eventually find out Cop's wife was the one who setup Driver and his brother she seems to feel more guilt about the whole thing.]]
1st Jul '17 9:22:06 AM nombretomado
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* DirtyCop: [[spoiler: Cop. The fax Cicero looks at shows he was in the Rampart division, whose CRASH unit was involved in a notorious corruption scandal. See TheOtherWiki for details.]]

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* DirtyCop: [[spoiler: Cop. The fax Cicero looks at shows he was in the Rampart division, whose CRASH unit was involved in a notorious corruption scandal. See TheOtherWiki Wiki/TheOtherWiki for details.]]
26th May '17 5:51:19 AM Freezer
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* BillingDisplacement: Tom Berenger is listed in the credits before Oliver Jackson-Cohen (Killer) or Creator/CarlaGugino (Cicero). He's in the movie for maybe three minutes as Driver's prison warden.
30th Dec '16 10:07:37 PM nombretomado
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''[[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1433108/ Faster]]'' is a 2010 movie starring [[DwayneJohnson Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson]] and Creator/BillyBobThornton. Johnson plays [[NoNameGiven "Driver"]], a getaway driver just released after ten years in prison, who immediately goes on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge against the gang of thugs who killed his gang (including his older brother) and stole their bank heist money. Thornton plays "Cop", a burn-out junkie of a detective looking to close out his career on a high note by bringing Driver in. Thrown into the mix is "Killer", a BloodKnight hit man looking to complete OneLastJob before retiring to marry his girlfriend.

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''[[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1433108/ Faster]]'' is a 2010 movie starring [[DwayneJohnson [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson]] and Creator/BillyBobThornton. Johnson plays [[NoNameGiven "Driver"]], a getaway driver just released after ten years in prison, who immediately goes on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge against the gang of thugs who killed his gang (including his older brother) and stole their bank heist money. Thornton plays "Cop", a burn-out junkie of a detective looking to close out his career on a high note by bringing Driver in. Thrown into the mix is "Killer", a BloodKnight hit man looking to complete OneLastJob before retiring to marry his girlfriend.
23rd Mar '16 10:31:49 AM Leonknight
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* HandCannon: Driver's Super Redhawk Alaskan in .454 Casull. Shown capable of destroying walls.
28th Jan '16 2:51:42 PM lolface123
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* TranquilFury: Driver's kills are committed with a stern and vaguely annoyed look on his face.

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* TranquilFury: It's a DownplayedTrope, but still. Driver's kills are committed with a stern and vaguely annoyed look on his face.
28th Jan '16 2:50:41 PM lolface123
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** [[spoiler:Also shown with Lily in the AlternateEnding in which Killer dies, and a red-eyed Lily is shown practising her shooting with a determined look on her face.]]

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** [[spoiler:Also shown with Lily in the AlternateEnding in which Killer dies, and a red-eyed Lily is shown practising her shooting [[TranquilFury with a determined look on her face.face]].]]
28th Jan '16 2:47:56 PM lolface123
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* TranquilFury: Driver's kills are committed with a stern and vaguely annoyed look on his face.
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