History Film / Fresh

10th Dec '15 4:56:52 PM creader
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** UnscrupulousHero

* BeneathSuspicion: Even Esteban, who knows Fresh is smart, doesn't realize the possibility that a little kid is running a scam on his own. ** Interestingly, the only one who saw through part of Fresh's gambit was his classmate and best friend. Who was understandably furious because [[spoiler: Fresh got Chuckie killed.]] * BerserkButton: For Fresh, his sister Nichole, although he is too vulnerable to visibly lose his temper. For Esteban, it's men who hold the interest of women he thinks of as his. And Corky is (by necessity, since it's a lethal business) hypervigilant about his subordinates trying to double-deal. * BittersweetEnding: Fresh's gambit works like a charm, but the final scene shows him sobbing uncontrolably in front of his father. ** The final move in Fresh's symbolic chess game with himself is black beating white.
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* BeneathSuspicion: Even Esteban, who knows Fresh is smart, doesn't realize the possibility that a little kid is running a scam on his own. ** own. Interestingly, the only one who saw through part of Fresh's gambit was his classmate and best friend. Who was understandably furious because [[spoiler: Fresh got Chuckie killed.]] * BerserkButton: BerserkButton: ** For Fresh, his sister Nichole, although he is too vulnerable to visibly lose his temper. temper. ** For Esteban, it's men who hold the interest of women he thinks of as his. And his. ** Corky is (by necessity, since it's a lethal business) hypervigilant hyper-vigilant about his subordinates trying to double-deal. * BittersweetEnding: Fresh's gambit works like a charm, but the final scene shows him sobbing uncontrolably uncontrollably in front of his father. ** father. The final move in Fresh's symbolic chess game with himself is black beating white.

* BeneathSuspicion: Even Esteban, who knows Fresh is smart, doesn't realize the possibility that a little kid is running a scam on his own. ** Interestingly, the only one who saw through part of Fresh's gambit was his classmate and best friend. Who was understandably furious because [[spoiler: Fresh got Chuckie killed.]] * BerserkButton: For Fresh, his sister Nichole, although he is too vulnerable to visibly lose his temper. For Esteban, it's men who hold the interest of women he thinks of as his. And Corky is (by necessity, since it's a lethal business) hypervigilant about his subordinates trying to double-deal. * BittersweetEnding: Fresh's gambit works like a charm, but the final scene shows him sobbing uncontrolably in front of his father. ** The final move in Fresh's symbolic ChekhovsClassroom: Sam's chess game with himself is black beating white.lessons.

** ChekhovsClassroom: Sam's chess lessons.

* GoneHorriblyRight / MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Fresh's plan worked out great. [[spoiler: He got himself and his sister out of the ghetto, at the price of betraying or arranging the deaths of everyone he ever knew except his sister and father.]]
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* GoneHorriblyRight / MyGodWhatHaveIDone: GoneHorriblyRight: Fresh's plan worked out great. [[spoiler: He got himself and his sister out of the ghetto, at the price of betraying or arranging the deaths of everyone he ever knew except his sister and father.]]

* [[spoiler: WitnessProtection]]: Fresh's ultimate goal, for him and his sister. [[spoiler: Even if he has to engineer the crimes he witnesses himself.]]
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* [[spoiler: WitnessProtection]]: Fresh's WitnessProtection: [[spoiler:Fresh's ultimate goal, for him and his sister. [[spoiler: Even if he has to engineer the crimes he witnesses himself.]]
3rd Jan '15 11:13:51 PM creader
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* CharacterTitle
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* CharacterTitleCharacterTitle: "Fresh" is just his street name, though.

* HeroicBSOD: Two for Fresh. [[spoiler: The first after his would-be girlfriend is killed, untill his father gives him some Chess tips that he decides to apply in the hood. The second after said ruthless application has succeeded.]]
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* HeroicBSOD: Two for Fresh. [[spoiler: The first after his would-be girlfriend is killed, untill until his father gives him some Chess tips that he decides to apply in the hood. The second after said ruthless application has succeeded.]]

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* HeroicBSOD: Two for Fresh. [[spoiler: The first after his would-be girlfriend YourCheatingHeart: Esteban is killed, untill his father gives him some Chess tips that he decides to apply in the hood. The second after said ruthless application married with two kids, but has succeeded.]]an [[{{Yandere}} obsessive desire]] and sexual encounters with Fresh's sister.
7th Oct '14 10:25:23 AM Peteman
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* InfantImmortality: Subverted, hard.
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* InfantImmortality: Subverted, hard.Subverted.
10th May '14 8:07:23 AM bificommander
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* InfantImmortality: Subverted, hard.
15th Feb '14 9:40:17 AM m8e
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Made in 1994, this very grim film is named after its protagonist. Fresh is a young black genius living with his saintly aunt and eleven other children, in a poor neighborhood. Fresh's life is disrupted by the drug trade in several ways: working for the kingpin Esteban makes him chronically late for school, his beloved sister is an addict, and gun fights break out where school kids play. [[SamuelLJackson Samuel L. Jackson]] plays Fresh's father, a caustic chess champion whose way of relating with his son is to berate him for imperfect play. Eventually, Fresh loses too much and the time comes for him to play the dangerous adults he's working for against one another, with the goal of escaping that life at all costs.
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Made in 1994, this very grim film is named after its protagonist. Fresh is a young black genius living with his saintly aunt and eleven other children, in a poor neighborhood. Fresh's life is disrupted by the drug trade in several ways: working for the kingpin Esteban makes him chronically late for school, his beloved sister is an addict, and gun fights break out where school kids play. [[SamuelLJackson [[Creator/SamuelLJackson Samuel L. Jackson]] plays Fresh's father, a caustic chess champion whose way of relating with his son is to berate him for imperfect play. Eventually, Fresh loses too much and the time comes for him to play the dangerous adults he's working for against one another, with the goal of escaping that life at all costs.
28th Jan '14 12:33:07 AM DivineDeath
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* GuileHero: Fresh uses straight up manipulation and deception to get out of the hood. He does a number of morally questionable things in the process, though.

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* ShootTheDog: Fresh manipulates events in such a way so that [[spoiler:his friend, Chuckie, will get killed in his bid to turn the gangs against each other. He also literally shoots his own dog.]]

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* WhatTheHellHero: Fresh gets assaulted by his friend, who blames him (correctly) for [[spoiler:getting Chuckie killed.]]
3rd Apr '13 5:11:40 PM ASTK928
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** UnscrupulousAntiHero
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** UnscrupulousAntiHeroUnscrupulousHero
3rd Apr '13 5:11:21 PM ASTK928
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* AntiHero: Type IV, but it's not like Fresh has much of a choice. He's up against opponents far stronger than he is.
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* AntiHero: Type IV, but it's not Not like Fresh has much of a choice. He's up against opponents far stronger than he is.is. ** UnscrupulousAntiHero
21st Dec '12 1:20:23 PM StClair
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* ChekhovsGun: Esteban's obsession with Fresh's sister, Corky's paranoia towards his own gang members, the cop's buisness card.
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* ChekhovsGun: Esteban's obsession with Fresh's sister, Corky's paranoia towards his own gang members, the cop's buisness business card.

* PunctuatedForEmphasis: "Jakes the man now. And you gonna be his number one g. HIS NUMBER! ONE! G!"
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* PunctuatedForEmphasis: "Jakes "Jake's the man now. And you gonna be his number one g. HIS NUMBER! ONE! G!"
21st Dec '12 1:19:18 PM StClair
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* ChekhovsGun: Estaban's obsession with Fresh's sister, Corky's paranoia towards his own gang members, the cop's buisness card.
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* ChekhovsGun: Estaban's Esteban's obsession with Fresh's sister, Corky's paranoia towards his own gang members, the cop's buisness card.

* OrgyOfEvidence: Estaban tries to point out this trope [[spoiler: when the police finds a gun just used in a murder and a huge bag of heroine under his matress. It doesn't help his case that both the drugs and the gun were really Estaban's, Fresh just made sure they could be found.]]
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* OrgyOfEvidence: Estaban Esteban tries to point out this trope [[spoiler: when the police finds a gun just used in a murder and a huge bag of heroine heroin under his matress. mattress. It doesn't help his case that both the drugs and the gun were really Estaban's, Esteban's, Fresh just made sure they could be found.]]

* ReversePsychology: Fresh tells Chuckie to keep quiet that they're going to be transporting cocaine for heroine dealer Estaban. He naturally brags about everyone he meets about this, drawing the attention of the cocaine dealer Corky, exactly as planned.
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* ReversePsychology: Fresh tells Chuckie to keep quiet that they're going to be transporting cocaine for heroine heroin dealer Estaban.Esteban. He naturally brags about everyone he meets about this, drawing the attention of the cocaine dealer Corky, exactly as planned.
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