History Film / GangsterSquad

9th Dec '16 1:24:04 PM jameygamer
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* HalfTheManHeUsedToBe: The first person Cohen has killed onscreen dies when two cars rip his body in half.


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* KillItWithFire: Cohen traps a few failures in an elevator and then starts a fire in the building they are in.
9th Oct '16 4:43:52 PM Rmpdc
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* BigGood: Chief Bill Parker, who recruits O'Mara and tasks him with creating the squad.
3rd Oct '16 6:19:22 AM JamesAustin
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* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue: O'Mara narrates what happened to the characters after the events of the film: As Chief Parker had told them, the Gangster Squad is never credited in taking down Cohen. Grace's testimony ensures Cohen is sentenced to 25 to life at Alcatraz, where he is welcomed violently by Whalen's friends. Grace and Wooters stay together and he stays on the force, while Ramírez and Harris become partners on the beat, with Ramírez patrolling with Kennard's signature Colt Single Action Army on his hip. O'Mara himself quits to live a quiet life in Los Angeles with Connie and their son.

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* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue: O'Mara narrates what happened to the characters after the events of the film: As Chief Parker had told them, the Gangster Squad is never credited in taking down Cohen. Grace's testimony ensures Cohen is sentenced to 25 to life at Alcatraz, where he is welcomed violently by Whalen's friends. Grace and Wooters stay together and he stays on the force, while Ramírez and Harris become partners on the beat, with Ramírez patrolling with Kennard's signature Colt Single Action Army on his hip. O'Mara himself quits to live a quiet life in Los Angeles with Connie and their son.



* YourCheatingHeart: Grace for Cohen.

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* YourCheatingHeart: Grace cheats Cohen for Cohen.Wooters, but given that Cohen is a violent, murderous mobster, it's hard to feel bad for him.
3rd Oct '16 6:14:14 AM JamesAustin
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* BadassCrew: The titular Gangster Squad. They give the Untouchables a run for their money.



* ChewingTheScenery: Penn's performance as Cohen.
* ChivalrousPervert: Jerry Wooters.

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* ChewingTheScenery: Penn's performance as Cohen.
* ChivalrousPervert: Jerry Wooters.Wooters seems to be aware that he's a guy played by Ryan Gosling, and even tells Grace when meeting her that he only wants to get her into bed, but later it's clearly shown that he cares deeply for her.



* DeadpanSnarker: Coleman Harris and Wooters.

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* DeadpanSnarker: Coleman Harris and Wooters.Wooters are the ones who make the most deadpan quips about the situations they're into.



* FiveManBand:
--> '''BigGood''': Parker
--> '''TheLeader''': O'Mara (Type I)
--> '''TheLancer''': Wooters
--> '''TheSmartGuy''': Keeler
--> '''TheBigGuy''': Kennard
--> '''TheHeart''': Harris
--> '''TheSixthRanger''': Ramírez



* {{Gorn}}: A man is pulled apart by two cars in the opening scene. Many more are riddled with bullets and burns onscreen throughout.

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* {{Gorn}}: A man is pulled apart by two cars in the opening scene. Many more are riddled with bullets and burns onscreen throughout. If you get more than one or two punches in the face in this movie, you'll get a deep crimson mask.



* MissingTrailerScene: After a similar real life incident left a couple individuals dead, a scene of a shootout in a movie theater was cut from the movie and replaced.
* NoKillLikeOverkill: Jerry empties an entire magazine into Wrevock during the final shootout.
* OldMaster: Max Kennard.

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* MissingTrailerScene: After a similar real life incident left a couple individuals dead, a scene of a shootout in a movie theater was cut from the movie and replaced.
* NoKillLikeOverkill: Jerry empties an entire magazine into Wrevock during the final shootout.
* OldMaster: Max Kennard.Kennard is an old gunhand and teaches Ramírez in the craft.



-->'''Hitman''': ''You can't shoot me, you're a cop.''
-->'''Wooters''': ''Not anymore.'' ''[blasts his head off with the hitman's shotgun]''

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-->'''Hitman''': ''You -->'''Hitman:''' You can't shoot me, you're a cop.''
-->'''Wooters''': ''Not anymore.''
cop.
-->'''Wooters:''' Not anymore.
''[blasts his head off with the hitman's shotgun]''



* RealLifeWritesThePlot: In light of an actual incident, the trailers and ads were pulled from films and TV due to a scene where [[HarsherInHindsight a shoot out takes place in a movie theater]]. The cast and crew actually got together afterward to film another scene (the Chinatown sting operation) to replace the cinema scene. The result was the film being pushed back several months, but the filmmakers avoided some serious backlash.



* RevolversAreJustBetter: Kennard, and later, Ramírez.

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* RevolversAreJustBetter: Kennard, and later, Ramírez.Ramírez, decant for revolvers.



* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: Jerry empties an entire magazine into Wrevock during the final shootout.



* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue

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* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogueWhereAreTheyNowEpilogue: O'Mara narrates what happened to the characters after the events of the film: As Chief Parker had told them, the Gangster Squad is never credited in taking down Cohen. Grace's testimony ensures Cohen is sentenced to 25 to life at Alcatraz, where he is welcomed violently by Whalen's friends. Grace and Wooters stay together and he stays on the force, while Ramírez and Harris become partners on the beat, with Ramírez patrolling with Kennard's signature Colt Single Action Army on his hip. O'Mara himself quits to live a quiet life in Los Angeles with Connie and their son.



* YouWouldntShootMe: One of the gangsters who was shot down by Wooters.

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* YouWouldntShootMe: One of the gangsters who was shot down by Wooters.Wooters says this to him, saying that he's a cop. Wooters is a CowboyCop and said ganster had just shot a kid dead, so he was ''very'' mistaken; Wooters finishes him off.
2nd Oct '16 5:07:51 PM JamesAustin
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''Gangster Squad'' is a 2013 crime thriller directed by [[{{Film/Zombieland}} Ruben Fleischer]], which follows a group of detectives in the LAPD who fight against the West Coast Mafia, led by notorious gangster Mickey Cohen, in 1949.

Mickey Cohen (Creator/SeanPenn) is a former boxer-turned-gangster who maintains an iron grip on Los Angeles, and runs a series of prostitution and drug rackets that have the city locked in a sea of corruption. After busting one of Cohen's men when he attempts to rape a young woman, Sgt. John O'Mara (Josh Brolin) is approached by the LAPD's Chief of Police, Bill Parker (Nick Nolte), to create a special squad that will take down Cohen's empire by any means necessary. To that end, O'Mara recruits a group of five men to help him, including Detective Coleman Harris (Creator/AnthonyMackie), gunhand Max Kennard (Robert Patrick), wiretapping expert Conway Keeler (Giovanni Ribisi), new recruit Navidad Ramírez (Michael Pena) and Sgt. Jerry Wooters (Creator/RyanGosling).

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''Gangster Squad'' is a 2013 crime thriller directed by [[{{Film/Zombieland}} [[Film/{{Zombieland}} Ruben Fleischer]], which follows a group of detectives in the LAPD who fight against the West Coast Mafia, led by notorious gangster Mickey Cohen, in 1949.

Mickey Cohen (Creator/SeanPenn) is a former boxer-turned-gangster who maintains an iron grip on Los Angeles, and runs a series of prostitution and drug rackets that have the city locked in a sea of corruption. After busting one of Cohen's men when he attempts to rape a young woman, Sgt. John O'Mara (Josh Brolin) (Creator/JoshBrolin) is approached by the LAPD's Chief of Police, Bill Parker (Nick Nolte), (Creator/NickNolte), to create a special squad that will take down Cohen's empire by any means necessary. To that end, O'Mara recruits a group of five men to help him, including Detective Coleman Harris (Creator/AnthonyMackie), gunhand Max Kennard (Robert Patrick), (Creator/RobertPatrick), wiretapping expert Conway Keeler (Giovanni Ribisi), new recruit Navidad Ramírez (Michael Pena) (Creator/MichaelPena) and Sgt. Jerry Wooters (Creator/RyanGosling).



* {{Badass}}: Most of the main cast.
1st Jul '16 6:47:11 PM Doug86
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* GunPorn: This film is full of WorldWarII era guns, most notably the Thompson submachine-gun.

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* GunPorn: This film is full of WorldWarII UsefulNotes/WorldWarII era guns, most notably the Thompson submachine-gun.
13th Mar '16 3:03:19 AM Rmpdc
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* ChronicHeroSyndrome: John O'Mara, who gets chewed out by his commanding officer after he saves a young woman from being raped by Cohen's men at a brothel.

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* ChronicHeroSyndrome: John O'Mara, who gets chewed out by his commanding officer after he saves a young woman from being raped by Cohen's men at a brothel. It's also the reason why Parker chooses him to create the squad.



--> ''''BigGood''': Parker

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--> ''''BigGood''': '''BigGood''': Parker
12th Mar '16 3:41:51 PM Rmpdc
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--> ''''BigGood''': Parker
12th Mar '16 3:39:45 PM Rmpdc
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* KosherNostra: Mickey Cohen and his gang have strong ties to TheMafia.

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* KosherNostra: Mickey Cohen and his gang have strong ties to TheMafia.TheMafia based in the East Coast.


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* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Chief Bill Parker, the OnlySaneMan amongst a bunch of corrupt ObstructiveBureaucrat types, and who agrees with O'Mara's approach to fighting Cohen.
9th Feb '16 5:13:12 AM k410ren
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* AnArmAndALeg: O'Mara defeats one of Cohen's goons by shoving the goon's hand out of an elevator and it gets severed on one of the floors. Since only the three goons that tried to rape the girl were seen again, this guy probably died.



* BadBoss: Cohen. ''Cohen''.'''Cohen'''. Just look at what he does to his underlings [[YouHaveFailedMe when they screw up even slightly]]...

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* BadBoss: Cohen. ''Cohen''.'''Cohen'''. Just look at what he does to his underlings [[YouHaveFailedMe when they screw up even slightly]]... At least once, [[ThisIsADrill screwing up is taken literally.]]
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