History Film / Heat

15th Nov '17 7:38:46 AM Kadorhal
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* GoodGunsBadGuns: Currently provides the page image for that trope. The police forces we see generally play this straight, most of them armed with Berettas, [=M16s=] and Mossbergs, and Hanna favoring a slightly-customized FNC. The bad guys zig-zag this, however, with the more sympathetic [=McCauley=] and Shiherlis making extensive use of shortened AR-15 variants (respectively the 654 and shorter 733 for the armored car, then both using the latter for the bank robbery), while the more stereotypically-bad Cheritto carries the Galil ARM for the bank robbery.
15th Oct '17 11:42:33 AM DaBradGuy
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** The Director's Cut edits out Vincent's line, "Ferocious, aren't I?" But Drucker still grins at Vincent, hinting that Vincent is a LargeHam in-universe.
15th Oct '17 11:38:23 AM DaBradGuy
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* HonorBeforeReason: a pretty brutal deconstruction. Drucker is able to pull Charlene in and give her a choice: either betray Chris to the police, or be considered an accessory by the courts and do jail time. He gives her a very good reason for turning Chris in: Charlene will probably lose custody of her son if she goes to jail, and her son will probably end up "fucked for life." When she finally spots Chris and has a chance to turn him in, Charlene instead silently warns him to get away. Drucker and his crew know that it's Chris, but Chris has a phony ID that passes inspection, so they can't hold him. Drucker [[TranquilFury calmly voices his disgust for Charlene]] by saying, "Would you like a cup of coffee while we wait, ''[[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech Mrs.]]'' [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech Shiherlis?"]] The [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone look on Charlene's face makes it clear:]] she instantly regrets her decision, knowing that she just destroyed her life, and likely her son's as well. Add to that, Chris is still badly injured and clearly in terrible shape. He will escape, but there's a very good chance that he won't be able to get proper medical help and will die of his wounds.
28th Sep '17 2:11:54 PM YT45
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* DisposableSexWorker: Waingro is a SerialKiller of prostitutes. This is one of the purest examples of the trope: the killings have precisely zero bearing on the plot, existing solely to establish Waingro's ''bona fides'' as a grade-A bastard, and gratuitously, at that, since during the armored car robbery, Waingro pistol-whips the first guard and then shoots him in the face at point-blank range, demonstrating his ruthlessness.

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* DisposableSexWorker: Waingro is a SerialKiller of prostitutes. This is one of the purest examples of the trope: the killings have precisely zero bearing on the plot, existing solely to establish Waingro's ''bona fides'' as a grade-A bastard, and gratuitously, at that, since during the armored car robbery, Waingro pistol-whips the first guard and then shoots him in the face at point-blank range, demonstrating range--despite it being obvious that Neil's crew's plan was set up so they could take the score without having to murder the guards for it--demonstrating his ruthlessness.



* EvenEvilHasStandards: Neil is willing to commit murder if he thinks it's necessary, but usually tries to avoid that necessity. Of the three heist attempts we see, one is after midnight at a business with no night shift, while the other two are [[CrazyPrepared carefully choreographed plans]] that rely on intimidation, [[{{HSQ}} surprise, and nonlethal violence]] (with the clear threat of lethal escalation if someone doesn't cooperate) to cow security guards and witnesses. As Hanna points out, the third armored truck guard was murdered because at that point, [[PragmaticVillainy a third murder would cost them less than a live witness to the first two]], and Neil is ''pissed'' about those first two. So pissed, in fact, that he and his crew try to kill Waingro for it.
** Subverted when Cheritto tries to use a little girl as a human shield.



*** Trejo is easily distinguishable because he runs across the street laying a spike trap for the cop cars while holding the distinctive-looking [=AK47=] copy Norinco Type 56 assault rifle, and also works the police scanner, audibly warning the rest of the crew.

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*** Trejo is easily distinguishable because he runs across the street laying a spike trap for the cop cars while holding the distinctive-looking [=AK47=] copy AK47-copy Norinco Type 56 assault rifle, and also works the police scanner, audibly warning the rest of the crew.
28th Sep '17 1:47:43 PM YT45
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* AdultFear: Vince Hanna is quite fond of [[Creator/NataliePortman his stepdaughter]] without attempting to replace her [[DisappearedDad biological father]]. So the normally-focused and driven (if a bit volatile) Hanna [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness is distraught and barely managing not to panic]] when he finds her in the bathtub unconscious and near death from her suicide attempt.
28th Sep '17 1:42:04 PM YT45
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* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Hanna proves to be a top-notch sniper when [[ShootTheHostageTaker giving Cheritto a headshot]].

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* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Hanna proves to be a top-notch sniper marksman when [[ShootTheHostageTaker giving Cheritto a headshot]].
28th Sep '17 1:41:03 PM YT45
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* ArmedBlag: The film opens with Neil and his crew holding up an armored car, shooting all three guards, then escaping.

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* ArmedBlag: The film opens with Neil and his crew holding up an armored car, shooting all three guards, guards (though they had intended to leave them alive before [[AxeCrazy Waingro]] needlessly escalated the situation), then escaping.
11th Sep '17 1:13:35 PM cluosborne
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** Roger van Zant would have collected 100% on the insurance for his stolen bearer bonds ''and'' made an extra 40% by buying back the bonds from Neil and his crew at a discount. Instead, [[spoiler: he tries to have them killed.]]

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** Roger van Zant would have collected 100% on the insurance for his stolen bearer bonds ''and'' made an extra 40% by buying back the bonds from Neil and his crew at a discount. Instead, [[spoiler: he tries to have them killed.killed as a message to the underworld that stealing from him is a bad move.]]
7th Aug '17 12:00:45 PM k410ren
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* ApatheticCitizens: For some reason, none of the citizens on the street bother with the trio of guys carrying large bags and assault rifles.



* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:Vincent gets his man...at the expense of Neil's life. Bosko, Cheritto and Breaden are killed during the botched heist. Trejo and his wife are brutally tortured, the latter succumbing to her injuries and the former mercy-killed by Neil. Chris survives but has to abandon his wife and son. Vincent is also very close to a divorce but it's left somewhat ambiguous.]]
* BlackDudeDiesFirst: Both played straight and subverted in the bank robbery shootout - [[spoiler:Donald Breeden is the first of the crooks to die, which happens after a bullet fired from the roadblock pierces the windshield and hits him in the head. Sgt. Drucker is one of the cops left standing.]]

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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:Vincent gets his man...at the expense of Neil's life. Bosko, Cheritto and Breaden Breedan are killed during the botched heist. Trejo and his wife are brutally tortured, the latter succumbing to her injuries and the former mercy-killed by Neil. Chris survives but has to abandon his wife and son. Vincent is also very close to a divorce but it's left somewhat ambiguous.]]
* BlackDudeDiesFirst: Both played straight and subverted in the bank robbery shootout - [[spoiler:Donald Breeden is the first of the crooks to die, which happens after a bullet bullets fired from the roadblock pierces Casals and Drucker pierce the windshield and hits him in the head. Sgt. Drucker is one of the cops left standing.]]



* CameraAbuse: Blood gets on the camera when [[spoiler:Donald Breedan]] is given a BoomHeadshot.



*** Detectives Casals and Bosko both use [=M16A1=] assault rifles.

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*** Detectives Casals and Casals, Bosko and Schwartz both use [=M16A1=] assault rifles.
16th Jul '17 3:08:44 AM CynicalBastardo
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** Hanna and [=McCauley=]'s respective sidearms for starters; Hanna favours a Colt Officer's ACP with ivory grips, while [=McCauley=] uses a H&K USP at first, before switching to a SIG-Sauer [=P220=].
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