History Film / IfLooksCouldKill

19th Jul '17 2:26:43 PM Kooshmeister
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The film was written by Fred Dekker (''Film/TheMonsterSquad'') and directed by William Dear (''Film/HarryAndTheHendersons'').

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The film was written by Fred Dekker (''Film/TheMonsterSquad'') (''Film/TheMonsterSquad'', ''Film/NightOfTheCreeps'') and directed by William Dear (''Film/HarryAndTheHendersons'').
26th Feb '17 3:59:31 PM Kooshmeister
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* PreMortemOneLiner: "Time to cash it in, Steranko!"
** PostMortemOneLiner: "Keep the change."

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* PreMortemOneLiner: PostMortemOneLiner:
** After the guard in the dungeon as been blown up with the exploding chewing gum, leaving just his boots: "Looks like he stepped out."
** After Steranko has been buried in his own horde of gold coins: "Keep the change."
* PreMortemOneLiner:
** Trying to get the guard to step on the exploding gum: "Double your pleasure, double your fun!"
** While shooting at the helicopter:
"Time to cash it in, Steranko!"
** PostMortemOneLiner: "Keep the change."
Steranko!"
26th Feb '17 3:56:29 PM Kooshmeister
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* HellishCopter: Corben machine guns the bottom right out from under it during the ShortLivedAerialEscape, sending all of its gold cargo (and Steranko, [[spoiler:who ends up being [[KarmicDeath crushed to death]] by said gold]]) dropping to the roof before falling down itself (and then the propeller rips itself off and chases after Michael and Mariska).

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* HellishCopter: Corben Michael machine guns the bottom right out from under it during the ShortLivedAerialEscape, sending all of its gold cargo (and Steranko, [[spoiler:who ends up being [[KarmicDeath crushed to death]] by said gold]]) dropping to the roof before falling down itself (and then the propeller rips itself off and chases after Michael and Mariska).



* PreMortemOneLiner: "Time to cash it in, Steranko!"
** PostMortemOneLiner: "Keep the change."



* RealityEnsues: At first, Michael is ecstatic about the mission (once he finally does accept it). But it isn't long before he finds out being a spy isn't all fun and glamor, and he predictably reacts by trying to back out after multiple attempts are made on his life.

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* RealityEnsues: At first, Michael is ecstatic about the mission (once he finally does accept it). But it isn't long before he finds out being a spy isn't all fun and glamor, glamor like it is in the movies, and he predictably understandably reacts by trying to back out after multiple attempts are made on his life.life.
-->'''Michael''': That's it! I'm out!
26th Feb '17 3:52:08 PM Kooshmeister
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* RealityEnsues: At first, Michael is ecstatic about the mission (once he finally does accept it). But it isn't long before he finds out being a spy isn't all fun and glamor, and he predictably reacts by trying to back out after multiple attempts are made on his life.
26th Feb '17 3:49:27 PM Kooshmeister
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* TheOnlyOne: Michael is untrained and has no idea what he's doing. But past a certain point, he is literally the only person who can save everyone, and he rises to the challenge of being the teen super spy everyone thinks he is admirably.
26th Feb '17 3:45:51 PM Kooshmeister
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* AmbiguousDisorder: Zigesfeld comes off as mildly mentally deficient and [[PsychopathicManchild childlike]] at times. This, coupled with his tendency to fly into feral rages suggests there is clearly something wrong with him.

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* AmbiguousDisorder: Zigesfeld comes off as mildly mentally deficient and Zigesfeld. ''Something'' is clearly wrong with the guy. He is both [[PsychopathicManchild childlike]] at times. This, coupled with his tendency to fly into feral rages suggests there is clearly something wrong with him.childlike and violent]], suggesting some sort of developmental disorder.
26th Feb '17 3:44:29 PM Kooshmeister
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* AmbiguousDisorder: Zigesfeld comes off as mildly mentally deficient and [[PsychopathicManchild childlike]] at times. This, coupled with his tendency to fly into feral rages suggests there is clearly something wrong with him.


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* TerrifyingPetStoreRat: That scorpion used to try and kill Michael at the hotel? It's a harmless emperor scorpion. They're sold in pet stores across the world.
26th Feb '17 3:37:58 PM Kooshmeister
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The film was written by Fred Dekker (''Film/TheMonsterSquad'') and directed by William Dear (''Film/HarryAndTheHendersons'').
26th Feb '17 2:11:35 PM marcoasalazarm
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* RedBaron: "The French Teacher", super-secret agent, so top-secret that nobody has ever heard of her... in reality Mrs. Grober, an ''actual'' French teacher. ItMakesSenseInContext.
26th Feb '17 12:40:23 PM Kooshmeister
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** Ilsa - an obvious nod to the Rosa Klebb variety of TheBaroness - more than once tries to publicly murder people at the slightest provocation. The first time, she's interrupted by the appearance of two airport security guards, and the second time, Steranko himself has to stop her.

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** Ilsa - an obvious nod to the Rosa Klebb variety of TheBaroness - more than once tries to publicly [[MurderIsTheBestSolution murder people people]] at the slightest provocation. The first time, she's interrupted by the appearance of two airport security guards, and the second time, Steranko himself [[PragmaticVillainy has to stop her.her]].
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