History Film / IfLooksCouldKill

12th Feb '18 4:48:38 AM JackG
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* NotWhatItLooksLike: A beautiful female assassin is sent to kill Corben, but while he's run off to get condoms she accidentally drops the [[AnimalAssassin scorpion she was going to kill him with]] down her dress. Meanwhile a rival assassin peeks through the keyhole and sees her bouncing up and down on the bed trying to shake the scorpion off. Assuming she's having sex with his target, he decides to [[NoKillLikeOverkill blow them both up with a rocket launcher]].
12th Feb '18 4:05:41 AM JackG
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* DropDeadGorgeous: Averted; Corben gets a FanDisservice moment when the beauty he hoped to sleep with is turned into a charred corpse by a rocket explosion.


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* TrojanGauntlet: Corben struggling to open the metal tube of COMBAT CONDOMS, unaware the woman he wants to sleep with is actually an assassin.
30th Oct '17 8:30:06 PM Angeldeb82
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* BadassGrandma: Ilsa Grunt may be old, but she is a ''lethal'' fighter and assassin, not to mention a clever MasterOfDisguise who can improvise very quickly.

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* BadassGrandma: {{Badass Grand|pa}}ma: Ilsa Grunt may be old, but she is a ''lethal'' fighter and assassin, not to mention a clever MasterOfDisguise who can improvise very quickly.
30th Oct '17 8:29:01 PM Angeldeb82
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* BondOneLiner:
** 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."



** Areola ends up [[spoiler:getting stung by her own pet scorpion, with which she tried to kill Michael.]]

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** Areola ends up [[spoiler:getting stung by her own pet scorpion, with which she tried to kill Michael.]]Michael]].



* MistakenForBadass: The whole plot, in a nutshell. Not only does Michael Corben is mistaken for American superspy [[NamesTheSame Michael Corben]], but Mrs. Grober is somehow assumed to be a top-notch agent code-named "The French Teacher" (''[[WhatAnIdiot by all sides]], [[CriticalResearchFailure including the CIA]]'').

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* MistakenForBadass: The whole plot, in a nutshell. Not only does Michael Corben is get mistaken for American superspy [[NamesTheSame Michael Corben]], but Mrs. Grober is somehow assumed to be a top-notch agent code-named "The French Teacher" (''[[WhatAnIdiot by all sides]], [[CriticalResearchFailure including the CIA]]'').



* 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."
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.
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