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26th Apr '17 12:36:51 PM Golondrina
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* {{Lolicon}}: Blink and you'll miss her, but one of the lookalike whores at Pierce Patchett's mansion is made up as little ShirleyTemple.

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* {{Lolicon}}: Blink and you'll miss her, but one of the lookalike whores at Pierce Patchett's mansion is made up as little ShirleyTemple.Creator/ShirleyTemple.
25th Apr '17 6:04:44 AM crazyrabbits
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* AnAsskickingChristmas: Some of the plot takes place around the holiday season. This is exemplified during Bud's EstablishingCharacterMoment -- after he witnesses a husband beating his wife inside a house, Bud rips the Christmas decorations off of it, then proceeds to beat and handcuff the enraged husband when he steps outside.
25th Apr '17 6:04:44 AM crazyrabbits
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3rd Apr '17 6:39:23 PM BohemianBob43
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-->[[spoiler: '''Smith''']]: You have a validation, boyo?

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-->[[spoiler: '''Smith''']]: You have a validation, validiction, boyo?
15th Mar '17 3:41:34 PM sephjnr
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* The john whose wife White threatens to call (he's the councilman that Patchett blackmails with compromising photos later).
** Notice that the moment Stensland and some of the other cops decide to abandon the Christmas party to go beat up the Mexicans who assaulted fellow cops, Exley is alarmed and tries to block them, and Vincennes's first reaction is to find Bud and tell him, "Hey, White? You better put a leash on your partner before he kills somebody."

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* ** The john whose wife White threatens to call (he's the councilman that Patchett blackmails with compromising photos later).
** *** Notice that the moment Stensland and some of the other cops decide to abandon the Christmas party to go beat up the Mexicans who assaulted fellow cops, Exley is alarmed and tries to block them, and Vincennes's first reaction is to find Bud and tell him, "Hey, White? You better put a leash on your partner before he kills somebody."
15th Mar '17 3:27:09 PM sephjnr
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** A very well-done one from Guy Pearce in the movie, when Exley realizes [[spoiler: Capt. Dudley Smith killed Jack Vincennes]] while having a conversation with him and struggles to control his facial expression.
** Ed has another, fairly epic "oh crap" facial expression when Bud shows him the pictures of [[spoiler: Ed and Lynn sleeping together]]. And then Bud tries to shove the pictures in his mouth.
** And again, when he mistakes Lana Turner for a call girl.
** The john whose wife White threatens to call (he's the councilman that Patchett blackmails with compromising photos later).

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** A very well-done one from Guy Pearce in has a masterful selection of these from the movie, very subtle, when Exley realizes lays eyes on [[spoiler: the Nite Owl victims]], when [[spoiler: one of the suspects in said case reveals he kidnapped and raped a woman]] and when [[spoiler: Capt. Dudley Smith unwittingly reveals he killed Jack Vincennes]] while having a conversation with him and struggles Vincennes]], to control his facial expression.
** Ed has another, fairly epic "oh crap" facial expression
wide-eye gawps when [[spoiler: He's told the woman he thinks is a hooker cut to look like Lana Turner is actually Lana Turner]] and, more dramatically, when [[spoiler: Bud shows him the pictures of [[spoiler: Ed and Lynn sleeping together]]. And then Bud tries to shove the pictures in together before launching into his mouth.
** And again, when he mistakes Lana Turner for a call girl.
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The john whose wife White threatens to call (he's the councilman that Patchett blackmails with compromising photos later).
7th Mar '17 3:18:00 PM dunicha
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* WifeBasherBasher: Bud White. He's introduced kicking the crap out of a wife-beater, tying him to his porch with Christmas tree lights to wait for the patrol car to bring him in. Later, to scare the location of a kidnapped and repeatedly raped teenage girl out of the alleged Nite Owl suspects, he rips a solid oak chair in half with his bare hands in front of them and THEN shoves a gun in the face of one of the cowards and played FalseRoulette (probably) with him. He continues to play the trope arrow-straight [[spoiler: until he hits Lynn when he finds out she slept with Exley. This was major HeroicBSOD on his part, however.]]


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* WifeBasherBasher: Bud White. He's introduced kicking the crap out of a wife-beater, tying him to his porch with Christmas tree lights to wait for the patrol car to bring him in. Later, to scare the location of a kidnapped and repeatedly raped teenage girl out of the alleged Nite Owl suspects, he rips a solid oak chair in half with his bare hands in front of them and THEN shoves a gun in the face of one of the cowards and played FalseRoulette (probably) with him. He continues to play the trope arrow-straight [[spoiler: until he hits Lynn when he finds out she slept with Exley. This was major HeroicBSOD on his part, however.]]
7th Mar '17 1:58:38 PM dunicha
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* Played with in the case of Exley's nickname. [[spoiler: He's despised by the men until he guns down the Nite Owl suspects, and is nick-named 'Shotgun Ed' by Captain Dudley [[YourApprovalFillsMeWithShame (who finally approves of him) for his display of brutal street justice]]. Later, when Dudley is willing to play ball (after Exley gets the drop on him) and offers to get them both off clean, Exley serves up the justice Dudley wanted by shooting him in the back with the shotgun.]]

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* *IronicNickname Played with in the case of Exley's nickname. [[spoiler: He's despised by the men until he guns down the Nite Owl suspects, and is nick-named 'Shotgun Ed' by Captain Dudley [[YourApprovalFillsMeWithShame (who finally approves of him) for his display of brutal street justice]]. Later, when Dudley is willing to play ball (after Exley gets the drop on him) and offers to get them both off clean, Exley serves up the justice Dudley wanted by shooting him in the back with the shotgun.]]
20th Feb '17 3:08:56 AM Doug86
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** Bud, Lynn, and Ed. Of course, this is JamesEllroy we're talking about. It's not as if this is his first love triangle featuring two cops and a hooker (i.e. ''Film/TheBlackDahlia'').

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** Bud, Lynn, and Ed. Of course, this is JamesEllroy Creator/JamesEllroy we're talking about. It's not as if this is his first love triangle featuring two cops and a hooker (i.e. ''Film/TheBlackDahlia'').
11th Dec '16 2:11:04 AM BohemianBob43
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** Jack Vincennes said "Rollo Tomasi" to [[spoiler: Dudley Smith]] before dying because he was betting [[spoiler:Dudley]] would throw it into the investigation to bait Ed. [[spoiler: he does.]]

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** Jack Vincennes said "Rollo Tomasi" to [[spoiler: Dudley Smith]] before dying because he was betting [[spoiler:Dudley]] would throw it into the investigation to bait Ed. [[spoiler: he He does.]]
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