History Film / LawAbidingCitizen

18th Jun '16 5:18:59 PM Mikedem2
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** Before he sets off his final bomb, Nick warns Clyde that "He'll have to live with the decision for the rest of his life. Clyde [[spoiler: triggers it anyway, so Nick seals the cell door and says;]]

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** Before he sets off his final bomb, Nick warns Clyde that "He'll have to live with the decision for the rest of his life. " Clyde [[spoiler: triggers it anyway, so Nick seals the cell door and says;]]
18th Jun '16 5:11:13 PM Mikedem2
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* FailedASpotCheck: No one in the prison thinks to install a camera in Clyde's cell, or post a guard outside [[spoiler: even as his murder spree continues.]]
** None of the cops or bodyguards in the funeral procession spot the [[spoiler:machine-gun toting robot]] until it opens fire.


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* KillerRobot: [[spoiler: Clyde uses a heavily modified bomb-disposal robot to kill Jonas at the graveyard.]]
18th Jun '16 4:58:44 PM Mikedem2
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** [[spoiler:Clyde does this to Darby by suspending a mirror over Darby during his torture and cutting off his eyelids.

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** [[spoiler:Clyde does this to Darby by suspending a mirror over Darby during his torture and cutting off his eyelids. ]]
18th Jun '16 4:57:47 PM Mikedem2
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** Before he sets off his final bomb, Nick warns Clyde that "He'll have to live with the decision for the rest of his life. Clyde [[spoiler: triggers it anyway, so Nick seals the cell door and says;]]
-->'''Nick Rice:''' Like I said Clyde, it's a decision you'll have to live with for the rest of your life. [[spoiler:Which I figure right now is about 25 more seconds.]]


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** The jerkass Warden who delays Shelton's catered lunch and causes [[spoiler:Bill Reynold's death]] is never targeted by Clyde.
18th Jun '16 4:45:21 PM Mikedem2
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** [[spoiler:Clyde does this to Darby by suspending a mirror over Darby during his torture and cutting off his eyelids. Nick also has to watch his friends die in the car attacks, especially Sarah who's locked in her car waiting for it to explode, which it does.]]

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** [[spoiler:Clyde does this to Darby by suspending a mirror over Darby during his torture and cutting off his eyelids.
** [[spoiler:Clyde's attacks in the second half of the film are specifically designed and timed so that
Nick also has is present to witness them, but survives to watch his friends die and colleagues murdered one by one right in the car attacks, especially Sarah who's locked in her car waiting for it to explode, which it does.front of him.]]


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* MuggingTheMonster: Ames and Darby just happen to rob the home of a retired [[spoiler: CIA assassination expert.]]
30th May '16 4:36:18 PM Fireblood
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* AdultFear: Having your home being invaded is bad, and crippling you is worse, but the ultimate nightmare is when he rapes and murders your wife and daughter in front of you. Then, a killer gets off with a light sentence just to make sure that the justice department can get the other guy.

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* AdultFear: Having your home being invaded is bad, and crippling you is worse, but the ultimate nightmare is when he rapes and murders your wife and daughter in front of you. Then, a killer gets off with a light sentence just to make sure that the justice department prosecution can get the other guy.



* AndIMustScream: Clyde injects Darby with a paralysing neurotoxin that keeps Darby helpless but fully conscious as Clyde goes about with his revenge (see below). To ensure Darby doesn't black out from the pain, Clyde delivers a dose of adrenaline to boot.

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* AndIMustScream: Clyde injects Darby with a paralysing paralyzing neurotoxin that keeps Darby helpless but fully conscious as Clyde goes about with his revenge (see below). To ensure Darby doesn't black out from the pain, Clyde delivers a dose of adrenaline to boot.



* IHaveAFamily: Subverted. [[spoiler:Darby is about to execute the police officer whose car he stole. The man says, "What about my wife, my little girl? I'll never see them again!" Darby is unimpressed...until he realises the cop is Clyde in disguise.]]

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* IHaveAFamily: Subverted.{{Subverted}}. [[spoiler:Darby is about to execute the police officer whose car he stole. The man says, "What about my wife, my little girl? I'll never see them again!" Darby is unimpressed...until he realises realizes the cop is Clyde in disguise.]]
17th Mar '16 8:36:28 PM creader
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* CrazyPrepared: Clyde
* CrusadingWidower: Clyde

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* CrazyPrepared: Clyde
Clyde.
* CrusadingWidower: ClydeClyde.



* [[spoiler:HoistByHisOwnPetard: Clyde is warned not to remotely activate his last bomb. He does so anyway, only to realize it was moved to under his seat.]]

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* [[spoiler:HoistByHisOwnPetard: Clyde HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler:Clyde is warned not to remotely activate his last bomb. He does so anyway, only to realize it was moved to under his seat.]]



* IdiotBall: Clyde's non-confession would have been harder to pull off if Nick had announced something along the lines of "For the record, he just nodded his head".
** The whole plot could have been avoided if Nick had refused Darby's deal, and instead made a similar deal with Ames.



* IWasNeverHere: The CIA assassin who meets with Nick and Cantrell opens by saying that this meeting isn't taking place. Also when Nick sees the final email sent to Sarah by her mysterious boyfriend, the email says, "I never sent this".
* IdiotBall: Clyde's non-confession would have been harder to pull off if Nick had announced something along the lines of "For the record, he just nodded his head".
** The whole plot could have been avoided if Nick had refused Darby's deal, and instead made a similar deal with Ames.



* IWasNeverHere: The CIA assassin who meets with Nick and Cantrell opens by saying that this meeting isn't taking place. Also when Nick sees the final email sent to Sarah by her mysterious boyfriend, the email says, "I never sent this".



* [[spoiler: SecretUndergroundPassage]]



* [[spoiler:SomebodySetUpUsTheBomb]]



* TimeSkip: after the sentencing of Darby, cue to 10 years later.

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* TimeSkip: after After the sentencing of Darby, cue to 10 years later.



* YoureInsane: When Clyde deliberately blows his chance at bail with his MotiveRant, Nick asks him if he's trying for an insanity plea. Other characters speculate that he's gone insane, though if that's the case it doesn't effect Clyde's ability to plan and execute his crimes.



** Nick later has his own: [[spoiler:if Clyde doesn't trigger his bomb, good, but if he does, Nick snuck it from city hall into Clyde's own cell.]]

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** Nick later has his own: [[spoiler:if Clyde doesn't trigger his bomb, good, but if he does, Nick snuck it from city hall into Clyde's own cell.]]]]
* YoureInsane: When Clyde deliberately blows his chance at bail with his MotiveRant, Nick asks him if he's trying for an insanity plea. Other characters speculate that he's gone insane, though if that's the case it doesn't effect Clyde's ability to plan and execute his crimes.
12th Mar '16 8:25:29 PM WillBGood
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** [[spoiler: There is also the napalm bomb trick at the end-even with extensive evidence about Clyde being the man responsible for the attack, [[FridgeLogic Nick ''did'' entered Clyde's "base" without a legal warrant and allowed the man to die, even tricking him to activate the device that killed him]]. The last scene is him calmly enjoying his daughter's violin recital that same night, with no telling of how his decision to "[[PrecisionFStrike fuck]] (Sheldon's) rights" will fly with the governor and the Fruit of the Poisonous Tree articles.]]

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** [[spoiler: There is also the napalm bomb trick at the end-even end-- even with extensive evidence about Clyde being the man responsible for the attack, [[FridgeLogic Nick ''did'' entered enter Clyde's "base" without a legal warrant and allowed allow the man to die, even tricking him to activate into activating the device that killed him]]. him. The last scene is him calmly enjoying his daughter's violin recital that same night, with no telling of how his decision to "[[PrecisionFStrike fuck]] (Sheldon's) rights" will [[FridgeLogic fly with the governor and the Fruit of the Poisonous Tree articles.]]]]]]
4th Mar '16 4:21:30 PM eroock
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The 2009 film '''''Law Abiding Citizen''''' stars Creator/GerardButler and Creator/JamieFoxx on opposing sides of a justice system gone wrong.

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The 2009 film '''''Law ''Law Abiding Citizen''''' Citizen'' stars Creator/GerardButler and Creator/JamieFoxx on opposing sides of a justice system gone wrong.



!! ''Law Abiding Citizen'' contains examples of the following tropes:

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!! ''Law Abiding Citizen'' contains This film provides examples of the following tropes:
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14th Nov '15 11:19:51 PM nombretomado
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** RogerEbert also thought this about [[spoiler: Colm Meaney's character.]]

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** RogerEbert Creator/RogerEbert also thought this about [[spoiler: Colm Meaney's character.]]
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