History Film / LordOfWar

24th Jul '16 5:20:33 PM JamesAustin
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* BookEnds: The movie starts and ends with Yuri providing exposition standing in a war-torn and apparently abandoned village, the ground almost completely covered in bullet casings.

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* BookEnds: {{Bookends}}: The movie starts and ends with Yuri providing exposition standing in a war-torn and apparently abandoned village, the ground almost completely covered in bullet casings.



* BreakingTheFourthWall: The BookEnds feature Yuri talking directly to the audience.

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* BreakingTheFourthWall: The BookEnds {{bookends}} feature Yuri talking directly to the audience.



* Expy: Colonel [[MeaningfulName Southern]] for Oliver North.

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* Expy: {{Expy}}: Colonel [[MeaningfulName Southern]] for Oliver North.
5th Jul '16 2:00:10 AM gravious
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-->'''Yuris Orlov:''' Of all the weapons in the vast Soviet arsenal, nothing was more profitable than Avtomat Kalashnikova model of 1947. More commonly known as the AK-47, or Kalashnikov. It's the world's most popular assault rifle. A weapon all fighters love. An elegantly simple 9 pound amalgamation of forged steel and plywood. It doesn't break, jam, or overheat. It'll shoot whether it's covered in mud or filled with sand. It's so easy, [[ChildSoldier even a child can use it; and they do]]. The Soviets put the gun on a coin. Mozambique put it on their flag. Since the end of the Cold War, the Kalashnikov has become the Russian people's greatest export. After that comes vodka, caviar, and suicidal novelists. One thing is for sure, no one was lining up to buy their cars.

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-->'''Yuris -->'''Yuri Orlov:''' Of all the weapons in the vast Soviet arsenal, nothing was more profitable than Avtomat Kalashnikova model of 1947. More commonly known as the AK-47, or Kalashnikov. It's the world's most popular assault rifle. A weapon all fighters love. An elegantly simple 9 pound amalgamation of forged steel and plywood. It doesn't break, jam, or overheat. It'll shoot whether it's covered in mud or filled with sand. It's so easy, [[ChildSoldier even a child can use it; and they do]]. The Soviets put the gun on a coin. Mozambique put it on their flag. Since the end of the Cold War, the Kalashnikov has become the Russian people's greatest export. After that comes vodka, caviar, and suicidal novelists. One thing is for sure, no one was lining up to buy their cars.
5th Jul '16 1:58:13 AM gravious
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* GunPorn

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* GunPornGunPorn: Throughout, but special mention goes to Yuri's loving description of the AK-47.
-->'''Yuris Orlov:''' Of all the weapons in the vast Soviet arsenal, nothing was more profitable than Avtomat Kalashnikova model of 1947. More commonly known as the AK-47, or Kalashnikov. It's the world's most popular assault rifle. A weapon all fighters love. An elegantly simple 9 pound amalgamation of forged steel and plywood. It doesn't break, jam, or overheat. It'll shoot whether it's covered in mud or filled with sand. It's so easy, [[ChildSoldier even a child can use it; and they do]]. The Soviets put the gun on a coin. Mozambique put it on their flag. Since the end of the Cold War, the Kalashnikov has become the Russian people's greatest export. After that comes vodka, caviar, and suicidal novelists. One thing is for sure, no one was lining up to buy their cars.
13th Apr '16 2:22:35 PM Morgenthaler
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* MurderByMistake: After Yuri rejects Simeon Weisz's desperate offer of partnership, he rigs Yuri's car to explode. Yuri gifts it to [[spoiler:his uncle]], who is blown up in his place.
29th Mar '16 7:30:10 AM Lexodus
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[[caption-width-right:350:An [[UncattyResemblance Ungunny Resemblance]], indeed.]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:An [[caption-width-right:350:A [[UncattyResemblance Ungunny Guncanny Resemblance]], indeed.]]
14th Feb '16 3:24:41 PM Fireblood
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* HollywoodLaw: Interpol gets portrayed as something of an international FBI, with field agents who hunt down arms traffickers. This is not the case. Interpol serves as a network to coordinate the efforts of national police combating international crimes (including arms trafficking). It has no agents who can make arrests. Interpol primarily serves to put different national police agencies in contact with each, maintain a criminal database and put out notices of wanted criminals. In any case, a US Army general would have no authority to have Interpol agents let an arms trafficker go (which they would not be arresting anyway).

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* HollywoodLaw: Interpol gets portrayed as something of an international FBI, with field agents who hunt down arms traffickers. This is not the case. Interpol serves as a network to coordinate the efforts of national police combating international crimes (including arms trafficking). It has no agents who can make arrests. Interpol primarily serves to put different national police agencies in contact with each, maintain a criminal database and put out notices of wanted criminals. In any case, a US Army general would have no authority to have Interpol agents let release an arms trafficker go (which they would not be arresting holding anyway).
14th Feb '16 3:18:11 PM Fireblood
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* HollywoodLaw: Interpol gets portrayed as something of an international FBI, with field agents who hunt down arms traffickers. This is not the case. Interpol serves as a network to coordinate the efforts of national police combating international crimes (including arms trafficking). It has no agents who can make arrests. Interpol primarily serves to put different national police agencies in contact with each, maintain a criminal database and put out notices of wanted criminals. In any case, a US Army general would have no authority to have Interpol agents let an arms trafficker go (which they would not be arresting anyway).
12th Feb '16 9:04:40 AM aurast
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* WallBangHer: Vitaly does this with a showgirl from the ArmsFair where he and Yuri first meet Simeon.
24th Jan '16 12:54:10 PM Morgenthaler
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** Andre Baptiste (senior) is partially based on Charles Taylor, former leader of {{Liberia}}.

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** Andre Baptiste (senior) is partially based on Charles Taylor, former leader of {{Liberia}}.UsefulNotes/{{Liberia}}.
18th Jan '16 6:31:28 PM LtFedora
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* StarvingArtist: Yuri's TrophyWife Ava. While they're very well off, she still tries to find a day job through the course of the film. She fails to get into acting and later tries to become an artist, selling only one painting (which is actually bought by ''Yuri'').
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