History Film / Malice

6th Oct '17 5:02:55 PM benda
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** And then it turns out that the trope is PlayedWith: [[spoiler: the whole speech was staged to ensure a conviction by the court - but at the same time it is implied that Jed didn't really have to pretend when he gave it.]]
2nd Oct '17 5:10:58 PM DrOO7
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* BitchInSheepsClothing: Tracy is presented as a MarySue type, then [[spoiler: revealed to be a remorseless con artist]].


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* WhamShot: Andy tracks Tracy down and hides as she enters the house. . .[[spoiler: followed by Jed, revealing that they've been in cahoots the whole time.]]
4th Apr '17 4:24:23 PM Doug86
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''Malice'' is a 1993 thriller film starring Creator/AlecBaldwin, Creator/NicoleKidman, Bill Pullman and Creator/BebeNeuwirth. Anne Bancroft, GeorgeCScott, Tobin Bell and Creator/GwynethPaltrow also turn up in smaller roles. The film was directed by Harold Becker, previously known for such films as ''Film/VisionQuest'' (1985) and ''Film/SeaOfLove'' (1989), and co-written by Creator/AaronSorkin.

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''Malice'' is a 1993 thriller film starring Creator/AlecBaldwin, Creator/NicoleKidman, Bill Pullman and Creator/BebeNeuwirth. Anne Bancroft, GeorgeCScott, Creator/GeorgeCScott, Tobin Bell and Creator/GwynethPaltrow also turn up in smaller roles. The film was directed by Harold Becker, previously known for such films as ''Film/VisionQuest'' (1985) and ''Film/SeaOfLove'' (1989), and co-written by Creator/AaronSorkin.
25th Apr '16 2:24:34 PM lipranzer
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* PlayingAgainstType: Among the film's executive producers are Michael Hirsh and Patrick Loubert, of Canadian animation house Nelvana. That's right, from the people who gave us ''The Care Bears Movie''.
18th Jan '16 12:13:07 PM StFan
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* WaxingLyrical: Jed's line "I am never, ever sick at sea" from his AGodAmI speech is from ''Theatre/HMSPinafore''. Doubles as AuthorAppeal, since AaronSorkin, who co-wrote the script, is a major Creator/GilbertAndSullivan fan.

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* WaxingLyrical: Jed's line "I am never, ever sick at sea" from his AGodAmI speech is from ''Theatre/HMSPinafore''. Doubles as AuthorAppeal, since AaronSorkin, Creator/AaronSorkin, who co-wrote the script, is a major Creator/GilbertAndSullivan fan.
17th Dec '15 10:15:21 PM DrOO7
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* GoodVictimsBadVictims: Jed's lawyer warns him that he's basically screwed, describing Tracy and Andy as the perfect young couple with lovely dreams for their future--"That is a Norman Rockwell painting, and you slashed it to bits with your scalpel". But when Andy learns that Tracy was unfaithful to him, he urges Jed to continue fighting the lawsuit. Jed truthfully points out that as far as his situation goes, it doesn't matter what kind of a person Tracy was, but Andy contradicts him, claiming, "The jury thought they were dealing with Snow White. What if Snow White was sleeping with her lawyer?" [[spoiler: erroneously believing that he was Tracy's lover]]
14th Nov '15 11:22:46 PM nombretomado
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From there the story proceeds with several twists and turns. Several layers of deception and misdirection complicate the story. As RogerEbert put it, the film is "jampacked" with "blind alleys and red herrings".

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From there the story proceeds with several twists and turns. Several layers of deception and misdirection complicate the story. As RogerEbert Creator/RogerEbert put it, the film is "jampacked" with "blind alleys and red herrings".
22nd Jun '15 8:46:27 PM DrOO7
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* CatScare: A young woman arrives home from school and can't figure out why here normally friendly cat is cowering under a chair. We soon learn--he's afraid of the intruder lurking off-screen, who promptly jumps out and attacks her.

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* CatScare: A young woman arrives home from school and can't figure out why here her normally friendly cat is cowering under a chair. We soon learn--he's afraid of the intruder lurking off-screen, who promptly jumps out and attacks her.
16th Jun '15 7:43:18 PM Daylight
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* FatalFlaw: [[spoiler: For Jed: it's Pride. And for Tracy: it's Greed. Both lead to their downfall. Bonus for for Jed getting killed by Tracy, because of Greed.]]



* FatalFlaw: [[spoiler: For Jeb, it's Pride. And for Tracy, it's greed. Both lead to their downfall. Bonus for for Jeb getting killed by Tracy, because of Greed.]]
16th Jun '15 7:41:48 PM Daylight
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* FatalFlaw: [[spoiler: For Jeb, it's Pride. And for Tracy, it's greed. Both lead to their downfall. Bonus for for Jeb getting killed by Tracy, because of Greed.]]
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