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17th Feb '18 3:30:33 PM Mdumas43073
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A 1976 political thriller film directed by John Schlesinger, based on the 1974 novel by Creator/WilliamGoldman.

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A 1976 political thriller film directed by John Schlesinger, Creator/JohnSchlesinger, based on the 1974 novel by Creator/WilliamGoldman.
14th Jan '18 12:08:50 AM TropeRoper
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* I've Come Too Far: Janeway interrogates Babe aggressively to find out what he knows, even though Bebe knows nothing. By the time he realizes Babe was telling the truth, Bebe knows too much to be let go.

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* I've Come Too Far: IveComeTooFar: Janeway interrogates Babe aggressively to find out what he knows, even though Bebe knows nothing. By the time he realizes Babe was telling the truth, Bebe knows too much to be let go.
31st Dec '17 2:05:45 AM TropeRoper
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* I've Come Too Far: Janeway interrogates Babe aggressively to find out what he knows, even though Bebe knows nothing. By the time he realizes Babe was telling the truth, Bebe knows too much to be let go.
6th Dec '17 10:36:34 PM marcoasalazarm
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* DepravedDentist: One of the most famous examples.

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* DepravedDentist: One Szell is one of the most famous examples.



* FatalFlaw: Szell's greed and paranoia. [[spoiler: When Babe throws his diamonds in the reservoir, he ends up tumbling down the stairs after them, eventually impaling himself.]]
* FauxAffablyEvil: Szell is downright fatherly with Babe...in between torture sessions.
* GoryDiscretionShot: [[spoiler: When Szell drills into Babe's teeth.]]

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* FatalFlaw: Szell's greed and paranoia. [[spoiler: When [[spoiler:When Babe throws his diamonds in the reservoir, he ends up tumbling down the stairs after them, eventually impaling himself.]]
* FauxAffablyEvil: Szell is downright fatherly with Babe... in between torture sessions.
* GoryDiscretionShot: [[spoiler: When [[spoiler:When Szell drills into Babe's teeth.]]



* HopeSpot: [[spoiler: One of Szell's former victims catches up to him, only to meet his retractable blade]].

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* HopeSpot: [[spoiler: One [[spoiler:One of Szell's former victims catches up to him, only to meet his retractable blade]].



* ImproperlyParanoid: Both film and novel make it clear that Szell's paranoia is out of control and he expects thieves and treachery at every turn. Babe suffers a lot because this paranoia makes it impossible for him (and thus, his minions) to believe that [[spoiler:Henry wasn't able to provide Babe with any information as he died, instead pitifully drowning in his own blood in Levy's living room]] and thus keep interrogating him for a possible DyingClue.



%% * MadDoctor

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%% * MadDoctorMadDoctor: Szell. The man was a Mengele-type torturer back when he worked for the Nazis and age hasn't done his sanity any favors.



* RealityEnsues: [[spoiler:Even if lucky enough to not die immediately, Doc still gets a sucking chest wound from Szell's retractable blade and spends his last moments with Babe gurgling out blood, so he cannot provide him with any important information. Much of the ensuing drama for Babe happens because his attempts to point this out are met with rampant paranoia.]]



%% * ScrewTheMoneyIHaveRules

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%% * ScrewTheMoneyIHaveRulesScrewTheMoneyIHaveRules: Babe is offered a hefty amount of money by Szell during their final confrontation



* SignatureLine: "Is it safe?"
%% * StrappedToAnOperatingTable

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* SignatureLine: "Is it safe?"
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safe?" The novel even makes it clear that it's Szell's MadnessMantra.
* StrappedToAnOperatingTableStrappedToAnOperatingTable: Try "Strapped to a Dentist's Chair and having your teeth drilled in without any painkillers for information".



%% * TookALevelInBadass: Babe at the end.

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%% * TookALevelInBadass: Babe at the end. end, managing to kill various enemy agents and gives Szell a pretty tortuous KarmicDeath.



* YouWouldntShootMe: [[spoiler: Szell says this to Babe when the latter refuses to pull the trigger. Babe responds by chucking what's left of the diamond stash into the reservoir.]]

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* YouWouldntShootMe: [[spoiler: Szell [[spoiler:Szell says this to Babe when the latter refuses to pull the trigger. Babe responds by chucking what's left of the diamond stash into the reservoir.]]
14th Sep '17 9:33:00 PM Uyyy
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* FalseReassurance: Szell's ToThePain speech starts with him reassuring Babe that he won't be drilling into a cavity...because that's a dying nerve, and live, freshly cut nerves are infinitely more sensitive.
23rd Jun '17 8:13:30 PM DeckardCanine
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* TheAllegedCar: Dr. Szell's brother has trouble getting his old car to move at a green light. This leads to road rage, which leads to his death, which leads to Dr. Szell coming to New York....
12th Jun '17 9:13:02 AM Mdumas43073
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A 1974 political thriller novel written by Creator/WilliamGoldman, adapted into a 1976 film directed by John Schlesinger.

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A 1974 1976 political thriller novel written by Creator/WilliamGoldman, adapted into a 1976 film directed by John Schlesinger.
Schlesinger, based on the 1974 novel by Creator/WilliamGoldman.
12th Jun '17 9:12:19 AM Mdumas43073
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16th May '17 1:46:58 AM PaulA
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A 1974 political thriller novel written by WilliamGoldman, adapted into a 1976 film directed by John Schlesinger.

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A 1974 political thriller novel written by WilliamGoldman, Creator/WilliamGoldman, adapted into a 1976 film directed by John Schlesinger.
Schlesinger.
4th Mar '17 4:43:01 PM jeffreyloonychen
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* JewsLoveToArgue: A grouchy Jewish-American motorist engages in road rage with Szell's brother, which resulted in their deaths.
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