History Film / Mitchell

12th Feb '18 4:05:31 PM GeorgeCastanza
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** Subverted in that the hero starts it with a child, and loses it with (and to) the child.
28th Dec '17 10:18:24 PM JeremySkunk
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** Mitchell's stakeout of Cummings is a joke. He is told to sit in a car parked across the street from Cumming's front door where he looks the most conspicuous for sixteen hours a day. He has no relief, the stakeout just kinda ''pauses'' if Mitchell has to leave to get something to eat or take a leak, and during the eight hours he's allowed to go home and sleep. He doesn't even have a partner. Cummings would have to be blind to not know the surveillance was going on, and he would have to be an idiot to not be able to figure out how to cheat it.
28th Dec '17 10:06:56 PM JeremySkunk
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* PantsPositiveSafety: A gun falls out one of Mitchell's pant legs in one scene because he had stashed it in his waistband.
7th Sep '17 10:48:12 AM RexVulpes
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7th Sep '17 10:47:00 AM RexVulpes
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* HollywoodLaw: It is extremely unlikely that Deaney would have ever been brought up on murder charges even if he had told the police the exact circumstances under which he shot the burglar. California law creates a presumption that a person is reasonably afraid of death or of great bodily harm if someone breaks into their house unlawfully and forcibly. Shooting an intruder in your home, even if he is running away, is self-defense. Even though the burglar was running away from Deaney when Deaney shot him, his exit path through the house took him through the room where Deaney kept his guns. In other words, if Deaney had said, "I was afraid he was running to get one of my guns," a prosecutor would bear the burden of not just trying to prove that the burglar wasn't trying to do that, but that Deaney didn't *THINK* he was trying to do that.
6th Aug '17 7:31:34 AM Ambaryerno
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* FrameUp: Deaney plants one of his guns on the burglar after shooting him to justify his claims of self-defense. However when shown where the gun came from, Mitchell quickly deduces the burglar was ''too short'' to have easily reached it.



* HollywoodLaw: It is extremely unlikely that Deaney would have ever been brought up on murder charges even if he had told the police the exact circumstances under which he shot the burglar. California law creates a presumption that a person is reasonably afraid of death or of great bodily harm if someone breaks into their house unlawfully and forcibly. Even though the burglar was running away from Deaney when Deaney shot him, his exit path through the house took him through the room where Deaney kept his guns. In other words, if Deaney had said, "I was afraid he was running to get one of my guns," a prosecutor would bear the burden of trying to prove that the burglar wasn't attempting to do just that.
16th Jul '17 4:49:34 PM DuckDuckNoose
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** The scene where Cummings yells at Benton was shot twice -- once with "you're a goddamn awful butler", and once with the even more surreal and childish "you're a ''lousy'' butler"; this is especially strange since the profanity is completely useless in the scene, and if the unwieldy word "goddamn" (which was too long to dub around, prompting the re-shoots) was removed, it would make almost no difference.
3rd May '17 2:41:32 AM The_Glorious_SOB
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* OvertRendezvous: Cummings meets with Gallano on a park bench to express his displeaure over getting the shipment dumped on his shoulders, only to be reminded by Gallano about their longstanding arrangement.
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: Deaney refers to the Mexican thief as a "wetback". Joel and the 'bots are not amused. Then again, neither is Mitchell.

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* OvertRendezvous: Cummings meets with Gallano on a park bench to express his displeaure displeasure over getting the shipment dumped on his shoulders, only to be reminded by Gallano about their longstanding arrangement.
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: Deaney refers to the Mexican thief as a "wetback". "wetback." Joel and the 'bots are not amused. Then again, neither is Mitchell.



* ShoutOut: The ending is an {{Homage}} to (or outright ripoff of) ''Film/KeyLargo''.

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* ShoutOut: The ending is an {{Homage}} to (or outright ripoff of) ''Film/KeyLargo''.''Film/KeyLargo.''
30th Jan '17 9:17:28 AM kyojikasshu
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* OvertRendezvous: Cummings meets with Gallano on a park bench to express his displeaure over getting the shipment dumped on his shoulders, only to be reminded by Gallano about their longstanding arrangement.
13th Jan '17 5:26:12 PM nombretomado
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''Mitchell'' is a 1975 action/crime film directed by Andrew V. [=McLaglen=] and starring Joe Don Baker as the [[ProtagonistTitle title character]], an abrasive, unpopular, alcoholic LosAngeles police detective.

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''Mitchell'' is a 1975 action/crime film directed by Andrew V. [=McLaglen=] and starring Joe Don Baker as the [[ProtagonistTitle title character]], an abrasive, unpopular, alcoholic LosAngeles UsefulNotes/LosAngeles police detective.
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