History Film / Payback

8th May '16 11:40:38 AM marcoasalazarm
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* DisappointedBytTheMotive: a GrayAndBlackMorality (or BlackAndBlackMorality, in the Director's Cut) version of this Trope is the crux of the RunningGag: there is absolutely ''nobody'' willing to believe that Porter is willing and able to take on the entire criminal underworld of the city for an amount as low as $70,000 (they assume that ''at least'' it is for the $140,000 that the heist Val Resnick backstabbed Porter on gave out. Porter corrects them that it's just the $70,000).

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* DisappointedBytTheMotive: DisappointedByTheMotive: a GrayAndBlackMorality (or BlackAndBlackMorality, in the Director's Cut) version of this Trope is the crux of the RunningGag: there is absolutely ''nobody'' willing to believe that Porter is willing and able to take on the entire criminal underworld of the city for an amount as low as $70,000 (they assume that ''at least'' it is for the $140,000 that the heist Val Resnick backstabbed Porter on gave out. Porter corrects them that it's just the $70,000).
8th May '16 11:39:24 AM marcoasalazarm
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* DisappointedBytTheMotive: a GrayAndBlackMorality (or BlackAndBlackMorality, in the Director's Cut) version of this Trope is the crux of the RunningGag: there is absolutely ''nobody'' willing to believe that Porter is willing and able to take on the entire criminal underworld of the city for an amount as low as $70,000 (they assume that ''at least'' it is for the $140,000 that the heist Val Resnick backstabbed Porter on gave out. Porter corrects them that it's just the $70,000).



** And after stealing cigarettes from a waitress, he still stops on his way out of the diner to get the two cents' change of his payment (when it may have been more practical to leave them). This (and his narration at the beginning) shows him as a man who, when he says he's owed $70,000, yes, he means it's ''exactly'' $70,000, and he's willing to do for those $70,000 what other people would do for at least a million (which is why none of the other crooks believe him).

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** And after stealing cigarettes from a waitress, he still stops on his way out of the diner to get the two cents' change of his payment (when it may have been more practical to leave them).them, it's just ''that'' inconsequential an amount). This (and his narration at the beginning) shows him as a man who, when he says he's owed $70,000, yes, he means it's ''exactly'' $70,000, and he's willing to do for those $70,000 what other people would do for at least a million (which is why none of the other crooks believe him).



* RunningGag: No one ever seems to get that Porter doesn't want the whole $140,000, just the 70k that was his share. He keeps reminding them.

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* RunningGag: No one ever seems to get that Porter doesn't want the whole $140,000, just the 70k that was his share. He keeps reminding them.them... sometimes violently.
13th Apr '16 3:14:45 AM morenohijazo
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* MobBossSuitFitting: Carter, one of the CoDragons for the BigBad who is presented as running the city where the story takes place, is seen putting on a suit as he gives orders about how he wants VillainProtagonist Porter taken care of.
1st Feb '16 3:35:36 PM marcoasalazarm
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** And after stealing cigarettes from a waitress, he still stops on his way out of the diner to get the two cents' change of his payment (when it may have been more practical to run). This (and his narration at the beginning) shows him as a man who, when he says he's owed $70,000, yes, he means it's ''exactly'' $70,000, and he's willing to do for those $70,000 what other people would do for at least a million (which is why none of the other crooks believe him).

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** And after stealing cigarettes from a waitress, he still stops on his way out of the diner to get the two cents' change of his payment (when it may have been more practical to run).leave them). This (and his narration at the beginning) shows him as a man who, when he says he's owed $70,000, yes, he means it's ''exactly'' $70,000, and he's willing to do for those $70,000 what other people would do for at least a million (which is why none of the other crooks believe him).
1st Feb '16 3:34:44 PM marcoasalazarm
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** And after stealing cigarettes from a waitress, he still stops on his way out of the diner to get the two cents' change of his payment (when it may have been more practical to run). This (and his narration at the beginning) shows him as a man who, when he says he's owed $70,000, yes, he means it's ''exactly'' $70,000, and he's willing to do for those $70,000 what other people would do for at least a million (which is why none of the other crooks believe him).
14th Dec '15 10:56:28 AM TheWanderer
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Six months ago, Porter was a happy man. He was a successful but low profile ConsummateProfessional thief who specialized in payroll jobs. He was married. Then he agreed to help out Val Resnick, a sadistic crook he'd worked with in the past, to steal some money from the Triads. The job goes perfectly, but it turns out that Val really needed all the money from the job, not half, and that Val used an old photo to trick Porter's wife into thinking Porter was having an affair with a prostitute, Rosie, who he used to drive for and who he left after they had sex once and he realized he was in love with her and couldn't continue being her driver. The result is that when they meet up after the job, Porter's wife shoots him several times, Val takes the money, and they leave Porter for dead.

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Six months ago, Porter was a happy man. He was a successful but low profile ConsummateProfessional thief who specialized in payroll jobs. He was married. Then he agreed to help out Val Resnick, a sadistic crook he'd worked with in the past, to steal some money from the Triads. The job goes perfectly, but it turns out that Val really needed all the money from the job, not half, and that Val used an old photo to trick Porter's wife into thinking Porter was having an affair with a prostitute, prostitute named Rosie, who he Porter used to drive for and who he left after they had sex once and he realized he was in love with her and couldn't continue being her driver. for. The result is that when they meet up after the job, Porter's wife shoots him several times, Val takes the money, and they both leave Porter for dead.
10th Jul '15 4:58:28 PM TheWanderer
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* HasAType: Looking at Rosie and Porter's wife, it's pretty clear that Porter prefers slim blondes with some moxie to them.
10th Jul '15 4:51:12 PM TheWanderer
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* AdaptionExpansion: Rosie is a fairly minor character, just an old acquaintence of Porter/Parker. Here, she's PromotedToLoveInterest. Also, the subplots involving the dirty cops and the Tongs are created wholesale for the film.

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* AdaptionExpansion: AdaptationExpansion: Rosie is a fairly minor character, character in the source material, just an old acquaintence acquaintance of Porter/Parker. Here, she's PromotedToLoveInterest. Also, the subplots involving the dirty cops and the Tongs are created wholesale for the film.
26th May '15 11:09:44 PM Tork
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* AdaptionExpansion: Rosie is a fairly minor character, just an old acquaintence of Porter/Parker. Here, she's PromotedToLoveInterest. Also, the subplots involving the dirty cops and the Tongs are created wholesale for the film.


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* DeathByAdaptation: In the books, [[spoiler:Bronson doesn't die until two books after this story and Fairfax survives and even helps Parker (Porter's literary equivalent) arrange a ceasefire with the Outfit in exchange for killing Bronson, who both Fairfax and superior, Karns, want dead to take over the power vacuum. In the movie, both are blown up.]]


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* PoorCommunicationKills: Carter's thugs discover where Porter is staying and unsuccessfully attempt to assassinate him. Had they kicked that info upstairs to Bronson, this movie would have ended very differently.
7th May '15 3:23:25 PM maxo-texas
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Six months ago, Porter was a happy man. He was a successful but low profile ConsummateProfessional thief who specialized in payroll jobs. He was married. Then he agreed to help out Val Resnick, a sadistic crook he'd worked with in the past, to steal some money from the Triads. The job goes perfectly, but it turns out that Val really needed all the money from the job, not half, and that Val used an old photo to trick Porter's wife into thinking Porter was having an affair with a prostitute, Rosie, who he used to drive for and who he left after they had sex one time and he realized he was in love with her. The result is that when they meet up after the job, Porter's wife shoots him several times, Val takes the money, and they leave Porter for dead.

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Six months ago, Porter was a happy man. He was a successful but low profile ConsummateProfessional thief who specialized in payroll jobs. He was married. Then he agreed to help out Val Resnick, a sadistic crook he'd worked with in the past, to steal some money from the Triads. The job goes perfectly, but it turns out that Val really needed all the money from the job, not half, and that Val used an old photo to trick Porter's wife into thinking Porter was having an affair with a prostitute, Rosie, who he used to drive for and who he left after they had sex one time once and he realized he was in love with her.her and couldn't continue being her driver. The result is that when they meet up after the job, Porter's wife shoots him several times, Val takes the money, and they leave Porter for dead.
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