History Film / Payback

14th Feb '17 11:27:19 AM marcoasalazarm
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* 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).

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* 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 keeps on correcting them that it's just the $70,000).$70,000 (to the point that when he's finally given the money, the fact it's $140,000 makes him do an exasperated eye roll)).
3rd Feb '17 6:55:35 PM Mdumas43073
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[[caption-width-right:291:[-Get ready to root for the bad guy.-] ]]

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[[caption-width-right:291:[-Get [[caption-width-right:291:Get ready to root for the bad guy.-] ]]
3rd Feb '17 6:55:09 PM Mdumas43073
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''Payback'' is a 1999 thriller starring Creator/MelGibson as Porter, a thief betrayed by his partner after a heist and determined to get revenge and more importantly, recover his $70,000 share of the takings.

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''Payback'' is a 1999 thriller directed by Brian Helgeland and starring Creator/MelGibson as Porter, a thief betrayed by his partner after a heist and determined to get revenge and more importantly, recover his $70,000 share of the takings.
6th Dec '16 11:05:01 AM shawnmstewart
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* VillainHasAPoint: Although who the villain may be here [[VillainProtagonist is debatable]], the Outfit is fairly justified in refusing to refund Porter's money. The Outfit didn't steal the money from Porter or ask Val to do it for them, and Porter only had the money in the first place since he stole it from somebody else. One of the Outfit's managers points out quite reasonably that Porter is asking them to cover Val's personal obligations for no good reason.
5th Dec '16 12:56:05 PM shawnmstewart
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** However that novel was written in 1962, so the $45,000 at stake there would be worth just a touch under $250,000 in 1999 due to inflation. It was still a trivial amount to a nationwide criminal syndicate, but enough that they weren't in disbelief that he wanted to get it back like in the film.
8th Nov '16 4:36:51 PM Morgenthaler
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* BadAss: Porter, probably even more than Parker considering that in the theatrical cut, he not only kills three of the main outfit leaders, ''he also actually gets his $70,000 back!''
8th Nov '16 4:36:19 PM Morgenthaler
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'''''Payback''''' is a 1999 thriller starring Creator/MelGibson as Porter, a thief betrayed by his partner after a heist and determined to get revenge and more importantly, recover his $70,000 share of the takings.

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'''''Payback''''' ''Payback'' is a 1999 thriller starring Creator/MelGibson as Porter, a thief betrayed by his partner after a heist and determined to get revenge and more importantly, recover his $70,000 share of the takings.
30th Jun '16 7:48:57 PM TheWanderer
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* FromCamouflageToCriminal: While absolutely no attention is called to it, Porter has a [[SemperFi USMC tattoo]] that is seen when he is taking a shower, and proves himself to be a quite successful and tremendously ruthless criminal.
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.
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