History Film / Ricochet

2nd Mar '17 9:56:34 PM Fireblood
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* DrivenToSuicide: Farris' murder is staged to [[NeverSuicide look like he killed himself]], complete with a handwritten suicide note.
** [[spoiler:Styles pretends to kill himself in front of Blake, complete with a laundry list of things he was accused of doing, to lure him into a trap.]]


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* NeverSuicide: Farris' murder is staged to look like he killed himself, complete with a handwritten suicide note.
** [[spoiler:Styles pretends to kill himself in front of Blake, complete with a laundry list of things he was accused of doing, to lure him into a trap.]]
2nd Mar '17 9:53:24 PM Fireblood
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* DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale: Used as a plot point in-universe. Part of Blake's plan involves drugging Nick and videotaping him being forcibly raped by a female prostitute...but when he leaks the tape to the media (with dubbed-over sound), people take it as evidence of an extramarital affair. Even Nick's wife initially refuses to believe that it wasn't consensual.
** If the audience hadn't seen the original rape scene (and the completely innocent scene the dubbed dialogue came from), they wouldn't know it wasn't consensual. It isn't really a double standard since people watching the tape have no way of knowing it's rape.

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* DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale: Used as a plot point in-universe. Part of Blake's plan involves drugging Nick and videotaping him being forcibly raped by a female prostitute...but when he leaks the tape to the media (with dubbed-over sound), people take it as evidence of an extramarital affair. Even Nick's wife initially refuses to believe that it wasn't consensual.
** If
consensual, simply due to the audience hadn't seen the original rape scene (and the completely innocent scene the dubbed dialogue came from), they wouldn't know fact he got it wasn't consensual. It isn't really a double standard since people watching the tape have no way of knowing it's rape.up.
20th Dec '16 9:54:53 AM Morgenthaler
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'''''Ricochet''''' is a 1991 thriller film directed by Russell Mulcahy and starring Creator/DenzelWashington, Creator/JohnLithgow, Creator/IceT and Kevin Pollak.

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'''''Ricochet''''' ''Ricochet'' is a 1991 thriller film directed by Russell Mulcahy and starring Creator/DenzelWashington, Creator/JohnLithgow, Creator/IceT and Kevin Pollak.
1st Dec '16 5:08:23 PM jeffreyloonychen
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* TookALevelInJerkass: In her depiction in this film in contrast to her appearance in ''Film/DieHard'', Gail Wallens becomes no different from the nosy {{Jerkass}} reporter colleague of hers Richard Thornburg, given she meddled with Styles for being a HeroWithBadPublicity similar to how Thornburg messed things up for John [=McClane=] in his appearances.
11th Jul '16 1:20:43 PM Orbiting
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* TheCastShowoff: Early on, Nick's partner Larry Doyle (played by Kevin Pollak) does his [[Series/StarTrek James T. Kirk]] impression.
29th Apr '16 8:22:35 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Homage}}: The prison swordfight homages the last fight in ''Film/{{Highlander}}''. Both were directed by Russell Mulcahy.
9th Mar '15 10:59:54 AM jeffreyloonychen
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* HeroWithBadPublicity: Styles, courtesy of Blake's RoaringRampageOfRevenge torment.
8th Jul '14 8:35:48 AM kalel32688
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->''"I mean, there we were, both of us, at the beginning of our careers. And all of a sudden one of us took off, lit up the sky like a meteor! And why? Because he met the other."''

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->''"I mean, there we were, both of us, at the beginning of our careers. And all of a sudden sudden, one of us took off, lit up the sky like a meteor! And why? Because he met the other."''



'''''Ricochet''''' is a 1991 thriller film directed by Russell Mulcahy.

Nick Styles (DenzelWashington) is a cop who is studying to became a lawyer so that he can help his neighborhood better. Earl Talbot Blake (JohnLithgow) is a hitman who is taking a job to make it in the big leagues. Chance puts these against each other, and Styles walks away as a hero to the career he has sought and Blake is sent to prison with nothing. This leads to Blake becoming obsessed with Styles, and as he climbs the ladder of success, Blake follows every step plotting his revenge.

Years later, Styles has become the new District Attorney. Blake finally escapes from prison, and then starts a campaign to destroy his life.

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'''''Ricochet''''' is a 1991 thriller film directed by Russell Mulcahy.

Mulcahy and starring Creator/DenzelWashington, Creator/JohnLithgow, Creator/IceT and Kevin Pollak.

Nick Styles (DenzelWashington) (Washington) is a young cop who is studying to became a lawyer so that he can help make his neighborhood better. Earl Talbot Blake (JohnLithgow) (Lithgow) is a hitman who is taking a job to make it in the big leagues. Chance puts these against each other, and Styles walks away as a hero to the career he has sought and while Blake is sent to prison with nothing. This leads to Blake becoming obsessed with Styles, and as he climbs the ladder of success, Blake follows every step step, plotting his revenge.

revenge. Years later, Styles has become the new District Attorney. Blake finally escapes from prison, and then starts a campaign to destroy his life.



* AnswersToTheNameOfGod: "Almost."
* ArtisticLicenseMedicine: After Styles is rescued after being drugged and kidnapped by Blake, at the hospital he is informed in the ER that he has "VD" based on his blood work. This is wrong on sooo many levels: First, the only [=STD=]s that show up on blood work are syphilis and HIV. Second, these are based on the body's antibody response, so it takes a while to turn positive, not overnight as in this scenario. Thirdly, doctors only run tests that are medically needed (or at least the ones they are sure they'll get paid for!)
* BigBad: Blake
* BigNo: Blake lets out one when he thinks that Styles has killed himself, which would ruin his plans.
* BondOneLiner: "You got the point now, don't you [[spoiler:Blake?]]"

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* AnswersToTheNameOfGod: "Almost."
When Nick sees Blake again.
-->'''Nick''': Jesus Christ!
-->'''Blake''': Almost.
* ArtisticLicenseMedicine: After Styles is rescued after being drugged and kidnapped by Blake, at the hospital he is informed in the ER that he has "VD" based on his blood work. This is wrong on sooo many levels: First, the only [=STD=]s that show up on blood work are syphilis and HIV. Second, these are based on the body's antibody response, so it takes a while to turn positive, not overnight as in this scenario. Thirdly, doctors only run tests that are medically needed (or at least the ones they are sure they'll get paid for!)
for!).
* BigBad: Blake
Blake is the main bad guy of the movie.
* BigNo: Blake lets out one when he thinks that Styles has killed himself, which would ruin ruins his plans.
* BondOneLiner: "You got the point now, don't you you, [[spoiler:Blake?]]"



* TheCastShowoff: Early on, Nick's partner, played by Kevin Pollak, does his [[Series/StarTrek James T. Kirk]] impression.

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* TheCastShowoff: Early on, Nick's partner, played partner Larry Doyle (played by Kevin Pollak, Pollak) does his [[Series/StarTrek James T. Kirk]] impression.



* ClearMyName

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* ClearMyNameClearMyName: This becomes Nick's goal after Blake re-enters the picture.



* [[CrucifiedHeroShot Crucified Dragon Shot]]: Kim

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* [[CrucifiedHeroShot Crucified Dragon Shot]]: Kim[[spoiler:Kim, Blake's right-hand man, after Blake shoots him]].



* DrivenToSuicide: Farris' murder is staged to [[NeverSuicide look like he killed himself]], complete with a handwritten suicide note.
** [[spoiler: Styles pretends to kill himself in front of Blake, complete with a laundry list of things he was accused of doing, to lure him into a trap.]]

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* DrivenToSuicide: Farris' murder is staged to [[NeverSuicide look like he killed himself]], complete with a handwritten suicide note.
note.
** [[spoiler: Styles [[spoiler:Styles pretends to kill himself in front of Blake, complete with a laundry list of things he was accused of doing, to lure him into a trap.]]



* EmbarrassingNickname: In-universe. The DA is called "Priscilla the Hun." Nick himself is "PK" (PreachersKid). Subverted with Nick, who says it's a badge of honor.
* EvilRedhead: Blake

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* EmbarrassingNickname: In-universe. The DA is called "Priscilla the Hun." Nick himself is "PK" (PreachersKid). Subverted (PreachersKid); subverted with Nick, who says it's a badge of honor.
* EvilRedhead: BlakeBlake has red hair and is VERY bad news.



* {{Filth}}: After killing Farris, Blake plants child pornography on his belongings.

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* {{Filth}}: After killing Farris, Blake plants child pornography on his belongings.belongings to frame both him and Nick.



* {{Gaslighting}}: Blake used a form of this on Nick with the sex video and the swimming pool.

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* {{Gaslighting}}: Blake used uses a form of this on Nick with the sex video and the swimming pool.



* GroinAttack: Blake kicks Chekowski's groin during the fight which happens when Blake becomes his cellmate.

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* GroinAttack: Blake kicks Chekowski's groin during the fight fight, which happens when Blake becomes his cellmate.



* ItsPersonal

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* %%* ItsPersonal



* MalcolmXerox: Nick is watching a talk show on TV when a man argues with the host about an evil conspiracy that supposedly befell Styles and was meant to bring him down. Nick just chuckles. Funnier yet, considering who DenzelWashington would play [[Film/MalcolmX about a year later]]...

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* MalcolmXerox: Nick is watching a talk show on TV when a man argues with the host about an evil conspiracy that supposedly befell Styles and was meant to bring him down. Nick just chuckles. [[HilariousInHindsight Funnier yet, yet]], considering who DenzelWashington Creator/DenzelWashington would play [[Film/MalcolmX about a year later]]...



* OneWordTitle
* QuipToBlack: "News at eleven? Nahhh!" (Switches video camera off). Subverted after the screen goes to black: "Styles, you can't do that, we're live!" "We're live now, huh? Good. Gail, kiss my ass!"

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* %%* OneWordTitle
* QuipToBlack: "News at eleven? Nahhh!" (Switches (switches video camera off). Subverted after the screen goes to black: "Styles, you can't do that, we're live!" "We're live now, huh? Good. Gail, kiss my ass!"



* SacrificialLion: [[spoiler:Larry, Nick's partner]].

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* SacrificialLion: [[spoiler:Larry, [[spoiler:Larry Doyle, Nick's partner]].



* StalkerWithACrush: Blake

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* StalkerWithACrush: StalkerWithoutACrush: Blake



* WorthyOpponent [=/=] PetTheDog: Blake shows some sympathy to Styles when he eavesdrops his live call to the talk show.

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* WorthyOpponent [=/=] / PetTheDog: Blake shows some sympathy to Styles when he eavesdrops his live call to the talk show.
12th Mar '14 9:34:32 PM Generations91
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* ButForMeItWasTuesday: At first, Styles doesn't remember who Blake is.
19th Nov '13 9:46:12 PM Yipeekiyay
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* BondOneLiner: "He got the point, didn't he?"

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* BondOneLiner: "He "You got the point, didn't he?"point now, don't you [[spoiler:Blake?]]"



* [[CrucifiedHeroShot Crucified Dragon Shot]]: Kim



* DrivenToSuicide: Farris' murder is staged to [[NeverSuicide look like he killed himself]], complete with a handwritten suicide note.
** [[spoiler: Styles pretends to kill himself in front of Blake, complete with a laundry list of things he was accused of doing, to lure him into a trap.]]



* FauxAffablyEvil: Earl Talbot Blake.



* GenreSavvy: Nick knows the police can't be trusted to protect his family, but Odessa and company can.



* HeroAntagonist: Wiley (the DA's right-hand man), who doesn't seem to like Nick very much to begin with. And Gail Wallens.

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* HeroAntagonist: Wiley (the DA's right-hand man), who doesn't seem to like Nick very much to begin with. And [[StrawmanNewsMedia Gail Wallens.Wallens]].



* IfItBleedsItLeads: Coverage of Blake's demise, with no censorship of his condition, or Kim's.



* LargeHam: Both TheHero and the BigBad.



* MediaScrum: A gaggle of reporters is always ready to follow Styles around and hound him about alleged misconduct.



* ObfuscatingInsanity: Styles, as a ruse to bring Blake into the open and fight him.



* QuipToBlack: "News at eleven? Nahhh!" (Switches video camera off). Subverted after the screen goes to black: "Styles, you can't do that, we're live!" "We're live now, huh? Good. Gail, kiss my ass!"



* SacrificialLion: [[spoiler:Nick's partner]].

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* SacrificialLion: [[spoiler:Nick's [[spoiler:Larry, Nick's partner]].



* StealthInsult: When they fight at the end, Styles compares Blake to a pig slaughtered in sacrifice by Hawaiians as a gift to their gods.
* StrawmanNewsMedia: Gail Wallens. Consistent with media portrayals in that [[Film/DieHard other picture she appeared in]].



* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: Gail was covering the explosion, oblivious to Blake, whom everybody thought was dead, standing next to her, ranting like a madman.



* WorthyOpponent / PetTheDog: Blake shows some sympathy to Styles when he eavesdrops his live call to the talk show.

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* WorthyOpponent / [=/=] PetTheDog: Blake shows some sympathy to Styles when he eavesdrops his live call to the talk show.
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