History Film / RoadToPerdition

1st May '16 7:42:29 AM moloch
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* AdaptationNameChange: In TheMovie, "John Looney" becomes "John Rooney" and "Michael O'Sullivan" becomes "Michael Sullivan". Interestingly, though Looney likely had his name changed so that the piece's villain wouldn't have a comical-sounding name, [[RealityIsUnrealistic "John Looney" is only a lightly-fictionalized version of real Irish gangster in 1930's Rock Island]].

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* AdaptationNameChange: In TheMovie, "John Looney" becomes "John Rooney" and "Michael O'Sullivan" becomes "Michael Sullivan". Interestingly, though Looney likely had his name changed so that the piece's villain wouldn't have a comical-sounding name, [[RealityIsUnrealistic "John Looney" is only a lightly-fictionalized version of the real Irish gangster in 1930's Rock Island]].
1st May '16 7:41:52 AM moloch
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A 2002 film, directed by Creator/SamMendes, based on a comic of the same name (itself inspired by the manga ''LoneWolfAndCub''). [[TheIrishMob Mobster]] Michael Sullivan (Creator/TomHanks), and his son who followed him to work, witness the mob boss (Creator/PaulNewman)'s son Connor (Creator/DanielCraig) shoot a fellow employee ([[Creator/CiaranHinds Ciarán Hinds]]) for [[StealingFromTheTill embezzling from]] TheSyndicate.

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A 2002 film, directed by Creator/SamMendes, based on a the comic of the same name by Max Allan Collins (itself inspired by the manga ''LoneWolfAndCub''). [[TheIrishMob Mobster]] Michael Sullivan (Creator/TomHanks), and his son who followed him to work, witness the mob boss (Creator/PaulNewman)'s son Connor (Creator/DanielCraig) shoot a fellow employee ([[Creator/CiaranHinds Ciarán Hinds]]) for [[StealingFromTheTill embezzling from]] TheSyndicate.



* AdaptationNameChange: In TheMovie, "John Looney" becomes "John Rooney" and "Michael O'Sullivan" becomes "Michael Sullivan". Interestingly, though Looney likely had his name changed so that the piece's villain wouldn't have a comical-sounding name, [[RealityIsUnrealistic "John Looney" was the name of a real Irish gangster in 1930's Rock Island]].

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* AdaptationNameChange: In TheMovie, "John Looney" becomes "John Rooney" and "Michael O'Sullivan" becomes "Michael Sullivan". Interestingly, though Looney likely had his name changed so that the piece's villain wouldn't have a comical-sounding name, [[RealityIsUnrealistic "John Looney" was the name is only a lightly-fictionalized version of a real Irish gangster in 1930's Rock Island]].
27th Apr '16 2:23:53 PM TheHestinator
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* MohsScaleOfViolenceHardness: It rates a pretty light 7, mainly due to [[spoiler:Calvino's (Doug Spinuzza)]] headshot and maybe a couple of other acts of violence.
26th Feb '16 8:49:05 AM k410ren
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* RuleOfThree: Maguire tries three times to kill the Sullivan father and son; first at the diner, at the hotel, and finally the lake house. [[spoiler: He manages to kill the father, but not the son.]]
25th Feb '16 8:40:50 PM k410ren
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* BigNO: Michael Sr. does one off-screen when he finds Annie and Peter dead.



** Finn [=McGovern=] dies on a rainy night.

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** Finn [=McGovern=] dies on a rainy night.night, shot in the head by Connor.
18th Jan '16 11:49:30 AM k410ren
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* BloodlessCarnage: There's not much gore after Finn [=McGovern=] is given a BoomHeadshot at point-blank range by Connor.
4th Jan '16 3:25:31 PM Narsil
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* GoryDiscretionShot: Subverted. Michael shoots [[spoiler:Connor]] in his bath; we see Michael through the bathroom doorway, but his victim is off-camera. Then the bathroom door swings shut, and we see—reflected in the mirror on the bathroom door—the victim slumped in the bathtub, with his brains blown over the bathroom wall.
9th Nov '15 3:27:22 PM ange1eye5
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* WouldHurtAChild:
** ''Connor.'' He tries to kill Michael Jr. and kills Peter instead.
** Harlen Maguire has no problem with trying to kill Michael Jr. either.
5th Nov '15 7:56:24 AM ange1eye5
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* TheDragon: Michael was this to John Rooney before the film.
11th Jul '15 5:27:55 AM mirisu92
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* FriendlyEnemy: Michael and the elder Rooney. To an extent, this is also true of Michael and the Capone organization, whose money he keeps stealing from banks, but they (or at least, Nitti) completely understand why he's doing what he's doing, and would sort of like to be on his side.

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* FriendlyEnemy: Michael and the elder Rooney. To an extent, this is also true of Michael and the Capone organization, [[RobbingTheMobBank whose money he keeps stealing from banks, banks]], but they (or at least, Nitti) completely understand why he's doing what he's doing, and would sort of like to be on his side.
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