History Film / RoadToPerdition

30th Sep '17 12:51:53 PM k410ren
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* BankRobbery: The main action of the film and the comic has Michael robbing mob banks of their off-the-books money to get Looney and Capone to give up Connor to him.

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* BankRobbery: The main action of the film and the comic has Michael robbing mob banks of their off-the-books money to get Looney Rooney and Capone to give up Connor to him.



* BloodIsSquickerInWater: [[spoiler:Connor's execution]] and the death of [[spoiler: Peter]] [[DeadlyBath in the bath]]. Water preceding death is a ''major'' theme.

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* BloodIsSquickerInWater: [[spoiler:Connor's execution]] and the death of [[spoiler: Peter]] [[spoiler:Peter]] [[DeadlyBath in the bath]]. Water preceding death is a ''major'' theme.



* ChekhovsGunman: [[spoiler: The couple on the farm, who Michael goes to live with at the end.]]

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* ChekhovsGunman: [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The couple on the farm, who Michael goes to live with at the end.]]



* EvilParentsWantGoodKids

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* EvilParentsWantGoodKidsEvilParentsWantGoodKids: Michael Sullivan Sr. would damn his own soul to Hell if it means saving his son's soul



* 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.]]
* TheScream: We never see Michael Jr's reaction to finding his mother and brother's bodies. When his father finds them, we hear his muffled BigNo from the other room, with the camera on Jr. staring silently at nothing.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: [[spoiler: After the death of John Rooney, Nitti no longer has a reason to protect Connor, and actually wants him dead because Connor is an idiot and would be a total liability once he inherited his father's legacy. Nitti decides to kill two birds with one stone and buys peace with Michael by no longer protecting Connor. When Michael enters the hotel to kill Connor, Nitti's goons operate the elevator and open the door of Connor's room for him.]]

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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 [[spoiler:He manages to kill the father, but not the son.]]
* TheScream: We never see Michael Jr's Jr.'s reaction to finding his mother and brother's bodies. When his father finds them, we hear his muffled BigNo from the other room, with the camera on Jr. staring silently at nothing.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: [[spoiler: After [[spoiler:After the death of John Rooney, Nitti no longer has a reason to protect Connor, and actually wants him dead because Connor is an idiot and would be a total liability once he inherited his father's legacy. Nitti decides to kill two birds with one stone and buys peace with Michael by no longer protecting Connor. When Michael enters the hotel to kill Connor, Nitti's goons operate the elevator and open the door of Connor's room for him.]]



* UriahGambit: [[spoiler: Connor]] sets up Sullivan to be killed this way: send him out to a speakeasy owner who owes debt to Rooney with a message. The message tells the owner [[PleaseShootTheMessenger that if he kills Sullivan, his debt will be forgiven]].

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* UriahGambit: [[spoiler: Connor]] [[spoiler:Connor]] sets up Sullivan to be killed this way: send him out to a speakeasy owner who owes debt to Rooney with a message. The message tells the owner [[PleaseShootTheMessenger that if he kills Sullivan, his debt will be forgiven]].
31st Jul '17 9:51:48 AM Divra
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* YouHaveNoIdeaWhoYoureDealingWith: Subverted when Sullivan goes on a robbery spree to recruit Capone's support. When he barges into a bank, guns drawn and specifically demanding the off-the-books money they're holding for Capone, the teller's reaction is:
--> You obviously know exactly who you're messing with... but... why?
19th Jun '17 8:44:58 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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Connor tries to kill the witnesses off, but botches the job and ends up killing Mike's wife and [[ParentalFavoritism younger son]]. Expecting revenge, the mob takes out a ContractOnTheHitman and Sullivan and Michael go on the run, pursued by a chillingly psychopathic assassin, Maguire (Jude Law). Also starring Stanley Tucci as Frank Nitti, a real-life major figure in the Al Capone organization.

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Connor tries to kill the witnesses off, but botches the job and ends up killing Mike's wife and [[ParentalFavoritism younger son]]. Expecting revenge, the mob takes out a ContractOnTheHitman and Sullivan and Michael go on the run, pursued by a chillingly psychopathic assassin, Maguire (Jude Law). Also starring Stanley Tucci as Frank Nitti, a real-life major figure in the Al Capone UsefulNotes/AlCapone organization.
16th Apr '17 9:10:24 AM camdensdaddy
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*InadequateInheritor: Connor qualifies.
18th Feb '17 11:19:55 AM Miracle@StOlaf
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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]], 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]], 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. [[spoiler:Once the elder Rooney is out of the picture, they happily step aside and allow Michael to get his revenge on Connor]].
24th Jan '17 8:46:23 PM Willbyr
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A 2002 film, directed by Creator/SamMendes, based on 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 (Creator/TylerHoechlin) 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 the comic of the same name by Max Allan Collins (itself inspired by the manga ''LoneWolfAndCub'').''Manga/LoneWolfAndCub''). [[TheIrishMob Mobster]] Michael Sullivan (Creator/TomHanks), and his son (Creator/TylerHoechlin) 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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7th Oct '16 6:33:53 PM Dravencour
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* BankRobbery: The main action of the film and the comic has Michael robbing mob banks of their off-the-books money to get Looney and Capone to give up Connor to him.
5th Oct '16 12:13:16 AM fusilcontrafusil
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A 2002 film, directed by Creator/SamMendes, based on 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.

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A 2002 film, directed by Creator/SamMendes, based on 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 (Creator/TylerHoechlin) 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.
17th Sep '16 5:40:20 AM JackG
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* ConcealmentEqualsCover: Subverted. Rance runs away and disappears behind a wall when the gunfight between Sullivan and Maguire breaks out, but the pellets from Maguire's shotgun easily penetrated the plaster wall and killed him anyway.

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* ConcealmentEqualsCover: Subverted. Rance runs away and disappears behind a wall when the gunfight between Sullivan and Maguire breaks out, but the pellets from Maguire's shotgun easily penetrated the plaster wall and killed him anyway. Sullivan survives because he's hiding behind a large strongbox.
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]].
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