History Film / RocknRolla

6th Jun '16 5:57:01 PM StarSword
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* VodkaDrunkenski: [[spoiler:While the Spetznaz has One-Two tied up and they're prepared for a sexual torture session, they're also blasting Russian rock and roll and pounding vodka like there's no tomorrow.]]

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[[spoiler:While the Spetznaz has One-Two tied up and they're prepared for a sexual torture session, they're also blasting Russian rock and roll and pounding vodka like there's no tomorrow.]]


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* WaterTorture: Lenny Cole likes to torment people he's questioning by dunking them underwater with voracious crayfish for a minute at a time or more.
23rd Mar '16 11:44:56 AM Morgenthaler
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* SerialEscalation: On a meta level. LockStockAndTwoSmokingBarrels focused on working class criminals, with a less-than-a-million pound fee at stake. ''Film/{{Snatch}}'' was middle class and dealt with the diamond business. Here, it's about what Archy calls "the good life:" rock and roll, fancy houses, and millions of euros being thrown around.

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* SerialEscalation: On a meta level. LockStockAndTwoSmokingBarrels ''Film/LockStockAndTwoSmokingBarrels'' focused on working class criminals, with a less-than-a-million pound fee at stake. ''Film/{{Snatch}}'' was middle class and dealt with the diamond business. Here, it's about what Archy calls "the good life:" rock and roll, fancy houses, and millions of euros being thrown around.
29th Jan '16 3:35:07 AM Morgenthaler
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* SequelHook: Johnny Quid drops the hint that he wants to be [[TitleDrop a REAL RocknRolla]] like Archy and the credits promise Johnny Quid, Archy, and the gang will be back in "The Real RocknRolla". Ritchie wrote a script for a sequel, but says that it's been sitting on the shelf while he deals with bigger projects.

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* SequelHook: Johnny Quid drops the hint that he wants to be [[TitleDrop a REAL RocknRolla]] like Archy and the credits promise Johnny Quid, Archy, and the gang will be back in "The Real RocknRolla".[=RocknRolla=]". Ritchie wrote a script for a sequel, but says that it's been sitting on the shelf while he deals with bigger projects.
5th Dec '15 8:42:05 PM Octorok103
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* VodaDrunkenski: [[spoiler:While the Spetznaz has One-Two tied up and they're prepared for a sexual torture session, they're also blasting Russian rock and roll and pounding vodka like there's no tomorrow.]]

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* VodaDrunkenski: VodkaDrunkenski: [[spoiler:While the Spetznaz has One-Two tied up and they're prepared for a sexual torture session, they're also blasting Russian rock and roll and pounding vodka like there's no tomorrow.]]
3rd Dec '15 6:44:40 PM Luigifan
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->''People ask the question... what's a [=RocknRolla=]? And I tell 'em - it's not about drums, drugs, and hospital drips, oh no. There's more there than that, my friend. We all like a bit of the good life - some the money, some the drugs, other the sex game, the glamour, or the fame. But a [=RocknRolla=], oh, he's different. Why? Because a real [=RocknRolla=] wants the fucking lot.''

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->''People ask the question... what's a [=RocknRolla=]? And I tell 'em - -- it's not about drums, drugs, and hospital drips, oh no. There's more there than that, my friend. We all like a bit of the good life - -- some the money, some the drugs, other the sex game, the glamour, or the fame. But a [=RocknRolla=], oh, he's different. Why? Because a real [=RocknRolla=] wants the fucking lot.''



In the midst of it all, is a (presumably rare and valuable) painting that holds sentimental value for Uri. It is stolen by Lenny's estranged son, Johnny Quid (the eponymous [=RocknRolla=]), and both of their respective [[TheDragon Dragons]] (Victor for Uri; Archy, TheNarrator, for Lenny) are following a trail of junkies and hustlers in order to find it.

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In the midst of it all, all is a (presumably rare and valuable) painting that holds sentimental value for Uri. It is stolen by Lenny's estranged son, Johnny Quid (the eponymous [=RocknRolla=]), and both of their respective [[TheDragon Dragons]] (Victor for Uri; Archy, TheNarrator, for Lenny) are following a trail of junkies and hustlers in order to find it.



* Adorkable: Archy can't help but sing a little tune when in Roman and Mickey's recording studio. He's even pleased with himself. When he realizes the others are staring at him, he takes a moment to put his tough guy face back on.

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* Adorkable: {{Adorkable}}: Archy can't help but sing a little tune when in Roman and Mickey's recording studio. He's even pleased with himself. When he realizes the others are staring at him, he takes a moment to put his tough guy face back on.



* BadassInDistress: [[spoiler:The Wild Bunch spend the third act captured by Lenny and his men. And just before that, One Two gets captured and tied up for what can only be described as a sexually tinged torture session by the two MadeOfIron Spetznaz.]]

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* BadassInDistress: [[spoiler:The Wild Bunch spend the third act captured by Lenny and his men. And just before that, One Two One-Two gets captured and tied up for what can only be described as a sexually tinged torture session by the two MadeOfIron Spetznaz.]]



** Granted, Lenny's operation runs a tighter ship than most. Archy even advises his men to keep the receipts if they pay anyone off, as "this ain't the mafia." He doesn't want any tax evasion slip ups.

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** Granted, Lenny's operation runs a tighter ship than most. Archy even advises his men to keep the receipts if they pay anyone off, as "this ain't the mafia." He doesn't want any tax evasion slip ups.slip-ups.



** [[spoiler: Lenny]]

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** [[spoiler: Lenny]][[spoiler:Lenny]]



* ButtMonkey: Quite a lot of characters are this, but the highlight is definitely poor Bandy, who screen time always consist of him being slapped.

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* ButtMonkey: Quite a lot of characters are this, but the highlight is definitely poor Bandy, who whose screen time always consist of him being slapped.



** Since this film deals with upper class criminals, it's more apparent than ever. The Wild Bunch is sharply dressed, and when we see One-Two's house it's quite tasteful.

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** Since this film deals with upper class upper-class criminals, it's more apparent than ever. The Wild Bunch is sharply dressed, and when we see One-Two's house it's quite tasteful.



* DrugsAreBad: Johnny's drug-induced fit has shades of this. Also, the two junkies are constantly seen this way. Cookie resents his drug using days.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: [[NobleTopEnforcer Archy might not be evil]] but he's still a criminal, and uneased by Lenny's "drown 'em in crayfish" interrogation tactic. And then he's outright shocked by Lenny [[spoiler:shooting Johnny]].

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* DrugsAreBad: Johnny's drug-induced fit has shades of this. Also, the two junkies are constantly seen this way. Cookie resents his drug using drug-using days.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: [[NobleTopEnforcer Archy might not be evil]] evil]], but he's still a criminal, and uneased by Lenny's "drown 'em in crayfish" interrogation tactic. And then he's outright shocked by Lenny [[spoiler:shooting Johnny]].



* FemmeFatale: Stella. [[spoiler: Deconstructed]]
* {{Gayngster}}: [[spoiler: Handsome Bob]]

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* FemmeFatale: Stella. [[spoiler: Deconstructed]]
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* {{Gayngster}}: [[spoiler: Handsome Bob]][[spoiler:Handsome Bob.]]



* GoryDiscretionShot: When Uri [[spoiler: finds his "lucky painting" in Stella's house]], the audience doesn't see what happens next, but considering he leads a branch of TheMafiya, it's probably not very nice.
* GratuitousSpanish: Johnny decides to start calling[[BeleagueredAssistant Pete]] "Pedro" for some reason.

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* GoryDiscretionShot: When Uri [[spoiler: finds [[spoiler:finds his "lucky painting" in Stella's house]], the audience doesn't see what happens next, but considering he leads a branch of TheMafiya, it's probably not very nice.
* GratuitousSpanish: Johnny decides to start calling[[BeleagueredAssistant calling [[BeleagueredAssistant Pete]] "Pedro" for some reason.



** Justified in that the Wild Bunch were using rock-salt shells, and the Russian's were wearing bulletproof vests. After One-Two hits one in the head with a two-by-four, he backs off.
* IncompatibleOrientation: [[spoiler: Handsome Bob]] likes boys, specifically One Two. One Two ''really'' doesn't feel the same way, but he throws [[spoiler: Bob]] a bone and gets over it pretty quickly.
* InstantDeathBullet: Averted. [[spoiler: When Archy and his men kills the Russians offscreen, a number of gunshots are heard. There's a ''Beat'' and then another gunshot closes out the fight.]]
* Jerkass: While Bandy seems mostly dim and Turbo is quiet but loyal and trust enough to be Archy's number two, Danny is heartless. He does not hesitate to slap Bandy, mouths off to Archy about his instructions, and seems gleeful when [[spoiler:told to kill Johnny, Roman, and Mickey.]]
* LastRequest: Well, technically Handsome Bob wasn't dying when he made of request, but since he was so devasted about the impending jail time, One-Two let him have [[spoiler: the lovely slow dance in a gay club. When he finds out that Handsome Bob didn't go to jail after all, his colleagues tease him about this.]]

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** Justified in that the Wild Bunch were using rock-salt shells, and the Russian's Russians were wearing bulletproof vests. After One-Two hits one in the head with a two-by-four, he backs off.
* IncompatibleOrientation: [[spoiler: Handsome [[spoiler:Handsome Bob]] likes boys, specifically One Two. One Two One-Two. One-Two ''really'' doesn't feel the same way, but he throws [[spoiler: Bob]] [[spoiler:Bob]] a bone and gets over it pretty quickly.
* InstantDeathBullet: Averted. [[spoiler: When [[spoiler:When Archy and his men kills kill the Russians offscreen, a number of gunshots are heard. There's a ''Beat'' and then another gunshot closes out the fight.]]
* Jerkass: {{Jerkass}}: While Bandy seems mostly dim and Turbo is quiet but loyal and trust trustworthy enough to be Archy's number two, Danny is heartless. He does not hesitate to slap Bandy, mouths off to Archy about his instructions, and seems gleeful when [[spoiler:told to kill Johnny, Roman, and Mickey.]]
* LastRequest: Well, technically Handsome Bob wasn't dying when he made of the request, but since he was so devasted about the impending jail time, One-Two let him have [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the lovely slow dance in a gay club. When he finds out that Handsome Bob didn't go to jail after all, his colleagues tease him about this.]]



** There is another shout out to "the Jew twins" who Lenny [[spoiler: put in prison for a lengthy turn after betraying them.]]

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** There is another shout out to "the Jew twins" who Lenny [[spoiler: put [[spoiler:put in prison for a lengthy turn after betraying them.]]



--> '''Mumbles''': ''[after hitting one with a baseball bat. Twice]'' ''Please'' stay down!
** Johnny Quid, in a weird way. He's already survived multiple rumored deaths. Even when strung out on drugs, he's capable of badass feats, ignores any injury, and ultimately [[spoiler: survives a close-range gunshot wound inflicted by Lenny. He's still able to stand, deliver two headshots on Lenny's mooks, before collapsing from weakness. By the epilogue, he's even kicked the drug habit.]]

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--> '''Mumbles''': ''[after hitting one with a baseball bat. Twice]'' Twice.]'' ''Please'' stay down!
** Johnny Quid, in a weird way. He's already survived multiple rumored deaths. Even when strung out on drugs, he's capable of badass feats, ignores any injury, and ultimately [[spoiler: survives [[spoiler:survives a close-range gunshot wound inflicted by Lenny. He's still able to stand, deliver two headshots on Lenny's mooks, before collapsing from weakness. By the epilogue, he's even kicked the drug habit.]]



* TheMafiya: Uri and Victor and heavily implied to be gangsters trying to go legit. Uri is at least a corrupt oligarch, which is TruthInTelevision. See NoCelebritiesWereHarmed.

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* TheMafiya: Uri and Victor and are heavily implied to be gangsters trying to go legit. Uri is at least a corrupt oligarch, which is TruthInTelevision. See NoCelebritiesWereHarmed.



* NotSoStoic: Archy isn't quite an emotionless man, but when in Roman and Mickey's office/recording studio he accidentally speaks into an on microphone. Intrigued, he sings a quite lyric into it before smiling at himself. When he sees the two producers and his own boss stare at him confused, he takes a few seconds to compose himself and get his intimidating face back on.

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* NotSoStoic: Archy isn't quite an emotionless man, but when in Roman and Mickey's office/recording studio studio, he accidentally speaks into an on microphone. Intrigued, he sings a quite quiet lyric into it before smiling at himself. When he sees the two producers and his own boss stare at him confused, he takes a few seconds to compose himself and get his intimidating face back on.



** Although it's obvious that he's still uncomfortable, One Two goes from flipping his unholy shit about [[spoiler: Handsome Bob being in love with him]] to treating him on what he thought was his last night as a free man for years.

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** Although it's obvious that he's still uncomfortable, One Two One-Two goes from flipping his unholy shit about [[spoiler: Handsome [[spoiler:Handsome Bob being in love with him]] to treating him on what he thought was his last night as a free man for years.



** No matter how MadeOfIron they are, [[spoiler: the Spetznaz are not wearing any body armor and go down from a few bullets from Archy's men. Even if it takes a bit.]]

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** No matter how MadeOfIron they are, [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the Spetznaz are not wearing any body armor and go down from a few bullets from Archy's men. Even if it takes a bit.]]



** The Spetnaz as well. As with Johnny, even though they're in great shape, it's hard to be fanservice since [[spoiler:they're about to torture One Two.]]

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** The Spetnaz as well. As with Johnny, even though they're in great shape, it's hard to be fanservice since [[spoiler:they're about to torture One Two.One-Two.]]



* SoundtrackDissonance: Johnny's piano song is very peaceful and calming. Meanwhile, [[spoiler: Lenny is getting the tar beat out of him.]]
* TheStinger: During the end credits, [[spoiler: the full scene of One Two dancing with Handsome Bob at the gay bar is shown]].
* StraightGay: [[spoiler: Handsome Bob]], enough so that One Two had ''no idea'' (granted, he was the only one). Might border into BiTheWay, since he's known as a ladykiller with lots of girlfriends.

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* SoundtrackDissonance: Johnny's piano song is very peaceful and calming. Meanwhile, [[spoiler: Lenny [[spoiler:Lenny is getting the tar beat out of him.]]
* TheStinger: During the end credits, [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the full scene of One Two One-Two dancing with Handsome Bob at the gay bar is shown]].
* StraightGay: [[spoiler: Handsome Bob]], [[spoiler:Handsome-Bob]], enough so that One Two had ''no idea'' (granted, he was the only one). Might border into BiTheWay, since he's known as a ladykiller with lots of girlfriends.



* TooDumbToLive: Stella, Stella, Stella. Ripping off seven million dollars from her employer once was incredibly dangerous and foolhardy (and if Uri had listened to Victor, suspicion would have fallen on her almost instantly), but then she does it ''again'', once more only evading being traced as the security leak because Uri likes her too much to suspect her. [[spoiler: Ironically, while her plan did get Victor waiting for a reason to act against her, what did her in was simple bad luck of accepting the painting from One Two and leaving it out where Uri could see it...although not realizing it was Uri's lucky painting if she's been working with him all this time is arguably ALSO too dumb to live.]]

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* TooDumbToLive: Stella, Stella, Stella. Ripping off seven million dollars from her employer once was incredibly dangerous and foolhardy (and if Uri had listened to Victor, suspicion would have fallen on her almost instantly), but then she does it ''again'', once more only evading being traced as the security leak because Uri likes her too much to suspect her. [[spoiler: Ironically, [[spoiler:Ironically, while her plan did get Victor waiting for a reason to act against her, what did her in was simple bad luck of accepting the painting from One Two One-Two and leaving it out where Uri could see it...it... although not realizing it was Uri's lucky painting if she's been working with him all this time is arguably ALSO too dumb to live.]]



* VodaDrunkenski: [[spoiler: While the Spetznaz has One Two tied up and they're prepared for a sexual torture session, they're also blasting Russian rock and roll and pounding vodka like there's no tomorrow.]]

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* VodaDrunkenski: [[spoiler: While [[spoiler:While the Spetznaz has One Two One-Two tied up and they're prepared for a sexual torture session, they're also blasting Russian rock and roll and pounding vodka like there's no tomorrow.]]
8th Sep '15 6:16:54 AM LiterateFangirl
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* PetTheDog: Archy has no love for Johnny, but when the newspaper reports that he is "missing, assumed dead," Archy offers his heartfelt condolences to Lenny.


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* PetTheDog: Archy has no love for Johnny, but when the newspaper reports that he is "missing, assumed dead," Archy offers his heartfelt condolences to Lenny.
** Although it's obvious that he's still uncomfortable, One Two goes from flipping his unholy shit about [[spoiler: Handsome Bob being in love with him]] to treating him on what he thought was his last night as a free man for years.
29th Aug '15 3:27:40 AM Morgenthaler
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* GenreSavvy: Johnny Quid's speech about what would happen to him, Roman, and Mickey after they got out of the elevator with Lenny's thugs implies this trope. Or that Johnny Quid knew how his father's Mooks work. Either way, he ended up saving their asses by doing so.
19th Aug '15 12:44:16 AM NSlayton5
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''[=RocknRolla=]'' is the fifth film by British director GuyRitchie. Much like ''Film/LockStockAndTwoSmokingBarrels'', ''Film/{{Snatch}}'', and ''Film/{{Revolver}}'', ''[=RocknRolla=]'' is a crime film set in the London underworld, populated with colorful gangsters. Actors include Creator/GerardButler, Creator/IdrisElba, Creator/TomHardy, Creator/ThandieNewton, and Tom Wilkinsen.

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''[=RocknRolla=]'' is the fifth film by British director GuyRitchie. Much like ''Film/LockStockAndTwoSmokingBarrels'', ''Film/{{Snatch}}'', and ''Film/{{Revolver}}'', ''[=RocknRolla=]'' is a crime film set in the London underworld, populated with colorful gangsters. Actors include Creator/GerardButler, Creator/IdrisElba, Creator/TomHardy, Creator/MarkStrong, Creator/TobyKebbell, Creator/ThandieNewton, and Tom Wilkinsen.


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* BadassInDistress: [[spoiler:The Wild Bunch spend the third act captured by Lenny and his men. And just before that, One Two gets captured and tied up for what can only be described as a sexually tinged torture session by the two MadeOfIron Spetznaz.]]


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* GratuitousSpanish: Johnny decides to start calling[[BeleagueredAssistant Pete]] "Pedro" for some reason.


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** The Spetnaz as well. As with Johnny, even though they're in great shape, it's hard to be fanservice since [[spoiler:they're about to torture One Two.]]


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* VodaDrunkenski: [[spoiler: While the Spetznaz has One Two tied up and they're prepared for a sexual torture session, they're also blasting Russian rock and roll and pounding vodka like there's no tomorrow.]]
** Averted by Uri. When Lenny asks "I thought [Russians] drank vodka?" he simply replies "Whiskey is the new vodka." He also doesn't drink, and Lenny gets absolutely smashed.
19th Aug '15 12:32:29 AM NSlayton5
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* BeleagueredAssistant: Pete, to Johnny.


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* EvenEvilHasStandards: [[NobleTopEnforcer Archy might not be evil]] but he's still a criminal, and uneased by Lenny's "drown 'em in crayfish" interrogation tactic. And then he's outright shocked by Lenny [[spoiler:shooting Johnny]].


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* NeverFoundTheBody: Johnny Quid is "missing assumed dead." Part of why everyone, including his managers and June, doubt he's dead is that if so, there's no evidence, and as June notes "If he's dead, that's the third time this year."


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* PayEvilUntoEvil: Upon learning that [[spoiler:Lenny is the man who's sold out half of the underworld to the cops, Archy included, Archy righteously subjects Len to his own "drown 'em in crayfish" experience]].


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* SassySecretary: June, to Roman and Mickey.


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* AndThisIsFor: Once [[spoiler:Lenny's treachery as TheInformant is revealed, Archy sends him into his favorite torture trap, angrily reading off the sentences various criminals got, culminating with his own]].
19th Aug '15 12:16:25 AM NSlayton5
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* BlatantLies: Lenny asks Roman and Mickey "What do you think we are, gangsters?" in an offended tone while intimidating them.
** Granted, Lenny's operation runs a tighter ship than most. Archy even advises his men to keep the receipts if they pay anyone off, as "this ain't the mafia." He doesn't want any tax evasion slip ups.



* HeCleansUpNicely: [[spoiler:Johnny at the end. Give him a shower, get him off drugs, and put him in decent clothes and he's much more of a looker.]]



* Jerkass: While Bandy seems mostly dim and Turbo is quiet but loyal and trust enough to be Archy's number two, Danny is heartless. He does not hesitate to slap Bandy, mouths off to Archy about his instructions, and seems gleeful when [[spoiler:told to kill Johnny, Roman, and Mickey.]]



* LyricalDissonance: Archy's "song." He manages to sing "You'll never sing the same if your teeth ain't your own" in an upbeat way.



* NotSoStoic: Archy isn't quite an emotionless man, but when in Roman and Mickey's office/recording studio he accidentally speaks into an on microphone. Intrigued, he sings a quite lyric into it before smiling at himself. When he sees the two producers and his own boss stare at him confused, he takes a few seconds to compose himself and get his intimidating face back on.



* TheSmartGuy: Tank.

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* ShirtlessScene: Johnny Quid gets a few. Despite an impressive six pack and lithe frame, he's not quite MrFanservice, since all of those scenes come while he's grungy and strung out on drugs.
* TheSmartGuy: Tank.Tank.
* SophisticatedAsHell: Johnny Quid. The man was educated in private schools and his vocabulary and eloquence show it. He's also a hard-partying rock star who doesn't mind cursing.


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** Also Roman and Mickey, who are inseparable and also in continued confusion over the whole situation they find themselves in.
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