History Film / Ronin

1st Dec '16 11:09:30 AM Antigone3
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* IrishExplosivesExpert: A mysterious Irish woman hires the characters to move a briefcase, but won't tell them what it contains - the leader assumes it's a bomb. [[spoiler:It turns out to contain documents crucial to the Northern Irish peace process.]]
17th Nov '16 5:34:00 PM StingSniperscope
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* FakeNationality: East German-born Russian Gregor is played by Swedish Stellan Skarsgård, while the IRA commander Seamus is played by the Welsh Jonathan Pryce. The Russians meanwhile, are played by a Czech-born American, a German, and two Frenchmen respectively. Possibly averted with Deirdre; since actress Natascha Mc Elhone, while English, is Irish on her mother's side and was raised in Belfast.



* KillTheCutie: [[spoiler:Natacha]]

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* KillTheCutie: [[spoiler:Natacha]][[spoiler:Natascha]]
6th Oct '16 9:24:09 AM poopdeckpappy
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* CoolCar: Euro hot-rod sedans. The nitrous-equipped Audi S8 used in two chase scenes, the Citroen XM used by the Principal, the Mercedes-Benz 450SEL 6.9, and the BMW M5 driven by [[spoiler: Diedre in oncoming traffic.]]

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* CoolCar: Euro hot-rod sedans. The nitrous-equipped Audi S8 used in two chase scenes, the Citroen XM used by the Principal, the Mercedes-Benz 450SEL 6.9, and the BMW M5 driven by [[spoiler: Diedre Deirdre in oncoming traffic.]]
6th Oct '16 9:21:32 AM poopdeckpappy
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* ActionGirl: Dierdre, who is heavily involved in the firefight in Nice, then hurling the BMW M5 around the streets of Paris.

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* ActionGirl: Dierdre, Deirdre, who is heavily involved in the firefight in Nice, then hurling the BMW M5 around the streets of Paris.



* BadassDriver: Larry, [[spoiler: Vincent, Sam and Diedre]] in movie and the various stunt drivers. In the words of the Director about the driver who raced through Paris and did the four-wheel drifts in the first chase: "That Audi was not built to do that."

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* BadassDriver: Larry, [[spoiler: Vincent, Sam and Diedre]] Deirdre]] in movie and the various stunt drivers. In the words of the Director about the driver who raced through Paris and did the four-wheel drifts in the first chase: "That Audi was not built to do that."



** Sam and Dierdre are sitting in a car at night, scoping a target. When a car passes them, he pulls the fake-out. After they pull apart, she silently straddles him for a little real making-out.
* FemmeFatale: Dierdre.

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** Sam and Dierdre Deirdre are sitting in a car at night, scoping a target. When a car passes them, he pulls the fake-out. After they pull apart, she silently straddles him for a little real making-out.
* FemmeFatale: Dierdre.Deirdre.



* MacGuffin: The case, the contents of which are never revealed. Sam isn't pleased at all when Dierdre refuses to give any details on what's in the case ("is it heavy, is it explosive?") and demands that if it's "amateur night," they're all going to have to be paid much, much more. [[spoiler:Turns out in the end that Sam wasn't even interested in the case. He was after Dierdre's boss Seamus, [[UsefulNotes/TheTroubles an Irish terrorist leader who was getting in the way of peace talks]], and the case was just a way to get him into the open.]]

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* MacGuffin: The case, the contents of which are never revealed. Sam isn't pleased at all when Dierdre Deirdre refuses to give any details on what's in the case ("is it heavy, is it explosive?") and demands that if it's "amateur night," they're all going to have to be paid much, much more. [[spoiler:Turns out in the end that Sam wasn't even interested in the case. He was after Dierdre's Deirdre's boss Seamus, [[UsefulNotes/TheTroubles an Irish terrorist leader who was getting in the way of peace talks]], and the case was just a way to get him into the open.]]



--> '''Dierdre:''' ''[smiles]'' A wealthy scoundrel seduced and betrayed me.

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--> '''Dierdre:''' '''Deirdre:''' ''[smiles]'' A wealthy scoundrel seduced and betrayed me.



* {{Oireland}}: Natascha [=McElhone=]'s accent as Dierdre isn't like any real Irish one.

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* {{Oireland}}: Natascha [=McElhone=]'s accent as Dierdre Deirdre isn't like any real Irish one.



* TheUnreveal: Whatever is in the case, it might as well belong to [[Film/PulpFiction Marcellus Wallace]]. This irritates Sam, since knowing if it was heavy, explosive, fragile, or whatever would be helpful in getting it [[spoiler:(and his CIA handlers presumably do want to know its contents)]], but Deidre steadily refuses to give out any data. He thus demands that the fee goes up. The final scene of the movie teases that Sam may have found out about the contents, but when he asks Vincent if he wants to know, Vincent refuses, and it's left unsaid.

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* TheUnreveal: Whatever is in the case, it might as well belong to [[Film/PulpFiction Marcellus Wallace]]. This irritates Sam, since knowing if it was heavy, explosive, fragile, or whatever would be helpful in getting it [[spoiler:(and his CIA handlers presumably do want to know its contents)]], but Deidre Deirdre steadily refuses to give out any data. He thus demands that the fee goes up. The final scene of the movie teases that Sam may have found out about the contents, but when he asks Vincent if he wants to know, Vincent refuses, and it's left unsaid.



* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: The fate of Dierdre. [[spoiler:A DeletedScene at the end would have shown her getting caught and killed by her former IRA partners.]]

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: The fate of Dierdre.Deirdre. [[spoiler:A DeletedScene at the end would have shown her getting caught and killed by her former IRA partners.]]
25th Sep '16 7:03:18 PM cluosborne
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* BadassDriver: Larry, [[spoiler: Sam and Diedre]] in movie and the various stunt drivers. In the words of the Director about the driver who raced through Paris and did the four-wheel drifts in the first chase: "That Audi was not built to do that."

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* BadassDriver: Larry, [[spoiler: Vincent, Sam and Diedre]] in movie and the various stunt drivers. In the words of the Director about the driver who raced through Paris and did the four-wheel drifts in the first chase: "That Audi was not built to do that."



* CoolCar: The nitrous-equipped Audi S8 used in two chase scenes, and the BMW M5 driven by [[spoiler: Diedre in oncoming traffic.]]

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* CoolCar: Euro hot-rod sedans. The nitrous-equipped Audi S8 used in two chase scenes, the Citroen XM used by the Principal, the Mercedes-Benz 450SEL 6.9, and the BMW M5 driven by [[spoiler: Diedre in oncoming traffic.]]
24th Sep '16 7:39:55 PM cluosborne
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* BadassDriver: Larry, [[spoiler: Sam and Diedre]] in movie and the various stunt drivers. In the words of the Director about the driver who raced through Paris and did the four-wheel drifts in the first chase: "That Audi was not built to do that."


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* CoolCar: The nitrous-equipped Audi S8 used in two chase scenes, and the BMW M5 driven by [[spoiler: Diedre in oncoming traffic.]]
13th Sep '16 11:21:36 AM DaBradGuy
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* NoNameGiven: None of the on-screen characters' last names are revealed, except for [[spoiler: Seamus O'Rourke]], whose full name is mentioned in a news report at the end. While most of them are probably using their real first names, [[spoiler: "Sam"]] most likely is not.
20th May '16 12:35:57 PM MikeW
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* OutGambitted: Gregor assumes he has the upper hand in the negotiation by threatning to have Natacha killed if they don't pay him. Too late, he realizes that the woman's ''own boyfriend'' is more than ready to let her die rather than pay up.
19th May '16 11:56:41 PM marcoasalazarm
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** Creator/MichaelLonsdale appears as a colleague of Reno's [[spoiler:who helps with Sam's surgery after a shoot-out]], and who happens to be a fan of UsefulNotes/The47Ronin legend.



* EvenEvilHasStandards: Gregor's contact (the man Gregor intimidates by [[WouldHurtAChild almost sniping some random kid, just to show he's determined to kill him if he's double-crossed]]) get some serious jitters from Gregor pulling this (and even diverts Gregor's shot at the last second).
** Gregor's OhCrap reaction is partially this when he figures out that, ''yes'', the Russians [[RuthlessForeignGangsters are perfectly willing to let Natascha die]] (especially the man who is ''her boyfriend'') before paying him so much as a red cent over the case (the rest is his reaction to being OutGambitted).



** Creator/MichaelLonsdale appears as a colleague of Reno's [[spoiler:who helps with Sam's surgery after a shoot-out]], and who happens to be a fan of UsefulNotes/The47Ronin legend.
26th Dec '15 1:03:16 AM marcoasalazarm
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* RuleOfThree: The "lessons" Sam learnt as a spy: "When in doubt, there is no doubt", the second one (in sarcastic jest) is that he forgot who gave him the first lesson, and the third one is said by Vincent in narration at the end: you will have a lot of questions but very few answers, so best to deal with it and carry on to the next assignment.

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* RuleOfThree: The "lessons" Sam learnt as a spy: "When in doubt, there is no doubt", the second one (in sarcastic jest) is that he forgot who gave him the first lesson, and the third one is said by Vincent in narration at the end: [[RiddleForTheAges you will have a lot of questions but very few answers, (or maybe never will have) answers]], [[JustIgnoreIt so best to deal with it it]] and [[AndTheAdventureContinues carry on to the next assignment.assignment]].
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