History Film / Ronin

29th Mar '18 9:47:46 PM DragonQuestZ
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* WhyWeAreBummedCommunismFell

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* WhyWeAreBummedCommunismFellWhyWeAreBummedCommunismFell: The film's title alludes to former agents, on both sides of the ColdWar, now being like Ronin samurai.
22nd Jan '18 10:34:14 AM DaBradGuy
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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 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.

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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 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 know what's in the case, but when Vincent asks him it, Sam dodges the question, grinning. Vincent is happy to let it slide; by this time, he no longer cares about the contents, but when he asks Vincent if he wants to know, Vincent refuses, case, and it's left unsaid.was just asking out of idle curiosity. As his voiceover confirms.... "No questions, no answers. That's the business we're in."
10th Jan '18 11:38:20 PM csadn
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* NoodleIncident:
--> [Sergey sneaks up behind Vincent]
--> '''Sergey:''' Stop. [Vincent stops and turns] Where do I know you from?
--> '''Vincent:''' [contemptuously] Vienna.
--> '''Sergey:''' Of course....
4th Dec '17 7:50:31 PM GuyIncog
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* WannabeSecretAgent: [[spoiler:Spence]] claims to be former special ops, but his inexperience - in fact, outright naivete - quickly becomes apparent, and he is sent packing immediately.
1st Nov '17 8:36:22 PM k410ren
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* BastardBoyfriend: [[spoiler:Mikhi is perfectly willing to let Natacha die.]]

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* BastardBoyfriend: [[spoiler:Mikhi is perfectly willing to let Natacha Natascha die.]]
1st Nov '17 8:35:36 PM k410ren
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* BadassDriver: Larry, [[spoiler: Vincent, Sam and 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."

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* BadassDriver: Larry, [[spoiler: Vincent, [[spoiler:Vincent, Sam and 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.""
* BastardBoyfriend: [[spoiler:Mikhi is perfectly willing to let Natacha die.]]



* PrettyInMink: Natacha (the skater) wears a mink coat in her first scene. [[spoiler: She gets killed, but it's because her {{Jerkass}} friend lets her die.]]

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* PrettyInMink: Natacha (the skater) wears a mink coat in her first scene. [[spoiler: She [[spoiler:She gets killed, but it's because her {{Jerkass}} friend lets her die.]]


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* WeaponOfChoice: Vincentís only weapon is a Beretta [=92FS=] Inox.
16th Sep '17 9:11:32 PM Sumatris
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* GoodIsNotNice: For a given definition of "good". [[spoiler:Unlike his team mates, Sam is still working for the CIA, but that doesn't mean he won't deploy explosive ordnance and instigate a massive shootout in the middle of a bustling city. Later he doesn't hesitate to shoot a fleeing enemy while surrounded by countless tourists.]] A lot of civilian bystanders get killed in the process.


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* OOCIsSeriousBusiness:
** When the normaly unshakable Vincent suddenly drops a French PrecisionFStrike and buckles up, you know your already frantic car chase is about to get ''a lot'' worse.
--> '''Vincent''': [[ThisIsGonnaSuck Merde!]]
** A similar one happens later when the equally stoic Gregor suddenly starts sweating nervously...


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* RewatchBonus: One blink-and-you-miss-it scene shows an unseen person spray-painting a window silver from the inside when Sam and Deirdre leave the safehouse to scope out the opposition. While meaningless at that moment, it turns into a nice bit of {{Foreshadowing}} to [[spoiler:Gregor's betrayal when you know that the suitcase he throws Sam after the chase through Nice turns out to be a spray-painted, booby-trapped mock]].


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* WouldHurtAChild: Gregor is perfectly willing to snipe a child on a playground just to make a point to his current business partner. The only reason his shot misses is [[EvenEvilHasStandards said business partner's freaked-out intervention]].
8th Apr '17 7:45:47 PM CobaltJacket
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* FormerRegimePersonnel: Pretty much all of the characters.

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* FormerRegimePersonnel: Pretty much all of the characters. [[spoiler:Averted by Sam]].
11th Mar '17 1:41:30 PM Damar
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* ColdSniper: The female unnamed sniper working with Gregor who shoots [[spoiler:Natascha]]the moment his deadline runs out without any hesitation.
5th Mar '17 9:26:21 PM Nylsa
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** Porn star RonJeremy in a DeletedScene (cut because a lot of people in previews knew who he was, and it was too jarring).

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** Porn star RonJeremy Ron Jeremy in a DeletedScene (cut because a lot of people in previews knew who he was, and it was too jarring).



* 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.
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