History Film / ShortTime

21st Dec '15 10:27:44 PM QuantumReality
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* MistakenForDying

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* MistakenForDyingMistakenForDying: Because of a mix-up of a blood test, Burt believes he has only a few more days to live.
21st Dec '15 10:26:51 PM QuantumReality
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* HighSpeedChase: ''And how!'' Burt overtakes all police cars during a regular chase, has his car rammed and [[MoreDakka riddled with bullets]], rolls it over, ''[[{{Determinator}} still drives on]]'' in [[LemmingCops all-out kamikaze mode]] and finally "wins" the chase by having the gangsters T-bone his car at full throttle.

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* HighSpeedChase: ''And how!'' DrivesLikeCrazy: In a high speed chase, Burt overtakes all police cars during a regular chase, has his car rammed and [[MoreDakka riddled with bullets]], rolls it over, ''[[{{Determinator}} still drives on]]'' in [[LemmingCops all-out kamikaze mode]] and finally "wins" the chase by having the gangsters T-bone his car at full throttle.
14th Apr '15 6:08:31 AM Kitch
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* {{Retirony}}: Which Burt is intentionally trying to invoke.

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* {{Retirony}}: Which {{Deconstructed}}. Burt is intentionally trying to invoke.invoke this, and [[spoiler:ultimately fails]].
14th Apr '15 6:06:08 AM Kitch
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* CaliforniaDoubling: The story is set somewhere in Southern California but most of the film was shot in Canada.

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* CaliforniaDoubling: {{Inverted}}. The story is set somewhere in Southern California but most of the film was shot in Canada.
23rd Oct '14 1:55:48 PM BalrogKick
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* CaliforniaDoubling: The story is set somewhere in Southern California but most of the film was shot in Canada.
23rd Jan '14 10:37:05 AM MidnightMan
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...unfortunately, said insurance only covers "professional damage" i.e. dying in the line of duty. Oh, and did we mention Burt [[{{Retirony}} only has a few days left until retirement]]? HilarityEnsues as Burt becomes a reckless supercop, much to the confusion of those around him, especially his partner Ernie (Frewer)

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...unfortunately, said insurance only covers "professional damage" i.e. dying in the line of duty. Oh, and did we mention Burt [[{{Retirony}} only has a few days left until retirement]]? HilarityEnsues as Burt becomes a reckless supercop, much to the confusion of those around him, especially his partner Ernie (Frewer)
(Frewer).


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* BadassDriver: Burt [[TookALevelInBadass becomes one]]. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] because he has got little to lose. Also, the driver of the car he chases.
* HighSpeedChase: ''And how!'' Burt overtakes all police cars during a regular chase, has his car rammed and [[MoreDakka riddled with bullets]], rolls it over, ''[[{{Determinator}} still drives on]]'' in [[LemmingCops all-out kamikaze mode]] and finally "wins" the chase by having the gangsters T-bone his car at full throttle.
6th Dec '12 4:30:29 PM Psyclone
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* SpringtimeForHitler: Burt constantly attempts to get killed by his reckless actions but keeps unexpectedly succeeding and getting commendations.


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* SpringtimeForHitler: Burt constantly attempts to get killed by his reckless actions but keeps unexpectedly succeeding and getting commendations.
6th Dec '12 4:29:51 PM Psyclone
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Burt Simpson (Coleman) is an extremely risk conscious cop whose constant worrying about the future makes him unable to enjoy the present, which has strained his relationship with his wife and young son. That changes drastically when he goes to a routine check-up and a bus driver secretly swaps Burt's results with his own in order to hide his recent use of marijuana. Unfortunately, said bus driver turns out to be terminally ill and thus Burt is told he only has two weeks to live. While Burt is obviously upset, his main concern is his son, since Burt's dream is that he one day attends Harvard and he finds that his regular life insurance will only pay a rather small amount. His police officer's insurance is much higher though...

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Burt Simpson (Coleman) is an extremely risk conscious cop whose constant worrying about the future makes him unable to enjoy the present, which has strained his relationship with his wife and young son. That changes drastically when he goes to a routine check-up and a bus driver secretly swaps Burt's results with his own in order to hide his recent use of marijuana. Unfortunately, said bus driver turns out to be terminally ill suffer from a terminal illness and thus Burt is told he only has two weeks to live. While Burt is obviously upset, his main concern is his son, since Burt's dream is that he one day attends Harvard and he finds that his regular life insurance will only pay a rather small amount. His police officer's insurance is much higher though...
21st Nov '12 1:20:42 PM Psyclone
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''Getting killed isn't as easy as it looks.''
21st Nov '12 1:19:52 PM Psyclone
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* CrossesTheLineTwice: Ernie finally has enough of Burt's weird behavior and confronts the doctors. They tell him Burt's dying...but add that Ernie must have known about it since Burt is likely blind by now. SmashCut to the bus driver completely blind ''while driving the (wildly swerving) bus''.
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