History Film / Snatch

16th Jul '17 9:23:40 AM Grudgeal
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** "Hava Nagila" (a traditional Jewish celebration song) also shows up multiple times in the soundtrack. Usually when something is about to go completely arse-end up for everyone involved.
16th Jul '17 9:19:44 AM Grudgeal
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* RewardedAsATraitorDeserves: Brick Top's EstablishingCharacterMoment has him 'disposing' of someone who's apparently betrayed him in some manner or other (we're never explained what) before having the man's lieutenant, who gave him the tip, 'disposed of' in the same manner while explaining he's "got no time for grasses".

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* RewardedAsATraitorDeserves: Brick Top's EstablishingCharacterMoment EstablishingCharacterMoment, where he first has him 'disposing' of someone who's apparently [[NoodleIncident betrayed him in some manner or other (we're never explained what) before having other]] [[FedToPigs disposed of]]. He then turns to the man's lieutenant, who gave sidekick, tells him the tip, 'disposed of' in the same manner while explaining he's a vicious little bastard but he's "got no time for grasses".grassers[[note]]British slang for 'snitch'[[/note]]", and orders him disposed of as well.
-->'''Brick Top:''' ''[To his boxers, who have just witnessed the whole affair]'' [[DefensiveWhat What the fuck are you looking at?]]
21st Jun '17 3:38:14 PM sephjnr
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* BookEnds: Turkish and Tommy sat in front of a man. [[spoiler: Doug The Head, to whom they're selling the diamond.]]



* CassandraTruth: Played with by Errol - in spite of being the DumbMuscle in Brick Top's eyes, the few utterances he makes of his own volition would have saved Brick Top a ton of grief if heeded.
* ChekhovsGun: Turkish mocks Tommy for buying a gun, then mocks him further when the gun turns out to be defective, but Tommy successfully uses it to hold off Brick Top's {{Mooks}} and secure their escape.
* ChekhovsGunman The dog. Though he's initially introduced in the movie for some comic relief between Sol and Vinny, [[spoiler: swallowing the diamond in the back of Sol and Vinny's shop sets up Turkish and Tommy to recover the diamond when they find the dog in the abandoned pikey camp at the end of the movie, connecting the two stories together.]]
* ChekhovsSkill: Again, the dog that can [[spoiler: swallow large objects without much effort. Both times are PlayedForLaughs but the second time is important to the plot.]]
* TheChessmaster: Of all people, [[spoiler: Mickey. There's a reason he kept winning those fights. He wanted to]]. There are two steps :
** The caravan [[spoiler: scam and the FakeWeakness boxing.]]
** After Brick Top DisproportionateRetribution, the [[spoiler: killing climax.]]
* TheChewToy: Tyrone. [[spoiler: Both metaphorically and literally.]]
** There's also an actual chew toy.



* ChekhovsGun: Turkish mocks Tommy for buying a gun, then mocks him further when the gun turns out to be defective, but Tommy successfully uses it to hold off Brick Top's {{Mooks}} and secure their escape.
* ChekhovsGunman The dog. Though he's initially introduced in the movie for some comic relief between Sol and Vinny, [[spoiler: swallowing the diamond in the back of Sol and Vinny's shop sets up Turkish and Tommy to recover the diamond when they find the dog in the abandoned pikey camp at the end of the movie, connecting the two stories together.]]
* TheChessmaster: Of all people, [[spoiler: Mickey. There's a reason he kept winning those fights. He wanted to]]. There are two steps :
** The caravan [[spoiler: scam and the FakeWeakness boxing.]]
** After Brick Top DisproportionateRetribution, the [[spoiler: killing climax.]]

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* ChekhovsGun: Turkish mocks Tommy for buying a gun, then mocks him further when the gun turns out to be defective, but Tommy successfully uses it to hold off ColdBloodedTorture: Brick Top's {{Mooks}} and secure their escape.
* ChekhovsGunman The dog. Though he's initially introduced in
Top is a fan, as evidenced by the movie for some comic relief between Sol and Vinny, title card, gathering information from [[spoiler: swallowing the diamond in the back of Sol Tyrone]] and Vinny's shop sets up Turkish and Tommy to recover the diamond when they find the dog in the abandoned pikey camp at the end his intended execution of the movie, connecting the two stories together.]]
* TheChessmaster: Of all people,
[[spoiler: Mickey. There's a reason he kept winning those fights. He wanted to]]. There are two steps :
**
The caravan [[spoiler: scam and whole Pawn Shop gang until Sol mentions the FakeWeakness boxing.]]
** After Brick Top DisproportionateRetribution, the [[spoiler: killing climax.
diamond.]]



** The Pikeys' another modus operandi[[note]]-see DoYouWantToHaggle-[[/note]] comes with the fact that they are nomadic people, meaning that they can drop a dozen bodies in their campsite, bury them and vanish from existence. This is mentioned repeatedly throughout the movie.

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** The Pikeys' another modus operandi[[note]]-see DoYouWantToHaggle-[[/note]] comes with the fact that they are nomadic people, meaning that they can drop a dozen bodies in their campsite, bury them and vanish from existence. This is mentioned repeatedly throughout the movie. [[ChekhovsSkill and what do you know...]]



* DumbMuscle: John. Errol is believed to be this, but he is the more pragmatic of the two (even if it annoys his boss).



** The credits montage that opens the movie is essentially catching every single character in the middle of a split-second establishing moment.

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** The credits montage that opens the movie is essentially catching every single character in the middle of a split-second establishing moment. [[spoiler: and it spoils the very end of the film as soon as the TitleDrop.]]



** Doug The Head's surname is presumably Denovitz as well (as per the name of his store), and Brick Top's surname appears to be Paulton (as called by Gary) or Paulford (as called by Sol).



* GetawayDriver: Tyrone is this despite his size causing his exits from the car to take long. But Sol says he's really fast when the situation calls for it.

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* GetawayDriver: Tyrone is this despite his size causing his exits from the car to take long. But Sol says he's really fast when the situation calls for it. [[spoiler: He is much faster on foot than you'd think, [[ForegoneConclusion but against Errol and John in a car...]]]]



* NotOnTheList: Avi and Doug stopped before gaining admittance to an unlicensed boxing match. Avis is annoyed, griping, "We're ''on'' the list!"

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* NotOnTheList: Avi and Doug stopped multiple times before gaining admittance to an unlicensed boxing match. Avis Avi is annoyed, griping, "We're ''on'' the list!"



* OnlySaneMan: Turkish seems to be the only main character in the film who is not too greedy, crazy, or stupid.

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* OnlySaneMan: Mickey and Turkish seems seem to be the only main character characters in the film who is are not too greedy, crazy, or stupid.stupid. Mickey only [[ObfuscatingInsanity appears]] crazy.


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* [[spoiler: SpoilerOpening: The title card ''starts with'' the eventual fate of the diamond - Avi grinning while he stashes it in his safe.]]
12th Jun '17 8:38:59 PM AgentKyles
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* TimeCompressionMontage: Happens when Cousin Avi travels from New York to London, and again when he returns to New York. Both times, the footage is part of a brief, frenetic montage of the whole trip, including a passport getting stamped and Avi downing a drink on the plane.

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* TimeCompressionMontage: Happens when Cousin Avi travels from New York to London, and again when he returns to New York. Both York, and when he goes back to London in the end. All the three times, the footage is part of a brief, frenetic montage of the whole trip, including a passport getting stamped and Avi downing a drink on the plane.
12th Jun '17 4:35:52 AM AgentKyles
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* MeleeATrois: The KosherNostra (Avi and Tony) vs. TheYardies (Sol, Vince and Tyrone) vs. TheMafiya (Boris) showdown in the bar backdoor hallway. [[spoiler: The Kosher Nostra wins, Boris dies (but [[MadeOfIron takes a]] ''[[RasputinianDeath lot]]'' [[RasputinianDeath of bullets to go]]), while two of the Yardies flee with the McGuffin diamond.]]



* RhetroricalQuestionBlunder: Errol has this problem. Brick Top just wants him to be intimidating Dumb Muscle, but Errol has a tendency to answer rhetorical questions with pragmatic, ruthless advice. Eventually it leads Brick Top to get slightly fed up. "It was a rhetorical question, Errol. What have I told you about thinking?"

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* RhetroricalQuestionBlunder: RhetoricalQuestionBlunder: Errol has this problem. Brick Top just wants him to be intimidating Dumb Muscle, but Errol has a tendency to answer rhetorical questions with pragmatic, ruthless advice. Eventually it leads Brick Top to get slightly fed up. "It was a rhetorical question, Errol. What have I told you about thinking?"
12th Jun '17 4:17:23 AM AgentKyles
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* DefiantToTheEnd: Boris curses at Tony even after being shot several times with a Desert Eagle. Tony finally decides to take his time to aim properly and puts in a point-blank headshot to make sure he doesn't get up again.

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* DefiantToTheEnd: DefiantToTheEnd:
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Boris curses at Tony even after being shot several times with a Desert Eagle. Tony finally decides to take his time to aim properly and puts in a point-blank headshot to make sure he doesn't get up again.again.
** Just before that, Tony's boss Avi is confronted by the Yardies ''[[MeleeATrois and]]'' by Boris the Blade, both demanding to give them the diamond. Both sides receive only F-bombs for an answer.
12th Jun '17 3:47:27 AM AgentKyles
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* FirstNameBasis: Only three characters' both first and last names are known (Boris Yurinov, Mickey O'Neil and Abraham Denovitz), and only Mickey's is said out loud in the film, the last of the three is referred to as "(Cousin) Avi".

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* FirstNameBasis: Only three characters' both first and last names are known (Boris Yurinov, Mickey O'Neil and Abraham Denovitz), and only Mickey's is the first two are said out loud in the film, the last of the three is always referred to as "(Cousin) Avi".


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* IWillShowYouX:
-->'''One of the Travellers:''' ''(to [[spoiler:Brick Top]])'' I'll give ya a fuckin' shooter, ya [[CountryMatters cunt]].
8th Jun '17 6:02:08 PM TheWanderer
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* FirstNameBasis: Only three characters' both first and last names are known (Boris Yurinov, Mickey O'Neil and Abraham Denovitz), and only the former is said out loud in the film; the latter is referred to as "(Cousin) Avi".

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* FirstNameBasis: Only three characters' both first and last names are known (Boris Yurinov, Mickey O'Neil and Abraham Denovitz), and only the former Mickey's is said out loud in the film; film, the latter last of the three is referred to as "(Cousin) Avi".
7th Jun '17 8:16:18 PM AgentKyles
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* FirstNameBasis: Only two characters' last names are known (Boris Yurinov and Abraham Denovitz), and only the former is said out loud in the film; the latter is referred to as "(Cousin) Avi".

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* FirstNameBasis: Only two three characters' both first and last names are known (Boris Yurinov Yurinov, Mickey O'Neil and Abraham Denovitz), and only the former is said out loud in the film; the latter is referred to as "(Cousin) Avi".
7th Jun '17 8:10:41 PM AgentKyles
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* FirstNameBasis: Only two characters' last names are known (Boris Yurinov and Abraham Denovitz), and only the former is said out loud in the film; the latter is referred to as "(Cousin) Avi".





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* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Bricktop.
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