History Film / Sneakers

3rd May '18 6:53:03 AM Kalaong
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* LegitimateBusinessmensSocialClub: Cosmo's CovertGroupWithMundaneFront -- Playtronics: "The Future Of Toys" -- would be a ''lot'' more convincing if it wasn't built like a fortress.
-->'''Bishop''': Toy company my ass. That's laser fencing. There's high voltage on the perimeter. The whole building says, "Go Away."



* RevealingCoverup: Cosmo's CovertGroupWithMundaneFront would have been a ''lot'' more convincing if it wasn't built like a fortress.
-->'''Bishop''': Toy company my ass. That's laser fencing. There's high voltage on the perimeter. The whole building says, "Go Away."
2nd May '18 5:59:33 AM Kalaong
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-->'''Bishop:''' Now you're gonna go down a very ... gentle slope.
-->(Whistler clutches the wheel and screams as the van careens down a forty-five-degree incline)

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-->'''Bishop:''' Now you're gonna go down a very ... gentle slope.
-->(Whistler
slope.\\
(Whistler
clutches the wheel and screams as the van careens down a forty-five-degree incline)



-->'''Crease:''' [[TheOldestTricksInTheBook Oh Marty, you didn't fall for that one did you?]]
-->'''Homeless Guy:''' The government took my home!

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-->'''Crease:''' [[TheOldestTricksInTheBook Oh Marty, you didn't fall for that one did you?]]
-->'''Homeless
you?]]\\
'''Homeless
Guy:''' The government took my home!



--> '''Bishop''': They said they were from the government!
--> '''Whistler''': They probably were from the government... just not ''ours''.

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--> '''Bishop''': -->'''Bishop''': They said they were from the government!
-->
government!\\
'''Whistler''': They probably were from the government... just not ''ours''.



--> '''Carl''': I'd like to have a deep relationship with a beautiful woman who melts from the very first time our eyes meet.
--> '''Bishop''': You're not getting paid that much, Carl.
--> '''Carl''': Well, you know, someone like Liz.
--> '''Bishop''': Definitely not getting paid that much.

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--> '''Carl''': -->'''Carl''': I'd like to have a deep relationship with a beautiful woman who melts from the very first time our eyes meet.
-->
meet.\\
'''Bishop''': You're not getting paid that much, Carl.
-->
Carl.\\
'''Carl''': Well, you know, someone like Liz.
-->
Liz.\\
'''Bishop''': Definitely not getting paid that much.



--> '''Cosmo''': Pain? Try aspirin.
--> ''[...and after things don't go well...]''
--> '''Cosmo''': Pain? Try ''prison''.

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--> '''Cosmo''': -->'''Cosmo''': Pain? Try aspirin.
-->
aspirin.\\
''[...and after things don't go well...]''
-->
]''\\
'''Cosmo''': Pain? Try ''prison''.



-->'''Carl:''' It is ''amazing'' what fifty bucks will get you at the County Recorder's office. {unfurling a roll of paper:) Playtronics corporate headquarters, the complete blueprints.
-->'''Bishop:''' Not bad. Not bad, Carl! -- Where'd you get the fifty bucks?
-->'''Carl:''' Took it from Mother's wallet.
-->'''Bishop:''' Good.

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-->'''Carl:''' It is ''amazing'' what fifty bucks will get you at the County Recorder's office. {unfurling a roll of paper:) Playtronics corporate headquarters, the complete blueprints.
-->'''Bishop:'''
blueprints.\\
'''Bishop:'''
Not bad. Not bad, Carl! -- Where'd you get the fifty bucks?
-->'''Carl:'''
bucks?\\
'''Carl:'''
Took it from Mother's wallet.
-->'''Bishop:'''
wallet.\\
'''Bishop:'''
Good.



*RevealingCoverup: Cosmo's CovertGroupWithMundaneFront would have been a ''lot'' more convincing if it wasn't built like a fortress.
-->'''Bishop''': Toy company my ass. That's laser fencing. There's high voltage on the perimeter. The whole building says, "Go Away."



--> '''Cosmo''': There I was in prison. One day I help a couple of nice older gentlemen make some free telephone calls. They turn out to be... let us say, "good family men".
--> '''Bishop''': Organized crime?
--> '''Cosmo''': Don't kid yourself. It's not that organized.

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--> '''Cosmo''': -->'''Cosmo''': There I was in prison. One day I help a couple of nice older gentlemen make some free telephone calls. They turn out to be... let us say, "good family men".
-->
men".\\
'''Bishop''': Organized crime?
-->
crime?\\
'''Cosmo''': Don't kid yourself. It's not that organized.



-->'''Crease:''' Now what are you saying, the NSA killed Kennedy?
-->'''[[ConspiracyTheorist Mother]]:''' No, they shot him but they didn't kill him. He's still alive.

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-->'''Crease:''' Now what are you saying, the NSA killed Kennedy?
-->'''[[ConspiracyTheorist
Kennedy?\\
'''[[ConspiracyTheorist
Mother]]:''' No, they shot him but they didn't kill him. He's still alive.



--> '''Bishop''': You're sure you know which one to cut?
--> '''Carl''': Yes! The alarm's always the green one.
--> ''*snip* Darkness falls around them as the fire alarm keeps ringing.''
--> '''Bishop''': Good, Carl...

to:

--> '''Bishop''': -->'''Bishop''': You're sure you know which one to cut?
-->
cut?\\
'''Carl''': Yes! The alarm's always the green one.
-->
one.\\
''*snip* Darkness falls around them as the fire alarm keeps ringing.''
-->
''\\
'''Bishop''': Good, Carl...



-->'''Bishop''': "[Y]ou gave your word."
-->'''Cosmo''': "[[ExactWords I cannot kill my friend.]] [to henchman] Kill my friend."

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-->'''Bishop''': "[Y]ou gave your word."
-->'''Cosmo''':
"\\
'''Cosmo''':
"[[ExactWords I cannot kill my friend.]] [to henchman] Kill my friend."
18th Feb '18 12:16:29 PM marcoasalazarm
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* CyberPunk: This film is very, very Cyberpunk, just without the Chrome (Some of the gadgets are sophisticated enough that they delve into CasetteFuturism, if that).

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* CyberPunk: This film is very, very Cyberpunk, just without the Chrome (Some of the gadgets are sophisticated enough that they delve into CasetteFuturism, CassetteFuturism, if that).
18th Feb '18 12:15:22 PM marcoasalazarm
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* CoolShades

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* CoolShadesCoolShades: Whistler wears them constantly. Avoids the incongruence of SunglassesAtNight by explicitly pointing out he's blind.



* CyberPunk: This film is very, very Cyberpunk, just without the Chrome.

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* CyberPunk: This film is very, very Cyberpunk, just without the Chrome.Chrome (Some of the gadgets are sophisticated enough that they delve into CasetteFuturism, if that).



* FalseReassurance

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* FalseReassuranceFalseReassurance: "I cannot kill my friend... (to goons) [[ImmediateSelfContradiction kill my friend.]]"



* IKnowYouKnowIKnow

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* IKnowYouKnowIKnowIKnowYouKnowIKnow: Martin's improvised swindle of Janek's wife involves him "letting her know" of the man's indiscretions and warning her that Janek is pretty regretful... and furthermore, a similar case he dealt with had the wife confronting the husband the man committing a murder-suicide out of grief. So, best to know... and then pretend to not know (and help Janek)... you know?



* JustLikeRobinHood

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* JustLikeRobinHoodJustLikeRobinHood: Martin bookends the film by stealing all of the money from the Republicans and Cosmo's organization and giving it to more needful organizations.



'''Martin''': Thanks

to:

'''Martin''': ThanksThanks.



* OpenSaysMe: A numeric keypad doorlock is defeated by kicking the door open.

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* OpenSaysMe: A numeric keypad doorlock is defeated by kicking the door open. The more sophisticated voice lock is defeated with an edited recording.



* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain

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* PoliticallyIncorrectVillainPoliticallyIncorrectVillain: The Playtronics goon that calls Crease "Midnight". Crease beats the crap out of him in retaliation.



* SocialEngineering: Many varieties.

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* SocialEngineering: Many varieties.varieties, from on-the-spot lying about being a private detective to a more meticulous and thorough investigation of a target (including sifting through his garbage -- TruthInTelevision!) to find out the best way to approach him (which turns out to be give him a faked dream date).



* StolenMacGuffinReveal
* StormingTheCastle

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* StolenMacGuffinReveal
StolenMacGuffinReveal: Both times that Martin seems to hand over the codebreaker to an antagonist, it turns out that he really gave them something else (the answering machine that was being used as for practicing and the microchip that is the actual code-breaking mechanism, in order).
* StormingTheCastleStormingTheCastle: The climactic break into the Playtronics building to get the machine.



* TechnicalPacifist: Cosmo

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* TechnicalPacifist: CosmoCosmo. "Technical" in the sense he doesn't sees any issues in toppling governments as long as it's done through computers and has no problem having life-long friends executed as long as ''he'' doesn't pull the trigger.



* WellIntentionedExtremist: Cosmo.

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* WellIntentionedExtremist: Cosmo. Topple TheMan, sure... in the moment where the Cold War was still pretty ready to be reignited. If something is still standing after all of the economical turmoil and the possible ''wars'' that it will trigger, then yeah, mission accomplished.
12th Feb '18 7:15:02 AM tahna_los
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* {{Corpsing}}: The male FBI agents accompanying Abbot do this when Carl is asking for the female FBI agent's number during what was supposed to be a serious negotiation for the box.


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* SpottingTheThread: Martin is able to escape from Brandes's office in the nick of time, and Liz looks like she is in the clear until she mentions that this was a computer date. Cosmo, knowing Brandes himself, realizes that this was a setup.
13th Jan '18 6:04:03 PM MikeW
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* BigStore: Martin goes to meet the "NSA" guys at a big office building. Later, when he goes to find it, he discovers a construction lot. It turns out the building has been scheduled for demolition for the last few months and the NSA do all their West Coast operations out of Los Angeles.

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* BigStore: Martin goes to meet the "NSA" guys at a big office building. Later, when he goes to find it, he discovers a construction lot. It turns out the building has been scheduled for demolition for the last few months and the NSA do all their West Coast operations out of Los Angeles. Crease is actually amazed Martin fell for this.
13th Jan '18 6:02:52 PM MikeW
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Added DiffLines:

* BigStore: Martin goes to meet the "NSA" guys at a big office building. Later, when he goes to find it, he discovers a construction lot. It turns out the building has been scheduled for demolition for the last few months and the NSA do all their West Coast operations out of Los Angeles.
23rd Sep '17 8:52:34 PM nombretomado
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* TakeThat: Werner Brandiss, shortly after being described as the world's most boring man, is revealed to be a BarryManilow fan.

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* TakeThat: Werner Brandiss, shortly after being described as the world's most boring man, is revealed to be a BarryManilow Music/BarryManilow fan.
21st Sep '17 12:36:24 PM bitemytail
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* RecordedSplicedConversation: Playtronics headquarters uses voice keys to unlock doors. The hacker team sets up one Playtronics employee on a blind date with their accomplice, Liz, and she transmits the entire conversation back to the team. They cut and splice the recording into a copy of the voice key, which works to get one of them into Playtronics.
30th Aug '17 6:09:55 AM cluosborne
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--> '''Cosmo''': Five years ago, yes, we could trust the Russians not to go running to the FBI, or if they did, we could trust the FBI not to believe them. But nowadays, we can't trust anyone.

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--> '''Cosmo''': '''Cosmo''': Five years ago, yes, we could trust the Russians not to go running to the FBI, or if they did, we could trust the FBI not to believe them. But nowadays, today... we can't trust anyone.anybody.
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