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13th May '15 6:48:57 AM Morgenthaler
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An 2004 espionage thriller written and directed by Creator/DavidMamet, and starring ValKilmer and Kristen Bell. The the story follows Bobby Scott, a government secret agent charged with finding and recovering the kidnapped daughter (Kristen Bell) of a high ranking government figure, and is partnered with the new recruit Curtis. Scott is obedient and cold when it is necessary, but quickly discovers a much larger and more sinister political scheme. Spartan has been labelled by some as "the thinking man's thriller", and has a moody and slow-paced atmosphere. The film received mixed to good reviews, particularly regarding the ending.

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An 2004 espionage thriller written and directed by Creator/DavidMamet, and starring ValKilmer Creator/ValKilmer and Kristen Bell. Creator/KristenBell. The the story follows Bobby Scott, a government secret agent charged with finding and recovering the kidnapped daughter (Kristen Bell) of a high ranking government figure, and is partnered with the new recruit Curtis. Scott is obedient and cold when it is necessary, but quickly discovers a much larger and more sinister political scheme. Spartan has been labelled by some as "the thinking man's thriller", and has a moody and slow-paced atmosphere. The film received mixed to good reviews, particularly regarding the ending.
30th Apr '14 2:05:38 PM fdsa1234567890
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* ViewersAreGeniuses: This movie is notable for not explaining many key details about what is occurring and simply showing things from the perspective of the characters without detail which forces the audience to figure out what exactly is occurring.
9th Jan '13 10:10:14 PM Vandegraff1
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An 2004 espionage thriller written and Directed by Creator/DavidMamet, and starring ValKilmer and Kristen Bell. The the story follows Bobby Scott, a government secret agent charged with finding and recovering the kidnapped daughter (Kristen Bell) of a high ranking government figure, and is partened with the new recruit Curtis. Scott is obedient and cold when it is necessary, but quickly discovers a much larger and more sinister political scheme. Spartan has been labelled by some as 'the thinking man's thriller', and has a more moody and slow-paced atmosphere. The film received mixed to good reviews, particularly regarding the ending.

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An 2004 espionage thriller written and Directed directed by Creator/DavidMamet, and starring ValKilmer and Kristen Bell. The the story follows Bobby Scott, a government secret agent charged with finding and recovering the kidnapped daughter (Kristen Bell) of a high ranking government figure, and is partened partnered with the new recruit Curtis. Scott is obedient and cold when it is necessary, but quickly discovers a much larger and more sinister political scheme. Spartan has been labelled by some as 'the "the thinking man's thriller', thriller", and has a more moody and slow-paced atmosphere. The film received mixed to good reviews, particularly regarding the ending.



* AntiHero: Bobby Scott is shown as cold and relentless when it comes to getting the job done. [[spoiler: However when finding the truth behind the daughter's kidnapping he follows his conscience]].

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* AntiHero: Bobby Scott is shown as cold and relentless when it comes to getting the job done. [[spoiler: However However, when finding the truth behind the daughter's kidnapping kidnapping, he follows his conscience]].



* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: Bobby manages to rescue the president's daughter, but his allie Sergeant Black is killed amongst the chaos. Also, he gets zero recognition for his rescue and outcasts himself to another country.]]

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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: Bobby manages to rescue the president's daughter, but his allie ally Sergeant Black is killed amongst the chaos. Also, he gets zero recognition for his rescue and outcasts himself to another country.]]



* EyeScream: [[spoiler: Bobby orders Curtis to take out another man's eye when he's not giving up the information they want. It doesn't actually happen as he spills the beans before he does it. It's left open whether it was a scare tactic or a real possibility]].
* FakingTheDead: [[spoiler: The president's handlers decide to fake the death of the daughter to draw attention away from an affair he was having, which could make him loose a lot of popularity with the public. Also Bobby does this to get away from the sniper who has him pinned down.]]

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* EyeScream: [[spoiler: Bobby orders Curtis to take out another a man's eye when he's not giving up the information they want. It doesn't actually happen happen, as he spills the beans before he does it.the deed is done. It's left open whether it was a scare tactic or a real possibility]].
* FakingTheDead: [[spoiler: The president's handlers decide to fake the death of the daughter to draw attention away from an affair he was having, which could make him loose lose a lot of popularity with the public. Also Bobby does this to get away from the sniper who has him pinned down.]]



* MametSpeak: Being a Mamet film this is expected. Also combined with a lot of SpySpeak.
* MasterOfDisguise: Bobby doesn't change much of his physical appearance when he occasionally takes on a different role except his clothes. But his mannerisms and way of speaking are done in a way that's likely to manipulate others and fit the situation.

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* MametSpeak: Being a Mamet film film, this is expected. Also combined with a lot of SpySpeak.
* MasterOfDisguise: Bobby doesn't change much of his physical appearance appearance, aside from his clothes, when he occasionally takes on a different role except his clothes. But his role. His mannerisms and way of speaking speaking, though, are done in a way that's likely to manipulate others and fit the situation.



* SexSlave: [[spoiler:The kidnapped daughter is forced into sexy slavery in Dubai, though how much happened before she gets rescued is uncertain.]]

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* SexSlave: [[spoiler:The kidnapped daughter is forced into sexy sex slavery in Dubai, though how much happened before she gets rescued is uncertain.]]
19th Oct '12 11:29:02 PM nombretomado
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An 2004 espionage thriller written and Directed by DavidMamet, and starring ValKilmer and Kristen Bell. The the story follows Bobby Scott, a government secret agent charged with finding and recovering the kidnapped daughter (Kristen Bell) of a high ranking government figure, and is partened with the new recruit Curtis. Scott is obedient and cold when it is necessary, but quickly discovers a much larger and more sinister political scheme. Spartan has been labelled by some as 'the thinking man's thriller', and has a more moody and slow-paced atmosphere. The film received mixed to good reviews, particularly regarding the ending.

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An 2004 espionage thriller written and Directed by DavidMamet, Creator/DavidMamet, and starring ValKilmer and Kristen Bell. The the story follows Bobby Scott, a government secret agent charged with finding and recovering the kidnapped daughter (Kristen Bell) of a high ranking government figure, and is partened with the new recruit Curtis. Scott is obedient and cold when it is necessary, but quickly discovers a much larger and more sinister political scheme. Spartan has been labelled by some as 'the thinking man's thriller', and has a more moody and slow-paced atmosphere. The film received mixed to good reviews, particularly regarding the ending.
20th Jun '12 6:49:01 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* LoveItOrHateIt
20th Jun '12 6:48:47 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* [[spoiler:BittersweetEnding]]: [[spoiler: Bobby manages to rescue the president's daughter, but his allie Sergeant Black is killed amongst the chaos. Also, he gets zero recognition for his rescue and outcasts himself to another country.]]

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* [[spoiler:BittersweetEnding]]: BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: Bobby manages to rescue the president's daughter, but his allie Sergeant Black is killed amongst the chaos. Also, he gets zero recognition for his rescue and outcasts himself to another country.]]



* [[spoiler: FakingTheDead]]: [[spoiler: The president's handlers decide to fake the death of the daughter to draw attention away from an affair he was having, which could make him loose a lot of popularity with the public. Also Bobby does this to get away from the sniper who has him pinned down.]]

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* [[spoiler: FakingTheDead]]: FakingTheDead: [[spoiler: The president's handlers decide to fake the death of the daughter to draw attention away from an affair he was having, which could make him loose a lot of popularity with the public. Also Bobby does this to get away from the sniper who has him pinned down.]]



* [[spoiler: SexSlave:]] [[spoiler:The kidnapped daughter is forced into sexy slavery in Dubai, though how much happened before she gets rescued is uncertain.]]

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* [[spoiler: SexSlave:]] SexSlave: [[spoiler:The kidnapped daughter is forced into sexy slavery in Dubai, though how much happened before she gets rescued is uncertain.]]
20th Jun '12 6:39:01 PM TargetOnMyBack
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An 2004 espionage thriller written and Directed by DavidMamet, and starring ValKilmer and Kristen Bell. The the story follows Bobby Scott, a government secret agent charged with finding and recovering the kidnapped daughter (Kristen Bell) of a high ranking government figure, and is partened with the new recruit Curtis. Scott is obedient and cold when it is necessary, but quickly discovers a much larger and more sinister political scheme. Spartan has been labelled by some as 'the thinking man's thriller', and has a more moody and slow-paced atmoshpere. The film received mixed to good reviews, particularly regarding the ending.

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An 2004 espionage thriller written and Directed by DavidMamet, and starring ValKilmer and Kristen Bell. The the story follows Bobby Scott, a government secret agent charged with finding and recovering the kidnapped daughter (Kristen Bell) of a high ranking government figure, and is partened with the new recruit Curtis. Scott is obedient and cold when it is necessary, but quickly discovers a much larger and more sinister political scheme. Spartan has been labelled by some as 'the thinking man's thriller', and has a more moody and slow-paced atmoshpere.atmosphere. The film received mixed to good reviews, particularly regarding the ending.



* AnyoneCanDie: [[spoiler: A lot of people around Bobby Scott tend to end up dead, and rather suddenly. Most notably, Curtis being shot from an unknown sniper.]]

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* AnyoneCanDie: [[spoiler: A lot of people around Bobby Scott tend to end up dead, and rather suddenly. Most notably, Curtis being shot from by an unknown sniper.]]



* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Scott uses his importance as a secret agent to do, and get away with many morally questionable things.
* [[spoiler:BittersweetEnding]]: [[spoiler: Bobby manages to rescue the president's daughter, but his allie Sergeant Black is killed amongst the chaos. Also, he get's zero recognition for his rescue and outcasts himself to another country.]]
* BlastingItOutOfTheirHands: This happens quickly in one scene, in which Bobby is being shot at and one hits his submachine gun. He visibly shows pain, but ultimately isn't harmed and maanges to pull our his sidearm.

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* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Scott uses his importance as a secret agent to do, and get away with with, many morally questionable things.
* [[spoiler:BittersweetEnding]]: [[spoiler: Bobby manages to rescue the president's daughter, but his allie Sergeant Black is killed amongst the chaos. Also, he get's gets zero recognition for his rescue and outcasts himself to another country.]]
* BlastingItOutOfTheirHands: This happens quickly in one scene, in which Bobby is being shot at and one hits his submachine gun. He visibly shows pain, but ultimately isn't harmed and maanges manages to pull our out his sidearm.



* MametSpeak: Being a Mamet film this is expected, Also combined with a lot of SpySpeak.
* MasterOfDisguise: Bobby doesn't change much of his physical appearance when he occassionally takes on a different role except his clothes. But his mannerisms and way of speaking are done in a way that's likely to manipulate others and fit the situation.

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* MametSpeak: Being a Mamet film this is expected, expected. Also combined with a lot of SpySpeak.
* MasterOfDisguise: Bobby doesn't change much of his physical appearance when he occassionally occasionally takes on a different role except his clothes. But his mannerisms and way of speaking are done in a way that's likely to manipulate others and fit the situation.



* [[spoiler: SexSlave:]] [[spoiler:The kidnapped daughter is forced into sexy slavery in Dubai, though how much happened before she get's rescued is uncertain.]]

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* [[spoiler: SexSlave:]] [[spoiler:The kidnapped daughter is forced into sexy slavery in Dubai, though how much happened before she get's gets rescued is uncertain.]]
19th May '12 11:19:45 PM Conundrum
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* [[spoiler:TheExile]]
19th May '12 11:18:45 PM Conundrum
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* DuelToTheDeath: Curtis goes through one of these as a graduation process to the Delta Force.
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