History Film / StrikingDistance

8th Nov '15 5:14:06 AM Morgenthaler
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Misuse. It's Genre Savvy, not just "savvy".
* GenreSavvy: Tom displays this by observing something about the still-unknown killer, "We make a move, he makes a move. We don't make a move, he doesn't make a move. I'm telling you Dad, it's a cop."
7th Sep '15 1:02:28 PM nombretomado
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* NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent: Dennis Farina with his pronounced Chicago accent and Bruce Willis, Tom Sizemore and Robert Pastorelli with their equally obvious NewYorkCity accents. Problem was, they are playing characters who were born and raised in UsefulNotes/{{Pittsburgh}}.
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* NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent: Dennis Farina with his pronounced Chicago accent and Bruce Willis, Tom Sizemore and Robert Pastorelli with their equally obvious NewYorkCity UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity accents. Problem was, they are playing characters who were born and raised in UsefulNotes/{{Pittsburgh}}.
21st Jul '15 5:50:28 PM DrOO7
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* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: [[spoiler: Jimmy. Anticipates everything the cops are going to do, because he is one. Knows that killing women who used to date Tom will make Tom the prime suspect. And wears a bulletproof vest during the final confrontation, knowing full well that someone will try to shoot him.]]
5th Jul '15 2:47:10 PM VenomLancerHae
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* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Tom displays this by observing something about the still-unknown killer, "We make a move, he makes a move. We don't make a move, he doesn't make a move. I'm telling you Dad, it's a cop."

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* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: GenreSavvy: Tom displays this by observing something about the still-unknown killer, "We make a move, he makes a move. We don't make a move, he doesn't make a move. I'm telling you Dad, it's a cop."
5th Jul '15 2:45:06 PM VenomLancerHae
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One trope per bullet.
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy[=/=]GenreSavvy: Tom displays the second trope by observing the first about the still-unknown killer, "We make a move, he makes a move. We don't make a move, he doesn't make a move. I'm telling you Dad, it's a cop."
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* DangerouslyGenreSavvy[=/=]GenreSavvy: DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Tom displays the second trope this by observing the first something about the still-unknown killer, "We make a move, he makes a move. We don't make a move, he doesn't make a move. I'm telling you Dad, it's a cop."
5th Jul '15 2:37:00 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* TelevisionGeography: To locals, the chase scene route at the beginning ''kind of'' makes sense, sorta. The tunnels they go through are about a mile and a half from the route they take through downtown, and they drive along notoriously time-consuming routes.
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* TelevisionGeography: TelevisionGeography: ** To locals, the chase scene route at the beginning ''kind of'' makes sense, sorta. The tunnels they go through are about a mile and a half from the route they take through downtown, and they drive along notoriously time-consuming routes.

* WordSaladTitle: "Striking Distance" refers to nothing in the movie, unless you count that sometimes the characters are actually within striking distance of each other. ** The shooting title was the more appropriate "Three Rivers". It was possibly changed to make it seem more like an action film.
5th Jul '15 2:36:21 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* OfficerOHara: Tom and his father are Irish, but somehow, his uncle and cousins ended up with an Italian surname. ** Easy explanation: Vincent and Nick aren't blood brothers, rather, Nick married Vincent's sister.
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* OfficerOHara: Tom and his father are Irish, but somehow, his uncle and cousins ended up with an Italian surname. ** Easy explanation: Vincent and Nick aren't blood brothers, rather, Nick married Vincent's sister.Irish.
4th Jul '15 6:33:27 PM SinisterHoodedFigure2
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I'm surprised no one mentioned how much of a manchild Jimmy was: Toy police car in the murders,
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* PsychopathicManchild: When Jimmy jumps off the bridge, you can tell that something is 'off' when he laughs in a childlike way. [[spoiler: Even more so when he tries to kill everyone, gleefully treating it like a game, as well as boasting that he was the best cop, and that Tom could never beat him, and has an enormous impulse problem, and plays with a toy police car, even during his murders.]]
27th May '15 10:32:53 PM DrOO7
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27th May '15 8:07:04 PM DrOO7
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* AdultFear: Paula's abduction. From the moment she leaves work where she clearly has the spooky feeling someone is watching/following her, till when she's attacked at her car. It's the worst fear of virtually every woman who's left her job or home while it's dark out.

* CatScare: Tom is looking at a map, reviewing the locations where bodies were dumped, when his cat wanders in and walks over the map. He's annoyed. . . until he sees the bloody footprints the cat has left. He follows the trail outside, where he finds the [[spoiler: the body of his coworker/friend Kim Lee]]. Paired with BreakInThreat when you realize that the killer was that close but chose not to harm him.
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* CatScare: Tom is looking at a map, reviewing the locations where bodies were dumped, when his cat wanders in and walks over the map. He's annoyed. . . until he sees the bloody footprints the cat has left. He follows the trail outside, where he finds the [[spoiler: the body of his coworker/friend Kim Lee]]. Paired with BreakInThreat when you realize that the killer was that close but chose not to harm him.and could have easily harmed him as well.

* CatScare: DangerouslyGenreSavvy[=/=]GenreSavvy: Tom is looking at a map, reviewing displays the locations where bodies were dumped, when his cat wanders in and walks over second trope by observing the map. He's annoyed. . . until he sees first about the bloody footprints the cat has left. He follows the trail outside, where still-unknown killer, "We make a move, he finds the [[spoiler: the body of his coworker/friend Kim Lee]]. Paired with BreakInThreat when makes a move. We don't make a move, he doesn't make a move. I'm telling you realize that the killer was that close but chose not to harm him.Dad, it's a cop."

* {{Frameup}}: The man arrested and convicted for the first set of murders, based on ''one'' person's false claim of seeing him dispose of a body. Then, the second set of murders consists of women whom Tommy had previously had a relationship with. This, coupled with his obsession with the earlier case, eventually makes him the prime suspect. [[spoiler: Though Jimmy's primary intention seems to be taunting Tommy by killing the women he loved and the frameup was just an added bonus. His final murder of his friend/coworker Kim Lee seems to be the only one intentionally meant to set him up--the body is dumped right outside his house, along with the murder weapon]]
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* {{Frameup}}: The man arrested and convicted for the first set of murders, based on ''one'' person's false claim of seeing him dispose of a body. Then, the second set of murders consists of women whom Tommy had previously had a relationship with. This, coupled with his obsession with the earlier case, eventually makes him the prime suspect. [[spoiler: Though Jimmy's primary intention seems to be taunting Tommy by killing the women he once loved and the frameup was just an added bonus. His final murder of his friend/coworker Kim Lee seems to be the only one intentionally meant to set him up--the body is dumped right outside his house, along with the murder weapon]]
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