History Film / Swordfish

26th Sep '17 12:47:11 PM AlexHoskins
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* AntiHero: Gabriel is the [[UnscrupulousHero unscrupulous type]], crossed with a helping of [[{{Eagleland}} America-centric]] WellIntentionedExtremist (by his lights, anyway).

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* AntiHero: Gabriel Stanley Jobson is the [[UnscrupulousHero unscrupulous type]], crossed with a helping of [[{{Eagleland}} America-centric]] WellIntentionedExtremist (by type]]. He helps Gabriel steal money from the government in his lights, anyway).intention to run his vigilante counter-terrorism unit.
26th Sep '17 12:31:32 PM AlexHoskins
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* AffablyEvil: Gabriel is this, crossed with a helping of [[{{Eagleland}} America-centric]] WellIntentionedExtremist (by his lights, anyway).

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* AffablyEvil: AntiHero: Gabriel is this, the [[UnscrupulousHero unscrupulous type]], crossed with a helping of [[{{Eagleland}} America-centric]] WellIntentionedExtremist (by his lights, anyway).
2nd Aug '17 7:04:30 AM StFan
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''Swordfish'' is a 2001 hacker film directed by Dominic Sena, starring Creator/JohnTravolta and ''Film/{{X-Men}}'' actors Creator/HughJackman and Creator/HalleBerry (and future X-actor, Vinnie Jones). Creator/DreaDeMatteo briefly stars as Stanley's ex-wife.

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''Swordfish'' is a 2001 hacker film directed by Dominic Sena, starring Creator/JohnTravolta and ''Film/{{X-Men}}'' ''Film/XMen'' actors Creator/HughJackman and Creator/HalleBerry (and future X-actor, Vinnie Jones). Creator/DreaDeMatteo briefly stars as Stanley's ex-wife.



!!This film provides examples of:

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!!This film !!''Swordfish'' provides examples of:
23rd May '17 8:56:21 AM Mikedem2
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-->'''Gabriel:''' They bomb a church, we bomb ten. They hijack a plane, we take out an airport. They execute American tourists, we tactically nuke an entire city. Our job is to make terrorism so horrific that it becomes unthinkable to attack Americans.

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-->'''Gabriel:''' They bomb a church, we bomb ten. They hijack a plane, we take out an airport. They execute American tourists, we tactically nuke an entire city. Our job is to make terrorism so horrific that it becomes unthinkable ''unthinkable'' to attack Americans.
21st Feb '17 8:36:44 PM Mdumas43073
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The plot revolves around Stanley Jobson, a paroled hacker who is drawn into a complicated Travoltian GambitRoulette by Gabriel Shear and his beautiful assistant Ginger. Stanley, in desperate need of money to gain custody of his daughter, agrees to help Gabriel steal money from the government to run his vigilante counter-terrorism unit.

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The plot revolves around Stanley Jobson, Jobson (Jackman), a paroled hacker who is drawn into a complicated Travoltian GambitRoulette by Gabriel Shear (Travolta) and his beautiful assistant Ginger.Ginger (Berry). Stanley, in desperate need of money to gain custody of his daughter, agrees to help Gabriel steal money from the government to run his vigilante counter-terrorism unit.
21st Feb '17 8:35:59 PM Mdumas43073
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''Swordfish'' is a hacker film starring Creator/JohnTravolta and ''Film/{{X-Men}}'' actors Creator/HughJackman and Creator/HalleBerry (and future X-actor, Vinnie Jones). Creator/DreaDeMatteo briefly stars as Stanley's ex-wife.

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''Swordfish'' is a 2001 hacker film directed by Dominic Sena, starring Creator/JohnTravolta and ''Film/{{X-Men}}'' actors Creator/HughJackman and Creator/HalleBerry (and future X-actor, Vinnie Jones). Creator/DreaDeMatteo briefly stars as Stanley's ex-wife.
31st Oct '16 1:53:12 PM Tropershaped
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**A copy of Creator/WilliamGibson's '''''Literature/{{Neuromancer}}''''' is on the floor of Holly's room.
28th Jul '16 7:46:55 AM Morgenthaler
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* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Gabriel opens the film pondering the potential success of a movie where the hostage taker gets away with everything. He even discusses the story and the mistakes the robbers made in the bank robbery film ''Film/DogDayAfternoon''. During the hostage negotiation, he even orders a plane on a runway. [[spoiler:By the end of the film, he and Ginger come out on top over Stan, their plan a complete success]].


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* GenreSavvy: Gabriel opens the film pondering the potential success of a movie where the hostage taker gets away with everything. He even discusses the story and the mistakes the robbers made in the bank robbery film ''Film/DogDayAfternoon''. During the hostage negotiation, he even orders a plane on a runway. [[spoiler:By the end of the film, he and Ginger come out on top over Stan, their plan a complete success]].
23rd May '16 10:41:48 AM Josef5678
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* DoNotPassGo: Stanley says this to Ginger when she tries to persuade him to come work for Gabriel.
-->'''Stanley:''' You're wasting your time. If I so much as touch a computer I go straight back to Leavenworth. Do not pass go, do not collect 200 dollars.
27th Mar '16 1:22:56 PM Mikedem2
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* DisproportionateRetribution: Gabriel/Black Cell's plan to end terrorism is to inflict even worse acts upon the terrorists and their sponsors.
-->'''Gabriel:''' They bomb a church, we bomb ten. They hijack a plane, we take out an airport. They execute American tourists, we tactically nuke an entire city. Our job is to make terrorism so horrific that it becomes unthinkable to attack Americans.
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