History Film / TakeTheMoneyAndRun

11th Dec '15 8:05:42 AM AnotherGuy
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* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: Being sent to "the box" - with an insurance salesman.
11th Dec '15 8:04:04 AM AnotherGuy
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* BrokenAesop: In-universe. Virgil says that crime definitely does pay at the end, despite being incarcerated again.
11th Dec '15 8:02:58 AM AnotherGuy
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* HereWeGoAgain: At the end of the film, Virgil is carving a new soap-gun.
11th Dec '15 7:54:41 AM AnotherGuy
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* EatTheEvidence: When going over plans to rob a bank with his accomplices, Virgil says he'll show films of the bank they will be robbing. Virgil announces that they are going to see them just once... and to destroy the evidence, they're going to eat the film afterward.
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* EatTheEvidence: When going over plans to rob a bank with his accomplices, Virgil says he'll show films of the bank they will be robbing. Virgil announces that they are going to see them just once... and to destroy the evidence, they're going to eat the film afterward.afterward - as a buffet.
11th Dec '15 7:53:22 AM AnotherGuy
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* DreamingOfThingsToCome: Virgil dreams of being on the beach with his love while in jail. It happens when he escapes.
14th Nov '15 11:48:12 PM nombretomado
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* ItWillNeverCatchOn: A meta-example. RogerEbert's [[http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/19691006/REVIEWS/910060301/1023 lukewarm review]] has this air, casting doubt on Allen's future success.
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* ItWillNeverCatchOn: A meta-example. RogerEbert's Creator/RogerEbert's [[http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/19691006/REVIEWS/910060301/1023 lukewarm review]] has this air, casting doubt on Allen's future success.
17th Aug '15 1:33:02 PM Morgenthaler
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->''[[{{Backstory}} On December 1, 1935, Mrs. Williams Starkwell,]] [[HumbleBeginnings the wife of a New Jersey handyman,]] [[WhereItAllBegan gives birth to her first and only child.]] [[BabiesMakeEverythingBetter It is a boy, and they name it]] [[NonIndicativeName Virgil.]] [[DeliberatelyCuteChild He is an exceptionally cute baby, with a sweet disposition.]] [[FromNobodyToNightmare Before he is 25 years old, he will be wanted by police in six states,]] [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking for assault, armed robbery, and illegal possession of a wart.]]''
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->''[[{{Backstory}} On ->''On December 1, 1935, Mrs. Williams Starkwell,]] [[HumbleBeginnings Starkwell, the wife of a New Jersey handyman,]] [[WhereItAllBegan handyman, gives birth to her first and only child.]] [[BabiesMakeEverythingBetter child. It is a boy, and they name it]] [[NonIndicativeName Virgil.]] [[DeliberatelyCuteChild it Virgil. He is an exceptionally cute baby, with a sweet disposition.]] [[FromNobodyToNightmare disposition. Before he is 25 years old, he will be wanted by police in six states,]] [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking states, for assault, armed robbery, and illegal possession of a wart.]]''''
15th Jul '15 7:46:04 PM mlsmithca
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* InformedJudaism: Virgilís father seems to think so about his son; he says he tried to ďbeat God into himĒ but it didnít work.
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* InformedJudaism: Virgilís Virgil's father seems to think so about his son; he says he tried to ďbeat "beat God into himĒ him" but it didnít didn't work.

* LikeAnOldMarriedCouple: Virgilís parents are constantly bickering throughout their interview. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] because theyíre an old married couple.
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* LikeAnOldMarriedCouple: Virgilís Virgil's parents are constantly bickering throughout their interview. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] because theyíre they're an old married couple.

* PaperThinDisguise: Virgilís parents refuse to show their faces on camera when interviewed, but hide their identities with ''Groucho Marx glasses''.
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* PaperThinDisguise: Virgilís Virgil's parents refuse to show their faces on camera when interviewed, but hide their identities with ''Groucho Marx glasses''.

* RougeAnglesOfSatin: "Apt natural, I've got a gub." * RunningGag: Virgil getting his glasses stomped on. It slowly [[SerialEscalation escalates]] throughout the film, starting with some kid gangster, then a garbage man, then adult gangster, and finally '''''[[UpToEleven a judge]]''''' getting in on the action. * SoundtrackDissonance: All the time. ** It even becomes ''monologue'' dissonance at one point during Louise and Virgilís FallingInLoveMontage. The music is very appropriate, but itís dubbed over with a speech from Virgil about how he knew he was in love because he was ďslightly nauseous.Ē --->'''Virgil:''' [[LoveAtFirstSight After fifteen minutes I wanted to marry her]], and after half an hour I completely gave up the idea of snatching her purse.
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* RougeAnglesOfSatin: "Apt "Abt natural, I've got a gub." * RunningGag: Virgil getting his glasses stomped on. It slowly [[SerialEscalation escalates]] throughout the film, starting with some kid gangster, then a garbage man, then adult gangster, and finally '''''[[UpToEleven ''[[UpToEleven a judge]]''''' judge]]'' getting in on the action. * ShoutOut: When Virgil tries to go straight and goes in for a job interview, the questions about his previous job start playing out like a round of ''Series/WhatsMyLine''[[note]] A series on which Woody Allen was a guest panellist and/or mystery guest on several occasions in the mid-1960s.[[/note]], including questions about whether or not a product is involved and ultimately leading to Virgil saying they've run out of time and that he's going to flip over all the cards and give the interviewer the full $50 prize. * SoundtrackDissonance: All the time. ** time. It even becomes ''monologue'' dissonance at one point during Louise and Virgilís Virgil's FallingInLoveMontage. The music is very appropriate, but itís dubbed over with a speech from Virgil about how he knew he was in love because he was ďslightly "slightly nauseous.Ē --->'''Virgil:''' " -->'''Virgil:''' [[LoveAtFirstSight After fifteen minutes I wanted to marry her]], and after half an hour I completely gave up the idea of snatching her purse.
14th Apr '15 11:45:21 PM Mdumas43073
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'''''Take the Money and Run''''' (1969) is a {{Mockumentary}} co-written by Creator/WoodyAllen and Mickey Rose, and marked Allen's full-fledged directorial debut[[note]]Allen had directed ''Film/WhatsUpTigerLily'', a GagDub of a Japanese spy flick, in 1966[[/note]]. It chronicles the life of [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain Ineffectual Sympathetic]] VillainProtagonist [[StupidCrooks Virgil Starkwell]] (played by Allen) and his wife Louise. Through exclusive interviews with his family, friends and teachers, we learn more about Virgilís [[HilariouslyAbusiveChildhood past]], [[ParentalNeglect upbringing]], and his love of [[DamnItFeelsGoodToBeAGangster crime]] and [[DreadfulMusician the cello.]]
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'''''Take the Money and Run''''' (1969) is a {{Mockumentary}} co-written by Creator/WoodyAllen and Mickey Rose, and marked Allen's full-fledged directorial debut[[note]]Allen had directed ''Film/WhatsUpTigerLily'', a GagDub of a Japanese spy flick, in 1966[[/note]]. It chronicles the life of [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain Ineffectual Sympathetic]] VillainProtagonist [[StupidCrooks Virgil Starkwell]] (played by Allen) and his wife Louise.Louise (Janet Margolin). Through exclusive interviews with his family, friends and teachers, we learn more about Virgilís [[HilariouslyAbusiveChildhood past]], [[ParentalNeglect upbringing]], and his love of [[DamnItFeelsGoodToBeAGangster crime]] and [[DreadfulMusician the cello.]]

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'''''Take the Money and Run''''' (1969) is a {{Mockumentary}} co-written by Creator/WoodyAllen and Mickey Rose, and marked * TheCameo: Allen's full-fledged directorial debut[[note]]Allen had directed ''Film/WhatsUpTigerLily'', a GagDub then-wife (and frequent early costar) Louise Lasser plays one of a Japanese spy flick, in 1966[[/note]]. It chronicles the life of [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain Ineffectual Sympathetic]] VillainProtagonist [[StupidCrooks Virgil Starkwell]] (played by Allen) and his wife Louise. Through exclusive interviews with his family, friends and teachers, we learn more about Virgilís [[HilariouslyAbusiveChildhood past]], [[ParentalNeglect upbringing]], and his love of [[DamnItFeelsGoodToBeAGangster crime]] and [[DreadfulMusician the cello.]] interviewees.
14th Apr '15 11:41:43 PM Mdumas43073
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''Take the Money and Run'' (1969) is a {{Mockumentary}} co-written by Creator/WoodyAllen and Mickey Rose, and marked Allen's full-fledged directorial debut[[note]]Allen had directed ''Film/WhatsUpTigerLily'', a GagDub of a Japanese spy flick, in 1966[[/note]]. It chronicles the life of [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain Ineffectual Sympathetic]] VillainProtagonist [[StupidCrooks Virgil Starkwell]] and his wife Louise. Through exclusive interviews with his family, friends and teachers, we learn more about Virgilís [[HilariouslyAbusiveChildhood past]], [[ParentalNeglect upbringing]], and his love of [[DamnItFeelsGoodToBeAGangster crime]] and [[DreadfulMusician the cello.]]
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''Take '''''Take the Money and Run'' Run''''' (1969) is a {{Mockumentary}} co-written by Creator/WoodyAllen and Mickey Rose, and marked Allen's full-fledged directorial debut[[note]]Allen had directed ''Film/WhatsUpTigerLily'', a GagDub of a Japanese spy flick, in 1966[[/note]]. It chronicles the life of [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain Ineffectual Sympathetic]] VillainProtagonist [[StupidCrooks Virgil Starkwell]] (played by Allen) and his wife Louise. Through exclusive interviews with his family, friends and teachers, we learn more about Virgilís [[HilariouslyAbusiveChildhood past]], [[ParentalNeglect upbringing]], and his love of [[DamnItFeelsGoodToBeAGangster crime]] and [[DreadfulMusician the cello.]]
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