History Film / TakeTheMoneyAndRun

20th Sep '17 4:48:19 PM AnotherGuy
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* BornUnlucky: Virgil can't catch a break. For example, when he robs some passerby, it turns out to be a school buddy... who is now an FBI agent. One might argue it's because CrimeDoesntPay, and most of his bad luck comes from trying a life of crime.

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* BornUnlucky: Virgil can't catch a break. For example, when he robs some passerby, it turns out to be a school buddy... who is now an FBI agent. One might argue it's because CrimeDoesntPay, crime doesn't pay, and most of his bad luck comes from trying a life of crime.
20th Sep '17 4:47:26 PM AnotherGuy
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* BornUnlucky: Virgil can't catch a break. For example, when he robs some passerby, it turns out to be a school buddy... who is now an FBI agent. One might argue it's because CrimeDoesntPay, and most of his bad luck comes from trying a life of crime.
29th Aug '17 3:01:00 PM ClintEastwood
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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: The former film director named Fritz is obviously a caricature of Creator/FritzLang, right down to his characteristic Teutonic accent, black boots and riding crop.
29th Aug '17 2:59:06 PM ClintEastwood
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29th Aug '17 2:57:47 PM ClintEastwood
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* RevisedEnding: The film originally ended with Virgil meeting his end in a hail of bullets a'la ''Film/BonnieAndClyde''. This would have been followed by a brief humorous scene at his funeral when his wife hears him whisper from below ground, "Get me out". Editor Ralph Rosenblum convinced Creator/WoodyAllen to go for a lighter ending.



* 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.

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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.


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* {{Tuckerization}}: The film Virgil shows his gang ("Trout Fishing in Quebec") is listed as being a Rollings and Joffe production, the real-life producers of Creator/WoodyAllen.
29th Aug '17 2:57:47 PM ClintEastwood
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29th Aug '17 2:44:04 PM ClintEastwood
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* BankTeller: A couple of them are featured in the movie

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* BankTeller: A couple of them are featured in Virgil is robbing a bank and hands the movieteller a note demanding money. The teller has trouble reading his hand writing and starts asking the other tellers what the words are.



* DistractingDisambiguation: The bank tellers think that Virgil's holdup note says "I have a gub." He spends some time correcting them that he has a gun.



* DroppedGlasses: A RunningGag has characters removing Virgil's glasses and stomping on them. And at one point he does this to himself to beat someone to the punch.
* DynamiteCandle: Virgil tries to get rid of a blackmailer by giving her sticks of dynamite disguised as candles.



* FauxDocumentary: The film has some documentary trappings, including the narrator interviewing Virgil's parents.



* HustlingTheMark: Virgil attempts to become a pool hustler and fails miserably.



* InkblotTest: Virgil's troubled youth is highlighted when he interprets an inkblot drawing as "Two ostriches making love to a glee club."



* PantsFree: Virgil is preparing for a date, grooming himself at the mirror, leaving his apartment...then coming right back in, with the camera panning back to reveal he forgot his pants.



* PrisonersWork: Woody Allen's character works in the prison laundry, where he steals t-shirts for a proposed prison escape by putting them on. He builds up so many layers he ends up looking like a bodybuilder from the waist up.

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* PrisonersWork: Woody Allen's character Virgil works in the prison laundry, where he steals t-shirts for a proposed prison escape by putting them on. He builds up so many layers he ends up looking like a bodybuilder from the waist up.



* RuleOfFunny: Virgil is imprisoned and punished by being locked in confinement with an insurance salesman, and briefly becomes an Orthodox rabbi as a side effect of medical experimentation.



* ShadowDiscretionShot: Parodied when it's revealed that the shadow itself is what's being whipped.



* SpyCam: Virgil cases a bank that his gang is going to rob by sneaking in a camera in a loaf of bread. Then he holds the loaf of bread up to his eye to take pictures with it.



* Ventriloquism: There's a brief background gag of a prison inmate holding a ventriloquist's dummy and taking through a glass screen to a visitor, who also holds a dummy.




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* YouMakeMeSic: Virgil attempts to rob a bank, and he fails because the tellers have difficulty reading past the spelling errors in his hold-up note, which says to "abt natural" because he has a "gub" pointed at them. The bank tellers even debate on whether he actually misspelled gun or if they just don't notice that the B is actually a C or N, and ask other people what they think, including a ''police officer''.
13th Jun '17 9:31:08 PM nombretomado
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* IdentityAmnesia: After [[TapOnTheHead getting hit in the head with a baseball]] at a Washington Senators game, Virgil's grandfather thinks he's [[WorldWarOne Kaiser Wilhelm]]. Cue StockFootage [[spoiler: of the ''real'' Kaiser.]]

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* IdentityAmnesia: After [[TapOnTheHead getting hit in the head with a baseball]] at a Washington Senators game, Virgil's grandfather thinks he's [[WorldWarOne [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarI Kaiser Wilhelm]]. Cue StockFootage [[spoiler: of the ''real'' Kaiser.]]
20th Apr '17 9:59:58 PM Mdumas43073
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->''"On December 1, 1935, Mrs. Williams Starkwell, the wife of a New Jersey handyman, gives birth to her first and only child. It is a boy, and they name it Virgil. He is an exceptionally cute baby, with a sweet disposition. Before he is 25 years old, he will be wanted by police in six states, for assault, armed robbery, and illegal possession of a wart."''

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->''"On December 1, 1935, Mrs. Williams William Starkwell, the wife of a New Jersey handyman, gives birth to her first and only child. It is a boy, and they name it Virgil. He is an exceptionally cute baby, with a sweet disposition. Before he is 25 years old, he will be wanted by police in six states, for assault, armed robbery, and illegal possession of a wart."''
20th Apr '17 9:59:11 PM Mdumas43073
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[[caption-width-right:300:Crime has never been this silly.]]

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[[caption-width-right:300:Crime [[caption-width-right:280:Crime has never been this silly.]]
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