History Film / TheBigHit

20th Feb '17 6:22:39 PM marcoasalazarm
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* UnfortunateNames: "Taste the Golden Spray"? Oddly enough, the reason why the film was a BoxOfficeBomb is not directly said.
17th Feb '17 2:16:53 AM marcoasalazarm
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* RichesToRags: Nishi.

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* RichesToRags: Nishi.Nishi, as a result of his VanityProject. The epilogue shows that he was able to sell the filming rights of Keiko's kidnapping and became rich again as a result.


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* ASimplePlan: Kidnap rich heiress, keep stashed for a few days on Melvin's house, get money. Everything goes wrong because, to start with, said heiress' father is bankrupt... then it goes even more wrong because Keiko is Paris' goddaughter... and then Gummy is too much of a Stupid Crook... and then Melvin and Keiko become AMatchMadeInStockholm...


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* VanityProject: "Taste The Golden Spray". Written, directed, produced and starring Jiro Nishi, and marketed with the most expensive billboard ever (a motorized gold-plated statue). The result was a serious BoxOfficeBomb that it drove Nishi straight into bankruptcy and suicidal depression.
3rd Oct '15 8:50:23 AM hmnut
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* GoldDigger: Chantel more or less sees Melvin as a wallet. Pam is a bit more subtle, but apparently not that different.

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* GoldDigger: Chantel more or less sees Melvin as a wallet.an ATM. Pam is a bit more subtle, but apparently not that different.
28th Jun '15 4:00:44 AM Morgenthaler
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* DramaticIrony: Melvin, Cisco, and the rest of their team kidnap Keiko to extort money from her wealthy corporate father when in fact he has just gone broke the very same day.
30th Mar '15 12:45:29 PM R.G.
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* BoundAndGagged: Keiko is this during the first half of the film.
19th Dec '14 9:16:49 PM Angeldeb82
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* ATruceWhileWeGawk: In the final fight between Melvin and Cisco, the fight pauses abruptly as Cisco is suddenly distracted. Melvin turns to see a giant poster of Crunch, with the caption "Customer of the Year - Adult Section".



* CodeName: During the kidnapping, the team refers to themselves as GilligansIsland characters. Vince is Gilligan, Crunch is The Professor, Melvin is Skipper.

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* CodeName: During the kidnapping, the team refers to themselves as GilligansIsland ''Series/GilligansIsland'' characters. Vince is Gilligan, Crunch is The Professor, Melvin is Skipper.



* [[DamselInDistress Damsels in Distress]]: Three unnamed teenaged girls, abducted by the white slavery ring. While Melvin takes out most people within the room, he makes sure that these three are unharmed, effectively rescuing them.



* ADateWithRosiePalms: At the beginning of the movie, Crunch claims to have only just discovered masturbation; he explains that he has been sleeping with women since he first entered puberty, and never had to resort to gratifying himself. However, he has recently discovered it, and has now decided that it's the best possible form of sex, something that comes up [[BrickJoke again and again during the film]]
* DistressedDamsel: Three unnamed teenaged girls, abducted by the white slavery ring. While Melvin takes out most people within the room, he makes sure that these three are unharmed, effectively rescuing them.

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* ADateWithRosiePalms: At the beginning of the movie, Crunch claims to have only just discovered masturbation; he explains that he has been sleeping with women since he first entered puberty, and never had to resort to gratifying himself. However, he has recently discovered it, and has now decided that it's the best possible form of sex, something that comes up [[BrickJoke again and again during the film]]
* DistressedDamsel: Three unnamed teenaged girls, abducted by the white slavery ring. While Melvin takes out most people within the room, he makes sure that these three are unharmed, effectively rescuing them.
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* EqualOpportunityEvil: [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]]. Hitman Melvin (white Mark Wahlberg) is suspected of betraying his employer (black Avery Brooks), who sends Cisco (mixed-race Lou Diamond Phillips) and two gunmen (one black, one East Asian) to confront him at his house. The four have a tense standoff sitting at Melvin's kitchen table, when his girlfriend's drunk father (Elliot Gould), walks in and remarks how happy he is to see four young men of different races sitting together in friendship, in contrast to his wife's rejection of Melvin as a future son-in-law for not being Jewish.

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* EqualOpportunityEvil: [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]].{{Lampshade|Hanging}}d. Hitman Melvin (white Mark Wahlberg) is suspected of betraying his employer (black Avery Brooks), who sends Cisco (mixed-race Lou Diamond Phillips) and two gunmen (one black, one East Asian) to confront him at his house. The four have a tense standoff sitting at Melvin's kitchen table, when his girlfriend's drunk father (Elliot Gould), walks in and remarks how happy he is to see four young men of different races sitting together in friendship, in contrast to his wife's rejection of Melvin as a future son-in-law for not being Jewish.



* RichesToRags: Nishi.



* RichesToRags: Nishi.


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* ATruceWhileWeGawk: In the final fight between Melvin and Cisco, the fight pauses abruptly as Cisco is suddenly distracted. Melvin turns to see a giant poster of Crunch, with the caption "Customer of the Year - Adult Section".
30th Nov '14 4:24:14 PM ActualScientist
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* LargeHam: Cisco.
30th Nov '14 4:22:00 PM ActualScientist
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* RecordScratch: Used several times in the movie for comic effect, like when Melvin and Cisco suspend their fight to gawk at the poster of Crunch in the video store.
19th Nov '14 3:03:28 PM Morgenthaler
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* BaldBlackLeaderGuy: Paris.

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* BaldBlackLeaderGuy: Paris.Avery Brooks steals the show as Paris, the terrifying head of the crime syndicate



* TheDon: Paris is African-American but otherwise plays this straight.

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* TheDon: Paris is African-American but otherwise plays this straight. As he puts it, even men outside of the law such as his organization have to respect their own rules, for without order there is only anarchy.



* LimaSyndrome: Melvin develops protective feelings and then a romantic attraction to Keiko. The girl he helped kidnap.
** Keiko eventually [[StockholmSyndrome returns the feelings.]]
* OhCrap: Cisco, when Paris reveals the seriousness of the kidnapping. Luckily for him, it comes off as sympathetic outrage.

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* LimaSyndrome: AMatchMadeInStockholm: Melvin develops protective feelings and then a romantic attraction to Keiko. The Keiko, the girl he helped kidnap.
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kidnap. Keiko eventually [[StockholmSyndrome returns the feelings.]]
feelings, and they ride off into the sunset together by the end.
* OhCrap: NotSoHarmlessVillain: For the first part of the film, Cisco is an obnoxious but pretty comedic foil for Melvin. Yet when mob boss Paris compells him to hunt down Keiko's kidnappers, Cisco has little problem swithing into genuine bad guy mode when he sells out and kills his former associates in the scheme.
* OhCrap:
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Cisco, when Paris reveals the seriousness of the kidnapping. Luckily for him, it comes off as sympathetic outrage.
21st Oct '14 11:23:32 AM Morgenthaler
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* StealingTheCredit: Played for laughs. Melvin is a HitmanWithAHeart who is one of the best assassins in the trade, at one point taking out an entire building filled with mooks while his "[[WithFriendsLikeThese best friend]]" Cisco and the rest of his teammates wait for him to finish. Then Cisco claims credit for doing the job by putting an extra bullet in the target's head post-mortem and guilt trips Melvin into giving him the bonus for the mission, which Melvin allows simply because he's such an extreme doormat.
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