History Film / TheCondemned

17th May '16 5:04:23 PM ThatBitterTase
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* MurderDotCom: Aptly, "The Condemned Dot Com". With live video access. Credit card only.

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* MurderDotCom: Aptly, "The Condemned Dot Com". With live video access. Credit card only. Somehow it gets more viewers than the Super Bowl near the end (even though, as Film Brain points out, the Super Bowl isn't a pay-per-view event, and thus has a far lower bar to viewership).


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* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: Beckett lets out a slew of anti-Arabic slurs when complaining about his Islamic extremist convict being murdered.


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* ThinkOfTheChildren: One of the film's most notorious scenes is a reporter arguing in favor of censorship.
14th Dec '15 5:06:30 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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''The Condemned'' is a 2007 film that tells the story of [[Creator/StoneColdSteveAustin Jack Conrad]], an American convict waiting in death row, as he, along with 9 other convicts from different countries, is brought to an island by television producer Ian Brecket, who plans to pit them in a competition where they must kill each other, so that the last one standing after 30 hours gains freedom.

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''The Condemned'' is a 2007 film that tells the story of [[Creator/StoneColdSteveAustin [[Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin Jack Conrad]], an American convict waiting in death row, as he, along with 9 other convicts from different countries, is brought to an island by television producer Ian Brecket, who plans to pit them in a competition where they must kill each other, so that the last one standing after 30 hours gains freedom.
28th Jul '15 6:50:27 AM Morgenthaler
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* HateSink:
** '''Ewan [=McStarley=]'''. Sure, he's not above torturing, raping and killing in cold blood other participants and [[spoiler: Ian's crew]], but he's actually no better than most of the participants anyway, who are convicts waiting in death row for horrendous crimes.
** Brecket pulls plenty of weight in this role as well (''especially'' InUniverse), being a sociopathic SmugSnake that cares only about the game's ratings and anything that can help with enhancing them (even demanding that Rosa's rape and subsequent death be filmed as best as possible, saying that it's what audiences want and rambling about how it was "manufactured" like any other RealityShow).
16th May '15 6:36:19 AM erforce
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** Not to mention that the companies that released it were Lionsgate (A company then known for releasing the {{Film/Saw}} Franchise) and WWE Films (An offshoot of a wrestling company.)

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** Not to mention that the companies that released it were Lionsgate (A company then known for releasing the {{Film/Saw}} Franchise) ''{{Franchise/Saw}}'' franchise) and WWE Films (An offshoot of a wrestling company.)
8th Mar '15 4:46:42 AM ST89
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* FreudianExcuse: [[PlayedWithTrope Played with.]] [=McStarley=] mentions he was raped while serving time in an African prison. However Jack calls it out mentioning that doesn't excuse all the atrocities he committed. Also, it's hinted he was lying in order to making appear himself more sympathetic to Jack.

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* FreudianExcuse: [[PlayedWithTrope Played with.]] with. [=McStarley=] mentions he was raped while serving time in an African prison. However Jack calls it out mentioning that doesn't excuse all the atrocities he committed. Also, it's hinted he was lying in order to making appear himself more sympathetic to Jack.
8th Mar '15 4:46:08 AM ST89
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* EvenEvilHasStandards: Goldman, who's increasingly sickened by the violence of the show and by Ian's indifference to it.

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* EvenEvilHasStandards: Goldman, who's increasingly sickened by the violence of the show and by Ian's indifference to it.


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* FreudianExcuse: [[PlayedWithTrope Played with.]] [=McStarley=] mentions he was raped while serving time in an African prison. However Jack calls it out mentioning that doesn't excuse all the atrocities he committed. Also, it's hinted he was lying in order to making appear himself more sympathetic to Jack.
6th Mar '15 7:24:14 PM marcoasalazarm
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* TitleDrop: Both the name of [[MurderDotCom the Pay-Per-View website with the game's feed]] and the final speech by the reporter that interviewed Breckett ("Are ''we'' the condemned?").
4th Feb '15 9:58:40 AM Morgenthaler
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* HateSink: '''Ewan [=McStarley=]'''. Sure, he's not above torturing, raping and killing in cold blood other participants and [[spoiler: Ian's crew]], but he's actually no better than most of the participants anyway, who are convicts waiting in death row for horrendous crimes. Brecket pulls plenty of weight in this role as well (''especially'' InUniverse), being a sociopathic SmugSnake that cares only about the game's ratings and anything that can help with enhancing them (even demanding that Rosa's rape and subsequent death be filmed as best as possible, saying that it's what audiences want and rambling about how it was "manufactured" like any other RealityShow).

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* HateSink: HateSink:
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'''Ewan [=McStarley=]'''. Sure, he's not above torturing, raping and killing in cold blood other participants and [[spoiler: Ian's crew]], but he's actually no better than most of the participants anyway, who are convicts waiting in death row for horrendous crimes. crimes.
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Brecket pulls plenty of weight in this role as well (''especially'' InUniverse), being a sociopathic SmugSnake that cares only about the game's ratings and anything that can help with enhancing them (even demanding that Rosa's rape and subsequent death be filmed as best as possible, saying that it's what audiences want and rambling about how it was "manufactured" like any other RealityShow).
26th Sep '14 1:25:10 AM marcoasalazarm
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* HateSink: '''Ewan [=McStarley=]'''. Sure, he's not above torturing, raping and killing in cold blood other participants and [[spoiler: Ian's crew]], but he's actually no better than most of the participants anyway, who are convicts waiting in death row for horrendous crimes. Brecket pulls plenty of weight in this role as well (''especially'' InUniverse), being a sociopathic SmugSnake that cares only about the game's ratings and anything that can help enhancing them (even demanding that Rosa's rape and subsequent death be filmed as best as possible, saying that it's what audiences want and rambling about how it was "manufactured" like any other RealityShow).

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* HateSink: '''Ewan [=McStarley=]'''. Sure, he's not above torturing, raping and killing in cold blood other participants and [[spoiler: Ian's crew]], but he's actually no better than most of the participants anyway, who are convicts waiting in death row for horrendous crimes. Brecket pulls plenty of weight in this role as well (''especially'' InUniverse), being a sociopathic SmugSnake that cares only about the game's ratings and anything that can help with enhancing them (even demanding that Rosa's rape and subsequent death be filmed as best as possible, saying that it's what audiences want and rambling about how it was "manufactured" like any other RealityShow).
26th Sep '14 1:24:25 AM marcoasalazarm
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* HateSink: '''Ewan [=McStarley=]'''. Sure, he's not above torturing, raping and killing in cold blood other participants and [[spoiler: Ian's crew]], but he's actually no better than most of the participants anyway, who are convicts waiting in death row for horrendous crimes. Brecket pulls plenty of weight in this role as well, being a sociopathic SmugSnake.

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* HateSink: '''Ewan [=McStarley=]'''. Sure, he's not above torturing, raping and killing in cold blood other participants and [[spoiler: Ian's crew]], but he's actually no better than most of the participants anyway, who are convicts waiting in death row for horrendous crimes. Brecket pulls plenty of weight in this role as well, well (''especially'' InUniverse), being a sociopathic SmugSnake.SmugSnake that cares only about the game's ratings and anything that can help enhancing them (even demanding that Rosa's rape and subsequent death be filmed as best as possible, saying that it's what audiences want and rambling about how it was "manufactured" like any other RealityShow).
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