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24th Nov '17 1:43:10 PM CynicalBastardo
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* CastingGag: As noted under AcceptableTargets, Dubliners are mocked a lot, especially by Gerry. Brendan Gleeson is himself a Dubliner.
24th Nov '17 1:41:34 PM CynicalBastardo
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* ArmouredClosetGay: Aidan.

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* ArmouredClosetGay: Aidan. There's no clue about it until [[TheBeard Gabriella]] mentions it to Gerry, since she married him for the visa and he married her to appear to be straight. [[spoiler: And he's already dead by this point, though [[BigBad Sheehy]] implies that he knows before O'Leary shoots him.]]
24th Nov '17 1:36:18 PM CynicalBastardo
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* OneSceneWonder: Pat Shortt as IRA man Colum Hennessey.
10th Sep '17 4:12:36 PM katzos
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*NiceJobFixingItVillain: [[spoiler: If O'Leary hadn't been sent to kill Boyle, Wendell and Boyle would not have learned the real location of where the boat was landing.]]
9th Sep '17 7:40:25 PM katzos
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**[[spoiler:[[TheDragon Cornell's]] last words after being shot by Boyle are "Good shot." When Boyle plays [[ChekhovsSkill the shooting game]] in pub earlier, each time Boyle fires the gun, the computer also said "Good shot."]]
18th Jun '17 4:15:26 AM Wuz
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The directorial debut of John Michael [=McDonagh=]. See Creator/MartinMcDonagh for his brother, writer/director of Film/InBruges and Film/SevenPsychopaths.

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The directorial debut of John Michael [=McDonagh=]. See Creator/MartinMcDonagh for his brother, writer/director of Film/InBruges ''Film/InBruges'' and Film/SevenPsychopaths.''Film/SevenPsychopaths''.
6th Jun '17 7:51:50 PM PaulA
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--> '''O'Leary''': There's so many things I still want to do...
--> '''Gerry''': Like what, for fuck's sake? [[ErnestHemingway Running with the bulls in Pamplona?]]

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--> '''O'Leary''': --->'''O'Leary:''' There's so many things I still want to do...
--> '''Gerry''':
do...\\
'''Gerry:'''
Like what, for fuck's sake? [[ErnestHemingway [[Creator/ErnestHemingway Running with the bulls in Pamplona?]] Pamplona?]]



* EaglelandOsmosis: [=McBride=] speaks and acts much like an American cop. Boyle lampshad.es this.
--->'''Gerry''': "I'm on it, Sarge." Where does he think he is? [[PrecisionFStrike Fuckin']] Detroit?!

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* EaglelandOsmosis: [=McBride=] speaks and acts much like an American cop. Boyle lampshad.es lampshades this.
--->'''Gerry''': --->'''Gerry:''' "I'm on it, Sarge." Where does he think he is? [[PrecisionFStrike Fuckin']] Detroit?!
12th Apr '17 1:39:50 PM CynicalBastardo
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* WorthyOpponent: The drug traffickers respect Gerry's integrity. Of course, this means that they decide that he must die for it.

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* WorthyOpponent: The drug traffickers respect Gerry's integrity. Of course, this means that they decide that he must die for it. Cornell is even impressed with Gerry's marksmanship when he shoots him.
12th Apr '17 1:37:16 PM CynicalBastardo
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* ArcNumber: Two subversions occur:
** O'Leary scrawls 5 1/2 into a wall after killing the man who kicks off the plot. Turns out there was no real reason for it and he was just locked when he did it.
** The value of the drugs is constantly being stated as half a billion. [[spoiler: They're only worth 200 million.]]
--->'''Gerry:''' They're always fucking overestimating!
12th Apr '17 1:30:59 PM CynicalBastardo
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* TheSociopath: O'Leary was actually diagnosed as one in prison and [[InsistentTerminology insists on being referred to as such instead of as a psychopath]] despite not knowing the difference between the two. When the villains need someone killed, he's the one to pull the trigger.
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