History Film / TheGuard

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.
12th Apr '17 1:28:35 PM CynicalBastardo
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* HookerWithAHeartOfGold: Aoife downplayes this [[spoiler:given that she is forced to participate in a blackmailing scheme against Gerry]], but she seems to genuinely like Gerry.

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* HookerWithAHeartOfGold: Aoife downplayes downplays this [[spoiler:given that she is forced to participate in a blackmailing scheme against Gerry]], but she seems to genuinely like Gerry.
12th Apr '17 1:24:08 PM CynicalBastardo
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** The drugs are estimated to be 500 million dollars worth. Gerry calls bullshit on that, [[HypocriticalHumor stating that's more than what he pays for in the street.]] In the film's climax, Sheehy increadulously states that it's only for 200 million.

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** The drugs are estimated to be 500 million dollars worth. Gerry calls bullshit on that, [[HypocriticalHumor stating that's more than what he pays for in the street.]] In the film's climax, Sheehy increadulously incredulously states that it's only for 200 million.
9th Sep '16 9:32:54 AM CynicalBastardo
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* MistakenForProstitute: When Gabriella first turns up on his doorstep, Gerry assumes that she's a hooker who has turned up on the wrong night. She doesn't seem too insulted by it and explains that she's looking for his help.
9th Sep '16 9:26:26 AM CynicalBastardo
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* TheBeard: Gabriella.

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* TheBeard: Gabriella. She's aware of this and her marriage to Aidan is a marriage of convenience to allow her to stay in Ireland. Doesn't mean she doesn't care about him.



* BrickJoke: The drugs are estimated to be 500 million dollars worth. Gerry calls bullshit on that, [[HypocriticalHumor stating that's more than what he pays for in the street.]] In the film's climax, Sheehy increadulously states that it's only for 200 million.

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* BrickJoke: BrickJoke:
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The drugs are estimated to be 500 million dollars worth. Gerry calls bullshit on that, [[HypocriticalHumor stating that's more than what he pays for in the street.]] In the film's climax, Sheehy increadulously states that it's only for 200 million.million.
** Devaney is [[MistakenNationality mistaken for an Italian]] early in the film. When watching the CCTV footage of him [[PistolWhipping beating another man with a blunderbuss]] later on, Wendell asks "The Italian guy?"
8th Aug '16 2:24:02 AM CynicalBastardo
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* NobleBigotWithABadge: Gerry makes openly racist comments towards Wendell and initially assumes that the attractive Eastern European woman who comes to his door is a prostitute and not his missing partner's wife. With Wendell, he's mostly trying to get a rise out of him. In the end, Wendell is the only one he can trust, [[spoiler: [[DirtyCop since the rest of the gardai have been bribed]].]]
1st Aug '16 3:18:09 PM CynicalBastardo
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* FilmOfTheBook: Discussed. After the climax, the photographer wonders if Wendell will write a book and further ponders the idea of a big screen adaptation, even lampshading a couple of tropes used by the film in the process.
1st Aug '16 3:13:39 PM CynicalBastardo
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* ICouldHaveBeenAContender: Gerry [[UnreliableNarrator claims]] that he came fourth in the Seoul Olympics as a swimmer. He does demonstrate ability as a strong swimmer [[spoiler: and may have used this skill in the climax to escape]].

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* ICouldHaveBeenAContender: ICouldaBeenAContender: Gerry [[UnreliableNarrator claims]] that he came fourth in the Seoul Olympics as a swimmer. He does demonstrate ability as a strong swimmer [[spoiler: and may have used this skill in the climax to escape]].
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