History Film / TheKilling

21st Aug '17 7:41:51 PM randomguy399
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* BerserkButton: George gets two of these: When Sherry is implying to him that Johnny raped her, and when Sherry's lover, Val, tries to stick the criminals up, demanding to know where the money is as well as George the "jerk." George angrily responds with, "The jerk's right here!" and guns down Val and his assistant gunman.

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* BerserkButton: George [[spoiler:George gets two of these: When Sherry is implying to him that Johnny raped her, and when Sherry's lover, Val, tries to stick the criminals up, demanding to know where the money is as well as George the "jerk." George angrily responds with, responds, "The jerk's right here!" and guns down Val and his assistant gunman.lackey.]]



* {{Chiaroscuro}}: Especially prominent in scenes with George Peatty.

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* {{Chiaroscuro}}: Especially prominent in scenes with George Peatty.George.



* ManipulativeBitch: Sherry. She had poor George wrapped around her finger the entire time.

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* ManipulativeBitch: Sherry. She Sherry, who had poor George wrapped around her finger the entire time.



* NotSoHarmlessVillain: In hindsight, George actually kills the most people in the movie, shooting his wife's lover and his assistant gunman, as well as his own wife as revenge for her lurid affair.

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* NotSoHarmlessVillain: In hindsight, George actually kills [[spoiler:George the most people HenpeckedHusband ends up with the highest body count in the movie, shooting his wife's lover killing Val and his assistant gunman, as well as and even after being badly wounded, manages to reach his own wife as revenge for her lurid affair.apartment and kill Sherry before dying.]]



* SexyDiscretionShot: Done with Johnny and his lover, Sherry and her lover, and Sherry and George.

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* SexyDiscretionShot: Done with We're introduced to Johnny and his lover, Fay this way, and later the obligatory fade out when Sherry and her lover, and Sherry and George.meets with Val.
4th Jun '17 5:55:44 AM foxley
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* ObfuscatingDisability: Nikki pretends to be crippled and to need crutches to walk in order to persuade the parking lot attendant to allow him to park in the position he needs to shoot the horse.
27th Jan '17 3:32:59 PM BeastC
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* AmbiguouslyGay: Marvin proposes to Johnny that they run off with the money together in a manner that has romantic undertones. Johnny's decline to the offer was followed by Marvin appearing at the horse track noticeably [[DrowningMySorrows drunk and upset]].



* ChekhovsGun: Sebastian the poodle.

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* ChekhovsGun: ChekhovsGun:
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Sebastian the poodle.poodle.
** The attendant's horseshoe.



* {{Foreshadowing}}: Sherry's first appearance in the film has her complaining about nonexistent stomach pains. [[spoiler:She dies via gunshot wound to the stomach]].



* LaserGuidedKarma: In order to get to his sniping position, Nikki befriends and bribes a black parking lot attendant. Grateful for what he presumed to be an act of genuine kindness, the attendant repeatedly bothers Nikki and offers him a horseshoe for good luck on his horse race betting. Nikki resorts to call him a nigger to get rid of him, prompting the angered attendant to throw the horseshoe to the ground. [[spoiler:The horseshoe ends up being Nikki's undoing; it pops his tire as he tried to flee from security, leading to his death.]]



* AWrestlerInAllOfUs: Maurice, played by the pro wrestler Kola Kwariani, quickly gets his shirt ripped off and starts throwing down classic pro wrestling moves on the security guards.

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* AWrestlerInAllOfUs: WrestlerInAllOfUs: Maurice, played by the pro wrestler Kola Kwariani, quickly gets his shirt ripped off and starts throwing down classic pro wrestling moves on the security guards.
13th Dec '16 5:50:42 PM Aeon1337
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* ShooTheDog: The Nikki the sniper befriends the black parking lot attendant a little too well, causing the attendant to keep showing up to chat when Nikki is getting ready to take his shot. Nikki eventually has to call him a nigger to get rid of him.

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* ShooTheDog: The Nikki the sniper befriends the black parking lot attendant a little too well, causing the attendant to keep showing up to chat when Nikki is getting ready to take his shot. Nikki eventually has to call him a nigger to get rid of him.
26th Nov '16 4:04:18 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* GeniusBruiser: Maurice Oboukhoff, played by professional wrestler Kola Kwariani, spends his time playing chess when he isn't holding his own against 6 or so mooks.

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* GeniusBruiser: Maurice Oboukhoff, played by professional wrestler Kola Kwariani, spends his time playing chess when he isn't holding his own against 6 or so mooks. Kwariani was himself an avid chess player.


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* ShooTheDog: The Nikki the sniper befriends the black parking lot attendant a little too well, causing the attendant to keep showing up to chat when Nikki is getting ready to take his shot. Nikki eventually has to call him a nigger to get rid of him.


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* AWrestlerInAllOfUs: Maurice, played by the pro wrestler Kola Kwariani, quickly gets his shirt ripped off and starts throwing down classic pro wrestling moves on the security guards.
14th Oct '16 4:15:23 PM Pallo
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* KillEmAll: Only Johnny and Fay survive to the end of the movie, but Johnny is presumably captured by the police to pay the price for his crime. Maurice also lives, but not without a beating from about ''eight'' cops that he ''almost'' wins.

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* KillEmAll: Only Johnny [[spoiler:Johnny and Fay Fay]] survive to the end of the movie, but Johnny [[spoiler:Johnny]] is presumably captured by the police to pay the price for his crime. Maurice also lives, but not without a beating from about ''eight'' cops that he ''almost'' wins.



* ManipulativeBastard: Sherry. She had poor George wrapped around her finger the entire time.

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* ManipulativeBastard: ManipulativeBitch: Sherry. She had poor George wrapped around her finger the entire time.



* PlotSensitiveLatch: The suitcase containing the money bursts open when it falls off the baggage cart when the cart swerves to avoid a dog.

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* OhCrap: Johnny's expression when [[spoiler:he sees all his money fly away]] tells the whole story.
* PlotSensitiveLatch: The suitcase containing the money bursts [[spoiler:bursts open when it falls off the baggage cart when the cart swerves to avoid a dog.dog]].
11th Oct '16 2:43:58 AM foxley
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* PlotSensitiveLatch: The suitcase containing the money bursts open when it falls off the baggage cart when the cart swerves to avoid a dog.
3rd Jun '16 12:38:26 PM Mdumas43073
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'''The Killing'' is a 1956 {{Film Noir}} by Creator/StanleyKubrick that follows the last heist of career criminal Johnny Clay (Creator/SterlingHayden). With 2 million dollars at stake in the racetrack counting room Clay sets up an elaborate plan to get the money and get everyone involved their share. At the time of the heist the film splits off to show the perspective of every character involved in the heist.

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'''The ''The Killing'' is a 1956 {{Film Noir}} by Creator/StanleyKubrick that follows the last heist of career criminal Johnny Clay (Creator/SterlingHayden). With 2 million dollars at stake in the racetrack counting room Clay sets up an elaborate plan to get the money and get everyone involved their share. At the time of the heist the film splits off to show the perspective of every character involved in the heist.
3rd Jun '16 12:37:37 PM Mdumas43073
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3rd Jun '16 12:36:42 PM Mdumas43073
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'''''The Killing''''' is a 1956 {{Film Noir}} by Creator/StanleyKubrick that follows the last heist of career criminal Johnny Clay (Creator/SterlingHayden). With 2 million dollars at stake in the racetrack counting room Clay sets up an elaborate plan to get the money and get everyone involved their share. At the time of the heist the film splits off to show the perspective of every character involved in the heist.

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'''''The Killing''''' '''The Killing'' is a 1956 {{Film Noir}} by Creator/StanleyKubrick that follows the last heist of career criminal Johnny Clay (Creator/SterlingHayden). With 2 million dollars at stake in the racetrack counting room Clay sets up an elaborate plan to get the money and get everyone involved their share. At the time of the heist the film splits off to show the perspective of every character involved in the heist.
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