History Film / TheLadyKillers

2nd Apr '18 3:18:50 AM SeptimusHeap
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* ShoutOut: The picture of Captain Wilberforce is Admiral Lord Horatio D'Ascoyne from ''Film/KindHeartsAndCoronets''.

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* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
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The picture of Captain Wilberforce is Admiral Lord Horatio D'Ascoyne from ''Film/KindHeartsAndCoronets''.
18th Dec '17 1:59:32 PM marcoasalazarm
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* AnyoneCanDie

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* AnyoneCanDieAnyoneCanDie: By the end of the film, the old lady is the last person standing.



* MurderIsTheBestSolution

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* MurderIsTheBestSolutionMurderIsTheBestSolution: Being an incredibly annoying and persnickety landlady? Kill the old woman! Obviously there is also the practical reason of the chances of her becoming a witness, but by the point they propose it she has annoyed every single member of the gang.



* ASimplePlan

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* ASimplePlanASimplePlan: The more ''complicated'' plan (the theft) goes off without a hitch. The simple plan is killing the annoying old woman in the house.



* StupidCrooks

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* StupidCrooksStupidCrooks: Even the Professor, the criminal mastermind of the crew, is not really all there in terms of intelligence -- he's just better at using big words and being intellectually fancy.
15th Dec '17 12:11:28 AM Chabal2
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* CrimeConcealingHobby: Professor Dorr renting out an old lady's basement so he and his friends can practice classical music. In fact, they're digging a tunnel to rob a nearby casino vault, playing recorded music to mask the sounds of their work. While Dorr is Wicked Cultured and likely is a musical enthusiast, the rest of the crew... [[BookDumb aren't.]]
11th Dec '17 10:55:53 PM marcoasalazarm
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* SpannerInTheWorks

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* SpannerInTheWorksSpannerInTheWorks: The old woman, regardless of version, is so annoying that the gang eventually decides to kill her. They all die trying.
22nd Sep '17 7:51:58 AM ClintEastwood
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It was remade by Creator/{{the Coen Brothers}} in 2004, changing the base of operations to a house connected to a Mississippi riverboat's vault, and including a significant subplot about the old (now) black lady's ironic support of Bob Jones University. It also increases the violence far beyond what would have been acceptable when the original was made. It shares many tropes with the classic 1955 version. The remake's cast includes Creator/TomHanks, Irma P. Hall, Marlon Wayans, Creator/JKSimmons, and Creator/RyanHurst.

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It was remade by Creator/{{the Coen Brothers}} Creator/TheCoenBrothers in 2004, changing the base of operations to a house connected to a Mississippi riverboat's vault, and including a significant subplot about the old (now) black lady's ironic support of Bob Jones University. It also increases the violence far beyond what would have been acceptable when the original was made. It shares many tropes with the classic 1955 version. The remake's cast includes Creator/TomHanks, Irma P. Hall, Marlon Wayans, Creator/JKSimmons, and Creator/RyanHurst.


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* TheCameo:
** (2004) Yep, that's Creator/BruceCampbell as the Humane Society rep.
** Creator/FrankieHowerd is in the 1955 film as a barrow boy whose day is inadvertently ruined by Mrs. Wilberforce.
28th Apr '17 8:42:20 PM Mdumas43073
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It was remade by Creator/{{the Coen Brothers}} in 2004, changing the base of operations to a house connected to a Mississippi riverboat's vault, and including a significant subplot about the old (now) black lady's ironic support of Bob Jones University. It also increases the violence far beyond what would have been acceptable when the original was made. It shares many tropes with the classic 1955 version.

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It was remade by Creator/{{the Coen Brothers}} in 2004, changing the base of operations to a house connected to a Mississippi riverboat's vault, and including a significant subplot about the old (now) black lady's ironic support of Bob Jones University. It also increases the violence far beyond what would have been acceptable when the original was made. It shares many tropes with the classic 1955 version.
version. The remake's cast includes Creator/TomHanks, Irma P. Hall, Marlon Wayans, Creator/JKSimmons, and Creator/RyanHurst.
12th Jan '17 6:21:25 AM GothicProphet
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* NostalgiaFilter: Mrs. Wilberforce

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* NostalgiaFilter: Mrs. WilberforceWilberforce.



* WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong

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* WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrongWhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong: Professor Marcus outright asks this.
3rd Jan '17 12:03:58 PM GothicProphet
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* BritishTeeth: Professors Marcus', which are thankfully not Guinness' natural chompers. And while Prof. Dorr is American, his teeth are also pretty askew.

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* BritishTeeth: Professors Professor Marcus', which are thankfully not Guinness' natural chompers. And while Prof. Dorr is American, his teeth are also pretty askew.



* DumbMuscle: One-Round Lawson/Lump Hudson
* DwindlingParty: The group becomes this while trying to rid of Ms. Wilberforce/Ms. Munson

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* DumbMuscle: One-Round Lawson/Lump Hudson
Hudson.
* DwindlingParty: The group becomes this while trying to rid of Ms. Wilberforce/Ms. MunsonMunson.


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* PlethoraOfMistakes: In both versions the heist itself works perfectly; what happens ''afterward'', on the other hand...
31st Dec '16 10:53:09 AM GothicProphet
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* ARareSentence: "Give the parrot his medicine!"
31st Dec '16 10:35:10 AM GothicProphet
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* AccidentalTruth: Professor Marcus claims that if Mrs. Wilberforce went to the police they wouldn't want the money back. They don't, but not for the reasons he claimed.



* SmokingIsCool: After all it is {{the Fifties}}.

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* SmokingIsCool: After all all, it is {{the Fifties}}.


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* SuddenlyShouting: "Major, Major, Major... [[HypocriticalHumor CALM DOWN]]!"
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