History Film / TheLongGoodFriday

3rd Apr '18 5:26:50 PM marcoasalazarm
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* ALighterShadeOfBlack: Harold Shand is a VisionaryVillain who wants to change the face of London and is keen on building the new future for Britain. He collides with IRA who do not have any positive agenda in London (Though they might have one in Brelfast but here they are mere invaders.)

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* ALighterShadeOfBlack: Harold Shand is a VisionaryVillain who wants to change the face of London and is keen on building the new future for Britain. He collides with the IRA who do not have any positive agenda in London (Though (though they might have one in Brelfast Belfast but here they are mere invaders.)terrorists).



* PragmaticVillainy: The Mafia, of all people, preach caution and cool-headedness. They're not trying to draw attention to themselves. Taken to its logical conclusion in the finale, combined with a little KnowWhenToFoldEm, [[spoiler: The Mafia decide to cut their losses and split even after all of Harold's enemies have been killed. When Harold points out it was a "little problem", they retort that massacres and explosions are nothing of the sort. They believe he's far too much of a liability. And they're right.]]

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* PragmaticVillainy: The Mafia, of all people, preach caution and cool-headedness. They're not trying to draw attention to themselves. Taken to its logical conclusion in the finale, combined with a little KnowWhenToFoldEm, [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The Mafia decide to cut their losses and split even after all of Harold's enemies have been killed. When Harold points out it was a "little problem", they retort that massacres and explosions are nothing of the sort. They believe he's far too much of a liability. And they're right.]]



* ShowerOfAngst: [[spoiler: Harold appears in a shower scene washing the blood off himself after he inadvertently kills Jeff in a fit of rage during a heated argument.]]

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* ShowerOfAngst: [[spoiler: Harold [[spoiler:Harold appears in a shower scene washing the blood off himself after he inadvertently kills Jeff in a fit of rage during a heated argument.]]



* VillainousBreakdown: Harold seems to be going through an extended slow-burning one from about a third of the way in. [[spoiler: It culminates in him slitting his right-hand man's throat and having his gangland rivals hooked upside down on meathooks.]]

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* VillainousBreakdown: Harold seems to be going through an extended slow-burning one from about a third of the way in. [[spoiler: It [[spoiler:It culminates in him slitting his right-hand man's throat and having his gangland rivals hooked upside down on meathooks.]]



* WesternTerrorists: Harold tries to [[spoiler: stiff the IRA]]. This ends about as well as you'd expect.

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* WesternTerrorists: Harold tries to [[spoiler: stiff [[spoiler:stiff the IRA]]. This ends about as well as you'd expect.
3rd Apr '18 3:17:33 PM Breakermorrant
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* AntiVillain: Harold is introduced as an affable boss and loving husband who is trying to establish a legitimate business deal while under attack from a ruthless and mysterious aggressor. As the film progresses, however, it becomes clear that he's just a thug who is no better than the people after him. However his general aim is always to maintain order, also he is eager to build up his business.

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* AntiVillain: Harold is introduced as an affable boss and loving husband who is trying to establish a legitimate business deal while under attack from a ruthless and mysterious aggressor. As the film progresses, however, it becomes clear that he's just a thug who he is no better than quite cruel and can qute compete in his villainy against the people who are after him. However his general aim is always to maintain order, also he is eager to build up his business.business and improve the future of Britain.
3rd Apr '18 3:16:01 PM Breakermorrant
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* ALighterShadeOfBlack: Harold Shand is a VisionaryVillain who wants to change the face of London and is keen on building the new future for Britain. He collides with IRA who do not have any positive agenda in London (Though they might have one in Brelfast but here they are mere invaders.)
3rd Apr '18 1:38:44 PM Breakermorrant
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* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: It's clear that Harold does love Victoria and is beside himself when he almost strikes her. He's also quite upset when Colin is killed.

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* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: It's clear that Harold does love Victoria and is beside himself when he almost strikes pushes her. He's also quite upset when Colin is killed.
3rd Apr '18 1:36:29 PM Breakermorrant
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* VisionaryVillain: Harold Shand who is planning to contribute to the future prosperity of Britain.
2nd Apr '18 10:53:10 PM Breakermorrant
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** A less wholesome variation of, the "dog" being a gang of delinquent street kids who have "minded" Harold's Jaguar (instead of vandalising it). Knowingly, he indulges the pre-adolescent boys with some cash to go and warns noty to get drunk, then comments to his henchman that this was how he started.

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** A less wholesome variation of, the "dog" being a gang of delinquent street kids who have "minded" Harold's Jaguar (instead of vandalising it). Knowingly, he indulges the pre-adolescent boys with some cash to go and warns noty not to get drunk, then comments to his henchman that this was how he started.started.
** Also he grants to the wife of a killed driver a pension of 100 quids a month.
2nd Apr '18 10:41:31 PM Breakermorrant
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* AntiVillain: Harold is introduced as an affable crook and loving husband who is trying to establish a legitimate business deal while under attack from a ruthless and mysterious aggressor. As the film progresses, however, it becomes clear that he's just a thug who is no better than the people after him. However his general aim is always to maintain order, also he is eager to build up his business.
* AxCrazy: The opinion of everyone sane (the detectives, the Mafia) of [[spoiler:the IRA]].

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* AntiVillain: Harold is introduced as an affable crook boss and loving husband who is trying to establish a legitimate business deal while under attack from a ruthless and mysterious aggressor. As the film progresses, however, it becomes clear that he's just a thug who is no better than the people after him. However his general aim is always to maintain order, also he is eager to build up his business.
* AxCrazy: The opinion of everyone sane (the detectives, the Mafia) of [[spoiler:the IRA]].
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* BrickJoke: First London is compared to a bad night in Belfast in the end it is already likened to a bad night in Vietnam.



* TheCaligula: Harold starts off as amiable, even charming, but as his grasp on the situation slips he becomes a lot more vicious.

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* TheCaligula: Harold starts off as amiable, even charming, but as his grasp on the situation slips he becomes a lot increasingly more vicious.


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* DepravedBisexual: Jeff appears to be the one. It is invoked in his dialogue with Harold that he is gay however he also hits at Victoria in the lift.
2nd Apr '18 10:30:59 PM Breakermorrant
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* AntiHero: Harold is introduced as an affable crook and loving husband who is trying to establish a legitimate business deal while under attack from a ruthless and mysterious aggressor. As the film progresses, however, it becomes clear that he's just a thug who is no better than the people after him.

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* AntiHero: AntiVillain: Harold is introduced as an affable crook and loving husband who is trying to establish a legitimate business deal while under attack from a ruthless and mysterious aggressor. As the film progresses, however, it becomes clear that he's just a thug who is no better than the people after him. However his general aim is always to maintain order, also he is eager to build up his business.



* {{Gayngster}}: Harold's murdered friend Colin turns out to be one of these. Harold actually seems relatively okay with it, considering.

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* {{Gayngster}}: Harold's murdered friend Colin turns out to be one of these. Harold actually seems relatively totally okay with it, considering.it.



* JustAGangster: Subverted. Shand ''thinks'' he's experiencing a case of this- suspecting treason from his men and believing TheIrishMob is attempting to muscle in. [[spoiler:However, he's actually being targeted by the IRA during The Troubles.]]

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* JustAGangster: Subverted. Shand ''thinks'' he's experiencing a case of this- this - suspecting treason from his men and believing TheIrishMob is attempting to muscle in. [[spoiler:However, he's actually being targeted by the IRA during The Troubles.]]



** A less wholesome variation of, the "dog" being a gang of delinquent street kids who have "minded" Harold's Jaguar (instead of vandalising it). Knowingly, he indulges the pre-adolescent boys with some cash to go and get drunk with, then comments to his henchman that this was how he started.

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** A less wholesome variation of, the "dog" being a gang of delinquent street kids who have "minded" Harold's Jaguar (instead of vandalising it). Knowingly, he indulges the pre-adolescent boys with some cash to go and warns noty to get drunk with, drunk, then comments to his henchman that this was how he started.



* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Harold's closing speech ("The mafia? I've shit 'em!") after [[spoiler: they tell him the deal's off due to all the bombs going off and whatnot]] which he extends to Americans in general. ("No wonder you've got an energy crisis your side of the water!")

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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: TheReasonYouSuckSpeech:
** In the end both the Americans and Harold exchange the one. First the man from beyond the ocean berates the United Kingdom. Then follows
Harold's closing speech ("The mafia? I've shit 'em!") after [[spoiler: they tell him the deal's off due to all the bombs going off and whatnot]] which he extends to Americans in general. ("No wonder you've got an energy crisis your side of the water!")



* WouldHitAGirl: Harold slaps a distraught widow when she starts getting in his face. He also hits Victoria at one point, though he immediately regrets it.

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* WouldHitAGirl: Harold slaps a distraught widow when she starts getting in his face. He also hits pushes Victoria at one point, though he immediately regrets it.
30th Mar '18 2:54:48 PM AmuckCricetine
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* DramaticIrony

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* DramaticIronyDramaticIrony:



* FacialDialogue: The final scene consists of Harold sitting silently in the back of a car and slowly realizing that he is completely fucked.



* {{Gayngster}}: One of Harold's murdered friends turns out to be one of these. Harold actually seems relatively okay with it, considering.

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* {{Gayngster}}: One of Harold's murdered friends friend Colin turns out to be one of these. Harold actually seems relatively okay with it, considering.
24th Jan '18 8:26:32 AM Odacon_Spy
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* TheIrishMob: Subverted. Harold thinks that's who he's dealing with, but in reality it's the I.R.A. The kicker is once everyone realises who they are and try to warn him, [[spoiler: he ''continues'' to treat them as he would the average mobster.]]

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* TheIrishMob: Subverted. Harold thinks that's who he's dealing with, but in reality it's the I.R.A. [[spoiler:the IRA]]. The kicker is once everyone realises realizes who they are and try to warn him, [[spoiler: he ''continues'' to treat them as he would the average mobster.]]
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