History Film / TheOtherGuys

3rd Feb '16 2:21:02 AM Eagal
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** Two of the other cops convince Gamble to do a "desk pop", firing your gun in your desk. A dumb thing to do under most circumstances, even more so in a crowded police station.

%%** Desk pop.

* {{Determinator}}: Gamble's ex-girlfriend and her husband. "COME BACK HERE AND HAVE SEX WITH MY WIFE!" "He chased us twenty miles?!"
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* {{Determinator}}: {{Determinator}}: ** Gamble's ex-girlfriend and her husband. "COME BACK HERE AND HAVE SEX WITH MY WIFE!" "He chased us twenty miles?!"

%%* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
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%%* JerkWithAHeartOfGold* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Both Hoitz and Gamble are cops who are interested in upholding the law, but they're both kind of assholes. Hoitz has a short temper and is prone to snapping at people, while Gamble is emotionally abusive to his wife.
31st Jan '16 1:41:15 AM Ohio9
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* HeroInsurance: Danson and Highsmith cause enormous amounts of property damage to catch low-level drug offenders in the opening scene of the film.
21st Jan '16 9:10:50 PM Eagal
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* KavorkaMan: Detective Gamble is, not exactly ugly, but not conventionally attractive and is a gigantic ManChild, yet his wife and ex-girlfriend are insanely attractive and successful women
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* KavorkaMan: Detective Gamble is, not exactly ugly, but not conventionally attractive and is a gigantic ManChild, yet his wife and ex-girlfriend are insanely attractive and successful womenwomen.
21st Jan '16 9:10:28 PM Eagal
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%%* BerserkButton: "It's CHRISTINETH!"
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%%* * BerserkButton: "It's CHRISTINETH!" Gamble's ex-girlfriend, Christineth, completely flies off the handle when Hoitz mispronounces her name as "Christina".

* KavorkaMan: Detective Gamble.
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* KavorkaMan: Detective Gamble.Gamble is, not exactly ugly, but not conventionally attractive and is a gigantic ManChild, yet his wife and ex-girlfriend are insanely attractive and successful women
21st Jan '16 8:47:48 PM Eagal
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Note that simply using a slur is not enough. To be an example, the use of a slur must be considered acceptable for some people but unacceptable for others. If its use it never reversed, and in that occasion it is treated as wrong for doing so, it's not N Word Privileges.
* NWordPrivileges: (on 'tips for staying out of jail') "One: Try your hardest not to be black or Hispanic." Would they have given that line to a white guy? Well, maybe, but it's certainly less offensive for the placement. ** Plus, well, it's funnier coming from the black guy, who's talking to a grade school class, showing off about being a successful cop.
21st Jan '16 8:34:10 PM Eagal
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* DeskJockey: Gamble and Holtz, for different reasons. Gamble is a forensic accountant, while Holtz is stuck on desk duty after shooting Derek Jeter.
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* DeskJockey: Gamble and Holtz, Hoitz, for different reasons. Gamble is a forensic accountant, while Holtz Hoitz is stuck on desk duty after shooting Derek Jeter.

* SidetrackedByTheAnalogy: Allen does this frequently, most notably Holtz' rant about how much he hates Allen gets sidetracked into a scenario wherein tuna construct robotic landwalking devices and begin hunting down and eating lions.
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* SidetrackedByTheAnalogy: Allen does this frequently, most notably Holtz' Hoitz' rant about how much he hates Allen gets sidetracked into a scenario wherein tuna construct robotic landwalking devices and begin hunting down and eating lions.
21st Jan '16 8:08:27 PM Eagal
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* AdamWesting: Creator/SamuelLJackson and DwayneJohnson taking their typecast roles. ** Somewhat the case as well with Mark Wahlberg, who has started to parody the perception that he's a HotBlooded jerk.
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* AdamWesting: Creator/SamuelLJackson and DwayneJohnson taking their typecast roles. ** roles. Somewhat the case as well with Mark Wahlberg, who has started to parody the perception that he's a HotBlooded jerk.

* AnAesop: Just because corporations can get away with rampant greed legally doesn't make it okay. Arguably {{Anvilicious}}, but since this movie came out just after the Credit Crunch and resulting crisis, it's largely a case of SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped. ** The ending of the unrated version is just [[AuthorFilibuster over the top]] though. * AntiHero: Hoitz is a Type III, while Allen is a Type I.
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* AnAesop: Just because corporations can get away with rampant greed legally doesn't make it okay. Arguably {{Anvilicious}}, but since this movie came out just after the Credit Crunch and resulting crisis, it's largely a case of SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped. ** The ending of the unrated version is just [[AuthorFilibuster over the top]] though. * AntiHero: Hoitz is a Type III, while Allen is a Type I.okay. %%* AntiHero

* TheAllegedCar: The Prius is slowly transformed into this during the course of the movie, from hobo orgies to ''gunfire''. ** Highsmith seemed to have a history of getting his cars wrecked.
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* TheAllegedCar: The Prius is slowly transformed into this during the course of the movie, from hobo orgies to ''gunfire''. ** ''gunfire''. Highsmith seemed to have a history of getting his cars wrecked.

* ArtisticLicenseGunSafety: Desk pop.
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* ArtisticLicenseGunSafety: Desk pop.

* ArtisticLicenseGunSafety: %%** Desk pop.

* AuthorTract: The end credits.
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* %%* AuthorTract: The end credits.

* BerserkButton: "It's CHRISTINETH!"
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* %%* BerserkButton: "It's CHRISTINETH!"

* BornLucky: Danson and Highsmith. [[spoiler: Subverted brutally]].
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* BornLucky: Danson and Highsmith. [[spoiler: Subverted brutally]].Ultimately subverted when they jump off a building, expecting to miraculously survive somehow. They don't.

* BulletTime
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* %%* BulletTime

* CastingGag: Mark Wahlberg, an outspoken Red Sox as the guy who ruined the Yankees season? I bet he couldn't wait to take the role when he saw that. * ChaseScene: A few. * ChekhovsGun: [[spoiler:Faceback]]. May overlap with BrickJoke.
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* CastingGag: Mark Wahlberg, an outspoken Red Sox as the guy who ruined the Yankees season? I bet he couldn't wait to take the role when he saw that. * ChaseScene: A It's a BuddyCop movie. There are a few. * ChekhovsGun: ChekhovsGun: ** [[spoiler:Faceback]]. May overlap with BrickJoke.

** To be fair, [[WeirdnessMagnet there's always something wrong with those women]].

* CloudCuckooLander: '''Both''' Allen and Terry. ** It's probably easier to list the characters who aren't. * ComicallyMissingThePoint * CommanderContrarian: Partially subverted. Captain Mauch secretly knows the truth about the plot, but tries to stop Hoitz and Gamble precisely because he knows how dangerous it is. ** Further subverted in while Gamble and Hoitz give him no small measure of grief and force him to chastise them over and over, he's completely pleasant with them outside the office. * CoversAlwaysLie: See above. Only Hoitz [[GunsAkimbo uses two guns one time]], and not like that. Plus, not a single Desert Eagle appears in the film.
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* CloudCuckooLander: '''Both''' Allen and Terry. ** Terry. It's probably easier to list the characters who aren't. * %%* ComicallyMissingThePoint * CommanderContrarian: Partially subverted. Captain Mauch secretly knows the truth about the plot, but tries to stop Hoitz and Gamble precisely because he knows how dangerous it is. ** is. Further subverted in while Gamble and Hoitz give him no small measure of grief and force him to chastise them over and over, he's completely pleasant with them outside the office. * CoversAlwaysLie: See above. Only Hoitz [[GunsAkimbo uses two guns one time]], and not like that. Plus, not a single Desert Eagle appears in the film.

* CringeComedy: Oh boy....
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* CringeComedy: Oh boy....%%* CringeComedy

* DeskJockey * DisproportionateRetribution: The Chechens.
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* DeskJockey DeskJockey: Gamble and Holtz, for different reasons. Gamble is a forensic accountant, while Holtz is stuck on desk duty after shooting Derek Jeter. * DisproportionateRetribution: The Chechens.

* DeskJockey * DisproportionateRetribution: %%** The Chechens.

** To be fair, it comes off more as him being in denial, such as casually saying she's plain nearly every time he refers to her when she's quite obviously very beautiful, and she seems to share the delusion and not be particularly bothered by it. It's also apparent that his actions are out of fear rather than malice, and he's not trying to traumatize ''her'', but keep ''himself'' in denial about how wonderful she really is, as he feels he's just not good enough for her. Also, the bit where he questioned her faithfulness was when his [[SplitPersonality Gator persona took over]] and he immediately apologized. ** And Terry does call him out on it once during the dinner scene. It may have been only one of two times where Allen is called out on it, but it still counts.

** "'''[[BigShutUp SHUT UP!]]'''" * DroppedABridgeOnHim: You gotta wonder how Creator/SamuelLJackson and DwayneJohnson could sign on for a movie where [[spoiler:their characters are killed in the first twenty minutes over a stupidly hilarious stunt gone horribly awry]]. ** [[MoneyDearBoy Yeah,]] [[RuleOfCool you]] [[RuleOfFunny really do.]] *** Actually, [[DoingItForTheArt given both of their approach to acting,]] how much they're both known for loving what they do, and how fun both of those role obviously were, it's not that hard to explain. *** Also, given how both have already done films that make fun of their action hero typecasting, it makes sense. *** And it's not the first time Dwayne Johnson has played a hero cop who gets comically killed off in the first ten minutes of the movie (Reno 911: Miami).
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** "'''[[BigShutUp SHUT UP!]]'''" * DroppedABridgeOnHim: You gotta wonder how Creator/SamuelLJackson Danson and DwayneJohnson could sign on for a movie where [[spoiler:their characters Highsmith are killed in off not too long into the first twenty minutes over a stupidly hilarious stunt gone horribly awry]]. ** [[MoneyDearBoy Yeah,]] [[RuleOfCool you]] [[RuleOfFunny really do.]] *** Actually, [[DoingItForTheArt given both of their approach to acting,]] how much they're both known for loving what they do, and how fun both of those role obviously were, it's not that hard to explain. *** Also, given how both have already done films that make fun of their action hero typecasting, it makes sense. *** And it's not the first time Dwayne Johnson has played a hero cop who gets comically killed off in the first ten minutes of the movie (Reno 911: Miami).movie.

* GunsAkimbo: ''While inside of a car being launched out of a double-decker bus into a building''. ** And done later on by Hoitz during a boardroom shoot-out, sliding down a table on his back. Unusually for a movie, Hoitz actually shows the correct method of firing akimbo (yes, it can be done accurately), by aiming each gun independently before firing, instead of just pointing in the general direction of the target and firing both guns simultaneously.
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* GunsAkimbo: ''While inside of a car being launched out of a double-decker bus into a building''. ** building''. And done later on by Hoitz during a boardroom shoot-out, sliding down a table on his back. Unusually for a movie, Hoitz actually shows the correct method of firing akimbo (yes, it can be done accurately), by aiming each gun independently before firing, instead of just pointing in the general direction of the target and firing both guns simultaneously.

** Straightlaced Gamble acts that way because of a DarkAndTroubledPast as a (literal) pimp in college. Now he's also a software expert.
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** Straightlaced Straight-laced Gamble acts that way because of a DarkAndTroubledPast as a (literal) pimp in college. Now he's also a software expert.

* HotPursuit
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* %%* HotPursuit

*** "Someone's been playing GrandTheftAuto."

* InsultBackfire / SidetrackedByTheAnalogy: Involving lions and tuna.

** JerkWithAHeartOfGold * JugglingLoadedGuns
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** %%* JerkWithAHeartOfGold * %%* JugglingLoadedGuns

* NotTheFallThatKillsYou: '''Subverted.'''
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* NotTheFallThatKillsYou: '''Subverted.'''Subverted. Highsmith and Danson die when they jump off a building.

* RealityEnsues: The UnflinchingWalk doesn't work here. ** This is also how The Rock's and Sam Jackson's characters died early in the movie. * ReassignedToAntarctica: What happened to Hoitz after he accidentally shot Derek Jeter. ** Becomes an IronicEcho when it happens to both Hoitz and Gamble later on. While Hoitz learns to mellow out for the first time in his life, Gamble TookALevelInBadass.
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* RealityEnsues: RealityEnsues: ** The UnflinchingWalk doesn't work here. ** This is also how The Rock's and Sam Jackson's characters died early in the movie. movie. Turns out jumping off a building is quite frequently fatal. * ReassignedToAntarctica: What happened to Hoitz after he accidentally shot Derek Jeter. ** Jeter. Becomes an IronicEcho when it happens to both Hoitz and Gamble later on. While Hoitz learns to mellow out for the first time in his life, Gamble TookALevelInBadass.

* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Gamble and Hoitz, of course. [[spoiler:Then gradually Deconstructed.]]
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* %%* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Gamble and Hoitz, of course. [[spoiler:Then gradually Deconstructed.]]

* SidetrackedByTheAnalogy: Allen does this frequently.
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* SidetrackedByTheAnalogy: Allen does this frequently.frequently, most notably Holtz' rant about how much he hates Allen gets sidetracked into a scenario wherein tuna construct robotic landwalking devices and begin hunting down and eating lions.

* StuffBlowingUp
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* %%* StuffBlowingUp

* TakeThat: Hoitz is told by a fellow cop that he should have shot A-Rod instead of Jeter.
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* TakeThat: Hoitz is told by a fellow cop that he should have shot A-Rod Alex Rodriguez instead of Jeter.

* {{Troperrific}}
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* %%* {{Troperrific}}

* UnflinchingWalk: Averted, but...
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* UnflinchingWalk: Averted, but...then immediately lampshaded.

* WhatWereYouThinking
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* %%* WhatWereYouThinking

* WrongGenreSavvy: Wahlberg's character seems to be forcibly trying to turn his life into a [[BuddyCopShow buddy cop action movie]], and for the most part, he kind of succeeds, except for his insistence that the bad guys must be connected to [[DrugsAreBad drugs]] somehow.
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* WrongGenreSavvy: WrongGenreSavvy: ** Wahlberg's character seems to be forcibly trying to turn his life into a [[BuddyCopShow buddy cop action movie]], and for the most part, he kind of succeeds, except for his insistence that the bad guys must be connected to [[DrugsAreBad drugs]] somehow.
24th Oct '15 7:03:19 PM rikalous
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* TheHeavy: Roger Wesley is for all intents and purposes the main villain. Nominally [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Pamela Boardman]] (who hired Wesley to keep an eye on Ershon and ordered Ershon to get back 'her' money) is the BigBad but she seems entirely detached from any actual direct machinations.

* TheHeavy: Roger Wesley is for all intents and purposes the main villain. Nominally [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Pamela Boardman]] (who hired Wesley to keep an eye on Ershon and ordered Ershon to get back 'her' money) is the BigBad but she seems entirely detached from any actual direct machinations.** "These braised ribs taste like a dog's asshole."

* TastesLikeFeet : "These braised ribs taste like a dog's asshole."
10th Oct '15 6:53:46 PM Ma35tro
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* BlackDudeDiesFirst: Creator/SamuelLJackson and DwayneJohnson's supercop characters have this happen to them early in the flick, when one of their death defying moments of glory goes horribly wrong. They leap off a building with no conveniently placed item to break their fall.
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* BlackDudeDiesFirst: Creator/SamuelLJackson and DwayneJohnson's supercop characters have this happen to them early in the flick, when one of their death defying moments of glory goes horribly wrong. They leap off a building with no [[BenevolentArchitecture conveniently placed item to break their fall.fall]].

* EpicFail: With Danson and Highsmith [[spoiler:"Aim for the bushes"]]
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* EpicFail: With Danson and Highsmith [[spoiler:"Aim Highsmith: [[spoiler:[[LeapOfFaith "Aim for the bushes"]]bushes"]]]]
27th Sep '15 4:53:54 AM NateThePrate
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* CowboyCop: Detectives Danson and Highsmith are the standard badass version while Detective Hoitz tries to be this and drags [[ByTheBookCop Gamble]] along for the ride. It's deconstructed with Danson and Highsmith, as they both [[TooDumbToLive leap to their deaths]] in pursuit of the jewel thieves, [[DisproportionateRetribution cause millions of dollars of property damage over a very small amount of marijuana]] and Mauch even notes that they weren't even good cops.
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* CowboyCop: Detectives Danson and Highsmith are the standard badass version while Detective Hoitz tries to be this and drags [[ByTheBookCop Gamble]] along for the ride. It's deconstructed with Danson and Highsmith, as they both [[spoiler: [[TooDumbToLive leap to their deaths]] in pursuit of the jewel thieves, thieves ]], [[DisproportionateRetribution cause millions of dollars of property damage over a very small amount of marijuana]] and Mauch even notes that they weren't even good cops.
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