History Film / TheOtherGuys

29th May '17 5:40:38 PM voidgod
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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.

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** Subverted once. 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. He gets in trouble for it.
20th May '17 5:19:58 PM nombretomado
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* {{Homage}}: David Ershon bandies the buzzword "excess" in his speech, just as [[WallStreet Gordon Gekko did with "greed".]]

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* {{Homage}}: David Ershon bandies the buzzword "excess" in his speech, just as [[WallStreet [[Film/WallStreet Gordon Gekko did with "greed".]]
4th Mar '17 11:30:05 AM nombretomado
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''The Other Guys'' focuses on two New York City police detectives Allen Gamble and Terry Hoitz (Creator/WillFerrell and MarkWahlberg) that have been office pencil pushers for years, while the station's two top cops Highsmith and Danson (Creator/SamuelLJackson and [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson]]) garner praise from not only the NYPD, but from the entire city for their cowboy, take-no-prisoners antics.

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''The Other Guys'' focuses on two New York City police detectives Allen Gamble and Terry Hoitz (Creator/WillFerrell and MarkWahlberg) Creator/MarkWahlberg) that have been office pencil pushers for years, while the station's two top cops Highsmith and Danson (Creator/SamuelLJackson and [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson]]) garner praise from not only the NYPD, but from the entire city for their cowboy, take-no-prisoners antics.
6th Feb '17 4:23:10 PM TheNewBig
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* DomesticAbuse: He never gets physical, but Allen Gamble ([[MoralDissonance one of the heroes]]) is emotionally abusive to his wife to a rather disturbing extent, vigorously and repeatedly insulting her physical appearance, sense of style, cooking ability and calling her an adulterer and whore when she reveals that she is pregnant. This occurs both in private and in the presence of others. He later explains that he does this all because he fears that, if she ever realizes how truly beautiful she is, she will leave him; this makes things ''worse'', since it shows that he is aware that his actions are wrong and is [[MoralDissonance deliberately traumatizing his wife for his own ends]].

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* DomesticAbuse: He never gets physical, but Downplayed. Allen Gamble ([[MoralDissonance one of isn't ''nasty'' per se(except for the heroes]]) is emotionally abusive to instance when his split persona Gator takes over) just rather dismissive towards his wife to a rather disturbing extent, vigorously and repeatedly insulting her physical appearance, sense of style, cooking ability and calling her an adulterer and whore when she reveals that she who he's utterly convinced is pregnant. This occurs both in private and in the presence of others. He plain. It's later explains that revealed [[spoiler: he does was deluding himself into believing this all because he fears that, if she ever realizes how truly beautiful she is, she will was afraid she'd leave him; this makes things ''worse'', since it shows that he is aware that his actions are wrong and is [[MoralDissonance deliberately traumatizing his wife him on account of thinking she's too good for his own ends]].him as he does.]]



** Those guys were also dangerously armed, and firing back at the cops too...

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** Those guys However it's justified as they were also dangerously armed, heavily armed and firing back shooting at the cops too...them.
6th Feb '17 2:05:21 PM creader
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* {{Mondegreen}}: Non-lyrical version: some people have misheard Gamble saying "I've always got Little River Band loaded" as "I've always got a little rubber band loaded", especially as he was showing how he could still cause pain with a wooden gun. "Six discs" after that sounds more like ammo than [=CDs=].
** For a more direct version, look no further than "Monday, Monday" by the Mamas and the Papas.
** "...while their very particles were burned." [[note]]The final line in Allen and co's "rich history" song. It's actually "while their Harry Potter books were burned."[[/note]]
31st Dec '16 10:25:55 AM nombretomado
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''The Other Guys'' focuses on two New York City police detectives Allen Gamble and Terry Hoitz (Creator/WillFerrell and MarkWahlberg) that have been office pencil pushers for years, while the station's two top cops Highsmith and Danson (Creator/SamuelLJackson and [[DwayneJohnson Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson]]) garner praise from not only the NYPD, but from the entire city for their cowboy, take-no-prisoners antics.

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''The Other Guys'' focuses on two New York City police detectives Allen Gamble and Terry Hoitz (Creator/WillFerrell and MarkWahlberg) that have been office pencil pushers for years, while the station's two top cops Highsmith and Danson (Creator/SamuelLJackson and [[DwayneJohnson [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson]]) garner praise from not only the NYPD, but from the entire city for their cowboy, take-no-prisoners antics.



* 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 Wrestling/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.



* 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]].

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* BlackDudeDiesFirst: Creator/SamuelLJackson and DwayneJohnson's Wrestling/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]].



* GoryDiscretionShot: [[spoiler:[[SubvertedTrope Completely subverted]]. We get to watch DwayneJohnson and Creator/SamuelLJackson fall to their deaths, without any scene cut whatsoever, including when they hit the ground. However, it isn't actually all that gory either.]]

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* GoryDiscretionShot: [[spoiler:[[SubvertedTrope Completely subverted]]. We get to watch DwayneJohnson Wrestling/DwayneJohnson and Creator/SamuelLJackson fall to their deaths, without any scene cut whatsoever, including when they hit the ground. However, it isn't actually all that gory either.]]
9th Dec '16 5:04:19 AM Morgenthaler
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* TooDumbToLive: Danson and Highsmith. [[BadAss Bad Asses]]? Indeed. So much so, that cheating death seems to be their calling card. And so, they decide to test just how badass they are [[spoiler:''by jumping off of a 20-story building to chase the bad guys.'' It ends [[NotTheFallThatKillsYou just about as well as you'd expect.]]]]

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* TooDumbToLive: Danson and Highsmith. [[BadAss Bad Asses]]? Badasses? Indeed. So much so, that cheating death seems to be their calling card. And so, they decide to test just how badass they are [[spoiler:''by jumping off of a 20-story building to chase the bad guys.'' It ends [[NotTheFallThatKillsYou just about as well as you'd expect.]]]]
8th Dec '16 6:30:52 AM kquinn0830
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* NeverLiveItDown: Terry once accidentally shot Derek Jeter. This gets brought up a lot. [[invoked]]

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* NeverLiveItDown: Terry once accidentally shot Derek Jeter. This gets brought up a lot.so much that his nickname around the precinct is "Yankee Clipper". [[invoked]]
23rd Nov '16 12:20:20 AM Ereiam
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** Then Allen goes on to explain in length how him and his school of tuna, having acquired a taste for lion, would proceed to establish a beachhead and construct some breathing apparatus to hunt Terry's pride on land.

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** Then Allen goes on to explain in length how him he and his school of tuna, having acquired a taste for lion, would proceed to establish a beachhead and construct some breathing apparatus to hunt Terry's pride on land.
16th Aug '16 5:24:35 PM morenohijazo
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* CasualHighDrop: Police Officers Highsmith and Danson (played by Creator/SamuelLJackson and Wrestling/DwayneJohnson respectively) attempt this. At one point while they are pursuing suspects on foot in which they are on the roof of an eight story building, they find the suspects going down a set of fire escape stairs. Instead of going down the stairs, one of the officers says they should jump off the building onto an awning below to beat them to ground. However as RealityEnsues, they end up missing the awning (which even then wouldn't have helped as (the [[JustForFun/TropesExaminedByTheMythBusters Mythbusters have shown by testing this trope in the past]]) they would have received severe injuries which would have prevented them from continuing their pursuit anyway) and died on impact.
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