History Film / TheSidehackers

2nd Sep '17 1:33:16 PM HalcyonDayz
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The film is best known for its appearance on ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'', which wound up changing the show's history. The creators of ''MST3K'' were unaware of and unprepared for the graphic rape/murder scene, which horrified them so much that they altered the process for screening films; from this point forward, all potential movies would be screened in their entirety '''before''' being chosen for inclusion on the show. For more info on the episode, please go to the [[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S02E02TheSidehackers episode recap page]]. The original uncut film can be seen starting [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMuF2XvPEO0 here.]]

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The film is best known for its appearance on ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'', which wound up changing the show's history. The creators of ''MST3K'' ''[=MST3K=]'' were unaware of and unprepared for the graphic rape/murder scene, which horrified them so much that they altered the process for screening films; from this point forward, all potential movies would be screened in their entirety '''before''' being chosen for inclusion on the show. For more info on the episode, please go to the [[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S02E02TheSidehackers episode recap page]]. The original uncut film can be seen starting [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMuF2XvPEO0 here.]]



* HalfwayPlotSwitch: ...with perhaps echoes of FirstLawOfTragicomedies. The film starts off as a goofy, cheesy motor-sport flick about Sidehacking. Then, after his initial comically-disastrous introduction, J.C. has that blow-up during dinner....then it gets dark from there. This was the main reason those at [[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 MST3K]] picked this movie to begin with. They were expecting a goofy, "hep-cat", teeny-bopper motor-sport flick, not a dark "Murder-Rape-Revenge" flick.

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* HalfwayPlotSwitch: ...with perhaps echoes of FirstLawOfTragicomedies. The film starts off as a goofy, cheesy motor-sport flick about Sidehacking. Then, after his initial comically-disastrous introduction, J.C. has that blow-up during dinner....then it gets dark from there. This was the main reason those at [[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 MST3K]] ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' picked this movie to begin with. They were expecting a goofy, "hep-cat", teeny-bopper motor-sport flick, not a dark "Murder-Rape-Revenge" flick.



* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: JC. That bit where he starts yelling at Nero, the sound goes out and the [[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 MST3K]] crew yells at him to shut up? Yeah, it's just what you're thinking.

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* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: JC. That bit where he starts yelling at Nero, the sound goes out and the [[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 MST3K]] ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' crew yells at him to shut up? Yeah, it's just what you're thinking.
18th Aug '17 5:06:21 AM starofjusticev21
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* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment:
--> '''Race Announcer''':"Who, I might add, is no newcomer to this thrilling new sport!"
17th Aug '17 4:58:37 PM starofjusticev21
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* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment:
--> '''Race Announcer''':"Who, I might add, is no newcomer to this thrilling new sport!"



** Well; Just short of ShootTheShaggyDog. If it's of any consolation to anyone, it is implied that the cops catch and arrest J.C. They were arriving on the seen just as [[spoiler: JC shoots Rommel to death]]. [[note]]Also; If you believe in an afterlife, you could perhaps imagine that Rommel and Rita are [[TogetherInDeath reunited there]], living HappilyEverAfter.[[/note]]

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** Well; Just short of ShootTheShaggyDog. If it's of any consolation to anyone, it is implied that the cops catch and arrest J.C. They were arriving on the seen scene just as [[spoiler: JC shoots Rommel to death]]. [[note]]Also; If you believe in an afterlife, you could perhaps imagine that Rommel and Rita are [[TogetherInDeath reunited there]], living HappilyEverAfter.[[/note]]
2nd Jun '17 8:01:33 AM MarkLungo
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For the ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' version, please go to the [[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S02E02TheSidehackers episode recap page]]. The original uncut film can be seen starting [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMuF2XvPEO0 here.]]

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The film is best known for its appearance on ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'', which wound up changing the show's history. The creators of ''MST3K'' were unaware of and unprepared for the graphic rape/murder scene, which horrified them so much that they altered the process for screening films; from this point forward, all potential movies would be screened in their entirety '''before''' being chosen for inclusion on the show. For more info on the ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' version, episode, please go to the [[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S02E02TheSidehackers episode recap page]]. The original uncut film can be seen starting [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMuF2XvPEO0 here.]]
2nd Jun '17 7:54:25 AM MarkLungo
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** Well; Just short of ShootTheShaggyDog. If it's of any consolation to anyone, it is implied that the cops catch and arrest J.C. They were arriving on the seen just as [[spoiler: JC shoots Rommel to death]]. [[note]]Also; If you believe in an afterlife, you could perhaps imagine that Rommel and Rita are reunited there, living HappilyEverAfter.[[/note]]

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** Well; Just short of ShootTheShaggyDog. If it's of any consolation to anyone, it is implied that the cops catch and arrest J.C. They were arriving on the seen just as [[spoiler: JC shoots Rommel to death]]. [[note]]Also; If you believe in an afterlife, you could perhaps imagine that Rommel and Rita are [[TogetherInDeath reunited there, there]], living HappilyEverAfter.[[/note]]



** And the hero's named after a [[ThoseWackyNazis Nazi]] [[WorldWarTwo General.]]

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** And the hero's named after a [[ThoseWackyNazis Nazi]] [[WorldWarTwo [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII General.]]



** "Five the Hard Way" [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial definitely has nothing to do]] with the Jack Nicholson movie ''Film/FiveEasyPieces'', released earlier the same year.

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** "Five the Hard Way" [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial definitely has nothing to do]] with the Jack Nicholson Creator/JackNicholson movie ''Film/FiveEasyPieces'', released earlier the same year.
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5th Dec '16 3:41:22 PM Xtifr
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'''''The Sidehackers''''' (aka ''Five The Hard Way'') is a 1969 ExploitationFilm which follows the attempts of a garage mechanic and amateur motorcycle racer to avenge the rape and murder of his girlfriend.

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'''''The Sidehackers''''' ''The Sidehackers'' (aka ''Five The Hard Way'') is a 1969 ExploitationFilm which follows the attempts of a garage mechanic and amateur motorcycle racer to avenge the rape and murder of his girlfriend.
10th Nov '16 5:09:57 PM SpukiKitty
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* BittersweetEnding: Though the story is a DownerEnding, it could be seen as a bittersweet one [[FromACertainPointOfView from a certain point of view]]. Almost everyone, including the hero, gets killed (while the villain lives)....but the villain is implied to get arrested afterwards. Rommel's friend at the garage knew a bit about what was going on and even asked Rommel, "Why don't you just call the police?". In a nutshell; The whole flick boils down to J.C. having KarmaHoudiniWarranty[[note]]J.C. will eventually be punished with either Life or the Death Penalty[[/note]] and the stupidity of not calling law enforcement to do their job.

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* BittersweetEnding: Though the story is a DownerEnding, it could be seen as a bittersweet one [[FromACertainPointOfView from a certain point of view]]. Almost everyone, including the hero, gets killed (while the villain lives)....but the villain is implied to get arrested afterwards. Rommel's friend at the garage knew a bit about what was going on and even asked Rommel, "Why don't you just call the police?". In a nutshell; The whole flick boils down to J.C. having KarmaHoudiniWarranty[[note]]J.C. will eventually be punished with either Life or the Death Penalty[[/note]] and the stupidity of not calling law enforcement to do their job.job [[note]]Which was probably the {{Aesop}} of this whole story to begin with[[/note]].
10th Nov '16 5:07:27 PM SpukiKitty
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* BittersweetEnding: Though the story is a DownerEnding, it could be seen as a bittersweet one [[FromACertainPointOfView from a certain point of view]]. Almost everyone, including the hero, gets killed (while the villain lives)....but the villain is implied to get arrested afterwards. Rommel's friend at the garage knew a bit about what was going on and even asked Rommel, "Why don't you just call the police?". In a nutshell; The whole flick boils down to J.C. having KarmaHoudiniWarranty[[note]]J.C. will eventually be punished with either Life or the Death Penalty[[/note]] and the stupidity of not calling law enforcement to do their job.


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** Well; Just short of ShootTheShaggyDog. If it's of any consolation to anyone, it is implied that the cops catch and arrest J.C. They were arriving on the seen just as [[spoiler: JC shoots Rommel to death]]. [[note]]Also; If you believe in an afterlife, you could perhaps imagine that Rommel and Rita are reunited there, living HappilyEverAfter.[[/note]]


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* KarmaHoudiniWarranty: As downer-riffic the movie is, J.C. still gets arrested. The cops were just pulling up at the end of the big fight and saw what happened to Rommel. J.C's bound to have quite a rap-sheet. It's either "Life" or "The Chair" for the psychopath.
2nd Oct '16 2:08:20 PM ThallianGold
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* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: The titular sidehacking competition largely occurs off-camera, focusing instead on the in-universe audience's [[DullSurprise unimpressive reactions.]]
28th Aug '16 12:16:01 AM CaptainMar-Vell92
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* BigGuyFatalitySyndrome: Big Jake is the first one of Rommel's team to die.
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