History Film / TheSidehackers

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.
29th Apr '16 12:16:21 PM fruitstripegum
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* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Paisley comes to regret lying about Rommel, saying she doesn't know who she hates more, JC or herself. She tells JC she wants to get away from him, which thrws JC into a rage and he strangles her, pushing him off the slippery slope.

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* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Paisley comes to regret lying about Rommel, saying she doesn't know who she hates more, JC or herself. She tells JC she wants to get away from him, which thrws throws JC into a rage and he strangles her, pushing him off the slippery slope.
30th Jan '16 1:23:41 PM Ohio9
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* TooDumbToLive: Gooch, did you really think anyone would believe you were shitting in the bushes for ''over an hour?''

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* TooDumbToLive: Gooch, TooDumbToLive:
**Gooch,
did you really think anyone would believe you were shitting in the bushes for ''over an hour?''hour?''
** Rommel tells his men "no guns" when they start the assault on JC's lair, even though every single one of JC's goons are packing heat.
9th Oct '15 2:09:27 PM HighCrate
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* LostLoveMontage
* MeadowRun
* MightyGlacier: Big Jake.
* TheMole: Gooch

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* %%* LostLoveMontage
* %%* MeadowRun
* %%* MightyGlacier: Big Jake.
* %%* TheMole: Gooch
2nd Sep '15 6:47:54 PM nombretomado
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For the ''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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For the ''MysteryScienceTheater3000'' ''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.]]
30th Aug '15 6:51:51 PM nombretomado
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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 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 MST3K [[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.



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