History Film / TheSidehackers

2nd Jun '17 8:01:33 AM MarkLungo
Is there an issue? Send a Message


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.]]

to:

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
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** 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]]

to:

** 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.]]

to:

** 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.

to:

** "Five the Hard Way" [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial definitely has nothing to do]] with the Jack Nicholson Creator/JackNicholson movie ''Film/FiveEasyPieces'', released earlier the same year.
year.
5th Dec '16 3:41:22 PM Xtifr
Is there an issue? Send a Message


'''''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.

to:

'''''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
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* 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.

to:

* 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
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* 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.


Added DiffLines:

** 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]]


Added DiffLines:

* 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
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* 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
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* BigGuyFatalitySyndrome: Big Jake is the first one of Rommel's team to die.
29th Apr '16 12:16:21 PM fruitstripegum
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* 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.

to:

* 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
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* TooDumbToLive: Gooch, did you really think anyone would believe you were shitting in the bushes for ''over an hour?''

to:

* 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
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* LostLoveMontage
* MeadowRun
* MightyGlacier: Big Jake.
* TheMole: Gooch

to:

* %%* LostLoveMontage
* %%* MeadowRun
* %%* MightyGlacier: Big Jake.
* %%* TheMole: Gooch
This list shows the last 10 events of 33. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Film.TheSidehackers