History Film / TheTuxedo

8th Dec '15 6:16:10 PM Kalaong
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->...In the year 2001, $35 billion worth of bottled water was consumed worldwide. Today, bottled water costs more per gallon than gasoline. We, my friends, are the new oil barons.
8th Dec '15 6:12:24 PM Kalaong
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* CoolClearWater: Parodied. Opens with a shot of a pure mountain stream, and then shows a deer urinating in it.

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* CoolClearWater: Parodied. Opens [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFRepsKKfVo Opens]] with a shot of a pure mountain stream, and then shows a deer urinating in it.it - and follows the water as it is bottled by Banning Springs.
29th Jul '15 9:20:38 PM Rippingtons60
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* EmbarrassingPassword: The rendezvous code phrase Del provides to Jimmy, thinking he's Devlin, is "Nice breasts." The return phrase is "Thanks, I didn't wear my bra today." Apparently somebody in Del's agency had a leave of common sense and common decency, and HilarityEnsues.

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* EmbarrassingPassword: The rendezvous code phrase Del provides to Jimmy, thinking he's Devlin, is "Nice breasts.rack." The return phrase is "Thanks, I didn't wear "I forgot my bra today.bra." Apparently somebody in Del's agency had a leave of common sense and common decency, and HilarityEnsues.
31st Dec '14 12:17:34 PM nombretomado
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Jimmy Tong (JackieChan) is a New York taxi driver. After escorting a mysterious woman to her destination at breakneck speed, she recruits him to be the chauffeur of Film/JamesBond {{Expy}} Clark Devlin (Jason Isaacs), who is hot on Banning's trail. After an attempt on Devlin's life lands him in a hospital, he tells Jimmy to [[ImDyingPleaseTakeMyMacGuffin take his tuxedo]] and [[TakeUpMySword stand-in for him]]. Jimmy promptly finds that Devlin's tuxedo is a $2 billion dollar [[ClothesMakeTheSuperman power suit]] that allows the wearer to do kung-fu, [[WallCrawl walk on walls]] [[CeilingCling and ceilings]], and dance really well (among other things). He and CSA agent Del Blaine (JenniferLoveHewitt), who presumes him to be Devlin and is thus more than a little confused at his ineptitude, team up to bring Banning down.

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Jimmy Tong (JackieChan) is a New York taxi driver. After escorting a mysterious woman to her destination at breakneck speed, she recruits him to be the chauffeur of Film/JamesBond {{Expy}} Clark Devlin (Jason Isaacs), who is hot on Banning's trail. After an attempt on Devlin's life lands him in a hospital, he tells Jimmy to [[ImDyingPleaseTakeMyMacGuffin take his tuxedo]] and [[TakeUpMySword stand-in for him]]. Jimmy promptly finds that Devlin's tuxedo is a $2 billion dollar [[ClothesMakeTheSuperman power suit]] that allows the wearer to do kung-fu, [[WallCrawl walk on walls]] [[CeilingCling and ceilings]], and dance really well (among other things). He and CSA agent Del Blaine (JenniferLoveHewitt), (Creator/JenniferLoveHewitt), who presumes him to be Devlin and is thus more than a little confused at his ineptitude, team up to bring Banning down.
21st Dec '14 2:33:45 PM StFan
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!!This film provides examples of:

* AllAsiansKnowMartialArts[=/=]InterchangeableAsianCultures: Double-lampshaded after Jimmy nearly gets beat up by a bike messenger after accidentally opening his taxi door into him.
--> '''Jimmy's friend:''' Hey, I thought all you Chinese people knew karate.\\
'''Jimmy:''' ''(tiredly)'' Not everyone Chinese is Creator/BruceLee.
** The less-obvious LampshadeHanging here is that karate is a ''Japanese'' art, not Chinese.
* AsHimself: JamesBrown!

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!!This film provides examples of:

!!Tropes:

* AllAsiansKnowMartialArts[=/=]InterchangeableAsianCultures: Double-lampshaded AllAsiansKnowMartialArts: Subverted after Jimmy nearly gets beat up by a bike messenger after accidentally opening his taxi door into him.
--> '''Jimmy's -->'''Jimmy's friend:''' Hey, I thought all you Chinese people knew karate.\\
'''Jimmy:''' ''(tiredly)'' (''tiredly'') Not everyone Chinese is Creator/BruceLee.
** The less-obvious LampshadeHanging here is that karate is a ''Japanese'' art, not Chinese.
* AsHimself: JamesBrown!Music/JamesBrown!



-->'''Del:''' "This is the part where 50 CSA agents come storming in to haul you, your pretentious accent and those jackass sideburns to prison, where they only serve [[PunctuatedForEmphasis HIGHLY! CHLORINATED! TAPWATER!!]]"\\

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-->'''Del:''' "This This is the part where 50 CSA agents come storming in to haul you, your pretentious accent and those jackass sideburns to prison, where they only serve [[PunctuatedForEmphasis HIGHLY! CHLORINATED! TAPWATER!!]]"\\TAPWATER!!]]\\



* BlackComedyRape: the scene where Banning's girlfriend tries to get into Jimmy's pants.
* BulletProofFashionPlate: Parodied.
* CasualDangerDialog: when Jimmy's taxi screams across the city with Debi Mazar in the back seat, still able to apply her makeup.

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* BlackComedyRape: the The scene where Banning's girlfriend tries to get into Jimmy's pants.
* BulletProofFashionPlate: Parodied.
Parodied. The Tuxedo always comes out unmarred despite all the stunts befalling Jimmy.
* CasualDangerDialog: when Jimmy's taxi screams across the city with Debi Mazar Steena (Debi Mazar) in the back seat, still able to apply her makeup.



* CeilingCling / WallCrawl: Interestingly; after Jimmy discovers these abilities when trying on the tux for the first time, he hardly uses them afterwards.
* ChekhovsGun: Among other things, the tuxedo automatically lights other people's cigarettes. [[spoiler: Jimmy activates this function when Banning wears the tuxedo to keep himself from getting strangled to death]].
* ClothesMakeTheSuperman: The whole point.

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* CeilingCling / WallCrawl: Interestingly; after Jimmy discovers these abilities when trying on CeilingCling: Another ability granted by the tux for the first time, he hardly uses them afterwards.
Tuxedo.
* ChekhovsGun: Among other things, the tuxedo automatically lights other people's cigarettes. [[spoiler: Jimmy [[spoiler:Jimmy activates this function when Banning wears the tuxedo to keep himself from getting strangled to death]].
* ClothesMakeTheSuperman: The whole point.point of the Tuxedo.



* {{Fanservice}}: from Jennifer Love Hewitt, with Debi Mazar thrown in for good measure.
* IKEAWeaponry: Has a sequence where Jackie Chan's character must assemble a rifle used to plant a listening device at long distance. Arguably justifies the 'use right away' scope due to the nature of his high tech tuxedo. Also the fact that the scope itself seems to be high tech as well, since it appears to have something like an auto targeting system [[FridgeBrilliance intended for fatal hits (when planting bugs, it takes down a Mook with a headshot]]).

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* {{Fanservice}}: from From Jennifer Love Hewitt, with Debi Mazar thrown in for good measure.
* IKEAWeaponry: Has a sequence where Jackie Chan's character Jimmy must assemble a rifle used to plant a listening device at long distance. Arguably justifies the 'use "use right away' away" scope due to the nature of his high tech high-tech tuxedo. Also the fact that the scope itself seems to be high tech high-tech as well, since it appears to have something like an auto targeting auto-targeting system [[FridgeBrilliance intended for fatal hits (when planting bugs, it takes down a Mook with a headshot]]).headshot)]].
* InterchangeableAsianCultures: The less-obvious LampshadeHanging here is that karate is a ''Japanese'' art, not Chinese.
-->'''Jimmy's friend:''' Hey, I thought all you Chinese people knew karate.



* NeckLift: Banning, wearing the Tuxedo, lifts both Jimmy Tong and Del Blaine, one in each hand, and start strangling them.



* ThemeNaming: Just as "Chon Wang" in ShanghaiNoon was intended to sound like JohnWayne, "Jimmy Tong" was apparently just to give Jackie the line [[TheNameIsBondJamesBond "Tong... James Tong."]]

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* ThemeNaming: Just as "Chon Wang" in ShanghaiNoon ''Film/ShanghaiNoon'' was intended to sound like JohnWayne, Creator/JohnWayne, "Jimmy Tong" was apparently just to give Jackie the line [[TheNameIsBondJamesBond "Tong... James Tong."]]



* ThrownFromTheZeppelin: Banning calls in an underling who criticizes his scheme and feeds him some of the dehydrating water, causing him to shrivel up and turn to dust. Also counts as NightmareFuel and BodyHorror.
** Actually, Banning admitted that it wasn't so much the criticizing but the guy's ridiculous haircut.
** And the criticism was valid for anyone but a megalomaniac seeking to poison everyone's drinking water. Specifically, Banning's quarterly projections assumed that everybody in the world would be drinking his water and nothing else.

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* ThrownFromTheZeppelin: Banning calls in an underling who criticizes his scheme and feeds him some of the dehydrating water, causing him to shrivel up and turn to dust. Also counts as NightmareFuel and BodyHorror.
** Actually,
BodyHorror. Although, Banning admitted that it wasn't so much the criticizing but the guy's ridiculous haircut.
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haircut. And the criticism was valid for anyone but a megalomaniac seeking to poison everyone's drinking water. Specifically, Banning's quarterly projections assumed that everybody in the world would be drinking his water and nothing else.



* WallCrawl: Interestingly, after Jimmy discovers this ability when trying on the tux for the first time, he hardly uses them afterwards.



* WithMyHandsTied: At one point, he ends up wearing only the pants of the tux and activates "pants only combat". Later, he fights off a bunch of mooks from all directions while keeping the queen water strider from escaping ''by keeping it in a glass that's pressed up against Del's '''face'''.''

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* WithMyHandsTied: WithMyHandsTied:
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At one point, he Jimmy ends up wearing only the pants of the tux and activates "pants only combat". "pants-only combat".
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Later, he fights off a bunch of mooks from all directions while keeping the queen water strider from escaping ''by keeping it in a glass that's pressed up against Del's '''face'''.''

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20th Dec '14 1:34:58 AM Yozzy
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* EmbarrassingPassword: The rendezvous code phrase Del provides to Jimmy, thinking he's Devlin, is "Nice breasts." The return phrase is "Thanks, I didn't wear my bra today." Apparently somebody in Del's agency had a leave of common sense and common decency, and HilarityEnsues.
25th Aug '14 10:22:58 AM Eagal
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* HeyItsThatGuy: [[Film/HarryPotter Lucius Malfoy]] is [[CaptainErsatz not-]]Film/JamesBond.
** The art museum's director has... [[Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway questionable]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMlpeMLqCxQ&t=3m45s credentials.]]
** The [[Creator/PeterStormare dorky scientist]] is [[{{Film/Constantine}} SATAN.]]
25th Aug '14 10:22:43 AM Eagal
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* SomewhereAnEntomologistIsCrying: Water striders do not have queens.
20th Mar '14 9:50:30 PM erforce
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Jimmy Tong (JackieChan) is a New York taxi driver. After escorting a mysterious woman to her destination at breakneck speed, she recruits him to be the chauffeur of JamesBond {{Expy}} Clark Devlin (Jason Isaacs), who is hot on Banning's trail. After an attempt on Devlin's life lands him in a hospital, he tells Jimmy to [[ImDyingPleaseTakeMyMacGuffin take his tuxedo]] and [[TakeUpMySword stand-in for him]]. Jimmy promptly finds that Devlin's tuxedo is a $2 billion dollar [[ClothesMakeTheSuperman power suit]] that allows the wearer to do kung-fu, [[WallCrawl walk on walls]] [[CeilingCling and ceilings]], and dance really well (among other things). He and CSA agent Del Blaine (JenniferLoveHewitt), who presumes him to be Devlin and is thus more than a little confused at his ineptitude, team up to bring Banning down.

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Jimmy Tong (JackieChan) is a New York taxi driver. After escorting a mysterious woman to her destination at breakneck speed, she recruits him to be the chauffeur of JamesBond Film/JamesBond {{Expy}} Clark Devlin (Jason Isaacs), who is hot on Banning's trail. After an attempt on Devlin's life lands him in a hospital, he tells Jimmy to [[ImDyingPleaseTakeMyMacGuffin take his tuxedo]] and [[TakeUpMySword stand-in for him]]. Jimmy promptly finds that Devlin's tuxedo is a $2 billion dollar [[ClothesMakeTheSuperman power suit]] that allows the wearer to do kung-fu, [[WallCrawl walk on walls]] [[CeilingCling and ceilings]], and dance really well (among other things). He and CSA agent Del Blaine (JenniferLoveHewitt), who presumes him to be Devlin and is thus more than a little confused at his ineptitude, team up to bring Banning down.



* HeyItsThatGuy: [[Film/HarryPotter Lucius Malfoy]] is [[CaptainErsatz not-]]JamesBond.

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* HeyItsThatGuy: [[Film/HarryPotter Lucius Malfoy]] is [[CaptainErsatz not-]]JamesBond.not-]]Film/JamesBond.
16th Feb '14 10:23:11 AM Quag15
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Jimmy Tong (JackieChan) is a New York taxi driver. After escorting a mysterious woman to her destination at breakneck speed, she recruits him to be the chauffeur of JamesBond {{Expy}} Clark Devlin (Jason Isaacs), who is hot on Banning's trail. After an attempt on Devlin's life lands him in a hospital, he tells Jimmy to [[ImDyingPleaseTakeMyMacGuffin take his tuxedo]] and [[TakeUpMySword stand-in for him]]. Jimmy promptly finds that Devlin's tuxedo is a $2 billion dollar [[ClothesMakeTheSuperman power suit]] that allows the wearer to do kung-fu, [[WallCrawl walk on walls]] [[CeilingCling and ceilings]], and dance really well (among other things). He and CSA agent Del Blaine (Jennifer Love Hewitt), who presumes him to be Devlin and is thus more than a little confused at his ineptitude, team up to bring Banning down.

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Jimmy Tong (JackieChan) is a New York taxi driver. After escorting a mysterious woman to her destination at breakneck speed, she recruits him to be the chauffeur of JamesBond {{Expy}} Clark Devlin (Jason Isaacs), who is hot on Banning's trail. After an attempt on Devlin's life lands him in a hospital, he tells Jimmy to [[ImDyingPleaseTakeMyMacGuffin take his tuxedo]] and [[TakeUpMySword stand-in for him]]. Jimmy promptly finds that Devlin's tuxedo is a $2 billion dollar [[ClothesMakeTheSuperman power suit]] that allows the wearer to do kung-fu, [[WallCrawl walk on walls]] [[CeilingCling and ceilings]], and dance really well (among other things). He and CSA agent Del Blaine (Jennifer Love Hewitt), (JenniferLoveHewitt), who presumes him to be Devlin and is thus more than a little confused at his ineptitude, team up to bring Banning down.
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