History Film / ThreeKings

11th Apr '17 10:04:06 AM Frankencastle
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** Major Gates' patches, Airborne, Ranger, and Special Forces tabs (meaning he completed the Special Forces qualifications course), and overall appearance is exactly what a SF soldier would wear.
** In one scene Major Gates disarms an Iraqi soldier who was threatening a women with a knife, and the hand to hand combat that he uses is the same technique that is taught and used by real life Special Forces.

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** Major Gates' patches, patches; Airborne, Ranger, and Special Forces tabs (meaning he completed the Special Forces qualifications course), and overall appearance is exactly what a SF soldier would wear.
** In one scene Major Gates disarms an Iraqi soldier who was threatening a women with a knife, and knife. And the hand to hand combat that he uses is the same technique that is taught and used by real life Special Forces.
23rd Dec '16 5:08:01 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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-->'''Troy''': Important enough to squeeze you're cheeks for.

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-->'''Troy''': Important enough to squeeze you're your cheeks for.
30th Oct '16 2:25:01 PM scaredinmate#94
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* {{Bowdlerise}}: Sadly, the TV edit was a pretty big victim of this. As numerous edits had to be made in order for the film to be "acceptable" under the standards of basic TV. A few notable examples include.

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* {{Bowdlerise}}: Sadly, the TV edit was a pretty big victim of this. As numerous edits had to be made in order for the film to be "acceptable" under the standards of basic TV. Such as removing most of the swearing along with some of the more violent parts of the film. A few notable examples include.



* SergeantRock: Subverted with Sergeant First Class Troy Barlow. Although he ''is'' a trained and capable officer in his own right. He's every bit as fallible as the rest of his squad, and addresses his troops in a more polite, nonchalant manner, as oppose to the more stern and harsh way that is common for this trope. He also isn't exactly gung-ho about going into battle, and is the most reluctant about wanting to continue on with the heist after a botched first attempt.

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* SergeantRock: Subverted with Sergeant First Class Troy Barlow. Although he ''is'' a trained and capable officer Sergeant in his own right. He's every bit as fallible as the rest of his squad, and addresses his troops in a more polite, nonchalant manner, as oppose to the more stern and harsh way that is common for this trope. He also isn't exactly gung-ho about going into battle, and is the most reluctant about wanting to continue on with the heist after a botched first attempt.



** Quite possibly the crowning example of this trope is how the filmakers hired an actual anti-Saddam dissident who along with his brother had personally defaced over ''300'' of Saddam's murals during the Gulf War. And in a ironic twist his job was to paint the murals of Saddam that are seen throughoutthe film. Shown their work indeed.
* SoundtrackDissonance: Watching a pair of American commandos charging into a village with the Beach Boys blaring in the background is quite jarring to say the least.

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** Quite possibly the crowning example of this trope is how the filmakers hired an actual anti-Saddam dissident who along with his brother had personally defaced over ''300'' of Saddam's murals during the Gulf War. And in a ironic twist his job was to paint the murals of Saddam that are seen throughoutthe throughout the film. Shown their work indeed.
* SoundtrackDissonance: Watching a pair of American commandos soldiers charging into a village with the Beach Boys blaring in the background is quite jarring to say the least.
30th Oct '16 2:18:53 PM scaredinmate#94
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** Quite possibly the crowning example of this trope is how the filmakers hired an actual anti-Saddam dissident who along with his brother had personally defaced over ''300'' of Saddam's murals during the Gulf War. And in a ironic twist his job was to paint the murals of Saddam that are seen throughoutthe film. Shown their work indeed.
30th Oct '16 1:59:07 PM scaredinmate#94
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* Bowdlerise: Sadly, the TV edit was a pretty big victim of this. As numerous edits had to be made in order for the film to be "acceptable" under the standards of basic TV. A few notable examples include.
** The scene in which a cow steps on a cluster bomb and has it's guts sprayed all over the lead characters is completely omitted from most TV edits. Which creates a bit of a plot hole as the average TV viewer is left wondering as to why the four leads are suddenly covered in blood for no inexplicable reason.

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* Bowdlerise: {{Bowdlerise}}: Sadly, the TV edit was a pretty big victim of this. As numerous edits had to be made in order for the film to be "acceptable" under the standards of basic TV. A few notable examples include.
** The scene in which a cow steps on a cluster bomb and has it's guts sprayed all over the lead characters is completely omitted from most TV edits. Which creates a bit of a plot hole as the average TV viewer is left wondering as to why the four leads are suddenly covered in blood for no inexplicable reason. reason.
** The execution of the innocent Iraqi woman is either exempt or has the scene cut away before the gruesome part is shown. Robbing the scene of it's emotional impact.
** Quite possibly the most ''egregious'' omittion from the film is the scene in which Major Gates describes the dangers of sepsis poisoning complete with a graphic shot of a bullet showing the effects of said poisoning. A scene which plays an important part later on in the film when two of the characters are shot. With one being shot in the chest and the other one dying from the aforementioned poisoning.
30th Oct '16 1:39:21 PM scaredinmate#94
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* Bowdlerise: Sadly, the TV edit was a pretty big victim of this. As numerous edits had to be made in order for the film to be "acceptable" under the standards of basic TV. A few notable examples include.
** The scene in which a cow steps on a cluster bomb and has it's guts sprayed all over the lead characters is completely omitted from most TV edits. Which creates a bit of a plot hole as the average TV viewer is left wondering as to why the four leads are suddenly covered in blood for no inexplicable reason.
28th Oct '16 4:24:49 PM scaredinmate#94
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* EarnYourHappyEnding: By the end of the adventure our heroes have been shot at, exposed to tear gas, with one of them being captured and put through a truly brutal torture process that involves electrocution and being forced to drink ''oil''. Said hero is eventually rescued by his comrades [[spoiler: but unfortunately one of the heroes is killed in the raid. And just as our heroes are about to be safely escort the Iraqi refugees across the Iraq/Iran border... they are stopped by the US military who arrest the heroes and have the Iraqi refugees recaptured. Thanks to some quick thinking on Major Gates part they are able to strike a deal with the US military and manage to get the refugees safe passage into Iran. However

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* EarnYourHappyEnding: By the end of the adventure our heroes have been shot at, exposed to tear gas, with one of them being captured and put through a truly brutal torture process that involves electrocution and being forced to drink ''oil''. Said hero is eventually rescued by his comrades [[spoiler: but unfortunately one of the heroes is killed in the raid. And just as our heroes are about to be safely escort the Iraqi refugees across the Iraq/Iran border... they are stopped by the US military who arrest the heroes and have the Iraqi refugees recaptured. Thanks to some quick thinking on Major Gates part they are able to strike a deal with the US military and manage to get the refugees safe passage into Iran. However our heroes are still expected to answer for their crimes in a federal court, but thanks to Adriana's reporting they are cleared of any charges and have more than ''earned'' their happy ending.]]



** [[spoiler: Chief Elgin left his job at the airport to go and work with Major Gates as a military advisor in Hollywood.]]
** [[spoiler: Troy Harlow has left his career in the military in favor of opening up a carpet store in Detroit.]]
* YanksWithTanks: The American military in Operation Desert Storm obviously.

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** [[spoiler: Chief Elgin left his job at the airport to go and work with Major Gates as a military advisor adviser in Hollywood.]]
** [[spoiler: Troy Harlow has left returned to his wife and daughter, and decides to leave behind his career in the military in favor of opening up a carpet store in Detroit.]]
* YanksWithTanks: The American military in Operation Desert Storm the Gulf War obviously.
28th Oct '16 4:17:20 PM scaredinmate#94
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* EarnYourHappyEnding: By the end of the adventure our heroes have been shot at, exposed to tear gas, with one of them being captured and put through a truly brutal torture process that involves electrocution and being forced to drink ''oil''. Said hero is eventually rescued by his comrades [[spoiler: but unfortunately one of the heroes is killed in the raid. And just as our heroes are about to be safely escort the Iraqi refugees across the Iraq/Iran border... they are stopped by the US military who arrest the heroes and have the Iraqi refugees recaptured. Thanks to some quick thinking on Major Gates part they are able to strike a deal with the US military and manage to get the refugees safe passage into Iran. However
26th Oct '16 2:21:49 PM scaredinmate#94
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* SexForServices: One of Adriana's rival reporters uses this in order to learn about her stories.

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* SexForServices: One of Adriana's rival reporters uses this Used by sleazy reporter Cathy Daitch in order to learn about her stories. get information out of Major Gates.
26th Oct '16 2:17:29 PM scaredinmate#94
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* {{Retirony}}: [[spoiler: Averted against ''all odds'' with Troy Harlow. Who throughout the events in the film is shot in the chest (while wearing a kevlar vest), exposed to tear gas, captured by Iraqi soldiers, brutally tortured, shot ''again'' (this time without a vest), and ''still'' survives to go home to his wife and new born daughter. In a tragic case of irony it's actually his friend Conrad (who self-admittedly has ''no'' family to go home to), who ends up ends up dying.]]

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* {{Retirony}}: [[spoiler: Averted against ''all odds'' with Troy Harlow.Barlow. Who throughout the events in the film is shot in the chest (while wearing a kevlar vest), exposed to tear gas, captured by Iraqi soldiers, brutally tortured, shot ''again'' (this time without a vest), and ''still'' survives to go home to his wife and new born daughter. In a tragic case of irony it's actually his friend Conrad (who self-admittedly has ''no'' family to go home to), who ends up ends up dying.]]
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