History Film / ThreeTheHardWay

10th Dec '16 3:12:20 AM Morgenthaler
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* CaliforniaDoubling: While in Chicago, Jimmy and Jagger escape being killed by mooks; they chase one out of an elevated train station, around a building and into an amusement arcade. The arcade is ''The Pike'', part of an amusement park that was in Long Beach, California from about 1930 to 1990.
2nd Jul '16 10:39:45 PM Tdarcos
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Eventually the protagonists discover that House escaped from the compound of one "Mr. Feather" (Jay Robinson), a rich white-supremacist who has hired a scientist to develop a chemical that can be released into the public water supply, that will kill anyone who is "black, brown or tan." The white supremacist is targeting three cities: UsefulNotes/WashingtonDC, UsefulNotes/LosAngeles and UsefulNotes/{{Detroit}}; all cities with very high black populations.

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Eventually the protagonists discover that House escaped from the compound of one "Mr. Feather" Monroe Feather (Jay Robinson), a rich white-supremacist who has hired a scientist to develop a chemical that can be released into the public water supply, that will kill anyone who is "black, brown or tan." The white supremacist is targeting three cities: UsefulNotes/WashingtonDC, UsefulNotes/LosAngeles and UsefulNotes/{{Detroit}}; all cities with very high black populations.
29th Jun '16 11:56:48 PM Tdarcos
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* NothingCanStopUsNow: Feather makes a speech announcing this, not knowing [[spoiler: the three heroes each stop the mooks from poisoning the three water supplies and are coming to destroy his ability to repeat the attempt, ''and'' put a couple hundred caps in his ass. Oh yeah, and get Wendy back.]]
5th Feb '16 4:31:46 PM Ohio9
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-->'''Crooked Cop:''' (looking at driver's license) Your name is ''Mister'' Keyes? What kind of a name is 'Mister'?
-->'''Keyes:''' My momma wanted me to get some respect.


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* WhoNamesTheirKidDude: Mister Keys is stopped by a police officer who demands to see his driver's license, leading to this exchange:
-->'''Cop:''' "Mister Keys? Now what kind of first name is that? Mister?"
-->'''Mister Keys:''' "My mama wanted people to show me respect."
6th Jan '16 8:22:43 PM Tdarcos
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* PayPhone: Jimmy is lured to one to try to get Wendy back. He is almost run over by a dump truck.
24th Aug '15 11:24:33 AM Tdarcos
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* TechnicalPacifist: Mister Keyes will kill, but only with his bare hands, feet, etc. If for some reason he finds a gun, he will discard it.
21st Aug '15 11:36:37 PM Morgenthaler
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16th May '15 3:53:43 PM Prfnoff
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1974's ''Three the Hard Way'' is one of the best of the 1970s {{Blaxploitation}} films, in which three men have to stop a genocidal maniac from killing all of the blacks in three American cities.

A black man, whose name we discover later is House, escapes from some sort of prison-like facility, and is shot in the process. He forces a couple of MakeOutKids from a vacant lot nearby to drive him to see Jimmy Lait, a wealthy friend who takes him to a hospital (still using the Make-Out Kid's car!). Jimmy's girlfriend Wendy persuades him to go back to his recording studio; she promises to watch House and call Jimmy if anything changes. It turns out House was being held at the private armed compound of a wealthy man, not a prison. Some henchmen go to the hospital, use a cherry picker to sneak into his room undetected, and assassinate him. Wendy walks into his room just after he's killed, and the men kidnap her.

Jimmy goes to Chicago, visits his friend Jagger to ask for help, and is ambushed by more of the men from the compound. They go to New York to get a third friend named Mister Keyes for more assistance, and are attacked a third time. This round, one of the henchmen survives long enough to be interrogated.

Eventually the protagonists discover that House escaped from the compound of one "Mr. Feather", a rich white-supremacist who has hired a scientist to develop a chemical that can be released into the public water supply, that will kill negroes (along with anyone else who is "black, brown or tan"). The white supremacist is targeting three cities: UsefulNotes/WashingtonDC, UsefulNotes/LosAngeles and UsefulNotes/{{Detroit}}; all cities with very high black populations.

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1974's ''Three the Hard Way'' is one of the best of the 1970s an Creator/AlliedArtists {{Blaxploitation}} films, film, in which three men have to stop a genocidal maniac from killing all of the blacks in three American cities.

A black man, man (Junero Jennings), whose name we discover later is House, escapes from some sort of prison-like facility, and is shot in the process. He forces a couple of MakeOutKids from a vacant lot nearby to drive him to see Jimmy Lait, Lait (former [[UsefulNotes/NationalFootballLeague Cleveland Browns]] fullback Jim Brown), a wealthy friend who takes him to a hospital (still using the Make-Out Kid's car!). Jimmy's girlfriend Wendy Kane (Sheila Frazier) persuades him to go back to his recording studio; she promises to watch House and call Jimmy if anything changes. It turns out House was being held at the private armed compound of a wealthy man, not a prison. Some henchmen go to the hospital, use a cherry picker to sneak into his room undetected, and assassinate him. Wendy walks into his room just after he's killed, and the men kidnap her.

Jimmy goes to Chicago, UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}}, visits his friend Jagger Daniels (Fred Williamson) to ask for help, and is ambushed by more of the men from the compound. They go to New York UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity to get a third friend named Mister Keyes (Jim Kelly) for more assistance, and are attacked a third time. This round, one of the henchmen survives long enough to be interrogated.

Eventually the protagonists discover that House escaped from the compound of one "Mr. Feather", Feather" (Jay Robinson), a rich white-supremacist who has hired a scientist to develop a chemical that can be released into the public water supply, that will kill negroes (along with anyone else who is "black, brown or tan"). tan." The white supremacist is targeting three cities: UsefulNotes/WashingtonDC, UsefulNotes/LosAngeles and UsefulNotes/{{Detroit}}; all cities with very high black populations.




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2nd Apr '15 10:15:23 PM Tdarcos
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* JackBauerInterrogationTechnique: Three gorgeous chicks on motorcycles (see {{Fanservice}} above) show up to have some fun with one of Feather's {{mooks}}. When Keyes asks Jagger if he's dated any of them or if these women might be worth dating, even Jagger admits to him, "they are strictly business; you do not want to know these ladies socially." The women's idea of "fun" so terrifies the mook that he starts talking (see TortureTechnican below). Only problem is [[spoiler:they kind of scare him into cardiac arrest, and the women are disappointed that their fun ends early.]]

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* JackBauerInterrogationTechnique: Three gorgeous chicks on motorcycles (see {{Fanservice}} above) show up to have some fun with one of Feather's {{mooks}}. When Keyes asks Jagger if he's dated any of them or if these women might be worth dating, even Jagger admits to him, "they are strictly business; you do not want to know these ladies socially." The women's idea of "fun" so terrifies the mook that he starts talking (see TortureTechnican TortureTechnician below). Only problem is [[spoiler:they kind of scare him into cardiac arrest, and the women are disappointed that their fun ends early.]]
2nd Apr '15 10:14:05 PM Tdarcos
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* JackBauerInterrogationTechnique: Three gorgeous chicks on motorcycles (see {{Fanservice}} above) show up to have some fun with one of Feather's {{mooks}}. When Keyes asks Jagger if he's dated any of them or if these women might be worth dating, even Jagger admits to him, "they are strictly business; you do not want to know these ladies socially." The women's idea of "fun" so terrifies the mook that he starts talking. Only problem is they kind of scare him into cardiac arrest, and the women are disappointed that their fun ends early.

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* JackBauerInterrogationTechnique: Three gorgeous chicks on motorcycles (see {{Fanservice}} above) show up to have some fun with one of Feather's {{mooks}}. When Keyes asks Jagger if he's dated any of them or if these women might be worth dating, even Jagger admits to him, "they are strictly business; you do not want to know these ladies socially." The women's idea of "fun" so terrifies the mook that he starts talking. talking (see TortureTechnican below). Only problem is they [[spoiler:they kind of scare him into cardiac arrest, and the women are disappointed that their fun ends early.]]
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