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29th Jan '16 8:49:39 AM Bulgaroktonos
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* BadCopIncompetentCop: The federal agents in To Live and Die in LA are a much greater danger to the public, themselves, and each other than the criminals they pursue.
18th Dec '15 8:14:29 AM Bulgaroktonos
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* Groin Attack: Done multiple times, by multiple characters to multiple characters.



* NothingPersonal: Masters' sentiment as he shoots Chance's partner.
--> '''Masters:''' Buddy, you're in the wrong place at the wrong time.



* VillainProtagonist: Chance happens to be this as a result of his extreme actions in the name of justice.

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* VillainProtagonist: Chance happens to be this as a result of his extreme actions in the name of justice.justice and/or revenge.
15th Dec '14 12:33:53 PM StiffShots
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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: Well, it ''was'' contemporary when it first came out...
9th Dec '14 3:59:29 PM CaptainCrawdad
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The film stars [[Series/{{CSI}} William Petersen]] as Secret Service agent Richard Chance, a maverick type determined to take down Rick Masters (Creator/WillemDafoe), the counterfeiter who [[DeadSidekick shot Chance's partner]]. It also features an exceptionally '80s soundtrack by Wang Chung.

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The film stars [[Series/{{CSI}} William Petersen]] Petersen as Secret Service agent Richard Chance, a maverick type determined to take down Rick Masters (Creator/WillemDafoe), the counterfeiter who [[DeadSidekick shot Chance's partner]]. It also features an exceptionally '80s soundtrack by Wang Chung.
5th May '14 2:32:20 AM erforce
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* CounterfeitCash

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* TheInfiltration

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* NamesTheSame: Modern-day viewers see "Robert Downey" in the credits and wonder why they don't spot Tony Stark - when the Downey in question is his ''dad.''



* NotSoDifferent

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* ShootTheShaggyDog

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* ThrowItIn: When Chance was slamming the briefcase against the pillar, it wasn't supposed to break open. When it did, and the phone book to simulate its weight in money sprung free, Petersen continued to roll with it.
-->'''Chance:''' That's real funny. *hurls phone book at agent*
15th Jan '14 9:22:37 AM Beiahnu
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* BoomHeadshot: Every other death in the movie is given this treatment; you'd be surprised at the amount of times someone is shot in the face in particular.
27th Sep '13 3:38:42 AM Craver357
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* BullyingADragon: Chance. He dives headfirst into any kind of dangerous situation, both on and off the job. According to his first partner, he should learn to take it easy every now and then, otherwise he won't live to see retirement. [[spoiler:And... he doesn't in the end.]]


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* LeeroyJenkins: Chance. He dives headfirst into any kind of dangerous situation, both on and off the job. According to his first partner, he should learn to take it easy every now and then, otherwise he won't live to see retirement. [[spoiler:And... he doesn't in the end.]]
11th Aug '13 5:26:33 PM morenohijazo
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* DownLADrain: The car chase includes a section where Chance and Vukovich are pursued through the L.A. storm drains.
11th Aug '13 2:31:20 PM StiffShots
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* NamesTheSame: Modern-day viewers see "Robert Downey" in the credits and wonder why they don't spot Tony Stark - when the Downey in question is his ''dad.''
11th Aug '13 2:21:05 PM StiffShots
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* MeaningfulEcho: When Chance delivers the down payment money, Masters checks one of the bills for authenticity, then purrs "You're beautiful." Later, when Chance and Vukovich meet with Masters to pick up the actual funny money, Chance repeats both the bill-check and Masters' line - before initiating the arrest.
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