History Film / Torque

15th Nov '16 8:54:08 PM captainpat
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* WomanInBlack: China. Played straight... or parodied?
6th Nov '16 12:37:46 AM Morgenthaler
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* CaptainErsatz: "Man, Tom Cruise sure did look badass doing those motorcycle stunts in that ''Film/MissionImpossibleII'' movie. Martin Henderson looks sort of like a scruffy Tom Cruise, let's cast him and do a lot of the same sort of {{Badass}} Shots that Cruise did in MI."

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* CaptainErsatz: "Man, Tom Cruise sure did look badass doing those motorcycle stunts in that ''Film/MissionImpossibleII'' movie. Martin Henderson looks sort of like a scruffy Tom Cruise, let's cast him and do a lot of the same sort of {{Badass}} Shots badass shots that Cruise did in MI."
24th Sep '16 5:26:34 PM JamesAustin
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* StealthParody: According to [[http://www.slashfilm.com/2010/05/08/the-filmcast-after-dark-ep-98-the-making-of-torque-and-the-imagery-of-kick-ass-guest-joseph-kahn-director-of-torque/ Joseph Kahn himself]] and to recent interviews with Adam Scott (who plays an FBI agent), the movie was mostly intentional in its ridiculousness. Kahn assumes 75% of the movie he wanted to make was in the final effort and that the lack of physics and the general over-the-top nature was entirely intended.



* StealthParody: According to [[http://www.slashfilm.com/2010/05/08/the-filmcast-after-dark-ep-98-the-making-of-torque-and-the-imagery-of-kick-ass-guest-joseph-kahn-director-of-torque/ Joseph Kahn himself]] and to recent interviews with Adam Scott (who plays an FBI agent), the movie was mostly intentional in its ridiculousness. Kahn assumes 75% of the movie he wanted to make was in the final effort and that the lack of physics and the general over-the-top nature was entirely intended.
24th Sep '16 5:24:48 PM JamesAustin
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%%* RecycledInSpace: See above.
%%* RuleOfCool

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%%* RecycledInSpace: See above.
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* RecycledINSPACE: ''Film/TheFastAndTheFurious''... WITH MOTORCYCLES!
* RuleOfCool: There are scenes that use CGI to achieve what stuntmen couldn't do because ''[[ArtisticLicensePhysics physics doesn't work that way in real life]]''.



* ShoutOut / TakeThat: At one point ''The Fast and the Furious'' is directly referenced/insulted. Ford borrows VinDiesel's line, "I live my life a quarter-mile at a time." To which Shane replies, "That is the dumbest thing I have ever heard."
** At one point you can also see [[{{Film/Duel}} a red Valiant drive by and then a large filthy tanker truck drives a biker off the road]].

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* ShoutOut / TakeThat: ShoutOut: At one point ''The Fast you can see [[Film/{{Duel}} a red Valiant drive by and then a large filthy tanker truck drives a biker off the Furious'' road]].
* TakeThat:
** At one point ''Film/TheFastAndTheFurious''
is directly referenced/insulted. Ford borrows VinDiesel's Creator/VinDiesel's line, "I live my life a quarter-mile at a time." To time," to which Shane replies, "That is the dumbest thing I have ever heard."
** The film seems to just have it at cars. At one point you can also see [[{{Film/Duel}} the beginning of the film, just after Ford outruns two cars (which look like having come out of a red Valiant drive by ''Fast and then a large filthy tanker truck drives a biker off Furious'' film), the road]].gush of wind made by his bike's high speed makes a sign street address spin in a way that it's made to look as if it reads "Cars Suck."
29th May '16 3:10:00 PM Mdumas43073
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''TheFastAndTheFurious''... [[RecycledInSpace WITH MOTORCYCLES!]]

'''''Torque''''' is a 2004 action film directed by Joseph Kahn. Martin Henderson plays BadassBiker Cary Ford. 6 months prior to the events of the film, Henry James (Matt Schulze), the leader of a biker gang called the Hellions requested he look after some bikes. When trying to move them, however, Ford found crystal meth in the fuel tanks. Ford hid the bikes and fled to Thailand, where has has been for six months, leading the police to believe he is a drug dealer and Henry to believe he stole his bikes. Now Ford's returned to the states to reconcile with his girlfriend Shane (Monet Mazur). Henry's still pissed, so he frames Ford for the murder of the younger brother of Trey (Music/IceCube), the leader of a rival biker gang called the Reapers. Motorcycles chases ensue...

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''TheFastAndTheFurious''...''Film/TheFastAndTheFurious''... [[RecycledInSpace WITH MOTORCYCLES!]]

'''''Torque''''' ''Torque'' is a 2004 action film directed by Joseph Kahn. Kahn.

Martin Henderson plays BadassBiker Cary Ford. 6 months prior to the events of the film, Henry James (Matt Schulze), the leader of a biker gang called the Hellions requested he look after some bikes. When trying to move them, however, Ford found crystal meth in the fuel tanks. Ford hid the bikes and fled to Thailand, where has has been for six months, leading the police to believe he is a drug dealer and Henry to believe he stole his bikes. Now Ford's returned to the states to reconcile with his girlfriend Shane (Monet Mazur). Henry's still pissed, so he frames Ford for the murder of the younger brother of Trey (Music/IceCube), the leader of a rival biker gang called the Reapers. Motorcycles Motorcycle chases ensue...ensue...
15th Jan '16 4:22:25 PM paul723
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* AssholeVictim: Junior. You have to admit. He was a complete jerk throughout the beginning of the film who kind of have it coming after trying to get his gang to sell drugs.

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* AssholeVictim: Junior. You have to admit. He was a complete jerk {{Jerkass}} throughout the beginning of the film who kind of have it coming after trying to get his gang to sell drugs.
18th Dec '15 4:46:06 PM paul723
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%%* CoolBike

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%%* CoolBike* CoolBike: Almost every bike in the film, most notably the Y2K.



%%* NitroBoost

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%%* NitroBoost* NitroBoost: The Y2K has this in full effect.
18th Dec '15 4:39:56 PM paul723
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%%* AllBikersAreHellsAngels: And how!

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%%* * AllBikersAreHellsAngels: And how!



* AssholeVictim: Junior. You have to admit. He was a complete jerk throughout the beginning of the film who kind of have it coming after trying to get his gang to sell drugs.



%%* BallroomBlitz
%%* BikerBabe: [[SarcasmMode Or this?]]

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%%* * BallroomBlitz
%%* * BikerBabe: [[SarcasmMode Or this?]]



%%* JiveTurkey: Ice Cube is in this movie, and he's the leader of an African American biker gang.
%%* JustTrainWrong: The entire train scene. See the trope page for details.

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%%* * JiveTurkey: Ice Cube is in this movie, and he's the leader of an African American biker gang.
%%* * JustTrainWrong: The entire train scene. See the trope page for details.



%%* RailroadTracksOfDoom

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%%* RailroadTracksOfDoom* RailroadTracksOfDoom: Trey gets caught in his own bike in the middle of the tracks and Ford rescues him right before the two jump out of the way just in time for the train to close in and run over the bike, causing it to explode.



%%* WomanInBlack: China. Played straight... or parodied?
%%* WrenchWench: Shane.

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%%* * WomanInBlack: China. Played straight... or parodied?
%%* * WrenchWench: Shane.
27th Nov '15 2:35:48 AM Morgenthaler
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* AllBikersAreHellsAngels: And how!

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* %%* AllBikersAreHellsAngels: And how!



* BikerBabe: [[SarcasmMode Or this?]]

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* %%* BikerBabe: [[SarcasmMode Or this?]]



* JiveTurkey: Ice Cube is in this movie, and he's the leader of an African American biker gang.
* JustTrainWrong: The entire train scene. See the trope page for details.

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* %%* JiveTurkey: Ice Cube is in this movie, and he's the leader of an African American biker gang.
* %%* JustTrainWrong: The entire train scene. See the trope page for details.



* RecycledInSpace: See above.

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* %%* RecycledInSpace: See above.



* WomanInBlack: China. Played straight... or parodied?
* WrenchWench: Shane.

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* %%* WomanInBlack: China. Played straight... or parodied?
* %%* WrenchWench: Shane.
27th Nov '15 2:34:51 AM Morgenthaler
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** [[SarcasmMode It's sure convenient that this was meant as a parody]], seeing as otherwise it would just be a really obvious mockbuster of ''Fast and Furious'' with borderline racist characters. Just like how convenient it was that ''SpaceMutiny'' was [[ParodyRetcon also a parody]], or otherwise it would have been just an extremely bad movie. Yep. Dodged that bullet.
*** There are exactly two points where any form of parody is made obvious: The opening has Ford disturbing a sign that ends up reading "CARS SUCK" and the moment mentioned in ShoutOut above.
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