History Film / TowerHeist

11th May '17 4:54:37 PM ProfuseMeerkat
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* SecretTestOfCharacter: During Josh's confrontation with Shaw in the latter's penthouse, Josh makes a small one of these by informing Shaw of Lester's suicide attempt and asking whether or not Shaw really cares about Lester. Despite Shaw's concern upon learning of the ordeal and his insistence that Lester has been an important part of his life for years, Shaw fails this because he never bothered to ask whether Lester is alive or dead.
29th Dec '16 2:04:30 PM StFan
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!! This film provides examples of:

* ArmorPiercingQuestion: "If you care about Lester, then how come you haven't asked whether he's alive or dead?"
** Although this doesn't wound Shaw, so much as cause him to drop the act and present his {{Smug Snake}} card and [[CardCarryingVillain pass it forward]].
* BadassBoast: "Sharks are born swimming." This is said by [[spoiler: Josh's new lawyer]], who just effectively blackmailed [[spoiler: the FBI]] into [[spoiler: letting Josh's group off the hook]].

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!! This film

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!!''Tower Heist''
provides examples of:

* ArmorPiercingQuestion: "If you care about Lester, then how come you haven't asked whether he's alive or dead?"
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dead?" Although this doesn't wound Shaw, so much as cause him to drop the act and present his {{Smug Snake}} card and [[CardCarryingVillain pass it forward]].
* BadassBoast: "Sharks are born swimming." This is said by [[spoiler: Josh's [[spoiler:Josh's new lawyer]], who just effectively blackmailed [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the FBI]] into [[spoiler: letting [[spoiler:letting Josh's group off the hook]].



* BlackDudeDiesFirst: Slide was afraid the trope would be invoked.

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* BlackDudeDiesFirst: Slide was is afraid the trope would will be invoked.



* ButtMonkey: Everyone of the workers to a degree but the award goes to Fitz. For having the most potential to succeed in life out of the entire group he tends to get the short end of everything [[spoiler: until the end]].

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* ButtMonkey: Everyone of the workers to a degree but the award goes to Fitz. For having the most potential to succeed in life out of the entire group he tends to get the short end of everything [[spoiler: until [[spoiler:until the end]].



** [[spoiler: Lester's attempted suicide.]]

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** [[spoiler: Lester's [[spoiler:Lester's attempted suicide.]]



* ComicallyMissingThePoint: Taken [[UpToEleven Up to Eleven]] with the conversation about lesbians.

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* ComicallyMissingThePoint: Taken [[UpToEleven Up to Eleven]] UpToEleven with the conversation about lesbians.



* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Shaw is displayed to be a nice guy, right until Mr. Fitzhugh tells Josh, Charlie & Devereux that Shaw would've known he was in financial trouble roughly a year ago, ''before'' he "invested" Lester's savings for him.
* ExplainExplainOhCrap: Charlie is recounting the wild goose chase that ensued after [[spoiler: Enrique sent a text from his wife's stolen phone saying that her water broke. He trails off, then asks, "Have you seen Josh?"]]
* ExpositionCut

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* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Shaw is displayed to be a nice guy, right until Mr. Fitzhugh tells Josh, Charlie & and Devereux that Shaw would've known he was in financial trouble roughly a year ago, ''before'' he "invested" Lester's savings for him.
* ExplainExplainOhCrap: Charlie is recounting the wild goose chase that ensued after [[spoiler: Enrique [[spoiler:Enrique sent a text from his wife's stolen phone saying that her water broke. He trails off, then asks, "Have you seen Josh?"]]
* %%* ExpositionCut



* FauxAffablyEvil: Shaw seems like a nice guy at first, but as the movie goes on it shows that his kindness is all an act. Special mention should go to him 'agreeing' to drop the charges against Josh for attacking his car in exchange for an apology, before taunting him about his dismissal and making a comment about doormen only shortly after Lester's dismissal, before revealing later he plans to sue him the first chance he gets, then telling Claire he plans to go after her badge for arresting him, right while offering to take her out for dinner.
* FiveManBand:
** TheHero: Josh Kovaks
** TheLancer: Slide
** TheBigGuy: Enrique Dev'reaux
** TheSmartGuy: Mr. Fitzhugh
** TheChick: Charlie Gibbs
** TheSixthRanger: Odessa Montero
* HollywoodDensity: [[spoiler: A car made of pure gold]] being relatively easily moved and pushed by the cast, and most {{egregious}} example, the weight of the boxes containing [[spoiler:the spare parts]] at the end seem to change as they are transferred from hand to hand.

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* FauxAffablyEvil: Shaw seems like a nice guy at first, but as the movie goes on it shows that his kindness is all an act. Special mention should go to him 'agreeing' "agreeing" to drop the charges against Josh for attacking his car in exchange for an apology, before taunting him about his dismissal and making a comment about doormen only shortly after Lester's dismissal, before revealing later he plans to sue him the first chance he gets, then telling Claire he plans to go after her badge for arresting him, right while offering to take her out for dinner.
* FiveManBand:
** TheHero: Josh Kovaks
** TheLancer: Slide
** TheBigGuy: Enrique Dev'reaux
** TheSmartGuy: Mr. Fitzhugh
** TheChick: Charlie Gibbs
** TheSixthRanger: Odessa Montero
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HollywoodDensity: [[spoiler: A [[spoiler:A car made of pure gold]] being relatively easily moved and pushed by the cast, and most {{egregious}} example, the weight of the boxes containing [[spoiler:the spare parts]] at the end seem to change as they are transferred from hand to hand. hand.



** "Checkmate."
*** Bonus points for having the second quote come immediately after the first.
* JerkAss: Shaw most definitely. Slide is also one, though he's at least somewhat likeable.

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** "Checkmate."
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" Bonus points for having the second quote come immediately after the first.
* JerkAss: {{Jerkass}}:
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Shaw most definitely. definitely.
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Slide is also one, though he's at least somewhat likeable.



* LoopholeAbuse: Averted. [[spoiler:Shaw still had to go to jail for the hidden safe he didn't report, regardless if it was empty.]]

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* LoopholeAbuse: Averted. [[spoiler:Shaw still had has to go to jail for the hidden safe he didn't report, regardless if it was is empty.]]



* MoodWhiplash / {{Bathos}}: Often, after a serious scene, the scene (thanks to context) will cut to things like the inside of a Toys R Us where a ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' (G3, no less!) ferris wheel cart can be seen, or the ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' theme song.

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* MoodWhiplash / {{Bathos}}: MoodWhiplash: Often, after a serious scene, the scene (thanks to context) will cut to things like the inside of a Toys R Us where a ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' (G3, no less!) ferris wheel cart can be seen, or the ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' theme song.



* SassyBlackWoman: Odessa. Bonus points for being Jamaican..
* ShapedLikeItself: Don't make Slide mad or he'll "blow your face clean off your face."

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* SassyBlackWoman: Odessa. Bonus points for being Jamaican..
Jamaican...
* ShapedLikeItself: ShapedLikeItself:
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Don't make Slide mad or he'll "blow your face clean off your face."



* SoulBrotha: Slide
* TakingYouWithMe: At the end of the film, [[spoiler:Josh pulls this on Shaw, by handing the FBI his ledger & the evidence to lock him away for the rest of his life, in exchange for a reduced sentence for himself & the rest of the team walking free.]]

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* SoulBrotha: Slide
Slide.
* TakingYouWithMe: At the end of the film, [[spoiler:Josh pulls this on Shaw, by handing the FBI his ledger & and the evidence to lock him away for the rest of his life, in exchange for a reduced sentence for himself & and the rest of the team walking free.]]



* VillainWithGoodPublicity: Before news of his crimes come out Shaw seems like a nice guy, having friendly chats with lowly members of staff and playing regular chess games with Kovacs. He then abuses their trust to get them to give him their money.

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* VillainWithGoodPublicity: Before news of his crimes come out out, Shaw seems like a nice guy, having friendly chats with lowly members of staff and playing regular chess games with Kovacs. He then abuses their trust to get them to give him their money.
25th Oct '16 10:09:42 PM Icebomb5
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* ComicallyMissingThePoint: The conversation about lesbians.

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* ComicallyMissingThePoint: The Taken [[UpToEleven Up to Eleven]] with the conversation about lesbians.
21st Aug '16 1:04:11 PM nombretomado
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* MotorMouth: Slide. It's EddieMurphy, so it's pretty much a given.

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* MotorMouth: Slide. It's EddieMurphy, Creator/EddieMurphy, so it's pretty much a given.
21st Aug '16 1:01:27 PM nombretomado
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''Tower Heist'' is a 2011 action comedy directed by Brett Ratner, starring Creator/BenStiller and EddieMurphy. Stiller plays Josh Kovaks, the building manager of a high-rise owned by Arthur Shaw (Creator/AlanAlda), a Wall Street fat cat who ends up being placed under house arrest for a Ponzi scheme involving pretty much every employee in the building. Because they can't legally get their money back, Kovaks decides to enlist Slide (Murphy), a convict who grew up with him, to help him and his co-workers in breaking into Shaw's penthouse in order to recoup what was taken from them.

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''Tower Heist'' is a 2011 action comedy directed by Brett Ratner, starring Creator/BenStiller and EddieMurphy.Creator/EddieMurphy. Stiller plays Josh Kovaks, the building manager of a high-rise owned by Arthur Shaw (Creator/AlanAlda), a Wall Street fat cat who ends up being placed under house arrest for a Ponzi scheme involving pretty much every employee in the building. Because they can't legally get their money back, Kovaks decides to enlist Slide (Murphy), a convict who grew up with him, to help him and his co-workers in breaking into Shaw's penthouse in order to recoup what was taken from them.
3rd Aug '16 3:24:05 PM BlindJustice-2515
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* HollywoodDensity: [[spoiler: A car made of pure gold]] being relatively easily moved and pushed by the cast, and most JustForFun/Egregious example, the weight of the boxes containing [[spoiler:the spare parts]] at the end seem to change as they are transferred from hand to hand.

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* HollywoodDensity: [[spoiler: A car made of pure gold]] being relatively easily moved and pushed by the cast, and most JustForFun/Egregious {{egregious}} example, the weight of the boxes containing [[spoiler:the spare parts]] at the end seem to change as they are transferred from hand to hand.
3rd Aug '16 3:22:35 PM BlindJustice-2515
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* HollywoodDensity: [[spoiler: A car made of pure gold]] being relatively easily moved and pushed by the cast, and most {{egregious}} example, the weight of the boxes containing [[spoiler:the spare parts]] at the end seem to change as they are transferred from hand to hand.

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* HollywoodDensity: [[spoiler: A car made of pure gold]] being relatively easily moved and pushed by the cast, and most {{egregious}} JustForFun/Egregious example, the weight of the boxes containing [[spoiler:the spare parts]] at the end seem to change as they are transferred from hand to hand.
1st Aug '16 7:45:33 AM longWriter
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* UnwantedAssistance: After Josh gets his friends fired.
13th Jul '16 1:56:49 AM tvinsomne
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* HollywoodDensity: [[spoiler: A car made of pure gold]] being relatively easily moved and pushed by the cast, and most egregious example, the weight of the boxes containing [[spoiler:the spare parts]] at the end seem to change as they are transferred from hand to hand.

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* HollywoodDensity: [[spoiler: A car made of pure gold]] being relatively easily moved and pushed by the cast, and most egregious {{egregious}} example, the weight of the boxes containing [[spoiler:the spare parts]] at the end seem to change as they are transferred from hand to hand.
1st Nov '15 5:42:06 PM BlindJustice-2515
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* NeverLiveItDown: In-universe. Josh's childhood asthma gave him fits that other kids thought were seizures. Slide remembers this and isn't afraid to bring it up. [[invoked]]

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* NeverLiveItDown: In-universe. Josh's childhood asthma gave him fits that other kids at daycare thought were seizures. Slide remembers this and isn't afraid to bring it up. [[invoked]]
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