History Film / TrueLies

10th Oct '17 1:30:29 PM Codefreak5
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* HiddenWeapons: Agent Faisil poses as a reporter to infiltrate the Crimson Jihad after they have taken over a building and kills several of them with a H&K P7M8 pistol hidden in his video camera.

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* HiddenWeapons: Agent Faisil poses as a reporter to infiltrate the Crimson Jihad after they have taken over a building and kills several of them with a H&K P7M8 [=P7M8=] pistol hidden in his video camera.
5th Oct '17 7:15:23 AM ThatGuyYouKnowThatGuy
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* NeverForgottenSkill: DoubleSubverted and PlayedForLaughs. When Gib says Harry can ''fly a Harrier jump-jet'', despite reportedly not having touched one for fifteen years. For extra points, he says this to the ''actual'' pilot of the Harrier. Harry has some trouble at first, crushing the roof of a police car with his nose gear ("Sorry!") and sending the onlookers scrambling for cover with his thrusters, then gets the hang of it and heads off for Miami.

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* NeverForgottenSkill: DoubleSubverted and PlayedForLaughs. When Gib says Harry can ''fly a Harrier jump-jet'', despite reportedly not having touched one for fifteen ten years. For extra points, he says this to the ''actual'' pilot of the Harrier. Harry has some trouble at first, crushing the roof of a police car with his nose gear ("Sorry!") and sending the onlookers scrambling for cover with his thrusters, then gets the hang of it and heads off for Miami.



* ProductPlacement: Canon camera with a gun in it. Part of a chase scene happens in a Marriott hotel. Also, when transiting back to Washington DC after the infiltration in Switzerland, the footage of the landing plane is of an American Airlines plane (the AA logo is not shown, but the fuselage stripes are a giveaway).

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* ProductPlacement: Canon camera with a gun in it. Part of a chase scene happens in a Marriott hotel. Also, when transiting back to Washington DC after the infiltration in Switzerland, the footage of the landing plane is of an American Airlines plane (the AA logo is not shown, but the fuselage stripes are a giveaway). American tickets are also featured in two scenes where Simon is using them as props (in his trailer & his briefcase).
4th Oct '17 10:52:56 AM CosmicFerret
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A 1994 action comedy (bordering on parody) featuring (of course) Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger, Creator/JamieLeeCurtis, Creator/ElizaDushku [[RetroactiveRecognition as their daughter]], Tia Carrere as the FemmeFatale, Creator/CharltonHeston as [[DaChief Harry's boss]], Creator/BillPaxton as a sleazy womanizer, and Tom Arnold as Arnold's beleagured partner. Directed by Creator/JamesCameron, meaning there are some sweet explosions. While it's hardly high art, it's good popcorn fun, mostly because [[IndecisiveParody it can't really decide whether it's trying to be an action movie or a parody of same]], and so - possibly due to the infallible combination of Cameron and Schwarzenegger - [[TropesAreTools does]] ''[[TropesAreTools both]]'' [[TropesAreTools pretty darn well.]]

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A 1994 action comedy (bordering on parody) featuring (of course) Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger, Creator/JamieLeeCurtis, Creator/ElizaDushku [[RetroactiveRecognition as their daughter]], Tia Carrere as the FemmeFatale, Creator/CharltonHeston as [[DaChief Harry's boss]], Creator/BillPaxton as a sleazy womanizer, and Tom Arnold Creator/TomArnold as Arnold's beleagured partner. Directed by Creator/JamesCameron, meaning there are some sweet explosions. While it's hardly high art, it's good popcorn fun, mostly because [[IndecisiveParody it can't really decide whether it's trying to be an action movie or a parody of same]], and so - possibly due to the infallible combination of Cameron and Schwarzenegger - [[TropesAreTools does]] ''[[TropesAreTools both]]'' [[TropesAreTools pretty darn well.]]



* MissionControl: Tom Arnold's character.

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* MissionControl: Tom Arnold's Creator/TomArnold's character.



** Several scenes feature this trope, but the best one is when Harry insists that Gibs hand him the missing page of the transcript, and shatters the car window with his bare fist. (Funny story: Ahnold was actually supposed to break a different window, which had been replaced with safety glass. Adds a bit of weight to the look on Tom Arnold's face, when he sees that his co-star just broke a ''real car window'' with his bare fist.)

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** Several scenes feature this trope, but the best one is when Harry insists that Gibs hand him the missing page of the transcript, and shatters the car window with his bare fist. (Funny story: Ahnold was actually supposed to break a different window, which had been replaced with safety glass. Adds a bit of weight to the look on Tom Arnold's Creator/TomArnold's face, when he sees that his co-star just broke a ''real car window'' with his bare fist.)
24th Sep '17 4:14:33 AM Morgenthaler
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* EvilIsPetty: After Juno taunts Helen about her husband Harry's likely death, Helen slaps her in the face, which leaves a scratch mark. Juno's response is to try to shoot her, but she's stopped by Aziz.
1st Aug '17 9:45:50 PM SnowHesher
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* EndOfAnAge: ''True Lies'' was one of the last of the 80s/early 90s-style action movies (it might even be considered an AffectonateParody of the genre). Starting in the late 1990s, action movies began to get more serious and gritty, with heroes who looked like average guys instead of bodybuilders and storylines that were more grounded in realism.

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* EndOfAnAge: ''True Lies'' was one of the last of the 80s/early 90s-style action movies (it might even be considered an AffectonateParody AffectionateParody of the genre). Starting in the late 1990s, action movies began to get more serious and gritty, with heroes who looked like average guys instead of bodybuilders and storylines that were more grounded in realism.
1st Aug '17 9:44:58 PM SnowHesher
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* EndOfAnAge: ''True Lies'' was one of the last of the 80s/early 90s-style action movies (it might even be considered an AffectonateParody of the genre). Starting in the late 1990s, action movies began to get more serious and gritty, with heroes who looked like average guys instead of bodybuilders and storylines that were more grounded in realism.
1st Aug '17 8:41:41 PM SnowHesher
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* VillainousCrush: After Harry does the tango with Juno at the start of the film, she gives him her card and stares longingly at him as he departs.
-->'''Gib''': Son of a bitch knows her for two minutes and she's ready to bear his children.
1st Aug '17 6:42:43 PM SnowHesher
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* DirtyHarriet: Helen's first assignment as a "spy" is to pose as a high-class prostitute and meet with a suspected arms dealer (who is actually Harry).
13th Jun '17 11:50:13 AM Noelie84
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** Harry's 'tuxedo under a diving suit' method of infiltrating a party at the beginning of the film was done by Sean Connery's Bond at the beginning of {{Film/Goldfinger}}
9th Mar '17 5:26:35 PM TheRoguePenguin
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* ForHalloweenIAmGoingAsMyself

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* GunsAkimbo

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* GunsAkimboGrievousBottleyHarm: Helen's fight with Juno ends with Helen braining her a couple times using a wine bottle. Surprisingly, the bottle holds up.



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* HellHotel

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