History Film / TrueLies

24th Nov '16 4:32:48 AM fearlessnikki
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* {{Adorkable}}: Helen's dancing while she's undercover. Especially when she briefly falls over and gets back up to continue dancing (which was Jamie Lee Curtis actually falling down).



* BrutalHonesty: Gib to Harry regarding Helen's affair:

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* BrutalHonesty: BrutalHonesty:
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Gib to Harry regarding Helen's affair:



** Exploited by Helen to see if the truth serum on Harry is working. He tells her to ask him something he'd normally lie about.
--> '''Helen:''' Are we going to die?
--> '''Harry:''' Pretty much.
--> '''Helen:''' ...yep, it's working.



* DesignatedGirlFight

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* DesignatedGirlFightDesignatedGirlFight: Harry never fights Juno himself. That's for Helen to do.



* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: [[spoiler: At the end when Helen has become a spy too, her short hair has grown out long]].



* FanServicePack: When Helen 'goes undercover' as a prostitute named Michelle. She arrives at the hotel wearing a rather modest dress. Through some RipTailoring she makes it sexier, pushes up her boobs and slicks her hair back with water. And of course her glasses go.



* [[IHaveYourWife I Have Your Daughter]]
* IJustWantToBeSpecial: Helen, feeling unappreciated by Harry and trapped in a mundane lifestyle, longs for something exciting to happen in her life, which draws Simon to her as he's learned to exploit this need in married women.

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* [[IHaveYourWife I Have Your Daughter]]
Daughter]]: It's revealed that Dana is being held prisoner in the film's third act.
* IJustWantToBeSpecial: Helen, feeling unappreciated by Harry and trapped in a mundane lifestyle, longs for something exciting to happen in her life, which draws Simon to her as he's learned to exploit this need in married women. [[spoiler: She gets her wish by becoming a spy too at the end]].



* InstantThunder: At least partially averted. The atomic blast is seen long before we hear it, but since the "minimum safe distance" is stated to be 12 miles, it should've taken at least a minute for the sound to be heard.

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* InstantThunder: InstantThunder:
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At least partially averted. The atomic blast is seen long before we hear it, but since the "minimum safe distance" is stated to be 12 miles, it should've taken at least a minute for the sound to be heard.



* KubrickStare: When Harry finds out his wife is cheating on him, [[http://imgur.com/YIPTpRx he gives her one of these during dinner]].

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* KubrickStare: KubrickStare:
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When Harry finds out his wife is cheating on him, [[http://imgur.com/YIPTpRx he gives her one of these during dinner]].


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* ProgressivelyPrettier: In the epilogue [[spoiler: Helen's mousy appearance has become more glamorous. She's no longer wearing glasses and her hair is longer. Presumably she's expected to be more glamorous as a spy]].
22nd Nov '16 5:48:19 AM Morgenthaler
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* DiveUnderTheExplosion: Harry dives underwater to avoid getting burned by a gas explosion.
13th Nov '16 4:05:42 AM DrImpossible
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* LetsGetDangerous: Faisil, the geeky junior agent, gets to have a moment of true bad-assery. Faisil is skinny, inexperienced, geeky, and absolutely the type of character who usually ends up a Sacrificial Lamb. He ends up taking out two of the terrorists by himself in a smooth bit of gunplay that ends with him blowing across the end of his gun, James Bond style after walking into the terrorist's den disguised as a TV cameraman.

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* LetsGetDangerous: Faisil, the geeky junior agent, gets to have a moment of true bad-assery. Faisil is skinny, inexperienced, geeky, and absolutely the type of character who usually ends up a Sacrificial Lamb. He ends up taking out two three of the terrorists by himself in a smooth bit of gunplay that ends with him blowing across the end of his gun, James Bond style after walking into the terrorist's den disguised as a TV cameraman.
13th Nov '16 3:41:12 AM DrImpossible
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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 sidekick. 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 as Arnold's sidekick.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.]]
10th Nov '16 3:55:48 PM DrOO7
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** The janitor seen in one of the other buildings during the final action sequence. Obviously meant to generate laughs, because in RealLife, in a situation like that, the building would have been completely evacuated.
6th Nov '16 9:43:03 PM DrOO7
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* BrutalHonesty: Gib to Harry regarding Helen's affair:
--> "What'd you expect, Harry? Helen's a flesh-and-blood woman and you're never there. It was just a matter of time."
29th Oct '16 6:49:36 AM Cyborg_Zombie
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* BrokenHeel: Averted, as Helen simply takes her heels off and goes barefoot.



* CombatStilettos: Averted; Helen would rather take on terrorists barefoot than try it in heels.



* ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy: Played for laughs when the fat Gib hides behind a lamp post while being shot at with an AK-47, and remains unharmed, despite everything ''behind'' him being hit. Even he can't believe it.
* ImprobableAimingSkills

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* ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy: Played for laughs when the fat Gib hides behind a lamp post while being shot at with an AK-47, and remains unharmed, despite everything ''behind'' the pole and behind him being hit.hit repeatedly. Even he can't believe it.
* ImprobableAimingSkillsImprobableAimingSkills: Boasted by Harry.
3rd Oct '16 10:31:23 AM TheRoguePenguin
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* TwoFacedAside: When the Marine jet pilots worry that their missiles might detonate the nukes, Harry assures them it will be fine. Then he turns to Gib and gives an "I hope" grimace.
2nd Oct '16 1:45:24 PM DrOO7
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** The family shares several strained dinners throughout the film, but has a happy one at the end.
1st Oct '16 8:06:24 AM MrDeath
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* ActuallyPrettyFunny: When he finds out that Simon is bullshitting spy stories -- and taking credit for his own missions -- to seduce Helen, even Harry thinks it's hilarious for at least a moment.
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