History Film / TrueLies

16th Jan '18 6:34:39 AM JackG
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* NotWhatItLooksLike: Helen just wants some excitement and isn't really cheating, but Simon pulling CovertPervert stunts like getting her to rest her head on his lap, ostensibly to avoid surveillance, aren't helping because they really are under surveillance by an Omega helicopter pilot who gleefully jumps to the wrong conclusion in relaying the scene to Harry.
16th Jan '18 6:30:16 AM JackG
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* AppropriatedAppellation: At the end of the movie, Harry and Helen are using their Boris and Doris codenames for real.
16th Jan '18 6:06:18 AM JackG
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* UnreliableNarrator: Helen's flashback of first meeting Simon has him passing on a suitcase to her to avoid it being captured by two CloakAndDagger types, one in a ConspicuousTrenchcoat. Whether they were just a couple of innocent bystanders who had nothing to do with Simon, or just her imagination working overtime after she 'discovered' Simon was a spy, is not revealed.
16th Jan '18 6:00:08 AM JackG
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* NotSoAboveItAll: Gib gleefully mocks Harry's anger over his wife's apparent infidelity, but ends up losing his temper during Helen's interrogation scene and has to be restrained by Harry.
4th Dec '17 10:59:06 PM GuyIncog
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* WannabeSecretAgent: Played with.
** Simon pretends to be a spy, but it's as much an act to impress women as it is his own fantasy. However, as befitting most non-protagonist examples of this trope, he gets his comeuppance when he blunders into the real thing.
** Inverted with Helen, who is at first a reluctant participant in the spy game, but ultimately discovers she has a thirst for adventure. Unlike Simon, she evolves into the real thing by the end of the film.
2nd Nov '17 10:07:12 AM hullflyer
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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 the pole and behind him being hit repeatedly. Even he can't believe it.

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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 the pole and everything behind him being hit repeatedly. Even he can't believe it.[[note]]Bear in mind, this is at least partially TruthInTelevision - firing that long on full-auto, especially from the hip, is ''incredibly'' inaccurate.[[/note]]
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.
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