History Film / Wedlock

31st Aug '16 7:55:16 AM Mdumas43073
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In the movie ''Wedlock'' (which, confusingly enough, was once released as "''Deadlock''"), Frank Warren (played by Creator/RutgerHauer) is a [[GadgeteerGenius whiz with electronics]]. He teams up with his fiancee Noelle, something of a ManicPixieDreamGirl, and a buddy of his, Sam, in order to rob a vault of jewels.

Unfortunately, they get busted, and in the process of getting away from the cops, Frank ends up (rather involuntarily) taking the fall so Sam and Noelle can escape jail time. Frank goes to a new kind of prison: all prisoners wear special necklaces, keyed to explode if they ever get more than 100 yards from each other. Only, it so happens the system can be subverted. Enter an annoying fellow prisoner, Tracy Riggs, and a rather nasty badass prisoner, "Emerald", who effectively runs things.

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In the movie ''Wedlock'' (which, confusingly enough, was once released as "''Deadlock''"), Frank Warren (played by Creator/RutgerHauer) (Creator/RutgerHauer) is a [[GadgeteerGenius whiz with electronics]]. He teams up with his fiancee Noelle, Noelle (Creator/JoanChen), who's something of a ManicPixieDreamGirl, and a buddy of his, Sam, Sam (James Remar), in order to rob a vault of jewels.

Unfortunately, they get busted, and in the process of getting away from the cops, Frank ends up (rather involuntarily) taking the fall so Sam and Noelle can escape jail time. Frank goes to a new kind of prison: all prisoners wear special necklaces, keyed to explode if they ever get more than 100 yards from each other. Only, it so happens the system can be subverted. Enter an annoying fellow prisoner, Tracy Riggs, Riggs (Creator/MimiRogers), and a rather nasty badass prisoner, "Emerald", "Emerald" (Basil Wallace), who effectively runs things.
15th May '16 2:29:32 AM Nakuyabi
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* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Tracy]].

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* GoodCopBadCop: [[spoiler:Teal and Emerald]], respectively. One brings Frank some food while he's consigned to the "floaters" (sensory deprivation tank in an isolation cell) in an effort to get him to talk, and the other takes this opportunity to urinate on him.
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Tracy]].[[spoiler:Tracy]], who wasn't entirely on board with betraying Frank from the start and really gets to liking him.


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* MaybeEverAfter: The "happy" couple have been engaged in a lot of BelligerentSexualTension and TeethClenchedTeamwork, but what else do they have to do with their lives, and with whom else would they do it?


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* TooGoodToBeTrue: Frank initially isn't buying Tracy's claim that she's discovered she's "wedlocked" to him (until she actually proves it) and spurns her sexual advances. He also doesn't trust any friendly overtures from the other prisoners, and keeps his secrets from Tracy for a long time even after they make their break. As she points out later on, he doesn't trust ''anyone'', and [[ProperlyParanoid is really rather justified]] in not taking anyone's "help" at face value.
19th Jun '15 5:24:03 PM Vios
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* TrickedIntoEscaping: The central "escape" is [[spoiler:actually planned by the warden, since one of the escapees will lead him to a stash of loot.]]
31st May '15 7:01:37 PM Pyrite
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* [[LaserGuidedKarma Karma Carom]]: In regard to the previous trope, Noelle [[spoiler:gets blown up by the other "wedlock" explosive, as the warden's own system keys ''both'' explosives to go off if the sensor for ''one'' of them goes off.]]

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* [[LaserGuidedKarma Karma Carom]]: LaserGuidedKarma: In regard to the previous trope, Noelle [[spoiler:gets blown up by the other "wedlock" explosive, as the warden's own system keys ''both'' explosives to go off if the sensor for ''one'' of them goes off.]]
28th May '15 10:40:54 AM Pinokio
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* CaliforniaDoubling: The Camp Holliday prison is The House of the Book performance hall and library building at the American Jewish University, Brandeis-Bardin Campus in Simi Valley, California.
8th Jan '15 6:50:01 AM Morgenthaler
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In the movie ''Wedlock'' (which, confusingly enough, was once released as "''Deadlock''"), Frank Warren (played by RutgerHauer) is a [[GadgeteerGenius whiz with electronics]]. He teams up with his fiancee Noelle, something of a ManicPixieDreamGirl, and a buddy of his, Sam, in order to rob a vault of jewels.

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In the movie ''Wedlock'' (which, confusingly enough, was once released as "''Deadlock''"), Frank Warren (played by RutgerHauer) Creator/RutgerHauer) is a [[GadgeteerGenius whiz with electronics]]. He teams up with his fiancee Noelle, something of a ManicPixieDreamGirl, and a buddy of his, Sam, in order to rob a vault of jewels.
6th Mar '14 12:53:58 PM marcoasalazarm
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* ExplosiveLeash: The titular "wedlock" (or "deadlock").
7th Apr '13 9:37:08 AM QuantumReality
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* WireDilemma: Frank has to disarm his own necklace explosive [[spoiler:with a hand mirror and talking his wedlock "partner", Tracy, through the disarming steps.]]

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* WireDilemma: Frank has to disarm his own necklace explosive [[spoiler:with a hand mirror and talking his wedlock "partner", Tracy, through the disarming steps.]]]]
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: [[spoiler:Sam]] gets this from [[spoiler:Noelle]].
7th Apr '13 9:35:08 AM QuantumReality
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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: The warden [[spoiler:gets blown up by the same explosive he used to keep the prisoners in jail.]] Keep in mind he was trying to play a LongGame by waiting Frank out until he confessed to where the jewels had been stashed, so Frank had a reason to purposely do this.

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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: The warden [[spoiler:gets blown up by the same explosive he used to keep the prisoners in jail.]] Keep in mind he was trying to play a LongGame by waiting Frank out until he confessed to where the jewels had been stashed, so Frank had a reason to purposely do this.set him up in this way.
7th Apr '13 9:34:52 AM QuantumReality
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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: The warden [[spoiler:gets blown up by the same explosive he used to keep the prisoners in jail.]] Keep in mind he was trying to play a LongGame by waiting Frank out until he confessed to where the jewels had been stashed.

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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: The warden [[spoiler:gets blown up by the same explosive he used to keep the prisoners in jail.]] Keep in mind he was trying to play a LongGame by waiting Frank out until he confessed to where the jewels had been stashed.stashed, so Frank had a reason to purposely do this.
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