History Literature / BigTrouble

25th Sep '17 8:13:24 AM DoctorNemesis
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* SmugSmiler: In the film, the audience is introduced to Arthur Herk via a freeze-frame taken at a point when he has an ''incredibly'' self-satisfied look on his face.
13th Sep '17 9:20:43 PM Sumatris
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* AffablyEvil: Henry and Leonard may be professional killers, but Henry in particular is well-spoken, exceedingly polite, and always tries to solve conflicts peacefully before resorting to violence. Compounded further by the fact that everyone they target in the movie is an AssholeVictim if there ever was one.



** In TheMovie, Arthur Herk gets [[spoiler:shot at, robbed, kidnapped, handcuffed to a shelf unit, [[GroinAttack kneed in the groin]], thrown through a [[SoftGlass glass door]] ''by a cop'', [[AccidentalKiss sprayed by]] a [[ToadLicking hallucinogenic toad]], and is last seen dragging said shelf down a dark, deserted street, pursued by his visions of a demonic Martha Stewart.]] Good thing he's an utter {{Jerkass}} and the whole thing is PlayedForLaughs.

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** In TheMovie, Arthur Herk gets [[spoiler:shot at, robbed, kidnapped, handcuffed to a shelf unit, [[GroinAttack kneed in the groin]], thrown through a [[SoftGlass glass door]] ''by a cop'', [[AccidentalKiss sprayed by]] a [[ToadLicking hallucinogenic toad]], and is last seen dragging said shelf down a dark, deserted street, pursued by his visions of a demonic Martha Stewart.]] Good thing he's an utter {{Jerkass}} and the whole thing is PlayedForLaughs.


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* CatchPhrase: Leonard's "Got that right".
13th Sep '17 9:16:01 PM Sumatris
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* GroinAttack: Roger (the dog) greets every newcomer by molesting their crotch. Arthur later suffers one courtesy of Snake that leaves him a whimpering wreck for the rest of the scene.



--> "It's a garbage disposal." The film continues to run with this by using exclusively point-of-view shots looking up at the people examining it... until the scene where it's finally opened and accidentally armed at the airport. It's painfully obvious ([[TooDumbToLive to everyone but the characters]]) that it's a miniature warhead with a timer attached.

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--> "It's a garbage disposal." "
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The film continues to run with this by using exclusively point-of-view shots looking up at the people examining it... until the scene where it's finally opened and accidentally armed at the airport. It's painfully obvious ([[TooDumbToLive to everyone but the characters]]) that it's a miniature warhead with a timer attached.


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** The IncrediblyObviousBomb being mistaken for a garbage disposal.
13th Sep '17 9:08:45 PM Sumatris
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** There's also Bruce, Elliot's client, also a Large {{Jerkass}}. [[spoiler:He has his finger broken by Henry to teach him some manners, then he is carjacked by the FBI agents when he refuses to let them through a traffic jam.]]

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** There's also Bruce, Elliot's client, also a Large large {{Jerkass}}. [[spoiler:He has his finger broken by Henry to teach him some manners, then he is carjacked by the FBI agents when he refuses to let them through a traffic jam.]]



* BrickJoke: Loads of them - they make up about one third of the movie's gags. The rest consists of {{Running Gag}}s and snark, all woven together to form one [[RapidFireComedy intricate sequence of non-stop comedy]].



* FatBastard: Bruce, Elliot's obnoxious client.
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: When the feds and Monica arrive at the airport and start roughing up the obnoxious security guard there, a PA announcement can be heard in the background asking the owner of the yellow Hummer (the one they just hijacked) to remove the car from the main entrance.



* RunningGag: Many. The movie is essentially one long sequence of smoothly interwoven running gags, {{Brick Joke}}s, and hefty amounts of snark.

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* RunningGag: Many. The movie is essentially one long sequence of smoothly interwoven running gags, {{Brick Joke}}s, and hefty amounts of snark.By the truckload.


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** Someone cracking wise about stuff they learned from watching the Discovery/Travel Channel.
** [=TVs=] getting destroyed by gunfire.
** Roger molesting everyone by biting/sniffing their [[GroinAttack crotch]]. Repeatedly.
13th Sep '17 8:53:44 PM Sumatris
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* TheAllegedCar: Elliot's oft-mocked Geo. Largely subverted, though, as it performs well enough throughout the whole movie and never lets its occupants down when it matters.



* DeadpanSnarker: Everyone with an IQ above room temperature will drop some snarky remarks at some point, but Jenny is easily the master of it.



* DoubleEntendre: Jenny's and Matt's dialogue during their second "Killer" session is absolutely loaded with them.



* MaleGaze: Invoked every time Jenny, Matt and Andrew meet somewhere. She explicitly warns them to stop staring at her boobs and ass, which of course does nothing to deter them from doing so anyway.



* RunningGag: Many.

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* RapidFireComedy: There's literally not a minute in this movie without something hilarious happening.
* RunningGag: Many. The movie is essentially one long sequence of smoothly interwoven running gags, {{Brick Joke}}s, and hefty amounts of snark.



** The hitmen tripping and losing their rifle one way or another.
** Henry's face getting abused by his rental car's semi-automatic seatbelt.



* ToadLicking: Why Arthur spends a significant portion of the book believing that a politician's wife wants to eat his soul. (Technically it was an AccidentalKiss, but the effect's the same.)
** In the film, this is changed to MarthaStewart.


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* ToadLicking: Why Arthur spends a significant portion of the book believing that a politician's wife wants to eat his soul. (Technically it was an AccidentalKiss, but the effect's the same.)
** In the film, this is changed to MarthaStewart.


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* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Puggy really likes his Fritos. It's apparently the primary reason why he travelled all the way from Boston to Miami.
11th May '17 8:22:41 AM xcountryguy
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* BetterAsFriends: [[spoiler: Matt and Jenny]], according to the WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue.

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* BetterAsFriends: [[spoiler: Matt [[spoiler:Matt and Jenny]], according to the WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue.



* ConsummateProfessional: Henry, the smarter of the two hit men. When [[spoiler: his partner]] is being strangled to death by a python, Henry takes the time to calmly assess the situation, realizes that just shooting the snake in a crowded area will probably result in someone getting hurt by mistake, gets down on the floor so he can fire up through the snake's head and pulls the trigger. [[spoiler: And then talks himself out of being arrested when two FBI agents pick that moment to turn up and ''recognize him''.]]

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* ConsummateProfessional: Henry, the smarter of the two hit men. When [[spoiler: his [[spoiler:his partner]] is being strangled to death by a python, Henry takes the time to calmly assess the situation, realizes that just shooting the snake in a crowded area will probably result in someone getting hurt by mistake, gets down on the floor so he can fire up through the snake's head and pulls the trigger. [[spoiler: And [[spoiler:And then talks himself out of being arrested when two FBI agents pick that moment to turn up and ''recognize him''.]]



* LikeBrotherAndSister: The way [[spoiler: Matt and Jenny]] feel about each other in the end.
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters

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* LikeBrotherAndSister: The way [[spoiler: Matt [[spoiler:Matt and Jenny]] feel about each other in the end.
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharactersLoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: Even the movie poster needs a diagram. It helps that characters are almost always seen in pairs.



* ThoseTwoBadGuys: snake and Eddy.

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* ThoseTwoBadGuys: snake Snake and Eddy.



* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue

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* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogueWhereAreTheyNowEpilogue: Both in the book and the movie.
5th May '17 9:47:56 AM Mario500
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The book was turned into a movie in 2001, but the release was delayed almost a year because of the events of September 11th and the film plot dealing with hoodlums hijacking a plane. TheFilmOfTheBook was directed by Creator/BarrySonnenfeld and stars Creator/TimAllen, Creator/ReneRusso, Creator/StanleyTucci, Creator/TomSizemore, Creator/JohnnyKnoxville, Dennis Farina, Creator/JaneaneGarofalo, Creator/PatrickWarburton, Creator/ZooeyDeschanel, and Creator/BenFoster. Also features memorable appearances by Omar Epps, Creator/JasonLee, and Andy Richter.

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The book was turned into a movie in 2001, but the release was delayed by almost a year because of the events of September 11th attacks at the World Trade Center in New York, New York and the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia in 2001 and the film plot dealing with hoodlums hijacking a plane. TheFilmOfTheBook was directed by Creator/BarrySonnenfeld and stars Creator/TimAllen, Creator/ReneRusso, Creator/StanleyTucci, Creator/TomSizemore, Creator/JohnnyKnoxville, Dennis Farina, Creator/JaneaneGarofalo, Creator/PatrickWarburton, Creator/ZooeyDeschanel, and Creator/BenFoster. Also features memorable appearances by Omar Epps, Creator/JasonLee, and Andy Richter.
1st Mar '17 10:58:57 AM Mdumas43073
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A novel by Creator/DaveBarry. [[OnlyInFlorida Set in]] UsefulNotes/{{Miami}}, the novel satirizes the [[CrimeAndPunishmentSeries Crime and Punishment]] genre in fiction. While the novel starts out as a SliceOfLife look into the daily business of various quirky characters, things soon take a turn for drama with the introduction of Russian arms dealers and a suitcase nuke.

The book was turned into a movie in 2001, but the release was delayed almost a year because of the events of September 11th and the film plot dealing with hoodlums hijacking a plane. TheFilmOfTheBook stars Creator/TimAllen, Creator/ReneRusso, Creator/StanleyTucci, Creator/TomSizemore, Creator/JohnnyKnoxville, Dennis Farina, Creator/JaneaneGarofalo, Creator/PatrickWarburton, Creator/ZooeyDeschanel, and Creator/BenFoster. Also features memorable appearances by Omar Epps, Creator/JasonLee, and Andy Richter.

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A 1999 novel by Creator/DaveBarry. [[OnlyInFlorida Set in]] UsefulNotes/{{Miami}}, the novel it satirizes the [[CrimeAndPunishmentSeries Crime and Punishment]] genre in fiction. While the novel starts out as a SliceOfLife look into the daily business of various quirky characters, things soon take a turn for drama with the introduction of Russian arms dealers and a suitcase nuke.

The book was turned into a movie in 2001, but the release was delayed almost a year because of the events of September 11th and the film plot dealing with hoodlums hijacking a plane. TheFilmOfTheBook was directed by Creator/BarrySonnenfeld and stars Creator/TimAllen, Creator/ReneRusso, Creator/StanleyTucci, Creator/TomSizemore, Creator/JohnnyKnoxville, Dennis Farina, Creator/JaneaneGarofalo, Creator/PatrickWarburton, Creator/ZooeyDeschanel, and Creator/BenFoster. Also features memorable appearances by Omar Epps, Creator/JasonLee, and Andy Richter.
9th Sep '16 9:11:57 AM Morgenthaler
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* MnogoNukesOther: The suitcase bomb.
11th Aug '16 12:40:52 PM Morgenthaler
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A novel by Creator/DaveBarry. [[OnlyInFlorida Set in]] {{Miami}}, the novel satirizes the [[CrimeAndPunishmentSeries Crime and Punishment]] genre in fiction. While the novel starts out as a SliceOfLife look into the daily business of various quirky characters, things soon take a turn for drama with the introduction of Russian arms dealers and a suitcase nuke.

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A novel by Creator/DaveBarry. [[OnlyInFlorida Set in]] {{Miami}}, UsefulNotes/{{Miami}}, the novel satirizes the [[CrimeAndPunishmentSeries Crime and Punishment]] genre in fiction. While the novel starts out as a SliceOfLife look into the daily business of various quirky characters, things soon take a turn for drama with the introduction of Russian arms dealers and a suitcase nuke.
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