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26th Apr '16 9:59:09 PM DanielCase
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* ClusterFBomb: The way Kramer and his fellow prosecutors talk in the novel, which Wolfe allows to infect the narrative after one run of salty dialogue after he gets to work one morning: "''Another fucking day at the Bronix Fucking District Attorney's Office was off to a fucking start.''"
20th Dec '15 3:58:44 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* {{Jerkass}}: Most of the characters in the book aren't supposed to be likable.
** They're [[AdaptationalVillainy even less likable in the movie]] where the few sympathetic characters such as Sherman [=McCoy's=] wife and the victim's mother are presented as completely self-serving.


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* {{Jerkass}}: Most of the characters in the book aren't supposed to be likable.
** They're [[AdaptationalVillainy even less likable in the movie]] where the few sympathetic characters such as Sherman [=McCoy's=] wife and the victim's mother are presented as completely self-serving.


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20th Dec '15 3:57:39 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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** They're even less likable in the movie where the few sympathetic characters such as Sherman [=McCoy's=] wife and the victim's mother are presented as completely self-serving.

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** They're [[AdaptationalVillainy even less likable in the movie movie]] where the few sympathetic characters such as Sherman [=McCoy's=] wife and the victim's mother are presented as completely self-serving.
20th Dec '15 3:56:51 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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New York City. Sherman [=McCoy=] is a married investment banker and self-proclaimed "Master of the Universe" who carries on an affair with socialite Maria Ruskin. One night, they take a wrong turn in the Bronx and encounter two (supposedly) threatening black youths. In their confusion Ruskin, who was driving, accidentally runs over one of them; he is left in a coma. When word of this breaks out, all hell breaks loose for [=McCoy=]. Meanwhile, an AmoralAttorney, a tabloid reporter, a StrawmanPolitical religious leader from the Bronx, an ambitious district attorney, and... well, the bulk of characters that the book follows decide to use the racially and socially-charged case to further their own agendas.

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New York City. Sherman [=McCoy=] is a married investment banker and self-proclaimed "Master of the Universe" who carries on an affair with socialite Maria Ruskin. One night, they take a wrong turn in the Bronx and encounter two (supposedly) threatening black youths. In their confusion Ruskin, who was driving, accidentally runs over one of them; he is left in a coma. When word of this breaks out, all hell breaks loose for [=McCoy=]. Meanwhile, an AmoralAttorney, a tabloid reporter, a StrawmanPolitical [[StrawCharacter Strawman Political]] religious leader from the Bronx, an ambitious district attorney, and... well, the bulk of characters that the book follows decide to use the racially and socially-charged case to further their own agendas.
7th Dec '14 4:41:59 AM SaramarCar
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New York City. Sherman [=McCoy=] is a married investment banker and self-proclaimed "Master of the Universe" who carries on an affair with socialite Maria Ruskin. One night, they take a wrong turn in the Bronx and encounter two (supposedly) threatening black youths. In their confusion Ruskin, who was driving, accidentally runs over one of them; he is left in a coma. When word of this breaks out, all hell breaks loose for [=McCoy=]. Meanwhile, an AmoralAttorney, a tabloid reporter, a StrawmanPolitical religious leader from the Bronx, an ambitious district attorney, and...well, the bulk of characters that the book follows decide to use the racially and socially-charged case to further their own agendas.

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New York City. Sherman [=McCoy=] is a married investment banker and self-proclaimed "Master of the Universe" who carries on an affair with socialite Maria Ruskin. One night, they take a wrong turn in the Bronx and encounter two (supposedly) threatening black youths. In their confusion Ruskin, who was driving, accidentally runs over one of them; he is left in a coma. When word of this breaks out, all hell breaks loose for [=McCoy=]. Meanwhile, an AmoralAttorney, a tabloid reporter, a StrawmanPolitical religious leader from the Bronx, an ambitious district attorney, and... well, the bulk of characters that the book follows decide to use the racially and socially-charged case to further their own agendas.



In 1990 the book was filmed. Directed by Creator/BrianDePalma and starring Creator/TomHanks, Creator/BruceWillis, and Creator/MelanieGriffith, it was a critical and commercial disaster. Writer Julie Salamon was granted full access during the TroubledProduction and her book, ''The Devil's Candy'', explains what went wrong.

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In 1990 the book was filmed. Directed by Creator/BrianDePalma and starring Creator/TomHanks, Creator/BruceWillis, and Creator/MelanieGriffith, Melanie Griffith, it was a critical and commercial disaster. Writer Julie Salamon was granted full access during the TroubledProduction and her book, ''The Devil's Candy'', explains what went wrong.
25th Jun '14 7:49:01 PM Oddstar
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* AllStarCast: In a weird way, this may have actually contributed to the film's failure. The characters in the novel are almost uniformly self-serving, amoral, and unsympathetic. The filmmakers chose to cast actors like Creator/TomHanks, Creator/MorganFreeman, and Creator/BruceWillis, whom audiences then found some of the most likable actors in Hollywood.



* YourCheatingHeart: Sherman [=McCoy=] and Detective Goldberg. It is more or less taken for granted that a man will stray once his wife gains weight or ages.

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* YourCheatingHeart: Sherman [=McCoy=] and Detective Goldberg.ADA Kramer. It is more or less taken for granted that a man will stray once his wife gains weight or ages.
25th Jun '14 7:48:04 PM Oddstar
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* TheMistress: Maria to Sherman, and the juror with brown lipstick to Detective Goldberg.

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* TheMistress: Maria to Sherman, and the juror with brown lipstick to Detective Goldberg.Assistant District Attorney Kramer.
24th Apr '14 2:59:15 PM Tropesofknowledge
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In 1990 the book was filmed. Directed by Creator/BrianDePalma and starring Creator/TomHanks, Creator/BruceWillis, and Creator/MelanieGriffith, it was a critical and commercial disaster. Writer Julie Salamon was granted full access during the TroubledProduction and her book ''The Devil's Candy'' explains what went wrong.

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In 1990 the book was filmed. Directed by Creator/BrianDePalma and starring Creator/TomHanks, Creator/BruceWillis, and Creator/MelanieGriffith, it was a critical and commercial disaster. Writer Julie Salamon was granted full access during the TroubledProduction and her book book, ''The Devil's Candy'' Candy'', explains what went wrong.
24th Apr '14 2:58:38 PM Tropesofknowledge
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22nd Mar '14 1:01:04 PM m8e
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* RaceLift: Alan Arkin was originally cast as the Judge, but when the producers decided to change the character from Jewish to African-American, he was replaced by MorganFreeman. The change was due to complaints led by SpikeLee that, as it was, the story was racist.

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* RaceLift: Alan Arkin was originally cast as the Judge, but when the producers decided to change the character from Jewish to African-American, he was replaced by MorganFreeman. The change was due to complaints led by SpikeLee Creator/SpikeLee that, as it was, the story was racist.
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