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31st Aug '17 8:17:37 PM PaulA
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* Conrad Metcalf, the protagonist of Creator/JonathanLethem's ''Gun, With Occasional Music''. is a hard-boiled detective in a world that doesn't really have a use for them anymore.

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* Conrad Metcalf, the protagonist of Creator/JonathanLethem's ''Gun, With Occasional Music''. ''Literature/GunWithOccasionalMusic'' is a hard-boiled detective in a world that doesn't really have a use for them anymore.
20th Jul '17 5:18:34 AM qx100
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* Incredibly prevalent in the aptly name ''VideoGame/LANoire'', with the character of [[TheBigGuy Rusty Gollaway]] topping the set as the hardest boiled.
4th Jun '17 4:58:08 PM Prinzenick
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* Private Detective Shamus H. Goldcrow from ''WesternAnimation/TheTwistedTalesOfFelixTheCat'' is a parody of the archetype.
27th Mar '17 3:48:03 PM BaronVonFistcrunch
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* Tequila Yuen (Chow Yun-fat) in ''Film/HardBoiled'' is Creator/JohnWoo's take on the character. He's even referred to as one by the BigBad during the film's climax.

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* Tequila Yuen (Chow Yun-fat) in ''Film/HardBoiled'' is Creator/JohnWoo's take on the character. He's even referred to as one by the BigBad during the film's climax. And being a John Woo take on the character, he racks up a significantly higher bodycount than most examples.



* ''VideoGame/MaxPayne'' borrows just as much from Hardboiled Detective fiction and Film Noir as it does the HeroicBloodshed genre. In the first two games, he's an actual police officer as opposed to a private detective, going on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge. The third game plays the spirit of the trope a bit straighter, however. Max is no longer a police officer and works as private security, and spends most of the game trying to rescue a DamselInDistress and overcoming [[TheAlcoholic his alcoholism]]. Though, the setting switches ([[{{Flashback}} mostly]]) from gritty and dark New York to bright and vibrant São Paulo.

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* ''VideoGame/MaxPayne'' borrows just as much from Hardboiled Detective fiction and Film Noir FilmNoir as it does the HeroicBloodshed genre. In the first two games, he's an actual police officer as opposed to a private detective, going on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge. The third game plays the spirit of the trope a bit straighter, however. Max is no longer a police officer and works as private security, and spends most of the game trying to rescue a DamselInDistress and overcoming [[TheAlcoholic his alcoholism]]. Though, the setting switches ([[{{Flashback}} mostly]]) from gritty and dark New York to bright and vibrant São Paulo.
11th Feb '17 9:46:04 AM DeductionTime
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* Podcast/ThePenumbraPodcast has Juno Steel, who certainly qualifies.
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31st Jan '17 11:24:30 AM KneadToKnow
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* When Michael Connelly's Literature/HarryBosch isn't in the employ of the LAPD, he usually has plenty of overtones of this.
22nd Jan '17 2:48:16 AM Morgenthaler
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* The 1980s TV adaption of ''Literature/MikeHammer'' is either a straight example or a parody, depending on who you ask.

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* The 1980s TV adaption of ''Literature/MikeHammer'' is [[IndecisiveParody either a straight example or a parody, parody]], depending on who you ask.
22nd Dec '16 9:47:49 PM Xtifr
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The hardboiled detective is generally a KnightInSourArmor or even an AntiHero who lives in a world of BlackAndGrayMorality. He's a PrivateDetective or AmateurSleuth--usually the former. His services are required because the police are [[PoliceAreUseless useless]], [[DirtyCop corrupt]] or [[BadCopIncompetentCop both]], so he'll never be a cop, though he may be a [[RetiredBadass retired]] one. Expect him to keep a [[INeedAFreakingDrink bottle of scotch]] in his desk, which is probably located in an office in the [[TheCityNarrows low rent district]]. Recent depictions typically include the trademark [[BadassLongcoat trenchcoat]] and [[NiceHat fedora]] over a rumpled suit, made popular by Creator/HumphreyBogart. While always cynical, the more heroic ones will usually abide by a rigid code that sees them solve the case, or at least fulfill their obligation to their client, regardless of how tricky it gets for them due to HonorBeforeReason.

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The hardboiled detective is generally a KnightInSourArmor or even an AntiHero who lives in a world of BlackAndGrayMorality. He's a PrivateDetective or AmateurSleuth--usually the former. His services are required because the police are [[PoliceAreUseless useless]], [[DirtyCop corrupt]] or [[BadCopIncompetentCop both]], so he'll never be a cop, though he may be a [[RetiredBadass retired]] one. Expect him to keep a [[INeedAFreakingDrink bottle of scotch]] in his desk, which is probably located in an office in the [[TheCityNarrows low rent district]]. Recent depictions typically include the trademark [[BadassLongcoat trenchcoat]] and [[NiceHat fedora]] over a rumpled suit, made popular by Creator/HumphreyBogart. While always cynical, the more heroic ones will usually abide by a rigid code that sees them solve the case, or at least fulfill their obligation to their client, regardless of how tricky it gets for them due to HonorBeforeReason.
Creator/HumphreyBogart.
9th Oct '16 4:10:57 AM Morgenthaler
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* Sam Diamond (Peter Falk) in ''Film/MurderByDeath'' is a parody.

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* Sam Diamond (Peter Falk) in ''Film/MurderByDeath'' is a parody.parody, especially of the Creator/HumphreyBogart versions of the hardboiled detective.
21st Sep '16 12:41:38 AM PaulA
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-->-- '''Literature/PhilipMarlowe''', ''Farewell My Lovely''

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-->-- '''Literature/PhilipMarlowe''', ''Farewell My Lovely''
''Literature/FarewellMyLovely''



* Creator/RaymondChandler's Literature/PhilipMarlowe, protagonist of ''Literature/TheBigSleep'', ''Farewell, My Lovely'', and other novels, is an iconic and much-copied example. Even the introduction to Marlowe in recent prints sums this trope up pretty well:

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* Creator/RaymondChandler's Literature/PhilipMarlowe, protagonist of ''Literature/TheBigSleep'', ''Farewell, My Lovely'', ''Literature/FarewellMyLovely'', and other novels, is an iconic and much-copied example. Even the introduction to Marlowe in recent prints sums this trope up pretty well:
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