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5th Feb '12 4:30:33 AM erforce
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* Early 2000's sitcom ''Series/{{Harware}}''.

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* Early 2000's sitcom ''Series/{{Harware}}''.''Series/{{Hardware}}''.
5th Feb '12 4:29:31 AM erforce
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[[redirect:Film/{{Hardware}}]]

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[[redirect:Film/{{Hardware}}]]Hardware may refer to:

* MilestoneComics book ''Comicbook/{{Hardware}}''.
* 1990 sci-fi/horror film ''Film/{{Hardware}}''.
* Early 2000's sitcom ''Series/{{Harware}}''.
5th Feb '12 4:20:44 AM erforce
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http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/hardwaremark13_7708.jpg
->"No flesh shall be spared"

{{Hardware}} is a British Sci-Fi/Horror movie directed by Richard Stanley.
In a post-apocalyptic desert, a wandering scavenger finds a dismembered robot buried in the sand, and takes the pieces back to the City to sell to Alvy, a scrap dealer. Also visiting the dealer are Moses "Hard Mo" Baxter and his {{Sidekick}} Shades. Mo is a (slightly) more professional scavenger; Shades...wears shades.
Mo buys the most of the robot bits as a Christmas present for his girlfriend Jill who is a sculptor.

Jill lives in a tightly controlled apartment block in the dangerous inner City, and has been having trouble with a prowler, but is persuaded to let Mo in and he gives her the bag full of robot. Alvy, meanwhile, has been examining the remaining robot parts more closely and has made an alarming discovery. The robot is actually a M.A.R.K. 13 cyborg, a lethal prototype killing machine capable of rebuilding itself if damaged. He contacts Mo, and in a truly outstanding example of {{Plot Induced Stupidity}} persuades Mo to come to the scrap yard - leaving Jill at home with the M.A.R.K. 13.

The robot accordingly rebuilds itself, using household appliances and sculpting tools to replace missing parts, and runs amuck. The bits left with Alvy also come to life, and Alvy is killed by lethal injection from a disembodied crawling claw. Mo, having found Alvy dead and realised the danger, rushes back to rescue Jill. Then things get seriously weird.

Shot on a very low budget, {{Hardware}} has become a definite {{cult classic}}, at least in the U.K. The story was based on a short comic strip set in the {{Judge Dredd}} universe, and the setting is generally acknowledged to be a far better depiction of a Mega-City than that seen in the 1995 film.

''Not to be confused with the unrelated superhero published by MilestoneComics of the [[Comicbook/{{Hardware}} same name]]. Or the {{ITV}} sitcom.''

!!No examples shall be spared:

* AlienSky
* {{Artificial Limbs}}: Subverted- Mo has an artificial hand, but no reference is made to it and it doesn't give him super strength.
* {{AI Is A Crapshoot}}
* BatterUp: Jill arms herself with a baseball bat near the end.
* {{Big Damn Heroes}}: Played straight once then subverted later
* BulletTime
* CassandraTruth: Lincoln is too obsessed about Jill to care about her warnings of the killer robot inside her apartment.
* ChainsawGood: One of Mark 13's limbs has a circular saw attached to it. It also grabs an actual chainsaw by the end of the movie.
* {{Cool But Inefficient}}: The M.A.R.K. 13 can inject victims with a toxin which makes them hallucinate before dying; why this is more efficient than just killing them outright is never adequately explained.
* {{Crapsack World}}: The City is basically Mega City One '' but without the Judges''.
* {{Dedication}}
* DestinationDefenestration
* {{Determinator}}: M.A.R.K. 13
* {{Expo Speak}}: Mostly averted but there are a couple of particularly jarring examples.
* EyeScream: M.A.R.K. 13 pokes Lincoln's eyes out when it's killing him.
* EyesOfGold: Wanderer's eyes.
* FunWithAcronyms
* HalfTheManHeUsedToBe
* {{Hallucinations}}: Side-effect from M.A.R.K. 13's neurotoxins.
* HarassingPhoneCall: Lincoln makes these to Jill.
* HelpingHands
* ImpendingDoomPOV
* InfraredXrayCamera
* KillItWithFire
* KillerRobot
* {{Lockdown}}
* LosingYourHead
* MultiArmedAndDangerous: M.A.R.K. 13.
* {{Mutants}}: Averted, exposure to radiation has caused stunted growth and deformities but no cool powers.
* NoWaterproofingInTheFuture
* OminousMusicBoxTune: Heard when Lincoln is stalking Jill with his infrared camera.
* {{Plot Induced Stupidity}}: Although Alvy's reluctance to talk over the phone is understandable he could surely have told Mo to bring Jill with him, or take her somewhere else.
* {{Psycho Prototype}}
* {{Population Control}}
* RedEyesTakeWarning
* {{Scavenger World}}: Not quite, but it is implied to be going that way
* ScreamingWoman
* SelfConstructedBeing: the [=MARK=] 13.
* {{Shout Out}}: To ''{{Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas}}'':
-->'''Shades''': "My heart...it feels like an alligator."
* ShowerScene
* StalkerWithACrush: Lincoln.
* {{Stunt Casting}}: [[Music/{{Motorhead}} Lemmy]] as a taxi driver, IggyPop as a D.J. and Carl [=McCoy=] from {{Fields of the Nephilim}} as the wanderer.
* SuckOutThePoison: Attempted.
* SunglassesAtNight: Shades never takes off his sunglasses.
* ThirteenIsUnlucky
* ThisIsADrill
* {{Used Future}}
* VertigoEffect
* {{Weaksauce Weakness}}:[[spoiler: The M.A.R.K.13 can be [[KillItWithWater disabled by water]]]].
* WearingAFlagOnYourHead
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Richard Stanley wrote a script for a sequel entitled ''Hardware II: Ground Zero'', but it never materialized due to rights disputes.
* WindowPain
* {{World War III}}: The story either happens at the tail end of this or sometime afterward with a more minor conflict still going on.

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http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/hardwaremark13_7708.jpg
->"No flesh shall be spared"

{{Hardware}} is a British Sci-Fi/Horror movie directed by Richard Stanley.
In a post-apocalyptic desert, a wandering scavenger finds a dismembered robot buried in the sand, and takes the pieces back to the City to sell to Alvy, a scrap dealer. Also visiting the dealer are Moses "Hard Mo" Baxter and his {{Sidekick}} Shades. Mo is a (slightly) more professional scavenger; Shades...wears shades.
Mo buys the most of the robot bits as a Christmas present for his girlfriend Jill who is a sculptor.

Jill lives in a tightly controlled apartment block in the dangerous inner City, and has been having trouble with a prowler, but is persuaded to let Mo in and he gives her the bag full of robot. Alvy, meanwhile, has been examining the remaining robot parts more closely and has made an alarming discovery. The robot is actually a M.A.R.K. 13 cyborg, a lethal prototype killing machine capable of rebuilding itself if damaged. He contacts Mo, and in a truly outstanding example of {{Plot Induced Stupidity}} persuades Mo to come to the scrap yard - leaving Jill at home with the M.A.R.K. 13.

The robot accordingly rebuilds itself, using household appliances and sculpting tools to replace missing parts, and runs amuck. The bits left with Alvy also come to life, and Alvy is killed by lethal injection from a disembodied crawling claw. Mo, having found Alvy dead and realised the danger, rushes back to rescue Jill. Then things get seriously weird.

Shot on a very low budget, {{Hardware}} has become a definite {{cult classic}}, at least in the U.K. The story was based on a short comic strip set in the {{Judge Dredd}} universe, and the setting is generally acknowledged to be a far better depiction of a Mega-City than that seen in the 1995 film.

''Not to be confused with the unrelated superhero published by MilestoneComics of the [[Comicbook/{{Hardware}} same name]]. Or the {{ITV}} sitcom.''

!!No examples shall be spared:

* AlienSky
* {{Artificial Limbs}}: Subverted- Mo has an artificial hand, but no reference is made to it and it doesn't give him super strength.
* {{AI Is A Crapshoot}}
* BatterUp: Jill arms herself with a baseball bat near the end.
* {{Big Damn Heroes}}: Played straight once then subverted later
* BulletTime
* CassandraTruth: Lincoln is too obsessed about Jill to care about her warnings of the killer robot inside her apartment.
* ChainsawGood: One of Mark 13's limbs has a circular saw attached to it. It also grabs an actual chainsaw by the end of the movie.
* {{Cool But Inefficient}}: The M.A.R.K. 13 can inject victims with a toxin which makes them hallucinate before dying; why this is more efficient than just killing them outright is never adequately explained.
* {{Crapsack World}}: The City is basically Mega City One '' but without the Judges''.
* {{Dedication}}
* DestinationDefenestration
* {{Determinator}}: M.A.R.K. 13
* {{Expo Speak}}: Mostly averted but there are a couple of particularly jarring examples.
* EyeScream: M.A.R.K. 13 pokes Lincoln's eyes out when it's killing him.
* EyesOfGold: Wanderer's eyes.
* FunWithAcronyms
* HalfTheManHeUsedToBe
* {{Hallucinations}}: Side-effect from M.A.R.K. 13's neurotoxins.
* HarassingPhoneCall: Lincoln makes these to Jill.
* HelpingHands
* ImpendingDoomPOV
* InfraredXrayCamera
* KillItWithFire
* KillerRobot
* {{Lockdown}}
* LosingYourHead
* MultiArmedAndDangerous: M.A.R.K. 13.
* {{Mutants}}: Averted, exposure to radiation has caused stunted growth and deformities but no cool powers.
* NoWaterproofingInTheFuture
* OminousMusicBoxTune: Heard when Lincoln is stalking Jill with his infrared camera.
* {{Plot Induced Stupidity}}: Although Alvy's reluctance to talk over the phone is understandable he could surely have told Mo to bring Jill with him, or take her somewhere else.
* {{Psycho Prototype}}
* {{Population Control}}
* RedEyesTakeWarning
* {{Scavenger World}}: Not quite, but it is implied to be going that way
* ScreamingWoman
* SelfConstructedBeing: the [=MARK=] 13.
* {{Shout Out}}: To ''{{Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas}}'':
-->'''Shades''': "My heart...it feels like an alligator."
* ShowerScene
* StalkerWithACrush: Lincoln.
* {{Stunt Casting}}: [[Music/{{Motorhead}} Lemmy]] as a taxi driver, IggyPop as a D.J. and Carl [=McCoy=] from {{Fields of the Nephilim}} as the wanderer.
* SuckOutThePoison: Attempted.
* SunglassesAtNight: Shades never takes off his sunglasses.
* ThirteenIsUnlucky
* ThisIsADrill
* {{Used Future}}
* VertigoEffect
* {{Weaksauce Weakness}}:[[spoiler: The M.A.R.K.13 can be [[KillItWithWater disabled by water]]]].
* WearingAFlagOnYourHead
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Richard Stanley wrote a script for a sequel entitled ''Hardware II: Ground Zero'', but it never materialized due to rights disputes.
* WindowPain
* {{World War III}}: The story either happens at the tail end of this or sometime afterward with a more minor conflict still going on.

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17th Dec '11 10:44:51 AM Trakira2289
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{{Hardware}} is a British Sci-Fi/Horror movie directed by Richard Stanley.

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{{Hardware}} is a British Sci-Fi/Horror movie directed by Richard Stanley.
5th Nov '11 4:17:05 PM nombretomado
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* {{Stunt Casting}}: [[{{Motorhead}} Lemmy]] as a taxi driver, IggyPop as a D.J. and Carl [=McCoy=] from {{Fields of the Nephilim}} as the wanderer.

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* {{Stunt Casting}}: [[{{Motorhead}} [[Music/{{Motorhead}} Lemmy]] as a taxi driver, IggyPop as a D.J. and Carl [=McCoy=] from {{Fields of the Nephilim}} as the wanderer.
24th May '11 8:19:09 PM GiantSpaceChinchilla
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* EvilSeedPlot: the [=MARK=] 13.


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* SelfConstructedBeing: the [=MARK=] 13.
23rd May '11 9:47:02 AM GiantSpaceChinchilla
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* EvilSeedPlot: the [=MARK=] 13.
10th Mar '11 3:25:47 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* [[{{ptitlezbs18uz6sqww}} Hey, It's That Guy!]] Dylan [=McDermot=] will be familiar to many tropers from his role in ''{{The Practice}}''.
10th Mar '11 3:24:10 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* {{Crowning Moment Of Funny}}: "...I hope it didn't hit anyone"



* EarWorm: "This is what you want, this what you get, this is what you want, this what you get..."



* {{Your Mileage May Vary}}: Beloved by Sci-Fi fans for it's use and subversion of tropes galore, the movie leaves a lot of other people cold.
16th Nov '10 7:30:15 PM erforce
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* EyesOfGold: Wanderer's eyes.
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