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30th Dec '16 11:40:11 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* The protagonist of ''Literature/GetShorty'', Chili Palmer ''is'' one of these and it's noted at one point how the loans he enforces have like 150% interest on them. He's pretty reasonable about it though, and an important part of his character is that he's such a confident BadAss in his mannerisms that people ''will'' play these debts without his needing to resort to physical violence.

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* The protagonist of ''Literature/GetShorty'', Chili Palmer ''is'' one of these and it's noted at one point how the loans he enforces have like 150% interest on them. He's pretty reasonable about it though, and an important part of his character is that he's such a confident BadAss badass in his mannerisms that people ''will'' play these debts without his needing to resort to physical violence.
12th Dec '16 9:23:00 AM Vir
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'''Stewie''': Oh. Alright then. [Drains the glass of Orange Juice he is holding] ... Ahh, that is some good OJ!... [Slams the empty glass into Brians eye] Did that hurt? HUH? Did that hurt? '''WHERE'S MY MONEY?! WHERE'S MY MONEY?!!'''

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'''Stewie''': Oh. Alright then. [Drains the glass of Orange Juice orange juice he is holding] ... Ahh, that is some good OJ!... [Slams the empty glass into Brians eye] Did that hurt? HUH? Did that hurt? '''WHERE'S MY MONEY?! WHERE'S MY MONEY?!!'''
6th Dec '16 12:23:52 PM Morgenthaler
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** ''Yakuza 4'' introduces Shun Akiyama, who is one of the new playable characters. It's actually a subversion, as in contrast to other loan sharks, the company he works for, Sky Finance, barely charges any interest on their loans and don't slander the competition or bully people into buying loans. Akiyama often doesn't bother to collect or forgets about the loan. This makes them a lot more successful than other loan sharks, enough that a trio of guys from another company try and beat on him. Considering that Akiyama is just as much of a {{Badass}} as the other characters of the series, it doesn't end well for them.

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** ''Yakuza 4'' introduces Shun Akiyama, who is one of the new playable characters. It's actually a subversion, as in contrast to other loan sharks, the company he works for, Sky Finance, barely charges any interest on their loans and don't slander the competition or bully people into buying loans. Akiyama often doesn't bother to collect or forgets about the loan. This makes them a lot more successful than other loan sharks, enough that a trio of guys from another company try and beat on him. Considering that Akiyama is just as much of a {{Badass}} badass as the other characters of the series, it doesn't end well for them.



* In ''VideoGame/{{STALKER}}: Call of Pripyat'', the Bandit leader in the Jupiter area, Jack, runs a loan business by pushing interests into his clients. One of his, Vano, is unable to pay off his debt and is being hunted by the Bandits, taking refuge from them in [[TruceZone the train station currently being used by Duty and Freedom]]. The player can help Vano by either paying off his debt for him, scaring Jack into forgetting the debt, or [[{{Badass}} if you're feeling up to it]], wiping out Jack and the Bandits. [[spoiler:Given that trying to pay off the debt will get you mugged on your way out, and killing the Bandits will net you Jack's rare Armsel semi-automatic shotgun and a ton of grenades, the third option is honestly the best one.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/{{STALKER}}: Call of Pripyat'', the Bandit leader in the Jupiter area, Jack, runs a loan business by pushing interests into his clients. One of his, Vano, is unable to pay off his debt and is being hunted by the Bandits, taking refuge from them in [[TruceZone the train station currently being used by Duty and Freedom]]. The player can help Vano by either paying off his debt for him, scaring Jack into forgetting the debt, or [[{{Badass}} if you're feeling up to it]], it, wiping out Jack and the Bandits. [[spoiler:Given that trying to pay off the debt will get you mugged on your way out, and killing the Bandits will net you Jack's rare Armsel semi-automatic shotgun and a ton of grenades, the third option is honestly the best one.]]
3rd Dec '16 2:20:57 PM AtticusOmundson
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* Hal goes to one on ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle'' to pay Malcolm's college tuition, explaining that there's no way he can pay it back, but he's offering to be the guy who gets his thumbs broken as a lesson to everyone else.

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* Hal goes to one on ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle'' to pay Malcolm's college tuition, explaining that there's no way he can pay it back, but he's offering to be the guy who gets his thumbs broken as a lesson to everyone else. He quickly changes his mind once the loaner suggests that he could simply not give Hal the money and still break his legs.
3rd Dec '16 10:52:56 AM Prfnoff
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* In ''Theatre/TheLittleFoxes'', the Hubbards allegedly "made their money charging awful interest to poor, ignorant niggers and cheating them on what they bought," which is why Birdie's mother never trusted them.

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* In ''Theatre/TheLittleFoxes'', the Hubbards allegedly are said to have "made their money charging awful interest to poor, ignorant niggers and cheating them on what they bought," which is why Birdie's mother never trusted them.
3rd Dec '16 10:51:28 AM Prfnoff
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* Ibsen's most famous play, ''Theatre/ADollsHouse'', deconstructs the trope by having the final payment and signing off of the loan cause more trouble than the loan itself ever did, and the "loan shark", Krogstad, isn't just an evil and unidimensional JerkAss stock character but a fully realised human being with his own flaws, virtues and motivations.

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* Ibsen's most famous play, ''Theatre/ADollsHouse'', ''Theatre/ADollsHouse'' deconstructs the trope by having the final payment and signing off of the loan cause more trouble than the loan itself ever did, and the "loan shark", Krogstad, isn't just an evil and unidimensional JerkAss stock character but a fully realised human being with his own flaws, virtues and motivations.motivations.
* In ''Theatre/TheLittleFoxes'', the Hubbards allegedly "made their money charging awful interest to poor, ignorant niggers and cheating them on what they bought," which is why Birdie's mother never trusted them.
22nd Nov '16 4:19:49 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Truck Turner'', one of the hero's old friends is in debt to a shady fellow. A RunningGag is that he keeps making a few extra marks on the IOU that exponentially raise the debt every time his debtor angers him. He turns a 1 into a 4 the first time, for example.

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* In ''Truck Turner'', ''Film/TruckTurner'', one of the hero's old friends is in debt to a shady fellow. A RunningGag is that he keeps making a few extra marks on the IOU that exponentially raise the debt every time his debtor angers him. He turns a 1 into a 4 the first time, for example.



* ''Film/DirtyWork''. Dr. Farthing (ChevyChase) the gambling-addicted doctor is being "asked" to pay back his loans.

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* ''Film/DirtyWork''. Dr. Farthing (ChevyChase) (Creator/ChevyChase) the gambling-addicted doctor is being "asked" to pay back his loans.



* One of these kicks off the plot of Ringo Lam's ''Full Contact''. Chow Yun-Fat's character rescues his brother from a loan shark, who the brother borrowed money from in order to pay for their mother's funeral. Since Chow had to kick the asses of his men in order to secure his brother's release, the loan shark is pissed. The brother mentions a friend of his who is looking for people to cut in on a job, which they can use to pay off the loan shark and get him out of their hair. The friend in question, Judge, and his gang were shown in the opening scene to be nothing but bad news, and the loan shark makes a deal with this guy behind Chow's back to have him killed during the job. Chow survives the resultant betrayal and hit attempt, and [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge you better believe he wants payback]].
* The movie ''Tom Cats'' had a cartoonist going to Vegas for a friends wedding, where he ends up losing thousands, even though he said he had stopped. The casino owner said the roll was legitimate because he gave the dice to a hooker, who rolled for him. This kicks off the main plot.
* The Hong Kong comedy movie ''Shark Busters'' has these (and they are more honest and fair than the legal versions).

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* One of these kicks off the plot of Ringo Lam's ''Full Contact''.''Film/FullContact''. Chow Yun-Fat's character rescues his brother from a loan shark, who the brother borrowed money from in order to pay for their mother's funeral. Since Chow had to kick the asses of his men in order to secure his brother's release, the loan shark is pissed. The brother mentions a friend of his who is looking for people to cut in on a job, which they can use to pay off the loan shark and get him out of their hair. The friend in question, Judge, and his gang were shown in the opening scene to be nothing but bad news, and the loan shark makes a deal with this guy behind Chow's back to have him killed during the job. Chow survives the resultant betrayal and hit attempt, and [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge you better believe he wants payback]].
* The movie ''Tom Cats'' ''Film/TomCats'' had a cartoonist going to Vegas for a friends wedding, where he ends up losing thousands, even though he said he had stopped. The casino owner said the roll was legitimate because he gave the dice to a hooker, who rolled for him. This kicks off the main plot.
* The Hong Kong comedy movie ''Shark Busters'' ''Film/SharkBusters'' has these (and they are more honest and fair than the legal versions).



* In the first ''Otto'' movie, Otto borrows 1000 marks (minus exorbitant fees) from a LoanShark and very soon has a debt of exactly 9876.50 marks. HilarityEnsues as he tries to get the money.

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* In the first ''Otto'' ''Film/{{Otto}}'' movie, Otto borrows 1000 marks (minus exorbitant fees) from a LoanShark and very soon has a debt of exactly 9876.50 marks. HilarityEnsues as he tries to get the money.
22nd Nov '16 4:16:54 AM Morgenthaler
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* The hero of Creator/TakeshiKitano's ''Hana-bi'' (''Fireworks'') should really have known better than borrow money from the yakuza. However, he might be even more {{Badass}} than them, being played by Beat Takeshi and all.

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* The hero of Creator/TakeshiKitano's ''Hana-bi'' (''Fireworks'') should really have known better than borrow money from the yakuza. However, he might be even more {{Badass}} badass than them, being played by Beat Takeshi and all.
26th Oct '16 9:49:04 AM Peteman
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* Kokona's father is in serious debt to one in ''VideoGame/YandereSimulator'', to the point where Kokona has taken to EnjoKosai in order to try to help him. Yandere-chan can help them in her own special way -- namely by [[spoiler:kidnapping the loan-shark's daughter, Musume, and forcing him to let all his customers go]].

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* Kokona's father is in serious debt to one in ''VideoGame/YandereSimulator'', to the point where Kokona has taken to EnjoKosai in order to try to help him. Yandere-chan can help them in her own special way -- namely by [[spoiler:kidnapping the loan-shark's daughter, Musume, and forcing him to let all his customers go]]. The loan shark's name is, [[MeaningfulName appropriately enough]], [[JapaneseRanguage "Ronshaku"]].
26th Oct '16 9:39:10 AM Atha
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** In TheTwenties, after limitations on interest rates were enacted, some loaners [[LoopholeAbuse used the excuse]]dded RealLife section they were not loaning money but that they were just buying the salaries of their debtors.

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** In TheTwenties, after limitations on interest rates were enacted, some loaners [[LoopholeAbuse used the excuse]]dded RealLife section excuse]] that they were not loaning money but that they were just buying the salaries of their debtors.
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