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13th Nov '17 3:48:22 PM DrFraud
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A seasoned criminal announces that he'll take on One Last Job before retirement to peaceful honest life. Usually, this leads to either a TenMinuteRetirement, or death by {{Retirony}} due to either a PlethoraOfMistakes, his superiors deciding to show him [[ResignationsNotAccepted there's only one way to leave their organization]], or the [[RedemptionEqualsDeath universe deciding there is only way back onto the straight and narrow.]] A frequently used variation with a more logical justification (and one that's probably more likely to stick in a non-fatal manner) is that this time, ItsPersonal.

In the case the criminal actually manages to pull this off, they often go on to become a RetiredOutlaw.

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A seasoned criminal announces that he'll take on One Last Job before retirement to peaceful honest life. Usually, this leads to either a TenMinuteRetirement, or death by {{Retirony}} due to either a PlethoraOfMistakes, his superiors deciding to show him [[ResignationsNotAccepted there's only one way to leave their organization]], or the [[RedemptionEqualsDeath universe deciding there is only one way back onto the straight and narrow.]] A frequently used variation with a more logical justification (and one that's probably more likely to stick in a non-fatal manner) is that this time, ItsPersonal.

In the case where the criminal actually manages to pull this off, they often go on to become a RetiredOutlaw.
31st Aug '17 12:21:22 AM PaulA
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* In the film version of ElmoreLeonard's ''Film/OutOfSight'', career bank robbers Foley and Buddy discuss their planned heist of crooked businessman Ripley as being "their Last Job." Although Foley [[LampshadeHanging questions Buddy if they knew anybody who was successful enough with a Last Job to really retire...]]

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* In the film version of ElmoreLeonard's ''Film/OutOfSight'', career bank robbers Foley and Buddy discuss their planned heist of crooked businessman Ripley as being "their Last Job." Although Foley [[LampshadeHanging questions Buddy if they knew anybody who was successful enough with a Last Job to really retire...]]
17th Aug '17 12:57:07 AM jormis29
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* ''Film/TheSaint'' is about Simon Templar's final job before he hits his predetermined retirement figure.

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* ''Film/TheSaint'' ''Film/TheSaint1997'' is about Simon Templar's final job before he hits his predetermined retirement figure.
6th Jul '17 11:42:08 AM LummoxJR
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* Brenish has two in ''Literature/{{Below}}''. Hoping to save money to marry, he plans to take an honest job in the city over the winter. He just has one more wagon heist to do so he can pay off a debt to his boss Gareth. It doesn't go well. Once Gareth learns Brenish has a treasure map, he ropes Brenish and company into a quest that would ostensibly be the last job for ''all'' of them. Unfortunately Gareth doesn't know the map is a fake, and there's no safe way to tell him.
17th Jun '17 2:02:33 PM CountDorku
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* Also parodied in ''WebVideo/OutsideXbox''. In one Show of the Week episode, Jane claims to have been dragged back in to do "one last job" in a videogame. This is followed by a montage of her being bad at that videogame.
-->'''Mike:''' Was it your last job because you got fired?\\

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* Also parodied in ''WebVideo/OutsideXbox''. In one Show of the Week episode, Jane claims to have been dragged back in to do "one last job" in a videogame. ''VideoGame/RainbowSixSiege''. This is followed by a montage of her being bad at that videogame.
''Rainbow Six: Siege''.
-->'''Mike:''' Was it your last job because you got were fired?\\
5th Jun '17 8:10:00 PM libertydude
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* [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] in ''Film/IShotJesseJames''. The titular outlaw is planning one of these at the beginning of the film, but the betrayal of Robert Ford causes him to die before he can pull it off.
30th May '17 3:49:20 AM JackG
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* Spoofed in ''Hit Man'' by Lawrence Block. A hitman decides he's going to retire, but needs a hobby to occupy his mind during retirement. So he takes up stamp collecting. But stamps can be expensive, so the novel ends with him deciding to stay with his chosen profession.
17th Mar '17 3:27:58 PM CountDorku
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* Also parodied in ''WebVideo/OutsideXbox''. In one Show of the Week episode, Jane claims to have been dragged back in to do "one last job" in a videogame. This is followed by a montage of her being bad at that videogame.
-->'''Mike:''' Was it your last job because you got fired?\\
'''Jane:''' Yes.
27th Feb '17 5:51:15 AM FurryKef
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* ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoAdvance'': starts of with a one last job situation, needless to say. Things become way more complicated then it seems.

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* ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoAdvance'': starts of with a one last job situation, needless to say. Things become way more complicated then than it seems.
17th Feb '17 6:10:57 PM jormis29
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* ''VideoGame/{{Uncharted}} 4: A Thief's End'' is Nathan Drake's "last job" as the GrandFinale of the ''Uncharted'' timeline, set at least two years after he told himself he'd stop adventuring and treasure hunting.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Uncharted}} 4: A Thief's End'' ''VideoGame/Uncharted4AThiefsEnd'' is Nathan Drake's "last job" as the GrandFinale of the ''Uncharted'' ''VideoGame/{{Uncharted}}'' timeline, set at least two years after he told himself he'd stop adventuring and treasure hunting.
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