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19th Aug '17 10:53:18 AM brother_p
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* In ''Film/TheUsualSuspects'' nebbish Verbal Kint relates the story of gangsters who invaded crime lord Kaiser Soze's home, holding his wife and children hostage to take over his business. Soze responds by [[spoiler:killing his own family rather than give in to their ransom demands]]. He then kills all but one of the gangsters (SpareAMessenger), leaving him alive to recount the story to other would-be usurpers of his criminal empire.


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* In ''Film/TheUsualSuspects'' nebbish Verbal Kint relates the story of gangsters who invaded crime lord Kaiser Soze's home, holding his wife and children hostage to take over his business. Soze responds by [[spoiler:killing his own family rather than give in to their ransom demands]]. He then kills all but one of the gangsters (SpareAMessenger), leaving him alive to recount the story to other would-be usurpers of his criminal empire.
19th Aug '17 10:52:23 AM brother_p
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* In ''Film/The Usual Suspects'' Verbal Kint relates the story of gangsters who invaded crime lord Kaiser Soze's home, holding his wife and children hostage. Soze responds by killing his own family rather than give in to their ransom demands. He then kills all but one of the gangsters, leaving him alive to recount the story to other would-be usurpers of his criminal empire.

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* In ''Film/The Usual Suspects'' ''Film/TheUsualSuspects'' nebbish Verbal Kint relates the story of gangsters who invaded crime lord Kaiser Soze's home, holding his wife and children hostage. hostage to take over his business. Soze responds by killing [[spoiler:killing his own family rather than give in to their ransom demands. demands]]. He then kills all but one of the gangsters, gangsters (SpareAMessenger), leaving him alive to recount the story to other would-be usurpers of his criminal empire.
19th Aug '17 10:44:44 AM brother_p
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* In ''Film/The Usual Suspects'' Verbal Kint relates the story of gangsters who invaded crime lord Kaiser Soze's home, holding his wife and children hostage. Soze responds by killing his own family rather than give in to their ransom demands. He then kills all but one of the gangsters, leaving him alive to recount the story to other would-be usurpers of his criminal empire.
3rd Aug '17 5:17:01 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/{{Vampirella}}'': Vampirella stops a robbery-in-progress when she first arrives on Earth. Of course, the robbers have no idea they're dealing with a vampiress until she throws them around like a bunch of ragdolls.
20th Jun '17 5:53:34 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* ''Film/RoboCop3'': A guy attempts to rob a doughnut shop. He gets lit up by twenty laser-sighted police firearms, from all the uniformed officers sitting in the shop at the time. The clerk turns to the robber and says "What's it like to be a rocket scientist?"

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* ''Film/RoboCop3'': A guy attempts [[DonutMessWithACop to rob a doughnut shop. shop.]] He gets lit up by twenty laser-sighted police firearms, from all the uniformed officers sitting in the shop at the time. The clerk turns to the robber and says "What's it like to be a rocket scientist?"
16th Jun '17 3:31:14 PM StFan
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* ''[[Film/TheAvengers2012 The Avengers]]'': [[BigBad Loki]] shouldn't have overestimated his own [[AGodAmI power level]]. He ''really'' shouldn't have, in the doing, aggravated TheIncredibleHulk. It [[https://youtu.be/l8sLAJ1R9RU?t=38s goes badly for him]].
--> '''Hulk:''' Puny god.



* ''Series/TheBeverlyHillbillies'' movie has a ShoutOut to the above ''Crocodile Dundee'' knife scene. Goons point a handgun at Jed as the Clampetts had cut them off on the freeway, then gave them [[FlippingTheBird a Californy Howdy]]. Jed stands up and points his double-barrel shotgun at them: "[[ComicallyMissingThePoint That's nice son...]] This here's what I carry!" Goon waves with a sheepish smile and [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere signals his friend to drive faster.]]

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* ''Series/TheBeverlyHillbillies'' movie has a ShoutOut to the above ''Crocodile Dundee'' knife scene. Goons point a handgun at Jed as the Clampetts had cut them off on the freeway, then gave them [[FlippingTheBird a Californy Howdy]]. Jed stands up and points his double-barrel shotgun at them: "[[ComicallyMissingThePoint That's nice son...]] This here's what I carry!" Goon waves with a sheepish smile and [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere signals his friend to drive faster.]]



** The scene referenced in the page quote and picture, in which a New York thug tries to mug Dundee with a switchblade. Dundee responds by pulling out his Bowie knife, at which point the thug realizes he's screwed up.

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** The scene referenced in the main page quote and picture, in which a New York thug tries to mug Dundee with a switchblade. Dundee responds by pulling out his Bowie knife, at which point the thug realizes he's screwed up.



'''Dundee:''' (''throws his knife, pinning the punk's mohawk to the wall'') Better than average.

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'''Dundee:''' (''throws ''[throws his knife, pinning the punk's mohawk to the wall'') wall]'' Better than average.



* This, naturally, has happened to the cinematic version of [[ComicBook/TheIncredibleHulk Bruce Banner]] nearly as often as it happens to him in the comic books.

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* This, naturally, has happened to the cinematic version of [[ComicBook/TheIncredibleHulk [[ComicBook/IncredibleHulk Bruce Banner]] nearly as often as it happens to him in the comic books.



** ''Film/TheIncredibleHulk'': Bruce Banner stops some greasy co-workers from sexually harassing a female co-worker and is threatened by them because of it. Later on, they corner him and beat him up a bit... Until Banner [[HulkingOut becomes]] his [[ComicBook/IncredibleHulk big green other self]]. It doesn't end well for his harassers.

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** ''Film/TheIncredibleHulk'': Bruce Banner stops some greasy co-workers from sexually harassing a female co-worker and is threatened by them because of it. Later on, they corner him and beat him up a bit... Until until Banner [[HulkingOut becomes]] his [[ComicBook/IncredibleHulk big green other self]]. self. It doesn't end well for his harassers.harassers.
** ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'': [[BigBad Loki]] shouldn't have overestimated his own [[AGodAmI power level]]. He ''really'' shouldn't have, in the doing, aggravated the ComicBook/IncredibleHulk. It [[https://youtu.be/l8sLAJ1R9RU?t=38s goes badly for him]].
--->'''Hulk:''' Puny god.



* ''Film/KillBill'': Whether Buck knew that Beatrix was the world's deadliest assassin or not doesn't really matter. He and the guys he brings in - aside from being completely vile - are quite unprepared for the possibility that she might wake up from her coma.
* ''Film/KillerKlownsFromOuterSpace''

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* ''Film/KillBill'': Whether Buck knew that Beatrix was the world's deadliest assassin or not doesn't really matter. He and the guys he brings in - -- aside from being completely vile - -- are quite unprepared for the possibility that she might wake up from her coma.
* ''Film/KillerKlownsFromOuterSpace''''Film/KillerKlownsFromOuterSpace'':



** A random diner patron decides to verbally abuse, pour his drink over, and assault a server who stops him from sexually harassing a waitress, only to find himself physically unable to move the tall, muscular man. [[BullyingADragon So the guy decides to throw a cup at his head as he walks away.]] [[spoiler: He later walks outside to find his truck crumpled up and stuck onto some sharpened pieces of lumber.]]

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** A random diner patron decides to verbally abuse, pour his drink over, and assault a server who stops him from sexually harassing a waitress, only to find himself physically unable to move the tall, muscular man. [[BullyingADragon So the guy decides to throw a cup at his head as he walks away.]] [[spoiler: He [[spoiler:He later walks outside to find his truck crumpled up and stuck onto some sharpened pieces of lumber.]]



* ''Film/PoliceAcademy''; trying to intimidate a police officer would usually fall into BullyingADragon territory, but in the 6th movie, the officer in question is sweet, shy, and meek-looking Officer Hook. At the beginning of the movie, she's writing a citation for a car parked in a red zone, when the owner - a bigwig in an overstuffed suit - tries to scare her out of ticketing him (claiming his brother in law is on the city council), threatening to have her demoted, and then tearing up the citation. He regrets it; she comes back quickly with additional citations (for parking too far from the curb, blocking a hydrant, having no license plate, having an expired tag, [[LaserGuidedKarma littering]], attempting to extort an officer, and destroying the first citation, along with the original one for parking in a red zone) and ''then'' tells a tow truck to impound the car. She breaks her sweet attitude to punctuate what she tells him so he won't forget it.

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* ''Film/PoliceAcademy''; trying to intimidate a police officer would usually fall into BullyingADragon territory, but in the 6th movie, the officer in question is sweet, shy, and meek-looking Officer Hook. At the beginning of the movie, she's writing a citation for a car parked in a red zone, when the owner - -- a bigwig in an overstuffed suit - -- tries to scare her out of ticketing him (claiming his brother in law brother-in-law is on the city council), threatening to have her demoted, and then tearing up the citation. He regrets it; she comes back quickly with additional citations (for parking too far from the curb, blocking a hydrant, having no license plate, having an expired tag, [[LaserGuidedKarma littering]], attempting to extort an officer, and destroying the first citation, along with the original one for parking in a red zone) and ''then'' tells a tow truck to impound the car. She breaks her sweet attitude to punctuate what she tells him so he won't forget it.



'''Hub:''' (''to Garth'') Right.\\
(''grabs Hood by the throat'')\\

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'''Hub:''' (''to Garth'') ''[to Garth]'' Right.\\
(''grabs ''[grabs Hood by the throat'')\\throat]''\\



--> '''Sherlock Holmes:''' (''spying'') That's the Irene I know.

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--> '''Sherlock Holmes:''' (''spying'') ''[spying]'' That's the Irene I know.



** ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay'' echoes the original, when the naked T-800 (played by [[ArnoldSchwarzenegger the same actor]]) walks into a biker bar and demands a biker's "clothes, boots, and motorcycle." The biker responds by blowing smoke in his face, telling him off, then extinguishing the cigar he was smoking on the terminator's chest. This decision does not end well for him.

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** ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay'' echoes the original, when the naked T-800 (played by [[ArnoldSchwarzenegger [[Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger the same actor]]) walks into a biker bar and demands a biker's "clothes, boots, and motorcycle." The biker responds by blowing smoke in his face, telling him off, then extinguishing the cigar he was smoking on the terminator's chest. This decision does not end well for him.



* ''Film/{{Transporter 2}}'': The movie opens with a violent gang of carjackers attempting to steal badass courier Frank Martin's car. When they try to beat him into giving them the code to start the car, Frank opens a can of whoopass that leaves the four men on the ground and their female accomplice fleeing in terror.

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* ''Film/{{Transporter 2}}'': ''Film/Transporter2'': The movie opens with a violent gang of carjackers attempting to steal badass courier Frank Martin's car. When they try to beat him into giving them the code to start the car, Frank opens a can of whoopass that leaves the four men on the ground and their female accomplice fleeing in terror.



* In ''Film/WhiteChicks'', a mugger grabs the expensive purse being held by a wealthy socialite and runs off. What he doesn't expect is for the "socialite" to chase him for several blocks, tackle him to the ground, and beat the crap out of him with surprisingly heavy punches. Said "socialite" is actually a male FBI agent dressed as a woman.
* ''Film/Wishmaster2EvilNeverDies'':
** Happens a lot to the [[JackassGenie Djinn]] when he's in prison. Everybody is just screaming verbal abuse and threats at him, and he just [[SlasherSmile smiles through all of it]] before doing his thing. He's disappointed when they eventually stop.
** In a more straightforward example, one of the prison guards takes an immediate dislike to the titular Djinn, and gets more and more frustrated with the guy's SmugSnake attitude, considering he had no justifiable way to strike at the guy who was ''very effectively'' passive-aggressive undermining his authority, instead of being intimidated by the clear size and weight class difference, so then he orders the Djinn back to his cell before making the error of ''wishing'' to be alone with the Djinn in human form, to enjoy ''the long, slow dance of pain.'' [[OhCrap He got his wish.]]
* ''Film/{{Witness}}'': Detective John Book is disguised as a member of an Amish family. A group of rednecks bully the Amish, unaware that there is a dedicated non-pacifist in their midst. Book warns one of the bullies that he's "making a mistake," and when he persists, Book cleans his clock.
-->'''Eli:''' It's not our way!\\
'''Book:''' But it's ''my'' way.



(''carnage ensues'')
* ''Film/Wishmaster2EvilNeverDies'': Happens a lot to the [[JackassGenie Djinn]] when he's in prison. Everybody is just screaming verbal abuse and threats at him, and he just [[SlasherSmile smiles through all of it]] before doing his thing. He's disappointed when they eventually stop.
** In a more straightforward example, one of the prison guards takes an immediate dislike to the titular Djin, and gets more and more frustrated with the guy's SmugSnake attitude, considering he had no justifyable way to strike at the guy who was ''very effectively'' passive-aggressive undermining his authority, instead of being intimidated by the clear size and weight class difference, so then he orders the Djin back to his cell before making the error of ''wishing'' to be alone with the Djin in human form, to enjoy ''the long, slow dance of pain.'' [[OhCrap He got his wish.]]
* ''Film/{{Witness}}'': Detective John Book is disguised as a member of an Amish family. A group of rednecks bully the Amish, unaware that there is a dedicated non-pacifist in their midst. Book warns one of the bullies that he's "making a mistake," and when he persists, Book cleans his clock.
-->'''Eli:''' It's not our way!\\
'''Book:''' But it's ''my'' way.
* ''Film/XMenApocalypse'': Caliban threatens to shoot Apocalypse with a gun. ''[[RealityWarper Apocalypse]]''. He's very lucky that Psylocke interrupted the conversation, which directs Apocalypse's attention towards her instead.

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(''carnage ensues'')
''[carnage ensues]''
* ''Film/Wishmaster2EvilNeverDies'': Happens a lot to the [[JackassGenie Djinn]] when he's in prison. Everybody is just screaming verbal abuse and threats at him, and he just [[SlasherSmile smiles through all of it]] before doing his thing. He's disappointed when they eventually stop.
''Film/XMen'':
** In a more straightforward example, one of the prison guards takes an immediate dislike to the titular Djin, and gets more and more frustrated with the guy's SmugSnake attitude, considering he had no justifyable way to strike at the guy who was ''very effectively'' passive-aggressive undermining his authority, instead of being intimidated by the clear size and weight class difference, so then he orders the Djin back to his cell before making the error of ''wishing'' to be alone with the Djin in human form, to enjoy ''the long, slow dance of pain.'' [[OhCrap He got his wish.]]
* ''Film/{{Witness}}'': Detective John Book is disguised as a member of an Amish family. A group of rednecks bully the Amish, unaware that there is a dedicated non-pacifist in their midst. Book warns one of the bullies that he's "making a mistake," and when he persists, Book cleans his clock.
-->'''Eli:''' It's not our way!\\
'''Book:''' But it's ''my'' way.
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''Film/XMenApocalypse'': Caliban threatens to shoot Apocalypse with a gun. ''[[RealityWarper Apocalypse]]''. He's very lucky that Psylocke interrupted the conversation, which directs Apocalypse's attention towards her instead.instead.
** Subverted in ''Film/{{Logan}}''. The introduction to the title character has him waking up to find some gang members jacking the rims on his car. Wolverine delivers the audience-expected asskicking, but finds it much harder going that we've seen in previous movies with the character, showing us that age is having its toll.



* In ''Film/WhiteChicks'', a mugger grabs the expensive purse being held by a wealthy socialite and runs off. What he doesn't expect is for the "socialite" to chase him for several blocks, tackle him to the ground, and beat the crap out of him with surprisingly heavy punches. Said "socialite" is actually a male FBI agent dressed as a woman.
* Subverted in ''Film/{{Logan}}''. The introduction to the title character has him waking up to find some gang members jacking the rims on his car. Wolverine delivers the audience-expected asskicking, but finds it much harder going that we've seen in previous movies with the character, showing us that age is having its toll.
13th Jun '17 6:42:15 AM Hjortron18
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* ''Film/DoctorStrange'': A trio of muggers corner the pre-Sorcerer Supreme Stephen Strange as he searches for Kamar-Taj, he acts like he's going to give in and surrender his beloved watch, strikes one in the face as the mugger comes closer, [[SubvertedTrope and is overcome by agony because he just tried to punch someone with a crippled hand]], leading to a vicious beating that only ends with the intervention of one Karl Mordo.

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* ''Film/DoctorStrange'': ''Film/DoctorStrange2016'': A trio of muggers corner the pre-Sorcerer Supreme Stephen Strange as he searches for Kamar-Taj, he acts like he's going to give in and surrender his beloved watch, strikes one in the face as the mugger comes closer, [[SubvertedTrope and is overcome by agony because he just tried to punch someone with a crippled hand]], leading to a vicious beating that only ends with the intervention of one Karl Mordo.
18th Mar '17 6:49:48 AM JackG
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* Subverted in ''Film/{{Logan}}''. The introduction to the title character has him waking up to find some gang members jacking the rims on his car. Wolverine delivers the audience-expected asskicking, but finds it much harder going that we've seen in previous movies with the character. Also counts as RRatedOpening, as the fight is a lot gorier.

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* Subverted in ''Film/{{Logan}}''. The introduction to the title character has him waking up to find some gang members jacking the rims on his car. Wolverine delivers the audience-expected asskicking, but finds it much harder going that we've seen in previous movies with the character. Also counts as RRatedOpening, as the fight character, showing us that age is a lot gorier.having its toll.
18th Mar '17 6:42:50 AM JackG
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* Subverted in ''Film/{{Logan}}''. The introduction to the title character has him waking up to find some gang members jacking the rims on his car. Wolverine delivers the audience-expected asskicking, but finds it much harder going that we've seen in previous movies with the character. Also counts as RRatedOpening, as the fight is a lot gorier.
17th Mar '17 5:58:52 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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* In ''Film/FlickeringLights'', two young men, who are clearly new to the whole crime thing, try robbing the main characters' restaurant. The problem is that all of the main characters are hardened criminals who are in hiding and trying to go straight, and they are therefore not frightened at all by the two men's rather pathetic attempt at being intimidating. Especially Arne who just laughs coldly at them before delivering a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown on one of them, and it is obvious he would have tried to outright kill them both if TheLeader, Thorkild, hadn't held him back.

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* In ''Film/FlickeringLights'', two young men, who are clearly new to the whole crime thing, try robbing the main characters' restaurant. The problem is that all of the main characters are hardened criminals who are in hiding and trying to go straight, and they are therefore not frightened at all by the two men's rather pathetic attempt at being intimidating. Especially Arne who just laughs coldly at them before delivering a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown on one of them, and it is obvious he would have tried to outright kill them both if TheLeader, Thorkild, hadn't held him back.
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