History YMMV / PublicEnemies

29th Sep '15 2:12:03 PM maxwellsilver
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* MagnificentBastard: John Dillinger.

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29th Sep '15 2:11:48 PM maxwellsilver
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29th Sep '15 2:09:28 PM maxwellsilver
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* TearJerker: ]Dillinger's death scene is also surprisingly accurate, and is surprisingly good at making the audience feel sympathetic for him before he dies.
* ValuesDissonance: It's the 30s, natch.

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* TearJerker: ]Dillinger's Dillinger's death scene is also surprisingly accurate, and is surprisingly good at making the audience feel sympathetic for him before he dies.
* %%* ValuesDissonance: It's the 30s, natch.
20th Sep '15 8:59:49 AM crazyrabbits
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* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: "Ten Million Slaves" by Otis Taylor, used in the trailer and two different scenes in the movie itself (Purvis chasing down Pretty Boy Floyd and during Dillinger's second bank robbery).

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* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: AwesomeMusic: "Ten Million Slaves" by Otis Taylor, used in the trailer and two different scenes in the movie itself (Purvis chasing down Pretty Boy Floyd and during Dillinger's second bank robbery).



* GeniusBonus / HistoricalInJoke: when being taken into custody, Makley and Pierpont say they are being "shanghaiied to Ohio". This makes sense if you know the real reason why they were sent to Ohio to stand trial, which is this: Makley, Pierpont, and Russell Clark walked into the Allen County Jail in Lima, Ohio on October 12, 1933 to break Dillinger out of jail. In the process, Pierpont shot and killed the sheriff, Jess Sarber. Pierpont, Makley and Clark were put on trial and convicted in March 1934.

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* GeniusBonus / HistoricalInJoke: when HistoricalInJoke:
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being taken into custody, Makley and Pierpont say they are being "shanghaiied "Shanghaied to Ohio". This makes sense if you know the real reason why they were sent to Ohio to stand trial, which is this: trial. Makley, Pierpont, and Russell Clark walked into the Allen County Jail in Lima, Ohio on October 12, 1933 to break Dillinger out of jail. In the process, Pierpont shot and killed the sheriff, Jess Sarber. Pierpont, Makley and Clark were put on trial and convicted in March 1934.



* JerkassWoobie: John Dillinger, definitely during his humane moments. Witnessing Billie Frechette taken away in handcuffs in particular, and crying as he drives away unnoticed.
** Dillinger was so distraught by Billie's arrest that he considered intending to rescue her while she was being transported to St. Paul to stand trial, which everyone else in the gang - John Hamilton, Baby Face Nelson, Homer Van Meter and Tommy Carroll all were against. Van Meter, however, did know where they could get vests. Indeed, that Friday morning, a few days after Billie was arrested, Dillinger and Van Meter went to Warsaw, Indiana, where they took a police officer, Judd Pittenger, hostage (there was a brief struggle where Pittenger tried grabbing the barrel on Dillinger's Thompson, and Pittenger was then pistol-whipped by Van Meter) and walked him to the police station armory at gunpoint, where they took a number of pistols and bulletproof vests.

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* JerkassWoobie: John Dillinger, definitely during his humane moments. Witnessing Billie Frechette taken away in handcuffs in particular, and crying as he drives away unnoticed.
** Dillinger
unnoticed. He was so distraught by Billie's arrest that he considered intending to rescue her while she was being transported to St. Paul to stand trial, which everyone else in the gang - John Hamilton, Baby Face Nelson, Homer Van Meter and Tommy Carroll all were against. Van Meter, however, did know where they could get vests. Indeed, that Friday morning, a few days after Billie was arrested, Dillinger and Van Meter went to Warsaw, Indiana, where they took a police officer, Judd Pittenger, hostage (there was a brief struggle where Pittenger tried grabbing the barrel on Dillinger's Thompson, and Pittenger was then pistol-whipped by Van Meter) and walked him to the police station armory at gunpoint, where they took a number of pistols and bulletproof vests.



* TearJerker: The ending is surprisingly good at making you forget that Dillinger was in fact a ruthless gangster that regularly killed innocent people. However, Dillinger's death scene is also surprisingly accurate.
** Except he didn't. In truth Dillinger was a blue-collar crook who planned his robberies around ''not'' killing people. The only time he ever killed someone was on January 15, 1934 when he lost his temper during a bank robbery in East Chicago, Indiana and gunned down a police officer named William O'Malley. Since he never was convicted, whether Dillinger was the robber who gunned down O'Malley is sometimes questioned.
*** He was in it for the money, the thrill, and as revenge against a corrupt system he felt betrayed the common man like himself. Dillinger despised cold-blooded killers like Bonnie and Clyde and Baby Face Nelson because he was wise enough to know that he was a VillainProtagonist and the people coming after him were just doing their jobs.
*** Dillinger ''hated'' that he had been forced to work with a murderous bastard like Nelson later in his career, and never bothered to try and hide it. He even threatened to kill Nelson himself if he shot at anyone needlessly. This once happened when Nelson wounded a deaf man during their robbery of the First National Bank in Mason City, Iowa on March 13, 1934 - ten days after Dillinger escaped from Crown Point. Dillinger called Nelson out on this. This resentment was mutual: Nelson hated the fact that Dillinger got all the attention, and how the press were drooling all over him (Dillinger's exploits were popping up in every major newspaper across the country; the papers were so obsessed with Dillinger that [[WorstNewsJudgmentEver every reported sighting was grounds for a new front page article]], quite a contrast to BonnieAndClyde.
*** Actually, a few Dillinger robberies did see officers get shot. Not by Dillinger, though. The shooters were usually either Nelson or Van Meter.
*** But the film version was a ruthless gangster who killed innocent people.
** That makes #5 on [[http://www.cracked.com/article_16630_6-baffling-mistakes-every-movie-criminal-makes.htmlthis list]] TruthInTelevision.

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* TearJerker: The ending is surprisingly good at making you forget that Dillinger was in fact a ruthless gangster that regularly killed innocent people. However, Dillinger's ]Dillinger's death scene is also surprisingly accurate.
** Except he didn't. In truth Dillinger was a blue-collar crook who planned his robberies around ''not'' killing people. The only time he ever killed someone was on January 15, 1934 when he lost his temper during a bank robbery in East Chicago, Indiana
accurate, and gunned down a police officer named William O'Malley. Since he never was convicted, whether Dillinger was is surprisingly good at making the robber who gunned down O'Malley is sometimes questioned.
*** He was in it
audience feel sympathetic for the money, the thrill, and as revenge against a corrupt system he felt betrayed the common man like himself. Dillinger despised cold-blooded killers like Bonnie and Clyde and Baby Face Nelson because he was wise enough to know that he was a VillainProtagonist and the people coming after him were just doing their jobs.
*** Dillinger ''hated'' that
before he had been forced to work with a murderous bastard like Nelson later in his career, and never bothered to try and hide it. He even threatened to kill Nelson himself if he shot at anyone needlessly. This once happened when Nelson wounded a deaf man during their robbery of the First National Bank in Mason City, Iowa on March 13, 1934 - ten days after Dillinger escaped from Crown Point. Dillinger called Nelson out on this. This resentment was mutual: Nelson hated the fact that Dillinger got all the attention, and how the press were drooling all over him (Dillinger's exploits were popping up in every major newspaper across the country; the papers were so obsessed with Dillinger that [[WorstNewsJudgmentEver every reported sighting was grounds for a new front page article]], quite a contrast to BonnieAndClyde.
*** Actually, a few Dillinger robberies did see officers get shot. Not by Dillinger, though. The shooters were usually either Nelson or Van Meter.
*** But the film version was a ruthless gangster who killed innocent people.
** That makes #5 on [[http://www.cracked.com/article_16630_6-baffling-mistakes-every-movie-criminal-makes.htmlthis list]] TruthInTelevision.
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28th Jul '15 11:32:21 PM maxwellsilver
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* HilariousInHindsight: Purvis using various firearms in this film must seem this way after seeing Christian Bale play [[Film/TheDarkKnightRises a caped crusader who doesn't like killing or using firearms]].
8th Jul '14 5:51:36 AM SeptimusHeap
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* RoleAssociation: [[PiratesOfTheCaribbean Captain Jack Sparrow]] is out there robbing banks and it's up to [[Film/TheDarkKnightSaga Batman]] to stop him! Ironically, Creator/ChristianBale and JohnnyDepp are much better known than most of the other actors.
** [[TheLordOfTheRings Faramir]] is a member of Dillinger's gang.
** [[TheWire Judge Phelan]] has a brief role as, ironically, a sort of Depression-era [[AmoralAttorney Maurice Levy]].
28th Dec '13 6:45:07 PM nombretomado
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* RoleAssociation: [[PiratesOfTheCaribbean Captain Jack Sparrow]] is out there robbing banks and it's up to [[Film/TheDarkKnightSaga Batman]] to stop him! Ironically, ChristianBale and JohnnyDepp are much better known than most of the other actors.

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* RoleAssociation: [[PiratesOfTheCaribbean Captain Jack Sparrow]] is out there robbing banks and it's up to [[Film/TheDarkKnightSaga Batman]] to stop him! Ironically, ChristianBale Creator/ChristianBale and JohnnyDepp are much better known than most of the other actors.
29th Jul '13 11:15:24 AM TVRulezAgain
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* CompleteMonster: Baby-Face Nelson. And to make matters worse, he was also pretty ruthless in life too.
22nd Jul '13 11:11:29 PM gzl5000
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** Except he didn't. In truth Dillinger was a blue-collar crook who planned his robberies around ''not'' killing people. The only time he ever killed someone was on January 15, 1934 when he accidentally lost his temper during a bank robbery in East Chicago, Indiana and gunned down a police officer named William O'Malley. Since he never was convicted, whether Dillinger was the robber who gunned down O'Malley is sometimes questioned.

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** Except he didn't. In truth Dillinger was a blue-collar crook who planned his robberies around ''not'' killing people. The only time he ever killed someone was on January 15, 1934 when he accidentally lost his temper during a bank robbery in East Chicago, Indiana and gunned down a police officer named William O'Malley. Since he never was convicted, whether Dillinger was the robber who gunned down O'Malley is sometimes questioned.
26th Mar '13 1:12:34 PM dmcreif
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* CompleteMonster: Baby-Face Nelson.

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* CompleteMonster: Baby-Face Nelson. And to make matters worse, he was also pretty ruthless in life too.
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