History YMMV / The51stState

8th Nov '17 11:31:04 AM Kalaong
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* CastingGag: The film's idea was conceived of before Creator/SamuelLJackson made it big, with Creator/LaurenceFishburne being considered for the role of Elmo. See ShoutOut for the gag.


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* JerkassWoobie: The skinheads. Pretty much every scene they're in shows them taking damage due to their own recklessness and stupidity. Of course, they're Nazis so you don't really feel bad for them.
4th May '16 4:19:28 AM Kalaong
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** Elmo's life of crime as a result of being arrested for marijuana possession is darkly hilarious in light of the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cannabis_policy_of_Colorado 2012 legalization of marijuana in Colorado]] - which was an unmitigated Good Thing™ for the state both socially and economically.



** Dawn is likewise more recognisable as [=McKenzie=] Hale from ''Series/TheNewsroom''.

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** Dawn is likewise more recognisable as [=McKenzie=] Hale from ''Series/TheNewsroom''.''Series/TheNewsroom''.
* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotPolitical: The film never mentions it again after the introduction, but Elmo would have spent his life as a legitimate chemist(with perhaps a small sideline growing pot) if not his nascent career being ruined by a ''single'' arrest for marijuana possession. Instead, he became a comedic version of [[Series/BreakingBad Walter White]]. See also HilariousInHindsight.
21st Oct '15 3:43:45 PM fearlessnikki
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* AmericansHateTingle: The film was panned by American critics but got better reviews over in Britain.
* HilariousInHindsight: Since this was before both actors had really made it big, it's hilarious to see [[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse Nick Fury]] teaming up with [[Series/OnceUponATime Rumpelstiltskin]] and selling drugs to [[Film/HarryPotter Xenophilius Lovegood]].
* LoveToHate: Kane who's so crooked and yet so {{Adorkable}} you almost want to see him succeed. Being played by Sean Pertwee helps too.
* PlayingAgainstType: Emily Mortimer as a FemmeFatale?
* RetroactiveRecognition:
** Kane is played by Sean Pertwee, who's now more fondly remembered as [[Film/DogSoldiers Sgt Wells]]. Or else [[{{Series/Gotham}} Alfred the Butler]].
** Dawn is likewise more recognisable as [=McKenzie=] Hale from ''Series/TheNewsroom''.
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