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''[[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1433108/ Faster]]'' is a 2010 movie starring [[DwayneJohnson Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson]] and BillyBobThornton. Johnson plays [[NoNameGiven "Driver"]], a getaway driver just released after ten years in prison, who immediately goes on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge against the gang of thugs who killed his gang (including his older brother) and stole their bank heist money. Thornton plays "Cop", a burn-out junkie of a detective looking to close out his career on a high note by bringing Driver in. Thrown into the mix is "Killer", a BloodKnight hit man looking to complete OneLastJob before retiring to marry his girlfriend.

The film marked a return to the action movies that were Johnson's bread-and-butter before switching to [[RaceToWitchMountain more family-]][[TheToothFairy friendly fare]]. It did not do well at the box office, due to a combination of a sparse plot that kept going on random tangents into Driver's backstory, the "action" consisting of a couple of car chases and Johnson strolling into a building, shooting his target in the head and leaving, and strong box office competition including ''Disney/{{Tangled}},'' ''[[Film/HarryPotter Deathly Hallows Part I]]'', and ''{{Unstoppable}}''.
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!!Faster contains examples of the following tropes:

* AbusiveParents: Implied to have happened to Driver, but it's all vaguely mentioned by his mother.
* AntiHero: Type V's all around.
* AntiVillain: Type I's all around.
* ArcWords: "Forgiveness" and "Finishing what I started" are mentioned throughout.
* BadAssDecay: Killer starts out relatively cool and intimidating but by the end confrontation, he's nothing more than a whining ManChild who wants Driver to acknowledge his "skills."
* BestServedCold: Driver takes out his targets with the same vaguely annoyed expression on his face.
* BillingDisplacement: Tom Berringer is listed in the credits before Oliver Jackson-Cohen (Killer) or CarlaGugino (Cicero). He's in the movie for maybe three minutes as Driver's prison warden.
* BloodKnight: Killer.
* BottomlessMagazines: Averted, Driver is seen reloading his HandCannon several times using a speedloader.
** [[spoiler:In the AlternateEnding Killer is able to get off the first shot at Driver, only for his slide to lock back on an empty magazine. He reaches for another magazine and gets shot by Driver.]]
* BrokenAce: Killer. He's succeeded at everything he's done, but he's doing it because he was crippled as a child. Consequently, he does not take losing well.
* CarFu: In the AlternateEnding [[spoiler:Driver and Killer play a game of chicken with their {{Cool Car}}s.]]
* ChekhovsGun: The [[spoiler:metal plate]] in Driver's [[spoiler:head. Which saves him from Cop's bullet.]]
** [[spoiler:On a couple of occasions Driver listens to someone on his car radio preaching about not letting violence and revenge control his life. The preacher turns out to be his last target and yes, the sermons were aimed at Driver.]]
* CoolCar: Driver's 1970 Chevy Chevelle Super-Sport. Killer has a garage full of them.
* CradlingYourKill: Happens in the AlternateEnding.
* CycleOfRevenge: [[spoiler: One of the targets Driver kills had a son and when he found out that the person calling him on the phone was Driver, he swears to kill him. Only for Driver to respond if he's prepared for that road.]]
** [[spoiler:Also shown with Lily in the AlternateEnding in which Killer dies, and a red-eyed Lily is shown practising her shooting with a determined look on her face.]]
* [[spoiler: DirtyCop: Cop. The fax Cicero looks at shows he was in the Rampart division, whose CRASH unit was involved in a notorious corruption scandal. See TheOtherWiki for details.]]
* DownerEnding: Amazingly, almost impossibily subverted.
** [[spoiler:Not originally. In the AlternateEnding Killer sees Driver's car and can't resist turning back to take him on. He dies and Lily is shown planning her own revenge on Driver. And Cop's ex-wife has gone back on drugs.]]
* DrivesLikeCrazy: Driver during the bank robbery flashback.
* DullSurprise: Let's put it this way--not going down as one of The Rock's best performances, unless breathing heavily and crying makes you worthy of an Oscar.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Shown with several characters who are trying to turn their lives around or who have people who love them.
* GottaKillThemAll
* HitmanWithAHeart: Killer
* InHarmsWay: Killer is a millionaire adrenaline junkie who is compensating for being a sick little boy when he was younger. He is always looking to "master" the next thing so much that[[spoiler: he only charges one dollar as a hitman.]]
* KarmaHoudini: Everybody still alive at the end of the movie. [[spoiler:Except Cicero, who didn't have any karma to face up to.]]
** Not everybody, just [[spoiler: Driver and Killer. Cop]] is dead.
** [[spoiler: Also Cop's wife who was responsible for everything that went wrong in the first place.]]
* KickTheSonOfABitch: All of Driver's targets [[spoiler:save for the one he doesn't kill]] deserve what's coming.
* NeverHurtAnInnocent: Driver, even to the extent of not shooting Killer when he has the chance because he's not one of his targets. Killer too doesn't shoot Driver InTheBack because a child is in the way.
* NeverTrustATrailer: The trailer showed scenes from the AlternateEnding (the CarFu confrontation between Driver and Killer) making the film look like an action movie as opposed to a revenge drama, and audiences to expect a final confrontation that never actually happens.
* MsFanservice: Killer's girlfriend, [[spoiler: and later, wife,]] doesn't mind spending an entire scene in her underwear with her robe open.
** MrFanservice: Killer himself spends an entire scene doing yoga in his underwear.
* MyNameIsInigoMontoya: Played with, though Driver isn't very chatty or polite about confronting the killers.
* NoNameGiven: No one ever says Driver or Killer's real names. Cop's name [[spoiler:Slade Humphries]] doesn't come up until the end (and then only on a computer printout). '
* NobleDemon: All three main characters, to one degree or another.
* PetTheDog: Driver [[spoiler:letting the last on his list - now a preacher who'd turned his life around - live.]]
* PyrrhicVictory: Driver clears his list [[spoiler: and ends the movie wanted for multiple murders, including a cop.]]
* {{Retirony}}: Played straight with [[spoiler: Cop]] while Averted with [[spoiler: Killer]].
* RevolversAreJustBetter: Driver's WeaponOfChoice is a [[HandCannon Ruger Super Redhawk Alaskan snubnosed revolver in the .454 Casull.]]
* RidingIntoTheSunset: Driver drives into the sunset after scattering his brother's ashes. An AlternateEnding has him being ChasedOffIntoTheSunset by police cars.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge
* ShowDontTell: The film struggles with this problem constantly. Several incredibly important emotional scenes are simply told rather than shown, such as Driver's father abusing him as a child and his girlfriend aborting his son while he was in jail without telling him, and thus barely have an impact on the viewer.
* SuspiciouslySpecificSermon: Driver is listening to a radio pastor preach about forgiveness and letting go of vengeance as he drives around murdering the people who have wronged him. Then he goes up to the last guy on his list, and lo and behold, it turns out that [[spoiler: it's the pastor, who knew that Driver escaped from the news reports, and has been preaching directly towards him in hopes that he might change his ways. He does. Sort of.]]
* ThisIsWrongOnSoManyLevels: Cicero says this word to word when Cop tells her that he married his informant.
* ThrowingOffTheDisability: The SnuffFilm guy pretends to need a cane to lure a teenaged girl back to his home.
* TreacheryCoverUp: [[spoiler:Thinking he isn't up to taking on Driver, Cop phones Cicero and asks her to tell his son he died bravely. After she finds Cop's body, Detective Cicero hides the evidence that Cop was involved in the murders.]]
* UnskilledButStrong: Killer says that Driver has no skill or technique, at least when it comes to gunplay. What he does have is pure, raw fury, talent, and a complete lack of fear.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Driver's "ghost" tattoo. Brought up early as a virtual "Do Not Fuck With Me" sign. Never seen again after the first half-hour.
** It does get an explanation, just a very brief one; it's his score board from the fights he had in prison. And by "fights", we mean "CurbStompBattle / NoHoldsBarredBeatdown " that he handed out.
* WomenAreWiser: Played irritatingly straight - all three main male characters have more moral, emotionally mature female counterparts. In fact Cop even has ''two'' such counterparts! [[spoiler:While we eventually find out Cop's wife was the one who setup Driver and his brother she seems to feel more guilt about the whole thing.]]
* WorthyOpponent: Killer sees Driver as one to him.
* XMarksTheHero: Not really shown except in the AlternateEnding, but Driver has an X scar on the back of his head from his surgery.
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