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''Snatch'' (stylized as ''snatch.'') is the second film by British director and recovering {{Music/Madonna}} enthusiast Creator/GuyRitchie; it was released in 2000. Like his first film, ''Film/LockStockAndTwoSmokingBarrels'', ''Snatch'' is a humorous crime caper featuring a trainwreck of villains in a cartoonish London underworld.

The film's plot is essentially broken down into two mostly separate plot threads, both of which feature [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters large ensemble casts]].

The film opens with Frankie "Four Fingers" (Creator/BenicioDelToro) stealing a huge 86 carat diamond in Antwerp. With the help of a section of [[TheMafiya the Russian Mob]] that his boss is working with, Frankie is able to smuggle the diamond onto a plane, but his gun is taken by the Russians so as to not cause problems. Frankie is advised to see Boris (Rade Šerbedžija), a local fence in London, if he wants a new gun. The Russian Gangster who took Frankie's gun, (who is actually Boris' brother) and Boris immediately begin conspiring on how to steal the diamond from Frankie before Frankie heads back home to America, without the deed leading back to them.

At this point we're introduced to Turkish (Creator/JasonStatham) and Tommy (Stephen Graham), who are the closest thing the film has to main characters. The two are shady but basically decent entrepreneurs who dabble in unlicensed boxing and slot machines. Turkish, who has a reputation for running honest fights, has a bout coming up between his best fighter and one managed by monstrous local gangster Brick Top (Alan Ford). There's just one problem for Turkish: his boxer gets knocked out and seriously injured mere days before the bout by Mickey (Creator/BradPitt), a bareknuckle boxing [[UsefulNotes/IrishTravellers Irish Traveller]]. Without a fighter, Turkish recruits Mickey to fill the empty spot, but Brick Top forces Turkish to fix the fight as compensation for the change in boxers. Turkish is uncomfortable being in Brick Top's debt and doubtful whether he can trust Mickey to go down as instructed. Both of these fears prove to be well founded.

Meanwhile, Boris has decided that the best way to go about getting the diamond without seeming to be involved is to prey on Frankie's gambling addiction. Boris gives Frankie a tip about how the upcoming fight with Brick Top's fighter is supposed to be fixed, which sends Frankie off to the bookie to place a bet on it. Boris then hires a pair of pawnbrokers (Sol (Creator/LennieJames) and Vincent (Robbie Gee)) to ambush him at Brick Top's bookie. When Frankie disappears, his boss and New York crime kingpin "Cousin Avi" (Dennis Farina) heads to London and recruits the enforcer-for-hire Bullet-Tooth Tony (Vinnie Jones) to find Frankie and the diamond.

[[HyperlinkStory The two threads parallel each other and eventually converge in surprising ways before the dust finally settles]].

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!!This film contains examples of:
* AlterKocker: The Jewish gangsters in the opening credits dress up like Alter Kocker, with Hasidic dress and Yiddish accents. Frankie Four Fingers' natural accent, however, is very Yiddish.
* AnachronicOrder: A car crash scene involving three different cars.
* AnArmAndALeg: Once Boris hears that only Franky could open the case cuffed to him, he decides to chop off Franky's hand with the case still connected.
* AntiHero: Turkish is definitely a shady character, and hardly a nice guy, but he's by far the most decent of the bunch. On account of being the only one who's not a violent criminal. Or a complete idiot.
* AnyoneCanDie
* ArcWords: "Stay Down". [[spoiler: The whole plot is started, and ultimately resolved, with Mickey repeatedly refusing to actually stay down when is ordered, threatened or even advised to do so.]]
* ArchEnemy: Brick Top to Mickey O'Neil.
--> "Do you know what ''Nemesis'' means?"
* AskAStupidQuestion
-->'''Mullet:''' What the fuck are you doin', Tone?\\
'''Tony:''' I'm driving down the street with your head stuck in my window. What do you think I'm doing, you pen-arse?
** And later:
--->'''Avi:''' Why do they call him the bullet-dodger?\\
'''Tony:'''({{Beat}}) Because [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin he dodges bullets]], Avi.
** And later:
--->'''Policeman:''' What's in the car?\\
'''Turkish:''' Seats and a steering wheel.
* BadassBystander: The girl behind the counter at Brick Top's betting shop. She stares down some flunky robbers and manages to shoot at them with their own gun before escaping.
* BadassDriver: Subverted with Tyrone. He's introduced as an experienced getaway driver, but doesn't really live up to his hype.
-->'''Sol:''' He's a natural. Ain't you, Tyrone?
-->'''Tyrone:''' 'Course I am. ''[backs the car into a parked van]''
-->'''Vincent:''' A natural fucking idiot!
* BatterUp: Turkish uses what looks like a lead-cored baseball bat to take out two similarly-armed thugs during the attack on his arcade.
* BeastlyBloodsports: Brick Top's dogfighting racket and the pikeys' hare coursing.
* BerserkButton: You don't ever want to hurt a pikey's family. It may not be immediate, but your demise is a foregone conclusion.
-->'''Turkish''': For every action, there is a reaction. And a pikey reaction … is quite a fucking thing.
* {{BFG}}: "That's a fucking anti-aircraft gun, Vincent!" Also, Bullet-Tooth Tony's "Desert Eagle. Point-five-oh."
* BenevolentBoss: Avi, sort of. He has a seemingly fatherly relationship with Frankie, affectionately calling him "Bubi" and is genuinely concerned for his well-being when he disappears (though he's even more worried about losing the diamond).
* BigBadEnsemble: Brick Top, Boris and Avi.
* BingeMontage: The "pikey funeral" for Mickey's mother.
* BlackAndGrayMorality: The most sympathetic characters are Turkish, Tommy, and the Irish Traveller clan. Turkish and Tommy are shady characters in the London underworld who run unlicensed boxing matches, gambling houses, etc. Turkish in particular is a rather cutting Deadpan Snarker. The Travellers participate in the sale of fake gold and jewels, rip off their business partners in transactions, then intimidate them with force, and at one point consider killing Tommy over a misunderstanding. The least sympathetic character is Brick Top, who routinely kills off his mooks, brutalizes dogs and puts them into lethal dogfights, kills people and feeds them to pigs to dispose of the bodies, sets fire to the caravan of one of the gypsies (burning her alive), and threatens to wipe out the rest of the clan if they don't cooperate with him. Mickey, though, seems to be portrayed as a lighter shade of grey.
* BlackComedy
* BlackGuyDiesFirst: [[spoiler:Inverted. Sol, Vinnie, Lincoln and Tyrone are on the very short list of people who ''don't'' die, although Sol, Vinnie and Lincoln get nicked.]] In the commentary tracks, Robbie Gee (who plays Vinnie) appreciatively notes this trope [[spoiler:and its aversion.]]
* BlatantLies: Boris telling people that the weight of any weapon he sells them is a sign of reliability.
* BookEnds: Turkish and Tommy sat in front of a man. [[spoiler: Doug The Head, to whom they're selling the diamond.]]
* BottomlessMagazines: Averted and followed. Bullet Tooth Tony is unable to kill Tyrone because he runs out of bullets killing Boris the bullet dodger — he pulls the trigger, the gun goes click, and he comments "You lucky bastard". In this sequence, he reloads at least once, and each magazine holds 7 shots, exactly as many as the real Desert Eagle in .50 AE holds. Later on, however, Cousin Avi gets the gun and fires 10 shots at a dog without a reload.
* BreakThemByTalking: Tony does this to Sol, Vinny, and Tyrone.
* BriefcaseFullOfMoney: The stolen diamond is placed in an attache case secured by wire to Franky's arm. When Franky is captured by the Yardies, Boris the Blade asks for Franky and his case for 10 grand. When the Yardies say no deal, Boris executes Franky and then asks for the case again. The Yardies then say that Franky was the only one who knew the combination to the case. Undeterred, Boris chops Franky's arm off, removes the wire, takes the case, and leaves the Yardies with Franky's body.
* {{Callback}}:
** The Music/{{Madonna}} track that Tony hears on the radio and gushes over is the same song that was playing when he got shot in flashback.
** Bullet-Tooth Tony's introductory shot has him slamming a victim's head in a car door, which was also an iconic moment for Jones' character Big Chris in ''Film/LockStockAndTwoSmokingBarrels''.
** Doug's daughters tell their father, each separately and then both together, "Yeah, Dad, you told us." This echoes a scene in ''Lock, Stock'' in which Big Chris and Barry say "No, Harry, you can't" in the same pattern.
* CaptainObvious: Common in result to a [[AskAStupidQuestion stupid question]]. It's especially egregious with Errol, Brick Top's [[TheDragon Dragon]].
* CassandraTruth: Played with by Errol - in spite of being the DumbMuscle in Brick Top's eyes, the few utterances he makes of his own volition would have saved Brick Top a ton of grief if heeded.
* ChekhovsGun: Turkish mocks Tommy for buying a gun, then mocks him further when the gun turns out to be defective, but Tommy successfully uses it to hold off Brick Top's {{Mooks}} and secure their escape.
* ChekhovsGunman The dog. Though he's initially introduced in the movie for some comic relief between Sol and Vinny, [[spoiler: swallowing the diamond in the back of Sol and Vinny's shop sets up Turkish and Tommy to recover the diamond when they find the dog in the abandoned pikey camp at the end of the movie, connecting the two stories together.]]
* ChekhovsSkill: Again, the dog that can [[spoiler: swallow large objects without much effort. Both times are PlayedForLaughs but the second time is important to the plot.]]
* TheChessmaster: Of all people, [[spoiler: Mickey. There's a reason he kept winning those fights. He wanted to]]. There are two steps :
** The caravan [[spoiler: scam and the FakeWeakness boxing.]]
** After Brick Top DisproportionateRetribution, the [[spoiler: killing climax.]]
* TheChewToy: Tyrone. [[spoiler: Both metaphorically and literally.]]
** There's also an actual chew toy.
* ClusterFBomb:
** Avi is waiting to explode into them at any time.
--->'''Doug the Head''': Avi!\\
'''Avi''': Shut up and sit down, you big bald fuck. I don't like leaving my country, Doug, and I especially don't like leaving it for anything other than white sandy beaches and cocktails with little straw hats.\\
'''Doug the Head''': We've got sandy beaches, Avi.\\
'''Avi''': So? Who the fuck wants to see 'em?
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1aoPYFD9Eno Just watch this DVD extra]].
** Avi's tendency to drop a ClusterFBomb at any moment isn't too surprising when you consider that he's played by the same guy who brought us [[Film/GetShorty Ray Bones]].
** According to IMDB the word "fuck" is said 163 times in the movie. The movie is 104 minutes long so it's said about one and half times per minute.
* ColdBloodedTorture: Brick Top is a fan, as evidenced by the title card, gathering information from [[spoiler: Tyrone]] and his intended execution of [[spoiler: The whole Pawn Shop gang until Sol mentions the diamond.]]
* CollidingCriminalConspiracies: The plot is driven by a variety of criminals vying over a diamond, intersecting with Irish Travelers clashing with an underground boxing promoter.
* ConcealmentEqualsCover: Averted. Tony shouts through the wall for his boss to duck, then empties the magazine at body height through the wall. He successfully hits two of the four guys in the hallway besides his boss, and the other two decide to scram.
* ContrivedCoincidence:
** The car crash scene. In a hilarious manner.
** And earlier, Boris showing up in Doug's shop.
* CoolGuns: Sol tries to rob the bookie's with a sawed-off SPAS-12.
* CountryMatters: Brick Top shows how SophisticatedAsHell he is:
--> "Do you know what Nemesis means? A righteous infliction of retribution manifested by an appropriate agent. Personified in this case by a 'orrible cunt. Me."
* CreatorCameo: In the back of the bar when we are first introduced to Doug The Head, Creator/GuyRitchie is the man reading the newspaper.
* CriticalResearchFailure: In-universe. Tommy repeats the common myth that drinking milk is 'not in sync with evolution' and that the human digestive system 'hasn't gotten used to it yet', which [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lactase_persistence is complete nonsense where Europeans are concerned]]. Turkish's reaction says it all, really.
-->'''Turkish:''' Well, fuck me. What ''have'' you been reading?
* CurbStompBattle: ''Every'' fight Mickey gets into. A good trait in a boxer? Not if he's supposed to be throwing those fights...
* DeadpanSnarker: Many characters.
** "Well, c'mon. Before ''ze Germans'' get here."
** Tommy is panicking about what to do if any of the countless things that can go wrong with the plan they're forced into go wrong. Turkish has no trouble working out the right thing to do but Tommy doesn't seem too happy with a plan involving "get murdered before we leave the building and I imagine we get fed to the pigs."
** Bullet-Tooth Tony and Avi spend most of their part in the proceedings dealing with things via copious amounts of heavy sarcasm as well.
---> '''Bullettooth Tony''': Boris the Bullet-Dodger?\\
'''Avi''': Why do they call him that?\\
'''Bullettooth Tony''': ...Because he [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin dodges bullets]], Avi.
** "Anything to declare?" "Yeah -- don't go to England!"
* DefiantToTheEnd:
** Boris curses at Tony even after being shot several times with a Desert Eagle. Tony finally decides to take his time to aim properly and puts in a point-blank headshot to make sure he doesn't get up again.
** Just before that, Tony's boss Avi is confronted by the Yardies ''[[MeleeATrois and]]'' by Boris the Blade, both demanding to give them the diamond. Both sides receive only F-bombs for an answer.
* DiagonalCut: An accidental example involving a [[{{BFS}} huge knife]] and a car crash.
-->Well, you can bring him with you if you like. But which bit would you like?
* DisappearingBullets: After Tommy suggests that Turkish sign Madfist or John the Gun to replace the injured Gorgeous George, Turkish informs him that Madfist went mad (cut to Madfist in a padded room swatting imaginary flies) and The Gun shot himself (cut to John the Gun suck-starting a Glock in the shower, with everything except the bullet hole).
* DisposingOfABody:
** Brick Top's very ''detailed'' description of how to [[FedToPigs feed a body to pigs]].
** Lincoln points out that "bad boy yardies" generally ''create'' the bodies without thought of ''erasing'' the bodies.
** The Pikeys' another modus operandi[[note]]-see DoYouWantToHaggle-[[/note]] comes with the fact that they are nomadic people, meaning that they can drop a dozen bodies in their campsite, bury them and vanish from existence. This is mentioned repeatedly throughout the movie. [[ChekhovsSkill and what do you know...]]
* DisproportionateRetribution: Upon learning that Mickey won't fight unless his mother is bought a new caravan, Brick Top's response is to set fire to Mickey's mother's existing caravan... while she's still asleep inside of it. And plans to wipe out Mickey's entire clan if he doesn't throw the fight. [[spoiler: Which means that Mickey's own revenge on Brick Top in fact comes across as pretty well deserved.]]
* DistractedFromDeath: [[spoiler:When the dog eats the diamond, Avi is so distracted by first shooting at it and then starting to chase it that he doesn't even notice that his wild shots resulted in an IJustShotMarvinInTheFace scenario and killed Tony. It's not until Avi tries to give Tony a few orders and gets no answer that he looks around, and sees the body.]]
* TheDitz: Sol, Vinnie and Tyrone, as well as Tommy.
* DoYouWantToHaggle: The Pikeys' modus operandi. Every time either Tommy or Turkish deal with them, their arguments and demands get increasingly zanier and unintelligible.
* DodgeTheBullet: Boris The Bullet Dodger seems to have a talent for making bullets miss him. In Boris' death scene, Tony has to use every bullet from a Desert Eagle clip before he manages to hit Boris, and that only works because he aims very carefully with the last shot. The .50AE Desert Eagle's absolutely hellacious recoil probably wasn't doing Tony's marksmanship any favours though.
* DoorDumb: Sol and Vinnie make an unsuccessful attempt to rob a bookie. In retreat after the bullet-proof shutters have fallen over the counter, they are stymied by the shop's door. Needless to say, after they have given up hope of getting out and collapsed to the floor (revealing their unmasked faces to the CCTV), their getaway driver, Tyrone, opens the door the other way to see what's taking them so long. In a BrickJoke, you actually see them push the door to get in.
* DramaticDeadpan: "Now... we are fucked." Tommy chastises Turkish for being seemingly calm about their ordeal, only to be told angrily by the latter that if he's expecting solutions, there are none to find.
* DramatisPersonae
* TheDragon: Errol to Brick Top, being the leader of his goons. Avi has Bullet Tooth Tony as his right hand man, who's also arguably a {{Dragon In Chief}}.
* TheDreaded: Brick Top and Boris.
* DumbassHasAPoint: ''Tyrone'' is the one who shows Sol and Vince that the bookie's door opens inwards.
* DumbMuscle: John. Errol is believed to be this, but he is the more pragmatic of the two (even if it annoys his boss).
* EpicFail: Anything attempted by Sol, Vince, or Tyrone. The bookie robbery deserves special mention.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment:
** Brick Top ordering a pair of {{Mooks}} tasered and suffocated to death with plastic bags...in full view of witnesses, whom he then effortlessly intimidates into silence.
** Bullet-Tooth Tony repeatedly slamming a man's head in a car door, then pausing to answer his car phone with a jaunty, "Bonjour!" (doubles as a CastingGag to Vinnie Jones doing the same in ''Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels'')
** The credits montage that opens the movie is essentially catching every single character in the middle of a split-second establishing moment. [[spoiler: and it spoils the very end of the film as soon as the TitleDrop.]]
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Tony's reaction to Avi's command to "look in the dog."
-->'''Tony:''' What do you ''mean'' "LOOK IN THE DOG?!"\\
'''Avi:''' I mean open him up.\\
'''Tony:''' ... it's not a tin of fucking baked beans, ''what do you mean'' "Open him up"?!\\
'''Avi:''' You know what I mean.\\
'''Tony:''' That's a bit strong, ennit?
* EvenTheSubtitlerIsStumped: Mickey is deliberately unintelligible as a response to complaints about hard-to-understand British actors in the director's previous film, and at certain points the film's subtitles resort to question marks. The DVD commentary reveals that Pitt came up with the gibberish on his own and even he has no idea what he is supposed to be saying. There is an option on the DVD to turn on "Pikey Subtitles," which explain what his and other Pikey characters are saying, but at one point even ''they'' are stumped and resort to the aforementioned "???"
* EvilOldFolks: Brick Top.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin:
-->'''Avi:''' Why do they call him the "bullet dodger"?\\
'''Tony:''' ...Because he dodges bullets, Avi.
** Also Bullet Tooth Tony, so named because of his false teeth which are bullets set in gold (bullets he was shot with no less)
* ExtremeOmnivore: The dog eats a shoe, a rubber chew toy, and an 86 karat diamond...which has actually lost a couple of karats by the time it comes out of his digestive tract.
* FakeShemp: When Vinny and Sol are sitting outside Brick-Top's Bookies, about to give him the diamond, the man that approaches the car is not really Bullet-Tooth Tony, it was a look-alike. Creator/VinnieJones didn't show up for shooting that day because he was in jail for fighting the night before.
* FakeWeakness: Tommy and Gorgeous George understand they got [[spoiler: ripped off by the pikeys]]. Things are about to get nasty if they don't flee. Suddenly, Mickey proposes a [[spoiler: boxing match to settle it down : Tommy falls for it without a second thought.]]
* FamousLastWords:
** "Almost." [[spoiler:Boris the Blade]]
** "Thank God for that." [[spoiler:Bullet-Tooth Tony]]
** "I'll cut him, I got a blade." [[spoiler:Rosebud]]
** "Gimme the fuckin' shooter!" [[spoiler:Bricktop]]
* FatBastard / FatIdiot: Tyrone
-->'''[[ThoseTwoBadGuys John and Errol]]:'''"Ah. Tyrone. [[SpeakInUnison You silly fat bastard."]]
* FedToPigs: This is what Brick Top does to anyone who really pisses him off. His monologue about the subject provides the page quote.
* FightClubbing: The various unlicensed boxing events ... featuring [[Creator/BradPitt Mr Fightclub]].
* FirstNameBasis: Only three characters' both first and last names are known (Boris Yurinov, Mickey O'Neil and Abraham Denovitz), and only the first two are said out loud in the film, the last of the three is always referred to as "(Cousin) Avi".
** Doug The Head's surname is presumably Denovitz as well (as per the name of his store), and Brick Top's surname appears to be Paulton (as called by Gary) or Paulford (as called by Sol).
* FixingTheGame: Everyone knows that Brick Top runs crooked boxing matches and Turkish does not. Which means that secretly forcing Turkish to throw a fight could be very profitable for Brick Top and his underworld cronies... or very costly if Mickey doesn't go through with it.
* FlawExploitation:
** Upon learning that Frankie has a bad gambling habit, Boris quickly finds a way to use that to make sure his pawns can ambush Frankie.
** Boris also exploits the fact that Tommy, as a relative newcomer, knows exactly zilch about guns; he ends up selling him [[ReliablyUnreliableGuns a lemon]].
* ForcedPrizeFight: A major subplot involves first getting Mickey into a fixed underground boxing match, and then forcing him to actually go along with the fix.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Tony's introduction establishes him as a polite man. Later, he talks down Vinny and co. rather than resort to violence. It all set-ups his EvenEvilHasStandards scene.
* FormerRegimePersonnel: Boris is ex-KGB, which Tony notes will make him difficult to find. This really just sets up a joke in that as Tony states this, Boris walks into Doug the Head's jewellery shop.
* FourEyesZeroSoul: Brick Top wears gigantic old fart glasses.
* GambitPileup: Including attempted ones done by people who are ''really'' bad at [[TheChessmaster chess]].
* TheGamblingAddict: Frankie Four Fingers. Every single character that knows about his gambling tries to either desperately keep him from it, or trick him into it. He's called Four Fingers for a reason.
* GenreBusting: A Brazilian review stated it was hard to qualify. "Action? Not sure, but has some electrifying scenes. Comedy? If it's not, only God can explain all the laughter in my theater. Drama? Maybe, the comic side switches into scenes that could easily enter a yellow press tabloid."
* GetawayDriver: Tyrone is this despite his size causing his exits from the car to take long. But Sol says he's really fast when the situation calls for it. [[spoiler: He is much faster on foot than you'd think, [[ForegoneConclusion but against Errol and John in a car...]]]]
* GilliganCut:
-->'''Rosebud:''' I hate Russians. I'll take care of him.\\
'''Tony:''' He's all yours, Rosebud, me old son.\\
'''Rosebud:''' Not a problem.\\
''(cut to Rosebud bleeding from his scalp)''\\
'''Rosebud:''' You gotta get me to a doctor! Shoot that fuck! And ''then'' get me to a doctor!
* GoldTooth: Bullet-Tooth Tony was shot six times in one sitting and survived. Doug the Head molded the bullets into gold (don't think too hard about that) and now Tony wears them as teeth.
* GoryDiscretionShot: Shown when Turkish says that "The Gun shot himself." We see him pointing a gun to his head, and then the camera pans to the right, showing the white bathroom wall. Next thing we know, there is a gunshot and a splatter of red blood on the wall.
* GreaterScopeVillain:
** After Mickey refuses to throw the first fight, Brick Top is seen talking to a pair of men who go unnamed. As ruthless, violent, and terrifying Brick Top is, he was clearly uneasy about these men being angry with him, and quickly began apologizing to them and promising that he would make it up to them. Considering that Brick Top has no compunctions against ordering murders in front of witnesses, one can only shudder to think how awful someone must be to make Brick Top uneasy around them.
** Jack The All Seeing Eye and Salt Peter, high-level London gangsters who "make Brick Top look like a skirt-clinging thumb-sucker".
* GroinAttack:
** Suffered by Tommy when he attempted to complain to Boris about the defective firearm he'd been sold. Boris had recently been run over and was in no mood to listen.
** Brick threatens a rowdy spectator with cutting his "fucking Jacobs off" if he ever shouts at him again, and then cuts him in the leg just to show that he is not kidding.
* [[GuileHero GuileAntihero]]: Turkish's default setting, although by the end of the film he can't outgambit the others.
* HairTriggerSoundEffect: Once the dahg swallows the chew toy, its presence is announced by noticeably squeaky breathing.
* HandCannon:
** Tony's Desert Eagle.
** Tommy's enormous, broken revolver. Boris even notes that it's really heavy as a selling point.
* HandcuffedBriefcase: An 84-carat diamond makes its way to London in a suitcase handcuffed to Franky Four Fingers. Once Boris hears that only Franky could open the case, he decides to chop off Franky's hand with the case still connected.
* HereWeGoAgain: Avi's arc ends with the same sequence that began it when he flies back to London (after implicitly swearing never to go back) to retrieve the diamond.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Turkish and Tommy.
* HumiliationConga:
** Basically what Avi is subjected to over the course of the movie.
** Sol, Vincent and Tyrone are just everyone's chew toy.
* HypercompetentSidekick:
** Doug's [[DaddysGirl twin girls]] are considerably more grounded and seemingly have more common sense than he does.
** Tony as well. If Avi hadn't ended up [[spoiler: accidentally killing him]], Tony might have singlehandedly retrieved the diamond for him.
* IDontPayYouToThink: Brick Top doesn't like his [[TheDragon Dragon]] Errol to do any thinking.
--> '''Brick Top:''' He's been quite a busy little bastard, that [[Creator/JasonStatham Turkish]].
--> '''Errol:''' I think you've let him get away with enough, Guv'nor.
--> '''Brick Top:''' It'll get you in a lot of trouble thinking, Errol. I wouldn't do too much of it.
--> (''later'')
--> '''Brick Top:''' What do you think, Errol?
--> '''Errol:''' I think we should drip dry 'em, Guv'nor. While we've got the chance.
--> '''Brick Top:''' (''exasperated'') It was a rhetorical question, Errol. What have I told you about thinking?
* IJustShotMarvinInTheFace:
** The dog jumps up on Avi and grabs the diamond out of his hand, then runs out of the room. Avi responds by firing his gun wildly, trying to hit the dog without being mindful of what (or who) is in the line of fire. One of the shots hits and kills [[spoiler:Bullet-Tooth Tony]] by mistake.
** And Rosebud, Avi's henchman, accidentally stabs himself.
* IJustWantToBeBadass: Rosebud comes off as a brick-faced mountain of a man with an attitude and a penchant for knifes, gets his ass delivered to him by Boris and ends up stabbing himself against the passenger seat with a katana when Tony gets in a car accident.
* ImplacableMan: Tony and Boris both.
* IneffectualSympatheticVillain: Sol and Vince, the loser duo of pawnshop crooks who try their hand at the big(ger) leagues. [[TheChewToy It does not go well for them]].
* InformedFlaw: Doug's view of Bullet-Tooth Tony as 'a liability' doesn't seem entirely fair, since he's pretty much a paragon of [[TheAce efficient,]] [[TheStoic understated badassery]] throughout the film. Yes, in real life you'd probably get pulled in for driving along with an informant's head trapped in your car window or drawing a Desert Eagle in a pub - but [[PoliceAreUseless in a universe where one can apparently limp freely through London flourishing an assault rifle and muttering to oneself in Uzbek,]] that's not really relevant. Granted, Doug's reaction to the mention of Tony may just be an indication that, to him, the situation has escalated the possibility of Tony's involvement will make things too violent and dangerous for Doug's liking. Given that seconds later, Tony is shown slamming a guy's head against the door of his car, and how violent some of the events Tony is involved with will become, Doug's not exactly wrong.
* InformedJudaism: In a much different way than the trope usually goes. Doug and Avi are constantly informing others that they're Jewish... even though Doug, at least, really isn't.
-->He thinks it's good for business. In the diamond business, it ''is'' good for business.
* UsefulNotes/IrishTravellers: One of the main plot threads kicks off with Tommy trying to buy a caravan (mobile home or RV to Americans) from a clan of "Pikeys". The other characters consider them untrustworthy at best and the reputation isn't entirely undeserved, but given the [[BlackAndGrayMorality tone of the film]], they're as close to heroic as any of the characters get.
* IronicNickname: Brick Top probably received his nickname ''before'' his hair went grey. Also, Gorgeous George is rather unattractive.
* {{Irony}}: To such a degree that 'Ironic Situations' could be a replacement title for the movie. Some notable examples include:
** Sol, Vincent and Tyrone are hired by Boris to rob Frankie as he's putting a bet on at the bookies under cover of robbing the entire establishment. They sit outside for hours waiting for him to show up... completely unaware that he was in the van they rear-ended as they arrived and was knocked unconscious by the collision.
** [[spoiler: Tommy and Turkish, the only two main characters who were not involved in the diamond plot and had no idea it even existed, end up acquiring and profiting from it.]]
* IWillShowYouX:
-->'''One of the Travellers:''' ''(to [[spoiler:Brick Top]])'' I'll give ya a fuckin' shooter, ya [[CountryMatters cunt]].
* {{Jerkass}}es: Everyone to varying degrees, though Cousin Avi and (especially) Brick Top stand out in particular.
* KickTheDog: There's no real reason to dislike Avi until he gives a certain command involving a dog. Bricktop is also seen killing two {{Mooks}} and brutalizing dogs early in the film to establish him as a villain amongst villains. When he orders the burning of Mickey's caravan with his mother still inside, he crosses a MoralEventHorizon.
* KnifeNut: Seems to be a thing among criminals. Boris is known as "Boris the Blade" and carries what is apparently a butcher's knife on him. Rosebud later produces a chef's knife. Tony dismisses that, telling him to use his "proper knife" which is...a cavalry sword.
* KnightOfCerebus: Brick Top. While he has a lot of funny moments (albeit [[BlackComedy in a rather dark]] way) and is generally LaughablyEvil, he's also responsible for the more intense situations in the film, and not all of his cruelty is PlayedForLaughs either. Special mention goes to him [[spoiler: ordering his men to burn down the Caravan that belongs to Mickey's mother, while she's still sleeping inside it]].
* KnuckleCracking: Tony does this, but Mickey takes the cake. He spends most of the fight against Gorgeous methodically cracking his entire skeleton, before [[CurbStompBattle laying him out with one punch]].
* KosherNostra: The characters make several references to the involvement of Jews in the diamond trade. There are several crooked Jewish gangsters mixed up in it.
* LandingGearShot: When Cousin Avi travels from New York to London, and again when he returns to New York. Both times, the footage is part of a brief, frenetic montage of the whole trip, including a passport getting stamped and Avi downing a drink on the plane.
* LaserGuidedKarma: By the end of the film, [[spoiler:Turkish and Tommy, the only people who didn't try anything more criminal or morally questionable than ''surviving'' and who didn't even know the diamond existed, end up profiting from it. Everyone else is either dead, arrested, or suffered a severe loss.]]
** Except [[spoiler: Mickey, who actually out-gambitted everyone. [[DownerEnding Although his mom was killed]]...]]
*** Also, [[spoiler:it's implied that Avi will get the diamond, and therefore a big profit, which probably goes a long way toward making up for the losses of Frankie and Rosebud]].
* LaughablyEvil: Even for a Guy Ritchie movie, Brick Top is truly a complete monster, brutalizing dogs and people both, committing multiple cold blooded murders and threatening to wipe out an entire Traveller clan. He's also ''really'' funny, and gets many of the best lines in the movie.
* LawOfInverseRecoil: A Desert Eagle .50 Action Express doesn't seem to have a lot of recoil when fired one-handed by both Tony and Cousin Avi.
* {{Leitmotif}}: The film uses Leitmoffs occasionally by sampling bits of songs from its soundtrack when it shifts focus to another group of characters. Perhaps most noticeable is the use of "Dreadlock Holiday" several times when focus switches to the pawn shop gang. Just as conspicuous is the Russian folk tune "Korobushka", which tends to follow Boris wherever he goes. As in, he walks into a room, the song plays, he walks out, it stops, he walks back in, it continues.
* LikesOlderWomen: Tommy seems to have quite the soft spot for Mickey's mam...
* LittleUselessGun: Bullet Tooth Tony is shown in a flashback to have been shot by an Asian gangster wielding a small pistol. After six shots, the gangster realises that Tony isn't dead and Tony just bum rushes him with a sword. [[spoiler:Later, Tony is killed when Avi accidentally shoots him with his own Desert Eagle, showing that it just takes a bigger gun to do the job]].
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters
* LondonGangster: Brick Top, and several others.
* LosingIsWorseThanDeath: Mickey ''will not'' take a dive, even when very explicitly and very credibly threatened with death. Subverted in two different ways. First, it's not honor, he's working his own angle. And second, Brick Top's retribution for the first non-dive turns out to be more brutal than he bargained for.
* MacGuffin: The 86 carat diamond. Several characters spend much of the film trying to get the diamond, [[spoiler:however by the end of the film, most of the bad guys end up in jail or dead. The diamond gets swallowed by a dog which in turn is adopted by Turkish and Tommy, the only main characters who were not involved with the diamond plot.]]
** However, the other (much smaller, but way more numerous) diamonds stolen along with the big one are quickly forgotten.
* MadeOfIron: Tony having survived getting shot six times (in one sitting) in the past automatically qualifies him. Boris earned his nickname "The Bullet-Dodger" by, well, dodging bullets [[spoiler:and it takes a full magazine from Tony's Desert Eagle .50 to lay him out for good]]. And Mickey, who gives his first opponent about 8 free hits before laying him out.
* TheMafiya: Boris isn't actually a "sneaky fuckin' Russian," but a sneaky fuckin' Uzbek.
* MathematiciansAnswer:
-->'''Customs Agent''': Anything to declare?
-->'''Avi''': Yeah. Don't go to England.
* MeaningfulName:
** Played with. Boris' two nicknames (Boris the Blade and Boris the Bullet Dodger) actually aren't all that accurate. He's only seen using a blade once in the entire movie, and he doesn't dodge bullets so much as absorb them. His third name "Boris the sneaky fucking Russian" at least gets the ''adjectives'' dead-on right, but he's actually an Uzbek.
** Rosebud is named so because he looks like Creator/OrsonWelles an awful lot.
** Two of the other fighters Tommy suggests to replace Gorgeous George after Mickey nearly kills him go by the names "Mad Fist Willy" and "John The Gun." Turkish tells him that Mad Fist [[SanitySlippage went mad]] and the Gun [[DrivenToSuicide shot himself]].
* MeleeATrois: The KosherNostra (Avi and Tony) vs. TheYardies (Sol, Vince and Tyrone) vs. TheMafiya (Boris) showdown in the bar backdoor hallway. [[spoiler: The Kosher Nostra wins, Boris dies (but [[MadeOfIron takes a]] ''[[RasputinianDeath lot]]'' [[RasputinianDeath of bullets to go]]), while two of the Yardies flee with the McGuffin diamond.]]
* MobBossSuitFitting: There's a scene where Frankie Four Fingers talks with his boss Avi while being fitted for a suit in London. Played more for comedy than anything else, because Frankie is an underling rather than a boss, and some of the suits he is trying on are both a bit outdated and will change very quickly between takes. (For example, he'll be fully in a suit for one take, then a couple of seconds later he'll be half dressed in another, totally different suit from a different era).
* MortonsFork: Played with. Turkish is put in the position of having to either be in Brick Top's pocket or be killed by him; neither choice is delectable, they are equally dangerous and it all depends on a drunk, unreliable Pikey. What he doesn't know is that [[spoiler:said Pikey is also playing his own game.]]
* MundaneMadeAwesome: Cousin Avi's airplane flights to and from England use a Creator/DarrenAronofsky-style "hip-hop montage" for comedic effect. In two seconds of screen time, he's moved halfway across the world.
* MurderIsTheBestSolution:
** The dilemma faced by Tommy after Gorgeous George is laid out with one punch by Mickey at the Travellers' campsite. It looks as though Gorgeous is dead, and as Turkish's narration points out, since that the Travellers are nomads anyway there's absolutely no reason for them to hang around and answer awkward questions from the authorities about why a man died in their campsite when they can just bury ''two'' people and disappear to another campsite never to be seen again. Fortunately for both, George is seriously injured but alive, but for a moment there, [[OhCrap Tommy looks rather concerned]].
--->'''Turkish:''' Tommy -- the tit -- is praying. And if he's not, he fuckin' should be.
** {{Foreshadowing}} is at work here; [[spoiler: the Travellers end up doing just this, just to Bricktop's gangsters instead.]]
** Killing people also appears to be Bricktop's preferred solution to problems as well.
* NeverFoundTheBody: Brick Top guarantees this by feeding the corpses to pigs. In a scene, he describes the animal's eating process.
* NobleDemon: Tony. He's AffablyEvil at worst, follows EvenEvilHasStandards, and never displays any prejudice, simply going about his job.
* NonIndicativeName: Despite the exchange under Exactly What It Says on the Tin above, none of Boris' nick names - Boris the Blade, Boris the Bullet-Dodger, and Boris the Sneaky Fucking Russian- are particularly accurate. He carries a large blade, but doesn't use it much. He doesn't so much dodge bullets as he absorbs them. And he's from Uzbekistan, not Russia.
* NoMrBondIExpectYouToDine: Turkish has screwed up a deal he had with Brick Top, which cost Brick Top a lot of money. Turkish runs back to his office, hoping he can get there and take all the money he has in his safe and flee the country. Brick Top and his goons are already there. Rather than killing Turkish, Brick Top has Turkish make everyone some tea, has a surprisingly civilized conversation where he explains what Turkish has to do to make up for this, and then, just before leaving, forces Turkish to open his safe and give everything inside to Brick Top.
* NoOneShouldSurviveThat: Several of the characters appear to be virtually immortal - including Bullet Tooth Tony and Boris the Blade (aka "Boris the bullet dodger"). Shot over and over again they just won't die! [[spoiler:Until they do. Boris winds up the victim of a RasputinianDeath, while Tony, who became famous for getting shot 6 times by an enemy and being strong enough to kill the guy with a sword afterwards, gets killed by a stray bullet from a HandCannon.]]
* NotOnTheList: Avi and Doug stopped multiple times before gaining admittance to an unlicensed boxing match. Avi is annoyed, griping, "We're ''on'' the list!"
* NotSoDifferent: Sol and Vincent are essentially a slightly more dodgy and violent (and in Sol's case, slightly less smart) version of Turkish and Tommy.
* NotWithTheSafetyOnYouWont: Bullet Tooth Tony, when being threatened with replica guns.
* OffhandBackhand: Boris barely seems to notice Tommy is even there when he walks to his door, does a GroinAttack without slowing down or stopping his angry muttering, and walks back out of his house with an assault rifle before Tommy stands up.
* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: Rosebud manages (apparently with some slight help from Avi and Tony) to subdue Boris. He's heavily injured and bleeding profusely afterward, but he beat Boris.
* OffscreenRealityWarp: Played for humour: Frankie Four Fingers is on the phone to Cousin Avi while being fitted by a tailor. The film cross-cuts between the two and Frankie is wearing a completely different outfit each time.
* OhCrap: There are plenty of examples of this in the film.
** Bad Boy Lincoln when he recognizes Bricktop.
** Turkish and Tommy's reaction when Mickey knocks out Bricktop's fighter (both times).
--->'''Turkish:''' Now, we are fucked.
** Sol, Vince and Tyrone's reactions to Bullet Tooth Tony's Desert Eagle, and Avi's reaction to [[spoiler: accidentally killing Bullet Tooth Tony.]]
** Brick Top gets a retroactive one; at the climax, we see him hang up his phone with a troubled expression on his face. It's only after a flashback that we realize it's because his plan [[spoiler: to teach Mickey a lesson by killing his entire clan has gone badly wrong.]] And he gets another one right before [[spoiler:he's gunned down by Mickey's men]].
** The guy who tried to shoot Tony six times in flashback also looks rather anxious when Tony [[WhyWontYouDie refuses to 'fucking die']] and comes at him with a sword.
** Mickey gets one in the last fight in the movie, when he almost knocks the other fighter out in the first round. [[spoiler: He's worried because he knows that his friends haven't had enough time to take care of Brick Top's men, and if he won the fight that early, they'd all be fucked. [[RunningGag Proper fucked]].]]
** Tommy looks a little bit concerned after Mickey knocks Gorgeous George out cold with one punch and it looks like he's dead. To be more accurate, he looks like he's holding back tears of pure panic and a desperate urge to scream "Oh God, please don't kill me as well."
** Mullet gets the wide-eyed OhCrap look when Tony calls out to him.
** Tony when he realises that Boris the Blade is involved.
** Turkish is trying to get the hell out of dodge and tries to open the safe in his office, only to find Brick Top and his cronies expecting tea.
* OneHitKill: "One Punch Mickey", Gypsy bare-knuckle boxing champion. Bonus points for doing it when he shouldn't.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Bricktop.
* OnlySaneMan: Mickey and Turkish seem to be the only main characters in the film who are not too greedy, crazy, or stupid. Mickey only [[ObfuscatingInsanity appears]] crazy.
* OrSoIHeard: Brick Top drops an "apparently" and an "I hear" into his FedToPigs monologue.
* OrderedToCheat: Turkish is under strict orders to make his boxer take the dive, which he passes on to Mickey... who is ''terrible'' at it. [[spoiler:Because he has his own game in play that involves ''not'' diving.]] 'Orrible things ensue.
* PantsPositiveSafety: Turkish points this out to Tommy:
-->"What's to stop it blowing your bollocks off every time you sit down?"
** Then again, [[spoiler:the gun turns out to be useless]].
* ParallelParking: Tyrone smashes hard into a van (ironically containing the guy his bosses are looking for) while backing into a space "big enough for a jumbo jet."
-->"It was at a funny angle."
-->"It's behind you, Tyrone! When you back up, things come from behind you!"
* PetTheDog: Bullet Tooth Tony, who has no problem whatsoever shooting, slicing or otherwise dishing out pain to human opponents, balks at Avi's suggestion to "open" the dog in order to obtain the massive diamond which said dog had swallowed.
* PistolWhipping:
** Frankie Four Fingers pistol whips a man during a robbery in order to get another man to tell him where the diamond is.
** Vinny attempts to pistol-whip Bullet-Tooth Tony, but Tony catches his wrist and notices that the gun has "Replica" written down the side of the barrel.
* PlethoraOfMistakes: Turkish and Tommy are only looking to buy a caravan from the travellers and end up down money, hospitalising their fighter and in deep shit with Brick Top when they use Mickey as a replacement. This has the knock on effect of messing up Sol, Vincent and Tyrone's attempt at robbing Brick Top's betting shop, as there's no money there.
* PoliceAreUseless: The only time we even ''see'' any policemen comes after all the action is over and all the bad guys are dead.
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: Believing that Boris is Russian, Avi constantly refers to him as a "Cossack," which is meant as an insult because of the Cossacks' perpetration of anti-Jewish pogroms in Russia.
* PowderKegCrowd: The crowd during Mickey's second fight goes ape [[spoiler:when he wins yet again in spite of being told not to do so]] and a pitched fight begins at the ring.
* PreemptiveShutUp: Brick Top, to Errol:
--> '''Errol''': ''[to Turkish]'' Oi, fuckface, was he talking to you?
--> '''Turkish''': Fuckface, huh? I like that. I'll have to remember that next time I'm crawling off [[YourMom your Mum]].
--> '''Brick Top''': ''[to Errol]'' Not now.
* PreMortemOneLiner:
** The Traveller played by Creator/JasonFlemyng delivers a pretty good one to Brick Top before he blows away one of Bricktop's men:
--->'''Brick Top''': ''[On mobile]'' Pete, talk to me.
--->'''Traveller''': ''[On Pete's phone]'' If you want yer friend to hear ye, ye'll have to talk a lot louder than that. ''[BANG]''
** A Bit less eloquent, but when Brick Top -- on seeing Turkish, Tommy and Mickey exit a door nearby -- tries to get a gun from what he thinks is one of his men waiting in his car:
--->'''Brick Top:''' Gimme a fuckin' shooter!\\
'''Traveller:''' I'll give ye a fuckin' shooter, ye [[CountryMatters cunt]] ye. ''[BANG]''
* PsychoForHire: Bullet Tooth Tony. He's not only one of the toughest guys in London, but he's willing to torture and kill people for a visiting American who will only be in town for a few days.
* PsychoSerum: Turkish attributes both Boris' [[MadeOfIron near-invulnerability]] and his [[AxCrazy extreme]] [[BunnyEarsLawyer kookiness]] to "one too many disco-biscuits".
* PunctuatedForEmphasis:
** Attempted, poorly, by a wannabe badass, but it might have been better if it weren't aimed at [[MemeticBadass Vinnie Jones]].
** Also, the bookie:
--->'''Bookie:''' All bets are off.\\
'''Sol:''' I'm not in here to make a fucking bet.\\
'''Bookie:''' 'Preciated, but all. Bets. Are. Off. If all bets are off, then there can't be any money, can there?
* RapidFireComedy: It's best to watch this film on DVD so you can pause it to crack up laughing without missing another joke in the process. They're "blink and you'll miss it" at times.
* RareGuns: The two most prominent firearms in the film is a Franchi [=SPAS-12S=] shotgun ("That's a fucking anti-aircraft gun, Vincent!") and Tony's Desert Eagle "Point Five-Oh".
* RasputinianDeath: [[spoiler:Boris, appropriately. He gets attacked by Rosebud, stuffed in the back of Tony's car, survives the crash, gets run over and is finally shot multiple times.]]
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Bullet Tooth Tony delivers [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome a magnificent one]] to Sol, Vinny, and Tyrone when they attempt to get the diamond back.
-->'''Tony''': So. You're obviously the big dick. And the men on either side of you are your balls. There are two types of balls. There are big brave balls and there are little mincy faggot balls.
-->'''Vinny''': These are your last words so make them a prayer.
-->'''Tony''': Now dicks have drive and clarity of vision, but they're not clever. They smell pussy and they want a piece of the action. And you thought you smelled some good ole pussy and have brought your two little mincy faggot balls along for a good ole time. But you've got your parties muddled up. There's no pussy here. Just a dose that'll make you wish you were born a woman. Like a prick, you're having second thoughts. You're shrinking. And your two little balls are shrinking with you. And the fact that you've got 'Replica' written down the side of your guns...''[they look in horror at their guns]'' and the fact that I've got ''Desert Eagle, point-five-oh'' written on the side of mine ''[They look at his with even more horror]'' should precipitate your balls into shrinking, along with your presence. Now... ''[he picks up his drink]'' ...Fuck off.
* RecklessGunUsage: Avi's carelessness with firearms leads to [[spoiler:Tony being killed by a stray bullet]].
* RedBaron: Boris the Blade (aka Boris the Bullet-Dodger aka Boris the Sneaky Fucking Russian), Doug the Head and Bullet-Tooth Tony
* RevolversAreForAmateurs: Nobody in this film uses revolvers with any real effectiveness. Boris sells [[ReliablyUnreliableGuns dodgy revolvers]] to unsuspecting customers like Tommy, while favouring a semi-automatic himself. Sol attempts to use a revolver to shoot the door off the bookie's to escape and ends up destroying the bag full of coppers he and Vincent have stolen.
* RewardedAsATraitorDeserves: Brick Top's EstablishingCharacterMoment has him 'disposing' of someone who's apparently betrayed him in some manner or other (we're never explained what) before having the man's lieutenant, who gave him the tip, 'disposed of' in the same manner while explaining he's "got no time for grasses".
* RhetoricalQuestionBlunder: Errol has this problem. Brick Top just wants him to be intimidating Dumb Muscle, but Errol has a tendency to answer rhetorical questions with pragmatic, ruthless advice. Eventually it leads Brick Top to get slightly fed up. "It was a rhetorical question, Errol. What have I told you about thinking?"
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Brick Top has secured Mickey's cooperation in a rigged fight by having his mother's caravan set on fire while she's still in it. It occurs to Mickey's allies that he appears to be cooperating rather mildly, under the circumstances... until the night of the fight. When it's revealed that as well as putting money on himself to win the fight and winning it, thus ripping Bricktop off completely, he and his fellow Travellers have arranged an ambush in which they bloodily wipe out pretty much all of Brick Top's organisation, including Brick Top himself. As Turkish notes: "For every action there's a reaction. And a pikey reaction is quite a fucking thing.""It had previously occurred to me that the pikey had taken the demise of his mother rather lightly. But for every action, there's a ''re''action. And a pikey reaction...is quite a fucking thing."
* RobbingTheMobBank: Or in this case, the mob bookie.
-->"Do you know who this bookies belongs to?"
* RunningGag: Mostly just repeated phrases like "sneaky fuckin' Russian", "Franky fuckin' Four Fingers", "I fucking hate pikeys", "proper fucked", and "ze Germans".
** People keep getting killed in the back of Sol and Vincent's shop. The killers keep leaving Sol and Vincent to deal with the bodies.
* RussianGuySuffersMost: Boris the Blade, an Uzbekistanian is captured, run over, and takes an entire Desert Eagle clip to be killed.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere:
** Pretty much said word-for-word by Sol after witnessing a massive shoot out which they only just managed to survive.
---> 'Fuck it, we're outta here.'
** When Avi realises he's [[IJustShotMarvinInTheFace just accidentally killed Bullet-Tooth Tony]], he jumps on a plane right back to New York.
* ShapedLikeItself:
-->"Boris the Blade? As in, Boris the Bullet-Dodger?"
-->"Why do they call him the Bullet-Dodger?"
-->beat "Because he dodges bullets, Avi."
* ShirtlessScene: Creator/BradPitt as a bareknuckle boxer spends a lot of time with his shirt off, exposing his numerous gypsy tats and chiseled abs.
* ShotgunsAreJustBetter: The bookie and Mickey's fellow Travelers adhere to this.
* ShoutOut:
** [[Film/{{Psycho}} When Mickey "wins" a new trailer van for his mother from Turkish, he specifically picks out "periwinkle blue" as the color]].
** During the opening credits, the Hasidic-clad diamond thieves are discussing the Virgin Mary. This is a reference to ''Film/ReservoirDogs'', where during the opening scene the thieves are discussing [[Music/{{Madonna}} "Like a Virgin"]].
** One of the boxers is called Bomber Harris. "Bomber Harris" was the nickname of Arthur Harris, chief of RAF Bomber Command in World War II. The name later appeared in a German Series/MontyPython special as the name of a man who wrestles himself -- Colin "Bomber" Harris.
** Just before Mickey and Bomber Harris begin their fight, Bomber Harris head-butts Mickey just after the bell rings. Mickey recoils checking for blood on his glove and then floors his opponent with one punch. This was a nod towards Lenny "The Guv'nor" [=McLean=] when he fought "Mad Gypsy" Bradshaw in an almost identical fight. Lenny [=McLean=] worked with Creator/GuyRitchie on ''Film/LockStockAndTwoSmokingBarrels'' and passed away in 1998.
* SophisticatedAsHell:
-->'''Brick Top:''' Do you know what Nemesis means? A righteous infliction of retribution manifested by an appropriate agent. Personified in this case by a 'orrible cunt. Me.
* SpannerInTheWorks: Mickey. He's consistently used and abused for the benefit of the other characters, but they learn to their cost that he's been busy making his own plans ever since [[spoiler:[[YouKilledMyFather Brick Top killed his mam]].]]
* SplitScreenPhoneCall: Creator/GuyRitchie's DVDCommentary reveals that in order to cut costs the two sides of the phone conversation between Cousin Avi and Doug the Head were shot at separate times on the same physical piece of film - which is why the timing is slightly off.
* SpiritualSuccessor: For ''Film/LockStockAndTwoSmokingBarrels''. Similar tone, subject matter, and some crossover in cast and crew. Vinnie Jones is shown crushing someone's head in a car door in both films.
* SpotOfTea: Brick Top is an avid tea drinker, and frequently has cups delivered to him. When Turkish asks if he wants sugar, Brick Top quips, "No thanks, Turkish. I'm sweet enough!"
* [[spoiler: SpoilerOpening: The title card ''starts with'' the eventual fate of the diamond - Avi grinning while he stashes it in his safe.]]
* StealthPun: Brad Pitt's character first appears performing the act that 'Brad Pitt' is [[http://www.cockneyrhymingslang.co.uk/slang/brad_pitt rhyming slang]] for.
* SteelEardrums: Both averted and played straight:
** Boris puts in earplugs before shooting [[spoiler:Frankie Four-Fingers]], but no one else bothers with ear protection and they don't seem to suffer any ill effects.
** Averted when Sol fires the replica gun in the car to prove they work. It damn near deafens everyone in the car and it bursts all the windows. Hell, if they fired those replicas off near Tony's ear, they probably could have stolen his gun.
* StrayShotsStrikeNothing: When Avi is trying to shoot the dog with the diamond in him, he ends up accidentally killing [[spoiler:Bullet-Tooth Tony]].
* StupidCrooks: Sol, Vinny, and Tyrone. Apparently, everything they do was inspired by stories of real life stupid criminals shared on late night talk show monologues.
* SuddenlyShouting: The one time Turkish demonstrably loses his cool is when Tommy's pestering him about how they're going to ensure Mickey does what he should in the second fight.
-->'''Tommy:''' So why are you so calm? ... I said--\\
'''Turkish:''' ''I HEARD WHAT YOU SAID, TOMMY! It isn't like we got a choice, now, is it?'' You show me how to control a wild fuckin' pikey, and I'll show you how to control an unhinged, pig-feedin' gangster! Fuck me, I'm going for a walk!
* TakeAThirdOption: Apparently trying to back the UsefulNotes/IrishTravellers into a corner is a ''really'' bad idea.
* ThatCameOutWrong: Turkish describes the caravan Mickey wants for his mother as "A tart's mobile palace." Cue the DeathGlare from Mickey and the other travelers and Turkish quickly begins backpedalling.
-->'''Turkish:''' I wasn't calling your mum a tart. Just...
* ThatsWhatSheSaid: "In the quiet words of the Virgin Mary, come again?"
* ThatWasntARequest: "Of course, fucking of course. I wasn't asking I was telling".
* ThereAreNoPolice: There are shootings, robberies, attempted robberies, kidnappings, hit and run, mob activity and no police until the very last few minutes.
* ThoseTwoGuys: Turkish and Tommy.
* ThoseTwoBadGuys: John and Errol, Brick Top's two main henchmen.
* ThoseWackyNazis: Referenced. When Tommy reveals he has bought a gun "for protection", Turkish replies "Who from? Ze Germans?"
* ThrowingTheFight: Mickey is asked to do this twice. He's not too keen on the idea.
* TimeCompressionMontage: Happens when Cousin Avi travels from New York to London, and again when he returns to New York, and when he goes back to London in the end. All the three times, the footage is part of a brief, frenetic montage of the whole trip, including a passport getting stamped and Avi downing a drink on the plane.
* TitleDrop: The film's title only appears once throughout the entire movie, where Vinny tells the dog, "Don't Snatch!" as it takes the squeaky toy. It is said to the dog because it's the dog who eats the diamond.
* TookALevelInBadass: Tommy, Turkish's timid little sidekick, grows a pair of giant BrassBalls before the movie is over. [[spoiler:He saves Turkish's ass by walking in with his defective HandCannon and facing down a half-dozen of Brick Top's mooks armed with various bladed and blunt weapons. When [[TheDragon Errol]] advances on him, does he back down, knowing his gun won't fire? Nope. He steps forward, shoves the gun in Errol's face and ''dares'' him to try anything.]]
** Inverted with Sol and company, who get less badass with each scene. When they attempt to hold up Tony, they bottom out.
* ToThePain: Brick Top describing [[FedToPigs "the best way"]] to dispose of a body to Sol and Vinnie.
* TranquilFury:
** For Brick Top, "loud and aggressive" is his default mode. When he gets ''really'' angry, he gets very quiet.
** Mickey [[spoiler: when Brick Top kills his Mom, he doesn't hold Turkish and Tommy responsible and agrees to do the fight before anyone else gets hurt. All while plotting his own revenge on Brick Top.]]
* TreasureIsBiggerInFiction: The diamond has a diameter of about 4-5 centimetres (1.6 inches) and weighs 86 carats. Notably, everyone in the film who knows anything about jewelry makes a ''huge'' deal about its size.
* TrespassingToTalk: Brick Top's tactic (though he's not a monster: he asks Turkish to make some tea at least).
* TrouserSpace: Done with a not ridiculously large object, but still lampshaded and spoofed. Sol and Vinny are going to turn over a huge diamond to Brick Top in order to get themselves out of trouble with him. When they're outside his headquarters, it turns out that Sol has hidden it in TrouserSpace. The Following conversation takes place:
-->'''Sol:''' Well why did you put it down there?
-->'''Vince:''' In case we got mugged.
-->'''Sol:''' You're not from this planet are you, Vincent? Who is gonna mug two black fellas, who're holding pistols, while sitting in a car that's worth less than your shirt?!!
** And then right after this, Bullet Tooth Tony taps on the window of their car with his [[HandCannon Desert Eagle]]. It turns out TrouserSpace actually keeps the diamond hidden a little longer.
* UnderestimatingBadassery:
** Gorgeous George severely underestimates Mickey when they fight.
--->'''Turkish:''' (voiceover) It turned out that the sweet-talking, tattoo-sporting pikey was a gypsy bare-knuckle boxing champion. Which makes him harder than a coffin nail.
** Really, everyone continues to underestimate Mickey for the entire movie. Though usually it's his {{Chessmaster}} abilities that they underestimate rather than his fighting prowess.
* TheUnintelligible: The Pikeys, Mickey in particular. [[FunWithSubtitles The subtitle feature of the DVD reads "???????" at a certain point.]]
** [[http://youtu.be/ySyBMTo-1sc Some people still managed to make out what he said.]]
* UnusualEuphemism:
** Minerals (fancy way of saying "stones").
** Tony shouting to Avi "Pull your socks up!" as a way to warn him to duck, before he shoots through the wall.
* VillainousBreakdown: For a given value of 'villain' (he's certainly not nearly as bad as some in this movie), Avi spends most of the movie getting more and more edgy and irate with things until he's eventually reduced to firing a gun wildly at a dog. One gets the feeling he'd been wanting to shoot something/one for a while by that point.
-->'''''I HATE FUCKING DOGS!'''''
* VitriolicBestBuds:
** Turkish definitely has some pretty snarky and snide things to say about Tommy, but in his voice-over admits that he considers him like a younger brother. The two are pretty much inseparable throughout the film, and they even dress identically.
** To a lesser extent, Vinnie and Sol, although the two definitely seem less close and don't appear to actually like each other very much at times.
* WatchingTroyBurn: Mickey's mom's trailer.
* WeaponForIntimidation:
** Despite Tommy's revolver being defective, he successfully uses it to hold up Brick Top's mooks when they have Turkish surrounded.
** Vinnie brings a gigantic assault shotgun to the bookie robbery, saying that it's to "raise pulses." Sol doesn't approve.
** Vinnie and Sol are forced to take a downgrade by using replica, blank-firing pistols in an attempt to mug Tony.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse:
** Tyrone's fate is not immediately clear; he appears to survive the showdown at the pub, but nothing more is mentioned of him after Sol and Vinnie desert him.
** John, Brick Top's henchman is last seen long before the ultimate fight, but just prior to it or afterwards is not present at all. He's presumably killed off-screen by the pikeys.
* WhoNamesTheirKidDude: Turkish explains his name:
-->My name is Turkish. Funny name for an Englishman, I know. My parents to be were on the same plane when it crashed. That's how they met. They named me after the name of the plane. Not many people are named after a plane crash.
* WhyWontYouDie
** Screamed at Tony in a flashback.
** Tony himself says "Don't take the piss, Boris" before shooting Boris for the umpteenth time.
* TheYardies: Lincoln (played by Goldie) is described as "a bad boy Yardie."
* YouAnsweredYourOwnQuestion: About Boris the Bullet Dodger:
-->'''Avi''': Why do they call him the Bullet Dodger?
-->'''Tony''': ...'cause he dodges bullets, Avi.
* YouHaveToHaveJews: Doug the Head obviously believes this, because he ''pretends'' to be Jewish thinking it's good for business, "because when you're in the diamond trade... it ''is'' good for business".
* YourMom:
-->'''Errol''': Oy, fuckface. Was he talking to you?
-->'''Turkish''': Fuckface? I like that one, Errol. I'll have to remember that one next time I'm climbing off your Mum.
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