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Film: Snatch
Snatch is the second film by British director and recovering Madonna enthusiast Guy Ritchie. Like his first film, Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels, 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 large ensemble casts.

The film opens with Frankie "Four Fingers" stealing a huge 86 karat diamond in Antwerp. With the help of a section of 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, 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 and Tommy, 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. There's just one problem for Turkish: his boxer gets knocked out and seriously injured mere days before the bout by Mickey, a bareknuckle boxing 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 and Vincent) to ambush him at Brick Top's bookie. When Frankie disappears, his boss and New York crime kingpin Avi heads to London and recruits the enforcer-for-hire Bullet-Tooth Tony to find Frankie and the diamond.

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


This film contains examples of:

  • Anachronic Order: A car crash scene involving three different cars.
  • An Arm and a Leg: 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.
  • Anti-Hero: 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.
  • Anyone Can Die
  • Ask a Stupid Question...
    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 he dodges bullets, Avi.
    • And later:
    Policeman: What's in the car?
    Turkish: Seats and a steering wheel.
  • BadAss: Boris, Tony, and Mickey stand heads and tails above everyone else in the film in this regard.
  • Bad Ass Bystander: 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.
  • Batter Up: Turkish uses what looks like a lead-cored baseball bat to take out two similarly-armed thugs during the attack on his arcade.
  • BFG: "That's a fucking anti-aircraft gun, Vincent!" Also, Bullet-Tooth Tony's "Desert Eagle. Point-five-oh."
  • Big Bad Ensemble: Brick Top, Boris and Avi.
  • Bigger Bad: As ruthless, violent and terrifying Brick Top was, he was clearly nervous when dealing with the unnamed gangsters after Micky didn't go down in the first fight, and wasted no time in promising them they 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.
  • Black and Gray Morality: Runs the gamut from 'dodgy but okay Anti-Hero' to horrifyingly evil villain.
  • Black Comedy
  • Black Guy Dies First: Inverted. Sol, Vinnie and Tyrone are on the very short list of people who don't die, although Sol and Vinnie get nicked.
    • In the commentary tracks, Robbie Gee (who plays Vinnie) appreciatively notes this trope and its aversion.
  • Blatant Lies: Boris telling people that the weight of any weapon he sells them is a sign of reliability.
  • Blood Sport: The various unlicensed boxing events as well as Brick Top's dogfighting racket and the pikeys' hare coursing.
  • Callback: The Madonna track that Tony hears on the radio and gushes over is the same song that was playing when he got shot in flashback.
  • Captain Obvious: See "Ask A Stupid Question".
  • Cluster F-Bomb:
    • 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 drinks with little straw hats.
    Doug the Head: We've got sandy beaches, Avi.
    Avi: So? Who the fuck wants to see 'em?
    • Just watch this DVD extra.
    • Avi's tendency to drop a Cluster F-Bomb at any moment isn't too surprising when you consider that he's played by the same guy who brought us 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.
  • Chekhov's Gun: 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.
  • Chekhov's Gunman The dog. Though he's initially introduced in the movie for some comic relief between Sol and Vinny, 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.
  • The Chessmaster: Of all people, Mickey. There's a reason he kept winning those fights. He wanted to.
  • Concealment Equals Cover: Averted. Tony fires his Desert Eagle through the pub wall to wound Boris and scare Vinnie, Sol and Tyrone off. He even gets Avi to duck before he does so.
  • Cool Guns: Sol tries to rob the bookie's with a sawed-off SPAS-12.
  • Critical Research Failure: 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 is complete nonsense where Europeans are concerned. Turkish's reaction says it all, really.
    Turkish: Well, fuck me. What have you been reading?
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Every fight Mickey gets into. A good trait in a boxer? Not if he's supposed to be throwing those fights...
  • Deadpan Snarker: 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 dodges bullets, Avi.
    • "Anything to declare?" "Yeah — don't go to England!"
  • Diagonal Cut: An accidental example involving a huge knife and a car crash.
    Well, you can bring him with you if you like. But which bit would you like?
  • Disposing of a Body:
    • Brick Top's very detailed description of how to feed a body to pigs.
    • Lincoln points out that "bad boy yardies" generally create the bodies without thought of erasing the bodies.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: 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. Which means that Mickey's own revenge on Brick Top in fact comes across as pretty well deserved.
  • Distracted from Death: 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 I Just Shot Marvin in the Face 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.
  • The Ditz: Sol, Vinnie and Tyrone, as well as Tommy.
  • Dramatic Deadpan: "Now... we are fucked."
  • Dramatis Personae
  • The Dreaded: Brick Top.
  • Epic Fail: Anything attempted by Sol, Vince, or Tyrone. The bookie robbery deserves special mention.
  • Establishing Character Moment:
    • 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 an Actor Allusion \ Call Back 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.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: 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?
  • Even the Subtitler Is Stumped: ?????
  • Evil Old Folks: Brick Top.
  • Exactly What It Says on the Tin:
    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)
  • Extreme Omnivore: The dog.
  • Fat Bastard / Fat Idiot: Tyrone
  • Fed to Pigs: This is what Brick Top does to anyone who really pisses him off. His monologue about the subject provides the page quote.
  • Fixing The Game: 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.
  • Flaw Exploitation: 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.
  • Forced Prize Fight
  • Former Regime Personnel: 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.
  • Four Eyes, Zero Soul: Bricktop wears gigantic old fart glasses.
  • Gambit Pileup: Including attempted ones done by people who are really bad at chess.
  • The Gambling Addict: Frankie Four Fingers
  • Genre-Busting
  • Gilligan Cut:
    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!
  • Groin Attack: 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.
  • Hand Cannon:
    • Tony's Desert Eagle.
    • Tommy's enormous, broken revolver. Boris even notes that it's really heavy as a selling point.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: Turkish and Tommy.
  • Humiliation Conga: Basically what Avi is subjected to over the course of the movie.
  • I Just Shot Marvin in the Face:
    • Avi is rather easily excitable.
    • And Rosebud, Avi's henchman, accidedently stabs himself.
  • Implacable Man: Tony and Boris both.
  • Informed Flaw: Doug's view of Bullet-Tooth Tony as 'a liability' doesn't seem entirely fair, since he's pretty much a paragon of efficient, 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 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.
  • Irish Travellers
  • Ironic Nickname: Brick Top probably received his nickname before his hair went grey.
  • 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.
    • 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.
  • Jerkasses: Everyone to varying degrees, though Cousin Avi and (especially) Brick Top stand out in particular.
  • Kick the Dog: 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 order the burning of Mickey's caravan with his mother still inside, he crosses a Moral Event Horizon.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Brick Top. While he has a lot of funny moments {Albiet in a rather dark way} and is generally Laughably Evil, he's also responsible for the more intense situations in the film, and not all of his cruelty is Played for laughs either. Special mention goes to him ordering his men to burn down the Caravan that belongs to Mickey's mother, while she's still sleeping inside it.
  • Knuckle Cracking: Tony does this, but Mickey takes the cake. He spends most of the fight against Gorgeous methodically cracking his entire skeleton, before laying him out with one punch.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: By the end of the film, 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 Mickey, who actually out-gambitted everyone. Although his mom was killed...
      • Also, 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.
  • Laughably Evil: 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.
  • Law of Inverse Recoil: 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: Boris' theme music plays every single moment that he is on screen. At one point he walks into a house and we can hear his theme song muffled through the walls.
  • Likes Older Women: Tommy seems to have quite the soft spot for Mickey's mam...
  • Loads and Loads of Characters
  • London Gangster: Brick Top, and several others.
  • MacGuffin: The 86 carat diamond. Several characters spend much of the film trying to get the diamond, 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.
  • Made of Iron: 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 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.
  • The Mafiya: Boris isn't actually a "sneaky fuckin' Russian," but a sneaky fuckin' Uzbekistanian.
  • Meaningful Name: 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" is a bit more accurate (although technically he's an Uzbekistanian).
    • 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 went mad and the Gun shot himself.
  • Murder Is the Best Solution: The dilemma faced by Tommy after Gorgeous George is laid out with one punch by Mickey at the Travellers' campsite. As Turkish's narration points out, given 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, Tommy looks rather concerned.
    Turkish: Tommy — the tit — is praying. And if he's not, he fuckin' should be.
    • Foreshadowing is at work here; 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.
  • Non-Indicative Name: 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.
  • Not So Different: Sol and Vincent are essentially a slightly more dodgy and violent (and in Sol's case, slightly less smart) version of Turkish and Tommy.
  • Not with the Safety on, You Won't: Bullet Tooth Tony, when being threatened with replica guns.
  • Oh, Crap: Several moments: 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 accidentally killing Bullet Tooth Tony.
    • Bricktop 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 to teach Mickey a lesson by killing his entire clan has gone badly wrong. And he gets another one right before 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 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. 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. 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. More specifically, 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 Oh, Crap look when Tony calls out to him.
  • Only Sane Man: Turkish seems to be the only main character in the film who is not too greedy, crazy, or stupid.
  • Plethora of Mistakes
  • Police Are Useless: The only time we even see any policemen comes after all the action is over and all the bad guys are dead.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: Avi constantly refers to Boris as a "Cossack."
  • Preemptive "Shut Up": 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 your Mum.
    Brick Top: [to Errol] Not now.
  • Pre-Mortem One-Liner: The Traveller played by Jason Flemyng 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]
  • Psycho Serum: Turkish attributes both Boris' near-invulnerability and his extreme kookiness to "one too many disco-biscuits".
    • Note that given the film's retro atmosphere, (and Tony's generally laid-back attitude) "disco biscuits" is probably used here in its old 70s sense (Quaaludes, a downer) instead of its modern one (MDMA, an upper).
  • Punctuated! For! Emphasis!:
    • Attempted, poorly, by a wannabe badass, but it might have been better if it weren't aimed at 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?
  • Rapid-Fire Comedy: 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.
  • Rare Guns: 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".
  • Rasputinian Death: Boris, appropriately.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Bullet Tooth Tony delivers 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 sips his drink] ...Fuck off.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: "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 reaction. And a pikey reaction...is quite a fucking thing."
  • Robbing The Mob Bank: Or in this case, the mob bookie.
    "Do you know who this bookies belongs to?"
  • Running Gag: 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.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here: 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.'
  • Shirtless Scene: Brad Pitt as a bareknuckle boxer spends a lot of time with his shirt off, exposing his numerous gypsy tats and chiseled abs.
  • Skewed Priorities: While Rosebud is bleeding profusely, Avi is screaming at Doug to find him a Jewish doctor.
  • Sophisticated as Hell
    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.
  • Spanner in the Works: 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 Brick Top killed his mam.
  • Spiritual Successor: For Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels. 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.
  • Stealth Pun: Brad Pitt's character first appears performing the act that 'Brad Pitt' is rhyming slang for.
  • Steel Eardrums: Both averted and played straight: Boris puts in earplugs before shooting 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.
  • Stray Shots Strike Nothing: Averted. When Avi is trying to shoot the dog with the diamond in him, he ends up accidentally killing Bullet-Tooth Tony.
  • Stupid Crooks: Sol, Vinny, and Tyrone. Apparently, everything they do was inspired by stories of real life stupid criminals shared on late night talk show monologues.
  • Take a Third Option: Apparently trying to back the Irish Travellers into a corner is a really bad idea.
  • Those Two Bad Guys: John and Errol, Brick Top's two main henchmen.
  • Those Wacky Nazis: Referenced. When Tommy reveals he has bought a gun "for protection", Turkish replies "Who from? Ze Germans?"
  • Throwing the Fight: Mickey is asked to do this twice. He's not too keen on the idea.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Tommy, Turkish's timid little sidekick, grows a pair of giant Brass Balls before the movie is over. He saves Turkish's ass by walking in with his defective Hand Cannon and facing down a half-dozen of Brick Top's mooks armed with various bladed and blunt weapons. When 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.
  • To the Pain: Brick Top describing "the best way" to dispose of a body to Sol and Vinnie.
  • Tranquil Fury: For Brick Top, "loud and aggressive" is his default mode. When he gets really angry, he gets very quiet.
  • Treasure Is Bigger in Fiction: Averted. An 86 carat cut jewelry quality diamond, approximately five centimetres across, is rightly treated as a HUGE gem of near incomprehensible value.
  • The Unintelligible: The Pikeys, Mickey in particular. The subtitle feature of the DVD reads "???????" at a certain point.
  • Unusual Euphemism:
    • 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.
  • Villainous Breakdown: 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!
  • Weapon for Intimidation: Despite Tommy's revolver being defective, he successfully uses it to hold up Brick Top's mooks when they have Turkish surrounded.
    • Doesn't quite work as well for Vinnie and Sol with their replica blank-firing pistols. Of course, since Bullet-Tooth Tony is carrying a Desert Eagle has a lot to do with this.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: 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.
  • Why Won't You Fuckin' DIE?: Screamed at Tony in a flashback.
  • The Yardies: Lincoln (played by Goldie) is described as "a bad boy Yardie."
  • You Have to Have Jews: 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 business".
  • Your Mom:
    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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