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* ThoseTwoBadGuys: Gold and Silver are a duo of psychotic killers and the only survivors of a U.S. Army experiment where a group of expert hitmen were dropped on an island, unarmed, swarming with guerilla soldiers. Gold and Silver not only survived, but slaughtered every last soldier on the island.


* ConspicuousCG: Check out [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJxPjUo5-cI this little number]] from ''The Professional''.
** Creator/OsamuDezaki, the director of ''The Professional'' was a huge fan of CGI. That's the first use of it in animation's history; Even beating out Creator/{{Pixar}}'s (which at the time was Lucasfilm's CGI unit called ''Graphics Group'') ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfAndreAndWallyB'' by a little more than a year.


** OsamuDezaki, the director of ''The Professional'' was a huge fan of CGI. That's the first use of it in animation's history; Even beating out Creator/{{Pixar}}'s (which at the time was Lucasfilm's CGI unit called ''Graphics Group'') ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfAndreAndWallyB'' by a little more than a year.

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** OsamuDezaki, Creator/OsamuDezaki, the director of ''The Professional'' was a huge fan of CGI. That's the first use of it in animation's history; Even beating out Creator/{{Pixar}}'s (which at the time was Lucasfilm's CGI unit called ''Graphics Group'') ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfAndreAndWallyB'' by a little more than a year.


* NextSundayAD: [[spoiler:Robert Hardy's]] gravestone at the end of the movie reveals that it takes place during the 2000 US presidential election. The film itself came out in 1998.

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* NextSundayAD: [[spoiler:Robert Hardy's]] gravestone at the end of the movie reveals that it the story takes place during the 2000 US presidential election. The film itself came out in 1998.

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* NextSundayAD: [[spoiler:Robert Hardy's]] gravestone at the end of the movie reveals that it takes place during the 2000 US presidential election. The film itself came out in 1998.


* IndecisiveDeconstruction: Unlike most adaptations (or the original manga), they didn't even attempt to make Duke's actions somewhat justifiable. His contract on Leonard Dawson has the consequences one would expect, and the character himself is treated as something of a pathological case.


* AssholeVictim: Apart from Leonard Dawson and many of those who associate with him, the only two kills Golgo scores are contracts put out by people whose lives said targets had ruined: Mafia boss Dr. Z, and former Nazi Bernart Muller.

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* AssholeVictim: Apart from Leonard [[spoiler:Leonard Dawson and many of those who associate with him, him]], the only two kills Golgo scores are contracts put out by people whose lives said targets had ruined: Mafia boss Dr. Z, and former Nazi Bernart Muller. Perhaps the only exception in this film was [[spoiler:Robert Dawson, and that was a suicide contract]].


* AssholeVictim: Apart from Leonard Dawson and many of those who associate with him, the only two kills Golgo scores are contracts put out by people whose lives said targets had ruined: Mafia boss Dr. Z, and former Nazi Bernart Muller.



* HookersAndBlow: 's target in San Francisco, Bernart Muller, is an ex-nazi who is partying with hookers in a penthouse sealed in bulletproof glass.

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* HookersAndBlow: 's Golgo's target in San Francisco, Bernart Muller, is an ex-nazi who is partying with hookers in a penthouse sealed in bulletproof glass.


** OsamuDezaki, the director of ''The Professional'' was a huge fan of CGI. That's the first use of it in animation's history; Even beating out Creator/{{Pixar}}'s (which at the time was Lucasfilm's CGI unit called ''Graphics Group'') ''[[WesternAnimation/PixarShorts The Adventures Of Andre And Wally B]]'' by a little more than a year.

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** OsamuDezaki, the director of ''The Professional'' was a huge fan of CGI. That's the first use of it in animation's history; Even beating out Creator/{{Pixar}}'s (which at the time was Lucasfilm's CGI unit called ''Graphics Group'') ''[[WesternAnimation/PixarShorts The Adventures Of Andre And Wally B]]'' ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfAndreAndWallyB'' by a little more than a year.

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* TalkingToHimself: The elevator fight between Golgo and Snake in the English dub: both characters are voiced by Gregory Snegoff using remarkably different voices.

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* SuicideByAssassin: [[spoiler: Robert Dawson hired Duke to kill him, which is why his father is taking it out on Duke.]]


** OsamuDezaki, the director of ''The Professional'' was a huge fan of CGI. That's the first use of it in animation's history; Even beating out {{Pixar}}'s (which at the time was Lucasfilm's CGI unit called ''Graphics Group'') ''[[WesternAnimation/PixarShorts The Adventures Of Andre And Wally B]]'' by a little more than a year.

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** OsamuDezaki, the director of ''The Professional'' was a huge fan of CGI. That's the first use of it in animation's history; Even beating out {{Pixar}}'s Creator/{{Pixar}}'s (which at the time was Lucasfilm's CGI unit called ''Graphics Group'') ''[[WesternAnimation/PixarShorts The Adventures Of Andre And Wally B]]'' by a little more than a year.


* ContractOnTheHitman: This is basically the entire main plot of ''The Professional''. Industrialist Leonard Dawson uses every resource availible to him to kill Golgo due to him performing the assassination on his son. His daughter-in-law even Lampshades this by asking why Dawson bothers going after Golgo at all when he is just a hitman, and he should be going for the man who put out the hit. [[spoiler: He can't because his sonwho put out the hit on ''himself'': he wanted to commit suicide but didn't have the nerve to do it himslf. Dawson goes after Golgo 13 because he is the closest person Dawson has for someone to blame.]]

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* ContractOnTheHitman: This is basically the entire main plot of ''The Professional''. Industrialist Leonard Dawson uses every resource availible to him to kill Golgo due to him performing the assassination on his son. His daughter-in-law even Lampshades lampshades this by asking why Dawson bothers going after Golgo at all when he is just a hitman, and he should be going for the man who put out the hit. [[spoiler: He can't because it was his sonwho son who put out the hit on ''himself'': he wanted to commit suicide but didn't have the nerve to do it himslf.it. Dawson goes after Golgo 13 because he is the closest person Dawson has for someone to blame.]]


* BulletCatch: Gold blocks Golgo's first bullet with his prosthetic gold hand.



* LeanAndMean: Gold, Silver and Snake, the three deadliest characters in the movie, are also notably tall and lanky, especially Snake.



* TearsOfBlood: Silver cries a single bloody tear after Gold is killed. It's hard to tell if he's actually sad because of Golds death, or just from his facial injuries.



{{Tykebomb}}: Leonard Dawson gives his granddaughter a crash course in an attempt to ambush Duke.

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* {{Tykebomb}}: Leonard Dawson gives his granddaughter a crash course in an attempt to ambush Duke.Duke.
* TheVoiceless: Neither Gold nor Silver ever speaks. The only noise they make is shrieks as they attack and, in Gold's case, demented, sadistic giggling.
** Snake's dialogue is limited to animalistic hissing and growling.

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