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* AnAxToGrind: In the climax, Ted attempts to kill Ken with a fire ax. He failed, only to have Ken snatch the weapon from him, and [[spoiler: later Ken uses the same weapon to crack the Russian gun dealer's skull]].


* ImprovisedWeapon: In the climax, Ted ran out of bullets, and decides to attack Ken with a fire hose turned at full blast.

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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: Ted and his gang are dead, but Dick is badly injured from multiple gunshot wounds. And while the end credits states that both Ken and Dick survived, it also states that both men will serve life imprisonment for the various murders they've committed]].


* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: Ted and his gang are dead, but Dick is badly injured from multiple gunshot wounds. And while the end credits states that both Ken and Dick survived, it also states that both men will serve life imprisonment for the various murders they've committed]].


* ContemptibleCover: The above poster shows a skimpily-dressed bargirl that doesn't appear in the movie itself.

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* FireHoseCannon: After Ken had killed off all of Ted's henchmen in the abandoned bus depot, Ted ambushes Ken with a high-pressure hose (used for cleaning vehicles) and tries to drown Ken alive. The timely intervention of Ken's grievously-wounded buddy, Dick, who turns out to be NotQuiteDead, is what ultimately saved Ken's life by tripping Ted from the back.


* CoolGuns: For the final shootout, the Russian gun dealer working for Ted is shown using a Thompson Machine-gun. Ken gets to use this weapon after offing the dealer.

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* CoolGuns: For the final shootout, the Russian gun dealer working for Ted is shown using a Thompson RPD Machine-gun. Ken gets to use this weapon after offing the dealer.


* BossInMookClothing: One of Ted's mooks, a regular-looking random thug named Bobby, who actually survives the initial shootout with Dick, escapes when Ken guns down the remaining thugs, and even gets to fight Ken one-on-one and give Ken quite some trouble. He is the second-to-last baddie to die, and is finally taken down after Ken smashed his noggin' against a sharp corner


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* KingMook: One of Ted's mooks, a regular-looking random thug named Bobby, who actually survives the initial shootout with Dick, escapes when Ken guns down the remaining thugs, and even gets to fight Ken one-on-one and give Ken quite some trouble. He is the second-to-last baddie to die, and is finally taken down after Ken smashed his noggin' against a sharp corner.


''City War'' is a 1988 Hong Kong crime drama and [[BuddyCopShow Buddy Cop film]] starring Creator/ChowYunFat and Ti Lung. Released a year after the second Film/ABetterTomorrow film, the two actors had somewhat of a role reversal this time, where Ti Lung is the hot-tempered, loose cannon cop, while Chow is his calm, level-headed partner.

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''City War'' is a 1988 Hong Kong crime drama and [[BuddyCopShow Buddy Cop film]] starring Creator/ChowYunFat and Ti Lung.Creator/TiLung. Released a year after the second Film/ABetterTomorrow film, the two actors had somewhat of a role reversal this time, where Ti Lung is the hot-tempered, loose cannon cop, while Chow is his calm, level-headed partner.


* BossInMookClothing: One of Ken's mooks, a regular-looking random thug named Bobby, who actually survives the initial shootout with Dick, escapes when Ken guns down the remaining thugs, and even gets to fight Ken one-on-one and give Ken quite some trouble. He is the second-to-last baddie to die, and is finally taken down after Ken smashed his noggin' against a sharp corner

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* BossInMookClothing: One of Ken's Ted's mooks, a regular-looking random thug named Bobby, who actually survives the initial shootout with Dick, escapes when Ken guns down the remaining thugs, and even gets to fight Ken one-on-one and give Ken quite some trouble. He is the second-to-last baddie to die, and is finally taken down after Ken smashed his noggin' against a sharp corner


* MoodWhiplash: The movie is rather light-hearted with some rather comedic moments, with funny antics between Ken and Dick, Dick trying his best to convince Ken not to literally draw his gun at the slightest provocation, and then Dick trying to woo Penny, a singer he had a crush on. Even when Ted got out of prison, he's [[LargeHam hamming]] up every scene he's in and barely feels like a threat... and then, two henchmen working for Ted attacks Ken and Dick while Ken is having dinner with his family, killing off Dick's wife and daughter and leaving Dick's son hospitalized in critical condition. And it goes worse from there...

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* MoodWhiplash: The movie is rather light-hearted with some rather comedic moments, with funny antics between Ken and Dick, Dick trying his best to convince Ken not to literally draw his gun at the slightest provocation, and then Dick trying to woo Penny, a singer he had a crush on. Even when Ted got out of prison, he's [[LargeHam hamming]] up every scene he's in and barely feels like a threat... and then, two henchmen working for Ted attacks Ken and Dick while Ken is having dinner with his family, killing off Dick's Ken's wife and daughter and leaving Dick's Ken's son hospitalized in critical condition. And it goes worse from there...


* BossInMookClothing: One of Ken's mooks, a regular-looking random thug named Bobby, who actually survives the initial shootout with Dick, escapes when Ken guns down the remaining thugs, and even gets to fight Ken one-on-one and give Ken quite some trouble. He is the second-to-last baddie to die, and is finally taken down after Ken smashed his noggin' against a sharp corner



* InvincibleMinorMinion: One of Ken's mooks, a regular-looking random thug named Bobby, who actually survives the initial shootout with Dick, escapes when Ken guns down the remaining thugs, and even gets to fight Ken one-on-one and give Ken quite some trouble. He is the second-to-last baddie to die, and is finally taken down after Ken smashed his noggin' against a sharp corner.


** In the final shootout, Dick uses a tractor wheel as tall as himself as an improvised shield, similar to the opening scene of Film/IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom.

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** In the final shootout, Dick uses a rolling tractor wheel as tall as himself as an improvised shield, similar to the opening scene of Film/IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom.
Film/IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom where Indy uses a rolling gong for the same purpose.


* AnAxToGrind: In the climax, Ted attempts to kill Ken with a fire ax. He failed, only to have Ken snatch the weapon from him, and later Ken uses the same weapon to crack the Russian gun dealer's skull.
* BigDamnHeroes: The climax had Dick being cornered by mooks in the bottom of a bus, with mooks firing their guns at him from all directions. It seems like Dick is done for, but then Ken arrives with a shotgun and starts blasting away the remaining mooks left and right.
* BittersweetEnding: Ted and his gang are dead, but Dick is badly injured from multiple gunshot wounds. And while the end credits states that both Ken and Dick survived, it also states that both men will serve life imprisonment for the various murders they've committed.
* CowboyCop: Ken is a loose cannon whose EstablishingCharacterMoment is him pulling his gun on a shoplifter in the opening scene. His partner, Dick arrives a few seconds later, and had to actually plead for Ken to calm the hell down.

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* AnAxToGrind: In the climax, Ted attempts to kill Ken with a fire ax. He failed, only to have Ken snatch the weapon from him, and [[spoiler: later Ken uses the same weapon to crack the Russian gun dealer's skull.
skull]].
* BigDamnHeroes: The climax had Dick being cornered by mooks in the bottom of a bus, with mooks firing their guns at him from all directions. It seems like Dick is done for, but then [[spoiler: Ken arrives with a shotgun and starts blasting away the remaining mooks left and right.
right]].
* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: Ted and his gang are dead, but Dick is badly injured from multiple gunshot wounds. And while the end credits states that both Ken and Dick survived, it also states that both men will serve life imprisonment for the various murders they've committed.
committed]].
* CowboyCop: Ken is a loose cannon whose EstablishingCharacterMoment is him pulling ''pulling his gun gun'' on a shoplifter in the opening scene. His partner, Dick arrives a few seconds later, and had to actually plead ''plead'' for Ken to calm the hell down.



* FalselyReformedVillain: Ted, the BigBad who JustGotOutOfJail after Ken and Dick put him in a decade ago. And is now out for revenge, not to mention in cahoots with a gun-running syndicate attempting to smuggle weapons into Hong Kong.
* FamilyMan: For all his worth being a hot-tempered loose cannon, Ken is still a devoted family man to his wife and children. Too bad all that ultimately leads to FamilyExtermination.

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* FalselyReformedVillain: Ted, the BigBad who JustGotOutOfJail after Ken and Dick put him in it a decade ago. And is now out for revenge, not to mention in cahoots with a gun-running syndicate attempting to smuggle weapons into Hong Kong.
* FamilyMan: For all his worth being a hot-tempered loose cannon, Ken is still a devoted family man to his wife and children. [[spoiler: Too bad all that ultimately leads to FamilyExtermination.FamilyExtermination]].



* HeroicBSOD: Dick becomes completely stunned from shock after Penny died taking the bullets meant for him in the final shootout. Which allows a second group of thugs to arrive and fire at him with bullets, nearly killing Dick in the process if Ken hadnít arrived on time.

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* HeroicBSOD: Dick becomes completely stunned from shock after [[spoiler: Penny died taking the bullets meant for him in the final shootout. Which allows a second group of thugs to arrive and fire at him with bullets, nearly killing Dick in the process if Ken hadnít arrived on time.time]].



* InvincibleMinorMinion

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* InvincibleMinorMinionInvincibleMinorMinion: One of Ken's mooks, a regular-looking random thug named Bobby, who actually survives the initial shootout with Dick, escapes when Ken guns down the remaining thugs, and even gets to fight Ken one-on-one and give Ken quite some trouble. He is the second-to-last baddie to die, and is finally taken down after Ken smashed his noggin' against a sharp corner.



* MoodWhiplash: The movie is rather light-hearted with some rather comedic moments, with funny antics between Ken and Dick, Dick trying his best to convince Ken not to literally draw his gun at the slightest provocation, and then Dick trying to woo Penny, a singer he had a crush on. Even when Ted got out of prison, he's [[LargeHam hamming]] up every scene he's in and barely feels like a threat... and then, two henchmen working for Ted attacks Ken and Dick while Ken is having dinner with his family, killing off Dick's wife and daughjter and leaving Dick's son hospitalized in critical condition. And it goes worse from there...

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* MoodWhiplash: The movie is rather light-hearted with some rather comedic moments, with funny antics between Ken and Dick, Dick trying his best to convince Ken not to literally draw his gun at the slightest provocation, and then Dick trying to woo Penny, a singer he had a crush on. Even when Ted got out of prison, he's [[LargeHam hamming]] up every scene he's in and barely feels like a threat... and then, two henchmen working for Ted attacks Ken and Dick while Ken is having dinner with his family, killing off Dick's wife and daughjter daughter and leaving Dick's son hospitalized in critical condition. And it goes worse from there...



* ShotgunsAreJustBetter: Ken uses a shotgun in the finale, killing several mooks, and in fact uses that same weapon to avenge his family by blasting Ted full of lead.

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* ShotgunsAreJustBetter: Ken uses a shotgun in the finale, killing several mooks, and [[spoiler: in fact uses that same weapon to avenge his family by blasting Ted full of lead.lead]].

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