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* ShoutOut: At least three of Arnie's lines are things he said in ''Film/TheTerminator''. His one-word answer, "Wrong," before blasting away his first {{mook|s}}, his CatchPhrase "I'll be back" (of course), and the line, "Fuck you, asshole!" all of which are spoken in the same order as the former movie. This was his first big movie after ''The Terminator'' and his first big movie with more than five lines.

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* ShoutOut: At least three of Arnie's lines are things he said in ''Film/TheTerminator''. His one-word answer, "Wrong," before blasting away his first {{mook|s}}, his CatchPhrase "I'll be back" (of course), and the line, "Fuck you, asshole!" all of which are spoken in the same order as the former movie. This was his first big movie after ''The Terminator'' and his first big movie leading role with more than five lines.a substantial amount of dialogue.

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** The part at the very beginning where the man is shot by the villains pretending to be garbage-men says "I thought you'd missed me" as a set-up for them to pull out guns and retort "Don't worry, we won't." Firstly, most people would say "''I'' thought I missed ''you'' if they were worried about not putting the trash out. Secondly, what is the purpose for disguising themselves as garbage-men in the first place, much less ones who seem to be leaving when their mark comes out the door. Did they just happen to know that he hadn't put his trash out yet AND would come running out the door to make sure he got his garbage out on time?


* ExcusePlot: Not unexpected being that it's part of the Schwarzenegger oeuvre, but a particularly notable example -- the movie doesn't even ''pretend'' it's going to have anything to do with the whole "kill the Prime Minister / President / whatever of Val Verde to get your daughter back" stuff. This has the rather amusing result that pretty much every scene with Arius before the climax basically involves him sitting around waiting for Matrix to show up and kill him [[GenreBlindness even if he doesn't realize it]].

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* ExcusePlot: Not unexpected being that it's part of the Schwarzenegger oeuvre, but a particularly notable example -- the movie doesn't even ''pretend'' it's going to have anything to do with the whole "kill the Prime Minister / President / whatever leader of Val Verde to get your daughter back" stuff. This has the rather amusing result that pretty much every scene with Arius before the climax basically involves him sitting around waiting for Matrix to show up and kill him [[GenreBlindness even if he doesn't realize it]].



* KnifeNut: Bennett. Dude practically orgasms at the prospect of stabbing Matrix in the gut with his big weapon.

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* KnifeNut: Bennett. Dude practically orgasms masturbates at the prospect of stabbing Matrix in the gut with his big weapon.



** Bennett uses Vernon's Wells' native Australian accent.

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** Bennett uses Vernon's Vernon Wells' native Australian accent.



-->'''John Matrix:''' Come on (''WHACK!'') you piece of shit! (''WHACK!'') Time to fly or ''die!'' (''WHACK! the engine starts'') Works every time...

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-->'''John Matrix:''' Come on (''WHACK!'') you piece of shit! (''WHACK!'') Time to fly Fly or ''die!'' (''WHACK! the engine starts'') Works every time...



** "Remember when I promised to [[YouWillBeSpared kill you last]]? ILied."

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** "Remember **Matrix first does this when he was about to drop Sully off a cliff.
--->'''Matrix:''' "Remember, Sully,
when I promised to [[YouWillBeSpared kill you last]]? ILied.last]]?\\
'''Sully:''' That's right, Matrix. You did!\\
'''Matrix:'''ILied.
"



* ShoutOut: At least three of Arnie's lines are things he said in ''Film/TheTerminator''. His one-word answer, "Wrong," before blasting away his first {{mook|s}}, his CatchPhrase "I'll be back" (of course), and the line, "Fuck you, asshole!" This was his first big movie after ''The Terminator'' and his first big movie with more than five lines.

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* ShoutOut: At least three of Arnie's lines are things he said in ''Film/TheTerminator''. His one-word answer, "Wrong," before blasting away his first {{mook|s}}, his CatchPhrase "I'll be back" (of course), and the line, "Fuck you, asshole!" all of which are spoken in the same order as the former movie. This was his first big movie after ''The Terminator'' and his first big movie with more than five lines.



* VillainRespect: Bennet candidly admits to his partners in crime his respect for Matrix's skill as a warrior on multiple occasions, fully ''expecting'' him to escape and exact his revenge on them all.

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* VillainRespect: Bennet Bennett candidly admits to his partners in crime his respect for Matrix's skill as a warrior on multiple occasions, fully ''expecting'' him to escape and exact his revenge on them all.



--> ''"It is you that is afraid, Mr Bennett. You are afraid of Matrix."''

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--> ''"It is you that is afraid, Mr Mr. Bennett. You are afraid of Matrix."''



* WorthyOpponent: Bennet undeniably has a twisted sense of respect for Matrix as a fellow warrior, and was visibly ''happy'' that Matrix came guns blazing to rescue Jenny ("Welcome Back, John!"), giving him one last chance to put his skills and mettle to the ultimate test. Matrix uses this respect to goad him into dropping his gun (and letting go of Jenny) to engage him in a final knife-fight to the death.

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* WorthyOpponent: Bennet Bennett undeniably has a twisted sense of respect for Matrix as a fellow warrior, and was visibly ''happy'' that Matrix came guns blazing to rescue Jenny ("Welcome Back, back, John!"), giving him one last chance to put his skills and mettle to the ultimate test. Matrix uses this respect to goad him into dropping his gun (and letting go of Jenny) to engage him in a final knife-fight to the death.


* ChewingTheScenery: Vernon Wells, the actor who plays Bennett, practically uses the climactic knife fight as chewing gum! His lines "You're a dead man, John! A dead man!", or "How does it feel to be a dying man, John?" also count. Even his understated lines like "I told them I'd do it for free" chew the scenery.

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* ChewingTheScenery: Vernon Wells, the actor who plays Bennett, practically uses the climactic knife fight as chewing gum! His lines "You're a dead man, John! A dead man!", John!", or "How does "What's it feel to be a dying man, John?" man?" also count. Even his understated lines like "I told them said I'd do it for free" nothing." chew the scenery.



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* FiveBadBand:FiveManBand: Villainous version.



-->'''Diaz:''' (''[[TooDumbToLive waving Jenny's "I Love You Daddy" Father's Day card in Matrix's face]]'') If you want your kid back then you gotta cooperate, right?\\

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-->'''Diaz:''' (''[[TooDumbToLive waving Jenny's "I Love You Daddy" Father's Day card in Matrix's face]]'') If And if you want your kid back back...then you gotta cooperate, right?\\cooperate. Right?\\


** After killing a man on a plane and [[OfCorpseHesAlive disguising him as if he's asleep]], he turns to a stewardess and says: "Please don't disturb my friend. He's dead tired."

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** After killing a man on a plane and [[OfCorpseHesAlive disguising him as if he's asleep]], he turns to a stewardess and says: "Please don't "Don't disturb my friend. He's dead tired."



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** Played straight with Cindy who despite [[BlatantLies claiming to have read the instructions]] on the M202 Flash rocket launcher fires it backwards before using it to free Matrix from police custody.


--> ''"Your soldiers are nothing; Matrix and I can [[BeamMeUpScotty kill every one of them]] [[ForeShadowing in the blink of an eye]]; remember that."''
--> ''"[[RunningGag It is you that is afraid, Mr Bennett. You are afraid of Matrix.]]"''
--> ''"[[RuleofThree Of course]]; I'm '''smart'''"''

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--> ''"Your soldiers are nothing; Matrix and I can [[BeamMeUpScotty kill every one of them]] them [[ForeShadowing in the blink of an eye]]; remember that."''
--> ''"[[RunningGag It ''"It is you that is afraid, Mr Bennett. You are afraid of Matrix.]]"''
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--> ''"[[RuleofThree Of course]]; ''"Of course; I'm '''smart'''"''


* HeroInsurance: During the course of the film, Matrix steals and/or damages several vehicles, breaks into a gun shop, steals an arsenal of firearms, escapes from police custody, beats up a bunch of mall security guards, kidnaps an innocent bystander, and murders two unarmed villains in cold blood, with one of the murders occurring in front of a witness. It's hard to imagine rescuing a family member as a sufficient legal defense to cover all of that.

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* HeroInsurance: During the course of the film, Matrix steals and/or damages several vehicles, breaks into a gun shop, steals an arsenal of firearms, escapes from police custody, beats up a bunch of mall security guards, guards and kidnaps an innocent bystander, and murders kills two unarmed villains in cold blood, with villains, one of the murders occurring in front of a witness. It's hard to imagine rescuing a family member as a sufficient legal defense to cover all of that.



* KarmaHoudini: Matrix is this in spades. Let's see, he kidnaps Cindy and steals her car, beats up some security guards in the mall, drops Sully off a cliff and kills a few other mooks in cold blood, breaks into a gun shop and steals an entire arsenal (though he does at least get arrested for that), escapes from the police van, kills about hundred men on Arius' island and gets away scot free with all of this.

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* KarmaHoudini: Matrix is this in spades. Let's see, he kidnaps Cindy and steals her car, beats up some security guards in the mall, drops Sully off a cliff and kills a few other mooks in cold blood, breaks into a gun shop and steals an entire arsenal (though he does at least get arrested for that), escapes from the police van, kills about hundred men on Arius' island and gets away scot free with all of this.


--> ''"All your soldiers? They're nothing; Matrix and I can [[{{Foreshadowing}} wipe them all out in the blink of an eye]]; remember that."''
--> ''"It is you, Mr Bennet, who are afraid of Matrix."''
--> ''"Of course I am; That's because I am '''smart'''"''

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--> ''"All your soldiers? They're ''"Your soldiers are nothing; Matrix and I can [[{{Foreshadowing}} wipe them all out [[BeamMeUpScotty kill every one of them]] [[ForeShadowing in the blink of an eye]]; remember that."''
--> ''"It ''"[[RunningGag It is you, you that is afraid, Mr Bennet, who Bennett. You are afraid of Matrix."''
]]"''
--> ''"Of course I am; That's because I am ''"[[RuleofThree Of course]]; I'm '''smart'''"''


* FiveBadBand:

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* FiveBadBand:FiveManBand:


Best known for Schwarzenegger displaying his distinctive tongue-in-cheek humor for this kind of over-the-top action film.

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Best known for Schwarzenegger displaying his distinctive tongue-in-cheek action film humor for this kind of over-the-top action film.
the first time (as opposed to Film/{{Conan the Barbarian|1982}} and Film/TheTerminator, who were both TheStoic).


* ArtisticLicenseGunSafety: Averted when Matrix is shown to store his firearms in a proper gunsafe, not hidden around the house as usual in action movies. The fact that he has a child in the house no doubt has a lot to do with this (it also gives a plausible plot reason for Matrix to [[NeverSplitTheParty leave her alone]] while he rushes to get a weapon).

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* ArtisticLicenseGunSafety: Averted when Matrix is shown to store his firearms in a proper gunsafe, not hidden around the house as usual in action movies. The fact that he has a child in the house no doubt has a lot to do with this (it also gives a plausible plot reason for Matrix to [[NeverSplitTheParty leave her alone]] while he rushes to get a weapon).

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* ArtisticLicenseGunSafety: Averted when Matrix is shown to store his firearms in a proper gunsafe, not hidden around the house as usual in action movies. The fact that he has a child in the house no doubt has a lot to do with this (it also gives a plausible plot reason for Matrix to [[NeverSplitTheParty leave her alone]] while he rushes to get a weapon).


* TerseTalker
-->'''Cindy:''' Who the hell are you, huh? You steal my car. You rip the seat out. You kidnap me. You ask me to help you find your daughter, [[BlatantLies which I very kindly do]]... and then you get me involved in a shootout where people are dying. I watch you rip a phone booth outta the wall... swing from the ceiling like Tarzan and then a cop is gonna shoot you... and I save you, and he starts chasing me! Are you gonna tell me what's going on or what?
-->'''Matrix:''' No.

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