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* OutlivingOnesOffspring: Claire's father, though only in the current timeline. Also, the ferry carries ''a lot'' of children and adults [[CaptainObvious who have parents, too]]. [[spoiler: No longer the case in the ending. Thanks, Doug.]]

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* OutlivingOnesOffspring: Claire's father, though only in the current timeline. Also, the ferry carries ''a lot'' of children and adults [[CaptainObvious who have parents, too]].too. [[spoiler: No longer the case in the ending. Thanks, Doug.]]


* FoldThePageFoldTheSpace: Happens when Doug demands a LaymansTerms explanation for how the scientists established a live feed connection to a timeline four days in the past. Denny holds up a blank sheet of paper and then folds it to explain how they folded space and time to create a wormhole into the past.



* PhlebotinumAnalogy: Alexander uses a blank A4 piece of paper to explain the "Time Window".


* GunsAkimbo: With sub-machine guns no less.

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* GunsAkimbo: Carroll manages to keep the multiple soldiers and policemen trying to barge into the ferry's vehicle area at bay by shooting at them in this fashion. With sub-machine guns no (dual H&K MP-5Ks)no less.


* RightWingMilitiaFanatic: Carroll is a one-man militia, a guy who aced all of the tests needed to enter the military... except for the psych, which came back as "too damn crazy". He calls himself a patriot who is doing what he needs is necessary to raise awareness of how unprepared America is in terms of terrorism... and thus he deems 300 deaths, including many children, as both a "[[TheNeedsOfTheMany necessary sacrifice]]" and "[[BecauseDestinySaidSo it was fate]]".

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* RightWingMilitiaFanatic: Carroll is a one-man militia, a guy who aced all of the tests needed to enter the military... except for the psych, which came back as "too damn crazy". He calls himself a patriot who is doing what he needs is necessary to raise awareness of how unprepared America is in terms of terrorism... and thus he deems 300 deaths, including many children, as both a "[[TheNeedsOfTheMany necessary sacrifice]]" and "[[BecauseDestinySaidSo "[[BecauseDestinySaysSo it was fate]]".


* RightWingMilitiaFanatics: Carroll is a one-man militia, a guy who aced all of the tests needed to enter the military... except for the psych, which came back as "too damn crazy". He calls himself a patriot who is doing what he needs is necessary to raise awareness of how unprepared America is in terms of terrorism... and thus he deems 300 deaths, including many children, as both a "[[TheNeedsOfTheMany necessary sacrifice]]" and "[[BecauseDestinySaidSo it was fate]]".

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* RightWingMilitiaFanatics: RightWingMilitiaFanatic: Carroll is a one-man militia, a guy who aced all of the tests needed to enter the military... except for the psych, which came back as "too damn crazy". He calls himself a patriot who is doing what he needs is necessary to raise awareness of how unprepared America is in terms of terrorism... and thus he deems 300 deaths, including many children, as both a "[[TheNeedsOfTheMany necessary sacrifice]]" and "[[BecauseDestinySaidSo it was fate]]".

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* RightWingMilitiaFanatics: Carroll is a one-man militia, a guy who aced all of the tests needed to enter the military... except for the psych, which came back as "too damn crazy". He calls himself a patriot who is doing what he needs is necessary to raise awareness of how unprepared America is in terms of terrorism... and thus he deems 300 deaths, including many children, as both a "[[TheNeedsOfTheMany necessary sacrifice]]" and "[[BecauseDestinySaidSo it was fate]]".


* SpySatellite: The official cover of the time viewer program (code-named "Snow White") is that it controls an array of super-sophisticated satellites that can make a super-detailed simulation of an area (this absurd amount of detail is also the reason why there's a 4-day delay and why it can't be rewound or recorded). Doug eventually calls bullshit on how over-complicated this set-up is and thus is finally told about the wormhole.



* StuffBlowingUp: Very much so.

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* StuffBlowingUp: Very much so. It starts with the gigantic fireball that destroys a ferry and never looks back.


* CarChase: Chasing a car that doesn't exist in the present, no less! Consequently, Denzel's character appears to others to be driving crazy for absolutely no reason whatsoever.

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* CarChase: Chasing a car that doesn't exist in the present, no less! Consequently, Denzel's character Doug appears to others to be driving crazy for absolutely no reason whatsoever.whatsoever. On top of ''that'', the "mobile unit" that Doug is using to actually ''see'' the car he's chasing is damaged mid-chase(because watching a little screen while you're driving is the ''definition'' of distracted driving), so he has to complete the pursuit while ''taking instructions from MissionControl'' -- and they can only see where he's facing. One gets the feeling the entire movie was an excuse to film this CrazyAwesome scene.


* YanksWithTanks: The film involves personnel and assets from the [[CoastGuard US Coast Guard]], [[SemperFi US Marines]], and US Navy.

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* FreezeFrameEnding: The film ends with a freeze frame of the hero in his car.

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** Carroll gets the lower half of his body crushed with a car (ironically, Claire's jeep) and Doug shoots him in the head while he's distracted from the pain.


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* DeadMansTriggerFinger: Variant. Having the lower half of his body crushed when Claire rams him with the car, Carroll keeps pulling the triggers of his dual H&K MP-5Ks in his agony. When Doug then shoots him in the head, he finally lets go of the triggers.


** The cover story for the Time Machine and its usage for (incredibly accurate) reconstruction of an area involves the (supposed) deployment of a satellite network called "[[WesternAnimation/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs The Seven Dwarfs]]".

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** The cover story for the Time Machine and its usage for (incredibly accurate) reconstruction of an area involves the (supposed) deployment of a satellite network called "[[WesternAnimation/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs "[[Literature/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs The Seven Dwarfs]]".






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* TimeIsDangerous: Sending a living person through the chronoscope disrupts electrical activity inside of their bodies, sending them into convulsions and disrupting their heart. To counter this, Doug transports himself into an ER with the words "REVIVE ME" written on his chest.

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* DejaVu: Despite lending the movie its title, this doesn't occur until the end of the film [[spoiler:when Denzel Washington's character seems to recall the memories of his temporal duplicate who died just before he showed up.]]

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