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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: Phil reunites with Gloria, though his family is dead and they're still on the run from the FBI and the mafia.]]



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* WouldHurtAChild: Tanzinni and his mob kill the Dawns, including their young daughter, early in the film. The rest of the film has the mob chasing after Phil so they can kill him as well.


* AntiHero / CombatPragmatist: The titular heroine is a former mobster's girlfriend who periodically resorts to killing if it means she saves Phil's life.

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* AntiHero / CombatPragmatist: The titular heroine is a DefrostingIceQueen former mobster's girlfriend who periodically resorts to killing if it means she saves Phil's life.


* AntiHero: The titular heroine is a former mobster's girlfriend who periodically resorts to killing if it means she saves Phil's life.

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* AntiHero: AntiHero / CombatPragmatist: The titular heroine is a former mobster's girlfriend who periodically resorts to killing if it means she saves Phil's life.

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* AntiHero: The titular heroine is a former mobster's girlfriend who periodically resorts to killing if it means she saves Phil's life.


* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: The guy who tries to convince Gloria to give up while driving off in the cab calls the (Black) taxi driver an "ape." Unsurprisingly, the driver promptly kicks the guy out of his cab.

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* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: The guy who tries to convince Gloria to give up while driving off in the cab (shortly before she meets up with Tanzinni) calls the (Black) taxi driver an "ape." Unsurprisingly, the driver promptly kicks the guy out of his cab.

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* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: The guy who tries to convince Gloria to give up while driving off in the cab calls the (Black) taxi driver an "ape." Unsurprisingly, the driver promptly kicks the guy out of his cab.


* SoleSurvivor: Phil Dawn.

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* SoleSurvivor: Phil Dawn.
Dawn, of his family.

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--->'''Phil (to Gloria)''': "He don't know the score, he sees a dame like you, and a guy like me, he don't know."

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* ParentalSubstitute: Gloria has to act like one to Phil after his family dies at the start of the film.


* FromTheMouthOfBabes: Six-year-old Phil occasionally acts older than he is and says things that most six-year-olds wouldn't say.

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* FromTheMouthOfBabes: FromTheMouthsOfBabes: Six-year-old Phil occasionally acts older than he is and says things that most six-year-olds wouldn't say.


* AlmostFamousName: Gloria Swenson.



* FromTheMouthOfBabes: Six-year-old Phil occasionally acts older than he is and says things that most six-year-olds wouldn't say.




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* SoleSurvivor: Phil Dawn.


* ChildHater: Downplayed. Gloria states early on that she doesn't like kids though she isn't actively hating Phil - if anything, she initially finds him annoying. That being said, she gradually bonds with Phil during the film as she's trying to protect him.

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* ChildHater: Downplayed. Gloria states early on that she doesn't like isn't a fan of kids though she isn't doesn't actively hating hate Phil - if anything, she initially finds him annoying. That being said, she gradually bonds with Phil during the film as she's trying to protect him.

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* ChildHater: Downplayed. Gloria states early on that she doesn't like kids though she isn't actively hating Phil - if anything, she initially finds him annoying. That being said, she gradually bonds with Phil during the film as she's trying to protect him.


* DeathOfAChild: While the whole premise is to keep young Phil alive, his sister Carmen does die early on.



* InfantImmortality: While the whole premise is to keep young Phil alive, his sister Carmen does die early on.

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