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*** He seems to be one for both Pablo Escobar (a South American drug lord who liberally bribes and kills anyone who gets in his way, "''Plata o plomo''" ["Silver or lead"], the name of Escobar's "policy" being even directly referenced) and Manuel Noriega (another South American drug lord who was the ''de facto'' ruler of a BananaRepublic in the '80s). Regarding the latter, both Noriega and Sanchez's actor, Robert Davi, have noticeable pockmark scarring on their faces, though that could be purely coincidential.

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*** He seems to be one for both Pablo Escobar (a South American drug lord who liberally bribes and kills anyone who gets in his way, "''Plata o plomo''" ["Silver or lead"], the name of Escobar's "policy" being even directly referenced) and Manuel Noriega (another South American drug lord who was the ''de facto'' ruler of a BananaRepublic - UsefulNotes/{{Panama}} - in the '80s). Regarding the latter, both Noriega and Sanchez's actor, Robert Davi, have noticeable pockmark scarring on their faces, though that could be purely coincidential.

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* LongerThanLifeSentence: Killifer tells Sanchez that all of his felony charges rack up a sentence of ''936 years''. He doesn't serve it.


* RoleReprisal: Creator/DavidHedison reprises his role of Felix Leiter sixteen years after ''Live and Let Die''. He is one of two actors to play the role more than once.


%%* SexyBacklessOutfit: Pam's evening dress.

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%%* * SexyBacklessOutfit: Pam's evening dress.dress has her back uncovered, and it sure makes an impression on Bond.



%%* ShotgunsAreJustBetter: Especially in bar brawls.

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%%* * ShotgunsAreJustBetter: Especially in When Bond mets Pam for the first time at the bar, and she asks if he brought protection, he indicates to his Walther. Pam does a "no-no-no" gesture before showing that she brought a shotgun. Sure enough, she puts it to good use during the subsequent bar brawls.brawl.


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** [[https://www.mi6-hq.com/sections/articles/interview-robert-davi-melbourne-1 According to Robert Davi]], the name "Franz Sanchez" is an ''extremely'' subtle shout-out to Music/FrankSinatra: five-letter first name, seven-letter last name, initials F.S.

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* OffingTheAnnoyance: financial advisor Truman-Lodge really picks the wrong time to badger his boss Sanchez about how much Bond's RoaringRampageOfRevenge is costing them:
-->'''Truman-Lodge:''' Brilliant! Well done, Franz! Another $80 million ''write-off''!\\
'''Franz Sanchez:''' [[PreMortemOneLiner Then I guess it's time to start cutting overhead.]]\\
''[Sanchez guns him down]''

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** On the truck where Bond and Sanchez fight before it crashes, the driver decides he wants no more of this and jumps out.

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* FruitCart: Downplayed: During the final highway chase, a civilian truck carrying pineapples is almost forced off the road and a few of the fruits are flung from it.


'''Bond:''' You earned it. You keep it, old buddy,

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'''Bond:''' You earned it. You keep it, old buddy,buddy.


%%* BettyAndVeronica: Pam Bouvier and Lupe Lamora.



-->'''Sharkey:''' Oh, what a terrible waste. (''Bond stares at him'') Of money!

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-->'''Sharkey:''' Oh, God, what a terrible waste. (''Bond stares at him'') Of money!



%%* GigglingVillain: Dario.



%%* GuileHero: Bond.



%%* NeutralFemale: Lupe Lamora.



%%* PayEvilUntoEvil


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** But before that, Bond also gets one before feeding Killifer to the sharks.
--->'''Killifer:''' There's two million dollars in that suitcase. I'll split it with you.\\
'''Bond:''' You earned it. You keep it, old buddy,


* Soresubject: After the wedding Dela offers Bond her bridal leg band, to which he immediately turns down, after he walks away, Felix tells Dela he was married once.

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* Soresubject: After the wedding Dela offers Bond her bridal leg band, to which he immediately turns down, after he walks away, Felix tells Dela he was married once.

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* MayDecemberRomance: Delia and Felix (in 1989 their actors were respectively 35 and 62).


* InfaredXRayCamera: A ''real'' one appears, which Pam Bouvier nearly shoots Bond and Q with. It prints out an infrared xray picture of their two skeletons dodging for cover.

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* InfaredXRayCamera: InfraredXRayCamera: A ''real'' one appears, which Pam Bouvier nearly shoots Bond and Q with. It prints out an infrared xray picture of their two skeletons dodging for cover.



** Krest essentially ends up having to be the unfortunate mook who has to explain to his unimpressed boss exactly what happened when James Bond performed one of his awesome-but-completely-unbelievable stunts that completely fouls up the Big Bad's operations. Sanchez throws him inside his boat's decompression chamber and begins raising the pressure of the chamber. Once the pressure reaches a critical point, Sanchez, taking an axe, hacks through the air-pressure vent. The rapid decompression causes Krest's head to rapidly expand, then explode.

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** Krest essentially ends up having to be the unfortunate mook who has to explain to his unimpressed boss exactly what happened when James Bond performed one of his awesome-but-completely-unbelievable stunts that completely fouls up the Big Bad's operations. Sanchez throws This ends for him inside as you'd expect it to -- namely, in his boat's unpleasant death.
** Krest's death is also arguably this, as it pulls no punches in exactly both exactly how gruesome and vicious a death by explosive
decompression chamber can be (it's interesting to compare this with Kananga's death in ''Film/LiveAndLetDie'') and begins raising what kind of vicious psycho would do such a thing (and thus become the pressure type of the chamber. Once the pressure reaches a critical point, Sanchez, taking an axe, hacks through the air-pressure vent. The rapid decompression causes Krest's head villain James Bond opposes to rapidly expand, then explode.begin with). Notably, even ''Bond himself'' is kind of freaked out by it.


* DoNotTauntCthulu: Towards the end, it's safe to say that Franz Sanchez had a bad day. His drug refining facility has been destroyed, the religious cult cover has been exposed, and Bond has now destroyed two of the tankers with millions of dollars worth of petro-cocaine and managed to steal one. The last thing he needs at this point was his snot-nosed financial adviser berating him for messing up a lucrative business.

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* DoNotTauntCthulu: DoNotTauntCthulhu: Towards the end, it's safe to say that Franz Sanchez had a bad day. His drug refining facility has been destroyed, the religious cult cover has been exposed, and Bond has now destroyed two of the tankers with millions of dollars worth of petro-cocaine and managed to steal one. The last thing he needs at this point was his snot-nosed financial adviser berating him for messing up a lucrative business.



* EveryManHasAPrice: Sanchez is known for his "million dollar bribes". Killifer betrays Felix Leiter to help him escape at the beginning of the film for 2 million. Bond is not amused.

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* EveryManHasAPrice: EveryManHasHisPrice: Sanchez is known for his "million dollar bribes". Killifer betrays Felix Leiter to help him escape at the beginning of the film for 2 million. Bond is not amused.

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* SympatheticMurderer: James Bond killing [[spoiler: Sanchez and his minions]] would fit the legal definition of murder, since he doesn't have legal clearance to do so. No one seems to mind however.

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