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** It is also mentioned that the German Army is unable to assist due to "complicated laws." The West German constitution forbids the army from operating on German soil during peacetime, which is why they were unable to directly move against the terrorists.

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** It is also mentioned that the German Army is unable to assist due to "complicated laws." The West (then-West) German constitution forbids the army from operating on German soil during peacetime, which is why they were unable to directly move against the terrorists.


* AluminumChristmasTrees: During the opening, the West German police attempt a rescue at the Olympic Village, only to call it off when it's pointed out that the terrorists are watching their approach on the news. This actually happened during the crisis.

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During the opening, the West German police attempt a rescue at the Olympic Village, only to call it off when it's pointed out that the terrorists are watching their approach on the news. This actually happened during the crisis.crisis.
** It is also mentioned that the German Army is unable to assist due to "complicated laws." The West German constitution forbids the army from operating on German soil during peacetime, which is why they were unable to directly move against the terrorists.

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* VillainsOutShopping: The team tracks their first target as he goes grocery shopping.


* HonorBeforeReason: During the flashback, one of the Israelis has an opportunity to escape through the window. Then he sees a knife on the floor and goes after the terrorists, resulting in his death.



* InstantThunder: Averted in the opening. A reporter is covering the events at the airport, and a fireball erupts behind him as one of the helicopters explodes. He doesn't notice for a few seconds when the shockwave hits.

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* InstantThunder: Averted in the opening. A reporter is covering the events at the airport, and a fireball erupts behind him as one of the helicopters explodes. He doesn't notice for a few seconds when the shockwave hits.sound reaches him.

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* InstantThunder: Averted in the opening. A reporter is covering the events at the airport, and a fireball erupts behind him as one of the helicopters explodes. He doesn't notice for a few seconds when the shockwave hits.

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* SwissBankAccount: Avner is instructed to open these for the mission. He and each of his men gets an account for their accumulated salary, which they'll take at the end of the mission, and another holds $250,000 in operational expenses, which the Mossad will continuously replenish. The accountant sternly tells him to keep the receipts so that they can justify using the unlimited funds.


** The female assassin's death. She exposes her breasts in an attempt to dissuade the Mossad agents, but they shoot her anyway. She collapses in a chair and dies naked in a pool of blood.

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** The female assassin's death. [[IHaveBoobsYouMustObey She exposes her breasts in an attempt to dissuade the Mossad agents, agents]], [[NoSell but they shoot her anyway.anyway]]. She collapses in a chair and dies naked in a pool of blood.



* MajorInjuryUnderreaction: The Dutch assassin (called Jeanette in the credits) who tries to [[DistractedByTheSexy distract with her sexy]] the Mossad agents. She pulls open her robe, beneath which she's naked, and immediately gets shot in the chest and throat. Rather than be blown backwards or cry out in pain, she stumbles vaguely around her houseboat while the agents disassemble their one-use weapons, [[PetTheDog gives her cat a hug]], then sits down in a chair, and just wheezes horribly while blood finally starts to pour out of her wounds. Then Hans finishes her off with a headshot.
* MenAreTheExpendableGender: In-universe, [[spoiler:Carl's assassin]] has no redeeming qualities (minus [[PetTheDog her cat]]), compared with the first two targets (see ItGetsEasier above) but, perhaps because she's young, female, unarmed, and naked, her death seems more morally dubious and distressing to several of the agents than the other deaths.

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* MajorInjuryUnderreaction: The Dutch assassin (called Jeanette in the credits) who tries to [[DistractedByTheSexy distract with her sexy]] the Mossad agents. She pulls open her robe, beneath which she's naked, and [[NoSell immediately gets shot in the chest and throat. throat]]. Rather than be blown backwards or cry out in pain, she stumbles vaguely around her houseboat while the agents disassemble their one-use weapons, [[PetTheDog gives her cat a hug]], then sits down in a chair, and just wheezes horribly while blood finally starts to pour out of her wounds. Then Hans finishes her off with a headshot.
* MenAreTheExpendableGender: In-universe, [[spoiler:Carl's assassin]] has no redeeming qualities (minus [[PetTheDog her cat]]), compared with the first two targets (see ItGetsEasier above) but, perhaps because she's young, female, unarmed, and naked, [[DoubleStandard her death seems more morally dubious and distressing to several of the agents than the other deaths.deaths]].

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* CleanupCrew: Carl serves as the team's "sweeper." After the first hit, he goes to the scene and removes the bullet casings.


* ItGetsEasier: Played horrifyingly straight. The first kill is quite tense for both the characters and the audience, but then after that it becomes much easier on them and us. The first kill is a poet whom we see buying groceries and chatting with the lady behind the counter; the second is a political activist whose young daughter is featured front and center and whom the team almost blows up by mistake. After that there aren't so many humanizing moments.

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* ItGetsEasier: Played horrifyingly straight. The first kill is quite tense for both the characters and the audience, but then after that it becomes much easier on them and us. The first kill is a poet whom we see buying groceries and chatting with the lady behind the counter; the second is a political activist whose young daughter is featured front and center and whom the team almost blows up by mistake. The third briefly makes chitchat with Avner on the hotel balcony, joking that their neighbors will keep them up all night by having sex. After that there aren't so many humanizing moments.



* MultinationalTeam: All of the squad are Israeli citizens, but all of them except Avner are ''olim''-- Jewish immigrants to Israel from elsewhere--Steve is South African, Robert is Belgian, Hans is German, and Carl is also probably German but it is never established.

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* MultinationalTeam: All of the squad are Israeli citizens, but all of them except Avner are ''olim''-- Jewish immigrants to Israel from elsewhere--Steve is South African, Robert is Belgian, Hans is German, Danish, and Carl is also probably German but it is never established.

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* OhCrap: Carl, when he calls the second target and the target's young daughter picks up the phone instead.

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* SoleSurvivor: [[spoiler:Besides Avner, Steve is the only member of the team to make it to the end.]]

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* BrickJoke: A Mossad accountant sternly tells Avner that he wants receipts for their operational expenses. Later, when the team is planning their first hit, Avner tells the group that they need receipts.

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* AluminumChristmasTrees: During the opening, the West German police attempt a rescue at the Olympic Village, only to call it off when it's pointed out that the terrorists are watching their approach on the news. This actually happened during the crisis.


* ShowSomeLeg: A disturbing, unusually dark example of this trope. [[spoiler:Carl's]] HoneyTrap assassin, seeing that his friends have come to avenge him, opens her robe and exposes her breasts in an attempt to distract/dissuade them. It doesn't work.

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* ShowSomeLeg: A disturbing, unusually dark example of this trope. SexyCoatFlashing: [[spoiler:Carl's]] HoneyTrap assassin, seeing that his friends have come to avenge him, opens her robe and exposes her breasts (she is nude underneath) in an attempt to distract/dissuade distract or dissuade them. [[NoNonsenseNemesis It doesn't work.work]]. [[FridgeLogic One wonders why she thought it would]], seeing that she killed their friend [[HoneyTrap right after seducing him]]... though it may have been an act of desperation.

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* HopeSpot: During the intro, two reporters announce that all the hostages have been saved.

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