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* BadassDecay: A mayor theme in ''Pusher III''. Milo has gotten older and fatter and is losing his game. After leaving crime [[spoiler: and opening his dream restaurant, Radovan has stopped working out and gained some weight, though he still knows what to do with a corpse]].

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* BadassDecay: A mayor major theme in ''Pusher III''. Milo has gotten older and fatter and is losing his game. After leaving crime [[spoiler: and opening his dream restaurant, Radovan has stopped working out and gained some weight, though he still knows what to do with a corpse]].


* TheMillstone: Beyond being a repulsive scumbag, Kurt proves to be an even more incompetent crook than [[ButtMonkey Tonny]]. After he destroys the drugs he was supposed to sell to Milo, he keeps making the situation worse by screwing up and lying (poorly) to [[spoiler: the Duke]], who he owes the money to. Had it not been for [spoiler: Tonny killing the Duke,]] Kurt's treachery would have been discovered and he'd have paid for it with his life.

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* TheMillstone: Beyond being a repulsive scumbag, Kurt proves to be an even more incompetent crook than [[ButtMonkey Tonny]]. After he destroys the drugs he was supposed to sell to Milo, he keeps making the situation worse by screwing up and lying (poorly) to [[spoiler: the Duke]], who he owes the money to. Had it not been for [spoiler: [[spoiler: Tonny killing the Duke,]] Kurt's treachery would have been discovered and he'd have paid for it with his life.


* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:The ending of ''Pusher 2'', in which Tonny has killed his evil father and left Copenhagen with his son. Although Tonny has almost no resources and little money, [[CharacterDevelopment he's taken responsibility for his son]] and [[BeingEvilSucks rejected the miserable criminal lifestyle]] he previously sought after.]]

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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:The ending of ''Pusher 2'', in which Tonny has killed his evil father and left Copenhagen with his son. Although Tonny has almost no resources and little money, [[CharacterDevelopment he's taken responsibility rescued his son from Charlotte and is determined to be a good father. There's a visual similarity between Tonny and his son's bare heads, emphasizing that this is a rebirth for his son]] and [[BeingEvilSucks rejected both of them. Tonny's son won't be growing up in the miserable dismal criminal lifestyle]] he previously sought after.underworld and Tonny is leaving his life of crime crime behind for good.]]


* DeathByIrony: [[spoiler: In the climax of the second film, Tonny is reluctant to carry out a murder on the behalf of his father, the Duke. When he reveals that he didn't go through with the deed, the Duke [[ARealManIsAKiller berates him for not being man enough to commit murder]] and [[IHaveNoSon admits he doesn't love him]]. After sustaining this kind of abuse for the entire film, [[TheDogBitesBack Tonny snaps and kills his father in a fit of patricidal rage]]. It also counts as a KarmicDeath, as the Duke was a violent, amoral criminal on top of being an abusive father to Tonny.]]

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* DeathByIrony: [[spoiler: In the climax of the second film, Tonny is reluctant to carry out a murder on the behalf of his father, the Duke. When he reveals that he didn't go through with the deed, the Duke [[ARealManIsAKiller viciously berates him for not being man enough to commit murder]] and [[IHaveNoSon admits he doesn't love him]].for the task]]. After sustaining this kind of abuse for the entire film, [[TheDogBitesBack Tonny snaps and kills his father in a fit of patricidal rage]]. It also Also counts as a KarmicDeath, as given that the Duke was a violent, amoral criminal on top wanted his ex-wife dead so he could have full custody of Valdemar, which ultimately results in ''her'' being an abusive father to Tonny.the boy's sole guardian.]]


* AbusiveParents: In the second film, we have two examples: Tonny's dad, the Duke, and Tonny's baby mama, Charlotte. The former is a cold, uncaring crimelord who continues to be openly abusive towards his son. The latter is negligent towards her infant son, who remains unnamed despite being nine months old. A depressing sequence later in the film shows her abandoning the poor kid in a crowded bar so she can do lines of coke with her girlfriends, which is implied to be standard operating procedure for her.

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* AbusiveParents: In the second film, we have two examples: Tonny's dad, the Duke, and Tonny's baby mama, Charlotte. The former is a cold, uncaring crimelord who continues to be openly abusive towards his son. The latter Tonny. Charlotte meanwhile is negligent towards her infant son, who remains unnamed despite being nine months old. She doesn't seem to feel any affection for the boy and openly speaks about him being an inconvenience. A depressing sequence later in the film shows her abandoning the poor kid in a crowded bar so she can do lines of coke in the backroom with her girlfriends, which is implied to be standard operating procedure for her.girlfriends.



* TheDogBitesBack: [[spoiler: After a lifetime of mistreatment from his father, Tonny lashes out and kills him. Tonny also stands up to his baby mama Charlotte by rescuing their infant son from her.]]

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* TheDogBitesBack: [[spoiler: After a lifetime of mistreatment abuse from his father, Tonny lashes out and kills him. Tonny also stands up to his baby mama Charlotte [[AbusiveParents Charlotte]] by rescuing their infant son from her.]]



* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Kusse Kurt demonstrates exactly [[HateSink what kind of person he is]] in his first scene when he tells Tonny a crass joke about raping a prepubescent girl.



* TheMillstone: Beyond being a repulsive scumbag, Kurt proves to be an even more incompetent crook than [[ButtMonkey Tonny]]. After he destroys the drugs he was supposed to sell to Milo, he keeps making the situation worse by screwing up and lying (poorly) to [[spoiler: the Duke]], who he owes the money to. Had it not been for [spoiler: Tonny killing the Duke,]] Kurt's treachery would have been discovered and he'd have paid for it with his life.



* OhCrap: "Frank, are you fucking me?"

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* OhCrap: "Frank, are Frank knows his predicament is about to get a lot worse when Milo asks "Are you fucking me?"


* DeathByIrony: [[spoiler: In the climax of the second film, Tonny is reluctant to carry out a murder on the behalf of his father, the Duke. When he reveals that he didn't go through with the deed, the Duke [[ARealManIsAKiller he berates him for not being man enough to commit murder]] and [[IHaveNoSon admits he doesn't love him]]. After sustaining this kind of abuse for the entire film, [[TheDogBitesBack Tonny snaps and kills his father in a fit of patricidal rage]]. It also counts as a KarmicDeath, as the Duke was a violent, amoral criminal on top of being an abusive father to Tonny.]]

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* DeathByIrony: [[spoiler: In the climax of the second film, Tonny is reluctant to carry out a murder on the behalf of his father, the Duke. When he reveals that he didn't go through with the deed, the Duke [[ARealManIsAKiller he berates him for not being man enough to commit murder]] and [[IHaveNoSon admits he doesn't love him]]. After sustaining this kind of abuse for the entire film, [[TheDogBitesBack Tonny snaps and kills his father in a fit of patricidal rage]]. It also counts as a KarmicDeath, as the Duke was a violent, amoral criminal on top of being an abusive father to Tonny.]]


* CerebusCallback: [[spoiler: Milo's bad cooking causes the food poisioning that causes the problematic situation to escalate into a crisis. The fate of the Albanian mobsters illustrates what might have been Frank's fate]].

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* CerebusCallback: [[spoiler: Milo's bad cooking causes the food poisioning poisoning that causes the problematic situation to escalate into a crisis. The fate of the Albanian mobsters illustrates what might have been Frank's fate]].



* DeathByIrony: [[spoiler: In the climax of the second film, Tonny is reluctant to carry out a murder on the behalf of his father, the Duke. When he reveals that he didn't go through with the deed, the Duke [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech berates him for being useless]] and [[IHaveNoSon declares that he doesn't love him]]. After sustaining this kind of abuse for the entire film, [[TheDogBitesBack Tonny snaps and kills his father in a fit of patricidal rage]]. It also counts as a KarmicDeath, as the Duke was a violent, amoral criminal on top of being an abusive father to Tonny.]]

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* DeathByIrony: [[spoiler: In the climax of the second film, Tonny is reluctant to carry out a murder on the behalf of his father, the Duke. When he reveals that he didn't go through with the deed, the Duke [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech [[ARealManIsAKiller he berates him for not being useless]] man enough to commit murder]] and [[IHaveNoSon declares that admits he doesn't love him]]. After sustaining this kind of abuse for the entire film, [[TheDogBitesBack Tonny snaps and kills his father in a fit of patricidal rage]]. It also counts as a KarmicDeath, as the Duke was a violent, amoral criminal on top of being an abusive father to Tonny.]]


* DisposableSexWorker: In ''Pusher 2'', Kurt[[spoiler:kills a hooker in his home, tricking Tonny into being an accomplice. However, Tonny later refuses to kill his father's new wife, who is a brothel madam. Milo also treats a sex slave as a human being, which leads to a war with the Albanian gangsters.]]

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* DisposableSexWorker: In ''Pusher 2'', Kurt[[spoiler:kills a hooker in his home, tricking Tonny into being an accomplice. However, Tonny later refuses to kill his father's new wife, who is a brothel madam. Milo also treats decides to free a sex slave young girl who was sold to him as a human being, prostitute, which leads to ignites a war with the Albanian gangsters.]]


* AbusiveParents: In the second film, we have two examples: Tonny's dad, the Duke, and Tonny's baby mama, Charlotte. The former is a cold, uncaring crimelord who continues to be openly abusive towards his son. The latter is negligent towards her infant son, who remains unnamed despite being nine months old. A depressing sequence later in the film shows her abandoning the poor kid in a crowded bar so she and her girlfriends can do hard drugs and drink heavily, which is implied to be standard operating procedure for her.

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* AbusiveParents: In the second film, we have two examples: Tonny's dad, the Duke, and Tonny's baby mama, Charlotte. The former is a cold, uncaring crimelord who continues to be openly abusive towards his son. The latter is negligent towards her infant son, who remains unnamed despite being nine months old. A depressing sequence later in the film shows her abandoning the poor kid in a crowded bar so she and her girlfriends can do hard drugs and drink heavily, lines of coke with her girlfriends, which is implied to be standard operating procedure for her.



* {{Patricide}}: [[spoiler:Tonny kills his father in the last minutes of the film after having been pushed too far and belittled for too long.]]

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* {{Patricide}}: [[spoiler:Tonny kills [[spoiler: After suffering a lifetime of abuse and ridicule from him, Tonny murders his father in the last minutes of the film after having been pushed too far and belittled for too long.father.]]


* TheDogBitesBack: [[spoiler: After a lifetime of mistreatment from his father, Tonny lashes out and kills him. Tonny also stands up to his baby mama [[AbusiveParents Charlotte]] by rescuing their infant son from her.]]

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* TheDogBitesBack: [[spoiler: After a lifetime of mistreatment from his father, Tonny lashes out and kills him. Tonny also stands up to his baby mama [[AbusiveParents Charlotte]] Charlotte by rescuing their infant son from her.]]


* TheDogBitesBack: [[spoiler: After a lifetime of mistreatment from his father, Tonny lashes out and kills him. Tonny also stands up to his baby mama[[AbusiveParents Charlotte]] by taking their infant son from her.]]

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* TheDogBitesBack: [[spoiler: After a lifetime of mistreatment from his father, Tonny lashes out and kills him. Tonny also stands up to his baby mama[[AbusiveParents mama [[AbusiveParents Charlotte]] by taking rescuing their infant son from her.]]


* AbusiveParents: In the second film, we have two examples: Tonny's dad, the Duke, and Tonny's baby mama, Charlotte. The former is a cold, uncaring crimelord who continues to be openly abusive towards his son. The latter is negligent towards her infant son, who remains unnamed despite being nine months old. A depressing sequence later in the film shows her abandoning the poor kid in a crowded bar so she and her girlfriends can do hard drugs and drink heavily, which is implied to be standard operating procedure for her.



* CountryMatters: A particularly worthless pimp is called Kurt the Cunt (Kusse-Kurt in Danish). TruthInTelevision, as this was the actor's real nickname. The director met him while researching a 12 step program.

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* CountryMatters: A Tonny has the misfortune of getting entangled with a particularly worthless pimp is called Kurt named "Kurt the Cunt Cunt" (Kusse-Kurt in Danish). TruthInTelevision, as this was the actor's real nickname. The director met him while researching a 12 step program.



* DeathByIrony: [[spoiler: The Duke is [[TheDogBitesBack stabbed to death by]] [[{{Patricide}} an enraged Tonny]], who he was angry at just moments before because he was reluctant to commit murder on his behalf. Also counts as a KarmicDeath.]]

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* DeathByIrony: [[spoiler: The In the climax of the second film, Tonny is reluctant to carry out a murder on the behalf of his father, the Duke. When he reveals that he didn't go through with the deed, the Duke is [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech berates him for being useless]] and [[IHaveNoSon declares that he doesn't love him]]. After sustaining this kind of abuse for the entire film, [[TheDogBitesBack stabbed to death by]] [[{{Patricide}} an enraged Tonny]], who he was angry at just moments before because he was reluctant to commit murder on Tonny snaps and kills his behalf. Also father in a fit of patricidal rage]]. It also counts as a KarmicDeath.KarmicDeath, as the Duke was a violent, amoral criminal on top of being an abusive father to Tonny.]]



* TheDogBitesBack: [[spoiler: After a lifetime of mistreatment from his father, Tonny lashes out and kills him. Tonny also stands up to his baby mama[[AbusiveParents Charlotte]] by taking their infant son from her.]]



* DisposableSexWorker: In ''Pusher 2'', Kurt [[spoiler:kills a hooker in his home, tricking Tonny into being an accomplice. However, Tonny later refuses to kill his father's new wife, who is a brothel madam. Milo also treats a sex slave as a human being, which leads to a war with the Albanian gangsters.]]

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* DisposableSexWorker: In ''Pusher 2'', Kurt [[spoiler:kills Kurt[[spoiler:kills a hooker in his home, tricking Tonny into being an accomplice. However, Tonny later refuses to kill his father's new wife, who is a brothel madam. Milo also treats a sex slave as a human being, which leads to a war with the Albanian gangsters.]]


'''Pusher''' is a Danish crime film written and directed by Creator/NicolasWindingRefn. In 1996, a Danish crime film was quite novel, and its popularity had a great influence on Danish films to follow. In this respect, it was something akin to the ''Film/PulpFiction'' of Denmark. Two sequels, filmed back-to-back, followed almost ten years later to rescue Refn's ailing film company from bankruptcy. Each sequel follows a different character introduced in the first film.

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'''Pusher''' ''Pusher'' is a Danish crime film written and directed by Creator/NicolasWindingRefn. In 1996, a Danish crime film was quite novel, and its popularity had a great influence on Danish films to follow. In this respect, it was something akin to the ''Film/PulpFiction'' of Denmark. Two sequels, filmed back-to-back, followed almost ten years later to rescue Refn's ailing film company from bankruptcy. Each sequel follows a different character introduced in the first film.


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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:The ending of ''Pusher 2'', in which Tonny has killed his evil father and left Copenhagen with his son. Although Tonny has almost no resources and little money, [[CharacterDevelopment he's taken responsibility for his son]] and [[BeingEvilSucks rejected the glamourless criminal lifestyle]] he previously sought after.]]

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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:The ending of ''Pusher 2'', in which Tonny has killed his evil father and left Copenhagen with his son. Although Tonny has almost no resources and little money, [[CharacterDevelopment he's taken responsibility for his son]] and [[BeingEvilSucks rejected the glamourless miserable criminal lifestyle]] he previously sought after.]]


* BittersweetEnding:[[spoiler:The ending of ''Pusher 2'', in which Tonny has killed his evil father and left Copenhagen with his son. Although Tonny has almost no resources and little money, [[CharacterDevelopment he's taken responsibility for his son]] and [[BeingEvilSucks rejected the glamourless criminal lifestyle]] he previously sought after.]]

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* BittersweetEnding:[[spoiler:The BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:The ending of ''Pusher 2'', in which Tonny has killed his evil father and left Copenhagen with his son. Although Tonny has almost no resources and little money, [[CharacterDevelopment he's taken responsibility for his son]] and [[BeingEvilSucks rejected the glamourless criminal lifestyle]] he previously sought after.]]

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