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* AsLongAsItSoundsForeign: The two Albanian gangsters at the beginning of the movie speak Serbian, because the actor playing Victor Grezda, Radivoje Bukvić, is Serbian. Also,Radivoje played an Albanian in another Liam Neeson movie, Taken.


* BattleAmongstTheFlames: There's a brief fight between Jimmy and Price that takes place in a room set on fire.

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* BattleAmongstTheFlames: There's a brief fight between In the housing projects confrontation, one apartment catches fire due to the owner leaving bacon cooking on the stove and forgetting to turn it off when the police arrive and begin clearing out apartments. Part of Jimmy and Price that Price's physical fight takes place in a the room set on fire.as the flames engulf it.


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* CopKiller: Jimmy kills the corrupt cops that try to kill Mike, which means they're now wanted by the cops for questioning. Price kills about a half-dozen cops while trying to go after Jimmy and Mike at the housing projects.


* TheDeadHaveNames: Jimmy can still remember all the people he's killed during his days as a hitman. In fact, he has all the names written down on a piece of paper.

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* TheDeadHaveNames: Jimmy can still remember all the people he's killed during his days as a hitman. In fact, he has all the names written down on a piece of paper. paper, which he plans to hand over to the cops when he dies.

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* EvenEvilHasStandards: Shaun refuses to enter into a deal to move the Albanians' drugs through his docks because back in the 1980s, when the cocaine epidemic was at an all-time high, he had too many of his associates get hooked on the drug and become liabilities he had to kill.


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* SocietyMarchesOn: Discussed in-universe when the Albanians' rep meets with Shawn, and Shawn points out that he's had to adapt with societal changes.

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* PapaWolf: The plot is driven by Jimmy trying to protect his son and Shawn trying to avenge his.

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** Both films even have a son named Michael and a villain named Maguire.

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* WholePlotReference: To Film/RoadToPerdition.

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* WholePlotReference: To Film/RoadToPerdition. ''Film/RoadToPerdition''. In both movies, a longtime, trusted hitman (Jimmy Conlon; Michael Sullivan Sr.) is put at odds with their boss (Shawn Maguire; John Rooney) when their sons make things personal (Danny Maguire; Connor Rooney) and target their own children (Mike Conlon; Peter and Michael Sullivan Jr.). As a result, a master assassin (Andrew Price; Harlan Maguire) is dispatched to get rid of them. Both films also conclude at a family cabin and the protagonist hitman dies.


* DragonInChief: Price is much more threatening and menacing than Frank and [[BigBad Shawn]], and also [[spoiler: ends up killing Jimmy at the end.]]

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* DragonInChief: Price is much more threatening and menacing than Frank and [[BigBad Shawn]], and also [[spoiler: [[HeroKiller ends up killing Jimmy at the end.end]].]]


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* ScaryBlackMan: Price.


* WholePlotReference: To Film/TheRoadToPerdition.

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* WholePlotReference: To Film/TheRoadToPerdition.Film/RoadToPerdition.

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* WholePlotReference: To Film/TheRoadToPerdition.


* DragonInChief: Price is much more threatening and menacing than Frank and [[BigBad Shawn], and also [[spoiler: ends up killing Jimmy at the end.]]

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* DragonInChief: Price is much more threatening and menacing than Frank and [[BigBad Shawn], Shawn]], and also [[spoiler: ends up killing Jimmy at the end.]]

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* DragonInChief: Price is much more threatening and menacing than Frank and [[BigBad Shawn], and also [[spoiler: ends up killing Jimmy at the end.]]





* AlasPoorVillain: [[spoiler: Shawn.]]

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* AlasPoorVillain: [[spoiler: Shawn.]]Jimmy cradles [[spoiler:Shawn]] after killing [[spoiler:him]] and they both wait until [[spoiler:Shawn]] passes away.



* BigBad: Shawn Maguire.
* BigBadFriend: Shawn to Jimmy.

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** Shaun also regrets his past decisions, such as the first time he allowed cocaine to enter the streets. He mentions that he has alienated people and ruined lives thanks to this.
* BigBad: Shawn Maguire.
Maguire, a mob boss with a large list of crimes.
* BigBadFriend: Shawn to Jimmy.Jimmy as they worked together for years until the incident that occurs in the movie.



* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: [[TheHeroDies Jimmy dies]], but Mike survives.]]

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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: [[TheHeroDies Jimmy dies]], dies, but Mike survives.]]survives and forgives his father for everything.]]
* BoomHeadshot: How the Albanian gang leader [[spoiler:and Price]] die.



* CallingTheOldManOut: As soon as Mike and Jimmy are alone in a car, Mike wastes no time in scolding his father for his past crimes and walking away free.



* CoDragons: Frank and Price to Shaun.



* TheDragon: Frank to Shawn.



* TheHeroDies: [[spoiler: Jimmy at the end.]]

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* TheHeroDies: [[spoiler: Jimmy at the end.bleeds to death after taking too many shots.]]



* InspectorJavert: Detective Harding.

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* InspectorJavert: Detective Harding.Harding believes that Michael killed the Albanians after Shaun's gang moves the bodies into his limousine. His pursuit for Michal and Jimmy is genuine.


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* ThouShaltNotKill: Jimmy talks Michael down from trying to kill anybody while they're on the run, insisting that he doesn't want Michael to be as bad as him.

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* BadassGrandpa: Jimmy has two granddaughters.


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* BeingEvilSucks: Jimmy was able to avoid prison for his crimes, but he's eaten up with guilt and is estranged from his family.
-->'''Jimmy''': Just because I'm not behind bars doesn't mean I'm not paying for what I did.


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* TheDeadHaveNames: Jimmy can still remember all the people he's killed during his days as a hitman. In fact, he has all the names written down on a piece of paper.

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