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* BuryYourGays: The bar patrons, and possibly [[spoiler:Daniel]] at the end. Both, however, are presented as being tragic.

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* BuryYourGays: The bar patrons, and possibly [[spoiler:Daniel]] at the end. Both, All of these deaths, however, are presented as being tragic.

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* BuryYourGays: The bar patrons, and possibly [[spoiler:Daniel]] at the end. Both, however, are presented as being tragic.


The plot is as follows - a [[ANaziByAnyOtherName neo-fascist group]] calling themselves the "New Order" want to set some "new rules" in town while the police in Halifax, Nova Scotia are on strike. They try to scare all of the patrons in a gay bar, the owner of the establishment is [[AccidentalMurder accidentally killed]], and the leader of the bullies then decides to [[LeaveNoWitnesses execute all witnesses]]. However, one of the patrons, Daniel (played by Terry-David Després), escapes and takes refuge in an isolated block of flats. The young tenants in the house, Horatio and Barbara (Nardini and Bazinet) and their roommates Chester, Patrick, and Steven, refuse to hand over Daniel, and the bullies then decide to get rid of all the residents in the house. This turns out to be not so easy when the young people in the house barricade their apartments and set up traps and arm themselves in order to fight back.

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The plot is as follows - a [[ANaziByAnyOtherName neo-fascist group]] calling themselves the "New Order" ([[NamesTheSame no relation to]] [[Music/NewOrder the band]]) want to set some "new rules" in town while the police in [[UsefulNotes/{{Canada}} Halifax, Nova Scotia Scotia]] are on strike. They try to scare all of the patrons in a gay bar, the owner of the establishment is [[AccidentalMurder accidentally killed]], and the leader of the bullies then decides to [[LeaveNoWitnesses execute all witnesses]]. However, one of the patrons, Daniel (played by Terry-David Després), escapes and takes refuge in an isolated block of flats. The young tenants in the house, Horatio and Barbara (Nardini and Bazinet) and their roommates Chester, Patrick, and Steven, refuse to hand over Daniel, and the bullies then decide to get rid of all the residents in the house. This turns out to be not so easy when the young people in the house barricade their apartments and set up traps and arm themselves in order to fight back.


* RippedFromTheHeadlines: The plot of the film was inspired a real-life police strike in Halifax two years earlier, during which the city descended into a state of semi-anarchy for 42 days as the police board argued with the city council over union demands while leaving the streets totally unpatrolled.

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* RippedFromTheHeadlines: The plot of the film was inspired a real-life police strike in Halifax two years earlier, during which the city - though mainly the area in the vicinity of the main police station - descended into a state of semi-anarchy for 42 days as the police board argued with the city council over union demands while leaving the streets totally unpatrolled.


* RippedFromTheHeadlines: The plot of the film was inspired a real-life police strike in Halifax two years earlier, during which the city descended into semi-anarchy for 42 days as the police board argued with the city council over union demands while leaving the streets totally unpatrolled.

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* RippedFromTheHeadlines: The plot of the film was inspired a real-life police strike in Halifax two years earlier, during which the city descended into a state of semi-anarchy for 42 days as the police board argued with the city council over union demands while leaving the streets totally unpatrolled.


The plot is as follows - a [[ANaziByAnyOtherName neo-fascist group]] calling themselves the "New Order" want to set some "new rules" in town while the police in Halifax, Nova Scotia are on strike. They try to scare all of the patrons in a gay bar, the owner of the establishment is [[AccidentalMurder accidentally killed]], and the leader of the bullies then decides to [[LeaveNoWitnesses execute all witnesses]]. However, one of the patrons, Daniel (played by Terry Depres), escapes and takes refuge in an isolated block of flats. The young tenants in the house, Horatio and Barbara (Nardini and Bazinet) and their roommates Chester, Patrick, and Steven, refuse to hand over Daniel, and the bullies then decide to get rid of all the residents in the house. This turns out to be not so easy when the young people in the house barricade their apartments and set up traps and arm themselves in order to fight back.

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The plot is as follows - a [[ANaziByAnyOtherName neo-fascist group]] calling themselves the "New Order" want to set some "new rules" in town while the police in Halifax, Nova Scotia are on strike. They try to scare all of the patrons in a gay bar, the owner of the establishment is [[AccidentalMurder accidentally killed]], and the leader of the bullies then decides to [[LeaveNoWitnesses execute all witnesses]]. However, one of the patrons, Daniel (played by Terry Depres), Terry-David Després), escapes and takes refuge in an isolated block of flats. The young tenants in the house, Horatio and Barbara (Nardini and Bazinet) and their roommates Chester, Patrick, and Steven, refuse to hand over Daniel, and the bullies then decide to get rid of all the residents in the house. This turns out to be not so easy when the young people in the house barricade their apartments and set up traps and arm themselves in order to fight back.



* RippedFromTheHeadlines: The plot of the film was inspired a real-life police strike in Halifax two years earlier, during which the city descended into anarchy for 42 days as the police board argued with the city council over union demands while leaving the streets totally unpatrolled.

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* RippedFromTheHeadlines: The plot of the film was inspired a real-life police strike in Halifax two years earlier, during which the city descended into anarchy semi-anarchy for 42 days as the police board argued with the city council over union demands while leaving the streets totally unpatrolled.


* TheSiege: [[LampshadedTropes Lampshaded]] by the film's alternate title.

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* TheSiege: [[LampshadedTropes [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by the film's alternate title.


The plot is as follows - a [[ANaziByAnyOtherName neo-fascist group]] calling themselves the "New Order" want to set some "new rules" in town while the police in Halifax, Nova Scotia are on strike. They try to scare all of the patrons in a gay bar, the owner of the establishment is [[AccidentalMurder accidentally killed]], and the leader of the bullies then decides to [[LeaveNoWitnesses execute all witnesses]]. However, one of the patrons, Daniel (played by Terry Depres), escapes and takes refuge in an isolated block of flats. The young tenants in the house, Horatio and Barbara (Nardini and Bazinet), refuse to hand over Daniel, and the bullies then decide to get rid of all the residents in the house. This turns out to be not so easy when the young people in the house barricade their apartments and set up traps and arm themselves in order to fight back.

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The plot is as follows - a [[ANaziByAnyOtherName neo-fascist group]] calling themselves the "New Order" want to set some "new rules" in town while the police in Halifax, Nova Scotia are on strike. They try to scare all of the patrons in a gay bar, the owner of the establishment is [[AccidentalMurder accidentally killed]], and the leader of the bullies then decides to [[LeaveNoWitnesses execute all witnesses]]. However, one of the patrons, Daniel (played by Terry Depres), escapes and takes refuge in an isolated block of flats. The young tenants in the house, Horatio and Barbara (Nardini and Bazinet), Bazinet) and their roommates Chester, Patrick, and Steven, refuse to hand over Daniel, and the bullies then decide to get rid of all the residents in the house. This turns out to be not so easy when the young people in the house barricade their apartments and set up traps and arm themselves in order to fight back.



* AccidentalMurder: When the bar owner refuses to be intimidated by the New Order, they throw him over a table and [[AttemptedRape attempt to sodomize him with a 2x4]] until he accidentally rolls off the table, and is [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice impaled on a broken liquor bottle]].

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* AccidentalMurder: When the bar owner refuses to be intimidated by the New Order, they throw him over a table and [[AttemptedRape attempt to sodomize him with a 2x4]] baseball bat]] until he accidentally rolls off the table, and is [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice impaled on a broken liquor bottle]].



%% CigaretteOfAnxiety
* DroneOfDread: The soundtrack by Drew King and Peter Jermyn consists mainly of this.

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%% CigaretteOfAnxiety
* CigaretteOfAnxiety: Barbara figures she could use a smoke as she's listening to a radio news report on the ongoing law enforcement crisis.
* DroneOfDread: The soundtrack by Drew King and Peter Jermyn consists mainly of this.this, the primary exception being the ending theme.



%% HellBentForLeather: Cabe.
%% HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Daniel.]]
%% HollywoodSilencer
* ItIsPronouncedTroPAY: Daniel's name is pronounced more like "Danielle".
%% ImprovisedWeapon

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%% * HellBentForLeather: Cabe.
%%
Cabe wears a distinctive leather jacket, which Daniel uses to identify him during the home invasion.
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HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Daniel.[[spoiler:Daniel uses himself as a HumanShield in order to allow Horatio to get to the neighbouring apartment and arm himself. It's unclear whether he actually dies, however.]]
%% HollywoodSilencer
* HollywoodSilencer: [[AvertedTrope Averted]]. The silencers in the film eliminate some of the noise but not all of it. Enough of the sound is preserved that the protagonists can tell when they're being fired upon.
* ItIsPronouncedTroPAY: Daniel's name is pronounced Daniel uses the French pronunciation of his name, so it sounds more like "Danielle".
%% ImprovisedWeapon* ImprovisedWeapon: Using various homemade materials including a toy rocket motor, Chester is able to construct an improvised explosive device which he then uses to take out one of the New Order members.
* KickTheDog: One of the neo-fascists can be seen harassing a lesbian couple during the hold-up at the gay bar, while another one taunts the bartender with homophobic slurs.
* LaserSight: One of the New Order member is equipped with one.



* NeutralFemale: Barbara refuses to get involved in defending the apartment, and generally doesn't do much beyond standing there being intimidated.



%% TheSiege: [[LampshadedTropes Lampshaded]] by the film's alternate title.

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%% * TheSiege: [[LampshadedTropes Lampshaded]] by the film's alternate title.



%% TooDumbToLive: Steven
%% ViolenceIsDisturbing

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%% * TodayXTomorrowTheWorld: One of the film's {{tagline}}s is a variant on this.
--> "Today, their city. Tomorrow... yours!"
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TooDumbToLive: Steven
%% ViolenceIsDisturbing
Steven decides to leave the apartment to pick up some things despite Horatio's protest. The predictable happens.
* ViolenceIsDisturbing: The main [[AnAesop Aesop]] of the film. The violence in the film only causes misery for everyone involved, gets several innocent people killed, and is not glorified in any way.


%% AccidentalMurder

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%% AccidentalMurder* AccidentalMurder: When the bar owner refuses to be intimidated by the New Order, they throw him over a table and [[AttemptedRape attempt to sodomize him with a 2x4]] until he accidentally rolls off the table, and is [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice impaled on a broken liquor bottle]].


* DroneOfDread: The film's soundtrack, composed by Drew King and Peter Jermyn, consists mainly of this.
* ExtremelyShortTimespan: Much like ''Film/{{Assault on Precinct 13|1976}}'', all the action in the film takes place over the course of a single night.

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* DroneOfDread: The film's soundtrack, composed soundtrack by Drew King and Peter Jermyn, Jermyn consists mainly of this.
* ExtremelyShortTimespan: Much like in the above-mentioned ''Film/{{Assault on Precinct 13|1976}}'', all the action in the film takes place over the course of a single night.



* StockFootage: The film opens with actual news footage of the 1981 Halifax police strike.

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* StockFootage: The film opens with actual news footage of the aforementioned 1981 Halifax police strike.


* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:The neo-fascist bullies are all dead, but so are Barbara and Horatio's roommates, and Daniel is mortally wounded. As for the whole police strike, it eventually ends after 42 days and the police return to active duty.]]

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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:The neo-fascist bullies are all dead, but so are Barbara and Horatio's roommates, and Daniel is mortally wounded. As for the whole police strike, it the union disputes are eventually ends after 42 days settled and the police return to active duty.]]


* AnAesop: The somewhat unlikely message of the film is that violence is never an acceptable solution to life's problems, and also that we must all take a united stand against bigotry. As pointed out in [[http://www.canuxploitation.com/review/siege.html this review]], the whole thing plays out almost like an [[Creator/NationalFilmBoardOfCanada NFB]] anti-violence documentary.

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* AnAesop: The somewhat unlikely underlying message of the film is that violence is never an acceptable solution to life's problems, and also that we must all take a united stand against bigotry. As pointed out in [[http://www.canuxploitation.com/review/siege.html this review]], the whole thing plays out almost like an [[Creator/NationalFilmBoardOfCanada NFB]] anti-violence documentary.


%% PoliceAreUseless

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%% PoliceAreUseless* PoliceAreUseless: The main source of tension in the film; the local law enforcement are completely unable to intervene on the protagonists' behalf thanks to their ongoing wage dispute.


* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: In addition to be neo-fascists, the New Order are also open homophobes.

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* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: In addition to be being neo-fascists, the New Order are also open homophobes.


The plot is as follows - a [[ANaziByAnyOtherName neo-fascist group]] calling themselves the "New Order" want to set some "new rules" in town while the police in Halifax, Nova Scotia are on strike. They try to scare all of the patrons in a gay bar, the owner of the establishment is accidentally killed, and the leader of the bullies then decides to [[LeaveNoWitnesses execute all witnesses]]. However, one of the patrons, Daniel (played by Terry Depres), escapes and takes refuge in an isolated block of flats. The young tenants in the house, Horatio and Barbara (Nardini and Bazinet), refuse to hand over Daniel, and the bullies then decide to get rid of all the residents in the house. This turns out to be not so easy when the young people in the house barricade their apartments and set up traps and arm themselves in order to fight back.

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The plot is as follows - a [[ANaziByAnyOtherName neo-fascist group]] calling themselves the "New Order" want to set some "new rules" in town while the police in Halifax, Nova Scotia are on strike. They try to scare all of the patrons in a gay bar, the owner of the establishment is [[AccidentalMurder accidentally killed, killed]], and the leader of the bullies then decides to [[LeaveNoWitnesses execute all witnesses]]. However, one of the patrons, Daniel (played by Terry Depres), escapes and takes refuge in an isolated block of flats. The young tenants in the house, Horatio and Barbara (Nardini and Bazinet), refuse to hand over Daniel, and the bullies then decide to get rid of all the residents in the house. This turns out to be not so easy when the young people in the house barricade their apartments and set up traps and arm themselves in order to fight back.


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