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* CastingGag: As noted under AcceptableTargets, Dubliners are mocked a lot, especially by Gerry. Brendan Gleeson is himself a Dubliner.


* AffablyEvil: All three of the drug traffickers are this to a certain extent.

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* AffablyEvil: All three of the drug traffickers are this to a certain extent. Sheehy in particular, as he offers Gerry the chance to just walk away and even respects his ideals, even though he knows full well that he now has to die.


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* ScrewTheMoneyIHaveRules: Gerry refuses Sheehy's bribe instead keeping up the investigation.


* BaldOfEvil: Clive Cornell. What do you expect from a villain played by MarkStrong?

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* BaldOfEvil: Clive Cornell. What do you expect from a villain played by MarkStrong?Creator/MarkStrong?


* CastingGag: As noted under AcceptableTargets, Dubliners are mocked a lot, especially by Gerry. Brendan Gleeson is himself a Dubliner.


* ArmouredClosetGay: Aidan.

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* ArmouredClosetGay: Aidan. There's no clue about it until [[TheBeard Gabriella]] mentions it to Gerry, since she married him for the visa and he married her to appear to be straight. [[spoiler: And he's already dead by this point, though [[BigBad Sheehy]] implies that he knows before O'Leary shoots him.]]


* OneSceneWonder: Pat Shortt as IRA man Colum Hennessey.

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*NiceJobFixingItVillain: [[spoiler: If O'Leary hadn't been sent to kill Boyle, Wendell and Boyle would not have learned the real location of where the boat was landing.]]

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**[[spoiler:[[TheDragon Cornell's]] last words after being shot by Boyle are "Good shot." When Boyle plays [[ChekhovsSkill the shooting game]] in pub earlier, each time Boyle fires the gun, the computer also said "Good shot."]]


The directorial debut of John Michael [=McDonagh=]. See Creator/MartinMcDonagh for his brother, writer/director of Film/InBruges and Film/SevenPsychopaths.

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The directorial debut of John Michael [=McDonagh=]. See Creator/MartinMcDonagh for his brother, writer/director of Film/InBruges ''Film/InBruges'' and Film/SevenPsychopaths.''Film/SevenPsychopaths''.


--> '''O'Leary''': There's so many things I still want to do...
--> '''Gerry''': Like what, for fuck's sake? [[ErnestHemingway Running with the bulls in Pamplona?]]

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--> '''O'Leary''': --->'''O'Leary:''' There's so many things I still want to do...
--> '''Gerry''':
do...\\
'''Gerry:'''
Like what, for fuck's sake? [[ErnestHemingway [[Creator/ErnestHemingway Running with the bulls in Pamplona?]] Pamplona?]]



* EaglelandOsmosis: [=McBride=] speaks and acts much like an American cop. Boyle lampshad.es this.
--->'''Gerry''': "I'm on it, Sarge." Where does he think he is? [[PrecisionFStrike Fuckin']] Detroit?!

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* EaglelandOsmosis: [=McBride=] speaks and acts much like an American cop. Boyle lampshad.es lampshades this.
--->'''Gerry''': --->'''Gerry:''' "I'm on it, Sarge." Where does he think he is? [[PrecisionFStrike Fuckin']] Detroit?!


* WorthyOpponent: The drug traffickers respect Gerry's integrity. Of course, this means that they decide that he must die for it.

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* WorthyOpponent: The drug traffickers respect Gerry's integrity. Of course, this means that they decide that he must die for it. Cornell is even impressed with Gerry's marksmanship when he shoots him.

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* ArcNumber: Two subversions occur:
** O'Leary scrawls 5 1/2 into a wall after killing the man who kicks off the plot. Turns out there was no real reason for it and he was just locked when he did it.
** The value of the drugs is constantly being stated as half a billion. [[spoiler: They're only worth 200 million.]]
--->'''Gerry:''' They're always fucking overestimating!

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* TheSociopath: O'Leary was actually diagnosed as one in prison and [[InsistentTerminology insists on being referred to as such instead of as a psychopath]] despite not knowing the difference between the two. When the villains need someone killed, he's the one to pull the trigger.


* HookerWithAHeartOfGold: Aoife downplayes this [[spoiler:given that she is forced to participate in a blackmailing scheme against Gerry]], but she seems to genuinely like Gerry.

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* HookerWithAHeartOfGold: Aoife downplayes downplays this [[spoiler:given that she is forced to participate in a blackmailing scheme against Gerry]], but she seems to genuinely like Gerry.


** The drugs are estimated to be 500 million dollars worth. Gerry calls bullshit on that, [[HypocriticalHumor stating that's more than what he pays for in the street.]] In the film's climax, Sheehy increadulously states that it's only for 200 million.

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** The drugs are estimated to be 500 million dollars worth. Gerry calls bullshit on that, [[HypocriticalHumor stating that's more than what he pays for in the street.]] In the film's climax, Sheehy increadulously incredulously states that it's only for 200 million.

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