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* DieHardOnAnX: Shelley stages a "''Die Hard'' in a barn" (ItMakesSenseInContext), although this is only a small part of the overall story.


* RightManInTheWrongPlace: Shelley Martin is a mine supervisor on his way to pick up his son for fishing trip. The bank robbers carjack his vehicle as their getaway vehicle. held hostage alongside an Amish family, Shelley decides that he is not going to be pushed around any more...

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* RightManInTheWrongPlace: Shelley Martin is a mine supervisor on his way to pick up his son for fishing trip. The bank robbers carjack his vehicle as their getaway vehicle. held Held hostage alongside an Amish family, Shelley decides that he is not going to be pushed around any more...

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* RightManInTheWrongPlace: Shelley Martin is a mine supervisor on his way to pick up his son for fishing trip. The bank robbers carjack his vehicle as their getaway vehicle. held hostage alongside an Amish family, Shelley decides that he is not going to be pushed around any more...


* SpannerInTheWorks: The bank robbery probably would have gone off with a hitch if the robbers had picked anyone except Shelley's car to carjack.

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* SpannerInTheWorks: The bank robbery probably would have gone off with without a hitch if the robbers had picked anyone except Shelley's car to carjack.

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* EvilIsPetty: The benzedrine addict Dill stomps on the hand of a small boy who collides with him.

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* BankRobbery: Harper, Dill and Chapman arrive in town intending to rob the bank. The bank robbery is successful, but the getaway goes sour.

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* HappilyMarried: Shelley and Helen Martin. Their marriage is used to contrast the rapidly disintegrating marriage of Shelley's workmate Boyd Fairchild and his wife.

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* TheCasanova: Gil Clayton is considered the leader of the 'wolf pack' in town. At the start of the film, he is having an affair with Mrs. Fairchild.

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* ShotgunsAreJustBetter: Shelley Martin is able to use the double-barrelled shotgun he takes off Slick to lethal effect against the rest of the gang.


* WellDoneDadGuy: Shelley Martin knows that his eldest son Stevie is ashamed on him because he did not serve in UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo. (His job as mine supervisor at a copper mine was considered vital for the war effort and he was forbidden to enlist.) He is attempting to reconnect with Stevie when he is taken hostage by the bank robbers. His need to prove himself leads to him to stage a DieHardOnAnX, and he is instrumental in defeating the robbers. The end of the film shows that his son now regards him as a hero.

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* WellDoneDadGuy: Shelley Martin knows that his eldest son Stevie is ashamed on of him because he did not serve in UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo. (His job as mine supervisor at a copper mine was considered vital for the war effort and he was forbidden to enlist.) He is attempting to reconnect with Stevie when he is taken hostage by the bank robbers. His need to prove himself leads to him to stage a DieHardOnAnX, and he is instrumental in defeating the robbers. The end of the film shows that his son now regards him as a hero.


* WellDneDadGuy: Shelley Martin knows that his eldest son Stevie is ashamed on him because he did not serve in UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo. (His job as mine supervisor at a copper mine was considered vital for the war effort and he was forbidden to enlist.) He is attempting to reconnect with Stevie when he is taken hostage by the bank robbers. His need to prove himself leads to him to stage a DieHardOnAnX, and he is instrumental in defeating the robbers. The end of the film shows that his son now regards him as a hero.

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* WellDneDadGuy: WellDoneDadGuy: Shelley Martin knows that his eldest son Stevie is ashamed on him because he did not serve in UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo. (His job as mine supervisor at a copper mine was considered vital for the war effort and he was forbidden to enlist.) He is attempting to reconnect with Stevie when he is taken hostage by the bank robbers. His need to prove himself leads to him to stage a DieHardOnAnX, and he is instrumental in defeating the robbers. The end of the film shows that his son now regards him as a hero.

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* WellDneDadGuy: Shelley Martin knows that his eldest son Stevie is ashamed on him because he did not serve in UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo. (His job as mine supervisor at a copper mine was considered vital for the war effort and he was forbidden to enlist.) He is attempting to reconnect with Stevie when he is taken hostage by the bank robbers. His need to prove himself leads to him to stage a DieHardOnAnX, and he is instrumental in defeating the robbers. The end of the film shows that his son now regards him as a hero.

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* SpannerInTheWorks: The bank robbery probably would have gone off with a hitch if the robbers had picked anyone except Shelley's car to carjack.

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* ConvientlyPlacedSharpThing: Shelley is able to use a nail stuck in a beam to rip off his blindfold and gag.

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* ConvientlyPlacedSharpThing: ConvenientlyPlacedSharpThing: Shelley is able to use a nail stuck in a beam to rip off his blindfold and gag.


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* ThePeepingTom: Harry Reeves is infatuated with Linda Sherman, and takes his dog for multiple walks late at night hoping to catch a glimpse of her undressing.

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