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* BlazingInfernoHellfireSauce: Hauser carries around a briefcase full of fiery hot sauces. He knocks back a shot glass of sauce to get fired up just before executing a hit.


* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Uk-mi-fay. Try translating it from pig-Latin.

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* AsLongAsItSoundsForeign: The "German Businessman" and his associates that Hauser kills in the beginning of the movie speak a mixture of gibberish and Bulgarian. The kids he encounters in Fallaf also speak Bulgarian ([[CaliforniaDoubling mostly because the film was shot there]]).


%%* ByronicHero: Hauser.
%%* TheChessmaster: Walken.

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%%* * ByronicHero: Hauser.
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Hauser is a walking collection of depression and traumas who still would like to do something good in the world... as long as it's within the scope of what he can do, which is kill people.
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TheChessmaster: Walken.Walken. [[spoiler:He allowed Hauser to "[[FakingTheDead kill]]" him and then made him do his bidding as "the Viceroy" for years afterwards, also killing his wife and having his baby daughter grow up as Yonica while Hauser believed they were all dead.]]



* DisproportionateRetribution: In one scene, Hauser asks a few kids for directions and they ask for candy in return. Hauser doesn't has candy, but he gives them all plenty of money. After he returns to his Hummer once he arrives to his destination and deals with people trying to kill him, he discovers the Hummer is on fire and the kids are running away from the scene... except for one that stops long enough to yell at Hauser "next time, bring some ''candy, asshole!''" before following them.



%%* {{Eagleland}}: Type 2 [[PlayedForLaughs played for]] [[BlackComedy pitch-black comedy]].

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%%* * {{Eagleland}}: Type 2 [[PlayedForLaughs played for]] [[BlackComedy pitch-black comedy]].comedy]]. The best example is [[spoiler:Walken rolling towards his safety bunker while surrounded by goons and making a grand speech about how America has the most sophisticated, precise weapons in the world... and right after he finishes, the missile he ordered launched to get rid of Hauser malfunctions, goes in a different direction, and rams through the still-closing door of Walken's bunker before going kaboom.]]



%%* FauxAffablyEvil: Walken.

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%%* * FauxAffablyEvil: Walken.Walken. He's as affable as a character played by Ben Kingsley, but then he reveals in the same tone of voice [[spoiler:that he had Hauser's wife and child assassinated because [[ResignationsNotAccepted Hauser is his best killer and there's no way he's gonna let him retire]].]]



%%* KnightTemplar: Walken.
%%* LargeHam: Walken.

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%%* * KnightTemplar: Walken.
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Walken. He wants American interests to grow unrestricted, and if that means a lot of dead people, then so be it.
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LargeHam: Walken.Walken. Creator/BenKingsley [[ChewingTheScenery tears an entire country apart]] and comes back for seconds.



%%* ShadowDictator: The Viceroy.

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%%* * ShadowDictator: The Viceroy.Viceroy. For most of the film he only appears in video-conference calls to Hauser through a digital masking software that has a bunch of ever-shifting faces and distorted voice. [[spoiler:It's obvious that Walken would go through all of that trouble to mask his identity, considering that Hauser "[[FakingTheDead killed him]]" long before the movie started.]]



%%* TheStoic: Hauser.

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%%* * TheStoic: Hauser.Hauser goes through most of the film in a highly depressed funk.


%%* CrapsackWorld: Turaqistan.

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%%* * CrapsackWorld: Turaqistan.Turaqistan, which seems to be a blend of about 40% Iraq and 60% Afghanistan and suffers from the same problems as these countries.


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''War, Inc.'' is a 2008 satire/BlackComedy about an ex-CIA assassin named Hauser played by Creator/JohnCusack who works for the Halliburton-esque company Tamerlane. As the movie opens he's being sent on assignment to the recently "liberated" country of Turaqistan to kill an oil executive from a neighboring nation named Lyubomir Neikov, because Neikov is a barrier to Tamerlane's interests. Hauser's cover is a producer of a trade show demonstrating the effectiveness of Tamerlane's campaign, which basically puts him in charge of everything PR-related, from reeling in leftist journalist Natalie Hagelhausen (Creator/MarisaTomei), who Hauser has a crush on, to managing the wedding of Yonica Babyyeah (Music/HilaryDuff), a slutty Central Asian popstar. And Hauser's much-buried conscience is starting to flare up again...

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''War, Inc.'' is a 2008 satire/BlackComedy about an ex-CIA assassin named Hauser played by Creator/JohnCusack (Creator/JohnCusack) who works for the Halliburton-esque company Tamerlane. As the movie opens he's being sent on assignment to the recently "liberated" country of Turaqistan to kill an oil executive from a neighboring nation named Lyubomir Neikov, because Neikov is a barrier to Tamerlane's interests. Hauser's cover is a producer of a trade show demonstrating the effectiveness of Tamerlane's campaign, which basically puts him in charge of everything PR-related, from reeling in leftist journalist Natalie Hagelhausen (Creator/MarisaTomei), who Hauser has a crush on, to managing the wedding of Yonica Babyyeah (Music/HilaryDuff), a slutty Central Asian popstar. And Hauser's much-buried conscience is starting to flare up again...


* AHandfulForAnEye: Hauser blinds Walker by pouring hot sauce into his eyes.



%%* BadassBookworm: Natalie Hagelhausen
* BigBad / TheDragon: An interesting case where [[spoiler: Walken]] is the BigBad of this story, but is himself only TheDragon to the former Vice President.

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%%* BadassBookworm: Natalie Hagelhausen
Hagelhausen.
* BigBad / TheDragon: BigBad: An interesting case where [[spoiler: Walken]] is the BigBad of this story, but is himself only TheDragon to the former Vice President.



%%* ByronicHero: Hauser

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%%* ByronicHero: HauserHauser.



* DeadpanSnarker: Hauser and Marsha - which makes sense, as they're played by John and Joan Cusack
* DownerEnding: Our heroes escape from Turaqistan on Yonica's plane, and start to talk about what they're going to do next [[spoiler: only for the camera to pull back, revealing a cruise missile following them]]. The scene then cuts to a announcement by the former Vice President declaring the events of the previous night an Ugigi terrorist attack, and declaing war on Ugigistan.

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* DeadpanSnarker: Hauser and Marsha - which makes sense, as they're played by John and Joan Cusack
Cusack.
* DownerEnding: Our heroes escape from Turaqistan on Yonica's plane, and start to talk about what they're going to do next [[spoiler: only for the camera to pull back, revealing a cruise missile following them]]. The scene then cuts to a announcement by the former Vice President declaring the events of the previous night an Ugigi terrorist attack, and declaing declaring war on Ugigistan.


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* AHandfulForAnEye: Hauser blinds Walker by pouring hot sauce into his eyes.


** Also John and Joan Cusack basically reprise their roles from GrossePointeBlank.

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** Also John and Joan Cusack basically reprise their roles from GrossePointeBlank.''Film/GrossePointeBlank''.


* GRatedDrug: Hauser regularly drinks shotglasses full of hot sauce to deal with his guilt about his job.


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* SelfHarm: Hauser regularly drinks shotglasses full of hot sauce to deal with his guilt about his job.


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* BadassBookworm: Natalie Hagelhausen

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* %%* BadassBookworm: Natalie Hagelhausen



* ByronicHero: Hauser
* TheChessmaster: Walken.

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* %%* ByronicHero: Hauser
* %%* TheChessmaster: Walken.



* CrapsackWorld: Turaqistan.

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* %%* CrapsackWorld: Turaqistan.



* {{Eagleland}}: Type 2 [[PlayedForLaughs played for]] [[BlackComedy pitch-black comedy]].

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* %%* {{Eagleland}}: Type 2 [[PlayedForLaughs played for]] [[BlackComedy pitch-black comedy]].



* FauxAffablyEvil: Walken.

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* %%* FauxAffablyEvil: Walken.



* {{Jerkass}}: Uk-mi-fay and his entire posse.
* KnightTemplar: Walken.
* LargeHam: Walken.

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* %%* {{Jerkass}}: Uk-mi-fay and his entire posse.
* %%* KnightTemplar: Walken.
* %%* LargeHam: Walken.



* ShadowDictator: The Viceroy.

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* %%* ShadowDictator: The Viceroy.



* StealthPun: Falaff fell.
* TheStoic: Hauser.

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* %%* StealthPun: Falaff fell.
* %%* TheStoic: Hauser.


* BlackComedy: So much so it makes DoctorStrangelove feel like a feel-good romp.

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* BlackComedy: So much so it makes DoctorStrangelove Film/DoctorStrangelove feel like a feel-good romp.


* GenreSavvy: Hauser, Marsha, Natalie and Omar Sharif know all too well what kind of CrapsackWorld they are currently inhabiting.


* SpiritualSequel: To GrossePointeBlank - John and Joan Cusack basically fill their exact same roles, Dan Aykroyd plays a supporting character in each movie, and both movies involve an assassin growing tired of his job considering quitting after falling in love

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* SpiritualSequel: To GrossePointeBlank ''Film/GrossePointeBlank'' - John and Joan Cusack basically fill their exact same roles, Dan Aykroyd plays a supporting character in each movie, and both movies involve an assassin growing tired of his job considering quitting after falling in love


* {{Badass}}: Hauser
** BadassBookworm: Natalie Hagelhausen
** Yonica puts a scorpion in her pants.

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* {{Badass}}: Hauser
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BadassBookworm: Natalie Hagelhausen
** Yonica puts a scorpion in her pants.
Hagelhausen

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