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* TearJerker: Jimmy's raw, primal grief when he finds out his daughter was killed is absolutely heartbreaking.


* AwardSnub: Many feel the film version was robbed of the [[UsefulNotes/AcademyAward Best Picture Oscar]] by ''[[Film/TheLordOfTheRings The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King]]''. Many believe ''The Return of the King'' won Best Picture because the previous two installments had also been nominated but had lost.

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Many feel the film version was robbed of the [[UsefulNotes/AcademyAward Best Picture Oscar]] by ''[[Film/TheLordOfTheRings The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King]]''.''Film/TheLordOfTheRingsTheReturnOfTheKing''. Many believe ''The Return of the King'' won Best Picture because the previous two installments had also been nominated but had lost.


* MoralEventHorizon: Quite a few. The one that forms both the plot and shapes the characters as adults is [[spoiler: Dave's molestation by two pedophiles who posed as cops]].

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* MoralEventHorizon: Quite a few. MoralEventHorizon:
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The one that forms both the plot and shapes the characters as adults is [[spoiler: Dave's molestation by two pedophiles who posed as cops]].cops]].
** Though there's a lot of grey morality at play and regret over the action, [[spoiler:Jimmy's murder of Dave]] is this. At the end of the day it's a self-serving half cocked revenge ploy that they refuses to take responsibility for. [[spoiler:Annabeth's complicity in covering it up]] is similarly self serving, dismissing an unjust murder just for their own piece of mind.

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** A lot of people felt that Creator/KevinBacon deserved more recognition (especially an Oscar nod) for his role but was overlooked because this is a film packed with heavy hitters putting in some of their best work ever.

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* MoralEventHorizon: Quite a few. The one that forms both the plot and shapes the characters as adults is [[spoiler: Dave's molestation by two pedophiles who posed as cops]].


** Brendan. He's lost both his girlfriend and brother by the end of the story.

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** Brendan. [[spoiler: He's lost both his girlfriend and brother by the end of the story.]]


* AwardSnub: Many feel the film version was robbed of the [[AcademyAwards Best Picture Oscar]] by ''[[Film/TheLordOfTheRings The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King]]''. Many believe ''The Return of the King'' won Best Picture because the previous two installments had also been nominated but had lost.

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* AwardSnub: Many feel the film version was robbed of the [[AcademyAwards [[UsefulNotes/AcademyAward Best Picture Oscar]] by ''[[Film/TheLordOfTheRings The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King]]''. Many believe ''The Return of the King'' won Best Picture because the previous two installments had also been nominated but had lost.


* AwardSnub: Many feel the film version was robbed of the [[AcademyAwards Best Picture Oscar]] by ''[[Film/TheLordOfTheRings The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King]]''. Many believe ''The Return of the King'' is [[{{Sequelitis}} the weakest]] of the ''Lord of the Rings'' movies and and it only won Best Picture because the previous two installments had also been nominated but had lost.

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* AwardSnub: Many feel the film version was robbed of the [[AcademyAwards Best Picture Oscar]] by ''[[Film/TheLordOfTheRings The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King]]''. Many believe ''The Return of the King'' is [[{{Sequelitis}} the weakest]] of the ''Lord of the Rings'' movies and and it only won Best Picture because the previous two installments had also been nominated but had lost.


* AwardSnub: Many feel this was robbed of the [[AcademyAwards Best Picture Oscar]] by ''[[Film/TheLordOfTheRings The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King]]''. Many believe ''The Return of the King'' is [[{{Sequelitis}} the weakest]] of the ''Lord of the Rings'' movies and and it only won Best Picture because the previous two installments had also been nominated but had lost.

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* AwardSnub: Many feel this the film version was robbed of the [[AcademyAwards Best Picture Oscar]] by ''[[Film/TheLordOfTheRings The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King]]''. Many believe ''The Return of the King'' is [[{{Sequelitis}} the weakest]] of the ''Lord of the Rings'' movies and and it only won Best Picture because the previous two installments had also been nominated but had lost.lost.
-->'''Clint Eastwood:''' We got Hobbitized.

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* AwardSnub: Many feel this was robbed of the [[AcademyAwards Best Picture Oscar]] by ''[[Film/TheLordOfTheRings The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King]]''. Many believe ''The Return of the King'' is [[{{Sequelitis}} the weakest]] of the ''Lord of the Rings'' movies and and it only won Best Picture because the previous two installments had also been nominated but had lost.


* HilariousInHindsight: Laurence Fishburne's casting as Whitey Powers became even funnier when it was revealed that he'd been cast as Perry ''White'' in the new {{Superman}} movie.

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* HilariousInHindsight: Laurence Fishburne's casting as Whitey Powers became even funnier when it was revealed that he'd been cast as Perry ''White'' in the new {{Superman}} movie.''Film/ManOfSteel''.


* TheWoobie: Dave ''and then some.''

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* JerkassWoobie: Jimmy.
* TheWoobie: Dave ''and then some.''''
** Brendan. He's lost both his girlfriend and brother by the end of the story.


* HilariousInHindsight: Laurence Fishburne's casting as Whitey Powers became even funnier when it was revealed that he'd been cast as Perry ''White'' in the new {{Superman}} movie.

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* HilariousInHindsight: Laurence Fishburne's casting as Whitey Powers became even funnier when it was revealed that he'd been cast as Perry ''White'' in the new {{Superman}} movie.movie.
*TheWoobie: Dave ''and then some.''

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