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** Mr. Blonde and Nice Guy Eddie as well, mostly in the scene where Mr. Blonde visits the Cabots after getting out prison: they wrestle in front of a portrait of St. Sebastian (a subject historically associated with gay men) and talk for so long about ''not'' wanting to have sex with each other that one might begin to suspect the opposite. There's also the fact that Blonde is only on the heist because Eddie suggesting bring him in, even though he really shouldn't be there given his psychopathic tendencies.

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** Mr. Blonde and Nice Guy Eddie as well, mostly in the scene where Mr. Blonde visits the Cabots after getting out of prison: they wrestle in front of a portrait of St. Sebastian (a subject historically associated with gay men) and talk for so long about ''not'' wanting to have sex with each other that one might begin to suspect the opposite. There's also the fact that Blonde is only on the heist because Eddie suggesting bring him in, even though he really shouldn't be there given his psychopathic tendencies.

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** Mr. Blonde and Nice Guy Eddie as well, mostly in the scene where Mr. Blonde visits the Cabots after getting out prison: they wrestle in front of a portrait of St. Sebastian (a subject historically associated with gay men) and talk for so long about ''not'' wanting to have sex with each other that one might begin to suspect the opposite. There's also the fact that Blonde is only on the heist because Eddie suggesting bring him in, even though he really shouldn't be there given his psychopathic tendencies.


* HarsherInHindsight: In an ironic moment, Mr. Pink declares that out of all the robbers, Mr. Blond is the only one he completely trusts due to the latter's cold-blooded murder of a young black girl during the robbery. Pink believes this is proof Blond isn't an undercover policeman because a cop would never do that. Cut to the late 2010s, when scandals involving police murdering "unarmed" black criminals become regular events in the news.

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* HarsherInHindsight: In an ironic moment, Mr. Pink declares that out of all the robbers, Mr. Blond is the only one he completely trusts due to the latter's cold-blooded murder of a young black girl during the robbery. Pink believes this is proof Blond isn't an undercover policeman because a cop would never do that. Cut to the late 2010s, when the UsefulNotes/BlackLivesMatterMovement began in earnest in response to scandals involving police murdering "unarmed" unarmed, defenseless black criminals people that had become regular events in the news.


* HarsherInHindsight: In an ironic moment, Mr. Pink declares that out of all the robbers, Mr. Blond is the only one he completely trusts due to the latter's cold-blooded murder of a young black girl during the robbery. Pink believes this is proof Blond isn't an undercover policeman because a cop would never do that. Cut to the late 2010s, when scandals involving police murdering unarmed, defenseless black people become regular events in the news.

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* HarsherInHindsight: In an ironic moment, Mr. Pink declares that out of all the robbers, Mr. Blond is the only one he completely trusts due to the latter's cold-blooded murder of a young black girl during the robbery. Pink believes this is proof Blond isn't an undercover policeman because a cop would never do that. Cut to the late 2010s, when scandals involving police murdering unarmed, defenseless "unarmed" black people criminals become regular events in the news.

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* HarsherInHindsight: In an ironic moment, Mr. Pink declares that out of all the robbers, Mr. Blond is the only one he completely trusts due to the latter's cold-blooded murder of a young black girl during the robbery. Pink believes this is proof Blond isn't an undercover policeman because a cop would never do that. Cut to the late 2010s, when scandals involving police murdering unarmed, defenseless black people become regular events in the news.

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* MagnificentBastard: Detective Holdaway is the man responsible for giving Officer Freddy Newandyke a cover story to gain acceptance into mobster Joe Cabot's heist gang. His trickery allowing Freddy to join Joe's gang as "Mr. Orange", Holdaway's dramatic flair and masterful planning aid in the eradication of Joe's criminal outfit, even letting the gangsters operate and kill within their safehouse to lure out Joe.


** Did Mr. White [[spoiler:shoot Mr. Orange]] to stop his suffering from his obviously fatal wounds? Did he do it because he felt betrayed by the revelation that [[spoiler:Orange was an undercover cop and his protecting him caused the death of several longtime friends?]] Was it [[spoiler:SuicideByCop]]? Or all three?

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** Did Mr. White [[spoiler:shoot Mr. Orange]] to [[MercyKill stop his suffering from his obviously fatal wounds? wounds]]? Did he do it because he felt betrayed by the revelation that [[spoiler:Orange was an undercover cop and his protecting him caused the death of several longtime friends?]] Was it [[spoiler:SuicideByCop]]? Or all three?


* CompleteMonster: [[AxCrazy Vic Vega]], also known as [[SoftSpokenSadist Mr. Blonde]], despite his [[DissonantSerenity apparently calm and clear-headed demeanor]], is a callous and psychopathic criminal who makes even his own partners-in-crime wary. Employed for a simple bank robbery, Mr. Blonde went on a rampage when one of the tellers set off an alarm, gunning down several innocent people, an action which even horrified his fellow criminals. After being left alone with a police officer he had kidnapped after the massacre, Mr. Blonde proceeds to torture him for his own amusement, slashing his face and cutting off his ear, all while singing and dancing to "[[SoundtrackDissonance Stuck in the Middle With You]]" by Stealers Wheel, before dousing him in gasoline and trying to set him on fire. In a movie [[BlackAndGrayMorality filled with hardened criminals]], Mr. Blonde stands out as a violent and sadistic psychopath.

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** This film wouldn’t be the last time [[Manga/JojosBizarreAdventureVentoAureo a mobster tortured a hostage while doing a strange dance to a catchy song]].


* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: The film was released in America with almost no promotion, so it did not do that well at the box office. In England, however, it was such a huge hit that Creator/QuentinTarantino would be mobbed as he walked down the street in London. (The fact that [[TooSoon a home video release had to be put on the backburner on account of the James Bulger controversy]] certainly helped matters.) British filmmakers have been "influenced" by it since.

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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: The film was released in America with almost no promotion, so it did not do that well at the box office. In England, however, it was such a huge hit that Creator/QuentinTarantino would be mobbed as he walked down the street in London. (The fact that [[TooSoon a home video release had to be put on the backburner on account of the James Bulger controversy]] controversy certainly helped matters.) British filmmakers have been "influenced" by it since.


** While talking about "Like a Virgin", Mr. Brown mentions Creator/CharlesBronson in ''Film/TheGreatEsacape''. Tarantino's ''Film/OnceUponATimeInHollywood'' features a clip from that film, with Rick Dalton playing Virgil Hilts.

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** While talking about "Like a Virgin", Mr. Brown mentions Creator/CharlesBronson in ''Film/TheGreatEsacape''.''Film/TheGreatEscape''. Tarantino's ''Film/OnceUponATimeInHollywood'' features a clip from that film, with Rick Dalton playing Virgil Hilts.


* DesignatedVillain: Mr. Pink in the tipping scene; in the film he's treated and called out like an asshole for not tipping, however some people [[JerkassHasAPoint would probably agree with his views]] due to the BrokenBase on tipping in real life.


* CompleteMonster: [[AxCrazy Vic Vega]], also known as [[SoftSpokenSadist Mr. Blonde]], despite his [[DissonantSerenity apparently calm and clear-headed demeanor]], is a callous and psychopathic criminal who makes even his own partners-in-crime wary. A flashback during the movie reveals that Vega had a history of raping "punks" in prison. Employed for a simple bank robbery, Mr. Blonde went on a rampage when one of the tellers set off an alarm, gunning down several innocent people, an action which even horrified his fellow criminals. After being left alone with a police officer he had kidnapped after the massacre, Mr. Blonde proceeds to torture him for his own amusement, slashing his face and cutting off his ear, all while singing and dancing to "[[SoundtrackDissonance Stuck in the Middle With You]]" by Stealers Wheel, before dousing him in gasoline and trying to set him on fire. In a movie [[BlackAndGrayMorality filled with hardened criminals]], Mr. Blonde stands out as a violent and sadistic psychopath.

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* CompleteMonster: [[AxCrazy Vic Vega]], also known as [[SoftSpokenSadist Mr. Blonde]], despite his [[DissonantSerenity apparently calm and clear-headed demeanor]], is a callous and psychopathic criminal who makes even his own partners-in-crime wary. A flashback during the movie reveals that Vega had a history of raping "punks" in prison. Employed for a simple bank robbery, Mr. Blonde went on a rampage when one of the tellers set off an alarm, gunning down several innocent people, an action which even horrified his fellow criminals. After being left alone with a police officer he had kidnapped after the massacre, Mr. Blonde proceeds to torture him for his own amusement, slashing his face and cutting off his ear, all while singing and dancing to "[[SoundtrackDissonance Stuck in the Middle With You]]" by Stealers Wheel, before dousing him in gasoline and trying to set him on fire. In a movie [[BlackAndGrayMorality filled with hardened criminals]], Mr. Blonde stands out as a violent and sadistic psychopath.

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* SongAssociation: The above-mentioned SignatureScene is so ingrained in pop culture that basically every use of "Stuck in the Middle with You" in media is part of an allusion to this film.


* MemeticMutation: The "world's smallest violin" scene.

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The "world's smallest violin" scene.scene has become popular to use as a signifier that you have NoSympathy or that someone else is engaging in {{wangst}}.
** The scene where Mr. Blonde tortures a cop while dancing to “Stuck in the Middle with You” has been parodied countless times in pop culture.

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