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1[[quoteright:300:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/go.jpg]] ˛˛->''"They can't evict you on Christmas - then you'd be Ho-Ho-Homeless!"''˛-->--'''Simon'''˛˛''Go'' is a 1999 comedy/crime film directed by Creator/DougLiman (''Film/{{Swingers}}''), starring Creator/WilliamFichtner, Creator/KatieHolmes, Jay Mohr, Creator/SarahPolley, and Scott Wolf. It also features Creator/TayeDiggs, Creator/BreckinMeyer, Creator/TimothyOlyphant, Creator/DesmondAskew, Creator/JaneKrakowski, Creator/JEFreeman, and Creator/MelissaMcCarthy.˛˛Generally viewed as one of the better ''Film/PulpFiction'' knock-offs of TheNineties, the film follows SimultaneousArcs of various groups of people during one crazy night, all vaguely connected by drugs.˛˛Not to be confused for the [[TabletopGame/{{Go}} ancient board-game known in English as "Go"]], or the short-lived '80s [[Series/{{Go}} game show]].˛----˛!!This film provides examples of:˛˛* AmbiguouslyGay: Two male Hollywood actors are forced to have a dinner date with the cop who arrested them to get on his good side. Whenever the cop and his wife are in different rooms, they both seem to be hitting on the actors, but the actors can't quite be sure. It turns out that [[spoiler:the cop and his wife were just buttering them up to to sell them an ersatz Amway]].˛* AnachronicOrder: Obviously inspired by ''Film/PulpFiction'', the order of events sometimes rewinds when jumping to a new plotline.˛* AnticlimaxCut: The Victors head to L.A. after their run-in with Simon to take revenge on him. They track down Todd (whose credit card Simon was using) instead. A brutal beat down follows? Nope. Instead, we see Todd and the Victors sitting a table together while Todd draws a map to Simon's place. ˛* AntiRoleModel: Choose a character.˛* BadassGrandpa: Victor Sr.˛* BeatBag: Vitamins and chewable asprin get sold gullible rave goers as ecstasy.˛* BrickJoke: [[spoiler: Manny, arguably]]˛* DecoyProtagonist: Creator/SarahPolley's Ronna initially seems to be the main character, but she apparently gets killed at the end of the first act. The film then follows various other groups of people. [[spoiler:She gets better anyway]].˛* DidIMentionItsChristmas: The action all takes place on Christmas Eve, but the holiday really doesn't have much to do with the story.˛* ExtremelyShortTimespan: The film takes place primarily over the course of one crazy night, with a little bit of the day before and the morning after thrown in.˛* FakeHigh: The gang sells aspirin to clueless teens as ecstasy, and they all pretend to get high. It helps that Ronna convinces them to smoke "like, ''a lot'' of pot" to go with it.˛* FanDisservice: A stripper's bare breasts are splattered with blood after the club bouncer gets shot.˛* FanserviceExtra: Nikki Fritz and Tane [=McClure=] (two actresses mainly known for appearing in softcore erotic films on late-night Cinemax) have small roles as strippers in a Las Vegas gentleman's club.˛* IdiotHoudini: A sleazy strip-club owner berates his useless son for this.˛-->"You know what wakes me up in the middle of the night covered in a cold sweat? Knowing that you aren't any worse than anyone else in your whole screwed up generation. In the old days, you know how you got to the top? Huh? By being better than the guy ahead of you. How do you people get to the top? By being so fucking incompetent, that the guy ahead of you can't do his job, so he falls on his ass and congratulations, you are now on top. And now the top is down here, it used to be up here... and you don't even know the fucking difference."˛* OhCrap˛* MistakenForGay: Adam and Zack bicker like an old married couple, causing a girl at the supermarket to think that they're gay. [[spoiler:In a surprise reveal, it turns out that they are.]]˛* MistakenForServant: Marcus, due to being black and wearing a gold blazer.˛* MushroomSamba: Manny takes a handful of ecstasy and while in a grocery store starts hearing 'Macarena' and hallucinates that he is dancing with the checkout lady and they are feeding each other bananas. ˛* MyFistForgivesYou: The Victors accept shooting Simon in the arm as a fulfillment of their revenge. Simon seems to be quite happy with the arrangement.˛* RandomEventsPlot: There's no central goal in the film. It covers various characters motivated to do a wide range of things for personal reasons, such as get money for rent, attend a rave, have fun in Las Vegas, get out of a drug charge, etc.˛* RecklessGunUsage: One character plays with a loaded handgun in a moving car while his increasingly-concerned friend attempts to get it back from him before it goes off. [[spoiler: It doesn't.]]˛* {{Revenge}}: With some HonorRelatedAbuse thrown in.˛* RomanceOnTheSet: In-Universe [[spoiler:Adam & Zack]]˛* ShortTitles: ''Go'' is almost as short as it can get.˛* ShoutOut: Todd asks Claire early on, "[[Film/TheBreakfastClub Are you a virgin? Answer the question, Claire!]]" Eventually, she gets the reference.˛* SimultaneousArcs: ''Go'' employs four simultaneous storylines: one with a group of club kids, one with a drug dealer enjoying a weekend in UsefulNotes/LasVegas, one with a pair of soap opera actors, and one with a narcotics officer. Some stories start earlier, and others finish later, but they overlap and intersect in several places. ˛* SomethingWeForgot: Ronna remembers at the end of the film that she left Manny behind a dumpster all night. She picks him up in the very last scene.˛* TitleDrop: "Go" is said in each of the storylines, demonstrating the flexibility of the word.˛* VivaLasVegas: Simon's story arc involves him making a trip to Vegas with Marcus, Tiny and Singh. The trip quickly gets out of end and winds up with them on the run from the vengeful owners of a strip club.˛* WaxingLyrical: When Adam and Zach are discussing who could be cheating on them, Zach says, "[[Music/AlanisMorissette Isn't it ironic?]]", to which Adam replies, "Don't you think?"˛----

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