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Accident Man is a 2018 British action-thriller film directed by Jesse V. Johnson, based on a series of strips written by British comic writer Pat Mills and Tony Skinner. The film stars Scott Adkins, Ashley Greene, Ray Stevenson, Michael Jai White, Ray Park and Amy Johnston.

It tells the story of Mike Fallon (Adkins), a lethal assassin known as the Accident Man for his signature style of always making sure the hit looks like an accident. Mike has what he thinks is the perfect life, until he finds out that his ex-girlfriend was murdered and realizes that it was a hit carried out by some of his associates. From that moment on, Fallon goes on goes on a Roaring Rampage of Revenge against his coworkers to find out who executed the hit and who ordered it.


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Accident Man contains the following tropes:

  • Another Story for Another Time: Used almost word for word to describe the details of Jane’s life story.
  • Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: Jane the Ripper is so supremely confident that she can kill Fallon all by herself that she doesn’t even try to use her katana to do it.
  • Ax-Crazy: Carnage Cliff is such a demented psychopath that the police have trouble telling if he is a hitman or a serial killer. His Weapon of Choice is a double bit ax that he uses to chop people to pieces. Clients only use him when they want to send a message.
  • Bad-Guy Bar: The Oasis, a bar owned by Big Ray where all the assassins hang out. It also doubles as the headquarters of their assassination firm.
  • Bar Brawl: Mike is fond of starting these as a mean of releasing tension after carrying out a hit. He even bribes the bouncers beforehand, so they don’t interfere.
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  • The Berserker: When Carnage Cliff “flips the switch” he goes into a fugue state and kills anyone and everyone in sight, b they friend or foe.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: Fallon’s narration breaks the fourth wall several times.
  • Contract on the Hitman: Milton tries to have Mike killed after killing the accountant, but he sends an amateur that Fallon easily takes out.
  • Creepy Souvenir: It is rumored that Jane keeps the penises of all the men she's killed as trophies.
  • Dark Action Girl: Jane the Ripper is a lethal hand to hand combatant, and a master with the katana.
  • Do Wrong, Right: When the Triad Biker tries to kill Fallon, Mike is more pissed off by the fact that the guy is doing such an amateur mess of the job than he is about the fact that he is trying to kill him.
  • Elites Are More Glamorous: Mick & Mac were special forces before they went into the assassination business. They argue all the time about whether the US or UK has the better outfit.
  • Faking and Entering: Mick & Mac specialize in making assassination look like random street crime that the police won’t bother to investigate too thoroughly. This is why Fallon is able to tell they were the ones to kill Beth once he starts looking into the case.
  • Flashback: There is a flashback in the middle of the movie showing how Mike met Big Ray and learned how to be an assassin.
  • Friend on the Force: Mike has a guy on the London police that owes him a favor. He cashes it to get the file on Beth’s case.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes:
    • Poison Pete is a disgusting antisocial prick that the other assassins barely tolerate.
    • Everyone at the Oasis dislikes Milton so much that Big Ray had to make it an official rule that nobody is allowed to harm Milton.
  • The Handler: Milton is the only one who meets with the clients and hands out the assignments to the assassins.
  • Honey Trap: Jane the Ripper specializes in using her sexuality to get in the bedrooms of her targets, who she then proceeds to brutally murder.
  • Insistent Terminology: Big Ray doesn’t like to refer to their profession as “hitmen” because that’s an American term. They’re “assassins”.
  • The Lad-ette: Jane swears like a sailor and can outdrink most of the guys.
  • Make It Look Like an Accident: Mike Fallon’s specialty is to make his killings look like accidents or suicides.
  • More Deadly Than the Male: On a one on one basis, Jane is the one who gives Fallon the hardest fight hand to hand, and the one who comes closest to killing him.
  • Murder, Inc.: The Oasis is a Professional Killer company that is run by Big Ray and takes a cut from all the hits.
  • Nothing Personal: Beth’s murder was completely professional, Mick & Mac had no ill will towards her, something that
  • Offhand Backhand: Fallon knocks out a Russian mook with an elbow to the face without even looking.
  • Parental Substitute: Big Ray is the closest thing Fallon has to a father, since he took him in and trained him to be the best assassin in London.
  • Private Eye Monologue: Mike Fallon narrates the entire movie with a tone that wouldn’t be out of place in a noir film. Only snarkier.
  • Professional Killer: The entire movie revolves around a group of assassins
  • She Knows Too Much: The reason Beth was killed. A whistle-blower gave her evidence that an Indian oil company was bribing and extorting British politicians to get drilling rights in the North Sea.
  • The Smurfette Principle: Jane is the only female assassin working for the company.
  • Villain Protagonist: Mike Fallon is a remorseless assassin who doesn’t see his victims as people, only a money in his bank account.

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