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A 2000 film by George A. Romero.

Henry Creedlow is a spineless nice guy who constantly gets stepped on, he's forced to face his lifestyle and what proceeds is a Roaring Rampage of Revenge as he takes control of his life.

This film provides examples of

  • Asshole Victim: All of Henry's victims had it coming to them.
  • Bad Boss: Milosh, Henry's boss. A sleaze who berates and belittles his workers, and cheats on his wife with Henry's wife
  • Badass Boast: "No more Mr. Nice Guy"
  • Badass Normal: Henry after his face changes.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Henry arguably forced into it with the unexplained change to his face.
  • The Blank: Henry gets referred to as this throughout the film after his face is replaced by the mask.
  • Crapsack World: Well, at least towards mostly Henry.
  • Defiant to the End: Most of Henry's victims continue to show contempt towards him up to their ends, particularly Milosh, Janine and Jimmy.
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  • Here We Go Again!: The end of the film.
  • Indulgent Fantasy Segue: Twice in the film.
    • First when he appears to murder a lady who pushed through him to get on the train, and a second time when he appears to send an axe through his wife's head.
  • Ironic Echo: "We make heat."
  • Jerkass: Henry's boss Milosh, his wife Janine, 'best friend' Jimmy, and his maid who steals from him. They all get what is coming to them.
  • Loser Protagonist: Henry is seen as this in the film by just about everyone before he kills them all.
  • Maybe Magic, Maybe Mundane: Why does Henry's face get replaced with a mask? Why does it only go away once he has gotten his revenge? We never find out.
  • Nice Guy: Henry before his face changes.
  • Nice Guys Finish Last: Henry at the beginning of the film.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Henry gets back at all those who stepped on him.
  • Villain Protagonist: Henry.
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  • White Mask of Doom: The initial mask he makes with Rosemary. Later his face. Subverted when he goes to see Rosemary with his mask face painted over.

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