- Darkness-Induced Audience Apathy: It's a movie about a man that goes around killing people, with the only excuse being that they are all Asshole Victims.
- Designated Hero: Harry. In any other film, he would probably be a straight-up Villain Protagonist.
- Family-Unfriendly Aesop: It's okay to go around killing people, as long as they're scumbags.
- Harsher in Hindsight: Harry is diagnosed with cancer. In Real Life, Chris Rea would later battle pancreatic cancer.
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