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Road to Perdition

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Advertisement:propertag.cmd.push(function() { proper_display('tvtropes_mobile_ad_1'); })A 2002 film, directed by Sam Mendes, based on the comic of the same name by Max Allan Collins (itself inspired by the manga Lone Wolf and Cub). Mobster Michael Sullivan (Tom Hanks), and his son (Tyler Hoechlin) who followed him to work, witness the mob boss (Paul Newman)'s son Connor (Daniel Craig) shoot a fellow employee (Ciarán Hinds) for embezzling from The Syndicate.Connor tries to kill the witnesses off, but botches the job and ends up killing Mike's wife and younger son. Expecting revenge, the mob takes out a Contract on the Hitman and Sullivan and Michael go on the run, pursued by a chillingly psychopathic assassin, Maguire (Jude Law). Also starring Stanley Tucci as Frank Nitti, a real-life major figure in the Al Capone organization.The film deals largely with father-and-son relationships — both the protagonists and the villain of the movie have deep issues with paternal favoritism and respect. Whereas Connor forces his father to try to protect him at the cost of a man he clearly loves as a son, Michael becomes determined that his only surviving child will not become like him.Advertisement:propertag.cmd.push(function() { proper_display('tvtropes_mobile_ad_2'); })
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Adaptational Ugliness: The graphic novel's Michael O'Sullivan was a much more classically◊ handsome◊ character, and he was apparently nicknamed "Looney's Angel of Death", in part, for his good looks. Understandably, Tom Hanks - though definitely a handsome man - was chosen more for his acting ability than for his physical resemblance to the character.
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Adaptation Distillation: The comic's author himself approves of many of the changes, like having the Sullivans contend with a single assassin instead of various random Mooks, with the exception of the slightly more upbeat ending. The book is mostly a grim, pulpy odyssey of stylishly bloody death, the film has a more serene tone with violence kept to a minimum.
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Adaptation Name Change: A very slight example. In The Movie, "John Looney" becomes "John Rooney" and "Michael O'Sullivan" becomes "Michael Sullivan". Interestingly, though Looney likely had his name changed so that the piece's villain wouldn't have a comical-sounding name, "John Looney" is only a lightly-fictionalized version of the real Irish gangster in 1930s Rock Island.
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