Carla ordered Michael to investigate the hit-man for her and Michael's sake, but he manages to impose his agenda. Alas Fiona's emotions and Sam force him to waste their efforts on an elaborate plan to eliminate a gang of car thieves just to save an insignificant jock who stupidly beat up a vindictive thug. The plan turns his own big boss against those thugs. Written by
Did You Know?
Sam Axe (Bruce Campbell
) at one point says "You know, for the kids." This is a direct reference to The Hudsucker Proxy
(1994) in which Campbell plays a supporting role. The line is a slightly different version of the movie's famous, oft-uttered line: "You know, for kids." Sam says "You know, for THE kids" because he's referring to 2 kids specifically (Corey and Tanya, the kids he's helping out) unlike in 'Hudsucker' where the line refers to kids in general. See more
(at around 15 mins) When Fiona is reading Michael's fortune cookie, you see her toss a wrapper and smash the cookie, then a shot over her shoulder of her picking up the fortune, then a cut to a shot from the front where she picks up the fortune again, which she was already holding in the last shot. See more
There's an element of theater in any offensive campaign. It's not just about bullets and bodies - killing people usually creates more problems than it solves. It's about undermining your enemy's will to fight, destroying the morale of his troops, sending the message that fighting back is useless because the battle is already lost.