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
When Michael and Sam are making the car bullet resistant, you can see Michael inside and outside of the car at the same time when they're putting on the driver side window which shows Sam's reflection. See more
When you booby trap someone else's place, you put the trigger in the door or just inside so the odds of tripping it are much higher. If you rig your own place, the trigger has to be farther inside so you can safely enter. A trip wire is a quick and dirty version, but a contact plate under the rug is completely undetectable. Put a little accelerant on the walls... there's a reason they call it a firetrap.