In Tomb Raider (2018), Rog and Bill discussing about fox hunting i.e i.e person is supposed to carry a fox tail on the back of her bike while a team of bikers chase after them :

Rog: Got 30 hounds signed up. Just gotta find a fox now.

Bill: Tough one, that. Need someone quick enough to make it interesting.

Rog: Yeah. No fun if they ain't quick.

Why is "that" placed at the end of the sentence? Why can't written as that is tough one?

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Your variant is more grammatically and formally correct. The variant in the story is rather informal / colloquial, and definitely a literary construct.

It has the purpose to move the accent from "that" onto "tough one".

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