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21st Apr '17 11:54:43 PM 93143
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* In ''Film/SupportYourLocalSheriff'', Jason [=McCullough=] (the new sheriff) has to put Joe Danby in jail for murder, but the town's jail is brand new and the iron bars haven't been delivered yet. So he draws a line on the floor and dribbles some red paint near it to illustrate the consequences of crossing it. This works surprisingly well, despite the presence of a window - Joe is apparently a bit uncreative on top of being easily cowed. At one point Joe does attempt to escape while [=McCullough=] is out back training his new deputy, but [=McCullough=] seems to expect him to do so at that exact moment and calmly intercepts him, telling him that there are no bullets in the gun Joe has retrieved from the office (which is not true, but Joe doesn't think to test the sheriff's claim).
21st Apr '17 1:54:28 PM 93143
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* In ''Film/SupportYourLocalSheriff'', Jason [=McCullough=] (the new sheriff) has to put Joe Danby in jail for murder, but the town's jail is brand new and the iron bars haven't been delivered yet. So he draws a line on the floor and dribbles some red paint near it to illustrate the consequences of crossing it. This works surprisingly well. At one point Joe does attempt to escape while [=McCullough=] is out back training his new deputy, but [=McCullough=] seems to expect him to do so at that exact moment and calmly intercepts him, telling him that there are no bullets in the gun Joe has retrieved from the office (which is not true, but Joe doesn't think to test the sheriff's claim).

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* In ''Film/SupportYourLocalSheriff'', Jason [=McCullough=] (the new sheriff) has to put Joe Danby in jail for murder, but the town's jail is brand new and the iron bars haven't been delivered yet. So he draws a line on the floor and dribbles some red paint near it to illustrate the consequences of crossing it. This works surprisingly well.well, despite the presence of a window - Joe is apparently a bit uncreative on top of being easily cowed. At one point Joe does attempt to escape while [=McCullough=] is out back training his new deputy, but [=McCullough=] seems to expect him to do so at that exact moment and calmly intercepts him, telling him that there are no bullets in the gun Joe has retrieved from the office (which is not true, but Joe doesn't think to test the sheriff's claim).
21st Apr '17 1:50:28 PM 93143
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* In ''Film/SupportYourLocalSheriff'', Jason [=McCullough=] (the new sheriff) has to put Joe Danby in jail for murder, but the town's jail is brand new and the iron bars haven't been delivered yet. So he draws a line on the floor and dribbles some red paint near it to illustrate the consequences of crossing it. This works surprisingly well. At one point Joe does attempt to escape while [=McCullough=] is out back training his new deputy, but [=McCullough=] seems to expect him to do so at that exact moment and calmly intercepts him, telling him that there are no bullets in the gun Joe has retrieved from the office (which is not true, but Joe doesn't think to test the sheriff's claim).
18th Mar '17 10:14:47 AM F1Krazy
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* Similarly, at the end of the film version of ''Film/TheCatInTheHat'', it's revealed that the Cat had planned the whole day out in advance. This almost entirely hinged on Conrad removing the lock from the Things' dimensional crate, for no reason other than because the Cat had forbidden him from doing so. When Conrad and Sally expresses his incredulity at this level of planning, the Cat notes that he'd deliberately made "don't open the crate" his one rule because he ''knew'' Conrad wouldn't be able to resist breaking it.

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* Similarly, at the end of the film version of ''Film/TheCatInTheHat'', it's revealed that the Cat had planned the whole day out in advance. This almost entirely hinged on Conrad removing the lock from the Things' dimensional crate, for no reason other than because the Cat had forbidden him from doing so. When Conrad and Sally expresses his express incredulity at this level of planning, the Cat notes that he'd deliberately made "don't open the crate" his one rule because he ''knew'' Conrad wouldn't be able to resist breaking it.
30th Oct '16 9:07:17 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* ''Film/TheVerdict'': Laura apparently realized that all she had to do to start a relationship with Galvin was to start showing up at his local watering hole and show a little resistance to his first advances.
19th Oct '16 7:54:10 AM dlchen145
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* The entire plot of ''Film/StreetKings'' depends on [[spoiler: TheHero being a [[{{Badass}} Killing Machine]] that will kill all the [[DirtyCop corrupt cops]] that he finds without being killed or [[BuyThemOff bought]], and he does.]] The gambiteer claims this was is foolproof but [[spoiler: it's clearly not as the UnwittingPawn is almost killed and buried]] in the process.]]

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* The entire plot of ''Film/StreetKings'' depends on [[spoiler: TheHero being a [[{{Badass}} badass Killing Machine]] Machine that will kill all the [[DirtyCop corrupt cops]] that he finds without being killed or [[BuyThemOff bought]], and he does.]] The gambiteer claims this was is foolproof but [[spoiler: it's clearly not as the UnwittingPawn is almost killed and buried]] in the process.]]
14th May '16 9:49:04 PM DanielCase
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** In ''Film/DieHard2'', the Dulles airport police think they can easily retake the air traffic control system by going out to a particular terminal where they can access the system. Despite the terrorists having warned them not to try, the terrorists knew they would anyway ... because the SWAT team that goes out there [[spoiler:is killed in an ambush]][[note]]Lampshaded by McClane, who notes beforehand how that area is ideal for exactly that[[/note]].

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** In ''Film/DieHard2'', the Dulles airport police think they can easily retake the air traffic control system by going out to a particular terminal where they can access the system. Despite the terrorists having warned them not to try, the terrorists knew they would anyway ... because the SWAT team that goes out there [[spoiler:is killed in an ambush]][[note]]Lampshaded by McClane, [=McClane=], who notes beforehand how that area is ideal for exactly that[[/note]].
14th May '16 9:47:31 PM DanielCase
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** In ''Film/DieHardTwo'', the Dulles airport police think they can easily retake the air traffic control system by going out to a particular terminal where they can access the system. Despite the terrorists having warned them not to try, the terrorists knew they would anyway ... because the SWAT team that goes out there [[spoiler:is killed in an ambush]][[note]]Lampshaded by McClane, who notes beforehand how that area is ideal for exactly that[[/note]].

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** In ''Film/DieHardTwo'', ''Film/DieHard2'', the Dulles airport police think they can easily retake the air traffic control system by going out to a particular terminal where they can access the system. Despite the terrorists having warned them not to try, the terrorists knew they would anyway ... because the SWAT team that goes out there [[spoiler:is killed in an ambush]][[note]]Lampshaded by McClane, who notes beforehand how that area is ideal for exactly that[[/note]].
14th May '16 9:46:02 PM DanielCase
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* Hans Gruber's [[spoiler: planned theft]] in ''Film/DieHard'' is completely dependent on the [[spoiler: FBI cutting electrical power (per standard procedure), which disables the magnetic lock on the Nakatomi Plaza vault]]. The plan falls apart, however, thanks to an barefoot New York cop who just happened to be visiting his wife.
* Hans's brother, Simon, uses this in ''Film/DieHardWithAVengeance'', thus proving the Batman Gambit is hereditary. He leads the police on a wild goose chase, making them think he's setting off bombs to get revenge on John [=McClane=] for killing his brother, when the bombs are a mere distraction to keep the NYPD away from him while he puts his ''real'' plan into motion: robbing the Federal Reserve. He's only undone because he stupidly went back to the same truckstop that he bought aspirin for his migraines (which he then proceeded to give to [=McClane=] as a joke).

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* The villains in the ''Franchise/DieHard'' movies are particularly fond of this:
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Hans Gruber's [[spoiler: planned theft]] in ''Film/DieHard'' is completely dependent on the [[spoiler: FBI cutting electrical power (per standard procedure), which disables the magnetic lock on the Nakatomi Plaza vault]]. The plan falls apart, however, thanks to an barefoot New York cop who just happened to be visiting his wife.
* ** In ''Film/DieHardTwo'', the Dulles airport police think they can easily retake the air traffic control system by going out to a particular terminal where they can access the system. Despite the terrorists having warned them not to try, the terrorists knew they would anyway ... because the SWAT team that goes out there [[spoiler:is killed in an ambush]][[note]]Lampshaded by McClane, who notes beforehand how that area is ideal for exactly that[[/note]].
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Hans's brother, Simon, uses this in ''Film/DieHardWithAVengeance'', thus proving the Batman Gambit is hereditary. He leads the police on a wild goose chase, making them think he's setting off bombs to get revenge on John [=McClane=] for killing his brother, when the bombs are a mere distraction to keep the NYPD away from him while he puts his ''real'' plan into motion: robbing the Federal Reserve. He's only undone because he stupidly went back to the same truckstop that he bought aspirin for his migraines (which he then proceeded to give to [=McClane=] as a joke).
11th May '16 8:55:01 PM Eddy1215
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* ''Film/{{Casper}}'' and Kat pull this on Carrigan after she dies and comes back as a ghost to steal Casper's treasure and then use his father's Lazurus Machine to come back to life. [[spoiler: They reminded her about her supposed unfinished business, noting that all ghost have unfinished business which is why they don't cross over. She promptly boasted that she had everything that she wanted so she had no unfinished business. No sooner had she said that, she crossed over.]]

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* ''Film/{{Casper}}'' and Kat pull this on Carrigan after she dies and comes back as a ghost to steal Casper's treasure and then use his father's Lazurus Machine to come back to life. [[spoiler: They reminded her about her supposed unfinished business, noting that all ghost have unfinished business which is why they don't cross over. She promptly boasted that she had everything that she wanted so she had no unfinished business. [[PuffOfLogic No sooner had she said that, she crossed over.]]]]]]
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