History BatmanGambit / LiveActionFilms

4th Aug '17 2:13:52 PM CaptainCrawdad
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4th Aug '17 12:50:53 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* In ''Film/TheUsualSuspects'', Verbal Kint's [[spoiler:(Keyser Soze) whole plan to cover his tracks, depends on convincing Dave Kujan to act exactly like he knew the customs agent would. At any time during the interrogation, Dave could have looked on the police evidence wall by chance and discovered Verbal was weaving a grand lie. He could have also look on the back of his coffee cup and seen the name Kobayashi.]] He doesn't do this until after Verbal leaves the office, and by then, it's already too late.
4th Aug '17 12:47:14 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'':

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* In the film, ''Film/TrainingDay'', part of Alonzo's master plan [[spoiler: is to get Jake high on drugs and later use him for cover when he robbed and killed his long time drug contact. If Jake would have refused to go along with Alonzo after being offered drugs, his entire plan to steal the money would have failed.]]

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* In the film, ''Film/TrainingDay'', part of Alonzo's master plan [[spoiler: is to get Jake high on drugs and later use him for cover when he robbed and killed his long time long-time drug contact. If Jake would have refused to go along with Alonzo after being offered drugs, his entire plan to steal the money would have failed.]]
27th Jul '17 11:55:52 PM DanielCase
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* ''Film/Spotlight'': Garabedian explains to Rezendes that when the church's lawyers file a motion opposing his motion, he can then file an opposition brief with all the documents the reporter has been trying to get attached as exhibits, thus putting them into the public record.
9th Jul '17 11:54:46 AM LongTallShorty64
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* ''Film/WhileTheCitySleeps'': How Ed concludes they will catch the killer. Set up an irresistible bait and wait for him to act like he normally would. [[spoiler: And he does, leading to his arrest.]]
26th Jun '17 12:14:08 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* The eponymous protagonist of ''Film/TheBourneSeries'' is a master at these, one of his favorite methods being to deliberately get himself red-flagged on the grid in order to facilitate a particular agenda. {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in ''Supremacy'' by Nicky Parsons when she corrects an overzealous agent that assumes Bourne is slipping when they detect him in Naples, asserting that operatives like himself ''always'' have an objective to their actions. Pamela Landy, having attained some form of {{Genre Savvy}}ness with regards to Bourne by the time of ''Ultimatum'', was able to deduce his intentions when he uses the same tactic again in the film's climax.

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* The eponymous protagonist of ''Film/TheBourneSeries'' is a master at these, one of his favorite methods being to deliberately get himself red-flagged on the grid in order to facilitate a particular agenda. {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in ''Supremacy'' by Nicky Parsons when she corrects an overzealous agent that assumes Bourne is slipping when they detect him in Naples, asserting that operatives like himself ''always'' have an objective to their actions. Pamela Landy, having attained some form of {{Genre Savvy}}ness with regards to Bourne by the time of ''Ultimatum'', Landy was able to deduce his intentions when he uses the same tactic again in the film's climax.
20th Jun '17 8:40:06 AM erforce
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* In ''Film/TheWickerMan'', Sgt. Howie arrives at [[TownWithADarkSecret the island of Summerisle]] to [[CallToAdventure solve the mystery]] of a missing child; [[CorruptHick the suspicious nature of the citizens]] convince him that they're going to [[VirginSacrifice sacrifice the girl]] to [[ReligionOfEvil appease the sun god]]. Unfortunately, TheChase to halt this event is actually [[BaitAndSwitch a trick]], causing him to unwittingly act out some archetypal ritual, and then [[AFeteWorseThanDeath burn him to death]] in the eponymous structure. Why? It turns out Howie was [[ChasteHero saving himself for marriage]], too. Luckily, the girl is saved. [[spoiler: Not that she was in any real danger.]]

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* In ''Film/TheWickerMan'', ''Film/TheWickerMan1973'', Sgt. Howie arrives at [[TownWithADarkSecret the island of Summerisle]] to [[CallToAdventure solve the mystery]] of a missing child; [[CorruptHick the suspicious nature of the citizens]] convince him that they're going to [[VirginSacrifice sacrifice the girl]] to [[ReligionOfEvil appease the sun god]]. Unfortunately, TheChase to halt this event is actually [[BaitAndSwitch a trick]], causing him to unwittingly act out some archetypal ritual, and then [[AFeteWorseThanDeath burn him to death]] in the eponymous structure. Why? It turns out Howie was [[ChasteHero saving himself for marriage]], too. Luckily, the girl is saved. [[spoiler: Not that she was in any real danger.]]
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).
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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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