History ChekhovsGun / Film

12th Mar '17 3:56:04 PM eroock
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* In ''Film/ToCatchAThief'', one of the members of the heist team keeps saying that a compartment in the trunk is too obvious, it's even his catchphrase for a good portion. The villain finds it.[[spoiler: ..and the other heist teammate looks at him, he winks. He put in another compartment and didn't tell anyone.]] Also, the fact that a more major character sells bootleg videos isn't ever really important, but is worth mentioning: All the people who joined in the heist were picked by looking at which movies they bought.



* In ''Film/WaynesWorld'' Wayne and Garth meet up with a security guard after coming out the stage exit during a rock concert, and this guard just so happens to have a lot of information about the big-wig record producer's travel itinerary, including the fact he drives everywhere in his expensive limo with a big satellite dish right on top. {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d by Wayne when Garth figures out a way to use this to further the plot.

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* In ''Film/WaynesWorld'' ''Film/WaynesWorld'', Wayne and Garth meet up with a security guard after coming out the stage exit during a rock concert, and this guard just so happens to have a lot of information about the big-wig record producer's travel itinerary, including the fact he drives everywhere in his expensive limo with a big satellite dish right on top. {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d by Wayne when Garth figures out a way to use this to further the plot.
25th Feb '17 3:40:03 PM nombretomado
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** This was referenced in an EddieIzzard bit where he points out that Bond never returns and says "Q, I've got a lot of stuff I didn't even fucking use!"

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** This was referenced in an EddieIzzard Creator/EddieIzzard bit where he points out that Bond never returns and says "Q, I've got a lot of stuff I didn't even fucking use!"
25th Feb '17 1:06:30 PM nombretomado
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* From Wolfgang Petersen's ''Film/{{Troy}}'': Briseis's virginity. Established early for the sole purpose of ensuring that BradPitt takes it later.

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* From Wolfgang Petersen's ''Film/{{Troy}}'': Briseis's virginity. Established early for the sole purpose of ensuring that BradPitt Creator/BradPitt takes it later.
20th Feb '17 3:27:56 PM Vir
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* ''[[WesternAnimation/DespicableMe Despicable Me 2]]'' has Dr. Nefario's terrible-tasting jelly that he made by combining every berry in the world, which he mixes with the PX-41 antidote to cure Gru's mutated minions. Later on there's Lucy's lipstick taser that she gave to Gru, which he uses to defeat El Macho.

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* ''[[WesternAnimation/DespicableMe Despicable Me 2]]'' ''WesternAnimation/DespicableMe2'' has Dr. Nefario's terrible-tasting jelly that he made by combining every berry in the world, which he mixes with the PX-41 antidote to cure Gru's mutated minions. Later on there's Lucy's lipstick taser that she gave to Gru, which he uses to defeat El Macho.
20th Feb '17 3:19:56 PM Vir
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* ''Disney/BigHero6'' - Upon meeting Baymax for the first time it is stated that the robot can only cease function when the phrase "I am satisfied with my care" is used. This then returns in the final film sequence [[spoiler: as the setup for the emotional interaction between Hiro and Baymax where Hiro must leave Baymax behind in the portal.]]



* ''Disney/BigHero6'' - Upon meeting Baymax for the first time it is stated that the robot can only cease function when the phrase "I am satisfied with my care" is used. This then returns in the final film sequence [[spoiler: as the setup for the emotional interaction between Hiro and Baymax where Hiro must leave Baymax behind in the portal.]]
19th Feb '17 11:01:57 AM rva98014
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** In a darker sense, the fox-repellent spray Judy's parents give her. [[spoiler: She never uses it in the film - but Nick notices she's wearing it and is hurt. He angrily brings it up to her as proof that she really is prejudiced toward foxes.]]

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** In a darker sense, the fox-repellent spray Judy's parents give her. [[spoiler: She While she never uses it in the film - but film, during the press conference when Nick notices she's wearing it asks "Do you think I might try to eat you" and is hurt. He angrily brings it up to her as proof that she really is prejudiced lunges toward foxes.her, she instinctively reaches for it. This hurts Nick's feeling and leads to their PlotMandatedFriendshipFailure.]]
5th Feb '17 11:03:24 AM DustSnitch
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* ''WesternAnimation/KuboAndTheTwoStrings'':
** You know that bell in the village? Turns out that it's the Helmet Invulnerable, the final item Kubo needs to battle the evil Moon King.
** The bracelet of his mother's hair Kubo wears and the one he makes out of Beetle's bow string. Both are used to restring his shamisen to defeat his grandfather. Monkey telling him about the power of memories also is one, as Kubo invokes that power in doing so.
** The lanterns of the deceased which are introduced early on later return during the FinalBattle.
30th Jan '17 1:59:36 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* ''Film/AustinPowersInternationalManOfMystery'': Midway through the movie, Vanessa shows Austin a variety of dental hygiene products. Austin assumes that they are actually weapons, but she informs him that they really are for him to clean up his teeth. Later on in the movie, when Austin and Vanessa are suspended over a pool of ferocious sea bass, Vanessa remembers the toothpaste. Austin judo-chops the tube, spraying toothpaste in the only guard's eyes and causing him to fall into the water where he gets consumed by the bass, allowing Austin and Vanessa to escape via dental floss swing.

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*''Film/AssassinsCreed2016'': While Moussa is in Sophia's office, there's a glimpse of a couple of bombs encased in glass on a table. He later initiates the prison break by using them on the guards in the cafeteria.
* ''Film/AustinPowersInternationalManOfMystery'': Midway through the movie, Vanessa shows Austin a variety of dental hygiene products. Austin assumes that they are actually weapons, but she informs him that they really are for him to clean up his teeth. Later on in the movie, when Austin and Vanessa are suspended over a pool of ferocious sea bass, Vanessa remembers the toothpaste. Austin judo-chops the tube, spraying toothpaste in the only guard's eyes and causing him to fall into the water where he gets consumed by the (mutated and ill tempered) sea bass, allowing Austin and Vanessa to escape via dental floss swing.



* ''Film/{{Avatar}}'' is [[ChekhovsArmoury The Weapon Shops of Chekhov]]. For just living being examples (because a full listing would be ''just too long''):

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* ''Film/{{Avatar}}'' is [[ChekhovsArmoury The Weapon Shops of Chekhov]]. ''Film/{{Avatar}}'': For just living being examples (because a full listing would be ''just too long''):



* Perhaps one of the best SciFi example is the hoverboard from ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartII''. Kept in the Delorean after Marty [=McFly=] uses it to beat Griff Tannen, the hoverboard plays an essential role in the third film, when Marty flies it over to Doc Brown, who is hanging off a speeding train. Not only are Doc and girlfriend Clara saved, but the hoverboard allows Brown to rebuild the technology, allowing him to create a [[CoolTrain FLYING TRAIN]]. Holy ''shit''.

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* Perhaps one of the best SciFi example is the ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartII''
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hoverboard from ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartII''. Kept is kept in the Delorean after Marty [=McFly=] uses it to beat Griff Tannen, the hoverboard plays an essential role in the third film, when Marty flies it over to Doc Brown, who is hanging off a speeding train. Not only are Doc and girlfriend Clara saved, but the hoverboard allows Brown to rebuild the technology, allowing him to create a [[CoolTrain FLYING TRAIN]]. Holy ''shit''.



** A similar rare Chekhov's gun is the notice of dismissal the older Marty receives in 2015. [[spoiler: The younger Jennifer took a copy of that print in ''Part II'' while hiding in a closet. It was erased after Marty refuses to race with Needles, when he is back in 1985 at the end of ''Part III''. Marty had learned from the past and did not react on Needles' teasing anymore. It proved he had finally overcome his BerserkButton NobodyCallsMeChicken.]] However, an explanation for this two rare Chekhov's guns can be given: "Back to the Future" Part II and III were recorded at the same time, but released on a different date, something rarely seen in movie history. This made it possible to use Chekhov's Guns which were planned to be set in a previous part and fired in the next.

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** A similar rare Chekhov's gun is the notice of dismissal the older Marty receives in 2015. [[spoiler: The younger Jennifer took a copy of that print in ''Part II'' while hiding in a closet. It was erased after Marty refuses to race with Needles, when he is back in 1985 at the end of ''Part III''. Marty had learned from the past and did not react on Needles' teasing anymore. It proved he had finally overcome his BerserkButton of NobodyCallsMeChicken.]] However, an explanation for this two rare Chekhov's guns can be given: "Back to the Future" Part II and III were recorded at the same time, but released on a different date, something rarely seen in movie history. This made it possible to use Chekhov's Guns which were planned to be set in a previous part and fired in the next.
26th Jan '17 9:08:54 PM Tyjohnson616
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** Chekhov's Chekov, when Ensign Chekov is assigned to Engineering and manages to be in just the right place to rescue Kirk and Scotty and help save the day.

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** Chekhov's Chekov, when Ensign Chekov is assigned to Engineering and manages to be in just the right place to rescue Kirk and Scotty and help save the day. This is the only time in the franchise so far that this trope applies to the character Chekov.
7th Jan '17 2:52:02 PM ecuvulle6267
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* ''Film/TheWomanInRed'': Charlotte's robe is lying on the bed.
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